Tune In to the 140th Supreme Convention

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Aug 3, 2022 5:11 PM

The 140th Supreme Convention, hosted this week in Nashville, Tenn., kicked off last night with a welcome concert and the Supreme Knight’s Award Session at the historic Grand Ole Opry House. Learn more about some of the award winners below. Visit kofc.org/convention and follow K of C social media for daily updates, live video, and photo galleries.

Several Catholic media outlets are currently broadcasting major events of the 140th Supreme Convention — including the Opening Business Session and Annual Report of the Supreme Knight, which begins at 1 p.m. Central Time. WATCH NOW 

The Family That Serves Together

Austin and Tracey Sewell and their eight children were named International Family of the Year in recognition of their joyful witness of Catholic family life and their exemplary service to the Church and their community. They are active parishioners of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus in Douglasville, Ga., and frequently participate in charitable events organized by St. John Paul II Council 10821. Austin is currently deputy grand knight, and his two oldest sons are also members of the council. WATCH HERE

 International Program Award Winners

A transformative men’s apostolate, a welcome center for refugees, food for hundreds of struggling military families, and a renovation to help mothers and children: Four Knights of Columbus councils were honored for these outstanding programs in service to faith, family, community and life.

A Priest After Father McGivney’s Heart

Father Matthew Keller, a priest of the Diocese of Gallup, was honored with the inaugural Blessed Michael McGivney Medal — a new award to recognize exemplary Knights of Columbus chaplains. In his many years as a chaplain, including 15 years as state chaplain, Father Keller helped the Knights of Columbus in New Mexico grow in numbers and in faith. At the same time, he found creative ways to serve and evangelize the people of his diocese, the poorest in the United States. WATCH HERE