Knights of Columbus - colors

Beret Insignia Color


Description of Position

Dark Blue

Supreme Master & Former Supreme Masters

In charge of all 4th Degree Assemblies within the Knights of Columbus

Light Blue

Vice Supreme Master & Former Vice Supreme Masters

In charge of a Province.


District Master and Former District Masters

In charge of all the Assemblies within a portion of a Province.



In charge of the Color Corps within a Diocese.


Faithful Navigator & Past Faithful Navigators

The leader of each Assembly.


Assembly Commander

Responsible for the Color Corps within each Assembly.

No Color

Faithful Member

This is the first position attained when joining the Color Corps.

Purpose of the Color Corps (Reference: KofC.org)

When knighthood was in flower, knights carried the sword to defend their God, their Church, their country and their fellow man according to the code of chivalry. Today, Sir Knights wear regalia and carry the sword to honor Christ and His apostles, especially on religious and civic occasions specified in this manual. Hence, the primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to encourage active Catholic citizenship and foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large.

The Color Corps members exemplify all the principles of our Order:

  • Charity - by the gift of their time and energies necessary to practice, perfect and perform the ceremonials and sword drill;
  • Unity - by the united efforts of Sir Knights to practice and perfect a coordinated drill for the good of the Church and the Order;
  • Fraternity - by expressing an "Esprit de Corps," sharing a common desire for drill excellence and camaraderie; and
  • Patriotism - by performing precision drill as a salute to God and to country and visually exhibiting a love for both.

The public appearance of Fourth Degree Knights as a Color Corps at religious and civic functions is an important activity of each assembly.





May 5th, 2024 (Sunday) Special Olympic Region H Spring Games Opening Ceremonies
Glenwood High School, 1501 Plummer Blvd. Chatham. Arrive by 8:15a.

May 25th, 2024 (Saturday) Priest Ordination
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church, 524 E Lawrence, Springfield, Arrive by 9:30a

May 27th, 2024 (Monday), Memorial Mass
Calvary Cemetery 2001 North First Street, Springfield. Arrive by 9:00a