Faith Director

August 2018

Greetings...as the new Faith Director for the State of Indiana, I look forward to serving you in the fraternal year 2018-19.  The last few years I have served District #22 as their District Deputy which was a great opportunity and blessing as I met and became friends with many great Catholic Men….and most importantly grew in my faith.  I hope all of you, whether a Knight of Columbus member or not, continue growing in your faith, because we all are on a journey…a journey that leads us to making a difference, and being a Catholic leader…an example that men should aspire to.

If you need help or have any questions about the Knights, especially the Faith initiatives of the Knights of Columbus, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Also, there are a couple of brother Knights I’ll be working with closely: State Vocations Chairman Ed Waldschmidt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and State Sacristan Charlie Dispenzieri (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  The three of us are the Indiana Faith team.  

The Faith in Action initiative was released by Supreme effective July 1st of the new fraternal year.  The Supreme goal (our goal too) as Knights of Columbus, is to strengthen our men and their families in the faith.  (The new initiative should help us achieve that goal.) The Supreme recommended programs in the Faith category are designed to bring all brother Knights closer to God and the Church by: helping the future shepherds (seminarians); a quiet contemplation in a spiritual reflection program or honoring Mary.  The result: we can be an example of a leader that other men embrace, and want to be a part of/want to be a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Faith is one of four categories in the new Faith in Action Program.  The other three are Family, Life and Community.  Supreme has provided several recommended programs in each of the four categories.  The Faith recommended programs are:

  • RSVP (refund Support Vocations Program)
  • Into the Breach
  • Marian Icon
  • Building the Domestic Church Kiosk
  • Rosary Program
  • Holy Hour
  • Sacramental Gifts
  • Spiritual Reflection

RSVP counts as two activities, while the Spiritual Reflection (a new program) is a required program to qualify for the Columbian Award.  Check for complete details on each program and the Faith in Action initiative at https://kofc.org/uns/en/programs/index.html.  Keep in mind these are recommended programs, but other Faith based programs such as SOS and Race for Vocations (and some you have developed in your council) also qualify as part of the required four activities for this category.

More information coming about our Faith programs.   In the meantime, please begin sending your activities today online at http://www.indianakofc.org/ and click on Forms.  

One final comment/suggestion: PRAY and COMMUNICATE…as a leader, begin everything with prayer and communicate often.  We have some wonderful initiatives and want to be sure all brother Knights are aware so they/the council can receive the blessings of these programs.

Vivat Jesus and God bless you!

Larry Kunkel

Faith Director

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New FAITH IN ACTION Model - Supreme Recommended Programs

  • RSVP (featured program - counts for 2 on Columbian)
  • Into the Breach
  • Marian Icon Prayer Program
  • Building the Domestic Church
  • Rosary Program
  • Spiritual Reflection Program (new - required for Columbian)
  • Holy Hour (new)
  • Sacramental Gifts (new)

 

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