A PARISH ROUND
AND ITS PURPOSE
ROUND TABLE CAN MAKE
PARISH ROUND TABLEE: GUIDED BY FAITH. COMMITTED TO SERVICE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
PARISH ROUND TABLE
In Service to Our Parishes.
A Parish Round Table's
main purpose is to help the parish priest, however necessary.
Parish Round Tables
function as a valuable resource, providing the manpower necessary to
help parishes achieve their goals.
DEFINING A PARISH ROUND TABLE AND ITS PURPOSE
Because not every parish has its own Knights of
Columbus council, the Parish Round Table Program was developed as a
way of establishing a Knights of Columbus presence in every parish, a
goal that we hope will be actively supported by each council and
A Parish Round Table is comprised solely of
Knights. All members of the Knights of Columbus, regardless of
council affiliation, are members of their parish's PArish Round
Table. There are no regular meetings, no additional dues, or elected
officials. The only position is an appointed coordinator whose job it
is to communicate with the parish priest, receive his direction, and
manage the efforts of the Parish Round Table.
With the approval of the parish priest, a
Parish Round Table can serve a parish in any number of ways. However,
the ultimate aspiration of any Parish Round Table remains the same: to
serve as needed and when needed by the parish priest.
A PARISH ROUND TABLE CAN MAKE
There are many benefits in
establishing a Parish Round Table for the parish, its priest, and
member Knights. Having a Knights of Columbus Parish Round Table
creates a unique and effective support structure within the parish.
Whether it's fundraising for a new roof, or actively participating in
a parish's ministry, devoted Knights serve as invaluable resources
for realizing the needs of the parish.
The benefits of a Parish Round
Table for local councils and its members are so evident. Through
personal service to our respective parishes, the Order is ale to
truly fulfill its commitment to serving the Catholic Church, as well
as our communities. And, as Knights, being active in our own parishes
helps strengthen our personal faith and often helps create a better
place for our families to grow theirs.
THE PARISH ROUND TABLE:
GUIDED BY FAITH.
COMMITTED TO SERVICE
For over a century, Knights of Columbus has
been dedicated to serving the Catholic Church. To date, our members
have volunteered millions of hours, and raised billions of dollars,
for worthy causes. Numbering over 1.7 million members worldwide.
Knights have served their faith and each other in times of need. In
fact, whether locally or globally, the influence our members have had
on society as a whole has been extraordinary.
Given that one of our greatest commitments as
Knights is to serve the Church and all she stands for, Knights of
Columbus created the Paris Round Table Program - an easy and
effective way for member Knights to better serve their individual
parishes. As such, by supporting the program and forming Parish Round
Tables, Knights of Columbus councils not only assist individual
parishes, but their communities as well.
IN SERVICE TO ONE. IN SERVICE TO ALL
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT
COUNCIL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
1 COLUMBUS PLAZA · NEW HAVEN, CT · 06510-3326
1-203-752-4161 or www.kofc.org
Council Development and Round Tables State Chairman