Spring Rush 2013: February 18th-24th

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, February 18th, 7pm-8pm: Holy Family Society: Please join us in the Lounge of the Harvard Catholic Center for the meeting of our catechetical group, which meets on Mondays throughout the semester to foster a devotion to 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, and the topic for this week is Introduction to Catholic Liturgy. All are welcome.

Tuesday, February 19th, 8pm: Totus and Super Tuesday: Join us in the Upper Church for Totus Tuesday. This includes Eucharistic Adoration, optional Confession, Liturgy of the Hours, prayer and reflection. Then join us in the Lounge of the Harvard Catholic Center for Super Tuesday, an evening of food and fellowship.

Thursday, February 21st, 6pm-8pm: Stations of the Cross: Brother James Card will be leading the Knights through the Stations of the Cross in Room 202 of the Catholic Center. Afterwards, we will go out for a bite to eat at a place selected by the rushers for fellowship.

Friday, February 22th, 7:30pm-10:30pm: Jesus in Harvard Square: Join us in the Upper Church for Jesus in Harvard, led by the Men’s Schola. Holy Hour (Eucharistic Adoration and optional Confession) will begin at 7:30pm. Holy Mass in the Upper Church will be at 9pm, and a Social will take place afterwards at 10pm.

Saturday, February 23rd, 6:30pm: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Performance: Join us to support Brother Todd Jones in his performance of the hilarious Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog at the Adams Pool Theatre. Meet at the Catholic Center Lounge at 6:30. Afterwards, we shall visit the Kong as a Council for a night of Chinese food. If you plan on coming, please email Brother James Hamilton (jphamilt [at] college.harvard.edu) as there are a limited number of reserved tickets, or just show up!

Sunday, February 24th,  3:00pm: Initiation and Holy Mass. Registration prior to the Exemplification of the First Degree (Initiation) will take place in the 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 Room 202 of the Harvard Catholic Center.] 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.

Instructions for Prospective Members

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 over 1.8 million members in 15,000 Councils worldwide. In 2006, former Grand Knight and President of the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Association, Br. Michael V. Brewer ‘07, founded the Pope John Paul II Council (No. 14188) to serve the Harvard Catholic Center based at St. Paul Parish. 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 a 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 undergraduate and graduate students, spanning all academic disciplines, as well as faculty, alumni, and young-adult professionals.

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, February 24th, 3:00pm.

These official videos below are provided courtesy of the
Supreme Office's YouTube Channel

membership inquiries to HarvardKnights [at] gmail.com
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