MESSAGE FROM STATE DEPUTY

 

STATE DEPUTY’S MESSAGE—September 2018

 

DEAR BROTHER KNIGHTS OF SASKATCHEWAN;

 

Time flies by quickly and by now all councils in Sask. should be in full swing in their programming and membership activities.


New member recruitment will be emphasized during the month of Oct by holding at least 1 Church Drive in each district.


Let us make a special effort to ask every eligible Catholic man to join our ranks so that he can be given the opportunity to belong to our great Order and to become involved through service in charitable outreach programs, to take advantage of the many benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus and to grow spiritually in his faith.


No man is too busy to be an active Knight of Columbus. By spending just 24 hours with us will enable a knight to serve his parish and help those in need in the community, grow in his faith, and provide him access to an exclusive top-rated insurance program to protect his family.


Personally, I can proudly say that becoming a member of the Knights of Columbus has helped me to grow in my faith, to be more merciful, and to serve the Church with more conviction.


Below is an example of how the involvement with the Knights of Columbus for just 24 hours can add something significant to a man’s life.

  • 8 HOURS a year working with his council on a charitable outreach program
  • 3 HOURS a year enjoying a council social function such as a family dinner, dance or picnic
  • 4 HOURS a year attending council meetings
  • 4 HOURS a year (15 minutes a month) reading the Sask. Knight line, the Columbia Magazine or visiting the Sask. State Website at www.kofcsask.com or the Supreme website www.kofc.org
  • 1 HOUR meeting with the Knights of Columbus insurance agent to get a free analysis about the top-rated programs available only to members and their families
  • 4 hours a month attending Sunday Mass with other brother knights and their families

 

Programs are also important, The new faith in Action Program Model which was launched on July 1st of this year allows Catholic men and their families the opportunity to grow in the faith, to conduct charitable works of mercy and to help evangelize their parishes.


In one of his addresses to the Knights of Columbus, Pope Francis encouraged the knights to continue to work towards the renewal of the church through their charitable efforts, through prayer and through witnesses of their lives.


He called on the knights to continue in fidelity to the mission of the venerable Father Michael McGivney, seeking new ways of being a leaven of the Gospel and a force for the spiritual renewal of society.


Pope Francis pointed to St. Joseph as “an admirable model of these manly virtues of quiet strength, integrity and fidelity which the Knights of Columbus are committed to preserving, cultivating and passing on to future generations of Catholic men.”


I encourage all knights throughout Sask. to continue to be involved in doing good works to assist in charitable projects, in renewal and evangelization of your parishes, and to be admirable role models for your families and parish communities.


Vivat Jesus,
Chris Bencharski, State Deputy of Saskatchewan

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