Like many Catholics, the Knights can spend an hour with our Lord and Savior and say, “The hour that makes my day”.
Apart from the Mass itself, this hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament will remain the pivot of our day. Many parishes offer Eucharistic Adoration on first Fridays; your council can request the knights to commit themselves along with their family to have an hour to pray together before the Blessed Sacrament. Sometimes, it is important to teach and guide them how to make that holy hour. Without this deeper catechesis, we can easily become bored, begin to be restless, and lose sight of what Adoration is all about. Without the necessary spiritual direction and guidance of how to make a holy hour, we can forget that this precious time with the Lord is more about his desire to be with us than our desire to be with him. He is the one who longs for our company more than we long for Him: “Could you not watch with me one hour?” (Mark 14:37).
There are many ways of praying and many ways of making a holy hour for “the Spirit blows where it wills” (John 3:8).
But sometimes we need a little guidance that helps us to FOCUS.
Many men are inspired by the language of spiritual battle, which occurs frequently in the letters of St. Paul. It speaks to men, we like to know our marching orders. Men like to be practical and know what to do and how to do it.
Councils work with your pastors to organize regular holy hours of Eucharistic adoration. Knights of Columbus holy hours should be particularly prepared for men, with a communal rosary, and prayers to St. Joseph and Fr. McGivney. Ask your pastors to give a sermon on a topic involving spiritual leadership in the family. Encourage men to attend regularly.
John Giltner, Chairman