A family from Campbellsville, Ky., has been named the “International Family of the Year” by the Knights of Columbus.
Paul and Marcia Gilbert received their honor Aug. 7 at the Knights of Columbus’ 130th annual convention in Anaheim, Calif.
According to a news release from the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic fraternal organization recognizes one of its member families each year for “its service and dedication to church and community.”
The Gilberts, parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Campbellsville, home school their seven children and also promote religious vocations, the news release said. Sarah, 21, the Gilbert’s eldest child, recently entered the Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker in Walton, Ky., and Daniel, 18, plans to enter seminary for the Archdiocese of Louisville this fall. The younger Gilbert children — Dominic, 16,
Hannah, 13, Christina, 12, Zoe, 11 and Jared, 8 — also serve in their parish and participate in the family’s volunteer efforts, the release said.
The family has been active in their parish and community in a number of ways, the release said. Paul, a Knight of Columbus since 2008, has led or participated in several service projects. He also volunteers as a catechist and is a supporter of the parish youth group. Marcia is the director of the Central Kentucky Crisis Pregnancy Center.