Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day
The Catholic Coalition build day at Tustin has been scheduled for Saturday, December 16 Volunteers will start at 8 am. Many families like to have volunteer activities set up for the holiday season so it’s great timing. Lunch is being provided by the Knights of Columbus of San Francisco Solano Parish from Tacos and Company,
To participate, please sign up on Volunteer Hub using the build code CC17
- Remember that everyoneon site will need to wear close-toed, hard-soled shoes!
Follow the construction button to the Tustin Site button once signed in with the CC17 code (our event is the only one available)
CATHOLIC CITIZENSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
The Order encourages all councils and assemblies to sponsor the Knights of Columbus Essay Contest at schools in their communities. The essay contest is a creative way to encourage young people to become citizens who are firmly grounded in the Faith.
The Order has expanded the Knights of Columbus Essay Contest to all Catholic students — in public, private or parochial schools — in grades 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 during the current school year. The contest has also been expanded to go through the different levels of competition to the international level.
Theme and Topic
The theme of the essay contest is “Going to the Peripheries.” The contest opens the doors of young minds, enabling the entrants to be creative, thoughtful and introspective in their work.
Pope Francis talks about the need for the church, that is for all of us, to go to what Pope Francis calls the peripheries, the margins – those living in poverty, the homeless, the disabled and those who feel overlooked and marginalized. Discuss the role of the Catholic Church going to the peripheries, then select one of the following ideas to complete your essay:
a) Describe the work of one widely known current Catholic who went to the periphery.
b) Describe the work of one widely known historical Catholic who went to the periphery.
c) Describe the work of one person in your life, who helps alleviate human suffering.
CLICK HERE for Pope Francis Article “Take Care of Those on the Peripheries”
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Star Council Award
The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. To be eligible to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for all three other awards. LEARN MORE
The requirements to achieve the Star Council Award are as follows:
1) Achieve the Father McGivney Award requirements
2) Achieve the Founders’ Award requirements
3) Achieve the Columbian Award requirements
4) In order to qualify for any awards, Councils must not be suspended by the Supreme Council office for nonpayment of per capita, Catholic Advertising, or supply charges.
5) To qualify for these awards, a council must have submitted its Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) and its Service Program Personnel Report (#365).