Every few years, the Knights of Columbus selects an icon of a saint whose patronage is particularly inspiring to Knights and their communities to be featured in their Pilgrim Icon Program. The icons travel from council to council and serve as the centerpieces for prayer services in parishes throughout the Order. This year, the Knights have chosen to honor St. Joseph and pray for his intercession in preserving, cultivating, and passing on the Catholic faith to future generations. The St. Joseph icon will come to Saint Jude from January 22 – 29. During that week, the icon will be placed near the altar, and prayer cards will be available.
Past featured images have included Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Czestochowa, Our Lady of Pochaiv, Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of Charity, Our Lady of Persecuted Christians, and the Holy Family.
Through this Pilgrim Program, the Knights encourage their communities to “turn in prayer to St. Joseph, give thanks to God for the gift of fatherly example, and ask St. Joseph to be a father to us” as we seek to “grow in our own imitation of St. Joseph’s quiet strength, integrity, and fidelity.” Our parish will be the first in the state of Georgia to host the St. Joseph Icon.