K N I G H T S I N AC T I O N B F A I T H I N A C T I O N
Faith ROSARY WALK
Members of St. Mary of the Assumption Council 8378 in St. Catharines, Ontario, stand with the “Keep Christ in Christmas” sign they set up in front of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.
NEW KNIGHTS WITNESS HISTORY
INVITATION TO RETURN
The California State Council and the Orange Diocese Chapter hosted a Father McGivney Mass of Beatification viewing party Oct. 31. Afterward, Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange led the rosary and blessed the Knights who had joined the Order the evening before at a chapter-wide combined exemplification.
After the initial COVID-19 lockdown ended, members of St. Faustina Council 14217 in Clermont, Fla., designed and emailed an invitation to attend Mass, underscoring the importance of the Eucharist and encouraging parishioners to return to in-person liturgies while observing safety protocol.
NEW HAMPSHIRE BLUE MASS
SHOW OF GRATITUDE
Our Lady of the Rosary Council 807 in Dover, N.H., organized a Blue Mass for local police, firefighters and other first responders at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father Agapit “Aggie” Jean, New Hampshire state chaplain and council chaplain, concelebrated the Mass and then blessed emergency vehicles after the liturgy. BLESSED MCGIVNEY STATUE
Members of Christ the King Council 4114 in Syracuse, N.Y., and Christ the King Assembly 1575 in Westvale installed a statue of Blessed Michael McGivney at Holy Family Church in Syracuse. The statue was dedicated in honor of deceased assembly member Matthew J. Cerio, who brought five family members into the Order. 26
St. Thomas More Council 7431 in Mooresville, Ind., partnered with St. Thomas More Church staff and parishioners to arrange a gesture of gratitude for their administrator, Father Francis Joseph Kalapurackal. Council members directed the cars of hundreds of parishioners who drove by the rectory to show their appreciation for Father Kalapurackal’s work to provide liturgies online during the pandemic. A NEW WAY TO PRAY
When the pandemic prevented members from meeting in person for prayer, St. Kieran Council 13983 in Shelby Township, Mich., and St. John Neumann Assembly 478 in Utica organized a group rosary via videoconference every Sunday for Knights and parishioners.
Nativity Council 16604 in Thompson’s Station, Tenn., has maintained an outdoor rosary walk since it was constructed at the Catholic Church of the Nativity in Spring Hill. In the last two years, members have installed Stations of the Cross and a memorial garden with kneelers and benches for prayer. CELEBRATING IN UTAH
The Utah State Council organized a Mass of Thanksgiving for the beatification of Father Michael McGivney. Bishop Oscar Azarcón Solís of Salt Lake City celebrated the Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine.
Past Grand Knight Mark Goetz (right) of Holy Cross Council 7904 in Mesa, Ariz., presents an engraved chalice to Father Gabriel Terrill, a member of the council who was ordained in June 2020 for the Diocese of Phoenix. Council 7904 financially supported Father Terrill, among other seminarians, during his studies.
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