Annual Knights of Columbus Rosary and Light Procession
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the eighteenth annual Knights of Columbus Rosary and Light Procession will go ahead next month at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in St. John’s. This wonderful celebration will be LIVE STREAMED starting at 7.30 PM on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29. It will be dedicated to the founder of the Knights of Columbus., Father Michael McGivney whose beatification takes place just two days later.
With the COVID restrictions in place the organizing committee and the Pastor of the Basilica Parish, Father Cecil Critch, have agreed that while a number of changes must be made they should not compromise the service’s spiritual impact. Although full details cannot be given at this time you should know the number of participating knights will be much lower than in the past, changes are in store for the various processions and the number of people allowed in the Basilica is limited to one hundred. Also all those attending must provide contact information.
It’s very important that ALL Brother and Sir Knights be told where and when the Rosary and Light Procession will take place this year so please use whatever communication avenues are open to you.to spread the word.
More information will be forthcoming once the final details have been worked out.
The organizing committee: Sir Knights Bill Maher, Kevin Dormody, and John Walsh.
Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
Mary Mother of God protect us from Covid-19