Friday, September 23, 2011

Knights Are Visible

An active chapter of the Knights of Columbus can help a pastor save souls. With prayer and adherence to God’s will the Knights of Columbus can help some people get to heaven.

Being involved in a chapter of the Knights of Columbus can be a moment of grace, a moment of hope, a moment of love. The Knights of Columbus dedicate themselves to serving their parish communities, priests, and bishops. Here in the Washington Metropolitan Area, the Knights are visible in many parishes, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle helping parishioners, helping visitors, helping clergy.

The efforts of the Knights provide lessons in holiness, lessons in mercy as they attend Pro-Life rallies, coordinate food and clothing drives, organize parties for their families. The efforts of the Knights remind us to remain faithful believers of Christ with our gaze on doing the will of God, helping our neighbors find the path to salvation.

The life of each Knights of Columbus is inextricably bound up with those of the priests and the bishops. it is a life of service. The Knights present hope to their parishes, unconditional love to those in need. With their gaze directed toward heaven, Knights lead others to God, remind others about the sanctity of all life. The work of a Knights of Columbia chapter is never completed; new needs spring up each day.

The Venerable Fr. Michael J McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 in Connecticut. The Knights of Columbus is the largest volunteer organization in the world.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York concluded an article on the Knights of Columbus with the following:
        Alleluia!  My brother knights, I thank you for your vigorous, unapologetic Catholic faith, your active charity and compassion, your devotion to God, Church, country, faith, and family, your love of the Holy Father, of bishops and priests (hard to find at times these days!), your joy and your hard work.  I’m proud to be one of you!  May your members only increase!
The complete entry can be read
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