MARIAN ICON PRAYER PROGRAM
Gerald R Fong 2018-2019 Chairman
Our State received eight Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians icons. State Deputy Joe Salaiz requested that the icons be distributed first to those chapters that have a mission in their jurisdiction. Four icons were assigned to chapters in Southern California and the remaining four to Northern California chapters.
The following Chapters have already received an icon:
Diocese of Orange
San Gabriel Valley
Another icon is assigned to Redwood Chapter and one to San Jose Chapter.
Every Chapter will have an opportunity to host the new icon on a rotating schedule every six months. The schedule will be available soon. The Chapter Icon Coordinator is responsible for scheduling and tracking of the icon. Contact him to schedule the icon in your parish and council.
A English Marian Prayer Program Kit – MP-KIT-E accompanies each icon. Each kit contains the following:
1,000 Marian Prayer Cards
200 Holy Family Prayer Books
1 Marian Program Log Book
20 Marian Power Program Posters- Horizontal Posters
20 Marian Power Program Posters- Vertical Posters
All Prayer Books, remaining Prayer Card and posters, and the Marian Program Log Book must collected after the service. Put the material in the storage container that accompanies each icon.
If your chapter needs additional Prayer Books contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not order the kit from Supplies Online.
A copy of the Prayer Books can be downloaded at http://www.kofc.org/en/programs/faith/marian-icon-prayer.html#/.
Additional Prayer Cards (English and Spanish) and/or Program Posters can be ordered at Supplies Online.
The Prayer Service usually begins with an opening hymn followed by Liturgy of the Word, Homily, Silent Reflection, Holy Rosary, and Litany of the Blessed Virgin, Prayers, The Angelus, and a concluding prayer. You can modify or eliminate portions of the Prayer Service as needed. It’s suggested that a Priest or Deacon lead the prayer service.
We pray there will be wide-spread participation from chapters, districts, councils, and assemblies. Prayer is an essential part of our lives as Catholics and Knights. The Marian Prayer Program will help bring more spirituality into our families, chapters, councils and assemblies. Moreover, the program will have visibility in a parish because it’s sponsored by the Knights Columbus, which in turn can help in membership recruit.
A Marian Prayer service can be conducted at the parish, chapter, district or council level. Some suggestions are: multiple districts can jointly hold a prayer service; a council can sponsor the event at their parish and invite other councils to participate, or chapters can sponsor a prayer service. Ask Squire Circles in your councils to take an active role in the prayer program.
Actively promote the Marian Prayer Program at your district, council and assembly meetings. Encourage all your districts and councils to participate in this new prayer program. Many chapters, districts and councils have held Marian Hour of prayer services in previous years in their parishes.
Gerald R. Fong
Marian Icon Prayer Program