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.
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.
We discussed the next fraternal years events at Monday’s officers meeting. The events in the church need to be approved by the Pastor and so are tentative. Pending that approval, the web calendar had been updated to reflect the current plans. Changes will be made as new information becomes available.
November 28, 2017: Six Brother Knights helped out as Fr Capone directed a replacement of all missalettes in the pews of the upper church. A large number of confirmation students helped out as well. Following that, we posted Advent Stars. Father Capone let us know that Joe, the facilities manager, had found the help to get up the creche lights on the corner of East and West Fellsway. Only Father Sullivan, our Chaplain is missing from the picture. He was there working with us.
November 23, 2017: Several of our brother Knights volunteered Thanksgiving morning helping Bread of Life prepare a turkey dinner for the local homeless and shut-ins. Some spent several hours delivering those meals to those constrained to their homes.
Tom left us on Monday, October 30, 2017 while in the arms of his family. He left behind his wife Linda Ryan and his four children: Meghan Manley, Caitlin Ryan, Matthew Ryan, and Timothy Ryan. He was our Council’s Financial Secretary for over ten years.
At last night’s business meeting, two new Knights graced us with their presence.
Brother Jean-Claude is a new First Degree who transferred in from a Quincy council as he lives in Malden. Welcome, Jean-Claude!
Brother Greg is our newly assigned Knights of Columbus insurance agent. I recommend you have a chat with him if you have not done so before. The Knights offer an array of insurance as one of the benefits of membership. His office number is 978-969-1672.
Our brother Knight, Stan Kawecki, Grand Knight of Holy Name Council 15197 in Amherst, passed along this announcement:
Looking for a wonderful day of golf followed by a delicious dinner and a raffle with many valuable prizes? Then the 2nd annual Holy Family Knights of Columbus Council 15197 Charity Golf Tournament is for you. Tournament date is Sunday September 17, 2017 at Hickory Ridge Golf Club in Amherst MA. Register to play and find full details on our