Larry and I just got home from the year-end party for the Knights of Columbus in our parish. It was a delightful affair with awards for outstanding young man and young woman in the parish, the Knight of the Year, and the Family of the Year. Listening to the beautiful stories of each of these award winners was touching. The family of the year have eight children and have been active in Boy Scouts, Little Flowers, community outreach, and many parish activities all centered on family and children.
Larry is taking over as Grand Knight for the coming year and his focus is getting more young families involved and active. Of course I'm along for the ride and our first joint activity will be a dinner party with some of the young member couples to talk about what kinds of activities they'd like to see for young families. Up til now there are few incentives for young fathers to get involved because it's all work and little play and most of the activities don't include the youngsters.
So please pray for the St. John Bosco Fr. Cyril Karlowicz Council and the new Grand Knight (as of the first of July) that this is the year of the family for our parish K of C council.