131st Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention


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 131st Supreme Convention, comes from San Antonio, Texas, August 6th to 8th.
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:

• Knights response to the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut
• Disaster relief for Superstorm Sandy
• Coats for Kids initiative
• Prosthetics program for children affected by the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti
  and so much more…

Broadcast Schedule

Tuesday, September 3rd
09:00 ET Opening Mass: Principal Celebrant & Homilist: Most Rev. Gustavo García-Siller, Archbishop of San Antonio
10:45 ET Documentary “For Greater Glory: The True Story of the Cristeros”
11:15 ET Interviews in order of appearance:
  • Rev. Robert Weiss, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Newtown Connecticut
  • Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio
11:30 ET Documentary “I Am My Brother’s Keeper”
12:15 ET Commentary in lead-up to Supreme Knight’s Annual Report
12:45 ET Supreme Knight’s Annual Report
14:45 ET Interviews in order of appearance:
  • Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore & Supreme Chaplain to Knights
  • Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight
  • Edward Shawchuk, State Deputy, British Columbia & Yukon State Council
  • Kathryn Jean Lopez, Speaker at Women’s Lunch
  • Christopher Lewis, President American Wheelchair Mission
  • Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
  • His Eminence, Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington D.C
  • Most Rev. Albert LeGatt, Archbishop of St. Boniface, Manitoba
  • Kevin Daudlin State Deputy, Ontario Council and Jaime Libaque, Marketing Director Ontario Council
  • Gilles Doiron, State Deputy, Saskatchewan & President of the Canadian Association
17:00 ET States Dinner:
  • Invocation: His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
  • Keynote: His Eminence Seán Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston
  • Greeting: Most Rev. Gustavo García-Siller, Archbishop of San Antonio
  • Remarks by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York & President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Remarks by Most Rev. Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton & President, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Benediction: Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore & Supreme Chaplain

For more information on the Knights of Columbus and this year’s convention visit their official website.

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