John Paul II Council 13935

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

NOVENA FOR THE CAUSE OF LIFE - OCTOBER 4-12

The defense of life and the promotion of human dignity in every stage and condition are preeminent concerns of the Knights of Columbus and the entire Church.

From October 4-12, during Respect Life Month, Knights are called to join all Catholics in prayer with Pope Francis for an end to abortion, euthanasia and the many social ills that bring illness, broken families, unhappiness and premature death, especially for the most vulnerable.  We invite you and your family to join brother Knights and fellow Catholics around the world in a Novena for the Cause of Life beginning on Sunday, Oct. 4, and ending on Monday, Oct. 12.

Throughout these nine days, we will pray for an end to abortion, euthanasia and other social ills that result in broken families and unhappiness, and which threaten the most vulnerable. The novena calls upon the intercession of Our Lady and draws upon unique quotes from the teachings of Pope Francis regarding the sanctity of all human life.

During each unique day of the novena, you can reflect on a quote selected from the teaching of Pope Francis on the sanctity of life, pray a decade of the rosary, and conclude with St. John Paul II’s prayer from Evangelium Vitae. By reflecting on the teachings of Pope Francis and calling upon the help of Our Lady for 9 days, we can deepen our commitment to the Gospel of Life and support the most vulnerable through prayer. The prayers and reflection for the novena can be found at this link.

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Stations and Soup 3rd Friday of Lent March 17, 2017

Join us for Stations and Soup Friday March 17, 2017 the 3Rd Friday of Lent

7:00 Stations of the Cross, St Patrick's Church
7:30 Lenten Soup Dinner, Parish hall
Menu:
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Bread

Rice Pudding

 
All are welcome and there is no cost.  Come and enjoy a little Lenten Prayer and Fellowship.

Cancellation Stations and Soup for March 10, 2017

Due to the weather the Station and Soup for the 2nd Friday of lent, March 10, 2017 is canceled.

We are on for next Friday March 17, 2017 the 3Rd Friday of Lent

6:30 Set-up, Parish Hall
7:00 Stations of the Cross, St Patrick's Church
7:30 Lenten Soup Dinner, Parish hall
Menu for Next week:
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Bead

Rice Pudding

 
All are welcome and there is no cost.

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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