Programs in this category are designed to draw us closer to God and the Church in a tangible and meaningful way — whether through helping the future shepherds of the Mother Church, quiet contemplation in a spiritual refection program, or honoring Mary, Mother of God. These programs should strive to arm us for the spiritual battle that our men and families face daily.
| RSVP (featured) –|
Keep the faith alive by supporting our seminarians and postulants. a featured program, RSVP counts for two credits toward the Columbian award.
|Into the Breach –|
Wholeheartedly embrace masculine virtues in a world at crisis. By reading and discussing Bishop Olmsted’s inspirational words and the accompanying study guide with like-minded men of faith, councils will prayerfully examine the enormous breach in the spiritual battle line that lies before them.
|Marian Icon Prayer Program –|
Spread devotion to Our Lady through the Marian icon Prayer Program.
|Building the Domestic Church Kiosk –|
Help strengthen the Domestic Church (our families) all Catholics. Order the Kit from Supreme web store and share the religious reading materials.
|Rosary Program –|
This program encourages devotion to Mary, the patroness of our order, and emphasizes the importance of prayer in community and as a family. The rosary Program encourages councils to schedule regular rosary prayer services on any day of the week, at any time of the year, with the guidance of their pastor.
|Spiritual Reflection Program (new) –|
Create annual opportunities for prayer and refection as a fraternity. Retreats or Day of Reflections, might be organized to Council members or men of the Parish. This is a requirement for the Columbian Award.
|Holy Hour (new) –|
Eucharistic adoration in the form of a regularly scheduled Holy Hour is a simple, direct, and meaningful way to address Spiritual needs. It is familiar to many, easy to organize, and something everyone can participate in together regardless of age, vocation, stage of life or membership status.
|Sacramental Gifts (new) –|
The sacraments stand as the most significant events in the life of the Domestic Church. Councils will play an integral role in these momentous faith events and the lives of our families and parish community through prayer and the presentation of symbolic gifts.