Knights of Columbus

Prayer Request for Newtown

Dear Fellow Brothers:

Our parish and community were deeply affected by the events at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Newtown Connecticut is 55% Catholic and our Church, St Rose of Lima, has suffered a heavy toll. This week we are having 8 funerals, most of them for children. Many, many people have asked how they can help. One way is with your prayers. Therefore the Newtown Knights of Columbus are asking religious organizations, fellow Knights of Columbus councils, and individuals to say three Hail Mary’s (at least) for us: one for the victims and their families, one for the first responders and teachers, and one for our town to give us strength to support the afflicted. Then email the name of your organization, the location, the number of people present, and the number of Hail Mary’s that were said to We will keep track of the total and who said them.

At an appropriate time, we will present this list to the people who so badly need our prayers. We are doing this simply to console the brokenhearted among us. We want to let them know in a concrete way that we are thinking about them, care about them and are praying for them. Unfortunately in this situation, there is not much we can offer except our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully this gesture and our prayers will provide some comfort to those who have faced unimaginable sorrow.

With over 14,000 Knights of Columbus councils, we are hoping to collect a long list of prayers for our people. Please support this prayer drive and pass it on to your organizations and other councils.

Thank you for your support.

Knights of Columbus St. Virgilius Council 185 Newtown, CT

4 thoughts on “Prayer Request for Newtown

  1. Thank you and bless you for taking the time to pray for us. It means a great deal to community to be supported in this way. We will pass your prayers on to our people in need. I am sorry that we cannot send you a more personal thank you at this time but we really cannot thank you enough. The response to our prayer drive has boosted moral tremendously.

    Knights of Columbus Council 185
    Newtown CT

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