Founded by a humble parish priest in Connecticut in the late-19th century, the Knights of Columbus are one of the largest lay Catholic organizations in the world. There are nearly 2 million members today dedicated to helping others and present in 17 countries.
Each year, Knights from around the world gather to celebrate their faith and works of charity. Their charitable donations have increased in the past year to more than $177 million and have volunteered over 75 million hours.
On Tuesday, August 1st, join Salt + Light for a full day LIVE coverage of the 135th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus from St. Louis, Missouri. Our coverage will feature powerful stories of hope and charity and exclusive interviews with Cardinals, Bishops, Knights and church leaders.
Celebrate the charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism of the Knights as they look back on an extraordinary year and the many faith-filled efforts to strengthen family life, promote religious freedom, and build a better future for all. See the schedule below to know when to tune in.
For more information on the Knights of Columbus and this year’s convention visit their official website.
The opening Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis. He will be joined by hundreds of priests, bishops and cardinals, as well as Knights and their families. Thousands are expected to attend.
Business Session and Supreme Knight’s annual report
An evening of festivities and celebration for the Knights and their families. One of the main highlights of the evening is the long procession before dinner begins when each state and province is features through music and song. The keynote speaker for this event is Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Texas.
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