Church Program

As a fraternal organization of Catholic men, the Knights of Columbus has strong ties to the Church. At all levels, from the local councils to the Supreme Council, the organization has the volunteer power, communications abilities and organization to help strengthen the Church while offering members and their families to grow in the faith. Through the sponsoring of Church-related activities the members of the Knights of Columbus continue to show that they are the strong right arm of the Church.

The following Church Program activities enhance the religious experience and augment the resources required in the support of various All Saints parish ministries.

Acolyte Eucharistic Minister Certification

Acolytes

Church Rebuilding Campaign Interface

Council Retreat

Father’s Day Marriage Vow Renewal

Fifth Sunday Rosary

Keep Christ in Christmas

Knights’ Mass of Remembrance

Mary, Queen of the Knights Chapel Maintenance

RSVP (Refund Support Vocational Program)

SignUpGenius is used to solicit volunteers for: Council Retreat, Knights’ Mass of Remembrance, and Father’s Day Marriage-Vow Renewal.

Acolyte Eucharistic Minister Certification

Timeframe and Location:  As needed.
Purpose:  The purpose of the certification is to ensure the all Acolytes are certified as Eucharistic Ministers.
Activity Description:  Two-hour training and certification is provided on an as-needed basis.  Brothers are trained to properly dispense the Holy Eucharist during mass.

Volunteer Opportunities:  The Activity Chair will conduct certification sessions, when requested by the Church Program Chair.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

 

Acolytes

Timeframe and Location:  This activity takes place throughout the year on an as-needed basis.
Purpose:  The Acolytes activity supports All Saints parish with qualified Brothers to assist the Pastor and other Priests during funeral masses.
Activity Description:  Acolytes perform all the altar server functions during the funeral mass.  Participation as an Acolyte is open to any Knight.  After a brief orientation, the Brother is placed on a team that supports a specific day of the week which suits the Brother’s availability.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Based on the Brother’s work or personal schedule, each is assigned to a team to support weekday or Saturday funerals.

Interested?  Contact the Activity Chair.

Church Rebuilding Campaign Interface

Timeframe and Location:  This activity takes place throughout the year.
Purpose:  The purpose of this activity is to ensure communication with the All Saints parish staff and the Rebuilding Campaign committee to keep our Brothers up-to-date on the current status of the Rebuilding Campaign, and how we, as a Council, can support the initiative.
Activity Description:  Monthly coordination with the Rebuilding Campaign ensures our Brothers have the latest information.

Interested?  Contact the Activity Chair.

Council Retreat

Timeframe and Location:  The retreat takes place during the fall at All Saints.
Purpose:  The purpose of the Council Retreat is to set aside a day for spiritual enrichment and re-invigoration for Brother Knights.
Activity Description:  Beginning early on a Saturday morning, eight hours is filled with a clergy’s reflection/instruction, lunch, and time to personally reflect and pray.
There may be a request for a small donation to cover lunch and the clergy stipend.
Volunteer Opportunities:
SignUpGenius is used to solicit volunteers to help with set-up, lunch preparation, and event breakdown.
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For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Father’s Day Marriage Vow Renewal

Timeframe and Location:  This activity occurs on Father’s Day after the 10:30 AM mass at All Saints.  A reception is held in McGivney Hall.
Purpose:  The purpose of the Marriage-Vow Renewal ceremony is to reaffirm our parish couples’ marriage vows in a ceremony presided by an All Saints priest.
Activity Description:  On Father’s Day, couples meet during the 10:30 AM for a ceremony to reaffirm their marriage vows.  After mass, coffee and wedding cake are provided during a reception in McGivney Hall.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help:
– Participate with Brother Knights and other parishioners in a reaffirmation of wedding vows.
– Set-up, break-down, and clean-up of McGivney Hall prior to and after the reception.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Fifth Sunday Rosary

Timeframe and Location:  This activity occurs the fifth Sunday of every month that has a fifth Sunday, following the 10:30 AM mass at All Saints.
Purpose:  The purpose of the Fifth Sunday Rosary is to provide an opportunity for Knights and the parish to pray the rosary.
Activity Description:  The rosary is prayed following the 10:30 AM mass on the fifth Sunday of any month.  A coffee and donuts reception follows the rosary in the Parish Hall.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Brothers are welcome to pray the rosary with their families, other Brothers, and fellow parishioners.

Interested?  Stay after the 10:30 AM mass on the fifth Sunday of any month.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Keep Christ in Christmas

Timeframe and Location:  This activity occurs early in the Christmas season.
Purpose:  The purpose of the Keep Christ in Christmas activity is to heighten awareness of the spiritual nature of the holiday season.
Activity Description:  Brothers sell Christian-appropriate gifts to parish members, usualyy consisting of magnetic bumper stickers, Nativity puzzles, Christmas cards, and religious stickers/stamps.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help with sales after all weekend masses for two designated weekends in early December.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Knights’ Mass of Remembrance

Timeframe and location:  This activity takes place during an evening mass in mid-October.
Purpose:  The purpose of the Knights’ Mass of Remembrance is to remember deceased Knights of the Council and Fourth Degree Assembly.
Activity Description:  The mass is held one evening in mid-October to celebrate the memory of deceased Brother Knights and passed spouses of member Knights with a touching candle lighting ceremony and a Fourth Degree Honor Guard.  A social gathering follows the mass and ceremony at McGivney Hall.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help:
– Set-up the table and candle holders on the altar.
– Set-up tables, chairs, and food in McGivney Hall.
– Assist with the ceremony.
– Serve in the Fourth Degree Honor Guard.
– Remove the table and candle holders following mass.
– Break-down and clean-up McGivney Hall following the reception.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Mary, Queen of the Knights Chapel Maintenance

Timeframe and Location:  This activity takes place throughout the year.
Purpose:  The purpose of this activity is to ensure that the Mary, Queen of the Knights Chapel, located in the back of All Saints, is well-maintained, meets the needs for our K of C Adoration for the Unborn program, as well a the needs of other All Saints parish users of the chapel.
Activity Description:  On an as-needed basis, check the Mary, Queen of the Knights Chapel to ensure all is in order and cooling/heating is adequate during the summer/winter.

Interested?  Contact the Activity Chair.

RSVP (Refund Support Vocational Program)

Timeframe and Location: This activity takes place throughout the year.
Purpose:  The RSVP activity provides limited financial support to several seminarians twice each year.
Activity Description:  Each seminarian is provided $300 twice each year from Council funds.  Throughout the year, the Activity Chair contacts the seminarians and shares their progress with the Council during monthly business meetings.

Contact the Activity Chair if you would like to personally correspond with one of the Council-supported seminarians.