The Lenten Season ends soon and Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on April 14th. I encourage you to attend the Sacred Triduum beginning with Holy Thursday. Good Friday attendance has been typically low, but the Knights of Columbus can help bring families into more robust practice and better understanding of the Catholic faith and the Easter services by encouraging all to attend Good Friday services.
Many of our Indiana councils are conducting Faith activities that are making a difference in the faith lives of our councils and parishes. Here are just a few:
- Batesville, #1461…Held a fundraiser (dinner) to raise monies for the St Louis & St Anthony Parishes sister parish in Haiti. The Parishes mission team goes on a trip twice a year to Haiti to help those in need. They take much needed supplies for those who have health issues.
- Indianapolis, #3228…hosted an eight week Lenten Prayer group for several parishes on the Eastside of Indy led by the council Chaplain.
- Greenwood, #6138…Corporate Communion @ the 5:30 mass where our council members were Lectors, Ushers, Eucharistic ministers, as well as attended. After Mass the Knights and their Families gathered with the Chaplain, and Deacon for prayer reflection and dinner.
- Evansville, #7544…Building Domestic Church; Installed Kiosk in the back of church according to directions from Supreme.
- Muncie, #560…The council sponsored/purchased/prepared 600 Advent Reflection booklets for St. Mary’s parish.
The recommended Spiritual Reflection Program is suggested during Spring and what a better time than the Lenten or Easter season. (Please note a Spiritual Program can be held at other times during the fraternal year.) The Spiritual Reflection program is required to earn the Columbian Award. (At least 10% of membership or a minimum of 10 Knights should participate to count as a qualified program). But more important, what a way to grow the council spiritually as we all strive to be the Catholic Man/Holy Man that God wants us to be. Several councils have submitted their program which include a Men’s Conference, or a council retreat.
The following are some examples of programs that qualify:
- St. Mary of the Woods, Terre Haute, has an awesome customized program available to the Knights. Follow these links for the FLYER and an AGENDA. Contact Zach Pies (812-535-3131) if you are interested.
- Ask your Chaplain, a Priest or Deacon, to lead a retreat for your council…a chance to take time with prayer and discernment to improve your council. The program, could include Mass and/or Reconciliation.
Reminder: Many councils completed a qualified RSVP program but have yet to submit their forms. The RSVP counts as two activities, plus your council receives a $100 refund for each Seminarian cash gift of $500 or more. Please submit those as soon as a possible.
For questions about Supreme Faith programs, please check the Faith in Action Guidebook.
Supreme Recommended Faith Programs
(*RSVP counts as two activities)
Vivat Jesus and God bless you!