Knights of Columbus, Maryland State Council
Stephen J. Adamczyk, State Deputy

"Be Not Afraid, Our Faith is Our Courage"

Maryland Knights Defend Life!

The Maryland State Culture of Life Activities Program helps our members and their families to grow in our faith, to serve our church, and to support the Church in her commitment to the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

Maryland State Council

Culture of Life Activities

Maryland State Culture of Life Activities Director - Jerry Hicks

Click here for the January Issue of Pro-Life News!


National March for Life - January 22nd


March with the Maryland Knights - Click here

Look for State March for Life Chairman John Eure and the Big Blue KofC Banner

at Madison Dr. and 14th Street NW, between 11:00 and 11:30 AM


Knights Serve as Marshals for the National March

     The largest civil rights event of the year, the annual March For Life in Washington DC.  January 22, 2015 marks the 42nd anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which made abortion on demand at any point in a pregnancy the law of the land. 

     Virginia Knights of Columbus have a special place in the March For Life as Marshals, and desire to team with Maryland Knights in this role.  Marshals assist the marchers, organize the start of the march, render first aid, and otherwise assist the March For Life staff.

       Register as a volunteer marshal by selecting the link below, then check in at the First Aid RV that will be parked on the National Mall near where 12th Street would cross.  Check in time on Thursday, January 22, 2015 is from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM.  Dress warmly for the weather!

Will you help?  Click here


 Silver Rose Program 2014

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Program began in 1960 as a project of the Columbian Squires of North America to honor the Blessed Virgin under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. The program has continued since then as a project in several jurisdictions. Each year, a Silver Rose "honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe and reaffirming our commitment to the sanctity of human life", is carried by Knights from Canada, through the United States, and into Mexico to arrive at the Basilica in Monterrey, Mexico on December 12, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

This year, six Silver Roses will travel through North America exemplifying Knights of Columbus devotion to Our Lady and commitment to the Culture of Life.  One of the Silver Roses arrives in Maryland from New Jersey the beginning of November and will remain in Maryland for three weeks, from November 2, 2014 until November 23, 2014 when the Icon will be delivered to Knights in the District of Columbia. The Silver Rose will be hosted by 21 councils in Maryland and each day a Marian Devotion Prayer Service (including a rosary, readings and litany), will be said by the Knights, families, and members of the local parishes hosting the Icon.  Members of the Fourth Degree Color Corps are also encouraged to participate at each of the prayer services.

2014 Silver Rose Schedule     2014 Silver Rose Instructions     Silver Rose Prayer Program (English)


Your Donations are Saving Lives!

Twelve Ultrasound Machines in Maryland & Counting

Statistics reveal that most women who consider abortion choose life after seeing an ultrasound image of their child.  These families need your help!

The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council is teaming with local Knights on a major initiative to purchase ultrasound machines for the Crisis Pregnancy Centers.  Our success with this program in Maryland has enabled us to get the per-unit cost of these machines down to $22,000.  Supreme Council will cover half of this cost.  The first several machines purchased in Maryland under this program are already in place and saving lives!

Donations made payable to Sonogram Fund of SMC #1470 Charities, Inc., may be mailed to:  Jerry Hicks, Maryland State Council Culture of Life Director, 24582 Spriggs Ct, Hollywood, MD 20636.

Defend Life!


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