Seminarians Join for Free
11/14/2018by Victoria Verderame
The Knights of Columbus is pleased to announce that free membership will now be available to seminarians.
By using a promo code to join online, seminarians can begin their membership in the Knights. As members, they also have the opportunity to join a Knights of Columbus council where they can continue to grow in their relationship with Christ and his Church through Faith in Action programs, fraternity and a built-in support network.
Seminarians who are already Online Members of the Knights of Columbus can receive free membership by renewing their membership using the promo code via the online portal.
Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore sees the value of seminarians joining the Knights of Columbus.
“In the seminary, it‘s not uncommon to be studying far from your diocese and feel a little homesick. All of us desire community and the Knights can help provide that for seminarians” said Archbishop Lori.
The Knights of Columbus has a storied history of providing moral, financial and spiritual support for seminarians and all those discerning a religious vocation. Through Faith In Action‘s Refund Support Vocations program (RSVP), councils and parish families raise funds to support seminarians in their area. Although financial support is important, through RSVP, councils are also called to provide their “adopted” seminarian(s) with moral support and prayers for their success.
Bishop William Wack of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee reflected on his days in the seminary and the support he received from the Knights.
“When I was in college in the seminary, the Knights supported me, a little bit financially but also through their prayers and brotherhood. That was really important for me,” said Bishop Wack.
Along with support given through RSVP, the support for vocations also comes at the Supreme Council level through a range of vocations endowment funds. Among these funds are the Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship Fund and the Bishop Thomas V. Daily Vocations Scholarship Fund. These funds provide scholarships to seminarians in their first four years of theological studies.
Through this new membership offer, seminarians can join online and enjoy free membership for as long as they remain in seminary or are ordained to the priesthood. To join, go to www.kofc.org/joinus and enter code: SEM18
To learn more about the RSVP Program, go here: http://www.kofc.org/en/programs/faith/rsvp.html#/
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