Knights of Columbus
Deputy G. Knight
Knights of Columbus Council 13388 ~ 2018-2019
Our Mission Statement
Christ The King Council13388 is comprised of members of the Knights of Columbus, the largest fraternal lay organization of The Catholic Church. We are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism and Defense of The Catholic Church. The order is consecrated to The Blessed Virgin Mary and is unequivocal in it’s loyalty to the Pope and is firmly committed to the protection of human life from conception to natural death and the preservation and the defense of the family. We are dedicated to helping Catholic Families spiritually grow in their faith and defend their beliefs. Through strong volunteerism of time and talent, members involve themselves in charitable programs to meet the needs of Christ The King Parish and the Mashpee, MA community.
If you have any questions or comments, please go to “contact us”, all submissions go directly to the parish office.
Father Michael J. Mc Givney
founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 at Saint Mary’s in New Haven, CT. as an organization committed to unity as a Catholic lay organization, Charity to those in need and Fraternity with fellow brother knights.
Today, knights and their families remain true to these principles and work to spread Columbianism around the world.
You and your family will benefit from membership in the Knights of Columbus. Join today and help make a better tomorrow.
The Knights Prayer
Our Lady Queen of the Knights, bless all the activities of our order. Keep us true to our pledge to extend the kinship of thy Divine Son on Earth. Through your intercession, win for us the grace ever to exemplify in our public and in our private lives the virtues which should characterize those specially dedicated to the service of the heavenly court. Make us always aware as your Knights we are constantly observed, our faith judged and our order appreciated. Accept O Mary this renewed pledge of Faith and devotion of thy servants, The Knights of Columbus, Amen.
NEWS & REVIEWS…
Working the Food Pantry
Preparing for Christmas
Tootsie Roll Fundraiser
The Silver Rose
Before the 8:30 AM Mass on Monday the 26th of September, Christ the King Parish was blessed to have the Silver Rose which is part of the “Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Program” on display before and during Mass. The Rose was under the guard of our Fourth Degree members.
The Silver Rose Program is a yearly reminder of the roses that Juan Diego found in the frozen ground at the spot that Our Blessed Mother appeared to him. This was remarkable in that those kinds or roses were not indigenous to that area of Mexico. On presenting them to the Blessed Virgin, she arranged them under his cloak, and told him to show them to the Bishop.
On arriving at the Bishop’s residence, he opened his cloak and the roses fell to the floor, and a portrait of Our Lady was imprinted on the coarse fabric of the cloak. The image and the cloak are displayed for the veneration of the faithful to this day.
Pope John Paul II beatified Jan Diego in 1990. On July 22, 2002, the late Holy Father visited Mexico City and declared sainthood of Blessed Juan Diego. The feast day of St. Juan Diego is Dec.9, and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated on Dec.12.
The Knights of Columbus make the trip from Canada to Mexico City each year at this time to commemorate the story of St. Juan Diego. We were indeed blessed to have had the opportunity to have the Silver Rose at our Parish this week.
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Who Can Join The Knights of Columbus
Membership in The Knights of Columbus Council 13388 is open to practicing Catholic men in union with The Holy See who are at least eighteen years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church.
Since the inception of the Council some of the many activities and programs that have been undertaken and supported are as follows:
Ongoing Red Cross blood drives
Right to Life