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VOLUME 39 │ NUMBER 13 │ MARCH 30, 2021

This week we celebrate the 139th anniversary of the founding of the Knights of Columbus and take a closer look at our founder, Blessed Michael McGivney. Additionally, as we celebrate Holy Week and prepare for the Easter Triduum, learn how you can prayerfully remember Christ’s passion whether at home or at church.
Supreme Knight’s Message for Founder’s Day

In recognition of the anniversary of the Order’s founding, here is a message from Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly to all members. READ MORE

Our Fathers in Faith

Father Michael J. McGivney bore “Joseph” as his middle name. In this Year of St. Joseph, learn what else Father McGivney had in common with the foster father of Christ, and what lessons they both can teach Knights today. READ MORE

Blessed Michael McGivney Prayer Hour

The Blessed Michael McGivney Prayer Hour is a Faith in Action program option designed to help you pray through the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary while reflecting on Father McGivney’s life and example. This resource can be used by groups or individuals, either in person or remotely, and makes for the perfect program during the Easter season. LEARN MORE

Preparing for Easter

Holy Week is upon us, and one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, liturgical celebrations remain restricted due to safety considerations. Whether you’re planning to spend time at church this week or to observe Holy Week at home, check out these ideas to help you and your family more prayerfully celebrate the Paschal Mystery. READ MORE

Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly Challenge for April

Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori challenges Knights to visit their local parish and pray the Stations of the Cross, ideally on Good Friday. Additionally, he calls on Knights to participate in the Faith in Action Good Friday Family Promotion to aid fellow parishioners in remembering Christ’s passion, in anticipation of his resurrection. To read the full challenge, click here.

New Videos of Knights Putting Faith into Action

Lent is a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Watch and share two new videos about Knights embodying these practices:

Carrying the Cross

New Hampshire Knight Blaise O’Mara carried a 40-pound cross up an 8.5-mile trail to raise money for the seminarians of the Diocese of Manchester.


Helping at a Mobile Food Bank

In partnership with the Food Bank of the Rockies, Knights in the Rocky Mountains help run a mobile food bank for people in need.


Tell others about Knightline

Forward this newsletter to Catholic men interested in the Knights, and let them know that through June 30 they can become a member for free online using promo code MCGIVNEY2020 at kofc.org/join. You can also share your questions, feedback and story by emailing knightline@kofc.org.