2012 International Church Activity Award
Knights from Blogoslawionego Jana Pawla II Council 15299 in Suchedniów, Poland, worked with St. Andrew’s parish to organize a public Way of the Cross procession through the streets of the city of Suchedniów during Holy Week 2012. The event attracted about 2,000 participants and featured the celebration of the Eucharist, the reading of Scripture and public witness. As part of the event, Knights decorated Jesus’ tomb, took part in a foot-washing ceremony, read the Passion, and assigned guards to protect Christ’s tomb. They also prepared spiritual deliberations that were read by local officials including members of organizations representing district forestry, banking, education, and politics. The event culminated with the celebration of Easter Mass. In all, 32 Knights contributed nearly 80 volunteer hours to this program.