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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...
Member Management Training – September / October 2018
Financial Secretaries

Member Management Training – September / October 2018

I want to let you know that I will be holding training sessions for the Member Management application for Financial Secretary’s this summer/fall. Grand Knights are also welcome to attend. The schedule isn’t set yet, but I suggest September and October due to summer vacations. One will be in the Huntsville/Decatur area, one in Birmingham, one in Montgomery, and one in Mobile. If your Council would like to host the session in your area please let me know. The sessions will be about 4 hours long each, and on a Saturday morning. I will solicit “pre-registration” in advance of each session so the host can plan for the expected head count. It would be best if the host facility has a Wi-Fi connection available for use during that period, but it isn’t absolutely required. I will provide a projecto...
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...
2018 Organizational Meeting
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2018 Organizational Meeting

Here are the particulars for the Alabama State Council Organizational meeting: Who: Grand Knights, and other council officers who wish to attend What: Kickoff Meeting Date: July 7, 2018 Time: noon until 4pm Location: Prattville Marriott (2500 Legends Cir, Prattville, AL 36066) Other information: Before you arrive, please take the online Grand Knight training.  It is available as part of officers online.  Please have a record of your Grand Knight training with you. Mass will follow the kickoff meeting. I STRONGLY urge every council to send a representative to the meeting.  Both the eMembership and the new Faith In Action Program Model will be discussed at length.  These are exciting times and these changes will help us not only to reach potential Brother Knights in a new wa...