Pro-Life ACE Wings
Chairman: Tom Clark
As Catholics, Knights of Columbus have the responsibility to work for the common good of society. Our Holy Father has called us to be Pro Life, from conception to natural death. The Pro Life movement needs witnesses to act through personal involvement and daily actions. We might call this “Pro Life Warriors”. A Pro Life Warrior participates in Pro Life Masses, 40 Days for Life, Pro Life Rosaries, Sidewalk Counseling, Pro Life Walks or Processions, etc. All of these activities and many more qualify for the PRO LIFE ACE WINGS AWARD. What better way to publically announce that you are Pro Life than to wear a set of Pro Life ACE Wings. ACE stands for: Pro-Life without Apology, without Compromise, and without Exception.
We must also remember that to achieve Star Council, each council is required to conduct 4 Pro Life events for submission on the Columbian Award application (SP-7). As with the ACE Wings award, to satisfy the SP-7 requirements, a council can conduct or participate in any number of different of Pro Life activities such as fund raisers for Ultrasound machines, Baby Showers at Crisis Pregnancy Centers and March for Life.
The ACE Wings are 2” wide and 5/8” high and are metallic. The “Precious Feet” are the exact size and shape of an unborn baby’s feet at 10 weeks after conception.
Requirements for Receiving the Pro-Life ACE Wings Award
A minimum of 5 public Pro-Life events are required to qualify for the Texas State Council Pro-Life ACE Wings Award:
1. 4 out of the 5 must have to do with the unborn (see suggestions below)
2. The 5th item can also deal with the unborn or it can be an item such as:
a. Special Olympics Volunteer
b. Providing entertainment, working/volunteering at a hospice, nursing home, or Veterans hospital
c. Being part of any of the American Wheelchair Mission events
Suggestions of Pro Life Activities
Pro-Life Masses Sidewalk Counseling* 40 Days for Life*
Volunteer at Crisis Pregnancy Center* Pro-Life Parades Hike For Life
Pro-Life Rosary Processions Pro-Life Award Dinners
Pro Life Presentations to Youth* Rosaries Outside Abortion Clinics*
*While these items can be repeated, it is preferred that a Knight work as many different items as he can. These are not the only Pro Life items you can do, these are only some suggestions. Please feel free to add other items to your list, just make sure that the items deal with the unborn and are public in nature.
Private Pro-Life events (such as saying the Rosary privately, or offering up a private intention at Mass), while always encouraged, do not count as ACE Wings Award items.
“Become a Pro Life Warrior – earn your wings”
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