The Knights of Columbus defends the dignity of each human being at every stage of life. Your council should stand ready to assist any pregnant woman in need, are for the elderly, aid the handicapped, empower those with special needs to realize their full potential and bring attention to the injustices of abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia and assisted suicide.
|Marches for Life (featured) –|
The Knights of Columbus encourages others to choose life through public support of the pro-Life cause. Showing unwavering public support for the right to life. This featured program earns two credits towards the Columbian Award.
|Special Olympics (featured) –|
Celebrate the intrinsic worth and dignity of every single human being through the special Olympics. Work with special Olympics affiliates to determine how best to fund, sponsor or volunteer for events in the local
|Ultrasound Program (featured) –|
Save lives by helping each abortion-minded woman who visits a pro-life pregnancy care center to choose life by viewing her unborn child on an ultrasound machine. Supreme Council will provide 50% to complete funding for purchase of an ultrasound machine. This featured program earns two credits towards the Columbian Award.
|Christian Refugee Relief –|
Help save persecuted and at-risk Christians facing genocide all over the world, particularly in the Middle East. Councils will aid this cause by collaborating with their parishes to spread awareness and raise funds to help these Christians and those in their care.
|Silver Rose –|
The silver rose program demonstrates the unity between Knights of Columbus in Canada, the United States and Mexico, through a series of prayer services promoting the dignity of all human life and honoring Our Lady. Each year, from early March through mid-December, Silver Roses are stewarded by councils along routes from Canada to Mexico. The pilgrimage is a rosary-centered occasion for Knights, parishioners and community to pray for respect for life, for the spiritual renewal of each nation, and for the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
|Mass for People with Special Needs (new) –|
Celebrating a mass for People with special needs can be the first of many steps toward integrating them into regular weekly or even daily mass — and more deeply into all of the sacraments and other aspects of parish life. Holding this mass sends the message that all of God’s children are welcome under the parish roof and that every person is an integral part of the parish family.
|Pregnancy Center Support (new) –|
Councils can provide aid to pregnancy centers and offer support to help women choose life. Councils can provide
|Novena for Life (new) –|
Lead your community in the spiritual fight to establish a culture of life in our nations. Councils will promote a novena, nine days of sustained prayer, to build up a culture of life in our parishes, homes and wider community. Council participation in Novena for Life is required to qualify for the Columbian award.