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Christian Pipe Smokers :: View topic - Invigted to join the K of C

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Rainman498
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have been invited to join the Knights of Columbus and am giving it serious thought, but I have no idea what they do or why they exist. What would I contribute to their organization? What would they contribute to my personal formation? Can anyone with some experience in this area fill me in on them?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

They wear nice hats!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

Have you googled them yet?

On their own website is a tab called "What we do."

Should answer some of your questions.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

I would be very careful because I don't know what an Invigted really does.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Depends: Do you get a sword and a suit of armor?

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Skip
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

coco wrote:
Depends: Do you get a sword and a suit of armor?


After he moves to Ohio.

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Hovannes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

It depends a lot on the KofC activities at your parish. If you'll be with a group of great guys, you'll be able to do a great deal of good for your church and your community.

The fund raising activities are a hoot! If you like cooking pancakes or tri-tip or burgers or corned beef & cabbage or pasta or tending bar, it'll be a blast.
I was teaching night school when I joined, so I became a"silent knight" and missed the meetings but was still able to help out at various events (St Patrick's dinner, Italian night, the school carnival beer garden) as my time permitted, and that was fine with my group of guys and they are a fun group to work with---we laugh alot!

There are other aspects to the KofC besides supporting various activities (likeScouting,Special Olympics, Seminary fund etc...) & occasional physical labor around the church, but your parish KofC can give you the details better than I.

You don't get the hat & sword until the 4th degree though.

KofC begain in part as an insurance scheme to provide financial security to the families of immigrant Catholics who labored in dangerous occupations with the railroads, shipping, factories and mines and they still offer insurance at very attractive rates.

If it weren't for the KofC I couldn't afford the level of life insurance I have now.

My suggestion: pitch in at the next KofC event (we can always use an extra hand) and see how you like working with the guys. Follow where the Spirit leads you.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

If you join KofC, GET LIFE INSURANCE THROUGH THEM!!!

You can be as heavily involved or little involved as you like.

What happens at meetings? Prayer, fellowship, drinking beer, laughing.

What happens at events? Prayer, fellowship, service, laughing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

Bigwill wrote:
If you join KofC, GET LIFE INSURANCE THROUGH THEM!!!

You can be as heavily involved or little involved as you like.

What happens at meetings? Prayer, fellowship, drinking beer, laughing.

What happens at events? Prayer, fellowship, service, laughing.


Meetings sound more fun.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Skip wrote:
Bigwill wrote:
If you join KofC, GET LIFE INSURANCE THROUGH THEM!!!

You can be as heavily involved or little involved as you like.

What happens at meetings? Prayer, fellowship, drinking beer, laughing.

What happens at events? Prayer, fellowship, service, laughing.


Meetings sound more fun.

Spoken like a true alcoholic.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

Bigwill wrote:
Skip wrote:
Bigwill wrote:
If you join KofC, GET LIFE INSURANCE THROUGH THEM!!!

You can be as heavily involved or little involved as you like.

What happens at meetings? Prayer, fellowship, drinking beer, laughing.

What happens at events? Prayer, fellowship, service, laughing.


Meetings sound more fun.

Spoken like a true alcoholic.


Is there such a thing as a false alcoholic?

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Bigwill
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

Skip wrote:
Bigwill wrote:
Skip wrote:
Bigwill wrote:
If you join KofC, GET LIFE INSURANCE THROUGH THEM!!!

You can be as heavily involved or little involved as you like.

What happens at meetings? Prayer, fellowship, drinking beer, laughing.

What happens at events? Prayer, fellowship, service, laughing.


Meetings sound more fun.

Spoken like a true alcoholic.


Is there such a thing as a false alcoholic?

Are we playing questions?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

Bigwill wrote:
Skip wrote:
Bigwill wrote:
Skip wrote:
Bigwill wrote:
If you join KofC, GET LIFE INSURANCE THROUGH THEM!!!

You can be as heavily involved or little involved as you like.

What happens at meetings? Prayer, fellowship, drinking beer, laughing.

What happens at events? Prayer, fellowship, service, laughing.


Meetings sound more fun.

Spoken like a true alcoholic.


Is there such a thing as a false alcoholic?

Are we playing questions?


Would you like to?

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Bigwill
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

Skip wrote:
Bigwill wrote:
Skip wrote:
Bigwill wrote:
Skip wrote:
Bigwill wrote:
If you join KofC, GET LIFE INSURANCE THROUGH THEM!!!

You can be as heavily involved or little involved as you like.

What happens at meetings? Prayer, fellowship, drinking beer, laughing.

What happens at events? Prayer, fellowship, service, laughing.


Meetings sound more fun.

Spoken like a true alcoholic.


Is there such a thing as a false alcoholic?

Are we playing questions?


Would you like to?

Is there any doubt?

alas, I must go. I have work to do.

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Claudius
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

I thought they were Free Masons that infiltrated the Church Arrow
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