Friday, April 30, 2021

Report: Blessed Karl Mass, Luncheon & Conference 2021

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


On Good Shepherd Sunday, 18 April 2021, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a Mass in honor of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, Delegate to the Emperor Karl League of Prayers, offered a Solemn High Mass.  He preached on Emperor Karl as a type of the Good Shepherd.  Brother Cassian Edwards, OSB, served as Deacon, and Fr. Joachim Morgan, OSB, Parochial Vicar of St. Titus Parish, served as Sub-Deacon.

After Mass, the faithful gathered in the church hall for lunch, and a conference by Fr. Boniface on the life of Blessed Karl.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Sacred Liturgy Conference - June 1-4, Spokane, Washington

Brother Knights,

The 2021 Sacred Liturgy Conference will occur in Spokane, Washington from June 1-4. 

In person attendance will occur but will be limited.  A “virtual” option will be offered at a discounted rate.   

The conference, Incarnation in the Eucharist, will feature many expert speakers, including lay and clergy.  

 The keynote speaker, Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, former apostolic nuncio to Switzerland, will offer a Pontifical Mass of Corpus Christi, followed by a Eucharistic Procession.  

 To learn more or register visit:


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!

Patrick E. Kelly