Let Your Actions Evangelize
Every action we take (and do not take) speaks volumes about who we are.
Words, discussions, and plans are important, but if they are not put into action, they are meaningless. Yes, we need to plan carefully, but in the end, we need to act. Our actions need to be guided by God. We are here to help and care for others our Brother Knights, our Church, our families, our communities, neighbors (even those we will never meet), and our world.
As you start this new fraternal year, of course you need to plan ahead and discuss what will be done, but then DO SOMETHING! Make a difference in your church, your com-munity, and your families. Dont just write checks.
Implement at least one new program that touches others. It could be as simple as asking everyone in your parish to save pop tabs for our newest program and implementing the Dial a Knight initiative to keep in touch with your current members.
Start some new Youth Programs. Most are very simple to do and have a great impact on not only our youth, but their parents, as well.
If you are not already doing so, implement some of the great ideas put forth by Supreme to help us Build the Domestic Church and strengthen our parishes. Remember, each council is indeed an important part of their home parish, and everything we do should be with that in mind. We need to work together, strengthening and supporting one another.
Of course, to do this, we need to continue to bring new brothers into the Order. Our legacy cannot continue without many hands to do the work. I am sad to say that our 2015-16 numbers for charitable contributions and volunteer hours donated by Minnesota Knights of Columbus was lower than the past year. I know in my heart that we all want to do more, not less. We are known as a generous and compassionate people, always ready to lend a hand. Let us get out there and DO MORE, and by doing more, we will let our ac-tions evangelize others as we do Gods work here on earth. Vivat Jesus!