The end of the fraternal year is approaching. Has your council filed a vocation activity report? A vocation activity is a requirement to be eligible for the state Pinta Award. The number of councils reporting a vocation activity is very small so far this fraternal year. Appoint a member that loves doing computer work to do your council’s activity report forms. Filling out a form, that’s very little time. Every council should be trying to receive the Pinta Award.
May 7 – World Day of Prayer for Vocations. I challenge all councils to start planning some activities with your pastor to participate in World Day of Prayer for Vocations, even if it is nothing more than saying a prayer for vocations at Mass. If your parish is lucky enough to have a seminarian, say a prayer for your seminarian. We need more people considering the religious life.
May 6 – Join the seminarians and others by participating in the annual “Race for Vocations”, which is part of the Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathon and 5k race. Pray for and promote a culture of vocation in Indiana. More information available at www.raceforvocations.org
SOS – Time is flying by! Where has this fraternal year gone? Your council has been collecting the S.O.S. funds (Add-a-Buck) for the seminarians. Has your council reached their goal of 100% participation or more by the council members?
I will be at the state convention, looking forward to seeing everyone. When you are turning in your council’s S.O.S. funds at the convention don’t forget to include the form IN-SOS1. You can use the link below to get a copy of the form. Print it out. http://indianakofc.org/download/forms/IN-SOS1.pdf
OR If you can’t make it to the convention please mail the form and check to the Indiana State Treasurer Craig Hanusin, 1835 Azalea Drive, Munster, IN 46121. Deadline is June 15, 2017.
RSVP -- Remember seminarians continually need our help. There many ways to support them: spiritually, monetarily and with communication. Birthday cards, Christmas cards or just send notes of encouragement, these mean so much to the seminarians knowing that someone cares about them or is interested in them.
Use this form when participating in the RSVP Program. http://www.kofc.org/un/en/forms/council/rsvp_refund2863_p.pdf
Important Dates to remember –
- Apr. 28-30 – Indiana State Convention. (It is recommended that SOS donations be turned in at the convention.)
- May 6 – Race for Vocations.
- May 7 – World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
- June 15 – Deadline to turn in all S.O.S. funds and forms to State Treasurer. (Should be done at the State Convention (Apr. 28, 29, 30, 2017).
State Vocations Chairman
Indiana Knights of Columbus