The Holy Family Prayer Program in California was officially kicked off at the January 8-10, 2016 District Deputy Mid-meeting in Ontario. The Images are being shared among the 16 Chapters within the State. Seven Chapters received the Image, along with a set of prayer booklets and prayer cards, at the meeting. It’s anticipated this will be a two-year program so there is ample time for all chapters, districts and councils to participate.
The Holy Family Prayer Program was inaugurated at the 132nd Supreme Convention on August 5 in Philadelphia, PA. This new prayer program is similar to the previous prayer programs, including the Immaculate Conception Prayer Program, which ended in July 2014. It’s the 17th Marian Prayer Program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. For an overview of the program visit: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/service/church/marian/index.html.
St. John Paul II observed that “The future of the world and of the Church passes through the family.” Pope Francis called him “the Pope of the Family.” The intent of the Holy Family Prayer Program is to strengthen Catholic families and their prayer lives.
Chapters are sharing the Images on a predetermined schedule. Contact your Chapter Coordinator for a schedule of dates and locations where Holy Family prayer services are being held. If your district, council, or parish wants to hold a prayer service contact your Chapter Coordinator for availability of the Image.
All chapters, districts, councils and assemblies are encouraged to participate in the Holy Family Prayer Program. Prayer is an essential part of our lives as Catholics and Knights of Columbus as described in the “Building the Domestic Church” booklet. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy prayers at council meetings are especially important. Many councils recite the Holy Rosary prior to the business meeting. The Holy Family Prayer Program will bring more spirituality into our families, chapter meetings, district meetings, and council meetings. Moreover, the prayer program will have visibility in a Parish because it’s sponsored by the Knights Columbus which in turn can help in membership recruit.
To order additional prayer books and prayer cards visit http://www.kofc.org/un/en/service/church/marian/support_materials.html.
Holy Family Prayer Program
California State Council