2020 in Review

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2020 was a difficult year, to say the least. But Knights continued to raise the bar for charitable work and faith formation, and we’ve been thrilled to feature these stories of hope in our bulletin articles and on our website.  Here is a review of some of the top stories,

Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic:  In March, as the world locked down in response to COVID-19, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori urged Knights and their families to say a prayer composed by Pope Francis that sought Mary’s intercession under the title of “Health of the Sick.”

Prayer Resources During Lockdown:  As movie theaters shutdown, the Knights created a list of 12 movies that are not only entertaining, but also aim to lift minds and hearts to something higher. It wasn’t only movie theaters that shut down. Churches around the world canceled public Masses to reduce the spread of the virus. To keep the Word of God alive, many dioceses moved their services online. The Knights compiled a list of Masses and other resources for their members and faithful to continue participating spiritually in the Mass from home.

Other Novenas: Knights of Columbus and their families were encouraged to join in praying the Divine Mercy Novena beginning Good Friday. Following the pain, outrage and violence resulting from the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd, Knights encouraged praying our Novena for National Unity & An End to Racism. In honor of Respect Life Month, the Knights of Columbus lead Catholics around the world in praying for an end to abortion from Oct. 4-12.  They also invited all Knights and Catholics to pray a special novena Oct. 22-30 before the Beatification of our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney.

Leave No Neighbor Behind: Knights checked on fellow Knights and their neighbors during the pandemic. With help from the parishioners and other supporters, we helped our neighbors by supporting our parish, Hanover Township Food Pantry, the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, the Special Olympics, our SPRED program, Gigi’s Playhouse, Little Angels, and the Bartlett Learning Center.

Thank you for reading, and watching, throughout 2020. We can’t wait to continue sharing stories like these that inspire, giving us hope and strengthening our faith in the new yearFraternal Activity Survey. Vivat Jesus!

Brothers, please send your reports of fraternal activities to Chuck by January 15th.  

 

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