As a Catholic organization, The Knights of Columbus strive to provide our members with an environment which supports our Faith and its ongoing formation. Our monthly council meetings feature group prayer including the Rosary. The council is made aware of all those in need of prayers, and our members privately pray for them during that month.
Our Men's Discussion/Prayer Group meets monthly. The discussions are insightful, profound, and sometimes even funny. All Catholic men are welcomed to join this group whether you are a Knight or not.
We also host events designed to help in Faith formation which will be open to all to attend. They are announced in our Parish Bulletins as well as in the Needham Times. We hope to see you there.
The works of our Council are a reflection of the quote often attributed to Saint Francis, "Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words."
Helpful Faith Formation Resources
Word on Fire: The first and maybe best on-line ministry, started by Bishop Robert Barron, provides extraordinary Catholic wisdom, insight and teaching which are as up to date and relevant as your Facebook news feed. It features videos, weekly homilies, and terrific movie commentaries. Find them at www.wordonfire.org.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church: If you have questions about the teachings of the Church and want a definative answer, here's an easy to navigate on-line rendering of Catholic teachings from www.catholicity.com http://www.catholicity.com/catechism/
The Reason For Our Hope: Father Larry Richards from Eerie, PA has an on-line ministry geared towards men which is straight to the point and direct. His recorded weekly homilies are gentle when he needs to be, but Father Richards doesn't pull any punches. Great wisdom, passion and storytelling. As he says, "Your life will be changed forever!" Find him at www.thereasonforourhope.org
Father John Riccardo's Facebook Podcast page: Father Riccardo is a no-nonsense speaker who speaks in unvarnished talks about the Church's teachings, inspiring stories, and the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ. You just can't turn him off. https://www.facebook.com/FrJohnPodcast/
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN): America's first Catholic Cable Network has evolved into a media organization which is global in scope. Whether TV, Radio, Print Media, or Internet, EWTN is there with high quality programs, articles and audio recordings to help you dive deeply into Church teachings and their application in our world today. Check them out at: www.ewtn.com
Catholic Radio: 1060 AM in Boston is The Station of The Cross. Maybe you're thinking, "WHAT must Catholic radio be like?!" Well, try it out. Many people listen once and get hooked. Like any radio station you'll find some programs you love and maybe a couple you don't care for, but it's still better than Top 40 POP! And for a calmer morning commute, Mass is at 8:00 AM every morning! Listen live! www.thestationofthecross.com
CRUX: Our aim is to be a “one-stop-shopping” destination for the best in Catholic news, analysis and commentary. Born in September 2014 as a project of the Boston Globe, today we’re an independent Catholic media outlet, operated in partnership with the Knights of Columbus and supported both by our advertisers and by a number of other Catholic organizations, institutions and individuals. Find them at www.cruxnow.com
America Magazine: The Jesuit Review of Faith and Culture. America Media is the leading provider of editorial content for thinking Catholics and those who want to know what Catholics are thinking. America Media leads the conversation about faith and culture by producing excellent, unique, relevant and accessible content across multiple platforms. Our contributors are the principal figures in the American church; the decision-makers and opinion leaders who lead the ecclesial and civic debate about religion, society, politics and the arts. Those with something to say to the American church say it in America: popes and presidents; Nobel laureates; Pulitzer Prize winners; world-renowned scholars; and distinguished men and women of letters. Our flagship magazine, America, has been published continuously since 1909, making it one of the oldest periodicals in the United States today. www.americamagazine.org