Sample Pulpit Announcement

It is my pleasure to introduce you today members of ___(council name)________ of the Knights of Columbus.  You may already know some of the Knights from our council here or from some of our 15,000 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 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, our Knights of Columbus council welcomes you to join them.
Knights and their families have the opportunity to become involved in our council’s charitable, faith-based and social programs.
Over the past decade, men like you have enabled the charitable donations of the Knights of Columbus to reach more than $1.5 billion dollars and individual Knights have donated more than 682 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:  our council and those around the world 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.  Our council has undertaken many activities that benefit our parish, such as:  (list council activities)
As a member of our council, you will strengthen your faith and become a better Catholic, husband and father.  Through your support of our parish and community, you will form friendships with fellow Knights that can last a lifetime.
As much good as our council has done over the past year, we could do even more with your help.  We invite you to join our council today and help us be the difference in our parish and community.