February 2015

In this month's issue of the e-newsletter, you will find Special Olympics news in the Community Director article, Athletics information (Bowling/Golf tournaments) in the Community Director article, and GK/FS training dates in the Membership Director article. In addition to the 6 main service area reports, several of the Chairmen have included articles for this issue. You can find information about Major Degrees (Ceremonials), Retention, Roundtables, Veterans, Public Relations (Communications), and Vocations in addition to the programs & councils highlighted under Church, Community, Council, Family, ProLife, and Youth. Be sure to read this newsletter in its entirety, pass the email along to your council members, and discuss the items at your business meetings (or sooner). The writers are looking ahead to help give you as much lead time as possible. I think those of you who have been reading this monthy newsletter since last summer would agree with me that the separate articles are getting better and better in both style and substance. Feel free to send those Directors and Chairmen a little feedback.

Many of your councils have completed unique and significant projects since March 1st 2014, and these can be submitted for the Outstanding Service Program Award. Although the entry form is located at the Supreme website (, the competition starts at the State level, so you need to submit your entry directly to the main Category Director or to me. The winning projects will be described and the councils will be honored at the Indiana State Convention in April. Please refer to page 33 of the Indiana Programming Guide for details on these and other competitive awards, but don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need help.

In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed, symbolizing Christ, who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church. (from USCCB

Upcoming Dates of Significance:

  • World Day for Consecrated Life - Feb 2nd (obs 02/08 & continues as Year of Consecrated Life)
  • Rekindle the Fire Mens' Conference in South Bend on Feb 7th (
  • Valentine's Day - Feb 14th
  • Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb 18th
  • Holy Family Conference in Kokomo March 14/15th (
  • Feast Days: Presentation 02/02, Our Lady of Lourdes (World Day of the Sick) 02/11,

FORMS (see pg11 of the IN Program Guide)

  • Anything with a due date before Feb1 is late and needs to be submitted immediately! This includes #1728 (Fraternal Survey), #4584 (Spec Olym Partnership), & FT-1 (free-throw) [Jan 31st].
  • Semi-Annual Council Audit form (1295-2) is due to Supreme by Feb 15th
  • Entries for Outstanding Church, Catholic Layperson, Vocations, Community, Council, Family, Family of the Year, ProLife, Youth, & Youth project must be postmarked to Directors or me by Feb 28th.
  • March Church Drive form IN-CD2 is due by April 1st (no foolin')

As always, you can check your Council's or District's membership and activity progress by looking at the current Tracker on the State website at

Wishing you a spiritually successful Lent,

Mike Worden
Knights of Columbus Indiana State Council
State Program Director
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Activity Tracking

Vivat Jesus!

Mike Worden
Knights of Columbus Indiana State Council
Program Director
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