Family Programs

St. John the Apostle Council

Chairman: Dave Bruno




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.

Food for Families

A Higher Purpose

Help end hunger in communities across North America. Many in our communities are struggling through hardship and unable to provide food for their families. The goal of Food for Families is to ensure that as few as possible go to bed hungry each night.


The Knights of Columbus are committed to helping end hunger through the Food for Families Program, which has donated millions of dollars and millions of pounds of food to the cause. To that end, we are in need of a new Program Director to coordinate the collection/delivery process twice per year. If you can help those in the community in need, please contact

Knight and Family of the Month

A Higher Purpose

Stimulate and support the development of strong and vibrant families. Local councils will establish a committee to recognize a deserving Family of the Month and Family of the Year with potential for recognition on the international level.

The reciepients are announced on the home page following each monthly business meeting.


Each month, the council selects a worthy candidate for Knight of the Month and Family of the Month. The selectees model Christian values and visibly lives them every day. Once a year, each participating council also selects one of the previous twelve Knight/Family of the Month winners to represent the council/parish as the potential international Knight/Family of the Year. The honorees of the Year are chosen by the Supreme Council and recognized each year at the annual Supreme Convention.

Consecration to the Holy Family

A Higher Purpose

Help strengthen families and revitalize our parishes. Knights of Columbus councils will invite each family in their parish to consecrate themselves to the Holy Family and to devote themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary and Joseph.


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. In this prayer, we ask for the aid or intercession of the perfect son Jesus Christ, Mary the perfect mother, and Joseph who is a model for every father. Councils will guide their parishes and community to understand and offer this important and impactful prayer.

cross-med   Fr. Rob would like to see our Council continue to encourage the Good Friday Prayer program and do it in conjunction with our Council encouraging ALL Brother Knights to attend the "complete" Easter Tridium.

Family Prayer Night

A Higher Purpose

Strengthen the bonds within our parishes and build faith-filled families. This is an opportunity for council members, families and the whole parish community to come together once a month for an evening of prayer, dinner and fellowship.


Catholics often struggle with the reality that they do not have the opportunity to socialize and/or pray with other faith-filled Catholic families. It can be quite a challenge to raise our children in the faith when their only exposure comes from Mom and Dad.

Family Prayer Night is an opportunity for children to be exposed to regular people living their faith in a casual setting. Families of council members, as well as other Catholic families within the parish and community, will gather for prayer, dinner and fellowship. Multiple groups can be formed and families are encouraged to rotate between these groups.