From the Rector: Knights of Columbus
Have you considered the KC’s?
In this year of Mercy, we have been invited to seek the Mercy of God the Father as well as to show mercy through corporal and spiritual works.
The Knights of Columbus one of the most accessible organizations in the Catholic Church for accomplishing the works of mercy in an organized and effective way.
I wish to invite and to encourage every eligible Catholic man to pray about and seriously consider joining the Knights of Columbus. You may already know about the Knights from our council here in Gallup and/or from some of our other 14,000 councils worldwide. Nearly 2 million members of the Knights of Columbus form the largest Catholic fraternal group in existence. As Knights, we serve our local parish and community while working each day to create a better world through charity. If you are looking to live out your faith in the spirit of charity by helping others, the Knights of Columbus welcomes you to join us.
Knights and their families have the opportunity to become involved in the council’s charitable, faith-based and social programs, becoming part of our Knights of Columbus family. Over the past decade, members like you have enabled the charitable donations of the Knights of Columbus to reach more than one billion, 400 million dollars and individual Knights have donated more than 664 million volunteer hours to charity. Since its founding in 1882 by the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney, the first principle of the Order has been charity: we actively assist the Church and our neighbors in need.
We were also founded to protect the livelihood of Catholic families, and that commitment means that we continue to provide our members and their families with top quality life insurance and annuity products. No life insurer in North America has a higher rating than the Knights of Columbus.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus, a man does not only strengthen his faith in the here and now through his support of community and Church, he will form friendships with his fellow Knights that can last a lifetime. And, he can do his part to make a difference in our parish, our community and our world for generations to come.
As much good work as the Knights of Columbus has done in the past decade, we could do even more with your help. Join us and help be the difference in your community and Church. Wouldn’t you like to be a part of service programs like Coats for Kids, V8’s for vocations, Special Olympics, providing ultrasound machines and other Pro-life activities? Your participation will help this year of Mercy be even more reflective of the Mercy and Love the Lord has for his Children and those in need of Mercy.
As a chaplain of my local council and as the State Chaplain, I have seen up close and repeatedly, the difference it makes in the lives of the men who are active in the Knights of Columbus, and even more in the lives of those they are able to help through their service of God and neighbor.
Over the next couple of weeks there will be opportunities provided to meet, speak with, and obtain information from the Knights here in our Cathedral parish.
Rev. Matthew Keller,
NM Knights of Columbus State Chaplain