Father McGivney sought to strengthen the familial bond of father to mother and children to parents. His vision for family life was not only financial and material aid but also spiritual strength. The majority of our time is easily spent in secular circles unless we intentionally create ways to live the domestic church. These programs, created for families by families, help us to live this call. FAMILY activities are currently coordinated by Joe Nebistinsky.
Seton Family picnics are a great way to share in faith fellowship with other parishioners. It's also a way to relax and enjoy some great food! Enjoy the gallery of past picnics by clicking on the photos below. Be sure to sign up for this year's picnic by clicking the link below the photos.
Family of the Month and Year
Each month, the Council selects one parish family that models Christian family values and visibly lives them every day. Once a year, each participating council also selects one of the previous twelve Family of the Month winners to represent the council/parish as the potential international Family of the Year.
Consecration to the Holy Family
We invite each family to consecrate themselves to the Holy Family and to devote themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Preparing for the Consecration to the Holy Family is choosing a way of life for your family. Through this consecration, each participant is consciously choosing to be a beacon of God’s love through his Church. To help families live out the joy of Christ, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori has composed a prayer through which families will come together to consecrate themselves under the protection of the Holy Family.
Download a Holy Family Prayer Card to use for your family. Check out our Council Calendar for Consecrations to the Holy Family sessions.
Good Friday Family Promotion
Despite Good Friday’s central role in the heart of Christianity, attendance at services remains low. In an effort to change this, the Council encourages participation in Good Friday services through a promotional campaign. Setting an example, Knights attend Good Friday services with their families and work with our Chaplain to encourage increased parishioner involvement at these liturgies. In conjunction with these efforts, the Council also works to educate the parish about the plight of Christians in the Holy Land and other areas around the globe where Christians are persecuted for their faith.
Keep Christ in Christmas
The Knights of Columbus offers multiple activities that promote Christmas and the season of Advent in their proper context: Journey to the Inn, Light Up for Christ, Crèche or Advent Wreath Blessing, and the Christmas Poster Contest. These programs are centered on the example of the Holy Family and the Nativity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Keep Christ in Christmas program brings all related activities together under one umbrella. It encourages councils to compel their neighbors to shift from a preoccupation with materialism to the light of Christ and the spirit of giving.
Our Council provides funds, along with other area Councils, for an outdoor billboard that promotes Christ in Christmas. The Council also conducts a poster contest for the children of the Parish. By engaging the talents of our young people, we hope they will come to a deeper understanding of the true meaning of Christmas, and that their artwork will bring others to remember Christ in Christmas.