I would like to echo the invitation from Cameron Peck, our Kentucky State Deputy from the Knights of Columbus, to the men of the Archdiocese of Louisville:
Do you know that you can join the Knights of Columbus in 5 minutes or less? If you have been thinking about joining the Knights but don’t know where to start. Go to http://kofc.org/joinus and click on the “Join” button. What have you got to lose? Quit putting it off and come be part of the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world.
A parish priest founded the order of Catholic men called the Knights of Columbus in 1882. He had the vision to create an organization that would provide men with the opportunity to live their faith through charitable works, care for their families, and support their faith in the public square. Today there are more than 1.9 million members in 17 countries who have donated more than $185 million and 75 million man-hours to charity, as they also share a fraternal brotherhood with men of similar values.
Following in the footsteps of my late brother George who became a 1st degree Knight in 1981 and then a fourth-degree Knight in 1986, I have been a member of the Knights for almost two decades. (I belong to the Roy E. Dentinger Council #16274 at St. Patrick’s Parish here in the Archdiocese.). As a member of this fraternal order, I am impressed by all the Knights achieve, both nationally and in the state of Kentucky.
In our Commonwealth, membership in the Knights represents a low percentage of the total population of Catholic men in our four dioceses. Consider what could be accomplished if more joined.
Please consider joining the Knights today. For more information about our Kentucky State Council, go to www.kykofc.com.