Families are the foundation of society and are at the core of the Knights of Columbus. With this in mind, councils regularly sponsor activities that allow families to spend time together in volunteer activities, faith initiatives and social events. In addition, the Knights of Columbus regularly recognizes the importance of the family and outstanding families. In addition, since its beginnings, the Order has always stood ready to help protect the widows and orphans of its members.
As Knights of Columbus, we are interested in the continuing development of strong, vibrant families throughout our order. To further this theme and recognize families of this type, each council is asked to select a “Family of the Month” during the twelve months of each fraternal year.
Knights of Columbus Family Week (Aug. 10 to 16) is a special opportunity for our Order to celebrate and emphasize the importance of the family through programs that support the Church and the Parish, and unite Knights and Squires with their families and the community at large. These programs should be fun and enjoyable for all, but also meaningful in their message. Our celebration of the family shouldn’t be a private matter. Open it to nonmembers, prospects, parishioners, friends, priests, religious and everyone else in your community. Advertise your events and show the world that families are the backbone of communities and our Order. The Supreme website offers many ways to celebrate Family Week at your council.
To be eligible for the State Council’s “Family of the Year” award, your reports and supporting documents must be submitted before April 1st to either State Deputy Frank Shay or Program Director Kent Hoskins.