""I am the Resurrection and the Life: whoever believes in Me, Though he should die, will come to life..."
One of the most important ways the Knights of Columbus support each other is through prayer,
especially at the time of death. Brother Knights demonstrate their fraternity in exemplary measure
when they pray for the soul of a departed Knight and console the members of his family. In this regard,
the Knights have continued the venerable tradition of praying the Rosary during the wake of a departed
brother. In order to facilitate this important prayer, a Knights of Columbus Memorial Service has been
developed for use throughout the Order. All councils and assemblies are urged to use this service as
they pray at the wakes of the faithful departed.