Things Every Knight Should Know
This section focuses on the tenants of our faith and assists in remembering key pillars. Much of the source information comes straight from the Catechism while other portions come from diocesan and Supreme Council sources.
|ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST|
|FATHER MCGIVNEY GUILD|
|KNIGHTS OF VIRGINIA|
|VIRGINIA KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHARITIES|
|KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUPREME COUNCIL|
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432. What are the precepts of the Church?
They are: 1) to attend Mass on Sundays and other holy days of obligation and to refrain from work and activities which could impede the sanctification of those days; 2) to confess one's sins, receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation at least once each year; 3) to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season; 4) to abstain from eating meat and to observe the days of fasting established by the Church; and 5) to help to provide for the material needs of the Church, each according to his own ability.
1. I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me.
2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
3. Remember to keep holy the LORD’S day.
4. Honor your father and your mother.
5. You shall not kill.
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not steal.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
* Can be received more than once.
250. How are the sacraments of the Church divided?
The sacraments are divided into: the sacraments of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist); the sacraments of healing (Penance and Anointing of the Sick);, and the sacraments at the service of communion and mission (Holy Orders and Matrimony). The sacraments touch all the important moments of Christian life. All of the sacraments are ordered to the Holy Eucharist “as to their end” (Saint Thomas Aquinas).
The Joyful Mysteries
The Mysteries of Light
The Baptism of Jesus
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden
The Glorious Mysteries
563. How does the Church pray to Mary?
Above all with the Hail Mary, the prayer with which the Church asks the intercession of the Virgin. Other Marian prayers are the Rosary, the Akathistos hymn, the Paraclesis, and the hymns and canticles of diverse Christian traditions.
For each of the five decades:
After saying the five decades, say the Hail, Holy Queen
Prayer concluding the Rosary
Hail, Holy Queen, etc. as above
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
Let us pray.
O God, whose only-begotten Son,
Conclude the Rosary with the Sign of the Cross.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
He descended into hell;
On the third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
Our Father who art in heaven,
The Hail Mary
Hail, Mary, full of grace,
Glory be to the Father
Glory be to the Father
Prayer Requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima (following each decade)
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell;
lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.
1. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12):
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12):
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
1. Feed the hungry.
1. Counsel the doubtful.
Knights of Columbus Council 5561