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State Deputy Patrick Winchester's Message
July 2015

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.

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In the Beginning….........

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

Kansas Knight of the Month

For the Month of May
Don Meiergerd
Council #4118 Wichita – Father August Zeller
District 34

Supreme Council Families of the Month

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

2015 Supreme Featured Program Summary

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 or in the Surge. . .With Service guide.

Click here for a summary of the requirements for each featured program.

Supreme Council Notice Regarding Youth Protection Training and Background Checks

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.

Click here for the notice.

2014-2015 Seminarians   -  Updated

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2014-2015 school year. Read More

A Mother’s Heart

Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Commercial

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Membership Playbook - Revision #2 (June 2012)

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.


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