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VOLUME 67 January 5, 2023 | KOFC.ORG/FORMEMBERS
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March for Life
The Supreme Knight has urged every Knight to participate in the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., or a state march.
The Knights of Columbus Supreme Office is seeking volunteers for the March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 20, 2023, and its related activities. Volunteers will meet the morning of the March near the National Mall. All volunteers will receive a special item for participating. Any amount of time you can volunteer is welcome!
Click here to sign-up!
Visit kofc.org/march for the complete schedule of events and volunteer opportunities for the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., and a list of state marches.
January Webinar: Finishing the Fraternal Year Strong
Please join us for this month’s webinar entitled Finishing the Fraternal Year Strong. This webinar will be packed with useful information about how to make the second half of the fraternal year successful and rewarding for your councils and districts. We’ll cover some essential information, practical suggestions, and examples of brother Knights putting their Faith In Action.
Join us on Thursday, January 26th at 8:00pm EST. Register now for the live webinar or to watch it on demand at your convenience.
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Due Jan. 31: Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728)
Complete and submit the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) online by Jan. 31, 2023. Form #1728 can be completed digitally by grand knights and financial secretaries on Officers Online, or at KofC.Org/Forms. Watch the training video for best practices on data collection and how to easily complete the survey online.
New Chaplain Awards
Each council can nominate and submit their chaplain to their state council for consideration of the State Blessed Michael McGivney Award form (SBMMA).
Each state winner will be submitted to Supreme for consideration for the international award, the Blessed Michael McGivney Medal form (BMMM). The winner will be announced at the Supreme Convention.
Important Dates:State Blessed Michael McGivney Award form (Council Only) – Recommended Due March 31, 2023Blessed Michael McGivney Medal Award form (State Only) – Due April 30, 2023
Important Update:The due date for the State Council Service Program Award Winners (SPAW) form has been changed to April 30, 2023.
Mother Teresa: No Greater Love DVD and New Resources
Made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s passing, Mother Teresa: No Greater Love premiered across the nation in October, setting records at the box office in its category. A DVD copy of the film is now available for purchase through Knights Gear and it is also available for digital viewing on Amazon Prime. K of C councils do not need special permission or licensing to show this film to their councils, parishes and local communities.
The Supreme Council has developed a Fact and Discussion Guide to encourage discussion after viewing the film. Download the Fact and Discussion Guide here.
Several other promotional resources are also available and can be found here
Program Survey
As we approach the end of this Christmas season, it is appropriate that our mini survey focuses on the Keep Christ in Christmas Program!
Data from these surveys will support decisions to retain, update, or remove certain programs. It is important to complete the survey even if your council does not participate in the program, since your reasons for not participating also provide valuable feedback.Please complete the Keep Christ in Christmas survey by clicking on the button below. This survey will take less than a minute.
Complete Survey
**In case you missed last month’s survey on the RSVP programyou still have an opportunity to complete it using the link here! **
District Deputy Corner
If you have not held your district midyear meeting, now is the time to gather your council leaders and share plans for the spring, using our recommended agenda and notes as a guide.Remind every council to submit the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) by January 31st regardless of the amount of dollars and hours donated. Share the short training video for best practices. Follow up to ensure timely submission.
Council Officer Corner
Grand KnightBuild a strong leadership bench by identifying future leaders of your council, empowering them to run initiatives, and mentoring them on fraternal operations.Complete and submit the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) by January 31st.
Financial SecretaryReview the Prospect Tab Walkthrough so you are familiar with the easy steps to process online members joining your council.
Programs
Family of the MonthSince the rollout of Family of the Month reporting to the online 10784 form, we have received numerous incomplete forms that disqualify families from being nominated for Family of the Month.Please click on the sample 10784 image to help guide you when filling out the report and to ensure all nominees have a chance to win Family of the Month/Year. The 10784 example form can be found by clicking here.For more information about the program, and on how to pick a Family of the Month, please visit www.kofc.org/familyofthemonth
It’s Hockey Season!Provide an athletic outlet for young people ages 10 to 17 through shooting accuracy on goal competition designed for players to demonstrate their skills. Start sponsoring a competition by ordering a Hockey Challenge Kit or volunteering to host and support the district, regional, and state/province championships. For more information, visit www.kofc.org/hockey. To order supplies for your next event, visit Supplies Online through Officers Online.
Employment Opportunities
With over 50 departments across three locations, the Knights of Columbus offers a diverse set of opportunities. Visit https://careers.kofc.org/ to find one that matches your skills and goals.
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VOLUME 41 │ NUMBER 1 │ JAN. 2, 2023
Knights of Columbus Orderwide join the faithful around the world in mourning the Dec. 31 death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, reflecting on his legacy and praying for the repose of his soul. Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly expressed gratitude for the late pope’s teachings and spiritual leadership: “His first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, remains a guiding light for the world — and for the Knights of Columbus specifically, since one of our founding principles is charity, and our global charitable work is at the heart of our activity as Knights.”
 
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the crowd during a rally for seminarians and young people at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, N.Y., April 19, 2008. 
Order Mourns the Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVIIn his statement on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s death, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly calls the late pontiff’s teachings “a theological treasury and profound testimony to Jesus Christ and His Church.” READ MORE
 
Knights Deliver Warmth in BostonJust before Christmas this year, Massachusetts Knights organized a Coats for Kids event at Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross, giving away more than 1,000 coats to children.
“The Coats for Kids initiative of the Knights of Columbus is a wonderful opportunity to help a lot of families who are going through a difficult period,” said Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Boston. “In the Church, we have nothing to compare to the Knights of Columbus that brings so many families to the Church and gives them a sense of community.” For more information about the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program, visit kofc.org/coatsWATCH NOW
 
 A Bed of One’s OwnOn the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North and South Dakota, more than 40% of residents live in poverty. In September 2022, Knights from nine North Dakota councils came together to make and outfit 50 beds for families on the reservation. The initiative, which they called “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep,” was just the latest among a growing number of innovative K of C projects to engage with and assist Indigenous communities since the Order launched its Native Solidarity Initiative in 2019.

“There are so many needs on the reservation and we won’t solve them all, but we can do something,” said John Berger, grand knight of Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Council 6540 in Bismarck. “Our project was very concrete: to provide a bed for a child who needs one.”  WATCH NOW | READ MORE
 
 Mary’s Discipleship and OursAs the new year begins with the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, we are reminded of our own calling to Christian discipleship. Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, in this past Columbia column, notes: “Our Blessed Mother seeks, above all, to instill in us essential characteristics of the Christian life, characteristics that she embodies and exemplifies — namely, openness to God’s love, faithful discipleship and spiritual fruitfulness.” READ MORE
 
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Join Us NowOUR FAITHOur goal is to help men, their families and their parishes grow closer to Christ. Worthy State Officers, PSDs, Major Directors, Diocesan Deputies, District Deputies, Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Brothers All,
I wanted to share this information again to ensure all are receiving the message regarding this opportunity.
Councils in the United States will have another chance to participate in the Affiliate Member Initiative (AMI) which allows councils to designate as Affiliates those members who are no longer actively engaged with their council.
The window of opportunity to take advantage of and participate in this initiative will only run from January 1-31. During this window, councils may recommend qualified members to be designated as Affiliates. 
When processed, these members will no longer appear on council rosters. This will not be treated as a negative in eligibility for council awards. 
The Supreme Council will manage the future engagement of these members.
 A training webinar and resources for the program are available on demand. 
I have provided a link to the training below.
Affiliate Member Initiative Training

Don’t miss the chance to take part in this important initiative.
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VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 52 │ DEC. 26, 2022
 
As we celebrate the Christmas season and look back at the past year, Knights around the world remain steadfast in the mission of our Founder, Blessed Michael McGivney, to care for the widow and the orphan. Protecting life, strengthening families, supporting the Church and serving in charity wherever there is a need, they continue to demonstrate that “where there is a need, there is a Knight.”
 
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly addresses attendees at an event at First Choice Women’s Resource Center in New Brunswick, N.J. Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen and other K of C leaders were present to celebrate  the 1500th ultrasound machine the Knights of Columbus donated to pregnancy care centers through its Ultrasound Initiative. 
2022 Year in ReviewAmid war, natural disasters and political change in 2022, Knights around the globe stood for freedom, defended life, shared the faith and offered help to families in need. This end-of-the-year video highlights some of the Order’s many accomplishments over a year marked by various milestones, challenges and new initiatives. WATCH NOW
 
A Ukrainian woman carries away a Knights of Columbus care package that she received during her visit to the Albertine Brothers.
Packages for UkraineKnights in Poland, with assistance from volunteers, have assembled and sent more than 100,000 care packages to Ukraine since the Russian invasion last February. These packages are received by Knights in Lviv, Ukraine, and distributed throughout the country to those in need. During a five-day visit at the beginning of Advent, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly joined brother Knights in both countries preparing and delivering care packages to help Ukrainian families celebrate Christmas. 
“The message I delivered today to the refugees that I met was that you are not alone in this crisis,” the supreme knight said. “The Knights of Columbus are here with you, and it is our job to serve others.” WATCH NOW | LEARN MORE
 
 Joseph, Did You Know?

“Matthew’s Gospel says that Mary’s ‘husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her away quietly’ (1:19). So what does Joseph suspect has happened, why does he resolve to send Mary away, and how does his decision reveal him to be a ‘just man’?” In the December 2022 issue of Columbia, Joe Heschmeyer, author of A Man Named Joseph: Guardian for Our Times, reflects on the way St. Joseph’s response to Mary’s pregnancy reveals the heart of his mission as a husband and father. READ MORE
 
 Prayer Planner for 2023

Just in time for the new year, the Knights of Columbus has released its Vivat Jesus Spiritual Planner, a pocket-sized prayer book and calendar for 2023. This spiritual planner includes information about Blessed Michael McGivney and what it means to be a Knight, suggested daily prayer plans and practices, devotions, liturgical feast days, the Supreme Chaplain’s monthly challenge and more. It is designed especially to help men develop and maintain a daily prayer routine. Vivat Jesus is available in English and Spanish. LEARN MORE
 
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Each year we continue to see a great need to serve, and 2022 is no exception. From providing aid to our local communities affected by natural disasters to standing with Ukraine by providing aid and supplies – your gifts have allowed Knights serve where we are needed most. 

By supporting new mothers and their children with hope and resources they need after birth and ensuring children in our communities have warm coats through Coats for Kids, you stepped into the breach when we needed you.  But the need is still great!

Please prayerfully consider donating to our 2022 United in Charity Annual Appeal and stand with the Knights as we move our mission forward. 

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Fraternally,

Patrick Diener

Director, Charitable Giving 

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VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 51 │ DEC. 20, 2022
Near the conclusion of his recent visit to Poland and Ukraine, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly reflected, “Advent is a time of joy and anticipation, but for many people here it’s a time of struggle and real hardship.” Thanks to partnerships, the tireless work of local Knights, and the Ukraine Solidarity Fund, the Order’s humanitarian assistance to displaced families and victims of war in Ukraine continues. Among the many supporters of this work are Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka, Ukrainian American musicians and Knights, who have used their platform to raise awareness and support of the Order’s ongoing relief efforts.
 
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly walks with Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki, State Deputy Youriy Maletskiy, and others to meet with displaced Ukrainians at a complex operated by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Lviv.
Unity in Ukraine and PolandMeeting with Church and government leaders, local Knights and displaced families during his second trip to Poland and Ukraine this year, Dec. 2-6, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly offered a message of solidarity and a promise of continued support for victims of the war in Ukraine. He also witnessed firsthand some of the many charitable works coordinated by the Knights of Columbus and supported by the Order’s Ukraine Solidarity Fund. WATCH NOW
 
Music for OthersDanylo and Alexander Fedoryka, members of John Carrell Jenkins Council 7771 in Front Royal, Virginia, grew up in a first-generation Ukrainian American household rooted in cultural traditions and the Catholic faith. Nearly 20 years ago, they formed a folk band called Scythian and have since lived out a lesson their late mother imparted to them: that music is an avenue to evangelize and share God’s love. Since Russia invaded Ukraine 10 months ago, the brothers have been encouraging their fans to pray for peace and support the Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund. Now, as the people of Ukraine face a cold and dark winter, the brothers have pledged 50% of the proceeds from all sales of their music on this platform to the Order’s ongoing relief efforts. Of special interest to new fans and old is their newly released, first-ever Christmas album, Christmas Out at Sea. LEARN MORE | READ MORE | WATCH NOW
 
A Glimpse of HeavenMatthew Mayor and his twin brother, Mark, both served in combat in Afghanistan, and both are members of the Knights of Columbus — Matthew in Cardinal Gibbons Council 2838 in Fayetteville, N.C., and Mark in Carmel (Calif.) Mission Council 4593. Ten years after his deployment, Matthew suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. He joined his brother on the Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage in 2019 and there he found the healing he needed. “Our Lady of Lourdes reminds me what heaven might look like,” he said, “with all nations coming together to praise God.” WATCH NOW | MORE INFORMATION
 
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VOLUME 66 December 15, 2022 | KOFC.ORG/FORMEMBERS
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Affiliate Member Initiative – Training Available on Demand
Councils in the United States will have another chance to participate in the Affiliate Member Initiative (AMI) which allows councils to designate as Affiliates those members who are no longer actively engaged with their council.
The window of opportunity to participate in this initiative will run from January 1-31. During this window, councils may recommend qualified members to be designated as Affiliates. When processed, these members will no longer appear on council rosters. This will not be treated as a negative in eligibility for council awards. The Supreme Council will manage the future engagement of these members. A training webinar and resources for the program are available on demand. Don’t miss the chance to take part in this important initiative.
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Ukraine Solidarity – Support a Family for Christmas
Christmas is almost here and we are teaming up with brother Knights in Poland who are assembling and distributing traditional, Christmas baskets for families affected by the conflict in Ukraine. $50 will support one family in need. If your council is interested in crowdfunding digitally, please email Tyler.Lomnitzer@kofc.org with the following: Council Name and NumberContact NameContact Email AddressWe will then be in touch with your council’s fundraising web page. Thank you for your continued support! This is a time-limited, unique opportunity for a small number of councils.
Reminder: Credit Card Statements for Supplies Online
Orders placed through Supplies Online will appear on monthly credit card statements as billed by WebbMason in the United States, and Cober Solutions in Canada. These charges will not appear as ‘Knights of Columbus’.
Mother Teresa: No Greater Love DVD and New Resources
Made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s passing, Mother Teresa: No Greater Love premiered across the nation in October, setting records at the box office in its category. A DVD copy of the film is now available for purchase through Knights Gear and it is also available for digital viewing on Amazon Prime. K of C councils do not need special permission or licensing to show this film to their councils, parishes and local communities.
The Supreme Council has developed a Fact and Discussion Guide to encourage discussion after viewing the film. Download the Fact and Discussion Guide here.
Several other promotional resources are also available and can be found here
Volunteer at the National March for Life
The Knights of Columbus Supreme Office is seeking volunteers for the March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 20, 2023, and its related activities. Volunteers will meet the morning of the March near the National Mall. All volunteers will receive a special item for participating. Any amount of time you can volunteer is welcome!
Click here to sign-up!
Program Survey
Greetings this Advent season! This week for our Program Mini Survey, we will focus on the RSVP (Refund Support Vocations) program! It is especially important to complete the survey even if you do not participate in the subject program. Your reasons for not participating are just as valuable as responses from those participating. The survey data will support decisions to retain, update, or remove certain programs.Please complete the RSVP program survey by clicking on the button below. This survey will take less than a minute.
Complete Survey
**In case you missed last month’s survey on the Free Throw Challenge, you still have an opportunity to complete it using the link here! **
District Deputy Corner
Schedule your district midyear meeting. This should be held as soon as possible after your jurisdiction midyear meeting. Our recommended agenda will ensure your meeting is effective and efficient.
Council Officer Corner
Grand KnightStart making plans to attend your district midyear meeting and ensure that all of your key council officers are able to attend.
Financial SecretaryEvery council must submit the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) by January 31, 2023. Form #1728 can be completed digitally by grand knights and financial secretaries. This short training video explains the simple process of online submission.
Programs
Coats for KidsThe Supreme Council would like to extend a big Thank You to all councils that contributed to another record year for Coats for Kids. Because of the generosity of so many, our inventory is getting low in all styles, and some styles will soon become unavailable if they are not already. Please consider this if you are planning any additional purchases and distributions.
Keep Christ in ChristmasTo help promote the true spirit of Christmas in homes, schools, parishes, and communities, Knights of Columbus has developed three inspiring, 6, 15, and 30 second Keep Christ in Christmas commercials.
You can view and share these videos, using these links: 6 second video: KofC 2022 Christmas Commercial – 6s Version15 second video: KofC 2022 Christmas Commercial – 15s Version30 second video: KofC 2022 Christmas Commercial – 30s version
For more information and resources, visit www.kofc.org/christmas.
ASAP (Aid and Support After Pregnancy)The Order has already donated more than $1.5 million to pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes through the ASAP program! Thus far, three councils have donated more than $20,000: St. Paul The Apostle Council 12021 in Richardson, TX ($48,000), St. Pope John XXIII Council 1837 in Beaver Dam, WI ($40,000) and St. Charles Council 12497 in St. Charles, IL ($22,765). Congratulations and “thank you” to our brother Knights for their valuable contributions!
We still need the support of your council to meet our $5 million goal! Pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes can be found by searching through databases available at heartbeartinternational.orgpregnancycarecanada.ca and birthright.org – among others. Local Catholic Charities, the Sisters of Life, diocesan pregnancy resource centers, and other organizations also need support. Visit kofc.org/asap for more information and to apply.
Special OlympicsThe Knights of Columbus has been supporting the Special Olympics since it began in 1968.
As part of our support, each state or provincial level Special Olympics organization in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Guam receives a donation from Supreme. To earn a larger donation from Supreme for the Special Olympics in your state or province, report your participation in Special Olympics programs through the online Fraternal Programs Report Form (#10784). All participation taking place in calendar year 2022 must be reported through the online #10784 by January 31, 2023, to be considered.Visit specialolympics.org or specialolympics.ca to start planning your council’s activities for 2023.
Employment Opportunities
With over 50 departments across three locations, the Knights of Columbus offers a diverse set of opportunities. Visit https://careers.kofc.org/ to find one that matches your skills and goals.
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VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 50 │ DEC. 12, 2022
In a message to Knights yesterday on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly announced a 9-year novena of preparation for the 500th anniversary of the appearances of the Virgin Mary to St. Juan Diego in 1531. To begin these preparations, the Knights of Columbus has released a short film highlighting ways that Our Lady draws us closer to her Son in the Holy Eucharist. 
 
St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin displays the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on his tilma in this painting by artist Antonella Cappuccio, commissioned by the Knights of Columbus in 2009.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Leads Us to the EucharistThe Virgin of Guadalupe is invoked as not only the patroness of the Americas and the unborn, but also of the Knights of Columbus. Coinciding with the National Eucharistic Revival and Dec. 12 feast day, the Knights of Columbus has just released a new short film, Our Lady of Guadalupe: Woman of the Eucharist.“This powerful and moving film shows how Catholics encounter Christ through prayer and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe,” said Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly. “Mary was completely focused on Our Lord with ever greater devotion. To imitate her and to be devoted to her as Mother of our Lord and our mother is a sure way to greater love of the eucharistic Lord, who gave up his life for the world.” WATCH NOW | READ MORE
 
 Knights Serve Up Food and FriendshipSince 1982, Knights in Council 1489 in Rapid City, South Dakota have organized a Thanksgiving dinner for people in need in their community. At the 40th annual event this year, councils from all over South Dakota came together to feed more than 1,200 people. The annual event provides community and camaraderie during what might otherwise be a time of loneliness for those in need. WATCH NOW
 
 Carrying the Torch for Our LadyThis fall, Knights in New Jersey joined the Hispanic community in the Diocese of Trenton to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe with a ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. Special Guadalupe torches were lit and then brought to many parishes throughout the diocese as a symbol of prayer for departed loved ones and honor for Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the month of November. The Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12.
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 Keep Christ in ChristmasAs we count down the days to Christmas, the Knights of Columbus offers an alternative to the secular world’s commercialized celebrations in a short video that reminds us to give Jesus the gift of our presence this year. WATCH NOW
 
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VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 49 │ DEC. 8, 2022
 
On his second trip to Poland and Ukraine this year, Dec. 2-6, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly offered a message of solidarity and a commitment of continued support to both refugees in Poland and internally displaced persons in Ukraine. He met with government officials and Catholic leaders, and he saw first hand many humanitarian relief efforts supported by the Knights of Columbus.
 
Knights in Lviv gather with Supreme Knight Kelly Dec. 6 outside of the warehouse which regularly receives pallets of care packages and other goods delivered by K of C Charity Convoys from Poland.
Solidarity and SupportThroughout his most recent trip to Poland and Ukraine, the supreme knight offered a message of solidarity and support to government officials, Catholic leaders and those who are served by the Order’s humanitarian efforts in regions there that have been affected by the war. 
“My message to you is this,” the supreme knight told his brother Knights. “You are not alone. You are doing so much, and we want to walk side-by-side with you.” READ MORE
 
Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington helps distribute coats to children at a Coats for Kids event in Washington, D.C., on Black Friday, Nov. 25.
Knights Provide Coats for Kids Over Thanksgiving WeekendSince its inception in 1995, the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program has provided warm winter coats to hundreds of thousands of children in need living in cold climates in the United States, Canada and overseas. Over Thanksgiving weekend, Knights distributed thousands of free coats at events held across the United States. To learn more, visit kofc.org/coatsWATCH NOW | VIEW PHOTOS
 
 Epic SurvivorOn Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, veterans and visitors from all over the world gather at the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Nearly half the casualties that day came from a single battleship: the USS Arizona. Twenty-year-old quartermaster Louis Conter was one of only 335 Arizona sailors to survive. Now, at age 101, the Knight of Columbus is one of just two men who can tell the story of that day from personal memory. READ MORE | WATCH HERE 
 
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