Spring 2010 Harvard Council Rush

Don't Go Greek, Go Roman!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 7-7:20pm & 7:30-8:30pm: Rosary Night & Theology on Tap, respectively
Recitation of the Holy Rosary, St. Paul Parish Student Chapel; please contact William Little '10 (wlittle [at] fas.harvard.edu) if you have any questions. All are welcome, casual attire. Following the Rosary, you are invited to join us for Theology on Tap, which will be held at Trata on Mt. Auburn Street. The speaker for Theology on Tap is Fr. Thomas Massaro, S.J., who will be presenting on the Pope's latest encyclical on ethics in business.

Thursday, March 4th, 6:00-6:45pm & 7-8pm: Vernon Hall Ministry & Lecture by Professor Glendon, respectively
Weekly Council visit to Vernon Hall Nursing Home for prayer and conversation with the residents. Please contact Alan O'Connor (aoconnor [at] fas.harvard.edu) if you are interested in participating. Following our visit to Vernon Hall, we will attend a Lecture by Professor Mary Ann Glendon on "U.S.-Holy See Relations" at Austin North, Harvard Law School, sponsored by the Harvard Catholic Law Students Association. Professor Glendon is the Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. A reception will be held immediately after the lecture, including hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and drinks. Please contact Peter Halabu (phalabu [at] jd10.law.harvard.edu) with any questions. All are welcome, semi-formal attire.

Friday, March 5th, 7-11:30pm: Film and Fish Fry
Award-winning Catholic Film Series (CFS) event in St. Paul Parish DiGiovanni Hall, The Mission, followed by a social justice discussion lead by Matt Cavedon '11 (mcavedon [at] fas.harvard.edu). [For the full CFS schedule please click here.] After the discussion, please stay for Fish Tacos IV--our greatest Lenten fish fry yet! A free-will donation to support the St. Paul's Food Pantry is greatly appreciated. All are welcome, casual attire.

Saturday, March 6th, 3-5pm: "The Importance of Sacramental Confession," Rev. William Murphy
A lecture sponsored by the Harvard Knights of Columbus at the St. Paul Parish Student Lounge on the reality of sin in our lives and the importance of reconciliation and daily payer, and in particular, devotion to Our Lady. All are welcome, casual attire.

Sunday, March 7th, 3-4:30pm: Exemplification of the First Degree and Holy Mass
Exemplification of the First Degree (Initiation) in Room 202 in the St. Paul Parish Student Center. Formal attire, candidates only. Following the First Degree, all Brothers are invited to attend Holy Mass at 5pm in the Lower Church. Dinner will be sponsored by the Council immediately following Holy Mass.


Instructions for Prospective Members

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world. Please click here for an informational video. The Order was founded in 1882 by the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, to unite Catholic men under the values of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Since that time, the Order has grown to include over 14,000 Councils, spread across the world. In 2006, Past Grand Knight and President of the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Association, Michael V. Brewer, founded the Pope John Paul II Council (No.14188) to serve St. Paul Parish and the Harvard Catholic community. We now invite you to consider joining our work—a quest to grow in faith while serving those around us. For your convenience, our new Council newsletter, Milites Veritati, is available by linking here.

Importantly, the Knights is unique fraternal experience at Harvard, distinct from other campus organizations.
We are a Council of men deeply committed to Christ, Holy Mother Church, and each other's spiritual formation—diligently building up the Kingdom of Christ, one man at a time. Attendance and participation, therefore, are taken with seriousness and dedication. We welcome you to explore our rich history and brotherhood at Harvard, comprised of both undergraduate and graduate men, spanning all academic disciplines.

Membership Requirements

To join the Knights of Columbus, a man must be at least 18 years of age and a practical Catholic. Typically, members of the Pope John Paul II Council have some affiliation with Harvard University, though exceptions to this may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any man interested in joining our Council should contact either the Undergraduate Membership Director, Christopher Oppermann, or the Graduate Membership Director, Peter Halabu, by sending an email to HarvardKnights [at] gmail.com. At events, candidates are encouraged to meet the current members, ask questions, and learn about the mission of the Knights of Columbus and our Council's work. Candidates should obtain and complete a Form-100 Membership Document, which will be available at all events. Finally, all men seeking membership must attend the Exemplification of the First Degree on Sunday, March 7th.