Council News

Sent to Columbia - Knights in Action

posted Jun 24, 2013, 7:52 PM by Isaac Salazar

Knights from San Juan de los Caballeros Council 13684 help to unveil a bronze relief depicting the baptism of Jesus. Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, Father Larry Brito, and Deacon Miguel Salazar look on. The relief was created by Father Brito in clay and bronzed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The new doors and relief were done to celebrate 100 years of the Church building and 415 years as a Parish in Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico. Knights helped organize and partially fund the project about 14 months in advance.

San Juan Vespers 2013

posted Jun 24, 2013, 7:21 PM by Isaac Salazar

Celebrating 100 years of the Church and 415 years as a Parish with new doors and bronze relief created by Fr. Larry Brito. 

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Council Officers for 2012-2013 fraternal year

posted Jun 28, 2012, 5:16 PM by Isaac Salazar

Grand Knight Johnny B Vigil 
Financial Secretary Ramon F Quintana
Deputy Grand Knight Michael S Montoya 
Chancellor Isaac F Salazar 
Recorder Mel Apodaca 
Treasurer John B Vigil III
Advocate Rudolph A Fernandez
Warden Benito M Herrera 
Inside Guard  Theodore M Martinez 
Outside Guard Pedro Trujillo
One Year Trustee UNASSIGNED
Two Year Trustee Martin A Guillen
Three Year Trustee Lino F Herrera Sr

CDWDS Confirms Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb

posted Apr 27, 2012, 2:18 PM by Isaac Salazar

The text of the Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb, approved in English and Spanish by the USCCB in November 2008, has been confirmed by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments; the English text was confirmed on December 8, 2011 (Prot. n. 1422/08/L), and the Spanish text followed on March 1, 2012 (Prot. n. 125/12/L). Timothy Cardinal Dolan, USCCB President, authorized its use in the liturgy as of March 26, 2012, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

This new blessing was originally developed in March 2008 by the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities for inclusion in the Book of Blessings and Bendicional, and further refined by the Committee on Divine Worship and the body of Bishops. The introduction to the rite observes that the blessing of an unborn child “sustains the parents by imparting grace and comfort in time of concern and need, unites the parish in prayer for the unborn child, and fosters respect for human life within society.”

Within Mass, the blessing of a child in the womb takes place after the Prayer of the Faithful; an additional solemn blessing at the end of Mass is also provided, drawn from number 272 of the Book of Blessings. The blessing may also take place within a celebration of the Word of God, celebrated by a priest or deacon either in a church or at another suitable location (such as a hospital, the home of the parents, etc.).

In sending the recognitio for the Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb, the Congregation also offered the following suggestion: “Supplementary materials for the faithful based on the themes of the ritual or even the text itself, such as a prayer card that could be prayed privately by an expectant mother, could certainly be created and distributed.” While there are no immediate plans to create such resources at a national level, diocesan efforts or even local efforts at the parish level could be undertaken at any time.

The text of the new Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb/Rito de bendición de una criatura en el vientre materno will be made available on the USCCB website during the week before Mother’s Day (May 13, 2012), with a printed booklet to follow, published by USCCB Communications.(The two U.S. publishers of the Book of Blessings, Catholic Book Publishing Corp. and Liturgical Press, are also expected to publish editions of the rite.)

Image with text for Right of Blessing.

Founders Day March 29th

posted Mar 29, 2012, 2:11 PM by Isaac Salazar

On Founder’s Day this March 29th, we celebrate the anniversary of the Knights of Columbus.

As we celebrate the legacy of Father McGivney and the contributions of our brother Knights since 1882, we also prepare for an even greater future as we live out the vision of our founder.

The anniversary of the realization of Father McGivney’s dream is a cause for celebration.

Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism is the definitive biography of our founder, a post-Civil War-era priest at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., whose cause for sainthood is under consideration by the Vatican.

During your council’s celebration of the Order’s 126th anniversary, consider reading excerpts from this book at your events, and presenting copies of the publication to your parish priests, a local library, Catholic schools, or to outstanding members of your council.

Use this link to order copies of Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism

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posted Feb 8, 2012, 12:00 PM by Isaac Salazar

Council Free Throw Competition

posted Feb 7, 2012, 5:33 PM by Isaac Salazar   [ updated Feb 7, 2012, 5:35 PM ]

Photos courtesy of Anthony and Andrea Lucero 


posted Jan 16, 2012, 11:30 AM by Isaac Salazar

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

Fr. Barron on Becoming a Saint

posted Nov 2, 2011, 12:09 PM by Isaac Salazar   [ updated Nov 2, 2011, 12:09 PM ]

Becoming a Saint

November Birthdays

posted Nov 1, 2011, 6:26 PM by Isaac Salazar

Charlie Gasca 11-13
Anastacio Sisneros 11-24

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