Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Special Exemplifications

We heartily welcome priests into the Order and the Fourth Degree. It is, however, often difficult for them to attend the regular Sunday afternoon exemplification ceremonies. To alleviate this difficulty, Master James DeLuccia is willing to travel throughout the District to conduct special exemplification ceremonies.

One such ceremony took place on April 18, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Church in Clinton. The pastor, Fr. Keith M. Cervine, and the parochial vicar, Fr. Ariel R. Bautista Jr., joined our Assembly. Two more local “mini-exemplifications” are scheduled. On Sunday, August 13 (the feast day of the Order’s founder, the Blessed Michael McGivney), there will be such a ceremony on Mercy Hall across Stockton Street from the Church of St. Philip and St. James in Phillipsburg. On Tuesday, September 26, there will be an exemplification at St. Catherine of Siena in Pittstown.