Knights of Columbus has always been an organization dedicated to the well-being and support of Catholic family life. The family is the first and primary place where we experience and are formed in our Catholic faith. By building upon our current programs and activities, the Knights of Columbus continues to promote the family as a ”domestic church” where husbands and wives, parent and children, grow in their knowledge and practice of the Catholic Faith. In order to perform its important mission of evangelization, each family needs to find support in the sacramental life of the parish.
Strengthening our Parishes
Knights of Columbus councils have always responded to the most urgent needs of the Church, particularly through charitable and social outreach. In order to support the evangelization of family life today, our councils must be even more fully integrated into our parishes. As the world’s largest Catholic fraternal and family organization, we have a responsibility to dedicate our time, talent and resources to ensuring that our parishes our beacons of the new evangelization.
The following programs currently carry the Domestic Church designation:
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- Building the Domestic Church
- Journey to the Inn
• Father’s Day Affirmation of Wedding Vows
• Consecration to the Holy Family
• Family Fully Alive Devotional Program
• Holy Family Celebrations (Diocesan-wide)
• Food for Families
• Keep Christ in Christmas – Poster Contest for ages 5-14
• Spiritual Formation Groups (Into the Breach)
• 5th Sunday Rosary Program
• Family Week Celebrations
Additional Domestic Church activities will be released throughout the fraternal year. For information and resources pertaining to the Building the Domestic Church initiative, councils should visit kofc.org/DomesticChurch.