Announcing Spring Rush 2012: Jan 29th - Feb 5th

Don't Go Greek, Go Roman!
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Please check our website throughout the week, as some times, dates, and locations may change. Any questions can be directed to the Rush Chairman, Br. Antone Martinho, by sending an e-mail to antonemartinho [at] We look forward to seeing you! If you haven't already, you can register here with the Harvard Council.

Sunday, January 29th, 6:15pm-7:30pm: Student Spaghetti Supper. Please join us in DiGiovanni Hall immediately following Student Mass for the Catholic Student’s Association’s traditional spaghetti supper, brought to you by the Knights of Columbus. A brief information presentation on the Knights will be given, and Council information and Rush sign-ups will be available.

Monday, January 30th, 6pm-7:30pm: Dinner and Meet & Greet. Please join us in the Harvard Catholic Center student lounge for pizza and drinks. Meet the fellow council brothers, learn more about our activities and mission, and enjoy free dinner. All are welcome. Casual attire.

Thursday, February 2nd, 8:30-11pm: Adoration and Card Tournament. Accompany the Brothers in prayer for a Holy Hour in the Catholic Center chapel (to include a rosary and a directed meditation). Monopoly Deal card tournament to follow. No prior experience necessary! All are welcome. Casual attire.

Friday, February 3rd, 6:30pm: First Friday Holy Mass at Boston Cathedral. Join the Brothers for Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Dinner in the North End to follow. Meet outside the ticket gates, downstairs in the Harvard Square T station, in front of the ticket machines, at 6:30pm. Dress appropriately for Mass, coat and tie encouraged. While other Rush events will be payed for, we regret that dinner in the North End will be at each person’s own expense. There is no obligation to attend dinner.

Saturday, February 4th, 6:30pm: Candlepin Bowling at Sacco’s! Join us to pray the rosary in the Upper Church before heading to Sacco’s for candlepin bowling and dinner! Dinner will be provided courtesy of our Worthy Financial Secretary. Candidates’ bowling will be sponsored by current Brothers. Meet in the Narthex (front entry) of St. Paul's Church. All are welcome. Casual attire.

Sunday, February 5th, 3:00pm: Initiation and Holy Mass. Registration prior to the Exemplification of the First Degree (Initiation) will take place in Room 203 of the Harvard Catholic Center at St. Paul Parish. [Brothers, as candidates are preparing in the Antechamber, Room 203, please arrive and prepare in the Degree Chamber, Room 202.] Candidates only for registration. Formal attire (shirt and tie, coat encouraged) for all present. Following the First Degree, all Brothers are invited to attend Holy Mass together at 5pm in the Lower Church.

A special event for Brothers and new initiates only will take place later Sunday evening and will be announced after Exemplification.

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 the Rush Chairman, Br. Antone Martinho, by sending an e-mail to antonemartinho [at]

At events, candidates are encouraged to meet the Brothers, 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, February 5th, 2011.