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State Deputy Dale A. Weber Message
January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! When Father McGivney founded the Order, he wanted it to be a society of Catholic men, established in every Parish, supporting the Priest in his vocation and mission. This gives every Brother Knight an opportunity to grow in holiness while contributing to his parish, community and security for his family. My brother Knights, our purpose is very clear. As leaders of our organization, we must remember that our purpose, first and foremost, is support of the Catholic Church. This includes, but is not limited to, evangelization and participation in operations of our Parishes. The Faith in Action program gives many examples, including the “RSVP” program, Silver Rose Program, Holy Hour program, the traveling Religious Icon program, Family Prayer Night program, and the Kansas State Councils own Religious Education program.

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2019 Bowling Tournament

The State Bowling Committee extends an invitation to all Knights to join in the fraternity, fellowship, and fun at our Annual Men’s Bowling Tournament. A current Traveling/Membership Card is required for entry to the tournament. Knights do not have to be a League Bowler to participate.

The 75th Annual Knights of Columbus Men’s Bowling Tournament will be held at Seneca Bowl in Wichita. The dates of the tournament are, Feb.16-17, Feb. 23-24 and March 2-3 2019.

Requirements to host the 2020 Bowling Tournament are a site with a minimum of 24 lanes and sufficient lodging for the participants and their families. Bowlers at this year’s event will choose the location for next year’s tournament site by popular vote at the tournament. Councils interested in hosting the 2020 tournament must make their request in writing, along with a letter from the bowling establishment (quote on price of lineage) to the State Council Activities Director Tom Smith by January 19, 2019.

Click here for 2019 Kansas State Council Bowling Letter.
Click here for 2019 Kansas State Council Registration Forms.
Click here for 2019 Kansas State Council Bowling Tournament Hotel Information.
Click here for 2019 Kansas State Council Bowling Tournament Mass Schedule.

2019 Free Throw Contest

The annual free throw contest is open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Winners progress through local, district, and state competitions.Click here for more information including regional free throw locations and contact information.

Marian Hour of Prayer

A *GREAT* parish / faith activity, the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program will begin in the State of Kansas September 23th.The 2018 - 2019 program will continue through June 2019. Click here to view the 2018-2019 schedule of where this icon will be in the state. Please contact your local council for prayer service times and locations. Council support is greatly appreciated.

Silver Rose/Marian prayer icon service at Lawrence, KS. Honor Guard of members from #2461 St. Pope John Paul II Assembly in Lawrence and #3768 Holy Family Eudora.

2018-2019 Seminarians

Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2018-2019 school year. Read More

E-member Program

Our parishes, communities need strong Catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend our values.

For over one hundred and fifteen years, the Knights of Columbus in Kansas have done exactly that, standing up for the Church, serving the least among us and strengthening our parishes and families. Eligible Catholic men, 18 and older, can now join the Knights of Columbus online in a simple, streamline process.

As a member, you join a worldwide community of nearly two million men, including over 38,000 here in Kansas, who stand together. Men we have a duty to lead, protect, serve and defend. The world needs more committed, unified Catholic men to answer the call.

We must use all tools that are available to us to reach new members in the state of Kansas.
Please click on this link to access E-Member http://kofc.org/un/newjoin/en/index.html.

Kansas Knight of the Month

For the Month for November
Ben Hess
Council #1052–Westphalia
District 15

For the Month for October
Jared Wasinger
Council #5212 - Scott City
District 51

Supreme Council Families of the Month

For the Month of November
James Sullivan Family
Council #834 – Horton
District 03

Ralph Weninger Family
Council #7279 – Hutchinson
District 31

William Butler Family
Council #10834 – Lansing
District 05

Seth Maddox Family
Council #16700 – Wichita –Christ the King
District 36

Beloit Sonogram Blessing

Attached are photos from the dedication and blessing of the Beloit sonogram machine.

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Pro Life Mass March and Rally for Life in Topeka

This year’s Pro Life Mass, March and Rally will be held in Topeka on Tuesday January 22, 2018.  This state wide Pro Life event is sponsored by the Kansans for Life.  Both the Knighted and Patriotic Degree Knights of Columbus are being asked to play a big role again this year.

The schedule for the day’s activities is as follows: Tuesday 8:30 AM Knights to arrive at Mater Dei Assumption Church basement (8th and Jackson) - donuts and coffee will be available.  Sir Knights to get dressed in full Regalia and receive instructions for the day.

Event is co-hosted by Christ the King Council #8411 and James W. Gibbons Assembly #0286

For more information please contact Knights of Columbus Coordinator Patrick Winchester at 785-608-6940

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Supreme Faith in Action Program

Supreme Council Faith in Action Program information can be found at http://www.kofc.org/faithinaction. Or you can Click here for a full version of the guide.

Program and Membership Guide

The 2018-2019 Program and Membership has been published.
Click here for a full version of the guide.

Social Media Links

Knights of Columbus Kansas State Council information and notices can now also be found on Twitter and Facebook. Just follow the links below to their respective account.

Our Twitter account is @Kansas_KofC and is located here: https://twitter.com/KansasKofC

Our Facebook account is KansasKofC and is located here: https://www.facebook.com/KansasKofC


The Program and Membership Guide references the “Council Reports CD” in many places.The forms can be found on the Supreme website at http://www.kofc.org/en/members/resources/forms/council.html.

The form to include with scrapbooks is Form STSP - State Council Service Program Awards Entry Form.

Membership, Insurance, and Missing Forms Reports

How is your council progressing in its quest for the Star Council Award and Sunflower Award for Excellence? The three requirements for the Star Council Award are 1) make the membership goal, 2) make the insurance goal, 3) complete and submit three forms to the Supreme office. The Sunflower Award has some additional requirements above the Star Council Award. Click here to view the requirements and awards for your Council. Click on the links below to view the progress your council is making towards achieving these three goals. These reports will be updated each weekday, so check back often!

Membership and Insurance Report
Report Summary

The 2018-2019 Theme for Recruiting this year is “Welcome One Another as Christ Has Welcomed You”. You are encouraged to offer membership to any Catholic male age 18 or older. It’s simple, all you have to do is ask them.

Safe Environment Program

Our Safe Environment Program safeguards children and other vulnerable persons, assures members and their families that we maintain a safe environment, protects members from awkward situations, misunderstandings, and appearances of impropriety, builds trust with arch/dioceses and parishes, and protects the good name of the Knights of Columbus.

Three training modules are required for members serving in youth leader and certain officer roles: “Meet Sam,”addressing the issue of sexual abuse awareness, “Duty to Report,”covering legal reporting obligations, and “Know Your Policies,”a review of Knights of Columbus safe environment policies. We also maintain a youth leader screening process, including background checks, specifically for members who lead Knights of Columbus youth activities.

Please click on link below to access Supreme Councils webpage for more information and what positions are required to acquire this training:

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