This is a sample invitation letter for the “Father Wants You” recruitment campaign that would be sent to all prospects of the parish recommended by the Pastor. The letter should be on Parish letterhead, modified if necessary and signed by the Pastor.
[Recipient’s name and address]
I am recommending you for membership in our honored Order of Knights of Columbus. I believe that you have all the qualifications to be a good member of this most impressive Catholic family fraternal organization. The Knights of Columbus is the manpower source of our Parish.
In the next week or two you will receive a phone call from one of the brother knights to personally invite you and [___wife’s name___] to the open house. I would consider it a personal favor if you and your family would attend the open house scheduled for [___date, time and location___].
I am also enclosing a list of the Knights of Columbus members here at [___Parish___]. With this list you will see the quality of men and their families that you will be associated with in the Knights of Columbus.
[Pastor’s name and signature]