Listed below are links to the Knights of Columbus promoted "Novena for National Unity" to be said from Thursday, January 12, to Friday, January 20, in prayerful preparation for the Presidential Inauguration. I encourage you to pray each day.
Link to K of C Supreme website for "Novena for National Unity":
Link to Novena Prayer for National Unity:
Novena Prayer in Spanish:
Time to increase those voluteer hours. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is asking for volunteers for this year's Steps for Students 5k Run. The need is for volunteers for both pre-race and race-day assistance. This annual run gets bigger and bigger every year with Cardinal DiNardo often being the official starter for
On the day of the race, February 18, there is a need for about 20 people to help work traffic at entrance points. These duties include letting VIP’s into the area early and managing traffic near our Catholic School Village school drop off area. Volunteers will receive training in advance of the duties. Volunteers need to arrive to the area near the downtown Chancery around 6:30 a.m. There is a Mass at6:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8:00 a.m. The event usually completes by 10:30, so this function would be over well before 10:00.
There is also the need to have volunteers help stuff packets for the runners/walkers as well as serve water to runners on the course, hand out shirts, etc. Volunteer information and sign up are all listed online at http://www.itsyourrace.com/
This initiative refers to activities focused on promoting the new evangelization, strengthening our parishes and growing the Order. It is designed to help our members and their families reflect the holiness of the universal Church. In promoting each family as a domestic church, the Knights of Columbus primarily seeks to integrate our members and their families more fully into the acramental and social life of the parish.
Almighty God, Father of all nations, for freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus (Gal 5:1). We praise and bless you for your gift of religious liberty, the foundation of human rights, justice and the common good. Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties; by your grace may we have the courage to defend them, for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land. We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, and in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, with whom you live and reign, one God forever and ever. AMEN
We are about to ramp back up this great program. Stay tuned for more information, times and locations.
The Holy Family Prayer Program began August 4 at the 133rd Supreme Convention in Philadelphia. This program features an image of the Holy Family. Each Knights of Columbus jurisdiction received several Holy Family images, which will be the centerpiece of prayer services conducted in churches and council meeting places throughout the Order for the duration of the program.
To learn more click the link below:
To read the service and the prayers click the link below: