Thursday, February 27, 2014

Knights of Columbus call for day of prayer

B.C. and Yukon councils respond to turmoil in Ukraine
(Caption: Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian-Greek Catholic Church, speaks Feb. 25 during a press conference in Rome. Last year, he became a Knight of Columbus. Photo credit: Max Rossi / CNS)
The Knights of Columbus in B.C. and the Yukon have declared that March 2 will be a National Day of Prayer for Ukraine. They have invited parishes to include a Prayer of the Faithful for Ukrainians in a widespread gesture of camaraderie.
“We pray for the people of Ukraine, that with the help of the Holy Spirit they may obtain social peace, political harmony, and economic stability.”
“All 130 active councils have been asked to forward a request for this Prayer of the Faithful to their pastors,” stated Edward Shawchuk, the Knights’ state deputy for B.C. and the Yukon. “It’s extremely important to show solidarity with our brothers.”
Eparch Ken Nowakowski of New Westminster fully endorses the action. Besides being the leader of Ukrainian Catholics in this province, he is the Knights’ state chaplain for B.C. and the Yukon. 
While in Lviv March 2, the eparch will unite his “prayers with all of our brother Knights and the faithful of the Church in Canada.”
Read the full article here.

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