Program Manual

HISPANIC COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT

HISPANIC COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT – Cruz Hinojosa, Chairman

 

t is no secret to anyone living in Texas of the importance of the Hispanic community to our Church and to the Knights. We’ve learned from the Bible that the Church is one body with many parts – that recognition suggests some nuances as to effective development of fully or predominantly Hispanic Councils. Some Hispanic Priests (or Priests of other nationalities for that matter) may not be familiar with the Knights. As an ice breaker, we recommend consideration of presenting them with a picture of Fr. McGivney and the book “Parish Priest”. That may open the door for a conversation relating who the Knights are in the United States and how we can help them in their ministry. 
As with starting any new council remember that experienced leadership is a learned responsibility and special care should be given to ensure that there are mentors for the officers. Extra care in training and expectations for officer roles would be appropriate. Recognition of the special importance of family in this community and in the development of programs may also enhance the chances of developing a vibrant council. One last thought might be to consider multilingual opportunities at large gatherings of Knights. An example would be doing one of the readings in Spanish (or another language if appropriate) at a Corporate Communion. We’re hoping to secure some Diocesan Hispanic Council Development Assistants so that we have helpers near you! Our Hispanic Council Chairman also stands ready to offer advice, counsel and support. All you have to do is reach out and ask for help.


Notice of Intent to Establish a Council - http://www.kofc.org/un/es/forms/council/133.pdf
Notice of Institution of a Council - http://www.kofc.org/un/es/forms/council/136.pdf
Application for Council Charter - http://www.kofc.org/un/es/forms/council/137.pdf
Notice of Institution of a Council - http://www.kofc.org/un/es/forms/council/136.pdf
Application for Council Charter - http://www.kofc.org/un/es/forms/council/137.pdf


 

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