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M I N N E S O T A Building The Domestic Church State Program Director Joe George 651-253-3112 [email protected] Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ M I N N E

S O T A Building The Domestic Church The Building the Domestic Church while Strengthening our Parish Initiative was introduced 2 Years Ago, but this year it has expanded and continues to be the focus from Supreme. It is Building the Domestic Church Initiative time and it is here to stay now and in the future. It is a very difficult subject to understand and more difficult to present. There are many articles on this subject and more detailed on the Supreme website. kofc.org/domesticchurch Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ M I N N

E S O T A Building The Domestic Church kofc.org/domesticchurch These are just some of the programs that qualify as Domestic Church activities Family Rosary Program Holy Family Consecration Family Fully Alive Affirmation of Wedding Vows Family Week Celebration Journey to the Inn Keep Christ in Christmas Spiritual Formation Groups Into the Breach Building the Domestic Church Series Holy Family Prayer Program Food for Families

Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Family Rosary Program M I N N E S O T A (SR-KIT) is free of charge to order for your council Each kit ordered includes all of the following

25 (PG-210) Finger Rosaries 1 (# 319) A Scriptural Rosary for the Family 1 (# 10243) Family Rosary Report form 25 (# 4772) A Guide to Praying the Rosary 5 (# 10355) Family Rosary Program Poster * Resources available on this webpage An Action steps, Support materials and a sample press release. Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ M I N N E S O T A Family Rosary Program poster

Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Holy Family Consecration M I N N E S O T A Ask your pastor permission to share the Consecration to the Holy Family prayer cards at Masses on the first Sunday after Christmas, or another appropriate Sunday. Your pastor might be covering this in his homily which will be supported by these prayer cards. Item #10371 Resources available on this webpage steps and

Support BeAction Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Holy Family Consecration M I N N E S O T A Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ The Family Fully Alive M I N

N E S O T A To cultivate life as a domestic church, a family must deliberately welcome God into its home. This program has been created to help each family do this. The Family Fully Alive program provides monthly themes, reflections, meditations, family projects and Scripture verses designed to help each family place God and the Catholic faith at the center of its life. Through prayer and reflection each family has the opportunity to grow in holiness together. Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ The Family Fully Alive M

I N N E S O T A Resources available on this webpage Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ M I N N E S O T A FATHER'S DAY

AFFIRMATION OF WEDDING VOWS Working together with your pastor, provide the opportunity for married couples to recall and affirm their wedding vows together with a special blessing during or after the Sunday liturgy on Fathers Day Weekend. Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ M I N N E S O T A FATHER'S DAY AFFIRMATION OF WEDDING VOWS

Resources available on this webpage Action steps and Support materials Affirmation of Wedding Vows (item #30003) Matrimony - Luke Hart Series booklet (item #116) View Online - Matrimony - Luke Hart Series booklet (item #116) Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ M I N N E S O T A KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FAMILY WEEK CELEBRATIONS Commitment to family life is at the core of

the Knights of Columbus beliefs and ideals. This summer, put family first by inviting your parish and greater community to celebrate during Knights of Columbus Family Week, August 7-13. Visit the website for more details. Resources available on this webpage Action steps and Support materials Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ M I N N E S O T A KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FAMILY WEEK CELEBRATIONS

Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Journey to the Inn M I N N E S O T A Item #9898 This is a prayer service celebrating the mystery of the Christmas Story of Mary and Joseph and Jesus. Choose a date during Advent to host the event. Be sure this date is acceptable to your pastor. 20 page prayer booklet

Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Keep Christ in Christmas M I N N E S O T A Celebrate the season with your family and council members in the manner it was intended, by Keeping Christ in Christmas with one of our featured programs. Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Keep Christ in Christmas M I

N N E S O T A Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Into the Breach M I N N E S O T A This 8 week prayer study group discuss these 3 questions. What does it mean to be a Catholic Man?

How does a Catholic man love? Why is fatherhood, fully understood, so crucial for every man? Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Into the Breach M I N N E S O T A Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Building the Domestic Church Series M I N

N E S O T A This Kiosk can be ordered from www.knightsgear.com Included with the display are 15 copies of each book. A total of 225 books. Cost $150.00 Refill kit is also $150.00 Each book individually is $1.00 Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Building the Domestic Church Series M I N N E

S O T A Website review: What a hit! We discussed this with the Pastor, and were able to put it in the church lobby. All the books were taken within two weeks, and feedback was very positive. Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Holy Family Prayer Program M I N N E S O

T A The Knights of Columbus has dedicated this prayer program to the Holy Family, with the intention of strengthening Catholic families and their prayer lives. Contact your jurisdictions Marian Prayer Program chairman and find out when your council is scheduled to Chairman: Orville Fillbrandt receive the image, consult Email: [email protected] your chaplain and/or pastor aboutthe theDoors service and set a Be Not Afraid, Open

to Christ M I N N E S O T A Holy Family Prayer Program The Holy Family Prayer Booklet The Holy Family Prayer Card #5050 $10 per 100 booklets

#10086 The first 100 prayer cards are free. Cost is $3 per 100 after that. Ask if the Icon comes with the prayer books. More can order if needed. Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Food for Families M I N N E S O T A The Knights of Columbus is committed to ending hunger in local communities by asking local councils to participate in the Orderwide Food for Families Program.

Since 2012, the Knights of Columbus has donated over $8.5 million and 14.7 million pounds of food to local food pantries, community food banks and soup kitchens. Supreme Council will refund $100 for every $500 donated, or for every 1,000 pounds of food that a council contributes to a parish food pantry, community food bank or soup kitchen. Maximum of $500 per council/assembly per fraternal year. Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Domestic Church programs encompass every Service Program category: M I N N E S O T A 1) Church Activities Simple Suppers/Stations of the Cross

Family Rosary Program Holy Family Prayer Program Journey to the Inn Spread the Light of Christ Spiritual Formation Groups (Into the Breach) CIS/BDC Series (Kiosks) 2) Community Activities Food for Families Journey to the Inn Spread the Light of Christ Family Week 3) Council Activities Family Rosary Program Holy Family Consecration Family Fully Alive Affirmation of Wedding Vows Family Week Spread the Light of Christ 4) Culture of Life Activities Family Rosary Program Holy Family Prayer Program

5) Family Activities Family Rosary Program Family Fully Alive Affirmation of Wedding Vows Family Week Holy Family Prayer Program Food for Families 6) Youth Activities Family Week Food for Families Journey to the Inn Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ Program Fair M I N N E S O T

A The Program Fair will be from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you would like a copy of this PowerPoint, Please send me an e-mail and I will send it to you. State Program Director Joe George 651-253-3112 Be Not Afraid, Open the Doors to Christ [email protected]

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