Program Director: Alex Lazatin
Father McGivney sought to strengthen the familial bond of father to mother and children to parents. His vision for family life was not only financial and material aid but also spiritual strength. The majority of our time is easily spent in secular circles unless we intentionally create ways to live the domestic church. This program, created for families by families, help us to live this call.
Knights of Columbus Programs
Consecration to the Holy Family
To help families live out the joy of Christ, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori has composed a prayer through which families will come together to consecrate themselves under the protection of the Holy Family. In this prayer, we ask for the aid or intercession of the perfect son Jesus Christ, Mary the perfect mother, and Joseph who is a model for every father. Councils will guide their parishes and community to understand and offer this important and impactful prayer. Preparing for the Consecration to the Holy Family is not a single event. It is choosing a way of life for your family. Through this consecration, each participant is consciously choosing to be a beacon of God’s love through his Church.
Food for Families
The Food for Families program was launched as part of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors initiative that resulted from a Knights of Columbus-sponsored summit held in New York City attended by representatives from many of the nation’s largest volunteer organizations. Established during an economically difficult time for communities, Food for Families ensures that families have adequate access to nutritious food.
Knight of the Month / Year
Each month, the council Knight of the Month Committee selects one Knight who models Christian masculine virtues and visibly lives them every day. Once a year, each council also selects one of the previous Knight of the Month winners as their Council Knight of the Year. Additionally, the College Knight of the Year is chosen from the pool of council Knights of the Year by the Supreme Council and recognized at the annual College Councils Conference.
Family of the Month / Year
Each month, the council Family of the Month committee selects one parish family that models Christian family values and visibly lives them every day. Once a year, each participating council also selects one of the previous twelve Family of the Month winners to represent the council/parish as the potential international Family of the Year. The Knights of Columbus Family of the Year is chosen by the Supreme Council and recognized each year at the annual Supreme Convention.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Programs
Parents Night Out
Ice Cream Social
Council Christmas Party