Eucharistic Holy Hour Marks Knights of Columbus World Day of Prayer for Peace
Jeremy Blanchard and Father Gray Bean
A Eucharistic Holy Hour for Peace was held at St. Patrick on Sunday, September 11.
The Holy Hour was held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Knights of Columbus World Day of Prayer for Peace, held annually each year on September 11. The day of prayer was instituted in 2004 and its purpose is to unite Knights, Catholics and all people, regardless of religious faith, in prayer for peace.
Father Gray Bean, who serves as Chaplain of Knights of Columbus Council 10567, organized the Eucharistic Holy Hour for Peace. He told the gathering that peace and forgiveness must begin with each individual.
The Holy Hour included the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Most Holy Rosary, praying of Pope John Paul II's Prayer for Peace, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and the Eucharistic Blessing.
"On behalf of all members of Knights of Columbus Council 10567, I want to sincerely thank Father Gray Bean for organizing this Eucharistic Holy Hour for Peace," Grand Knight Louis J. Muro said. "It was a very spiritual and moving service. We also want to thank Doris Moody for volunteering her time to lead the gathering in song during the Holy Hour. We had a great response and we hope to make this an annual event."