|Anna, a 6th grade K4J team captain, talks about the program on the "K4J Team Captains" video.|
July 20, 2010. Atlanta, GA. “K4J makes it awesome to
be Catholic” –Jake, a 6th grade K4J team leader
channel features three promotional videos presenting how the K4J program
works in parishes and schools, along with a separate video
of K4J team leaders giving their testimony. For those who
are new to K4J, the explanations and footage are a
helpful way to catch a first glimpse of what the
program is all about.
“K4J in the Parish” features Fr
James Wehner, who was vocations director for the diocese of
Pittsburgh for seven years before becoming pastor of St Thomas
More in Bethel, PA, where he met the K4J program.
He is currently the rector and president of the Pontifical
“I was so pleased to learn about the
K4J program because it gets kids excited about their Catholic
faith,” he said, noting that one of the program’s benefits
is that it teaches children to understand and love the
Mass as a place of personal encounter with Jesus. He
also comments that the K4J program does not replace parish
programs, but has been an effective complement to the religious
instruction taking place in the parish.
“K4J in the School”
presents Sheila Riley, the principal of St Thomas More school,
who speaks about how the K4J program fits into the
school’s educational program while also involving parents and creating a
sense of community.
|K4J teaches Jesus' littlest ones to love their faith.|
“I’m always amazed at the number of
parents that just show up [at the K4J assembly]. They
know what’s happening and they know when it’s happening and
they’ve worked with their children over the month on the
virtue,” she said, observing that the parents are also learning
their faith along with the children.
Finally, the third video,
“K4J Captains,” presents two sixth grade K4J captains who
talk about the experience of being leaders for their younger
peers, what they like the most, and how they see
it helping the children—and themselves.
To learn more about K4J and
to help support the program, visit the K4J web site