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THE PARISH ROUND TABLE
PROGRAM

(EXCERPT FROM THE AUGUST 24, 2005 EDITION OF THE PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT IN KNIGHTLINE)

 

If your council is operating in more than one parish - having many members spread out in different parishes - then the Knights of Columbus Parish Round Table Program is for you.

Everyone enjoys helping his local parish, but when it isn't hosting a council, Knights can get stretched thin trying to serve everyone. Starting a Knights of Columbus Parish Round Table is a great way to gather together the Knights who belong to a certain parish, providing them the opportunity to support the parish as they deem fit.

To implement a Round Table, the grand knight and financial secretary first divide the council membership roster by parish. The grand knight and a Knight of one of the particular parishes should meet with the pastor about the program. They should stress to him that the Round Table will present no conflict with any other parish organization because the pastor will assign its projects.

Announcements are made and placed in the bulletin telling all members of the parish who are Knights, regardless of council affiliation, that they are eligible to join the Round Table. The parish pastor will select one of the Knights to be the Round Table Coordinator, the Round Table's only officer.

Once established, the Round Table Coordinator meets about once a month with the pastor to discuss what the Round Table can do to help the parish. In their role, members of the Round Table take upon themselves to see these needs of their parish through, with the coordinator reporting Round Table activities to his council.

Establishing a Round Table program accomplishes one of the Order's goals of having a Knights of Columbus presence in every parish.

The Knights of Columbus Round Table Pamphlet (#2632) and the Parish Round Table Initiative Pamphlet (#4519) contain details and guidelines for establishing Round Tables. These pamphlets are available from the Supreme Council Supply Department at no charge if ordered in reasonable quantities. You can find more on the Round Table initiative by logging on to the Order's Web site at www.kofc.org.

 

 

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 New Council Development and Round Tables State Chairman

  

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