PSD Dan Werner, State Family Program Director
WELCOME to our Family Programs Page
Since the dawn of the Knights of Columbus, the support of families have been paramount in our mission.
Today, we have a number of programs to strengthen what our Catholic faith calls "the Domestic Church"- our families.
Every Knight of Columbus Council is encouraged to participate in one or more of these programs.
Below is a listing of some fantastic programs. Click on the title to learn more details and to get information on how to get involved.
This is a new initiative to strengthen and support families through prayer, faith sharing, social activity, and volunteer service projects. Each month has a theme and activities for families to conduct at home, as well as activities to be conducted as a parish-- including a family-friendly movie.
Councils are encouraged to recognize a local family as the Family of the Month, and subsequently to submit the name to the State Council for consideration as State Family of the Month. The State Council will choose a Family of the Year, and the Supreme Council also recognizes a Family of the Year..
As a program featured by the Supreme Council, the Food for Families program provides Knights and Councils to live out one of the corporal works of mercy by feeding the hungry. This program calls for councils to collect 1,000 pounds of food and donate the food to a local parish food pantry or food bank. Councils can also donate 100 hours of service at a food bank or pantries.
2015-2016 Iowa KofC Family team
PSD Dan Werner, State Family Director; firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Burger, Family of the Month chair; email@example.com
Ken Root, Food for Families chair; firstname.lastname@example.org
John McGinness, Trappist Caskets chair, email@example.com