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New Requirement for Columbian Award

familyfullyalive150 A new requirement for the Columbian Award was announced during the annual Membership Seminar at the Supreme Convention. To earn the Columbian Award, councils must now conduct at least FOUR Surge With Service activities that are also designated as domestic church programs.

These programs currently include:

Journey to the Inn Father’s Day Affirmation of Wedding Vows
Consecration to the Holy Family The Family Fully Alive
Diocesan-Wide Holy Family Celebrations Food for Families
Keep Christ in Christmas Into the Breach Spiritual Formation Groups
5th Sunday Rosary Program Family Week Celebrations


Please visit http://kofc.org/domesticchurch for the most up-to-date list of eligible programs and activities and to find resources that will help your council conduct them.

The Columbian Award Application (SP-7) is currently being revised to reflect these changes and will be mailed to all councils with a cover letter explaining the change.

Questions regarding the revised application should be directed to Robert Ennis at robert.ennis@kofc.org. Questions regarding the Building the Domestic Church initiative should be directed to the Department of Fraternal Mission at fraternalmission@kofc.org or 203-752-4270

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