Brothers of Christ
The Holy League would like to invite you, your parish, your K of C Council to consider working to install a Holy League Catholic Men’s Holy Hour at your parish.
Bringing about a spiritual renewal, so to speak, has to be prioritized. I firmly believe in this message – which, let me point out is being called for by men of greatness such as Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Sarah, our own Archbishop, plenty of other great bishops, and tens of thousands of guys from coast to coast who are craving authenticity in their faith.
All one has to do is look no further than the percentage of Catholics – especially Catholic men – who are leaving the faith. How many believe in the Real Presence? We need to continue on with what works, yet introduce new things.
Cardinal Burke rightfully points out the “our culture is in a state of grave crisis. Many people no longer believe in God. Christians world wide are being viscously persecuted.”
The Cardinal’s entire point of calling for the Holy League was recognizing the need for MEN to unite IN DEVOTION TO THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT. The Holy League is supposed to be network of parish-based groups (chapters) of men who come together on a monthly basis for Holy Hours. So far the only parish who has been faithful to it is St. Stephens in Portland. Who can say this shouldn’t be on the absolute top of our priorities as Knights? Everything should flow from the grace we receive in adoration, confession, fraternal camaraderie and the Rosary. How awesome would it be if this was available at a minimum of two parishes in every diocese??
This doesn’t cost a thing and it goes hand in hand with what the 2017-2018 Knights of Columbus Fraternal Action Plan calls for! EACH council can work to establish a Holy Hour for men once a month designed around the Holy League. Yes! It is supposed to be for men! Without men being properly centered everything else will fall apart, most especially at the home level. We must push for spirituality around Catholic masculinity or how to be a man from the standards of the faith. This is the spiritual nourishment that men are starving for.
Councils can simply work with their parish priest and established a monthly Holy Hour, that would go hand in hand with the Fraternal Action Plan. (see link to Fraternal Action Plan)
The format of a Holy Hour can include Mass and/or Benediction, sermon/ talk directed for men, praying the Rosary together, Adoration, Confession, and Fraternity with refreshments after the Holy Hour.
Endorsed by the Archdiocese of Portland and Cardinal Raymond Burke, the Holy League Men’s Ministry is recognized as an invaluable resource for men to enhance their lives and grow in the richness of the Catholic Church strengthening parish communities – inspiring men to holiness and discipleship, strengthening marriage and family life, increasing vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and holy matrimony.
We hope the Holy Hour is something you would consider for your Men at your parish. Men will grow in faith, Men will truly be inspired to live a life of Christ and be fearless in engaging and growing in holiness as husbands, fathers and sons.
To Jesus through Mary! + AD JESUM PER MARIAM +