Diocesan State Director - Indianapolis South
Worthy Brother Knights,
As we approach the third month of this fraternal year, we need to make sure we have our T’s crossed and the I’s dotted. As Councils do you have the 185 and 365 completed which are currently two months past due. Also make sure that your Faith In Action directors are watching for emails from supreme about the Safe Environment information that they will need to be completing by the set due dates.
Recruiting is essential to the growth of our councils and the order. October is the main month in the fall that we set aside for specific recruiting. Planning should begin to be finalized now for this event. Even before and after this recruiting needs to continue by our actions. Start by attending and participating in mass regularly. Implement the Shining Armor Award in your council and challenge your new members.
With the Eucharistic Revival started we all need to start spending more time in front of the Holy Eucharist. Speak with your priest/chaplain to set up a schedule for Adoration time and invite the parish to these events. Use these Adorations as recruitment areas also for potential men, husbands, and fathers.
The Knights from South Bend and Mishawaka are pleased to announce the dedication of the second Safe Haven Baby Box in the North Central part of the State. The first Baby Box was dedicated January 13th of this year in South Bend Firehouse #11 and the second one will be dedicated on August 22nd in Mishawaka Firehouse #3. Our great appreciation goes to Mayor Mueller and Fire Chief Buchanon of South Bend and Mayor Woods and Fire Chief Woodward of Mishawaka for their support.
The project raised the required $20,000 for the two boxes and was headed up by Council 553 with substantial support from Council 17043 as well as other Councils in the area and Assembly 242. PGK Tim McBride of Council 553 was the project leader for this endeavor and we appreciate all of his efforts. We are also very grateful to Nick Kowalski from First Response Disaster Restoration Specialists for coordinating the other volunteer organizations who performed the installations of the Baby Boxes. Some of those volunteers are Kuert Concrete, Cement Finishers Local 692, Bricklayers Local 4 of Indiana and Kentucky, Tri-Valley Glass, Joe Joe's Alarms, and of course the firefighters who helped get these Baby Boxes installed in their houses.
We pray and feel confident that any tiny guests of these Baby Boxes, who might have otherwise have been abandoned and perished, will be rescued, cared for, and will ultimately find good and loving homes.
God Bless the innocent.