KofC

Choose Life Vigil 2019

The Knights of Columbus Council #15590 (KofC OLG), from Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Buckingham, PA, is proud to announce that they are holding an interfaith Pro-Life Vigil in conjunction with the Respect For Life Committee. The Vigil will be held at 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road Doylestown, PA 18902. Light refreshments will be offered afterwards in the Parish Life Center to encourage fellowship, build collegiality, and to promote informal discussion and sharing of information among our community.

In attendance will be government officials, clergy from various local religious groups, representatives from Legacy For Life, A Baby’s Breath, and Rachel’s Vineyard, as well as others to inform and inspire attendees. The Knights Council at OLG has organized this event to raise awareness of the disturbing trend in several states that have recently passed laws allowing late term abortion. OLG is a vibrant and welcoming parish that invites everyone to join this event, especially on the eve of Mother's Day 2019, to raise awareness of the importance of life, provide insightful information, and demonstrate unity within our diverse community.

The social media event hashtag is: #ChooseLifeVigilPA

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Order of Events

6:00 PM: Gather outside front of Church

Master of Ceremonies - Greeting and Welcome

Speakers to include Government Officials and representatives from groups such as Legacy for Life, Rachel’s Vineyard, and Baby’s Breath

6:30 PM: Procession inside the Church, with music from the Youth Group

Multi-denominational inspirational messages and music

6:50 PM: Procession to Church Courtyard

Prayer and a moment of silence

7:00 PM: Refreshments in the Parish Life Center

8:00 PM: Closing


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Martin Grasmeder Day of Reflection Retreat 2019

Martin Grasmeder Day of Reflection Retreat at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doylestown, PA

Local KofC Council #15590 will be hosting a half day retreat on March 30th, 2019 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Life Center in Doylestown, PA. The retreat is an opportunity to awaken, refresh, and reinvigorate your spiritual center. There will be time for prayer and reflection. In addition, it will include a presentation, mass, and opportunity for confession. It will also allow time for fraternal conversation with like-minded, faith building individuals. This year’s theme is “the strong right arm of the church.”

The event is open to all Catholic gentlemen, Knights of Columbus, and Squires from the local community. The cost is $20/person, which includes refreshments.

Agenda:

8:00 – 8:30AM Daily Mass in the St. Juan Diego Chapel

8:30 - 9:30 AM Breakfast & coffee

9:30 - 10:30 AM Talk and discussion

10:30 - 10:45 AM Break

10:45 - 11:30 AM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (confessions available)

11:30 - 11:45 AM Group Rosary

11:45 - 12:00 PM Closing remarks & Benediction

For information and to reserve your spot, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945abab2da3f85-martin.

The retreat is named in honor Martin Grasmeder ,who was a fine example of a Catholic gentleman. Martin was a Sacristan and a parishioner at Our Lady of Guadalupe prior to his passing in 2017. He was also an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus. Lastly, Martin served his country as part of the U.S. Army.

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Silver Rose Ceremony 2018 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Buckingham, PA

Local KofC Council #15590 secured the rose for a stop at Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) parish in Buckingham, PA and a Silver Rose ceremony was held on September 8th, 2018. The Knights and local Squire Circle 5704 participated in the ceremony including a procession of the Rose to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was an opportunity to venerate the Virgin Mary, show respect for human life and be a sign of unity among the fraternal order of the Knights.

The event was attended by approximately 50 parishioners and presided over by Deacon Alessandro Giardini who also gave the homily. Many attendees said it was a moving and meaningful event with an opportunity for individual prayer over the rose afterward. They look forward to another Silver Rose Ceremony should OLG have the good fortune to be selected again in the future.