In response to a changing world and mindful of Roman Catholic tradition, the Church's unceasing mission is to proclaim the Gospel. For evangelism to bear abundant fruit, the baptized lay must actively support bishops, priests, deacons and religious in this effort. According to CCC 906, "lay people who are capable and trained may collaborate in catechetical formation, in teaching the sacred sciences, and in use of the communications media."
Furthermore, "in accordance with the knowledge, competence, and preeminence which they possess. lay people have the right and even at times a duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church, and they have a right to make their opinion known to the other Christian faithful, with due regard to the integrity of faith and morals and reverence toward their pastors, and with consideration for the common good and the dignity of persons" --- Codex Iuris Canonici, can. 212, 3.
The Knights of Columbus forms men for Catholic action. Working with pastors and parishioners, the Knights of Columbus uses its organizational capacity and communications reach to proclaim the Good News appealing for greater Christian unity in doing so. K of C programs help members practice their faith in the fields of charity, devotion and education with each member becoming a constant and worthy example of an ideal Catholic for his family, his community and his Brother Knights.
Part of Council 6417's faith formation activity includes funding to support local vocations to the Catholic priesthood and religious life as well as annually sponsoring a Saint Joseph's Parish youth group at Steubenville Atlantic.
Into the Breach
Roman Catholic men are called to action to live as missionary disciples of Christ. If you are a man invested in deepening your understanding of the Catholic faith join us as we examine our role as leaders, providers and protectors and discover what the spiritual struggle for virtue and excellence means for Catholic men in the world today.
Men's breakfast meetings are held monthly from September to June on Saturday morning. Check the calendar for time and place.
St. Michael Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defence against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.