From the State Deputy
As we move closer to the beginning of the Lenten Season’ most of us are preparing for our Council Fish Fries and other parish events around lent. As we plan, let us not forget why we celebrate Lent.
Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, We replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Try hard not to let the business of what we do cause us to forget the why.
As we celebrate with families and friends, we seek a refreshed spirit and faith to fortify us in these difficult times. With that spirit and faith, we look for the upcoming year to bring opportunities for Knights of Columbus councils to create exciting programs that will remind our members that the Georgia Jurisdiction is the shining star in the crown of the Knights of Columbus.
The Georgia jurisdiction has shown the Order how we put our Faith in Action by embracing this new program model. At the midpoint of our fraternal year we find ourselves positioned to move forward with programs that will drive our membership to our goals. Our Council Officers are energized by the spark of new thoughts and ideas as well as experiences shared by our State Program Director Kevin York during our recent midyear Council Officers Meetings.
Remember to grow the order. As our Worthy Membership Director Jim Clifford mentioned to all Council Officers, our goal as Brother Knights is to grow our Order. Be sure to make use of all the new tools available to help your council Grow. Online Membership is a great tool and when added to the Prospect Landing Pages, we now have Supreme working with us to get information out to our prospective new members. What exciting time we live in when you can now recruit members with your Cell Phone or with a tablet, and have Supreme and your Council sending these Brothers information, all at the touch of a button.
On behalf of the officers of the Georgia State Council, I wish all my brother Knights and families the most joyous and blessed Lenten Season and look forward to seeing all of you during what I know will be the second half of one of our best years yet.
"Be the Prayer that Changes the World.”