129th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention August 2-4, 2011

Started by a humble parish priest, the Knights of Columbus have grown into the world’s largest lay Catholic organization with over 1.8 million members.

Every year the Knights gather to celebrate their faith and the work they do. In particular, they celebrate the organization’s core principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The statistics are always stunning. In the last decade alone over 1.4 billion dollars have been raised and 653 million hours volunteered for those in need.

This year’s gathering, the 129th Supreme Convention, comes from Denver, Colorado, August 2nd to 4th. For more information on the Knights of Columbus and this year’s convention visit their official website.


Broadcast Schedule


Tuesday, August 2nd
11:30am ET: Opening Mass
Main celebrant: Archbishop Charles Chaput OFM Cap. LIVE

3:00pm ET: Opening Session
Featuring the annual report by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. LIVE

9:30pm ET:
States Dinner
Speakers to include: Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Juan Sandoval, and Archbishop Gerald Lacroix of Quebec. Includes an encore presentation of the Opening Session. LIVE


Wednesday, August 3rd
10:00am - 11:00am ET: Concelebrated Mass LIVE


Thursday, August 4th
10:00am - 11:00am ET: Annual Memorial Mass LIVE


Salt + Light’s Television coverage will be continuous between the key events of the day. Join us as we highlight the initiatives of the Knights in the last year and offer documentaries that explore not only the Knights, but our faith. Throughout our broadcast, we’ll also highlight some areas that the Knights have been particularly focused on, this includes:

• involvement in World Youth Day and the Love and Life English Catechesis site in Madrid.
• prosthetics program for children affected by the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
• Blessed John Paul II and his relationship with the Knights.
• Fathers for Good initiative promoting involved fatherhood.