March is Founder’s month, and March 29, in particular, is Founder’s Day. Don’t forget that our founder, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGiveney, wanted our Order to be a society of Catholic men, established in every Parish, that would support the Priests, but also provide a financial safety net for Catholic men and their families. For 133 years, the Knights of Columbus have been doing just that. Let prospective members, especially young family men, know what the Order can provide for them. If they joined the Order because of the fraternal benefits, encourage them to join in the works of the order in support of the Church. If they joined the Knights of Columbus to participate in the works of the Order, let them know about the fraternal benefits that membership avails them, including the Orders solid insurance and financial programs. Everyone joins for a reason. We simply have to let our members and prospective members know what we have to offer!
Week 1 = The Miracle of Life. At conception the gender of the child is determined by the father’s sperm. We are going to name this tiny new human being, “Chris.” Chris has not implanted into the wall of the uterus yet, so no one but God knows of Chris’ existence. God has known of Chris’ existence before He created the universe. Jesus died for us and rose from the dead so that we may have eternal life. Alleluia!
God said, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Jer. 1-5
Don’t miss out on this years exciting Sporting Clays Tournament on April 11, 2015 at Powder Creek Shooting Park, 8601 Monticello Road Lenexa, Kansas. The host council has a wonderful weekend planned for all Brother Knights and their families. Information about the tournament and registrations forms can be found at http://sportingclayskc.com/. See the attached flier for additional information.
Final Results for the 71st Annual Kansas Knights of Columbus Bowling Tournament can be found at http://topekakofc.org/2015bowling/
Next years tournament will be held at Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence and hosted by District 18.
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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Anthony E. Hernreck
Council #1901 - Greely
Ben & Stephanie Schmitz Family
Council #534 - Topeka
Ronald & Shawnee Branek Family
Council #1510 - Norton
Curtis & Mary Kay Weber Family
Council #2133 - Ellis
Mike & Gloria Meerpohl Family
Council #4219 - Holton
Scott & Monica Greenwood Family
Council #7769 - Osage City
David & Karen Wallsmith Family
Council #900 - Leavenworth
Brian & Teresa Still Family
Council #1832 - Manhattan
Joe & Vicky Schmidt Family
Council #3033 - Atwood
Brad & Kim Griffith Family
Council #7279 - Hutchinson
Zachard & Kerrie King
Council #9535 - Mayetta
The 114th Annual State Convention is being hosted by Mother Teresa Council #534 in Topeka. Please visit http://2015stateconvention.kofc534.org/registration for more information.
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.
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.