St. Patrick hosts “Running of Silver Rose” ceremony
Fr. Ryan McCoy, the chaplain of the school facilitated the ceremony in conjunction with the campus ministry team and religious studies department including Mr. Creel and Ms. Previto. The Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree dressed in full color core regalia. In attendance were Bill Haas, Youth Director for the State of Mississippi; Sherwood Beckham, District Deputy; Bob Theriot; David Russell; and Tom Easter.
The Running of the Silver Rose made its debut for the first time at St. Patrick High School. Over 473 students, family, faculty and Knights of Columbus attended the event.
St. Patrick High School set an attendance record for the The Running of the Silver Rose, in the southeastern United States and the state of Mississippi.
Six Silver Roses began their hundreds of thousands of miles journey across North America, from Canada to the United States, stopping at various select parishes and schools on its way to Mexico. The 2016 Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose “One Life, One Rose Program” will conclude on December 12, 2016, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. This year marks the fifty-sixth year of the program which began in 1960 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 of councils and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus assemblies. “Through it we honor not only Our Lady of Guadalupe and express the unity of the Order, but we also reaffirm the Order’s dedication to the sanctity of human life,” stated Supreme Knight Anderson.
Additional information about the Running of the Silver Rose can be found at www.runningoftherose.org.
Story by Bill Haas