This is the season, Jesus Christ was born! I love December, a special time for our faith and families. As a member of the Knights, seize the opportunity to create Holy moments. We need to lead by example - starting with our families. Did you know some of the most intimate moments with our families is when we pray together?
As a leader of your council start planning a required Faith in Action program with your parish Priest, which is mandated by supreme. The Lenten season is a perfect time for many of these faith-based programs.
We have the revised form 1728 Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity due the first of January. The report is very important for us to document what charitable work is being done throughout Indiana. We use this data to promote the Indiana Knights of Columbus. Please take the time to complete the form and send it in. We are having problems with the electronic activity submission on the "IT" side and requires software programming to correct the problem. You should print a copy (hard or pdf) before you submit the form. Please copy all electronic submissions to the proper director so we can assure your councils are credited.
We are approaching the season of "Men's Conferences", there are three scheduled during the month of January:
- Catholic Men's Conference of Western KY-Owensboro on 2/2/19
- Rekindle the Fire-Fort Wayne on 2/16/19
- E6 conference-St. Leon on 2/23/19
Brother Allan Stockinger was kind enough to send a picture and testimony regarding his local men's conference -"This next conference will be my sixth straight year of attending. I get so fired up about my faith and myself as a child of God when I attend. I have never regretted giving up most of a Saturday to attend. The speakers are memorable. Their personal stories will touch your hearts and possibly your soul. They feed you well, and the cost to attend is minimal. All I ask is that you try it once; I believe once you attend, you will never stop wanting to go! Attending will make you a better man, a better husband, a better father, and a better Catholic. Ask yourself, why wouldn't I attend?" District Deputy #33 (Evansville)
The District Deputies will meet the weekend of Dec. 8th in Indianapolis to prepare for their district meetings. We have so many changes this year, so it is very important that the leadership from each council meets with their District Deputy for guidance on the "Faith in Action" programs. The District Deputies will give you valuable information and updated materials.
I am praying that you and all brother Knights have a faith filled Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Be the difference that makes a difference.
State Program Director
Is your council changing lives and saving lives? The success of the "Faith In Action" program depends on your leadership.