Faith Director

December 2018

Greetings...The past two months the Supreme Recommended activities were included in the Faith newsletter. You can find back issues HERE at the state website.

Hopefully the report and Supreme's Faith in Action Guidebook have been helpful.  The Guidebook can be accessed online at: https://www.kofc.org/un/en/forms/programs/10590-%20Faith%20in%20Action%20Guidebook.pdf  

Here's a reminder about the Spiritual Reflection program, since it is required to earn the Columbian Award.  (At least 10% of membership or a minimum of 10 Knights should participate to count as a qualified program). The following are some examples of programs that qualify:

  1. Men’s Conferences.
  2. St. Mary of the Woods, Terre Haute, has a customized program available to the Knights.  Contact Zach Pies (812-535-3131) if you are interested.
  3. Ask your Chaplain, a Priest or Deacon, to lead a retreat for your council…a chance to take time with prayer and discernment to improve your council.  The program, could include Mass and/or Reconciliation.

The recommended time for a Spiritual Program is Spring.  What a great time, with Lent beginning March 6th, to have your council retreat.  (Please note a Spiritual Program can be held at other times during the fraternal year.)

Below are some activities that have been submitted by councils and fit in the Faith category:

  1. 5th Sunday Rosary
  2. Corporate Communion-The council membership along with their families worshiped together to present a unified presence to the community (Another held a Corporate Mass for Deceased Brother Knights.)
  3. Repairs to the Church building or Church campus property
  4. Council Bible study
  5. The council sponsored/purchased Advent Reflection booklets for the Church
  6. Led Rosary Rally for 101st anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
  7. Provided and served meal for 500 parishioners after Mass in the Grass
  8. Sponsored and participated in St. Augustine's Evangelical Committee series "Spirit on Tap" open to all parishioners
  9. Annual clergy appreciation dinner
  10. Patriotic Rosary prayed daily by brother Knights for Religious Freedom during Religious Freedom week.

Recently, information about Race for Vocations, was sent to each District Deputy and Grand Knight…Please ask your Grand Knight about the event or contact Ed Waldschmidt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or me to discuss how you can support all Vocations  (Priesthood, Married Life, Single Consecrated Life and Marriage Life) in front of over 30,000 people at the Mini Marathon, Indy.  The greatest needs are volunteers for the water station located on the course, and council or individual monetary sponsorship for all activities.  Also, check the Race for Vocations tab on the web site (www.indianakofc.org) which includes: why Race for Vocations; the schedule, and how you/your council may help.  

If you need help or have any questions about the Knights, especially the Faith initiatives of the Knights of Columbus, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Also, there are a couple of brother Knights who I work closely with: State Vocations Chairman Ed Waldschmidt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and State Sacristan Charlie Dispenzieri (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  The three of us are the Indiana Faith team.  

Vivat Jesus and God bless you!

Larry Kunkel

Faith Director

Supreme Recommended Faith Programs

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