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The Santa Maria Assembly Honor Guard
One of the most visible parts of the order.

Any 4th Degree Knight is encouraged to join the Honor Guard. Contact Joe Collins, the Commander of the Guard at 717-341-2679 or

Color Corps Manual

The manual is available online. The link can be found at the following address:

Please refer to the link “Color Corps Drill Manual (No. 808)” to download the pdf.
If you have any questions please email Commander Joe Collins at:

2023 Honor Guard Schedule:

The Honor Guard is requested to assemble 1/2 hour before the event time unless another time is posted.

Jan. 22 – Co. 867 Corporate Communion – 8:30 AM Mass at St. Anthony’s- Breakfast to follow at the Council Home.

March 1 (Wed) – Confirmation Mass at St. Margaret Alacoque Church, 2800 Paxton Church Road, Harrisburg – 7:00 PM Mass – Bishop Gainer will be the Celebrant.

March 4 (Sat) – Man-up Philly Men’s Conference – Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield, PA – If participating, please email District Marshall Mark Dusing at

March 18 – Diocesan Men’s Conference. Bishop Gainer will celebrate Mass at Diocese of Harrisburg Center, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg. Honor Guard will report to the reserved dressing room at the time announced at the conference.

April 3 (Mon) – Chrism Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 212 State Street, Harrisburg – 4:00 PM Mass – Parking will be at City Island and busing will run from 3:00 to 6:30 PM.

April 15 (Sat) – SMA Memorial Mass and Charter Night – 5:00 PM Mass at St. Phillip’s Church, Millersville – Charter Night to follow at Co. 867 Home.

June 10 – Co. 867 Corpus Christi Procession. 8:00 AM Mass at St. Joe’s Church. The procession through Lancaster will follow the Mass.

June 25 – Eucharistic Procession – Co. 2294, Columbia – 10:30 AM Mass Holy Trinity Church, process from there to St. Peter Church after Mass. If you cannot process, HG still welcome for the Mass.

August 24 (Thurs.) – Bishop Senior will be celebrating Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Columbia. More details coming.

August 29 (Tues.) – Bishop Senior will be celebrating Mass at St. Leo’s Church in Rohrerstown. More details coming.

Sept. 13 (Wed.) – Honor Guard Practice – 7 to 9 PM at St. Philips Church, Millersville. Open to all, required for HG.

Sept. 24 – Blue Mass at OMPH Church, Ephrata. 11:00 Mass with a reception to follow.

Oct. 1 – Honor Guard Practice – 2 to 4 PM.

Oct. 14 (Sat.) – Exemplification at the Diocesan Center Harrisburg. HG requested at 12 noon for a walk-through. Degree at 2:00 PM

Oct. 26 (Thurs.) – The Order of Malta will celebrate their Pro Life Mass at St. Joseph Church. 7:00 PM Mass.

Oct. TBA – St. Catherine of Siena Parish Council Memorial Mass, Quarryville. The Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 AM. Honor Guard at 7:30. A get together will follow the Mass in the Parish Hall.

Oct. TBA – Father Daly Council 4191 Memorial Mass, 9:00 AM Mass at OMPH Church, Ephrata. Breakfast to follow at Yoder’s in New Holland honoring Widows, free to Honor Guard members and their wives.

Nov. TBA – Our Lady of Lourdes, New Holland, Memorial Mass at 10:30 AM. Honor Guard at 10:00.

Nov. 11 (Sat.) – Santa Maria Assembly Veterans Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Lancaster, at 4:30 PM. Dinner and program to follow at the Lancaster Co. 867 Home.