April 2020

Worthy Brother Knights,

As we circle the wagons around our families during this time of national uncertainty, I encourage all of you to take advantage of this excellent program from supreme. The Into the Breach video series seeks to answer what it means to be a Catholic man in today’s world. Answer the call of authentic Christian masculinity and step into the breach during these difficult times. All episodes are available for FREE at https://www.kofc.org/en/campaigns/into-the-breach.html.  

Congratulations to the councils that submitted many worthy activities for the STSP activity awards.  Your councils are leading the way.  We look forward to presenting these awards, perhaps June 21st Fathers day weekend, (the tentative convention date).  Please send me an update of what your council is doing during these difficult times.  The billboard initiative is on hold until we receive more specifics from Phil Stackowicz.  It is our expectation that each district will raise a portion of the costs which will be around $600.00 - more information to come.

In closing I would like to leave you with this thought (from Mark chapter 12): "Which commandment is the first of all?" Jesus answered, "The first is… you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this, `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

God's In Charge,

 

Mark Michuda

State Program Director

260 760-1705

“We are here to help each other

walk the mile and bear the load"     (the servant song)

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Breaking news from Supreme!   Announcing a new spiritual reflection program approved by Supreme, just in time for Lent. 

View the 7 minute film and study guides at www.theveilremoved.com.  In addition to using the Veil Removed 34 page conversations/study guide some additional qualifications are required:

  1. The program should last a day.
  2. Mass should be celebrated, preferably at the conclusion of the day. 
  3. An introduction to confession and time to receive the Sacrament should be scheduled during the day  (this would fit well after the section 4 discussion in the study guide.
  4. Each session, except for the first which starts with the film, should have a short talk from one of the Knights sharing his experience at Mass, preferably connected to the theme of that session.
  5. Councils that complete "The Veil Removed"  should mention in field 6 of the Fraternal Programs Report Form (#10784) that they used "The Veil Removed" resources.

It is important that you meet with your parish Priest, show him the video and tell him the Knights will be sponsoring this program.  The website mentioned a Lenten discount for the first two weeks of Feb. on their resources. Use this opportunity to engage your brother knights as well as the men of your parish, you can make a difference!

The state and supreme councils are anxious to hear how your council is implementing this activity and what success or challenges you have.  We are off to a great year!  After attending several district meetings, it becomes clear we have the best Grand Knights and District Deputies in years.  Leaders that care about membership retention, participation and growth.  Take advantage of our required "Faith in Action"  activities.  Ask members to chair only one event a year to get more members involved.  Involve your parish Priest and remember activity program participation = retention and support.

 

 

 

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