Monday, May 12, 2008

Knights and Vocations

It is no secret, the Knights of Columbus are one of the biggest supporters of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. They've been promoting The Call much longer and across a broader spectrum than most. Every month, Columbia magazine features a back cover highlight of a newly ordained, seminarian, or religious; driving home the point: these men and women are regular guys/ladies who have felt a unique call to follow Christ in a bold and dramatic way.

Keep it up, Knights!

Two of their apostolates at the local level are worth mentioning:

1) Pennies from Heaven: at meetings, they pass the jar and empty their pockets of their pennies. At the end of the year, all of these pennies are collected and giving to the Vocation Office for the respecitve diocese. Last year, this total nearly ten grand just for Cincinnati! (Small things make a difference!)

2) RSVP: Refund Support for Vocations: local chapters support a seminarian with a grant check as a way of supporting the seminarian during his formation. It always seemed that the Fourth Degree Knights from the Gaspar del Bufalo Council from the northern part of the diocese always knew when our checkbooks were reaching critical level because their check arrived shortly thereafter.

Please pray for the Knights and their important ministry and the apostolates that they run.

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