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Continuing a decades-long tradition, the Knights of Columbus will launch their fifteenth international prayer program this August.
The new program, centering on the Immaculate Conception, was announced by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at the Organizational Meeting of State Deputies in New Haven, Conn.
Since the first prayer program began in 1979, more than 16 million faithful have participated in the Knights’ sponsored holy hours.
This year’s program marks the second time the Order will hold a program consecrated to the Immaculate Conception. The first program was held from 1981-1982.
The Order will commission nearly 100 icons of the Immaculate Conception using an image from Notre-Dame de Quebec, in Quebec City at their international convention in San Antonio this August. The icons will travel throughout the world, under the organization of local Knights’ councils who will present prayer programs with the icon for their parishes and communities.
The current program, dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, will conclude this August. It has been the most successful prayer program in the Order’s history, Anderson said...
39 days until World youth Day!
Here is another announcement from the official WYD website (www.rio2013.com) The excitement and the anticipation continues to build!
I hope that you have set aside some time to watch the Pope's arrival and see the great joy and excitement . We will post the EWTN schedule in our next blog post.
More news arrives from the official site of the next World Youth Day, the channel “You at WYD”, is being launched today bringing lots of statements from the pilgrims. There you will find testimonies of people that have already experienced the joy of a World Youth Day, the expectations that everybody has while preparing for the event, and how you are preparing to raise the money to come to Rio de Janeiro, among many other stories, each one accompanied with photos or videos.
We are also inviting you to share in the channel “You at WYD” how is your preparation going , through the site http://www.rio2013.com/en/voce-na-jmj. The channel is translated in seven languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, polish, Italian and German. It is important to put your name, city, church or group ,where you belong for a better identification to those who read it.
Take part of this way of integration and post a photo with your friends, church, group, family, or even you alone, but showing your love for WYD. In the site will see several examples in the posts that are already available. You are going to get emotional with the testimonies of faith and courage, enjoy seeing the creativity of the many pilgrims, be surprised ,and strengthened by their faith
The World Youth Day takes place firstly, inside the heart of each one, in the desire of being part and being present in this awaited meeting. Tell us your story and show to the world what you are feeling ,and doing for the WYD. The world's youth is the focus of this huge faith encounter.
“We are focused in works for the World Youth Day, raising money through raffles, sells, kiosks at fests of the patron saints. All this, to help affording the trip of those who don’t have the financial conditions to go to Rio de Janeiro. We are anxious about the WYD, we want to go and stock up on that spirituality and bring it to everybody”, wrote Diego Silva Vienna, of Pedro Leopoldo, Belo Horizonte, Minas Geris.
Jeffrey S Patino World Youth Day Chairman
KofC Convention — Columbian Retirement Home (CRH) hosted a table at the State Convention. “We had a steady stream of visitors,” says Bro. David Williams of the CRH Board. The Convention gave CRH a chance to share news about the Columbian Senior Advisory Service (CSAS). Hundreds of Knights visited CRH’s table, gathering brochures and other information about CSAS to share with their Councils.
CRH provided a gift basket of wines, cheeses and crackers for the Ladies Luncheon. Margaret Clark, wife of Bro. John Clark created the beautiful basket. Gloria Rodriguez of Los Angeles was the lucky winner.
A Knight and his wife asked about the Columbian Senior Advisory Service. CRH Directors Glen Hollenhorst, Steve McPhillips and David Williams were among the hosts at the CRH-CSAS table at the Convention.
The CSAS program has been in operation since January 2011. A thousand Knights have had personal contact with the advisory and referral program, through KofC events and CRH’s other outreach activities. To date, 200 clients have received direct CSAS services. Another 20 brothers signed up for CSAS information during the Convention.
CHR Director Victor Pesce said, “Our board members were gratified to hear brothers tell stories about being helped by our Advisory Service.”..
I want to thank you and your Councils for your participation in our “Family” programs for this past Columbian Year. We had a great year in both our “Family of the Month/Year”, and in the “Scholarships” programs.
I want to congratulate our “Family of the Year” winner Deacon Lawrence Niekamp and his family. They truly represent the ideal “Catholic Family”.
I urge you to participate again in these programs in this new Columbian Year. These programs are a great way to honor your membership for their support of their Councils, and the manner in which they live their lives.
I thank our “Family of the Month/Year” chairman Kent Hori, and “Scholarships” chairman Tim Stapleton, for their dedication to these programs this past year. You do “make a difference”.
May God Bless you and your families...
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