Bishop Brown Celebrates Opening Mass for Knights of Columbus Convention
ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 -- More than 80 archbishops and bishops - including 12 cardinals - and scores of clergy join more than 2,000 Knights of Columbus and their family members for the convention at the Hilton Hotel in Anaheim Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 7-9.
The Knights of Columbus 130th International Convention is the largest gathering of Catholic bishops and cardinals in America outside of the annual U.S. Bishops Conference meetings. Members and bishops will come from throughout North America, the Caribbean, the Philippines and Poland
The convention open follows a very successful Guadalupe Celebration Sunday - in which tens of thousands of the faithful flocked to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for a celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe organized by the Knights of Columbus and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
The meeting is a mixture of business, recognition and fellowship, highlighted by the annual report of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. Activities began Tuesday with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Tod D. Brown, Diocese of Orange, the host diocese for the event.
The open mass celebrated by Bishop Brown can be seen on the Catholic TV website: http://www.catholictv.com/Knights-of-Columbus-Opening-Mass-2012.aspx
Bishop Brown was interviewed after the Mass, and can also be seen on the Catholic TV website: http://www.catholictv.com/Bishop-Tod-Brown.aspx
The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael McGivney, a parish priest in New Haven Conn. The organization has grown to 1.8 million members worldwide. In 2011, Knights donated more than $158 million and more than 70 million hours of service to charitable causes.