On Mothering Sunday

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

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

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?