First through Third & Fourth Degree Exemplifications

By Jim Zures


On Saturday, September 26, you will have the unique opportunity to, in one ceremony of less than 45 minutes, get your Second and Third Degree.  Along with candidates who will get their First, Second, and Third Degree with you.  San Antonio Church is one of four Churches in the State of California having this Exemplification at the same time.
The morning starts with an optional attendance mass in the Church at 9:30am
Followed by the Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity outdoors under the tent at 10:30am.
Knights from councils throughout Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties are invited for this exemplification to get members to full Knighthood.  This ceremony will be conducted by Knights in a shortened ceremony for each degree.  This will not be a recording but with live speakers that will make it a special time in your spiritual journey.
Then at 1pm in Glynn Hall, if you so choose, you (along with all existing Third Degree Knights) may take the Patriotic Degree via a streaming video.
This exemplification is unique for many reasons:
1. An existing First Degree or Second Degree Knight can move to Third Degree in a shortened ceremony.
2. A candidate can in one ceremony go through to Third Degree.
3. Family of candidates and Knights are invited to attend this exemplification to witness the oath we take to serve God.
4. This day will emphatically make a statement and show how important our Catholic Religion and being a Knight is to Catholic men in California.
What do you have to do?  Send an email to [email protected] stating your intent to attend the Exemplification on the 26th along with the number of guests that will join you.
Face masks must be worn and social distancing must be adhered to for this gathering at San Antonio Church de Padua.