Worthy Brother Knights,
The COAL drawing is moving!
The COAL Committee is as concerned as everyone else with the safety of our Brother Knights, Families and Friends. This concern is not limited to the day of the drawing but also includes Brother Knights selling and processing tickets.
We are looking at multiple dates that allow Councils to sell tickets without putting Brother Knights in harms way and have time to gather the tickets. The COAL Committee will also need a couple weeks to prepare for the drawing. Therefor, we will not officially set the date. We would like to have the drawing on July 23, 2020 but realize it may not be possible until later, even September. We will keep you informed.
You can continue to send tickets and we will process them as received but do NOT put yourself at risk. We are also eliminating the cutoff for the second Bonus Date. All books paid for by the Drawing will be $3.50.
We still have a limited number of books available.
The Scholarship money will be available for the start of 2020 – 2021 academic year starting in September, as planned.
All members of the faithful and other Christians are invited to participate in a special prayer of the Holy Father taking place in St. Peter’s Square this Friday, March 27, 2020.
This prayer will be streamed from Vatican News at 6 p.m. in Rome (1 p.m. ET) on this link: https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html
During the prayer, the Holy Father will grant to all participants a Plenary Indulgence before imparting his Urbi et Orbi blessing.
More Information because I wanted to firm up my knowledge of this special occasion:
An indulgences is defined as "the remission before God of the temporal punishment due for sins already forgiven as far as their guilt is concerned." The first thing to note is that forgiveness of a sin is separate from punishment for the sin. Through sacramental confession we obtain forgiveness, but we aren't let off the hook as far as punishment goes.
Indulgences are two kinds: partial and plenary. A partial indulgences removes part of the temporal punishment due for sins. A plenary indulgence removes all of it. This punishment may come either in this life, in the form of various sufferings, or in the next life, in purgatory. What we don't get rid of here we suffer there.
The Urbi et Orbi address and blessing is the most solemn form of blessing in the Catholic Church, and is reserved for the most solemn occasions. These occasions include Easter, Christmas, and the proclamation of a newly elected pope concluding a conclave.
Urbi et orbi blessings are usually given from the central loggia of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, at noontime, and are broadcast worldwide through the European Broadcasting Union and other linkups. The address concludes with greetings in many languages in relation to the feast celebrated.
The Roman Catholic Church grants a plenary indulgence by the willful grace and intent of the Pope, on the usual conditions, to those who "devoutly receive" the blessing that the Pope imparts Urbi et Orbi.
For any ordinary plenary indulgence, the "usual conditions" are:
Reception of sacramental confession through a Catholic priest within 20 days (before or after) of performing the specific work
Reception of Eucharistic communion within 20 days (before or after) of performing the specific work
Prayers for the intentions of the Pope designated for that particular month or occasion, usually at the same time the work is performed, though recitation some days before or after also suffices
Gaining a plenary indulgence requires that a baptized Roman Catholic must also exclude any attachment to sin, even venial sin
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SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.