For many in society Christmas has become for many - especially children - a secular holiday. To combat this, the Knights of Columbus has introduced the Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest. This program - similar to the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest - will allow young people to engage their creative talents and imaginations while understanding the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.
Entries in the Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster contest must include a slogan reflecting the topic and an original visual image.
The Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest is open to all young people between the ages of 5 and 14.
Contest entrants compete in one of three age groups—ages 5 through 7, ages 8 through 10, and 11 through 14. Some schools may have different age brackets for their elementary and middle schools. In these cases it may be appropriate to group students by grade rather than age. Sponsoring councils should use their own judgment in deciding how to group participants. (Each local, district, regional or state competition may have up to 6 winning entries – first, and second place winners in each age group.)
The SUBMISSION DEADLINE is the Chapter Meeting in January. You may either bring your winning posters to the January Chapter meeting or submit them via carrier (mail or other, using a method that doesn't compromise the poster) to the Chapter Chairman, Brother Lito Alvarez at 748 Corte Cristal, San Marcos, CA 92069. All submissions to the state must be completed before the end of January so the Chapter will be using the period post chapter meeting for judging and submitting the winners.
Joe & Rebecca Serrano November Family of the Month
Our Family of the Month is the Serrano Family from St. Martin of Tours Parish, St. Martin of Tours Council. Joe and Rebecca have two daughters, Eva and Elena. They have been active parishioners ever since they were children in their own local parishes- Our Lady of Guadalupe in Logan Heights and Santa Sophia in Spring Valley. And now their own children continue that tradition. “Becoming involved in church life was a value we wanted to instill in our children” said Rebecca. Over their years at St. Martin, they’ve supported the parish and the school as well as the Knights of Columbus. They helped with all aspects of events such as the Octoberfest, parish dinners, Sunday donuts and pancake breakfasts, and the recent Tootsie Roll (ID) Drive- all of which are family affairs for the Council. Eva and Joe are in the Church Choir, Rebecca and Eva help lead Vacation Bible Camp, and Rebecca also helps teach Faith Formation classes. The girls keep an active schedule with Girl Scouts, as Altar Servers, and in the youth group. The family has also been very involved in the Building a Miracle program, building homes for needy families down in Mexico. Their DD sums it up by saying that Joe, a 3rd Degree Knight, is just a good man who keeps his young girls and his wife happy and involved. Sounds like a good Family of the Month to us! ... See MoreSee Less