Thursday, April 1, 2021

Supreme Knight's Message on Founder's Day

We share a statement from our new Supreme Knight, Patrick Kelly on Blessed Michal McGivney given on Monday March 29, the 139th anniversary of founding of the Knights of Columbus. 

 Additionally, we wish all Knights, and their families a blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter.

Our Founder’s Mission

March 29, 2021

 

Brother Knights:

Today, we celebrate Founder’s Day, which marks the date on which the Knights of Columbus was granted its charter by the State of Connecticut in 1882 and which honors, in a particular way, our visionary Founder.

This Founder’s Day is the first since Father McGivney’s beatification, and it provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon the importance of that momentous event and its meaning for our Order today.

Blessed Michael McGivney was inspired to create a band of Catholic gentlemen, devoted to the principles of charity and unity — helping those in need; growing in faith and virtue as Catholic husbands and fathers; and providing financial security to families.

I believe that the beatification of Father McGivney was a testament and affirmation of his spiritual vision. And we should each feel encouraged in realizing that vision to this day. For even if the challenges facing Catholic men have changed, the mission set forth by our Founder remains as relevant as ever.

Brother Knights, as many of our communities hope that better days are now before us, we should examine when and how we can return to normal council activities, with all due prudence and in accord with what is possible in our jurisdictions. We should also be inspired by those brave men who weathered a great deal of hardship — including a pandemic — in the first years of the Order, so that the world and our Church might be made better by faithful men standing together. Those early Knights were not rash in their actions, but they were courageous in laying down their lives by serving others, and building up their families, parishes and communities. Together, let us continue to reach out to our neighbors in need and to build up our own families, parishes and communities. In so doing, we will honor our holy Founder and ultimately give glory to God.

Blessed Michael McGivney, pray for us.

Vivat Jesus!

Fraternally,
Patrick E. Kelly

http://kofc.org/en/news-room/articles/founders-mission-is-relevant-as-ever.html



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Report: Solemn Pontifical Mass for Annunciation 2021

The following report is a cross post from Woodlawn Council 2161, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

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On Thursday, 25 March 2021, the Most Reverend William J. Waltersheid, Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh, offered a Traditional Latin Solemn Pontifical Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

Since the Annunciation fell on Thursday in Passion Week this year, the crucifix and statues were veiled.

Fr. Jean-Luc Zadroga, OSB, Administrator Pro Tem of St. Titus Parish, served as Assistant Priest, Brother Cassian Edwards, OSB, served as Deacon, and Fr. Joachim Morgan, OSB, Parochial Vicar of St. Titus Parish, served as Sub-Deacon.

James Kuniega served as Master of Ceremonies #1, and Camden Sarver served as Master of Ceremonies #2.

The Mass was offered in reparation for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Fr. Cyprian Constantine, OSB, was the organist, while Devren Yener directed the schola.

This was the first Traditional Latin Solemn Pontifical Mass offered at St. Titus Church in over 57 years, and Bishop Waltersheid's first in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

St. Titus Church
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Novena to Blessed Michael McGivney

The Supreme Office of the Knights of Columbus are promoting a novena to Blessed Michael McGivney beginning today. Please join in if you feel called.

(The Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network organizes a novena to Blessed McGivney each year, but this year we will do this in the lead up to his newly established feast day of August 13). 

Vivat Jesus!

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Pray the Blessed Michael McGivney Novena March 20-28

Knights, their families and others are encouraged to pray the Blessed Michael McGivney Novena from March 20 until March 28, concluding the day before the 139th anniversary of the founding of the Knights of Columbus. The novena includes daily reflections about the life and priestly virtues of the Order’s founder, Father Michael J. McGivney. Each day includes petitions invoking his intercession and concludes with the prayer for his canonization.

Daily recorded videos of the novena will be posted on the Knights’ official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube accounts and can also be accessed on the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild website.

Link to novena: https://www.kofc.org/en/resources/events/father-mcgivney-beatification/beatification-novena.pdf

 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Feast of St. Gregory the Great - Friday March 12

Brother Knights,

Just a reminder that tomorrow Friday, March 12 is the feast of our network’s patron, St. Gregory the Great. On that day, please consider praying for his intercession for our network, and the growth of the Latin Mass in the Knights of Columbus.

As noted from our website: 

 Our Patron is Saint Gregory the Great, who was Pope in the late sixth and early seventh centuries. He is known as the Father of Christian Worship because he made a general revision to the Mass, as celebrated in Rome at that time, bringing it into the form it retained for almost fourteen hundred years. This form, as codified by the Council of Trent, is sometimes referred to as the Tridentine or Traditional Latin Mass. St. Gregory thus provided us the Order of Mass with the prayers, antiphons and readings even in the more recent Ordinary Form. Furthermore, because of his association with Gregorian chant, he reflects the rich liturgical tradition of the Church.

To learn more about this great saint, please see Dom Prosper Gueranger’s entry for his feast day:

https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/march/march-12-st-gregory-the-great-pope-doctor-of-the-church/

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us!

Vivat Jesus! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Pray Benedictus: A New Monthly Guide for Latin Mass

 Brother Knights,

·         We are pleased to share that a new publication, Benedictus, is being published for the Traditional Latin Mass, which includes daily readings for the Mass. It’s not a missal but a monthly guide that features the readings for Latin Mass, as well as meditations, reflections for the Traditional Latin Mass. It has been endorsed by many notable traditional priests including , Archbishop ViganĂ², Bishop Schneider and others. 

The publication comes out in July but they are taking subscriptions now. 

To learn more visit: https://praybenedictus.com/ and also read Dr. Peter Kwasniewski’s article: 

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/02/sophia-press-announces-benedictus-new.html 

Vivat Jesus!