What does it mean to be a member of the Knights of Columbus? The answer varies with each individual. For some, it might mean supporting our Priests and in particular, our seminarians and religious through the Adopt-ASeminarian program. For others, it could mean raising funds to assist people with intellectual disabilities via our annual Commitment to Humanities “Tootsie Roll” program. Others promote the Culture of Life during Respect Life Month. Still others support the needy, sick, elderly or youth in our communities. Being a Knight of Columbus means all these and more. They are all experiences we have to come to know as Knights members. As leaders in the Catholic Church, we are challenged to live the Gospel in our daily lives by building a better world one charitable act at a time. Our service programs should reflect our involvement and commitment to our Church, Youth, Family, Community, Culture of Life and Council. Have you and your council put your Action Plan into place?
Week 30 = I must be getting younger. The wrinkles I had everywhere are slowly disappearing as I gain more and more weight. I used to have a big head, but now my body is catching up. I can move my eyes but it is still pretty dark in here. I can hear my mom. I can’t wait to see her. The baby takes mom’s breath away as Chris kicks her lungs and ribs. Fatigue is her constant companion.
“I was a stranger and you made me welcome . . . in so far as you did this to one of the least of these bothers of mine, you did it to me.” Mt. 25:35,40
Names and Addresses of Kansas Seminarians assisted by our Adopt-A-Seminarian Program during the 2016-2017 school year. Read More
A *GREAT* parish / family activity, the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program is currently traveling through the state.This 2016 - 2017 program will continue through September 2017. Click here to view the 2016-2017 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.
For the month of August
Council #883 - Pittsburg
For the month of July
Council #7279 - Hutchinson
Jeremy & Julie Rabe Family
Council #2955 – Dodge City
Victor & Pattie Straub Family
Council #4458- Derby
Lewis & Judy Scully Family
Council #6817 – Iola
Matthew & Mary Hoisington Family
Council #10834 – Lansing
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.
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!
The 2016-2017 Theme for Recruiting this year is “Fishers of Men”. Every Knight of Columbus is a Fisher of Men. 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. Below is our presentation video supporting the theme “Fishers of Men”
If you would like to review the membership presentation given at your
regional meeting, click the link below:
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.