State Secretary

April 2022

Worthy Bother Knights,

It’s Lent, what are you doing to bring yourself closer to God.  For me this year starting in Advent has meant looking to revitalize my soul.  My wife hooked me on to the Bible in the Year podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitts.  I am learning a lot about our faith.  I have also been watching The Chosen.  It tugs at my heart when I see the portrayal of the development of the Disciples and the miracles of Jesus.

I heard from State Chaplains and our Worthy Supreme Chaplain that we as Knights need to make spiritual development more of a priority.  Our Chaplains want to be a part of what we do.  They want to be our Brother Knights.  How can your Council involve them more deeply and personally?

Convention is rapidly approaching.  Have you paid your per capita and submitted you Delegate forms?  These are needed before your delegates can be seated.  If you are not sure about something, please feel free to reach out to me.

We are having a service project at this year’s Convention.  We are asking that all Councils sponsor this project with a donation of $50.  If you wish to donate more that is acceptable.  This donation can go towards the Food for Families program.  If you submit $500 you would be eligible for a $100 rebate from Supreme and you might be in the top ten of Councils donating.  The top 10 get to take food back to their local pantry.  Please help up to make this a successful project at the Convention.  Check the State website for more details

This is an election year.  Please send delegates from your Council to represent you and decide the leadership in our State Council.  I am looking forward to my term as your State Deputy and am excited about the future of the Order. The Convention is a great place to learn more and to take part in the excitement.

We are also looking to involve our College councils this year as we want to showcase the University of Saint Francis, which will become the next college council next summer.  Let’s show the college students what it means to be a Knight of Columbus and welcome them into the Order. 

Membership is looking up and we are on a good pace but as always it could be better.  Many hands make light work and we have a lot of work to do.  Let’s keep the momentum going and see if we can meet our goals.  Adding new members is always a good thing for the Council. 

As always, please listen in to our Knight Vision radio program.  We are doing a series on the Corporal Works of Mercy this year.  April will highlight giving shelter to the homeless.  If you have a program that you would like to be considered as the highlight for any of the Corporal Works let me know so that we can interview you for the program.  If you can’t make the radio program on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month, check out our podcast version on Spotify and other podcast services.

Remember to ask a good Catholic gentleman to join our Order and to develop his faith.  Keep up your good works of charity and lead your community closer to God.

Scott Schutte
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
State Secretary
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