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Knights of Columbus Lenten Pilgrimage - March 17, 2018

Lenten Pilgrimage Flyer

A pilgrimage is a Christian devotional practice with an ancient tradition and history. The faithful go on pilgrimage by journeying to shrines and sacred places to pray there and draw closer to God. Saint John Paul II explained, “pilgrimage was a process of conversion, a yearning for intimacy with God and a trusting plea for their material needs. For the Church, pilgrimages, in all their multiple aspects, have always been a gift of grace”


12:00 Lunch & Book Signing
1:00 George Weigel presentation: Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II
2:00 Tours and Confessions
3:30 Holy Rosary
4:00 Vigil Mass celebrated by Maryland State Chaplain Rev. Jason Worley


Guest Speaker: George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mr. Weigel received a B.A. from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and an M.A. from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto. He is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates in fields including divinity, philosophy, law, and social science. From 1989 through June 1996, Mr. Weigel was president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he led a wide-ranging, ecumenical and inter-religious program of research and publication on foreign and domestic policy issues. From June 1996, as a Senior Fellow, Mr. Weigel prepared a major study of the life, thought, and action of Pope John Paul II. Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II was published to international acclaim in the fall of 1999.


Space is limited.
The cost is $20 per person, up to a maximum of $75 per family. This offsets the cost of a boxed lunch and provides a donation to the shrine.

Make checks payable to Maryland State Council and send to:
Vince Grauso, State Treasurer
14771 Betula Way
Dayton, MD 21036

Founder's Day Mass and Dinner - Sunday, March 25th

Founder's Day Information

The Founders Day Mass and Awards Dinner honors our Founder Michael J. McGivney and gives us the opportunity to recognize and honor the Maryland State Council's Citizen, Catholic Teacher, Family, Police Officer, Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician of the Year.

Care Net - Celebration of Life Banquet

Celebration of Life Banquet Information Sheet

Fellow Pro-Life Warriors,

On March 24, a Saturday, Care Net will host their annual fund raising dinner. 

Each year Care Net has a different guest speaker and this year it will be Abby Johnson, former Director of Planned Parenthood. 

It is important in the Pro-Life community to continuously educate and understand our foes, and no better way than to listen to one who was part of the fabric of Planned Parenthood.


Abby's website is:


The purpose of our Annual Banquet is to give honor and praise to the Lord, raise funds, tell you the latest news about the operations of the Center, and encourage volunteer participation. The banquet raises more than 25% of our annual budget. This ministry exists by the grace of God, and because of the unwavering support of YOU, our donors.  


For more information about Care Net visit:

Supreme Convention Volunteer Information Request

Volunteer Information Sheet

The Maryland State Council is still in need of volunteers for the 2018 Supreme Convention in Baltimore in August. Currently we only have about half of the volunteers we need with less than 6 months to go.

It is important to get our volunteers as soon as possible so we can develop our roster, confirm the dates and hours, conduct training and have enough leeway to reschedule any changes or cancellations before the convention begins. So, If you have not yet submitted your volunteer form please do so as soon as possible.

You should be aware that Registration and Country Store are fully staffed. The greatest need is for Hierarchy Drivers for all dates and times noted on the form and for Greeters for the dates and times noted on the form especially the 7 am - 11 am, 3 pm - 7 pm  and 7 pm - 10 pm shifts, and for Monday August 6th all shifts. In addition, Youth Activities, and Ladies Luncheon - Table Hostess volunteers are needed as well. 

Please remember that In addition to Brother Knights, spouses and adult children can also volunteer. District Deputies and Grand Knights, please ensure your councils and council members are aware of these volunteer opportunities and encourage their participation. An updated Volunteer form is attached reflecting these updates, it can also be found on the state web site at  

Please volunteer as soon as you can to make this convention a success. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Jack Giacalone at 301 774 6338.

Thank you for your participation.

Stephen M. Cohen
State Deputy

Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program

KOC Scholarship Information

The Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus in partnership with the Knights of Columbus Insurance Advisors is the sponsor of several High School Scholarships for its members and for Catholic students in general. Please see the attached for more information.

Council Facebook Page



For those Knights from our Council that are Facebook users. Here is the link to our Council's Facebook page:


You can also get to our Facebook page from our UKnight home page by clicking on the Facebook button up the top part of the page.


We will use it to post event pictures, updates, and meeting/event reminders, that will then show up on your Facebook newsfeed.