Knights of Columbus Council 15234 at Holy Family Church in Brentwood, 9100 Crockett Road, will host a prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, to honor St. Joseph and pray for his intercession in preserving, cultivating, and passing on the Catholic faith to future generations. All members of the community are invited to attend.
The prayer service is part of the Knights of Columbus Pilgrim Icon Program. Every few years, the Knights select an icon of a saint whose patronage is particularly inspiring to Knights and their communities to be featured in the program. The icons travel from council to council and serve as the centerpieces for prayer services in parishes.
The St. Joseph Icon program flows from the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis in 2021, and is inspired by his apostolic letter “Patris Corde.”
In the first year of his pontificate, Pope Francis received the Knights’ Board of Directors in a private audience, during which the Holy Father said, “I commend all of you in a special way to the intercession of St. Joseph, the protector of the Holy Family of Nazareth, who is an admirable model of those manly virtues of quiet strength, integrity, and fidelity, which the Knights of Columbus are committed to preserving, cultivating, and passing on to future generations of Catholic men.”