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Spiritual Reflection
Faith

Spiritual Reflection

A Higher Purpose Create annual opportunities for prayer and reflection together as a fraternity. Under the guidance of their chaplain, councils can attend a retreat or day of reflection together or perhaps organize their own event for the men of their parish. Council participation in Spiritual Reflection is required to qualify for Columbian Award. Overview Many Catholic young people can attest that religious retreats are radically rejuvenating spiritual events that often leave a lasting impact on participants’ relationship to their faith. Yet, so often, retreats seem only to be open to students and youth. In conjunction with pastors, councils and jurisdictions can hold low-cost retreats of their own. These events might be open only to council members or men of the parish – or may be open t...
Faith In Action Program Model
Community, Faith, Faith in Action, Family, Life

Faith In Action Program Model

On April 6, 2018, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson announced the introduction of the Faith in Action program model. Although Surge…with Service has served us well through the years, this replacement model is being implemented in order to simplify our program structure and better align programs under main priority areas. Overall Faith in Action Model: Q: What is Faith in Action? A: Faith in Action will be the new umbrella for all Supreme Council-recommended programs, replacing Surge…with Service. Q: Why the need for the change? A: Surge...with Service has provided a strong foundation for Knights of Columbus programming over the nearly five decades of its life cycle. During that time we have added and removed various programs. While our mission remains unchanged, it has evolved to meet a changi...
Faith In Action Guidebook
Faith in Action

Faith In Action Guidebook

The Faith in Action model is a realization of the changing needs of men in the twenty-first century. It seeks to balance all of our key priorities with theirs — Faith, Family, Community and life — and present them in a way that is clear to our leaders, members and prospective Knights. The simplicity of Faith in Action is that it fully integrates Building the Domestic Church programs as a foundational part of the model, limits the number of required programs to earn the Columbian award and, most importantly, allows councils to concentrate on implementing quality faith-filled family programs. our goal is for men to lead their family in service — not leave their family for service. The focus of this streamlined program is quality, not quantity. This Faith in Action manual provides you and yo...