The State of Alabama Knights of Columbus has announced that local Councils have adopted all 45 Seminarians and Novitiates in both the Birmingham and Mobile dioceses. In addition, Councils have adopted three Seminarians outside the state of Alabama.
St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council 10567 is one of the proud sponsors of our seminarians and its monetary donation will go to Brother Patrick Russell.
Council 10567 Grand Knight Larry Cannon said, "Our Council is proud to sponsor one of our Seminarians and we are proud of all our Brother Knights throughout the state who have done the same. One of the primary objectives of the Knights of Columbus is to support our Priests, Nuns and all who have chosen a religious vocation."
In making the announcement, the Alabama Knights of Columbus said, "We, the Alabama Knights of Columbus, have once again accomplished what Knights do best: “make the world a better place”!Already this Fraternal Year, we have adopted all of our Seminarians and Novitiates in both of our dioceses; PLUS three Seminarians outside of our Alabama dioceses.
"We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Alabama Councils and Assemblies who are sponsoring at least one Seminarian orNovitiate for the 2011 – 2012 Fraternal Year, by providing both moral and financial support with a monetary contribution that exceeds $38,700."
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic lay organization. We are celebrated for standing in solidarity with our priests and bishops and for our unwavering support for life. We provide members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families, and young people. With more than 1.7 million members in more than 13,000 Councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $143 million and 68 million hours of service to charitable causes.