Dear Brother Knight:
The recent news from the Vatican that Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father McGivney — clearing the way for his beatification — should inspire us all to redouble our efforts to come to the aid of those most affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, who are the very people our founder would serve at this time.
We can all take pride — as our venerable founder surely would — in the Order’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. We have helped those in need through our support of food banks, by giving blood, and in countless other ways. We have given those unable to attend Mass spiritual sustenance through the Into the Breach videos and other faith formation initiatives. We have helped dioceses and parishes stay financially solvent. Because of these efforts, Leave No Neighbor Behind is more than just an ideal — it is who we are and what we do.
Our Order is continuing to grow during these challenging days, in part because men can now join our ranks online, from the safety of their homes using their computer, tablet or smart phone. And now, every man who joins the Order online will be directly helping our efforts to Leave No Neighbor Behind. Between now and June 30, every man who joins online and enters the code GIVE2020, will have 100 percent of his first-year dues ($30) go directly to support Leave No Neighbor Behind initiatives. In addition, the Supreme Council will match every dollar generated from a new online member’s first-year dues. Every man who joins online until June 30 will mean a $60 donation to support Leave No Neighbor Behind programs.
Please highlight this opportunity to all prospects in your parish and community. Encourage each one that now is the time to join the Knights of Columbus. Now is the time to help us support our parishes and communities. Now is the time to help those most impacted by the coronavirus. Now is the hour of the Knights of Columbus!
Thank you for all that you do to help the Order grow and prosper during these challenging days. Vivat Jesus!
Carl A. Anderson
· Instruct the candidates to register for the exemplification of their choice by clicking on its associated link within the PDF invitation and filling out the online form. Note that they will need your council number to complete the registration.
· Contact the candidates to guide them through the registration if needed.
· Candidates then participate in the scheduled ceremony.
· After the ceremony, councils must process the candidates by submitting form 100s the traditional way or electronically in Officers Online.
Current ceremonies are: