Fall 2012 Rush II, Nov. 5-11: Join the best!

Don't Go Greek, Go Roman!

Below is our schedule of Rush events. With the exception of the First Degree Exemplification, which is intended for new members only, all are welcome at our events. Please check our website throughout the week, as some times, dates, and locations may change. Any questions can be directed to us by emailing harvardknights [at] gmail.comWe look forward to seeing you this week! If you haven't already, you can register with the Harvard Council at www.harvardknights.org

Monday, November 5th, 7:00pm-8:00pm: Holy Family Society. Please join us in Room 202 of the Harvard Catholic Center for a meeting of our catechetical group, which meets on Mondays throughout the semester to foster study of scripture, the cultivation of the interior life, and promote a greater understanding of the teachings of Holy Mother Church. This year we will be studying KofC’s Luke E. Hart Series, which methodically covers the Catechism of the Catholic Church. All are welcome. Casual attire.

Wednesday, November 7th, 7pm: Chick-fil-a and Game (K)night: Please join us in the Lounge of the Harvard Catholic Center for a fun night of food and fellowship. Come to learn more about the Knights of Columbus, enjoy delicious Chick-fil-a, beer (for those 21+), and games. All are welcome. Casual attire.

Friday, November 9th, 7pm: Rosary and Finale Dessert. Please join us for the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the St. Paul Parish Chapel (1st floor of 29 Mt. Auburn St.). Following prayer we will go as a group to Finale Restaurant for a 10 course chocolate dessert provided by the Knights of Columbus. All are welcome. Casual attire.

Sunday, November 11th, 3pm: 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 (2nd Floor of the Harvard Catholic Center). [Brothers, as candidates are preparing in the Antechamber, please arrive and prepare in the Harvard Catholic Center Lounge.] Candidates only for registration. Formal attire (shirt and tie, coat encouraged) for all present. Following the Exemplification of the First Degree, all are invited to attend Holy Mass together at 5pm in the Upper Church. Following Mass, we invite all Brothers to join us DiGiovanni Hall for spaghetti supper and socializing.

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 ‘07, founded the Blessed 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.

Membership in 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 disciples.
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 James Hamilton 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 Council events, or upon request. Finally, all men seeking membership must attend the Exemplification of the First Degree on Sunday, November 11th, 2012.