Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus - Fraternal Year 2020-2021
As Knights, let's begin to change that by sponsoring the Religious Education program in your parish with these beautiful Knights of Columbus Nativity Coloring Books. As the children color and read, they learn the true story of Christmas directly from Scripture. When the books enter the household, the stories are then shared with the family, in return sparking the discussion and relevance of Christmas, and its true meaning. Christ has now become the focal point of Christmas. Not Santa Claus.
Help put Christ back into Christmas with our Catholic Children.
Labor Day will soon be here as will stores with aisles filled with artificial Christmas Trees and holiday gifts. Stores obviously focus on the commercial aspects of Christmas selling to a population that is more concerned about gifting than attending church or celebrating the birth of Christ and His subsequent impact on the world. As the secular society has become more ‘politically correct,’ the words Christ and Christmas have been replaced by Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, and Santa Claus to name a few. Some people are even offended if they are greeted with “Merry Christmas.” This trend shows no signs of reversing.
Thirty years ago, the Knights of Columbus partnered with a small card company in Virginia to make true Christmas cards when others like Hallmark and American Greetings thought demand would be too low for “mass” production. As part of building the domestic church, please actively participate in Advent, Christmas, and Holy Family services and use products that evangelize the historic birth or Christ. Your council can facilitate that process. Attached is a list in color of products available from ‘CHRIST IS CHRISTMAS’ and includes an assortment of items in addition to the Christmas cards. The order form shows the cost to the council for each item and the file in color shows the recommended sell price to parishioners. There is also a special discount pre-packaged assortment if orders are placed by September 25th. Although this program can be used as a fundraiser, it is primarily intended to evangelize by making Christian items readily available to parishioners and providing visibility for your council and its good works.
Please consider this opportunity to affirm that Christ is more important than political correctness and help spread the Good News to relatives, friends, parishioners, and the community.
Dennis J. Schauer DD, PGK, PFN
Keep Christ in Christmas Chairman
Arizona State Council
Mailing address: Dennis Schauer
6263 E. Oasis St.
Mesa, AZ 85215
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