Silver Rose

Silver Rose

Silver Rose

A Higher Purpose
Share the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe and promote respect for life by participating in this meaningful pilgrimage. The Silver Rose program demonstrates the unity between Knights of Columbus in Canada, the United States and Mexico, through a series of prayer services promoting the dignity of all human life and honoring Our Lady.

Overview
Each year, from early March through mid-December, Silver Roses are stewarded by Knights of Columbus councils along routes from Canada to Mexico. Every stop the Silver Rose makes throughout the pilgrimage is a rosary-centered occasion for Knights, parishioners and community members to pray for respect for life, for the spiritual renewal of each nation, and for the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Action Steps

  1. Working with your pastor, obtain his permission and recommendations on conducting a Silver Rose prayer service.
  2. Working with your jurisdiction Silver Rose chairman, coordinate when your council is scheduled to receive the Silver Rose. (Information on jurisdiction routes for the Silver Roses can be accessed under the Route tabs at kofc.org/silverrose.)
  3. Order a good quantity of the Silver Rose Prayer Service Booklets (#4841) through Supplies Online, the supply ordering portal available on Officers Online.
  4. Identify council and parish members to fulfill the various roles required in the service.
  5. Prior to the Silver Rose prayer service, use the sample press release as a model to create and distribute a tailored release to local media.
  6. Build public interest for the event! Promote the Silver Rose in your parish and larger community through a variety of efforts:
    • Prominently display promotional posters (which can be ordered through Supplies Online)
    • Bulletin announcements
    • Pulpit announcements
    • Posting on your council and parish website / social media pages
  7. On the day of the event, consider wearing Knights of Columbus-branded apparel and have the council membership director bring brochures and membership documents (including Prospect Cards #921A). Do not forget that this event is a recruiting opportunity!
  8. Enlist a fellow Knight or community member to photograph the event (i.e., the passing of the Silver Rose or the Silver Rose inside the church).
  9. In keeping with the fraternal nature of our Order, strongly consider hosting a reception or other social event in conjunction with the prayer service celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe and a culture of life in our world.
  10. After the service, the grand knight or council Silver Rose chairman should record information about the council’s Silver Rose prayer service in the Silver Rose Log Book (#10721) that accompanies the rose.
  11. To gain credit for your program, complete the associated reporting forms and submit them to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Mission. Remember to retain copies for your council records.


Resources

All supplies and kits should be ordered by your council Grand Knight or Financial Secretary using the Supplies Online application available through Officers Online. Please note that Guide Sheets, Press Releases, etc. are available below as PDFs.

  1. #4841- Silver Rose - Prayer Service Booklet
  2. #10720- Silver Rose - Jurisdiction Schedule
  3. #10721- Silver Rose - Log Form
  4. #10219- Silver Rose - Vertical Poster
  5. #10723- Silver Rose - Horizontal Poster
  6. #10722- Silver Rose - Press Release
  7. #10625- Silver Rose - Guide Sheet


Route 1

Location Begins Ends
Alaska 3/4/2018 3/18/2018
British Columbia 3/18/2018 4/29/2018
Washington 4/29/2018 5/27/2018
Idaho 5/27/2018 6/24/2018
Oregon 6/24/2018 7/22/2018
Nevada 7/22/2018 8/12/2018
California 8/12/2018 9/16/2018
Arizona 9/16/2018 10/21/2018
New Mexico 10/21/2018 11/11/2018
Texas 11/11/2018 11/11/2018
Mexico 11/11/2018 12/12/2018


Route 2

Location Begins Ends
Saskatchewan 3/4/2018 4/1/2018
Alberta 4/1/2018 4/29/2018
Montana 4/29/2018 5/27/2018
Wyoming 5/27/2018 6/24/2018
Utah 6/24/2018 7/22/2018
Colorado 7/22/2018 8/19/2018
Nebraska 8/19/2018 9/16/2018
Kansas 9/16/2018 10/14/2018
Oklahoma 10/14/2018 11/11/2018
Texas 11/11/2018 12/12/2018


Route 3

Location Begins Ends
Manitoba 3/4/2018 4/8/2018
Minnesota 4/8/2018 4/29/2018
North Dakota 4/29/2018 5/20/2018
South Dakota 5/20/2018 6/17/2018
Iowa 6/17/2018 7/15/2018
Wisconsin 7/15/2018 8/12/2018
Illinois 8/12/2018 9/9/2018
Missouri 9/9/2018 10/7/2018
Arkansas 10/7/2018 10/28/2018
Texas 10/28/2018 12/8/2018
Mexico 12/8/2018 12/12/2018


Route 4

Location Begins Ends
Ontario 3/4/2018 4/8/2018
Michigan 4/8/2018 5/20/2018
Ohio 5/20/2018 6/17/2018
Kentucky 6/17/2018 7/15/2018
West Virginia 7/15/2018 8/12/2018
Pennsylvania 8/12/2018 9/9/2018
New Jersey 9/9/2018 10/14/2018
Maryland 10/14/2018 11/18/2018
Washington DC 11/18/2018 12/12/2018


Route 5

Location Begins Ends
Virginia 3/4/2018 3/25/2018
North Carolina 3/25/2018 4/22/2018
South Carolina 4/22/2018 5/13/2018
Georgia 5/13/2018 6/3/2018
Florida 6/3/2018 7/8/2018
Alabama 7/8/2018 8/5/2018
Tennessee 8/5/2018 9/2/2018
Mississippi 9/2/2018 10/7/2018
Louisiana 10/7/2018 11/11/2018
Texas 11/11/2018 12/12/2018


Route 6

Location Begins Ends
Nova Scotia 3/4/2018 4/8/2018
Maine 4/8/2018 5/13/2018
New Hampshire 5/13/2018 6/10/2018
Vermont 6/10/2018 7/8/2018
New York 7/8/2018 8/19/2018
Massachusetts 8/19/2018 9/30/2018
Rhode Island 9/30/2018 11/28/2018
Connecticut 11/28/2018 12/12/2018


Route 7

Location Begins Ends
Texas 7/15/2018 12/12/2018


Route 8

Location Begins Ends
Texas 9/1/2018 9/1/2018
Mexico 9/1/2018 12/12/2018