Family Program

Families are the foundation of society and are at the core of the Knights of Columbus. With this in mind, councils regularly sponsor activities that allow families to spend time together in volunteer activities, faith initiatives and social events. In addition, the Knights of Columbus regularly recognizes the importance of the family and outstanding families. In addition, since its beginnings, the Order has always stood ready to help protect the widows and orphans of its members.

The purpose of the Family programs is to encourage parish and Council support for activities that encourage family participation.

Desserts with Santa

Fathers for Good

Lighting of the Crèche

Oktoberfest

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Desserts with Santa

Timeframe and Location:  This activity takes place during a Saturday morning in early December, coinciding with First Reconciliation in the All Saints gym.
Purpose:  The purpose of this activity is for children and families to enjoy a morning/early afternoon with Santa, games, face painting, and light desserts.
Activity Description:  With Santa’s arrival, children are offered a chance to meet with Santa and, with parents listening, pass on their Christmas presents wish list.  Pictures are optional; but, food, games, and a chance to play with other children is given.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help:
– Set-up the gym with Christmas decorations and Santa’s chair and photo station (the night – prior),
– Prepare and serve snacks/desserts, and
– Break-down and clean-up after the event.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Fathers for Good

Timeframe and Location:  This activity spans several months and is held on designated Sunday mornings during the school year.
Purpose:  The purpose of the Fathers for Good program is to allow fellow fathers, in a group setting, the opportunity to relate scripture to the challenge of child rearing in the Catholic faith.
Activity Description:  On specific Sunday mornings during the school year, fathers meet to review scripture readings and discuss how they can become better fathers and husbands.  Several years ago, this activity received international recognition at the KofC Supreme awards ceremony.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Brothers who volunteer will meet on designated Sunday mornings for group discussions.  Scripture readings are distributed in advance.  Coffee is provided.

Contact the Activity Chair to sign-up for this activity.

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Lighting of the Crèche

Timeframe and Location:  This activity takes place in early December in front of All Saints church.
Purpose:  The purpose of this activity is to set-up the parish crèche and hold a crèche lighting ceremony for attendees.
Activity Description:  Setting up the outdoor parish crèche takes place in advance of the All Saints Christmas music program and sing-a-long.  On the night of the program, the music presentations conclude with singers and attendees processing to the crèche singing spiritual songs, and the crèche is illuminated, to the delight of one and all.  The lighting ceremony rounds out a great family evening.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help:
– Set-up the crèche (in the days prior to the lighting),
– Help with the lighting ceremony, and
– Break-down of the crèche after the Christmas season.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Oktoberfest

Timeframe and Location:  This activity takes place in late September or early October, on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.
Purpose:  The purpose of the Oktoberfest is to enjoy an afternoon of fraternity with good food and drink in early fall.
Activity Description:  Families bring potluck sides and desserts while the Council provides bratwurst, hot dogs and strudel.  This luncheon provides the opportunity for Brothers and their families to socialize.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help:
– Transport supplies to the Rivermont park location,
– Transport the grill to the Rivermont park location,
– Grill the meats,
– Set-up tables, cooking and eating utensils, paper goods and plates
– Set-up food, condiments, and beverages,
– Return the grill to the KofC garage, and
– Return tables and leftover food and supplies to McGivney Hall.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.