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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Lenten Retreat March 16th

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Church Activities for the Lenten Season, by Jerry Fong, Church Activities Chairman

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

We are three-quarters through the Columbian year and about two months away from the State Convention in San Diego. Time has really slipped by and we’re only few months away from the beginning of a new Columbian year. We hope your council has implemented the programs for Church Activities described in the 2012-2013 California State Program Handbook. Though the season for some of the Church Activities programs is over, there is still time to attend a retreat in your area or implement the “Year of Faith” program sponsored by the Supreme Council and State Council. See the February 2013 issue of the Golden State Knightletter for more information on the “Year of Faith” program. The newspaper version was mailed out to all Brother Knights in California in mid-February. You can also view the article online.

If your council hasn’t scheduled a Marian Prayer service in your parish using the Our Lady of Guadalupe icon there is still time to do that. Contact your District Deputy for information on the location of the nearest Our Lady of Guadalupe icon in your area. This event will count as an activity under the Faith PRAYED category.

If possible, hold a Corporate Communion Mass with your council during these 40 Days of Lent. Ensure council members wear their badges and the Knights of Columbus lapel pin for this Mass. This special Mass counts as an activity under the Faith CELEBRATED category.

This month is also the time to start filling out your State Service Program Awards Entry Form (STSP-CA) for Church Activities and the other six major categories of awards. Submit the best five (5) events your council completed in Church Activities from April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013. Remember to include photos, articles from your council or parish bulletins, articles from your local newspaper, etc. along with your entry. The deadline to submit your entry must be POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN APRIL 1st. Please review the State Activity Report Guidelines, pages 25-29 in the California State Council Program Handbook 2012-2013 for scoring criteria and addresses where to send your reports.

If you have questions regarding the programs in Church Activities call me at 916-689-9418 or email jerryfong@comcast.net.

Read this and much more in the March Knightletter on the State Council website 

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California State Convention 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

California State Convention May 16-18, 2013  ..

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Words from the Membership Director - Sonny R. Santa Ines, State Warden and Membership Director

Monday, March 11, 2013

Founder’s Day Information and Membership Drive

Are you getting ready for this year’s Founder’s Day Information and Membership Drive scheduled for April 6 and 7? Please do as this Drive will be like no other.

Please put emphasis on “Information” by educating the parish and the community on what your council does and support - vocations, prolife, intellectual disability, Special Olympics, blood drive, soccer contest and so on. Display your materials – wheelchair, basketball, posters, etc. Let them know how we save lives and change lives.

Ads promoting the drive will be published in various diocesan papers in the month of March. There will also be ads through digital media and radio. Inserts for parish bulletin will be made available to your councils. See following sample.

In addition, organize your teams, order promotional and recruitment materials and schedule both your informational meetings and First Degree exemplifications. Let us share the Knights of Columbus Experience with as many eligible Catholic men as possible.

Read this and much more in the March Knightletter on the State Council website  


 

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