Worthy Brother Knights and Faithful Readers,
As we have finished our Thanksgiving Day meals and prepare to eat leftovers for the weekend let us remember all of the things that we are thankful for over the last year. Let us still continue to pray for those that are no longer with us even though the month of remembrance is ending.
We prepare now for the Advent season and the coming of Christ. Councils will be having a lot of activities coming up this month in the form of KCIC (Keep Christ In Christmas) Program. Some of the activities that can be done without a lot of preparation are putting out the Nativity Scene in front of the Church or Council building. Then you can also put up an Angel tree to collect gifts for the children of your community.
Then we have the KCIC Poster contest that takes a little bit more time and preparation. “The first step is to organize your contest. The councils, in consultation with the grand knight, should select a team that will administer the contest. This team will be involved in all phases of the contest: organization, publicity, judging, prizes, etc. The council should be “ready to go” right before the Christmas season by ordering kits no later than October 31. A suggested time frame would be for the students to complete work on their posters by December 1, with judging at the local level in place by December 31. District judging should be completed by January 15 with regional and jurisdictional judging completed by January 31. Entries for the international level of competition must be received at the Supreme Council office by February 28. International winners will be announced in March.”
If you have already completed the start of the contest for this year, congratulations, and make sure you notify your District Deputy of your winners. We need to stay on task so that we stay on schedule with the Supreme deadline.
If you’re preparing your Christmas cards for all your family and friends, think about sending a card to someone in your parish that you have not see for a while. Since Mother Theodore Guerin Council 541 will not be able to host an in person Christmas party for our children at Gibault this year, still consider sending donations to support the presents that they provide for the children. Also consider sending a card to the children at Gibault also, it will remind them that even though we aren’t seeing them we still care.
The Consecration to the Holy Family is the weekend after Christmas. Coordinate with your Priest for passing out the Brochure/Prayer cards the weekend before and the reading of the Prayer during mass.
State Family Director