I heard Msgr. Borcic say at the convention several years ago that “You can’t give, what you don’t have”. That statement ran true to me as Knights tend to be so busy with our charitable events and community efforts that we often do not think about ourselves. If this is true of you and your Council, make sure you take some time to get refreshed and renewed in your faith. Along with ourselves, we need to make sure we are not leaving our wives and families behind as we are out doing charitable works. It is great to be involved in activities but it is better if we include our wives and families in them when we can. I call this my “No Wife Left Behind” program. So if you are married, and a lot of us are, adjust your events and activities to offer our wives a chance to help and be involved. You, the Church, and your Council will be stronger for it and you will draw more membership!
This year, we are excited to have a faith enrichment chairman in each of the four Diocese. These chairmen, being priests, will be a local resource for you. Since we are having regional pilgrimages, they may be able to take that opportunity for spiritual enrichment for us and also for your Chaplains. They will be able to assist the State Chaplain in passing on important information. Here are the Faith Enrichment Chairmen:
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Each one of our Diocese’s offers many opportunities for Faith Enrichment. A couple of them are listed below.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter - Usually presented as a weekend experience but can be offered at different times of the week or over several weeks. This experience is for married couples and priests that teaches a new way to communicate to enhance your marriage or priesthood. This Catholic enrichment is presented by 3 couples and a priest. They go over common aspects of daily married life like Communication, Listening, God’s plan for marriage to name a few. This is a private weekend with no group sharing. More information can be found at wwme.org.
That Man is You - One of the premier Catholic men’s leadership and formation programs that has proven to stir men’s hearts. Three programs available including one on the man, the man’s relationship with his spouse and man’s relationship with his children. The program has been recognized as part of the New Evangelization, helping to usher in the New Springtime for Christianity in the third millennium that Pope John Paul II spoke about. The 8 minute video at thatmanisyou.org will give you more information or call your Diocesan office or myself.