a widespread communist persecution breaking out against the Church in Nicaragua
(and elsewhere), we wanted to encourage Knights, Councils and others in our network
to consider asking their priests to offer a votive “Mass for the Defense of
the Church” this Friday August 26.
this Friday August 26 is a Feria day, a votive Mass (1962) can be offered for
just these important situations and intentions.
The vestments are traditionally purple/violet and the Mass would not
displace the actual intention scheduled at the parish for that Mass.
many know, the Knights have long championed the Church’s liberty and were key
in helping to support the Mexican Catholics during Calles’ persecution in the
1920s – one that gave many martyrs including six Knights:
- More recently,
the Knights are also helping to support Catholics in Iraq, who were
persecuted by ISIS: https://www.kofc.org/en/news-room/columbia/2018/september/lifeline-for-persecuted-christians.html
your priest is able to offer this votive Traditional Latin Mass (found in the
1962 Missal), the laity propers can be found at this parish’s website: http://www.saintrosequincy.org/propers/votive-mass-defense.pdf
Additional upcoming Feria days to offer Masses are September 6, 7, and 13, 20 and 26.
Michael McGivney and the Mexican martyrs, pray for us!
Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network