Keep Christ in Christmas

A Higher Purpose
Promote the true spirit of Christmas in our homes, schools, parishes and communities. Knights of Columbus councils evangelize society through their faithful acts, celebrations and a variety of activities.

Overview
The Knights of Columbus offers multiple activities that promote Christmas and the season of Advent in their proper context: Journey to the Inn, Light Up for Christ, Crèche or Advent Wreath Blessing, and the Christmas Poster Contest. These programs are centered on the example of the Holy Family and the Nativity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The new Keep Christ in Christmas program brings all related activities together under one umbrella. It encourages councils to compel their neighbors to shift from a preoccupation with materialism to the light of Christ and the spirit of giving. Activities include whatever efforts best suit the parish and community of a particular council and do not need to originate from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council.

Action Steps

  1. Conduct activities promoting the true spirit of Christmas and the importance of Christ’s birth and message.
  2. If needed, order the Keep Christ in Christmas (KCIC) program resources through Supplies Online, the supply ordering portal available on Officers Online.
  3. Prior to each event you conduct, consider crafting and distributing a tailored release to local media.
  4. Build public interest for your KCIC program! Promote all activities in your parish and larger community through a variety of efforts:
    • Prominently display promotional posters (which can be made specifically by your council or ordered through Supplies Online)
    • Bulletin announcements
    • Pulpit announcements
    • Posting on your council and parish website / social media pages
  5. Wear Knights of Columbus-branded apparel to all your KCIC activities and have the council membership director bring brochures and membership documents (including Prospect Cards #921A). Do not forget that this event is a recruiting opportunity!
  6. Enlist a fellow Knight or community member to photograph the event.
  7. To gain credit for your program, complete the associated reporting forms at the end of the Christmas season and submit them to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Mission. Remember to retain copies for your council records.


Resources

#10604- KCIC - Guide Sheet

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Resources

  1. #5024- KCIC Poster Contest - Guidebook
  2. #5025- KCIC Poster Contest - Entry Form
  3. #5023- KCIC Poster Contest - Participation Form
  4. #5026- KCIC Poster Contest - Vertical Poster
  5. #5028- KCIC Poster Contest - Participant Certificate
  6. #5022- KCIC Poster Contest - Winner Certificate
  7. #10661- KCIC Poster Contest - Promotional Letter
  8. #10660- KCIC Poster Contest - Press Release

Other Keep Christ in Christmas Resources

  1. #10681- KCIC Program - Guidebook
  2. #9898- Journey to the Inn - Booklet
  3. #2757- Spread the Light of Christ Poster
  4. #2760- “For Unto Us a Child is Born” Poster
  5. #4554- “Check the List” Poster
  6. #4555- “Remember, it’s CHRISTmas” Poster

Kit Contents
Order the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Kit (KCIC) through Supplies Online, the supply ordering portal available on Officers Online.

  • #5024- Guidebook
  • #5025- Entry Form
  • #5023- Participation Form
  • #5026- Vertical Poster
  • #5028- Participant Certificate
  • #5022- Winner Certificate