What is the Bishop’s Vocation Dinner?
This is an annual dinner sponsored by a Knights of Columbus Chapter or Council. The main purpose of the dinner is to plant the seed with youth to consider saying yes to a vocation. Also, to provide encouragement to priests and seminarians in their vocation and it is also a great way to raise funds for vocations.
Who should attend?
Your Bishop, Priests, seminarians, altar servers and their parents, discerners, catholic high school students, parish youth ministers and their outstanding students, Knights and their families. Each council, or parishes that do not have a council, are asked to purchase one or more tables for the dinner. Guests invited to the dinner are provided tickets purchased by the sponsoring council or parish ministry.
Fundraising for Vocations:
Each council conducts fund raiser to help the seminarians in the diocese. The funds raised are presented as part of the Parade of Grand Knights at the dinner.
PRIESTS & RELIGIOUS DINNER
What is the Priest & Religious Appreciation Dinner?
This is an annual dinner sponsored by a Knights of Columbus Chapter or Council. The main purpose of the dinner is to show appreciation to the priest, religious, deacons and altar servers in the diocese.
Unlike the Bishop Vocation Dinner this is not a fund raiser but a dinner to honor and say thanks to the priest, religious, deacons and altar servers to serve our Catholic Community.
Who is honored?
Create awards to be given out at the dinner.
Priest, Religious & Deacons: A plaque or certificate honoring their 25th and 50th anniversary.
Altar Servers: Identify the top altar servers in the diocese. Select one girl, one boy and one family team for this honor. You can give out a first, second and third place award in each category. All other altar servers who were nominated will receive a certificate.
For more information contact the Vocational Awareness Program Chairman: