Fall Rush 2010

Don't Go Greek, Go Roman!

Below is our schedule of Fall Rush events. With the exception of the First Degree Exemplification, which is intended for new members only, all are welcome at our other events. Please check back later, as some times and dates may change. Any questions may be directed to us by emailing harvardknights [at] gmail. Hope to see you around these coming weeks!

Wednesday, September 15th: Candidate Interviews Begin
Candidates will be interviewed at some point between the 15th and 22nd of September. If candidates have not heard from us regarding an interview by Monday the 20th, they should contact us immediately via email.
Friday, September 17th, 7:30pm: Catholic Film Series
We will be screening The Great Gatsby, the latest installment in our award-winning film series. Catholic Student Center Lounge (20 Arrow St.). Preceded by a Jazz-age social at 7pm. All are welcome. Casual attire.
Sunday, September 19th, 1-4pm: St. Paul's Parish Picnic
Come and celebrate with the rest of the St. Paul Parish community, as the Knights assist in food preparation and running the picnic. Danehy Park (99 Sherman Street). All are welcome. Causal attire
Wednesday, September 22nd, 7 pm: Council Rosary
The Council will be praying a Rosary in the St. Paul’s Blessed Sacrament Chapel (ground floor). Our intentions will be for the new candidates and for blessings on our work throughout the year. All are welcome. Casual attireIn addition, candidate interviews will conclude on this day. The Council will have a voting session in the evening to approve candidates nominated for membership. Candidates who have been accepted will be notified on Thursday, September 23rd.
Thursday, September 23rd, 6-7pm: Service Project
Candidates are invited to accompany us to Vernon Hall Nursing Home (8 Dana Street) as we visit with the elderly. All are welcome. Casual attire. Meet at St. Paul's courtyard at 6:00pm to head over.
Saturday, September 25th, 1:30-3:30pm: The Importance of Sacramental Confession
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.
Saturday, September 25th, 10pm-2am: Social
Some end-of-the-week festivities sponsored by one of the council brothers. Winthrop House, Room I-33. All are welcome, casual attire.
Sunday, September 26th, 3-4:30pm: Exemplification & 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. 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.

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 Chr
ist, 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 Deputy Grand Knight Christopher Oppermannby sending an email to HarvardKnights [at] gmail. 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 Council events, or upon request. Finally, all men seeking membership must attend the Exemplification of the First Degree on Sunday, September 26th, 2010.