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Father’s Day Renewal of Wedding Vows Program

The Knights of Columbus’ Domestic Church initiative seeks to integrate our members and their families more fully into the sacramental and social life of the parish. Our parish-based events and programs offer encouragement to families, who are called be “domestic churches” — assemblies of believers that together participate in the work of God.

As a part of the Domestic Church initiative, each council should help plan a Renewal of Wedding

Vows event. The renewal should take place on Father's Day, during or immediately following all Masses celebrated at the parish on that day.

This event will give couples the opportunity to bear witness to the Catholic understanding of marriage and the importance of marriage as the building block for strong families and parishes.

Councils should have already begun planning for this Father’s Day event. If your council is just beginning to plan, be sure to talk to your pastor and verify the parish schedule. Now is also the perfect time to invite all council members to attend with their families. You should also distribute flyers about the event at Masses and council meetings. Post the details on council and parish bulletin websites as well as on social media. Also, continue to plan how you wish to congratulate each couple, whether through hosting a brunch or supplying a wedding cake in honor of the ceremony.

The printable program booklet Renewal of Wedding Vows (#30001) and other information is now available at www.kofc.org/DomesticChurch. You might also consider distributing Chaplet of Divine

Mercy prayer cards (#9402), Knights of Columbus rosaries (Rose-1) or other Marian devotionals for families to use together. Questions on this new program should be directed to knightline@kofc.org or (203) 752-4402.