Faith Director

October 2018

Greetings...The recommended Faith programs from Supreme (listed below), are provided to help us be the Catholic leader that God intends us to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning this month, and for the next two months, we will take a closer look at each program: 

RSVP…all donations to a seminarian, $500 or greater, are eligible for the RSVP program.  In addition to the two activity credits received for an RSVP program, Supreme will refund $100 for each $500...(more info HERE at Supreme's site) 

Marian Icon Prayer Program…your council has an opportunity to have the Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians Icon.  The travelling Icon (Indiana has two icons) was first delivered to the Greencastle and Columbia City councils in late September.  These councils were chosen because they were the Indiana membership leaders the first couple of months.  When you receive a date for Icon delivery to your council, discuss with your Chaplain and ask him how the Knights can make it available to the parish too.  The Icon comes with prayer cards and booklets.  Please check with our Icon Coordinator, Jim Recasner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for when it may arrive.

Rosary Program….October is a great month to lead a Rosary in the Church, inviting all parishioners, maybe before or after Mass.  Remember the Rosary Coast to Coast, October 7th… http://rosarycoasttocoast.com.

Spiritual Reflection…this required program, to earn the Columbian award, is about deepening our faith life, taking time away from everyday activities and focusing on Jesus, the Church and how we can be better Fathers, Husbands, Knights and Parishioners…ask your Priest to facilitate a half day retreat, or invite your council to attend one of the many Men’s Conferences in Indiana such as:

The complete Faith in Action Guidebook is available for your review at: https://www.kofc.org/un/en/forms/programs/10590-%20Faith%20in%20Action%20Guidebook.pdf   

 

Also, there are many Faith activities (examples) for councils that make a difference in lives of many such as:

  • Seminarian Dinners…a fundraiser that can help you meet your RSVP goal. 
  • Seminarian cards/letters of appreciation/encouragement…our Seminarians have returned to the Seminary…please consider having your council write notes or cards to the young men, or coordinate an effort with your Parish Religious Education department and have the children send notes. 
  • Race for Vocations…What an awesome way for the Knights to support Vocations in front of over 30,000 people at the Mini Marathon, Indy.  See the Race for Vocations tab on the web site which includes why Race for Vocations, the schedule, how your council may help.  Please contact me to discuss or with questions..

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 I’ll be working with closely: 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

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