The Knights of Columbus will hold its 130th annual Supreme Convention in Anaheim, CA from August 7-9, 2012. The CatholicTV Network will provide live coverage of the event on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.
CatholicTV will broadcast the Opening Mass (12:30 PM ET), Opening Session (4 PM ET) and States Dinner (10:30 PM ET) live from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention site in Anaheim, CA.
Visit CatholicTV.com/Knights-of-Columbus, where videos of this year’s events will be added to the archive of past Supreme Conventions and where celebrations of feast days and other special events and documentaries can be found. President of the CatholicTV Network, Father Robert Reed, and host Kevin Nelson will offer live event commentary on Tuesday.
The Knights of Columbus was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.
Tune in to CatholicTV and join the Knights and their families for this annual international gathering of fraternity and faith on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.