Fraternal Leader Advisory
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Volume 15 | November 5, 2020
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Blessed Michael McGivney, Pray for us!
Columbia Special Issue: Blessed Michael McGivney 
The November 2020 issue of Columbia honors the life and legacy of our founder, Blessed Michael McGivney. It features an updated design and includes the story of the miraculous healing attributed to Father McGivney’s intercession, which paved the way for his beatification on Oct. 31. This commemorative issue can be read and easily shared online at Invite your friends, neighbors and prospective members to read about the Order’s founder — and America’s newest Blessed.
Knights of Columbus Create the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 1, for the new Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center that will help promote the spiritual and charitable legacy of its namesake. Read more here.
Council Resources for Celebrating All Year
Everything you need to celebrate Blessed Michael McGivney is on the council resource page at Resources to read, pray, watch, act and order are available.
Fraternal Operations
Share Your Council Success Story
Has your council had success in holding virtual or hybrid meetings? Your Brother Knights would love to know the steps you have taken to adapt to current environment. Share what you've done by emailing We will compile your responses to share in upcoming fraternal communications.
2019-2020 Civic Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to our Civic Award winners. This award is earned by Assemblies for implementing programming that exemplifies the spirit of patriotism and national pride. The awards have already been shipped. If you have any questions, please contact
New Ceremonials Webpage
We recently launched a new webpage where you can find everything you need for the Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity, protocols, color corps, and installation of officers. Visit or click the "For Members" button on the homepage.
Past Volumes of the Fraternal Leader Advisory
All previous volumes of the Fraternal Leader Advisory are archived on under "Fraternal Operations During COVID-19". Click here to view.
Membership Growth
Limited Time Offer! Free Online Membership*
Invite men to join online for free using the promo code MCGIVNEY2020. We all know men who know about the Knights but haven't stepped into the breach and joined our ranks yet. Share the news of our Founder's beatification and offer them free online membership!

Use the graphic on the right to promote in your parish bulletin, social media and websites!

*Only available in insurance jurisdictions.
Conduct a virtual or in-person Exemplification of Charity, Unity & Fraternity
Follow these best practices to conduct in-person ceremonies while keeping attendees safe and complying with all COVID-19 guidelines. Offer a virtual option for those who cannot attend in-person. To learn more about how the California State Council held an in-person ceremony, click here.
Supreme Council Online Exemplification
The Supreme Council continues to offer scheduled and on-demand degrees. Click here for a schedule of upcoming degrees along with an invitation to send to prospects.
Evangelization and Faith Formation
Cultivating Parish Success: Investing in Key Relationships | Tues., Nov. 24, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST
In this webinar, you will learn how your council can lead in strengthening the Catholic community of your parish. For more information or to register for the upcoming webinar, click here
Community: Coats for Kids
Knights step into the breach in their communities to ensure that no child goes without a coat during those cold winter months. For more information on how your council can help provide coats to those children in need, please visit
Life: March for Life
Step into the breach and start planning for the March for Life near you by visiting or for important updates and resources.
For more information about this month's highlighted programs click here.
District Deputy Corner
  • Are you on track to bring in 12 new Knights before Christmas and earn a $250 gift card? Learn more and track your progress here.
  • Your official council visits, whether in person or virtual, should be well underway. Remember that you represent the State Deputy and Supreme Knight in your district and should ensure each council is on track with the mission of the Order. Please submit the District Deputy Semiannual Report on Council Status (#944) after each visit.
  • The Star District Award recognizes outstanding achievements in membership, insurance and overall excellence by the councils within the territory of a district deputy. This checklist will help track your progress towards earning the award.
Council Officer Corner
Grand Knight
  • Plan a virtual or in person Christmas event such as Consecration to the Holy Family or Keep Christ in Christmas. Welcome all families of the parish to participate and identify new men that should be invited to join and strengthen your council.
  • All fraternal webinars are available on-demand. The slides and resources are available for download. These presentations from the Fraternal Operations, Growth, and Program teams provide valuable information every grand knight should know.
Membership Director
  • Review the resources available on our new Ceremonials webpage. You will find invitations to online exemplifications, everything you need to host your own in person or virtual exemplification and much more.
Retention Chairman
  • Member retention begins the moment a new member joins your council. Use these quick tips to keep members engaged.
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