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Marian Prayer Program: Immaculate Conception Image

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The Immaculate Conception icon or image remained on display through Wednesday night, October 16 for services that began at 7:00 PM. We changed the order of the service, starting with a Rosary as is our usual practice. Mass would have been held at 7:30 PM but our chaplain was called away for the meeting of the Bishop McNamara Chapter of Grand Knights in North Beach, MD. He left copies of his reflections. The prayers were adapted as part of a Communion Service presided over by Deacon Tyrone Johnson, a Council member. Knights assisted and participated along with other parishioners. Given that the Rosary had already been offered, we inserted the Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal which is our usual Wednesday night practice. Prayer booklets were distributed and prayer cards were handed out. Thirty-five were in attendance. Two Color Corps members participated.

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When the service was over, the prayer booklets were collected and the image and accompanying kit was picked up for use in the next council. Fifty-one people participated in the two services. No money was collected nor was there any social activity in accordance with Supreme’s rules. The Grand Knight recorded the council’s program in the log book that accompanied the image before sending it on to the next council.