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In addition, the of Columbus Supreme Convention will be broadcast by four popular Catholic media outlets. Live coverage will be provided by the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), Canada’s Salt and Light Television, and Boston-based CatholicTV. SiriusXM Radio’s The Catholic Channel will also broadcast from the event, taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The three television networks will broadcast the proceedings throughout opening day, Tuesday, Aug. 7, and all the Wednesday and Thursday morning Masses. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT with the Opening Mass, celebrated by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. The convention’s Opening Business Session, featuring Supreme Knight Carl Anderson’s annual report, begins at 1 p.m. and the States Dinner starts at 7 p.m.
The Mass on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to be celebrated by Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, with homily by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, begins at 8 a.m. EDT, as does the Memorial Mass on Thursday, Aug. 9, to be celebrated by Supreme Chaplain, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.
Streaming coverage will be available on each network’s website.
Salt and Light: https://saltandlighttv.org/live/
Two regular satellite radio programs from The Catholic Channel will originate from the convention city: Conversation with Cardinal Dolan (Tuesday at 2 p.m. EDT) and Busted Halo (Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m. EDT). Streaming is available through SiriusXM, https://player.siriusxm.com/welcome (subscription).
A Higher Purpose
Spread devotion to Our Lady and pray for our brothers and sisters of faith who are at risk around the world through the Marian Icon Prayer Program. As the new Marian Icon is brought on pilgrimage through the jurisdiction, councils will host the Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians Icon for a prayer service at their parish.
The 2018-2019 Marian Icon Prayer Program presents the 18th Marian Icon sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Like its predecessors, the program features a Marian image, 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. 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
Chairman Role and Responsibilities
• Work with your pastor and the jurisdiction Marian Icon Prayer Program chairman to obtain their recommendations and to plan for the event.
• Identify council and parish members to fulfill the various roles required in the service.
• Order supplies through Supplies Online, the supply ordering portal available on Oﬃcers Online.
• Promote the event!
• Ensure that the Icon is successfully received by your council and handed to the next council.
• In partnership with your council Christian Refugee Relief chairman, consider planning an event in conjunction with your prayer service.
• Complete and submit all associated reporting forms to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Mission.
For more information on how to institute this program and order the appropriate resources, go to https://www.kofc.org/en/programs/faith/marian-icon-prayer.html#/. Learn more by viewing the video below by EWTN.