Brother Knights welcome to the year 2020,
This is a time for reflection and New Year resolutions. I cannot help but feel that life is traveling at light speed. This is a time to remind each other who we are and to ask where we are going. We are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. There is much work to be done in this world. Good work - Necessary work. And that's what the Knights do. Assisting the sick and disabled, changing lives and saving lives through our "Faith in Action" programs. We do it to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and Catholics. The governing body of our fraternity is the Supreme Council located in New Haven, CT. The ultrasound initiative, partnering with Supreme, has reached our goal of raising enough funds to purchase eleven ultrasound machines to be distributed throughout Indiana this year. We are raising $500.00/seminarian as Supreme donates another $100.00 to the participating councils that are adopting seminarians.
Here’s some other great news. We are partnering with the Indiana KofC insurance agencies under General Agent Phil Stackowicz for a new billboard signage initiative. Our hope is to raise enough finances to provide Merry Christmas & pro life billboards in every district of Indiana this election year, promoting insurance, membership and pro life. We are in the planning stages and welcome your input. Do you know a Brother Knight that works for any of these billboard companies? We are asking each council to donate a minimum of $100.00 towards this very public marketing activity program by sending a check to our state treasurer, Scott Schutte.
Supreme is providing support with excellent marketing and promotional material regarding the four required Faith in Action activities (Spiritual Reflection program, a Novena for Life, Helping Hands and a Consecration to the Holy Family) at no charge. Is your council participating in these wonderful programs? It is one thing to say who you are. It's another to live it - to put your values into action. That's what we do when we are a Knight of Columbus. I have had requests to use the family icon from two years ago for a family prayer hour. Please contact me if you know where it is.
The season of Lent is quickly approaching. Please contact your parish Priest and District Deputy for help in any of these areas. Your DD is reporting on your council activities and goals for our tracker and discovery awards. This month we have free throw competitions and Marches for Life. The National march is Jan. 22-25th in Washington D.C.
Bishops, Priests, many Brother Knights and I are all praying for your leadership. Let us continue working together making the year 2020 the greatest ever!
State Program Director