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First Saturday Fatima Rosary

For the past several years the Knights have sponsored a prayer hour at 11am every first Saturday of the month in the Chapel. The hour is centered on Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, which continues until confessions at 3pm. The hour includes a wide range of prayers.

It starts with the first half of Benediction as the presiding priest moves the Eucharist from the tabernacle to a monstrance on the altar. After praying a Morning Offering, petitions are offered open to all participants to add to. An Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Fatima Prayers follow.

A scriptural rosary is begun by the priest who then retires to hear confessions. Each decade is lead by a different Knight with scripture passages for mediation on each Hail Mary. A verse/response form is used for each prayer. The rosary is concluded with the Fatima petition on the rosary and the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer.

At this point the women take charge. One leads The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A Chaplet of the Divine Mercy follows with each decade lead by a different woman. A Marian song, frequently Gentle Woman, concludes this portion of the prayers.

The priest then returns from confession and leads the concluding half of Benediction. At this point, all may either stay to worship or depart quietly. To allow the Eucharist to remain on the altar, individuals, preferably Knights, remain during each of the three hours until general Confession at 3pm.

Please consider joining us, this coming first Saturday, September 7. Your participation would be most welcome. If you are a Knight, please show your colors by wearing the Knights’ knit shirt.

Fatima Rosary on Saturday

On Saturday, the Council will sponsor a Fatima Rosary prayer hour from 11am to noon. For those who haven’t been, a scriptural rosary is only part of the prayers.

We start with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist remains on the altar for adoration until sometime after 3pm. When the prayer hour is over, Knights are asked to volunteer for s time between noon and 3pm, any hour or half hour will do. The Eucharist must not be left alone. At 3pm a priest arrives for Saturday confessions. He will return the Eucharist to the tabernacle.

Next, we pray and sing the first half of Benediction. We conclude the hour with the second half. Before we start the rosary, we pray together though a number of prayers many related to Fatima. The rosary is introduced by the priest who then retires to the confessional where he hears confessions until it is time for the closing of Benediction.

Each decade of the rosary is led by a Knight, who prays a scriptural verse and then the first half of each Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be. We respond with the second half and conclude all together with the Fatima exhortation to Jesus.

After the concluding rosary prayers, one of the ladies leads The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary in long form. Then the ladies take turns leading each decade of The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. At this point, the priest returns from the confessional to lead the closing of Benediction.

We do this every first Saturday, that is once a month. All Knights are invited. If you can come, please wear your Knights knit shirt to help make our presence known.

Jack Pinkham

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Jack Pinkham
Jack Pinkham at Housing Families Breakfast 2013

John E. “Jack” Pinkham left us on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the age of 87. Lifelong resident of Malden.Beloved husband of Stella (Dantes) Pinkham. He was the father of Debra Ann & Eugene “Gene” Pinkham of Malden. Grandfather of Evelyn Rose of Revere & great grandfather of Marcello Romero.

Visiting Hours:
Tuesday, June 19th 4-8pm
A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home
865 Main St
Malden, MA 02148

Wednesday, June 20th at 9am
A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home
865 Main St
Malden, MA 02148

Mass of Christian Burial:
Wednesday, June 20th at 10am
Immaculate Conception Church
600 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

Lakeside Cemetery
501 North Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880

Jack was a United States Army Veteran during the Korean war. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council #13966 and a member of American Legion Post #69. Jack was a graduate of Malden High School Class of 1949. He was a retiree of John Hancock, and worked as a printer his entire career. In his retirement years he worked for LAZ Parking. As a boy Jack was a member of the Sacred Hearts Drum and Bugle Corp of Malden. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, he was a drummer for the “Clan Sutherland” Bagpipe Band of Dorchester. Jack was a 55 year season ticket holder of the Boston College Football Team and an avid Boston sports fan. He was also a great history expert, especially on American and British history. He will be sorely missed by his devoted family and great friends, of which there are many.

Adapted from the Boston Globe

In Honor of Altar Servers

Brother Knights,

On Sunday, June 3, at the 9am mass, we will honor those who serve our priests at the altar. Our pastor will call them forward and present each with a certificate that our Council has provided. After Mass, there will be coffee and donuts in the Parish Hall. Come join us in honoring these youth who serve.

Wear your blue Knights knit shirt, so we can sit together and show our colors.

Jim Bari

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Sebastiano “Jim” Bari left us on April 4th. Beloved husband of the late Flavia (Ascolillo) Bari. Loving father of Maria Farrell and her husband John and Carmelo Bari and his wife Sharon, all of Malden. Devoted grandfather of Mila, Matteo and Francesco. Brother of Joseph and Philip Bari. Brother-in-law of Vito Ascolillo. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many cousins. Jim was born in Augusta, Sicily on March 4th, 1945 to his parents Maria (Ciciulla) and Carmelo Bari. He was raised in the West End of Boston and later moved to Malden in 1970. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Northeastern University in 1970 and later received his Master’s Degree in Education at Eastern Nazarene College in 1993.

Jim was a teacher at Malden High School where he was also the Head Coach of the Girls Soccer Team and the Class Advisor to the Class of 2007. He was dedicated to serving the community, especially with activities that involved helping children. He served as a youth soccer coach in Malden for many years.

He was the Past President of the East Boston Kiwanis Club from 1977-1978 and the Lieutenant Governor for the Boston Area New England District of Kiwanis from 1980-1981. He also ran the Kiwanis Summer Camp, Camp Allen, during the summer of 1981.

Jim was an active parishioner at Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Prayer Group at the Parish. He was also active in the Cursillo Community. During the 1980’s, Jim owned and operated Sebastiano’s Porthouse of Pizza in Newburyport. He honored the Knights for years with his knowledge of food preparation at their breakfasts and dinners.

Tuesday, April 10th at 8:30am
Breslin Funeral Home
610 Pleasant St
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 324-0486

Funeral Mass:
Tuesday, April 10th at 10am
Immaculate Conception Church
600 Pleasant St
Malden, MA 02148

Holy Cross Cemetery
Malden, MA 02148

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to
St. Basil Salvatorian Center
30 East St
Methuen, MA 01844

Adapted from the Boston Globe.