Dear Brothers of the Alabama State Council:
Welcome to our Alabama State Web site!
As we begin the new fraternal year, we have many challenges facing us. We, the Knights of Columbus, must continue to be the “Strong Right Arm of the Church” and do everything in our power to support and defend our religious and civil freedoms. We must continue to stand behind our Bishops, priests and religious in these trying times, united in our spirit of fraternalism in support of the Catholic Church.
Membership growth and charitable outreach are two keys to a successful fraternal year. To further the charitable works of the Order, the central theme for this year is “The Power of One”. This power represents the influence that YOU, as individual Knights, have on those around you. We do this through the outstanding programs that our councils conduct that support our parishes and local communities.
To support “The Power of One,” the Order has established a membership goal of “One member, per council, per month.” Think of the positive impact that we would have on our Church, our Order and those around us if all of our 75 councils accomplished this goal, it would increase our ranks by 900 Catholic men and their families!
In the words of Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson: “If we make the Knights stronger, we make the Church stronger. If we make the Knights stronger, we make our communities stronger. That is our mission. And we are going to grow and accomplish that mission.”
Our web site will provide you with valuable information and the men whose responsibility it is to move our programs forward. It is also a valuable tool in that it helps make our state council visible to all our members.
Your state team is comprised of a talented and experienced group of officers and directors who stand ready to serve the Order by assisting you and your council. Let us all strive to make this the best year in your life, as a Knight of Columbus.
Working together, united in charity, we will accomplish our goals and strengthen the Order letting everyone know that Alabama is still “The Rock of the Order.”
Your brother in Christ,
Stephen F. Koach