Family Director

February 2018

When was the last time you sat down with your lady and said the rosary?  With all the distractions in our lives, it’s difficult enough to get everyone together in our home for a meal, let alone time to pray.  Supreme has two activities listed in the Faith in Action guidebook to help get everyone together and bring faith back into the Domestic Church.  Family Week is a great time to bring your family and parish together for faith based activities such as a promoting family values, Christian based movie night,  Rosary program, family prayer night using K of C family prayer cards, family of the month/year, Holy Hour, and Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Start your week off with Sunday Mass then include the activities listed above during the week. Conclude your family week with Mass on the following Sunday.  Remember when planning always include your priest/chaplain. Talk to your priest, ask him how we can conduct  (required activity) a Consecration to the Holy Family.  Some councils are including this worthy activity during a regularly scheduled parish Holy hour.

Family of the month, Supreme changed the form #1993 to #10668, which is due the 15th of each month. The new form for family of the year is now #10680.  Please have your form 10680 completed and submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 28. This will give ample time for the directors to select the Indiana family of the year for the state convention. 

Congratulations to the following councils for having your family of the month recognized by Supreme.

  • Council 726 Harry Stempf
  • Council 1014 Chad Lippe. 

Thank you for submitting your family of the month to Supreme for December: Councils 563, 565, 1042, 1591, 6323, 7431, 10811, 13142, 13971, and 16454. Please copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when you submit the form to Supreme. 

Ash Wednesday is March 6 what a perfect time for a 40 cans food drive.  Prepare and promote a Food for Families event, this counts as two family activities. Good Friday will be on April 19 prepare your Council, family, and parish for the Good Friday “Service” Family promotion.  Remember without this day there wouldn’t be an Easter.  During Lent, remember your persecuted brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Support our Saviors homeland where the faith began by helping the Christian Refugee Relief program.  Reach out to our Marian Hour Chairman to schedule the Marian icon at your parish.   Email James Recasner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Are you a council that defines the Knights of Columbus?  Thank you for all you are doing.

Faith In Action”, make your Council and Family React to Our Catholic Faith by giving them some great Daily Bread in programs that will have an impact for a lifetime.

  • Food for Families (Featured & 2 Credits toward Star Council)
  • Family of the month/year
  • Keep Christ in Christmas
  • Family Fully alive
  • Family week
  • Consecration to the Holy Family (Required for Star Council)
  • Family Prayer night (New)
  • Good Friday Family Promotion (New)

Remember these items that need to be done throughout the year. Again The Family of the Month Program by your Councils Family Director & Committee should pick a Family each Month by filling out Supreme form (1993A) and turn it into the State Family Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and also to Supreme. Never Forget Deceased Brothers and Family Members should be reported to the State Family Director (IN-DB2), so that they can be remembered during State Masses especially during the State Convention. Help them to be Remembered with the Perpetual Memorial Society which provides us a way to remember and pray for Family, Friends, and Loved Ones. Anyone is welcome to enroll by filling out State form (IN-PMS1). If a single donation is equal to or more than $200.00 a Knight’s of Columbus Commemorative Cross will be shipped to the donors address. Donations are put into the Christopher Fund and then the earnings from the account presented to the Indiana Bishops on an Annual Basis.

Strengthen Our Families and Revitalize Our Parishes.

Vivat Jesus! Fraternally, 

Ryan Borden, State Family Director

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