Derek Rabey, Membership Director
VIVAT JESUS!“Christ Be Our Light”: ‘You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.’ (Matthew 5:13-16). As Knights of Columbus, we are called to step into the breach and lead others to the light of Christ.
Way to go, TEXAS!
We have gone back-to-back-to-back into the Circle of Honor! Brother Knights … Celebrate this awesome achievement! Share some High-Fives and Fist-Bumps all around! Now … enough with the celebrating, that again, was last year. It is now time to refocus our efforts on the new fraternal year. We must get back to the work necessary to grow our honored Order right here in Texas. This year our membership goal is set at 5,025 new members. We must hit the ground running, if we are to go into the Circle of Honor (COH) for the fourth (4th) consecutive year. We need every council actively inviting practical Catholic men to join us, at every opportunity!
It is up to each of us to ensure Texas leads the way in Division #1. There are many other jurisdictions looking to be #1 in Division 1. Each year we see how other jurisdictions do not give up. They will be out there recruiting up to and including the last day of the fraternal year. Each of us are needed to ensure TEXAS leads Division 1 throughout the fraternal year and ends the year at #1.
The State of Texas is home to over 800 Knights of Columbus councils. Brother Knights serve in almost every parish across our great state, in councils, online membership, assemblies, round tables, military councils, and college councils.
Remember, we are not merely recruiting men to meet membership goals. We recruit new members to make a difference in our community, in our Church, and in the lives of the men who become Knights. Additionally, when we make a difference in the life of a fellow Brother, this also impacts their families. We are called to invite every Catholic gentleman and their families to join our Order.
District Deputies, you are an integral part of a council’s success. The membership Team asks for your continued support in keeping your Councils motivated, active and accountable for their goals. You are a vital part of them achieving their goals. When we all work together, towards common goals, with everyone working together as a cohesive team, Texas will reach our membership goals this fraternal year.
So, let us continue with the business at hand … keep the recruitment fire burning strong and bright … continue the growth of this great Order.
VIVA CRISTO REY!