The Knights also do much to demonstrate their support and appreciation for the priests of the Catholic Church. As previously mentioned, the Knights of Columbus continues to assist in the fostering of vocations not only to the priesthood but also to the diaconate and religious life. Many Knights currently serve as deacons in the Church. A good number of Knights of Columbus Councils provide monthly support for seminarians in their time of training and formation. The Knights of Columbus Council at Saint Brigid continues to support seminarians preparing for priesthood in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. It provides not only financial support, but also spiritual support through the prayers of its members.
At Saint Brigid we have been blessed with many fine priests, deacons, and seminarians. Just recently, parishioner Brian Kuhr was ordained to the priesthood. In addition, two of our parishioners, Joey Martineck and Robbie Cotta, are currently pursuing studies and other duties relative to their training and formation for the priesthood, with the continued support of the Knights. As an aid to vocation discernment, the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus has provided their “Prayer for Vocations”:
DEACONS ,BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
GIVE THOSE YOU HAVE CALLED TO THE MARRIED STATE AND THOSE YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO LIVE AS SINGLE PERSONS IN THE WORLD THE SPECIAL GRACES THAT THEIR LIVES REQUIRE.
FORM US ALL IN THE LIKENESS OF YOUR SON SO THAT IN HIM, WITH HIM AND THOUGH HIM
WE MAY LOVE YOU MORE DEEPLY AND SERVE YOU MORE FAITHFULLY, ALWAYS AND EVERYWHERE.
WITH MARY WE ASK THIS THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD.