Hello Brother Knights,
The state monthly rosary challenge is underway, congratulations to Council #13142 in (Ft. Wayne/South Bend Diocese) Yoder, IN. Their council prayed 161 rosaries, Indiana's highest for the month of August. District Deputy Mike Follis confirmed the numbers and pointed out that this council has received the star council award five times in the last ten years. Andy Wyss the Grand Knight of 112 members said the council's best fundraiser is a golf outing which typically raises approximately $8,000.00 dollars/year. Their biggest faith based activity is an annual Christmas party for 100 children that have parents in prison. The children, families, Priest and knights assemble in Church for a brief service where everybody prays together. A picture with Santa Claus, card making, lunch and opening of the gifts completes the program.
The council with the next highest monthly total and district deputy will be featured next month! How is your council doing with the monthly Rosary challenge? See the details of the program in this pdf: E-mail the totals to the Church Director by the 10th of October. The Rosary is the foundation on which the Knights of Columbus are built. October 13th is "Our Lady of Fatima" 100th anniversary (CIS booklet: "The Messages of Our Lady of Fatima") she instructs us to pray the rosary daily! What is your council doing Oct. 13th?
As we approach the fall it is time to start planning the "Keep Christ In Christmas", a "Building the Domestic Church" program. An award certificate and $50.00 will be presented to each of the three winners for the state of Indiana. Your program manual has all the information.
Please be a spiritual leader and pray for the Knights of Columbus!
Christ lives through us,
State Church Director
Indiana State Council