ll Idaho Knights are asked to participate in programs that help address social, community,
and spiritual needs. These efforts may include, but are not limited to:
Cody Council 4031 provides lunch for the athletes, coaches, and parents who participate in the Idaho Special Olympics Area I Games.
Outreach to those in shelters, hospitals and prison
Education of both youth and adults on the Church and its teachings
Council and family activities shared with each other
...and many, many more.
Be creative...be innovative...but most of all, be proactive. If you
see a need in your parish or community, step in and take care of it. Even if you don't
have all the resources at hand to do it all within your council, be a facilitator and
delegate to achieve the ultimate goal of success.
Your grand knight has appointed a director to supervise your council's activities in
each of the following general areas of service: Church, community, council, family and
If the Church is not only going to exist, but thrive in today's society, men and women must come forward in response to the pope's constant call for active involvement by the laity. Support a seminarian. Assist at Mass as an usher or lector. Offer the council's assistance to your parish priest.
Look for something that's needed and workable in your community. Feed and clothe the poor. Assist people with disabilities. Plant a tree or clean up a park. Sponsor a blood drive or an organ donor awareness program. Honor fire fighters and law enforcement officers. Campaign for every baby's right to life.
Most of the activities of the Knights of Columbus center on service to those outside the council — but not always. Take care of your team. Movies, athletics and barbecues can be an important part of fraternal life. Make new and old members alike feel that they're welcomed. Show appreciation for a job well done and offer condolences at a time of loss.
A work crew of Idaho Knights at the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
To survive, the family needs support. Your council can nourish wholesome family life through the sponsorship of activities that involve the entire family. Picnics, contests, hikes and community service projects are just a few of the possibilities.
Today's youth are looking for a challenge, for responsibility, for faith and trust. It's our responsibility to provide youth with the means and opportunities to become personally committed and involved in the things that make a difference. Exert positive influence on young people through coaching, mentoring and being a good role model.
A successful program, of course, is more than the words you see written here. It's more
than a suggestion at a meeting. A program needs people taking the initial idea, putting
together a plan of action, and implementing it in a way that works. That's what being a
Knight is all about!