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Attention all Knights of Columbus Members, Families and Friends, you are all welcome. This event is open to all K of C Members, their families, friends and fellow parishioners.
On Saturday, September 21, 2019 ( 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm) – Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians Marian Prayer Program will be held on the grounds of St. Charbel???s Maronite Church 245 Donald St, Ottawa, ON K1K 1N1 (between St. Laurent and Vanier Parkway) – 1:00 pm ??? 3:30 pm.
Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians is the 18th prayer program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, designed to strengthen Catholic values and our prayer lives. This program features the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the presence of the Icon. In the spirit of Unity with our Maronite, Melkite, Syriac and Chaldean brothers and sisters the Most Holy Rosary will be said in English and Arabic.
Following the Prayer program St. Charbel???s Maronite Council 1844 will host a family BBQ for everyone in attendance at moderate family prices to help recover the cost.
Please spread the word amongst your council members and your parishes, the more people praying the rosary together, the better! If you have an idea of the number of people that would be going from your council please reply to ac.ettocramzehcnull@dlorah That would be helpful in planning the event and the BBQ.
Harold Marcotte, DD#1
NB: We will ask our Maronite brothers and sisters to say a special “Our Father” in Aramaic, the language and the prayer Jesus Christ first taught his disciples to pray.
The Marian Prayer Programs spread devotion to our Lady and pray for our brothers and sisters of faith who are at risk around the world. The 2018-2019 Marian Prayer Program presents the 18th Marian image sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, this time of our lady Help of Persecuted Christians. Each Knights of Columbus jurisdiction receives several Marian images, which serve as the centerpieces for prayer services conducted in churches and council meeting places throughout the order for the duration of the initiative. since its inception in 1979, the Knights of Columbus??? Marian Prayer Program has held more than166,900 local council and parish prayer services with some 20 million participants. This year, the prayer service is intended to raise awareness of the plight of Christians persecuted for their faith and to stand in prayerful solidarity with them. building the domestic church. The Marian Prayer Program is one of the ‘Faith in Action” programs recommended by Supreme council. Participation of your council at this event will meet the program requirements for the Columbian Award recommended by Supreme.