NOW is the time of year that you need to be thinking and planning the activities that your council will be nominating for the State Awards at the Indiana Convention in April. There are many awards to be considering but let me draw your attention to one award in particular - the Father McGivney Award. This is the award that recognizes the best vocation activity. What is or was your council’s vocation activity? Several councils have reported Vocation activities; let’s take the time to nominate the activity. It is very easy to do. Just complete this form by clicking on this link. http://indianakofc.org/download/forms/IN-FMV1.pdf
Every vocation activity shows that the council is supporting the seminarians. If your council has held a vocation activity this fraternal year, please take the time to do the paperwork to nominate the activity. Here is a suggestion; when nominating an activity, include as much information as possible in the write-up, photos, newspaper clips or posters and pamphlets. The more information provided may help the project to be selected.
Print out a copy, fill out the form, mail or email to the Vocations Chairman:
Please note: DEADLINE is February 28, 2018.
New Program – RACE FOR VOCATIONS
The Race for Vocations welcomes people of all ages to run/walk in the Mini Marathon or 5k to both promote and pray for vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life, sacred married life and sacred single life. The Race for Vocations takes place within the One America Festival Mini Marathon and 5k the first Saturday of May each year in Indianapolis. Dates for the upcoming Race for Vocations training events at Bishop Brute are February 10; March 10; April 7, 2018. All events will use the following timeline: Mass at 7:30; Run/Walk at 8:00; and Spiritual Reflection at 9:00. More information is available at http://raceforvocations.org/
Did you know? Last fraternal year 95 councils received either certificates or plaques to show their generous donations to the Tony Muffoletto Support Our Seminarians Program (SOS Fund). The top council was 11276 of Fort Wayne for their donation equaling 836% of their membership. The council donating the most money was 12540 of Brownsburg totaling $1948. Job well done! Awards are given to councils in several different categories based on the council’s membership. The break down is for donations equaling 100% of the council’s membership and the same for 200%, 300%, 400% or 500% or more. We need 100% participation of all Indiana councils. Let’s beat last year’s total of $47,622. Please keep the seminarians in your prayers.
Important Dates to remember:
- World Day of Prayer for Vocations (April 22, 2018)
- Feb. 28, 2018 – Deadline for Father McGivney State Vocation Award.
- April 20-22, 2018 – Indiana State Convention. This is the best time for Councils to turn in S.O.S. funds.
- May 5, 2018 – Race For Vocations.
- June 15, 2018 – Deadline to turn in all S.O.S. funds and forms to State Treasurer.
Indiana State Vocations Chairman