This issue of the Explorer marks the end of my first year as your State Deputy. It has been a remarkable year in every aspect. I often wondered how the Knights of Columbus in Kansas can consistently get so much done in year. Having seen the operation in this great State from the bottom looking up and the top looking down, I would like to help explain the level of greatness that we are able to achieve.
First and foremost, we are a Catholic organization. That automatically makes our members good people. To be a member of the Knights, you must first be a practical Catholic in good standing with the Holy See. Catholics are generally charitable, which is, of course, the first principle of our Order.
Week 18 = “I like sucking my thumb. I can hear my mother’s heartbeat and some other funny noises she makes. I’m beginning to know her voice. My umbilical cord (that’s where I get my food from) is really awesome – an engineering marvel.” Chris’s umbilical cord transports 300 quarts of fluid per day and completes a round-trip of fluids every 30 seconds. Wow! Mother is probably starting to “show” now.
“Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.” Gen. 25:21
For the Month of May
Council #4118 Wichita – Father August Zeller
Kent & Judy Francis Family
Council #657 - St. Mary’s
Maurice & Mary Lou Glende Family
Council #1832 - Manhattan
Michael & Mary Ann Horgan Family
Council #10834 - Lansing
Arnold & Evelyn Schneiders Family
Council #4118 - Wichita
Gregory & Kathy Kelly Family
Council #7426 - Meriden
Donald & Carolyn Bronec Family
Council #11352 - Tonganoxie
The Knights of Columbus Featured Programs initiative runs in conjunction with the Surge. . .With Service Program and its six specific program areas — Church, Community, Council, Culture of Life, Family and Youth. Meeting requirements for a featured program listed for one Surge program area fills all four activity requirements for that area. More information on each featured program may be found on the Order’s website kofc.org or in the Surge. . .With Service guide.
The Board of Directors of Knights of Columbus has designated the following official positions in Knights of Columbus to receive mandatory Praesidium Armatus online safe environment training: State Deputies, State Squires Chairmen, State Youth Directors, Grand Knights, Youth Directors, Columbian Squires Chairmen, Chief Counselors, Committee Counselors, and Faithful Navigators (if their assembly sponsors a Squires Circle).
If you currently hold one of these positions it is important that you please read the attached notice from George Hanna, Senior Vice President for Fraternal Services.
Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2014-2015 school year. Read More
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The Membership Playbook has been updated for 2012 - 2013. The Membership Playbook can be opened by clicking here. Please contact a member of the Membership Team if you have questions or suggestions for additional information.