Family Activity Ideas

Food for Families

A council must sponsor events with the parish community to collect a minimum of 1000 pounds of food to be donated to a parish food pantry or community food bank. In addition, council members must contribute a minimum of 100 man-hours in the preparation/distribution/service of meals to needy people. Report activity using the enclosed Food for Families report form and the Columbian Award Application (#SP-7).

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Family Service

Establish a Memorials Committee
Each council should establish a memorials committee that is chartered to coordinate memorial masses, and send cards of condolences to members and their immediate family members that have deceased. The memorial committee should also establish a memorial mass each year to honor and remember the councils’ deceased members. Special council prayer cards should be provided to members of the memorials committee, with prayers chosen by the council chaplain as appropriate for wakes. Such cards are usually designed by the council chaplain and printed locally. The Knights of Columbus Memorial Service (#2942), available from the Supply Department, includes a wake service for deceased Knights.

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Name Badge Program

Objective:

To assist members in identifying each other and themselves at functions and meetings.

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Family Activities

Establish a Memorials Committee
Each council should establish a memorials committee that is chartered to coordinate memorial masses, and send cards of condolences to members and their immediate family members that have deceased. The memorial committee should also establish a memorial mass each year to honor and remember the councils’ deceased members. Special council prayer cards should be provided to members of the memorials committee, with prayers chosen by the council chaplain as appropriate for wakes. Such cards are usually designed by the council chaplain and printed locally. The Knights of Columbus Memorial Service (#2942), available from the Supply Department, includes a wake service for deceased Knights.

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