April 2020

 

Praise be Jesus Christ!

 “Jesus, I Trust in You”  

Brothers,

I pray you and your family are doing well. Stay home, stay well, and check up on your brothers.

The COVID-19 public health crisis is testing our patience, resolve, and faith. Worry and despair are sins against faith. Do not be afraid, this storm will pass. Remember the Lord hears our prayers, He is always faithful, and His love is everlasting. 

The most important thing I need you to do is to check up on the well-being of your brother Knights. It is our moral obligation to help our brothers. Keep praying and do the best you can to help your brothers, parish, and community. 

Checking up on your brother Knights is the first step of the "Leave No Neighbor Behind" program. [get entire document HERE]

  1. Reach Out to Members
  2. Provide for Your Parish
  3. Care for Your Community
  4. Promote Blood Donations
  5. Support Local Food Banks. 

The public health crisis has caused the Indiana State Convention to be postponed from April to June. The new dates for the convention are 19-20-21 June at the Indianapolis Marriott East Convention Center. June is a great time to bring your families and kids to Indy. If we can’t physically meet in June, we’ll do a virtual convention. Please cancel your April hotel room by calling Marriott Reservations at 800-991-3346. Contact State Secretary and Convention Chairman Craig Hanusin if you have any questions. 

Keep your council connected with virtual meetings. Conduct meetings by conference call, Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts Meet or other methods. Contact Online Membership Chairman Walt Peycha or your DD for details. 

Need some good news? Visit the Knights of Columbus News Hub page www.kofc.org/en/news-room/index.html

Use every opportunity to invite, welcome, and engage. Invite good Catholic men to join us. Welcome the new brothers and their families into your council. Engage them in your programs. Your simple 'ask' may be the spark that leads a man to strengthen his faith, to become a better husband, and to be a better father. These are the men who build stronger families, parishes, and communities. Men have more reasons than ever to join the Knights of Columbus! Over 57,000 men have joined us worldwide this Fraternal Year; over 700 are from Indiana. Good men want to join us. They’re just waiting for you to ask! 

Have a blessed Lent and Glorious Easter!

In Charity, Unity, and Fraternity, 

         Paul Zielinski

 

Indiana State Deputy

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