Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus - Fraternal Year 2021-2022
Worthy Brothers All,
I hope that the Advent and Christmas seasons brought you and your families many blessings.
We are entering that time of year of resolutions, both personal and professional. Soon, the Lenten season will be upon us. All of this preparation gets us ready for Easter. Have we prepared resolutions for our Council and Districts? Will we resolve to greater works of Faith in Action?
Will we renew our Councils with increased membership?
Will we be responsible for our ability to serve and strengthen our Church?
I hope you say YES!
As we started this journey this fraternal year, I said we would try new things. We did that at the mid-year meeting by engaging our members to communicate with each other, ask what we need to do to support them. We did through workshops with Brother Knights, Council Officers, District Deputies, State Officers and Directors. We were reminded of our mission as Knights. “Together, we’re empowering Catholic Men to live their faith at home, in their parish, at work and in their community.”
I have to say that I am extremely proud of the Brother Knights that have stepped up to take action and make the first half of this fraternal year a tremendous success. We are over half (56%) of our goal for membership. Keep up the great work that you do throughout the rest of this fraternal year. It is now time to work on our programs and bring our Catholic gentlemen back to their faith. Things like the Consecration of the Holy Family can be done at any time if you missed doing it on the suggested date
and can be done on any Marion feast day or any appropriate day.
We also have available the St. Joseph ICON that can be requested to travel to your parishes. We have prayer cards and brochures also for the devotion to St. Joseph.
In closing, I am grateful for the time all of you spend doing the work of the Order. As with all of you I am a small part of this great organization that has helped me become a better Catholic, Father and man.
Thank you all!
Luigi Baratta, Arizona State Deputy