Program Director

October 2019

Worthy Brother Knights,

It is amazing how fast time is going by, we are now in the fall season.  Our regional meetings were very successful.  We passed out thousands of marketing flyers describing the great things the Knights of Columbus are doing. Our state goal of raising $500.00 from each council will enable the purchase of 11 ultra sound machines, WOW!  Supreme has matching funds ready to donate. Councils are planning spiritual reflection programs,  Life Novena's, food drives and consecration to the Holy family with their council chaplains.  

We have posted the supreme and state trackers on our state web site. The state tracker is updated based on the information your district deputy sends to me.  Please contact him if the tracker is missing information.

SOS/RSVP synergy, seminarian assignments usually follow the parish they are from.  Feel free to contact our vocation chairman Ed Waldschmidt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 

October is the month for membership drives, so please remember to take advantage of the awesome promotional material provided by supreme.  

The men's conference called "Lions Breathing Fire" is 10/5 in Indianapolis.  Participation will count as a required spiritual reflection program.  Formation and Knighthood degrees are scheduled on 10/19 and later and the soccer challenge state finals in Noblesville is the 20th, headed up by our youth director Andy Gorgol This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The National Catholic Youth Conference is on Nov 21-23rd in Indianapolis. This is a very large (25,000 youth attend) conference that takes place every two years. The Archdiocese and the N.C.Y.C are seeking many volunteers to help with the event in a wide assortment of areas and the Knights of Columbus have a history of being core volunteers. Please see: http://ncyc2019.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=40760  to volunteer.  See: www.ncyc.info for general information and to register conference participants.

10 steps to council best practices: 1) PRAY  2) Follow Faith in Action 3)Meet with your Pastor 4)Schedule required programs 5) Integrate your planning approach 6) Schedule leadership training & background checks 7) Invite and include parish community 8) Communicate council activities 9) Thank your volunteers 10) Reflect on your accomplishments

Jesus calls us to "Go into the world and preach the gospel to all creation" Mark 16:15.  By participating in the Faith in Action programs, you and your council are answering the call.  You are changing lives and saving lives.  May God continue to bless the Knights of Columbus.

Thank you,

Mark Michuda

 

State Program Director

260 622-4042

 

“We are here to help each other

walk the mile and bear the load”

     (the servant song)

 

 

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