To encourage greater devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, a new program has been developed under the Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive initiative.
Every fifth week councils are encouraged to lead a community rosary prior to Sunday Masses. Prior to leading the service, councils should consult with their pastor and/or council chaplain. Should other parish activities present a scheduling conflict, it is suitable to hold the rosary prayer service on the closest available day to the fifth Sunday. The service may be held in the church, parish hall or council meeting place.
The rosary offers a great opportunity for Knights of Columbus members and their families to strengthen their faith. A Marian program of this sort may also give parish families an opportunity to experience the faith and fellowship that comes with being a member of the Order.
To help your council conduct this Church Activity, kits containing a supply of rosary rings, promotional materials, and prayer cards on how to pray the rosary are available from the Supreme Council.
Also, by conducting this program on each of the fifth Sundays during the 2015-2016 fraternal year, your council will qualify as fulfilling all four Church Activity requirements of the Columbian Award.
For more information regarding the Fifth Sunday Rosary or to order a program kit, please contact Jason Porrello (203-752-4571 or Jason.Porrello@kofc.org) and visit kofc.org/forms.Fifth Sunday Kits (#SR-KIT) are available through the Department of Fraternal Services. The kits consist of a finger rosary and prayer card. The prayer card contains instructions on how to pray the finger rosary as well as the prayers and mysteries of the rosary. Personal rosaries may also be used when participating in the program.