PRIDE Ritual Competition

The 33rd Annual P.R.I.D.E. Ritual Competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th. Every Chapter is strongly encouraged to compete in no less than the Chapter Proficiency Competition. Each competing team receives copies of their Word, Direction and Performance evaluation sheets. These tools can then be taken back to your Chapters and used to assist your Ritual Advisor in the improvement of your day-to-day ritual.


Competition Schedule

Online Registration – Closed

Printable Registration Form – Closed

If you would like assistance in preparing your chapter for competition, please contact Dad Michael Stern, Director of Ritual. You can reach him at either (209) 470-4793 or

The registration deadline has been extended to Sunday, February 21, at 5:00 pm.  Please note this is not a postmark date. We hope to post the schedule on our website by February 24th and will mail the schedule to all participants.

The categories are as follows:

Team Individual
Chapter Proficiency Flower Talk (Jr. Division. 12-16)
Initiatory Degree Flower Talk (Sr. Division 17-20)
DeMolay Degree (1st & 3rd Sections) Ceremony of Light (Jr. Division 12-16)
DeMolay Degree (4th Section) Ceremony of Light (Sr. Div 17-20)
Divisional Installing Team
(Division & Jurisdiction only)
Magnificent “7” (all Preceptor parts)
Chaplain (all 3 prayers from the meeting)
Obligations (both degrees-new members)
Sweetheart Crowning

GUESTS AND SPECTATORS:  All non-competitors are required to pay the registration fee in order to attend the competitions & lunch.


  • Again this year we are continuing to offer Magnificent “7” for individuals who know all 7 Preceptor parts as well as the Initiatory Degree and DeMolay Degree.
  • Obligations for new members who have been initiated since February 22, 2015.
  • The Chaplain Contest is for DeMolays who know the three prayers from the regular meeting (Opening, Nine O’clock, and Closing).
  • Chaplains performing in the Chapter Proficiency competition will be evaluated concurrently for the Chaplain Contest.

OFFICERS YOU MAY “BORROW”:  We offer the opportunity for a chapter to “borrow” members from another chapter in order to compete in the Initiatory Degree, Fourth Section, DeMolay Degree, or Chapter Proficiency. You may “borrow” a maximum of two (2) parts from another Chapter.

For the Initiatory Degree, you may not borrow the Master Councilor, Senior Deacon, or Marshal. For DeMolay Degree, you may not borrow the Master Inquisitor, Junior Inquisitor, Orator, or Jacques DeMolay. In the DeMolay Degree 4th Section, you may not borrow the Master Councilor. For the Chapter Proficiency, you may not borrow the Master Councilor, Senior Deacon, or Chaplain. Remember, the maximum you may “borrow” is two officers, except in the 4th Section where you may only “borrow” one.


8:00 – 9:00 AM
8:30 – 8:50 AM
9:00 – 6:30 PM
12:00 – 1:30 PM
6:30 – 7:30 PM
7:30 PM
Evaluator’s Briefing
1st Time Competitors Briefing (MANDATORY)
Lunch (provided in registration fee)
Dinner (on your own)
Presentation of Awards

LOCATION: The location of P.R.I.D.E. will be the “J” Street Masonic Temple in downtown Sacramento located at 1123 J Street, Sacramento, CA  95814.

EVALUATION MATERIALS: When a chapter and/or individual registers for P.R.I.D.E., they will be sent a set of evaluation sheets for the Contests they have entered. These will be identical to the evaluation sheets used by our Evaluators. These sheets will provide further details on the particular contest(s) and will assist greatly in preparing for the competition. We will also include a set of the General Competition Rules.

FOOD PLANS FOR THE DAY: Lunch will be provided as a part of the registration fee.   That evening, dinner will be on your own.