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INTRODUCTION 

THE REWARDS OF ESTABLISHING A KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL

OFTENTIMES, THE GOODNESS OF A MAN IS MEASURED BY THE GOOD THAT HE DOES

DEVELOPING A NEW KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL

MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH GROWING THE ORDER

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Knights of Columbus Website

NEW COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT
INITIATIVE

 

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 In Faith and In Action.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS:

Advancing the Order

 

As a dedicated service organization, Knights of Columbus believes that when a Knight acts selflessly, he acts on behalf of the world. As Knights, we also act on behalf of our faith. Such a philosophy is what has helped give purpose to our organization and meaning to our affairs.

Today, the Order has grown into a vital organization of more than 1.7 million members. Our resources are utilized to support countless causes, programs, and parishes all over the world. And through continued growth, we not only preserve the goal of our founder, Father McGivney, of uniting men in their faith, but we also realize his dream of one day having a presence in every parish. While we understand the magnitude of that goal, we also trust that through the enthusiasm and faithfulness of our members, it can be achieved. 

 

 

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THE REWARDS OF ESTABLISHING A KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL

 

Father McGivney's hope of having a Knights of Columbus presence in every parish stemmed from his belief that local councils could achieve great things for the Church. In addition to creating an Order where Catholic men could grow their faith and help each other in times of need, Father McGivney saw an opportunity to help parishes themselves prosper through five key areas of service - faith, community, family, youth and fellowship.

 

Because of his vision, today Knights of Columbus is a well-respected service organization of over 13,000 local councils. One that has helped countless communities, and their parishes, flourish.

 

 

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OFTENTIMES, THE GOODNESS OF A MAN IS MEASURED BY THE GOOD THAT HE DOES

 

As men of faith, Knights strive to make a difference by being part of the difference. Knights of Columbus councils offer Catholic men of honour and conviction the opportunity to be part of a truly unique service organization.

Our members are mentors, leaders, and humanitarians. They are husbands and fathers. They are role models dedicated to serving the Church and worthy causes, realizing the importance of being both followers of God and leaders in their communities.

Being a Knights of Columbus council member holds many rewards. In addition to being instrumental in the council's development, Knights and their families can also partake of many advantages separate from elective participation in Knights of Columbus Insurance. For example, Knights receive a complimentary subscription to Columbia, the Order's monthly magazine. Member families also benefit from various insurance coverages and even have access to scholarships for higher education.

 

 

 
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DEVELOPING A NEW KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL

 

The process of establishing establishing a new council is begun when the District Deputy, along with the State's New Council Development Chairman, initiates the process. The District Deputy would first contact a parish's priest and discuss the benefits of hosting a council. Once the priest's support is garnered, members are recruited from within the parish. Quite often, members of a council are men who are already actively involved in their parishes. In Fact, any Catholic male in good standing with the Catholic Church, who is over the age of 18, can be a Knight.

In order for a local council to succeed and attain its goal of thirty members, the expectations of its members must be clearly communicated by the New Council Team. For instance, members are expected to pay a modest initiation fee and annual dues. Members are also required to attend regular council meetings, typically held every other week.

Of Course, this is only a summary of what it takes to start a new council. However, through the dedication of key individuals, starting a new council can be an extremely rewarding experience.

 (A more detailed explanation of member expectations can be found in the New Council development Guidelines booklet #2119.)

 

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH GROWING THE ORDER

 

More than a century later, it's inspiring to see how Father McGivney's steadfast dedication has been realized. What was once an Order of only a few has grown into a service organization of thousands, each member helping his parish while also contributing to his community. Which is why we believe that each new council is an opportunity to fulfill Father McGivney's dream of unifying men of the faith and in our Church. It is a task that truly benefits everyone - our families, our parishes, our Church, and, in countless ways, ourselves.

For detailed guidelines on how to establish a Knights of Columbus council in your parish, please reference the New Council development Guidelines booklet #2119.

For more information on how to obtain this booklet, as well as other support materials, such as New Council Development posters, simply call 1-203-752-4161

www.kofc.org.

 

 

 

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Knights of Columbus Website

KNIGHTS
OF COLUMBUS
 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

4519 4-04

 Webmaster: Joe Mathews,
 New Council Development and Round Tables State Chairman

  

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