As Catholics and Knights of Columbus, we are called to promote and firmly defend a Culture of Life that values life from the moment of conception to natural death. Therefore, I am requesting that you join me and your brother Knights as we pray a Novena for Life leading into Lent this year.
We will embark on nine days of prayer beginning on Tuesday, February 26th and concluding on Ash Wednesday, March 6th.
If you are already praying the Novena for Repentance, Renewal and Rebuilding currently being prayed by Knights of Columbus as the bishops meet to discuss the sexual abuse crisis, no worries, just add the Prayer for Life to your daily prayers. God asks us to pray unceasingly!
The prayer for life can be found below and I will also leave prayer cards in the Narthex near the exits this weekend. Please feel free to share this with your friends and family members. The more people we have to join in prayer, the better.
I also ask that send me a quick reply if you and your family members intend to join us in prayer so that I can report our participation to Supreme.
Lastly, and I know I don’t need to ask, but please keep Fr. Bill John and Fr Magee in your prayers, as well.
O Mary bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives and the courage to bear witnessto it resolutely, in order to build, togetherwith all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen
Thank you, brothers and God bless,
SK Mike Potochnik, GKKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org