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This Month's Chaplain's Report

Faith Formation Program

From the Director’s Desk

Father Jonathan D. Kalisch, O.P.

Father Jonathan D. Kalisch, O.P.
Director of Chaplains and Spiritual Development


The new Faith In Action program model begins in July and will replace the previous Surge With Service program which has been in place since in 1971. Faith In Action takes its inspiration from the Building the Domestic Church initiative, and it greatly emphasizes the faith and spirituality of all Knights of Columbus.

In addition to the updated program model, there is also an exciting new initiative starting in July.

It’s called the “Monthly Challenge from the Supreme Chaplain.” Each month, Archbishop Lori will choose a few lines from scripture from an upcoming Sunday liturgy and offer a brief reflection on the verses chosen. Then, he will call on all Knights of Columbus to live out a particular spiritual challenge related to those verses.

The challenge allows Knights to put faith into action in their councils, homes, parishes and communities. It will help unite Knights from around the world, as they come to appreciate that their brother Knights globally are responding to the same challenge.

During your council’s monthly meeting, discuss what it was like taking part in the previous month’s challenge. Instructions for leading this discussion will be available on kofc.org/domesticchurch. The Monthly Challenge will be published each month here in the Chaplain’s Report, as well as in Knightline and Columbia magazine.

The devotion, faith and unity that the archbishop’s challenge brings can inspire our brother Knights. I ask that you pray for this new initiative and thank you in advance for leading this important effort.

Vivat Jesus!