State Scholarship Program
Altar Server Appreciation Mass & Dinner Initiative


Dear Brother Knights,

Our Mother of Perpetual Help is the chosen icon, guide and inspiration of our State Deputy Noel Panlilio. In the novena to our Mother of Perpetual Help, there is a prayer that we offer
for all our families. “We ask you to bless all our families* with your tender motherly love. * May the Sacrament of Marriage * bind husbands and wives so closely together * that they
will always be faithful to each other * and love one another as Christ loves His Church.”

As we launch our programs on the family, we are aware of the crucial times that we live in wherein the stability of family and marriage are threatened. Our programs on the family
encompasses the spirituality of the members and their families and the rest of the local parish community at the council level.

We will work with our bishops and pastors to support on the celebration of The Year of the Family from June 2021 to June 2022 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

We are also in step with the Supreme Council of the Knight of Columbus on their Faith in Action-Family Programs. Father McGivney sought to strengthen the bonds of families in his
parish and the Knights of Columbus. These programs, created for families by families, help us to live this call.

Consecration to the Holy Family- Invite each family in your parish to consecrate themselves to the Holy Family.
Food for Families- Help end hunger in communities across North America.
Family Fully Alive-Help families place God and the Catholic faith at the center of their lives.
Family of the Month/Year- Each month, the council selects a Family of the Month from its parish family that models Christian family values and visibly lives them every day, and
names one of these recipients as their Family of the Year.
Family Prayer Night- Families of council members, and other Catholic families gather for prayer, dinner, and fellowship.
Family Week- Dedicate a week to celebrate our families.
Good Friday Family Promotion- Bring families into more robust practice and understanding of our Catholic faith and the Triduum.
Keep Christ in Christmas- Promote the true spirit of Christmas in our homes, schools, parishes, and communities.

We will likewise launch our State level initiatives such as Scholarships, At Risk Youth Outreach, World Marriage Day, and a new program, Widows/ Widowers Outreach.

We need all the councils to participate in these programs to create an impact in our communities. We are prepared to help the councils with the designated Directors for each
program. We entrust our families to our Mother of Perpetual Help and implore her to intercede for all our needs. Amen

Vivat Jesus,

Romeo Cabrera, Chairman

(510) -589-1561