Father McGivney sought to strengthen the familial bond of father to mother and children to parents. His vision for family life was not only financial and material aid but also spiritual strength. The majority of our time is easily spent in secular circles unless we intentionally create ways to live the domestic church. These programs, created for families by families, help us to live this call.
“Catholics must be committed to the defense of life in all its stages and in every condition” (St. John Paul II, 1995). The urgency of the threat to a culture of life in our world cannot be misunderstood. The Knights of Columbus vigorously defends the dignity of each human being at every stage of life. Councils and parishes can work to build a culture of life and a civilization of love through these important programs.
Our goal is to strengthen men and their families in the Catholic faith. Formation in our faith goes beyond mere facts or religious practice to an authentic connection with a loving God and his son Jesus Christ. Programs in this category are designed to draw us closer to God and the Church in a tangible and meaningful way.
In order to jump start your council’s activities each Fraternal Year, we are providing these electronic resources to help you succeed in the areas of programming and membership recruitment. These materials should be reviewed by all council officers and committee chairmen. If you have any questions about any of the materials on this page, please contact the Fraternal Mission Department at 203-752-4270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Fraternal Planner includes updates, but it largely contains schedules and activities that worked well in the past. Given the uncertainties and challenges of the current pandemic, it is understood that councils must adapt to new norms as the year progresses. Use this planner as a guide to develop a fraternal plan for the coming year, then modify activities along the way as required to best fit the needs of local communities and parishes.
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If you have any questions, please contact Vice President for Fraternal Education, Training and Ceremonials, Gary Nolan, at email@example.com or call 203-752-4270 and select option #3.