Building the Domestic Church Kiosk

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 01/23/2017 Under: Family (408 Hits)    

 

DOMESTIC CHURCH KIOSK MEMBERSHIP INCENTIVE

 

The Supreme Council is offering a membership recruitment incentive to councils that obtain at least 6 new or reactivated members from January 1 – March 31. Those councils will receive a Domestic Church Kiosk and Booklet Set that can be displayed in a parish served by the council. The kiosk would normally cost $150. This is a great way to show the knights support for our faith and to advertise our commitment to our parish families.

Of course, apart from the incentive, councils can also purchase the kiosk. See the information provided by State Family Life Director Ed Strach for additional information.

Building the Domestic Church

At the Michigan State Council Winter Leadership meeting a new Building the Domestic Church kiosk and popular Catholic Information Service books was on display.

Our councils should use the complete library of CIS materials in their membership formation as well as promote them for parish continuing education, youth catechesis and spiritual study groups.

The Building the Domestic church series builds on this tradition and presents some of the most popular CIS resources aimed at helping us to live out the Church’s mission and vision for our families. Series topics include parenting, fatherhood and family prayer life, as well as two of St. John Paul II’s famous messages for the family – Letter to Families and The Family in the Modern World.

Knights of Columbus councils can now order a complete parish set of the BDC series for their parishes and receive a free display kiosk. For ordering the series and promoting the resources within their parish councils will receive credit for a "domestic church" activity towards the Columbian award.

Ordering Information

The parish Building the Domestic Church series set (with free kiosk) is available to councils for $150.00 USD (includes shipping) for councils in the U.S. and Canada.

Councils should order the BDC series set online through Knights Gear under the “Domestic Church” tab. Council officers can also call or email Catholic Information Service to order at (203) 752-4267 or cis@kofc.org.

Action Steps

1.             Speak with your pastor about the opportunity to promote the series and secure a location to display the kiosk in the parish hall or vestibule. 

2.             Order the kiosk through Knights Gear store or by email Catholic Information Service at cis@kofc.org. (Grand knights and financial secretaries have the ability to charge directly to the council through their “Officers Online” account access to the Knights Gear store).

3.             Assign a member to be responsible for receiving and setting up the kiosk. The shipment includes a fully assembled kiosk and one box of 225 booklets. 

4.             Include an announcement in your church bulletin or ask the pastor to announce that this new resource for families is available courtesy of the knights of Columbus.

5.             Check in on the display and order a refill of books when supplies are low. You may want to speak to your pastor about collaborating with the parish to buy future orders since the council can order the reduced rate for books in bulk. You can customize your refill orders through the online Knights Gear store or order a standard refill box.

6.             Consider sponsoring a family study program with the domestic church series. Pick one book to promote and read as a family. 

Ed Strach

State Family Director

Domestic Church Kiosk