Knights of Columbus
Mary, Queen of the Knights
Council Development Initiative
Re-investing in Fr. McGivney's Mission
A spiritual plan to re-energize our council
At the August meeting (2017), Council 8386 launched an initiative designed to re-energize their council. The program focuses on Spiritual and Formational Development, and increasing the Fraternal Brotherhood of its members. The initiative was outlined in a booklet entitled "Re-investing in Fr. McGivney's Mission. A spiritual plan to re-energize our council."
The program was launched by an enthuastic vote of council members. After it's initial launch, surveys were conducted to determine specific directions and needs, member partnerships were created to increase participation, build teamwork, and provide support, and leaders stepped forward to head the Spiritual Development, Formation Development, and Brotherhood Programs. Various speakers were engaged for presentations at council meetings, social activities initiated, and council retreats were planned and implemented.
Now, several monthes into the program, progress is apparent. Council meeting attendance has increased, enthusiam is taking root, and a discernable attitude of brotherhood has taken center-stage. The task ahead is to continue to expand our activities and energize our partnerships to reach more of our inactive members.
Spiritual and Formation Developement Events
|05/14/2018||DVD on Fr. McGivney||Deacon Wayland Moncrief|
|04/09/2018||Personal Prayer II||Brother Don Rowley|
|03/12/2018||Divinee Mercy||Deacon Wayland Moncrief|
|02/12/2018||Into the Breach||Brother Tom Mellinger|
|01/08/2018||Winter Retreat: Forgiveness||Deacon Wayland Moncrief|
|12/11/2018||Personal Prayer (Overview)||Brother Don Rowley|
|11/13/2017||Armor of God||Deacon Dennis Avery|
|10/08/2017||Here and There||Deacon Dennis Egan|
|09/11/2017||Men of God, Men of Prayer||Robert Maekawa|