October is finally here! The Order’s October Membership Drive is officially underway! What does a Membership Drive really mean? It means that your Council should make a planned effort to recruit and initiate new members. For the last couple of months, I have included in this column information for getting your Membership Drive in October underway. If your Council has not taken the necessary steps previously outlined, don’t fret: A successful membership drive can still be held! You won’t have as many tools and resources at your disposal, but it shouldn’t be complicated and it still can be successful!
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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Council #5212 - Scott City
Matthew & Misty Collins Family
Council #1832 - Manhattan
John & Rebecca White Family
Council #883 - Pittsburg
Larry & Joan Drees Family
Council #1187 - Ellinwood
Vince & Judy Pacta Family
Council #2609 - Belleville
Michael & Mary Ann Horgan Family
Council #3316 - Scammon
Jerry & Cecelia Clay Family
Council #7446 - Mound City
All of the councils that submit the name of a Brother Knight for Knight of the Month for all three months of a quarter are entered into a drawing for a crucifix. The quarterly council winner is Council #3033 - Atwood
In the 1990s, the Knights of Columbus made the Silver Rose an official program. In 2001, One Life, One Rose was added to the name of the program, recognizing Mary’s role in fighting the culture of death. Three roses followed three routes that year from Canada through the United States to arrive at the Basilica in Monterrey on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
This year the Knights of Columbus are “running” five Silver Roses across Canada and the United States. The five roses will come together in Texas to travel over the International Bridge on December 12 to be handed over to the Knights from Monterrey.
The Kansas Knights of Columbus will receive the Silver Rose on September 21 from Nebraska and hand it over to Oklahoma on October 12.
Mon 9-22 Goodland Thur 10-2 Salina
Tues 9-23 Oakley Fri 10-3 Manhattan
Wed 9-24 WaKeeney Sat 10-4 Topeka
Thur 9-25 Hays Sun 10-5 Topeka
Fri 9-26 Russell Mon 10-6 Lawrence
Sat 9-27 Great Bend Tues 10-7 Kansas City
Sun 9-28 Pratt Thur 10-9 Ottawa
Mon 9-29 Wichita Fri 10-10 Iola
Tues 9-30 Hutchinson Sat 10-11 Parsons
Wed 10-1 McPherson Sun 10-12 Coffeyville
The Silver Rose entered Kansas Sunday evening at 6 PM on a dusty country rode at the Kansas-Nebraska state line just south of Stratton, Nebraska. Wheat planting is seen in full swing in the background. Those present for the exchange were members and wives of Stratton Council and Assembly along with their parish priest. Pictured are Nebraska District Deputy Kent Lorens, Kansas receiving District Deputy Matthew Micek, and members of the Stratton Nebraska Fourth Degree Assembly. The Silver Rose began its trek through Kansas with it’s first stop in Goodland where a service was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Goodland on Sunday evening at 7:00pm. The rose was then passed off to District Deputy #51 Steve Fellhoelter on Tuesday.
The Knights of Columbus does many wonderful things everyday. As members we can be proud of our record of service, support for our priests and the work we do in our parishes and community. The “Did You Know” series is intended to keep the good works done by the Order first and foremost in your minds. Remind your councils of these successes at their business meetings and use them when recruiting new members.
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.