John Paul II Council 13935

St Patrick's Milford, PA | St Joseph's Matamoras, PA

Webinar Training April 8, 2017

Learn how to place your council at the center of your parish life by participating in the next fraternal training webinar

 

Our upcoming webinar, which will be conducted on Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. Eastern time, will focus on ways to develop faith-based initiatives that are fueled by the charity, faith and fraternity of your council. 

 

The webinar will focus on:

  • Centering faith-based council programs in your parish
  • Collaborating with your pastor 

Opening our programs to our larger parish community is important, as it both engages current members and attracts new members of multiple age groups. As members of the world’s largest Catholic fraternal and family organization, we have a responsibility to dedicate our time, talent and resources to strengthening families and making our parishes beacons of the new evangelization. 

 

Learn how to help transform your parish — register for this webinar today!

Contact your Senators Today in Support of Judge Neil Gorsuch

Dear Brother Knights,

I urge you to contact your two U.S. Senators, and tell them to support the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to consider the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch, so your immediate action is needed.

Our Marist Poll released earlier this year found that nearly 8 in 10 Americans say it is an “immediate” or an “important” priority to appoint Supreme Court justices who will interpret the Constitution as it was originally written.  Judge Gorsuch will be this type of Supreme Court justice.

As a federal judge, Judge Gorsuch has a strong record of interpreting the Constitution fairly while affirming the dignity of human life and the importance of religious freedom.

In 2006, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and he deserves the Senate’s support once again.

You can visit our Action Alert Center to email your U.S. Senators, or you can look up your Senators’ phone numbers and call their offices in Washington directly.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Fraternally,
Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

Watch the Knights of Columbus134th Supreme Convention

This week, even if you’re unable to make it to the Knights of Columbus 134th Supreme Convention, you can still experience what makes these three days the highlight of the fraternal year.

August 2-4, 2016, from the comfort of your own home, look to kofc.org for daily reports on events as they unfold in Toronto. Featuring news briefs, photos and links to live streaming video, the K of C webpage is your premier source for inside coverage.

The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and its radio affiliates, along with CatholicTV and Canada’s Salt + Light TV, will broadcast on Tuesday the Opening Mass (9:30 AM ET), Opening Session (1:00 PM ET) and States Dinner (7:00 PM ET) live from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention site. On Wednesday will also be the Votive Mass of Mercy (8:00 AM ET), and on Thursday, the Memorial Mass (8:00 AM ET).

Knights of Columbus Urges Prayers for Healing

Following a week of violence across the United States, the Knights of Columbus has called for a novena of prayer to heal the wounds and divisions afflicting this country. 
 
Knights, their families and all people of good will are encouraged to join in the novena (nine days of prayer) that will run from July 14-22 by praying St. Francis of Assisi’s Prayer for Peace:
 
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
 
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
 
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
 
“The violent episodes of the past week have shocked the conscience of our country,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “Through this prayer, each of us has the opportunity to help transcend hatred and violence by personally committing to the concepts of love of neighbor, peace and forgiveness that are central to an authentic embrace of Christianity. It is our hope that, from coast to coast, those who pray this prayer will become true instruments of peace.”
 
Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore also urged people to join this prayer campaign: “During this Year of Mercy, let us pray for an end to violence and senseless killings,” he said. “Through our prayers and good works, may we help build a society that is merciful, just and peaceful.” 

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