- YOUTH SUPPORT AND RECOGNITION
Dear Brother Knights,
Family Activities for this Columbian Year 2019-2020 has changed. Supreme is going to take a closer look to make sure that the councils activities match what has been set forth in the requirements that they have set for each of the categories. As your council completes an activity, I ask that you send in a short report as to when, where, and the council to the chairman of the program and myself. This year we are keeping records as the percentage of councils doing these programs.
Because faith is started in the family and then strengthened in the parish, the Knights of Columbus have started programs to strengthen both our families and our parishes. The main program that Supreme has designated this year is the “Consecration of the Holy Family”.
While traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday after Christmas in conjunction with the feast of the Holy Family, for the purposes of this program the Consecration may be offered at any time of the year as agreed upon by the parish priest and the Knights of Columbus council. It is our hope that this process may help strengthen our Family’s and revitalize our parishes.
I ask each of you as leaders of your councils to take these programs to heart. These programs are designed to help make our parishes more family friendly, especially the young families. Bring back those families who have strayed from the church because they did not find an activity they were interested in or they felt that they did not belong.
My goal as Director of Family Activities, this Columbian year, is to see more families involved for the state competition and for the Family of the Year. Remember that without families, Knights of Columbus cannot do the work we do without their support. Please give our families the recognition that they deserve.
Please contact the program chairman of the activity or me with any questions you might have about that program.
Kenneth W. Morris, Family Activities Director