Consecration to the Holy Family

Families today face many struggles, both through cultural pressure and through the personal struggles that accompany family life. Despite these struggles — and partly as a result of conquering them — families have great capacity for love and joy, a joy that is strengthened through the peace and truth found in Christ.

To help families live out this joy of Christ, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori has composed a new prayer through which families may come together to consecrate themselves under the protection of the Holy Family.

Every Knights of Columbus council should invite families of their parish to offer this prayer of Consecration to the Holy Family at all Masses on the first Sunday after Christmas. This day is traditionally celebrated as the feast of the Holy Family. It is our hope that this prayer may strengthen our families, revitalize our parishes.

Action Steps

  • Discuss with your pastor the significance of every family offering this prayer of family consecration, and ask his permission to share the Consecration to the Holy Family prayer cards at Masses on the first Sunday after Christmas, or another appropriate Sunday.

  • Speak to pastors and chaplains on the best way to share how the Holy Family serves as an ideal model for the families of your parish. Some chaplains may simply wish to explain this teaching in their homilies or sermons, while others may wish the council to sponsor a guest speaker to come to the parish.

  • Order the Consecration to the Holy Family prayer cards (#10371) for distribution at your parish. Order enough cards to share with every family in your parish, and distribute them before Mass.

  • Recite this prayer together as a parish family on the first Sunday after Christmas, traditionally celebrated as the feast of the Holy Family. Ideally, the celebrant should invite all those present to make the act of consecration together after the closing prayer and just before the final blessing.


Support Materials

To assist your council in organizing your parish’s Consecration to the Holy Family, the following materials are available from the Supreme Council.

Consecration to the Holy Family prayer cards (#10371)

Materials can be ordered through the Supply Department by calling 203-752-4214 or emailing supply@kofc.org.