Fall is here, it’s time for campfires, roasting hot dogs and making s’mores. Think outside the box and have a Family night doing this as a Council/Parish function. Add the Rosary and some readings with some prayers for an evening to remember. October is a good Month to have a Family Rosary on a Sunday, praying to Our Blessed Mother Mary.
Show your support for your Priest/Chaplain during this time when they need their Church Family standing at their side. Invite Father to a Football Game and show people that you stand with him and your Faith. Also Thank him for his service like we do our Soldiers, Firefighters, and Police Officers. He has a uniform and encourage him to wear it in public with you by his side. I never really thought about this until my District Deputy brought it to my attention at a Council meeting. Remember Families support each other always, no questions asked!
Have you scheduled some of your meetings to coincide with the Family? If not, you still have some time to get with your Priest to have a Prayer night. Start planning your Christmas activities now before everyone’s calendar gets filled. Order and Schedule “Keep Christ in Christmas” functions and think outside of the crib! Consecration to the Holy Family is required by Supreme for Star Council. Order the Prayer Cards, get with Your Priest and Schedule a date that everyone can participate in this wonderful event. Don’t wait, do it NOW so it’s not too late and cards are back ordered.
“Faith In Action”, make your Council and Family React to Our Catholic Faith by giving them some great Daily Bread in programs that will have an impact for a lifetime.
- Food for Families (Featured & 2 Credits toward Star Council)
- Family of the month/year
- Keep Christ in Christmas
- Family Fully alive
- Family week
- Consecration to the Holy Family (Required for Star Council)
- Family Prayer night (New)
- Good Friday Family Promotion (New)
Remember these items that need to be done throughout the year:
Never Forget Deceased Brothers and Family Members should be reported to the as well to the State Family Director, so that they can be remembered during State Masses especially during the State Convention. Help them to be Remembered with the Perpetual Memorial Society which provides us a way to remember and pray for Family, Friends, and Loved Ones. Anyone is welcome to enroll by filling out State form (IN-PMS1). If a single donation is equal to or more than $200.00 a Knight’s of Columbus Commemorative Cross will be shipped to the donors address. Donations are put into the Christopher Fund and then the earnings from the account presented to the Indiana Bishops on an Annual Basis.
Strengthen Our Families and Revitalize Our Parishes.
State Family Director