Among the many benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus is prayer...not only for our Church and our endeavors, but for our Brothers and their families, particularly in times of need.
From the founding of our Order by Fr. Michael J. McGivney in 1882, prayer has been the cornerstone of the Knights of Columbus. Each Knight has received a Rosary blessed by the Supreme Chaplain. Deceased Knights and their wives, as well as deceased members of our Squires program are prayed for at a Daily Mass of Remembrance at St. Mary's Church - The Birthplace of our Order.
Through the requested prayers of the Order made at the annual Supreme Convention, and the prayers requested at our monthly Assembly business meeting, we continue the longstanding tradition of mutual assistance and prayer. We ask that you keep the intentions listed below in your prayers:
- For the improved health of SK Rev. Frank Donio, SAC
- For the improved health of SK Franklin Woodbury, PFN
- For Grace in the face of pressure for SK Rev. Gregory Gresko as he completes his dissertation
- For the repose of the soul of SK Maurice Hunt
- For the repose of the soul of newborn Nathaniel Snyder Miklozek, and for grace and comfort to his parents – Lara Miklozek and Brother John Miklozek of O’Boyle Council 11302.
- For the repose of the souls of the victims of last month’s shootings at the Navy Yard
- For the family, friends, and co-workers of the victims of last month's shootings at the Navy Yard.
- For a return to health of SK Reggie Grier – Member of GWU Council who suffered a serious knee injury at the National Columbus Celebration
- For a return to health of Dr. Rick Calef – Request of SK Chris Tidwell of Bagram AFB Roundtable
- For SK Nicholas J. Lee as he continues his studies for the priesthood.
- For His Holiness, Pope Francis, that God may protect him from his enemies and grant him the courage and wisdom to guide the Church in these turbulent times.
- Standing in Solidarity with His Holiness, Pope Francis, for the sick, distressed, and impoverished throughout the world and recommit ourselves to serving those in need wherever we are present.
- We pray that the Holy Spirit enlighten elected officials to adopt laws, and judges to make judicial decisions that affirm the family and the authentic nature of marriage.
- We pray for the mission success and the safe return of all military personnel, especially those deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and other combat zones throughout the world;
- We pray for those men and women who have served, especially those who suffered serious combat injuries, and we pray for the souls of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in the service of their country.
- We pray for Blessed John Paul II’s intercession, praying with him for the Church as well as for the good of our society and for the family.
- We pray for the Canonization of our founder, the Venerable Servant of God Rev. Fr. Michael J. McGivney
- We pray for Catholic Military Chaplains and for an increase in vocations to the Catholic military chaplaincy;