Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. From the moment of their founding, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. They are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action.
To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus Council 13170 at St. Gabriel's or to join, stop by the Knights table in the Commons after the masses or visit our website CLICK HERE.
Retreat for Consecration to the Holy Family on Monday, May 6, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a retreat for families who would like to consecrate themselves to the Holy Family. Deacon Roy Smith will lead the retreat that begins with a Rosary, then Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a reflection on the Consecration of the Holy Family, with time for individual meditation, confession with Fr. Felix, and concluding with Benediction.
Then, on March 12 at the 11 a.m. Mass Father will invite Knights, their families, and everyone else who would like blessings to stand up and participate in the prayer.
An Explanation of the Consecration to the Holy Family - When Jesus came to save mankind, He was born into a family. Even though He was truly God, He submitted Himself to the authority of His mother and His foster father, thus setting an example for all of us on how to be good children. We offer our family to Christ, and ask Him to help us to imitate the Holy Family so that, as a family, we can all enter Heaven. And we ask Mary and Joseph to pray for us.