Brother Knights:


I strongly encourage all of the Oklahoma Knights of Columbus Councils to follow the steps set forth below to implement the Prayer for Life Novena during the month of October and the following months, in order for your respective councils to be eligible for the Columbian award.   This information is also available on the KOC # 12108 web site under Links on the left side, then scroll down  and click on the Novena For Life and on the  Prayer for Life Prayer Cards (#4665)  link to view the Prayer for Life Novena prayer cards, which can be ordered from Supreme. 


There has never been a time in the history of our country when abortion advocates have been more vocal and unrepentant in promoting abortion rights. We are now seeing billboards and commercials openly promoting abortion across the country, so I encourage each of you to participate in this Novena for Life and pray that God will have mercy on our country and deliver us from a culture of death to a culture of life.


Vivat Jesus,


Victor E. Munding

Knights of Columbus

State Life Director

Action Steps

  1. Working with your pastor, obtain his recommendations on conducting a Novena for Life. Consider using novenas provided by the USCCB, such as the 9 Days for Life Novena in January.
  2. Set a date for the novena. Consider incorporating it as part of the council’s participation in a 40 Days for Life campaign or schedule it to precede a major feast day or pro-life event.
  3. Plan the schedule, events, and activities for the novena. Visit to explore resources for potential intentions, reflections, events and more. Requirements for the nine days are broad and should be molded to suit your parish and community. Keep the following recommendations in mind when planning your Novena for Life:
    • Anchor the beginning and end of the nine days with public church services like a Mass or rosary
    • Consider organizing a social activity during the novena for the parish to come together and celebrate life
    • Involve members of many parish organizations, especially the parish school and religious education leaders, in promoting and participating in the novena and services
    • Invite members of local culture of life groups to join in your novena and services
  4. Order Prayer for Life Prayer Cards (#4665) through Supplies Online, the supply ordering portal available on Officers Online, and distribute them to members of the parish. Have these prayer cards available the week prior to the start of the novena, at the opening church service and at all associated activities. Also place a good supply of prayer cards in your church and council hall.
  5. Prior the start of the novena, use the sample press release as a model to create and distribute a tailored release to local media.
  6. Build public interest for the event! Promote the Novena for Life in your parish and larger community through a variety of efforts:
    • Prominently display promotional posters (which can be ordered through Supplies Online)
    • Bulletin announcements
    • Pulpit announcements
    • Posting on your council and parish website / social media pages
  7. To gain credit for your program, complete the associated reporting forms and submit them to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Mission. Remember to retain copies for your council records.