Mother's Day has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States on the second Sunday of May for over 100 years, but the traditions is much, much older, and is rooted in the Catholic faith. Mothering Sunday is also known as Laetare Sunday. It is St. Paul's words in the Mass of the day … Continue reading On Mothering Sunday
24 Hours is All It Takes
By becoming a Knight and giving just 24 hours a year, a man can be a better Catholic, father, and husband and make a difference in the Church and his community. Some men don’t think they have time to join Knights. Ask them if they have just 24 hours. In just that short time frame, … Continue reading 24 Hours is All It Takes
Good Friday Liturgy
As we get closer to Easter, the Knights of Columbus are encouraging families in our parish communities to attend a Good Friday Mass at All Souls Catholic Church (Sanford), Nativity Catholic Church (Longwood), or a parish of your choice on April 19. Despite Good Friday’s central nature in the heart of Christianity, attendance at services … Continue reading Good Friday Liturgy
Knights on the Air
In 1941, the Knights’ Service Department provided councils with the cutting-edge technology to communicate with members and the public in marking of the Order’s founding. Today, Knights tweet, post, share and update. Through the 1930s and 1940s communicating could include soaps and dramas and radio was king. “Founding of the Knights of Columbus” was the … Continue reading Knights on the Air
On the Feast of Saint Joseph
ON THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSEPH By Pope Paul VI Church calls on Saint Joseph as Protector, Guide During the Holy Mass celebrated in St. Peter's on the feast of St. Joseph, the Holy Father gave the following homily: Dearest brethren, sons and daughters! Today's feast invites us to meditate about Saint Joseph, Our Lord … Continue reading On the Feast of Saint Joseph
How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?
The Practice Began in the Early Days of the Church The practice of fasting and abstaining from certain foods is an ancient one that has been practiced by many religions. In the early years of Christianity in Europe, the Church instituted the practice of requiring the faithful to abstain from eating meat on Fridays in … Continue reading How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?
Time for long-sleeve relief
It is a campaign that has been a Lenten staple for Florida Catholic readers for 14 years. And this year, the publication hopes the annual event will again inspire readers to serve an important need for workers who toil in Florida’s sun while they gain a greater understanding of efforts of empowerment farmworkers undertake in … Continue reading Time for long-sleeve relief