EDITORIAL

Leave No Neighbor Behind

As we begin a new Fraternal year (2020-2021), the Knights of the Columbus continue to step Into the Breach and Leave No Neighbor Behind!

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, our duty is to lead our families, protect our parishes, and serve our communities, remembering always that where there’s a need, there’s a Knight. Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson has challenged Knights to take this moment as an opportunity to “deepen our commitment to the very principles which define us: charity, unity and fraternity.”

Knights of Columbus Order wide are encouraged to serve and sacrifice for those around us. many, including in our own councils and parishes, are isolated and alone in quarantine. Food banks, blood centers, and other essential services have been depleted of their vital supplies. There are many people and places that require urgent help. As we look to the coming months, the Knights of Columbus will be on the forefront of helping their communities recover from this pandemic.

The Leave No Neighbor Behind program has been temporarily added as the ninth community category option in the Faith in Action model. Leave No Neighbor Behind will count as a Featured program for the 2020 - 2021 Fraternal year Columbian Award.

Where you see opportunities to do more, you are encouraged to do so, always mindful of guidelines and suggested procedures from national and local health experts. Abide by social distancing, self-quarantine, and shelter-in-place orders, where applicable.

 

Do not put yourself or others at risk of infection. For more information on safety measures while participating in program activities, refer to the “Guidance on Safety” section of this Guidebook.

Above all else, remember your duty as a Knight of Columbus. When crisis strikes, we respond with care, compassion and charity. It is time for all of us to answer the call – and leave no neighbor behind.

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