Local Knights of Columbus sponsor silver rose service

A silver rose on a nine-month pilgrimage will be the centerpiece of a special prayer service at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

This program is sponsored by Knights of Columbus St. John the Baptist Council 12152 to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe and express both international unity and dedication to the sanctity of human life.

The journey of the silver rose begins each year in March and ends on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. During that time, Silver Roses travel from town to town along eight routes throughout North America. Several of those routes begin in Canada and end in Mexico. One route ends in Washington, D.C., and another ends at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT, where the Knights of Columbus was founded.

For more on the silver rose service, please see this week’s print edition.