1. Meet with your council chaplain or local pastor.
Obtain your pastor’s and chaplain’s recommendations on conducting an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. Ideally, select a date when one of them can attend and lead the prayers during the ceremony. (If no priest is available, the presiding officer may lead the prayers.)
2. Select a date and secure a location.
Preferably, the exemplification will be held in a Catholic church following Mass.
3. Order materials.
Order Candidate Kits (#531) from Supplies Online
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4. Select an honoree.
Selecting an honoree is optional. If one is chosen, let the honoree know the date and time of the event.
Build public interest in the upcoming exemplification in your parish and larger community via your parish’s and council’s bulletins, websites and social media pages. Include mention of the honoree(s).
6. Plan a reception.
Host a social event after the ceremony so that everyone can meet the council’s newest members and their families.
7. Invite brother Knights to attend.
Invite all council members, their families, your district deputy and your field agent to attend.
Conduct walk-throughs so that all exemplification personnel are comfortable in skillfully presenting their parts in a solemn and dignified manner. Following each exemplification, financial secretaries should present a Membership Card to each of the newly advanced members. Councils should also complete the Ceremonial Report Form (#450). Submit the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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