Family of the Month and YearLink to Faith in Action program on Supreme Website.
A Higher Purpose
Stimulate and support the development of strong and vibrant families. Local councils will establish a committee to recognize a deserving Family of the Month and Family of the Year with potential for recognition on the international level.
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.
Dear Worthy Sirs,
This December we have an amazing opportunity to entrust thousands of families to the patronage of the Holy Family. Our hope and goal is for as many families as possible to begin preparations this Advent for a consecration to the Holy Family to take place on Dec. 30th, the Feast of the Holy Family. As you may know, the 30th is a Sunday. Because it falls on a Sunday, we were hoping the consecration could take place at the end of each Mass. This way it would require minimal effort on the part of the council and parish, and give that many more families the opportunity to participate in the Consecration. Of course this is at the discretion of the pastor, but something I am hoping you will discuss with him and your council.
Any consecration requires adequate spiritual preparation. I would like to direct you to the resources we have to help guide and prepare families at www.kofc.org/consecration. In addition to these resources you could also direct them to the Keep Christ in Christmas prayer materials and Building the Domestic Church kiosk booklets, "A Scriptural Rosary for the Family" and/or the booklets on Mary and Joseph.
Again, we encourage you to advertise this to your council families and fellow parishioners soon so they can prepare and dive more deeply into the season of Advent and the Incarnation. You will also want to order the prayer cards for the day of the consecration. These and other program materials can be ordered through Officers Online under Family Programs.
If you have any questions please contact your state Family Directors. Please be assured of my prayers for you and your council brothers.
Call to action:
Thank you for your time, and I wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!
- Discuss as a council and with your pastor about coupling the Consecration to the Holy Family with Mass on Dec. 30th.
- Advertise this to the parish to provide adequate time to prepare for Consecration throughout Advent.
- Direct parishioners to printable support documents or order more online.
- Order Prayer Cards for the day of the consecration.
Sincerely in Christ,
Sean PottProgram Manager, Faith InitiativesKnights of Columbus