Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus - Fraternal Year 2021-2022
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.
KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS for 2021
To promote the true spirit of Christmas in our homes, schools, parishes and communities, councils can evangelize society through their faithful acts, celebrations and a variety of activities. The Faith In Action (FIA) Family KCIC Programs include Christmas cards and products, the Poster Contest, Journey to the Inn, and more.
Unfortunately, as of October 14, 2021, all of the English Christmas Cards are sold out.
The ethnic Christmas cards and other Christmas products such as magnets, pins, and posters are still available and can be purchased by the council and then sold to fellow Knights, parishioners, family, and friends. Although this program can be used as a fundraiser, it is primarily intended to evangelize by making the true spirit of Christmas available to all and providing visibility for your council and its good works. A product brochure and updated council order form (with the English cards removed) are available on the State Council website http://www.kofc-az.org under the tab ‘More’ then ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ for viewing and can be downloaded.
The following link leads to the Knights of Columbus Faith In Action Family programs for information and forms for other KCIC programs such as the Poster Contest, Journey to the Inn and more can be obtained:
The Poster Contest enables children of different age groups to communicate their artistic vision of Christmas on 11” x 17” paper, card stock or posterboard. The contest can be held through a school, RE classes, or open to the children of the parish in general with submittal of the entries through the council. The council selects the winners for each age group and forwards them to me where they will be viewed and voted on by representatives of the State Council. The first-place posters by group at the state level will then be sent to Supreme for nation-wide judgment and recognition. The First-Place 11” x 17” original posters by age group must have the name, age, address and contact number of the winner and the Council number written on the back and must be received by me at the address below or in-person no later than December 29, 2021.
The Journey to the Inn is enacted by children in the spirit of Christmas and coordinated by the councils. Detailed information is on the Supreme website above. The ability to perform this program will be determined by the pastor at that time.
Please remember to get credit for participating in these Faith in Action programs. My contact information is:
Dennis J. Schauer
6263 E. Oasis St.
Mesa, AZ. 85215
AZ State Council Keep Christ In Christmas Chairman
Defender of Faith