Supreme Knight Announces New Marian Prayer Program

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Continuing a decades-long tradition, the Knights of Columbus launched their sixteenth international prayer program this August. The new program, dedicated to the Blessed Mother under te title of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians, was announced by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at the Organizational Meeting of State Deputies in New Haven, Conn., and unveiled at the Supreme Convention in Baltimore.  Since 1979, more than 16 million faithful have participated in K of C-sponsored prayer services conducted through this program.  The blessed images will travel Orderwide through local councils, which will organize prayer programs for their parishes and communities. The Trenton Diocese Coordinator, John Gazis, FDD, will recieve the Image and delivered it to the District Deputies in the Trenton DIocese, with prayer services to begin shortly thereafter. The Image will follow a similiar path as theprevious Icons, spending 2 weeks in a District. Each District Deputy should receive the Image at least twice during the course of the program.