Sample Pulpit Announcement
It is my pleasure to introduce to you today the Knights of Columbus. You may already know about the Knights from our council here or from some of our other 14,000 councils worldwide. The nearly 2 million members of the Knights of Columbus form the largest Catholic fraternal group in existence. As Knights, we serve our local parish and community while working each day to create a better world through charity. If you are looking to live out your faith in the spirit of charity by helping others, the Knights of Columbus welcomes you to join us.
Knights and their families have the opportunity to become involved in the council's charitable, faith-based and social programs, becoming part of our Knights of Columbus family.
Over the past decade, men like you have enabled the charitable donations of the Knights of Columbus to reach more than one billion, 400 million dollars and individual Knights have donated more than 664 million volunteer hours to charity. Since its founding in 1882 by the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney, the first principle of the Order has been charity: we actively assist the Church and our neighbors in need.
We were also founded to protect the livelihood of Catholic families, and that commitment means that we continue to provide our members and their families with top quality life insurance and annuity products. No life insurer in North America has a higher rating than the Knights of Columbus. Today, we would like to offer you the opportunity to join us in our work for God and neighbor. In this parish, our council has undertaken these activities: (list council activities)
As a member of the Knights of Columbus, a man does not only strengthen his faith in the here and now. Through his support of community and Church, he will form friendships with his fellow Knights that can last a lifetime. And, he can do his part to make a difference in our parish, our community and our world for generations to come.
As much good work as the Knights of Columbus has done in the past decade, we could do even more with your help. Join us today and help be the difference in your community and Church.