This month of March will focus on some very significant program activities. Your council will certainly have choices to make which will eliminate some of the question of what to do.
First, and foremost, will be selecting the activities featuring Lenten emphasis. What will you do? Food drives, called "40 Cans For Lent", can really make a difference in your community and present a chance for the Knights to be recognized in the community. When a council completes this drive all four of the Family Activity requirements for the Columbian Award from Supreme is met.
Secondly, councils are encouraged to do outreach to our fellow man such as visiting the sick and homebound, assisting individuals with shopping, doing some home repair after all this snow or maybe some interior work for disabled. All ideas for providing care well certainly show the Knights are living up to Fr. McGivney's ideal of devotion to our fellow man.
Thirdly, continuation of supporting Special Olympics, Gibault and Ultrasound Initiative is clearly uppermost in our planning. Many opportunities exist to help in these areas.
A special program in the council for the Day of the Unborn Child on March 25 is expected and a Mass being said for the unborn or a parish rosary service would be ideal.
Lastly, Founder's Day on March 29 is an order-wide time for reflection about the Order and he venerable Fr. McGivney. An Open House in the parishes of the councils would be appropriate as well as. First Degree exemplifications in his honor would be forever remembered by the new members. The activities during this period are the perfect forum for asking eligible Catholic men to join the Knights of Columbus. Tie in membership with this anniversary of our founding.