Annual Knights Mass
March 30, 2019 * 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
St Bridget Catholic Church, 3811, Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412, USA
Worthy fellow Knights ~
As you likely know, every year there’s a Mass in Minnesota that honors the Founder of the Knights of Columbus, the Women’s Auxiliary, and, by extension, the Daughters of Isabella and the Squires. As well as those members.
This Mass is held at the Parish Community of St. Bridget, which was fairly recently a two-campus parish community (comprised of the historic North Minneapolis churches of St. Austin and St. Bridget). Recently, parishioners consolidated all their liturgies and ministries into one campus: St. Bridget’s, 3811 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, a half-mile off of I-94 in Minneapolis’s Northside, on Dowling Avenue.
The cross-section is Dowling Avenue North and Emerson Avenue North. There is plenty of parking on the street and on in a parking lot behind (north of) the church. The Knights will enter from Dowling. Again, the Knights Choir will be leading in music. Christina Maas is the hosting parish’s choir director and liturgist, with whom Worthy Grand Knight Bill Moore is in communication.
This will be our third Knights Mass, and again the Archbishop will be the celebrant. Knowing that our two state chaplains — Fr. Horejsi and Fr. Walz — may have other obligations on this Saturday, we extend an invitation to them to concelebrate.
This year, we’re hoping that those Knights attending from councils and assemblies will bring banners (with banner holder) to be placed near the banner of Venerable Michael McGivney. Our churchholds 900 people, and we’re hoping to increase attendance with every annual Mass. The more Knights, Women’s Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella, Squires … the better.
We’ll have Venerable McGivney prayer cards for each attendee to take back to their councils and assemblies. Frankly, we’re looking for more miracles for his canonization’s Cause … HOWEVER we could use some more everyday miracles that Knights have been a part of in ways that might not lead to additional progress in the holy man’s canonization. But nevertheless are miracles through the Knights of Columbus in our everyday lives.
Mindful of the many awards handed out by Sir Knight Joe George to Councils at the last State Convention in Rochester, I wonder if there might not be some everyday miracles “through the Knights” that we could feature leading up to the Knights Mass … and perhaps included in the Archbishop’s homily and possible Catholic Spirit article.
God has done amazing things through Venerable McGivney and His Knights/Ladies/Daughters of Isabella/Squires. And continues to do so.
Please send anecdotes to me … and I will forward them on to Archbishop Hebda.
Send to these two email addresses at the same time:
Fr. Paul, 4th Degree