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1147Fwd: [Navigators] September 8 Basilica Event

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  • vigor2@...
    Aug 7, 2013
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      Good evening Sir Knights of Elizabeth Bayley Seton Assembly.  Your services have been requested.  Please see details below.  Sign up link is noted below.  If you do not own Regalia (keep in mind swords will not be used) our Color Corp Commander has loaner Regalia for your use.  Don't look for a reason not to take part.  The 4th Degree, of which you are part of, makes up 7 1/2% of the total Knights of Columbus.  All of you are members of the Color Corp whether you have attended formal training or not.  It is a privilege and an honor to be asked to participate.
      We still need "a few good men", in this case, Sir Knights, to come and participate.  It will certainly be a day to remember!
      Any questions, contact me.  I look forward to seeing you on the 8th!
      Vivat Jesus
      Jay McCarthy, Faithful Admiral
      FDD, PGK, PFN
      703 477-5934

      All Knights of Columbus members and their families are invited to take part
      in this historic day.  In addition, All members of the Color Corps of the
      Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus are invited to take part in Full
      Fourth Degree Regalia.  Over 1000 Color Corps members are expected.  All
      Color Corps members who plan on participating are asked to sign up at the
      Supreme Website.  Swords are never used in Mary's House, so leave them at

      The link is at:
      Click on the box at the top and bottom of the page and fill in the form.  If
      a member does not have access to the website, he can notify his Faithful
      Navigator and District Master.  It will be an honor and a privilege to serve
      with you at this special event.

      Please pass this information on to your Assemblies and Color Corps members.
      For those of you who have been in the Color Corps at the Shrine please share
      with others the experiences of those events.  We must get the word out and
      let all Color Corps members know of this special opportunity.  Encourage all
      Faithful Navigators and Color Corps Commanders to get on the phone and
      encourage participation.

      The Color Corps has gathered at the Basilica before and in numbers in excess
      of 1000 members.  We said we would do it again.  Now is the time.  Submit
      your form.

      Make it so!
      Joseph Murtha, FM
      Provincial Secretary
      -----Original Message-----
      From: vigor2 <vigor2@...>
      To: george_costigan <george_costigan@...>; h2ojfb <h2ojfb@...>
      Sent: Wed, Aug 7, 2013 8:37 am
      Subject: Fwd: [Navigators] September 8 Basilica Event

      Background info from the Supreme website regarding upcoming event.

      Jay, FA

      Year of Faith Pilgrimage to
      America’s Catholic Church

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      In observance of the Year of Faith, Catholics from throughout the East Coast will gather in pilgrimage, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Popularly known as 'America’s Catholic Church,' the Basilica is the patronal church of the United States and its preeminent Marian shrine.
      The date is also the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Basilica’s 56-bell carillon, which was a gift of the Knights of Columbus.
      The pilgrimage begins with Mass at noon, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Rosary and renewal of the Order’s consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Benediction and a carillon recital will conclude the activities at approximately 3 p.m. Confessions will be available from 10 a.m. to noon.
      The Year of Faith is designed to renew the faith of Catholics so that we will be credible, joy-filled witnesses to the Risen Lord in the world today, capable of leading others to faith.
      The goal of the Year of Faith is to foster a deeper practice and witness of faith, as well as a deeper understanding of the truths of our faith that Jesus — the foundation of our faith — revealed. To do this, Catholics are encouraged to participate regularly in the sacraments, advance in personal prayer, participate in pilgrimages to sacred sites and improve their knowledge of the Church’s teachings, particularly through study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
      The Knights of Columbus has a long history with the National Shrine. The K of C provided $1 million for the construction of the campanile, known as the Knights Tower, which was dedicated in 1959. Four years later, the organization donated a carillon of 56 bells. On the day of the dedication (Sept. 8, 1963), Archbishop Patrick O’Boyle of Washington said, “To the members of the Knights of Columbus, in the name of the bishops of the country, I say we are deeply grateful for this wonderful gift. Long after we are gone, this tower and these bells will be paying honor to God and to his Mother.”
      The K of C also established a $1 million endowment in honor of Past Supreme Knight Luke E. Hart to promote Marian devotion at the National Shrine and to preserve and maintain the Basilica. For more than 30 years, Knights have funded, coordinated and staffed an usher ministry there. Since 1989, the K of C has regularly funded televised liturgies and other spiritual broadcasts from the Basilica. Most recently, the Knights donated $1 million for the installation of a mosaic depicting the Incarnation of Christ in the Great Upper Church.
      Please join Knights and their family members to worship, pray and renew the Order’s consecration to Our Lady.
      Sunday, September 8, 2013
      Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
      400 Michigan Avenue N.E., Washington, D.C., 20017
      Pilgrimage highlights include:
      • Solemn Mass at 12 noon with Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore
      • Remarks by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Tom Trudeau <trudeau7369@...>

      Cc: master 4th degree <master@...>
      Sent: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 1:48 pm
      Subject: [Navigators] September 8 Basilica Event

      On behalf of the Master, I am sending out the most recent update concerning the pilgrimage and re-dedication of the bell tower at the Basilica on September 8.
      The initial response has been good, but we have a long, long way to go.
      Here is where we stand as of August 5. 
      The Calvert Province has had 183 Sir Knights volunteer. 103 of these are from Virginia! Way to go Virginia! Thank you for your support!
      Breakdown: The 103 Virginia sign ups come from 26 Assemblies, with Rappahannock Assembly with the most sign-ups so far at 15, followed closely by Potomac Assembly with 12. 
      The Master has committed Virginia to provide 350 Sir Knights in Regalia for this event. Ideally, this is only 10 Sir Knights per Assembly, but we all know this will not be possible. So we need an all-out call out at each Assembly to rally for this “Once in a Lifetime Event”.
      As I get updates, I will keep all of you informed.
      We strongly encourage Assemblies to coordinate with your neighboring Assemblies and arrange for joint transportation, either busses or organized car pools.
      Again, Thank you for your tremendous support so far!
      I have attached the current VA listing for the event.
      Sent from VAKofC.org mail server