Consecration to the Holy Family
Are you looking for a different way to prepare yourself spiritually this Advent for the coming joy of Christmas? Why not involve your entire family in developing a stronger familial spirituality? Our Knights of Columbus Council 14995 is sponsoring The Consecration to the Holy Family project that began with the First Sunday of Advent on November 29, and culminates with the weekend Masses on the Feast Day of the Holy Family on December 27. We invite all St. Charles families to participate! Knights will pass out Consecration to the Holy Family prayer cards after Masses on December 26-27.
How to Prepare:
In preparation for a Consecration to the Holy Family, your family should not only decide to dedicate itself to the Holy Family’s intercession, but also acknowledge that the family is sacred.
The decision to consecrate your family needs to be intentional and a process through which you completely surrender to God through the Holy Family. You are accepting the truth that salvation history was changed forever by the Holy Family, and that through your domestic church (your family), you are called to live that example.
Four suggested steps before praying the Consecration to the Holy Family
- Discuss the importance of this consecration as a family and why you are doing it.
- Each member of your family is strongly encouraged to go to the sacrament of reconciliation.
- As a family, place an image of the Holy Family in a prominent place in your home and consider a short Advent fast for each family member. Our physical bodies are drawn to things of this world. It is strongly encouraged that you fast from something that you would normally do or consume. Fasting helps to discipline our minds and hearts to refrain from secular activities and be more focused on God. You could also consider adding a daily family Rosary to your routine.
- Prepare for the commitment you are making. Consecration to the Holy Family is not a single event. You have chosen a way of life for your family. You and your family are consciously choosing to be a beacon of light of God’s love through His Church.
The St. Charles Knights of Columbus will support families by providing ideas and resources periodically in the SPUR and by other communication means. Click on the links below for a special prayer card and more information.
The Monsignor Lawrence K. Breslin Council 14995 is a Catholic men’s organization based upon the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Catholic men at least 18 years of age may join. Squires Circle 5584 is a group for younger men. Members continue their faith journeys by helping themselves, their families, their parish and their community. Program activities include faith, community, 4life and family — Men’s Retreat, Seminarian Support, Rosary, Consecration to the Holy Family, Food Pantry, Free Throw and Soccer Contests, Vocation Essay Contest, Novena for Life, Support for Ultrasound Equipment, Special Olympics, RibFest to support St. Charles School Technology, Scholarships and more.
The Council meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Walsh Hall. Roger Krolak, Grand Knight.
The Circle meets on the first Sunday of each month at noon in Walsh Hall.
Click the following link to view our local Knights of Columbus Website.
For more information about the Knights of Columbus, please contact Grand Knight Roger Krolak.
For more information about Squires, the Knights’ group for boys, please contact John Brown at 937-723-0531.