Dear [[^^name^^||Worthy Knight]],
Last year, several Knights of Columbus supported the 40 Days for Life campaign in Dallas by standing in prayerful vigil outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center, where God's precious children are aborted up to 25 weeks (6 months) of pregnancy! Among those of you who sacrificed your time, there were many who participated in the nighttime hours to ensure the abortion center remained safely and consistently covered in prayer, including 4 Knights who valiantly offered up 24 hours of continuous prayer to the Lord!
This Fall, we are again in need of your support to make the 24/7 prayer vigil from September 28 to November 6 a success. And we are excited to announce a new program -- The Order of the Hours -- developed by your Brother Knight (and 40 Days for Life-Dallas Event Coordinator) Reg Platt to recognize your unwavering commitment to advancing a Culture of Life. Below are the designations which will be awarded to each Knight who completes one of three levels of support during the 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign.
|Order of the Hours
“Totus vita totus vicis”
(All Life, All the Time)
|Admiral of the Ark – Presented to Knights who maintain a vigil for an entire 24- hour period. A team of at least 2 Knights required, ideally 4, in order to keep each other alert and safe.
“Reservo vita pro xl dies”
|Knight Owls – Presented to Knights who maintain at least one 4-hour vigil during the night hours between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
|Life Guardians – Presented to Knights who accept the “standby” position, ready to come and stand vigil on short notice as needed once during a select week or weekend of the 40 Days (like the preceding designations, this will likely involve nighttime hours).
“They also serve who stand and wait.”
If you are interested in participating or would like more information about the Order of the Hours, please contact Reg Platt at or 214-392-4098. (If you have already adopted a vigil time through your parish or council which fulfills one of the three levels listed above, please contact Reg upon completion of your vigil time to ensure recognition.)
To learn more about the 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign, join us tonight for the Cast the Vision meeting at 7 p.m. at Gaston Oaks Baptist Church, 8515 Greenville Ave., Dallas (across from the vigil site). More information is also available at www.prolifedallas.org/40days . Thank you again for your commitment to Life. I look forward to standing and praying with you on the sidewalk.
P.S. Don't miss the 40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally on September 27th at 6:30 p.m. at Harry S. Moss Park, 8000 Greenville in Dallas (corner of Royal & Greenville), featuring the powerful pro-life testimony of Ramona Trevino, the former manager of the recently-closed Sherman Planned Parenthood!