Delta Church Drive

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 02/20/2019 Under: All Articles (260 Hits)      

  Our State Deputy Bill Chasse and Michigan’s membership team would like to share exciting information our Supreme Regional staff introduced at a number of membership workshop meetings this past month. This is an overview of the information shared at the meetings.

  A new concept, the "Delta Drive" builds on the updated methods of hosting a church drive or a parish campaign to make the process easier to conduct and to increase the positive results.  The program in the attachment has been tested and shown to be easy to use and effective in introducing men, especially younger men to our Order.

  The purpose of the Delta Drive is to have technology work for you and your councils in a new approach to attract younger members. Using the Delta approach, we are relying in part on an effective pulpit speech and brochures in the church pews to share our message with the addition of a web page and e-mail contact.  

  After getting the prospects name and email information during the Delta Drive and entering this information in a "landing page" provided to your council by Supreme for this specific event, the prospect will receive emailed information from Supreme about the Knights of Columbus story.  Additionally, the council will have email sent to inform the prospect of events happening at the council-level and how to set up a time to learn more about the local council.

  The prospects will continue to receive information on a weekly basis about who we are as Knights and how your Council makes a difference in your parishes and your communities.  

  There is a kit needed for the Delta drive and this is NOT the traditional church drive kit available to order from Supreme.  These new kits are only available by contacted our Supreme Regional Training Director Jon Olson at: 

  Contacting Jon and ordering the Delta Kit will start the process. He will show you how to request your prospect landing page and explain how the prospect will get personalized information from Supreme.  As well as answering any questions you may have on how this program works.

  This program reaches younger men and their families with information of interest to them and their spiritual needs and how they can be part of the charitable works being done in your parishes and communities.

  Please review over the information in the packet by clicking on the picture below and consider add this exciting new program to your membership outreach.   

  To learn more, please contact our Supreme Regional Training Director Jon Olson at: 

  State Membership Director Jim Kraus

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2019 Membership Tribute Banquet

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 02/01/2019 Under: All Articles (234 Hits)      

Plans have been completed for our Membership Tribute Banquet

honoring our State Chaplain, Reverend Paul E. Erickson.

Fr. Paul Erickson 

Date:                    Saturday, February 23, 2019

Place:                   DeCarlo's Banquet & Convention Center

     6015 East 10 Mile Road Warren, Michigan 48091

Social Hour:         Starts at 4pm

Dinner:                 Dinner at 5:15pm with Program to follow

Donation:             $30.00 per person


Reservations are available through the Michigan State Council Office on a first come, first served basis. A check or money order must accompany all reservation requests. Make all checks payable to the Michigan State Council memo line — Tribute Banquet Tickets. Checks are to be mailed to; Michigan State Council Office 6025 Wall Street, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312.

Tables for ten (10) may be reserved by individual Councils, Assemblies or groups.

No tickets will be sold at the door.  ADMITTANCE BY RESERVATION ONLY.

This year there will be no Mass prior to the Banquet. Our State Chaplain encourages your Mass participation at your home parish in line with our initiative to support our parishes with our attendance and involvement.

We hope to see as many Councils as possible represented at this event. Grand Knights, invite your Council Membership Director and his wife. In addition, we encourage all the Grand Knights to invite their Council Chaplains.

Quick Start Awards and State Chaplain Tribute Awards will be presented to those Councils that have qualified.

to access reservation form click here.

Joint Council and State Charities Raffle

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 01/16/2019 Under: All Articles (245 Hits)      

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Brother Knights, Welcome to this years Joint Council and State Charities Raffle. We have put together a “Super” 1st Prize for a ‘Super Charity’! This is a Top Bucket List Trip for any of our members or family and friends. These $5.00 Tickets are easy to sell, for the most respected Fraternal Organization in the world, “The Knights of Columbus”.

The sale of these tickets have a “Super” impact on our Council and State Charities which help people that do not have it so “Super”. We are asking you to just ASK your friends and family to support this “Super Charity Raffle”. This is the one Charity Program that helps Councils fund their charities.


 1st Degree Charity Prize -Trip for 2 to 2020 SUPER BOWL

Hard Rock Stadium - Miami, Florida February 2, 2020

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Round Trip Airfare for 2 from Metro Detroit Airport w/transfers & taxes and $ 8500.00 in cash spending money

  • Two Upper Level tickets to the 2020 Super Bowl

  • 3 nights hotel accommodations

  • Round trip transfers between hotel and stadium on game day

  • Admission to VIP Tailgate Party on Game Day, including appearances by 25+ active NFL Players, Celebrity Guests, gourmet food by Celebrity Chef & Premium Open Bar

  • Admission to NFL Fan Experience on Saturday

  • Road trips On-Site Host

  • Commemorative Gift Package & Official Program

  • Road trips Custom Ticket Holder & Lanyard

  • Expert pre-trip travel planning & concierge services of the Road trips At-Your-Service Team

  • All Taxes and Service Charges

  • This trip of a lifetime is prepaid but transferable

 2nd Degree Unity Prize - $1,500.00 Cash

3rd Degree Fraternity Prize - $1,000.00 Cash

4th Degree Patriotic Prize - $ 500.00 Cash

5th - 10th Prizes - $360.00 Cash Each 21st - 30th Prizes - $120.00 Cash Each

 11th - 20th Prizes - $180.00 Cash Each 31st – 40th Prizes - $ 60.00 Cash Each



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Angela Hospice, Bishop Baraga Association, Capuchin Community Center, Catholic Radio, Diocese of Michigan, Guest House,

Madonna University, Most Holy Trinity Church, Right to Life programs, Holy Cross Services, Special Days Cancer Camp, St.

Francis Cabrini Clinic, St. Vincent Catholic Charities, Vocations Programs, Catholic High School Sports Programs (Prep Bowl,Catholic Cross-Country Meet, Catholic Track Meet) Catholic Publications (Michigan Catholic, U.P. Catholic).

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20% of your council gross ticket sales go back to your council for local council charities. For a list of the Council bonus prizes see the State Raffle flyer linked here.




Ticket Stub and Payment Returns

Please ensure all checks are made payable to:


For your convenience, please submit your Raffle Ticket Stubs and Check or Money Orders in the enclosed envelope. Michigan State Council Knights of Columbus

P.O. Box 1027 Sterling Hts., MI 48311-1027

check example

Grand Prize Drawing Tailgate Party held at DeCarlo’s Banquet Center 6015 E. Ten Mile Rd. Warren, MI 48091

586-759-6500. You’re Invited!

April 24, 2019

Doors open at 5:30pm - Drawing at 8:00pm A light dinner featuring “Tailgate Party Food” and cash bar.

State Deputy - William H. Chasse

State Fundraising Directors

Gary A. DeCarlo 586-436-0121

Kevin F. Rowley 586-596-8649

Sold Tickets can be returned until 7:00pm on the day of drawing, April 24, 2019 at DeCarlo’s Banquet Center.

Footnote: All prizes are subject to Federal Tax Laws.


Lic. # Pending



41st Annual KC RTL Dinner

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 01/30/2019 Under: All Articles (234 Hits)      

2019 Michigan State Bowling Tournament

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 11/26/2018 Under: All Articles (420 Hits)      

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To open an application for the Officers Tourney click here.

To open a Open Tourney application click here.

          Knights of Columbus          

                       Lakeshore Council #2733

                           25003 Little Mack

                           St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

                          (586) 771-4380

                           Tax Exempt# 38-1681473

                          Kevin McKay Grand Knight

                          Bo Kirk Deputy Grand Knight 


The Lakeshore Knights of Columbus is hosting the 2019 Michigan State Bowling

Tournament. For six (6) weekends in a row, starting in February and ending in March.

 Bowlers and their families across the state of Michigan will be in St. Clair Shores, MI.

As part of the tournament, every bowler and state officer will receive a book. In that book are advertising sections for the bowlers and their families to view and take advantage of while here. Proceeds from the sale of these ads offset the cost of the books and any additional monies go back to our Lakeshore Knights of Columbus.

The Lakeshore Knights of Columbus donates to many charities such as the American

Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Cops for Kids, Breast Cancer Foundations,

 AAIDD, Gianna House, and the Leukemia Foundation to name a few.

 Receipts are available upon request. Please make checks payable to:

 Lakeshore Knights of Columbus & mail to the address above, C/O Kevin M. Jones

 Sponsorship Ad opportunities are as follows:

 Inside Front or Back Cover - $500

 Full Page Ad - $200

 Half Page Ad - $100

 Quarter Page Ad - $50

Some participating places offer % discounts in their ads off of a meal, or tab, if they present the ad to them. This is one way to see how your ad is doing! Any ad is greatly appreciated!

For more information, please contact Kevin Jones at (248) 789-7559 or email him a

 On behalf of the Lakeshore Knights of Columbus, we truly thank you,

 Sincerely, Lakeshore Knights of Columbus Council #2733.

2018-2019 Youth Activity Dates

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 11/08/2018 Under: Youth (187 Hits)      


Michigan State Council

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster ContestCouncil winners are due to State Youth Activities Director by January 31, 2019.  Age groups 5-7, 8-10, and 11-14.  Order kits by 10/31/2018.

State Free Throw ChampionshipMarch 17th, 2019.  Held at Sacred Heart Parish Gym located at 319 E. Illinois St. in Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.

 ·       Council Championships are suggested to be held in January

 ·       District (if needed) and Diocesan Championships are recommended to be held in February.

Youth Essay ContestCouncil Winners are due to the State Youth Activities Director by March 15th, 2019.  Open to Catholic students in public, parochial or private schools from grades 8-12.

State Spelling BeeMarch 16th, 2019 at Fr. Van Rooy council #2740 located at 1021 Woodside Ave. in Essexville, MI 48732. 

Age groups are grades 4-6 and 7-9.

 ·       Council spelling bees are suggested to be held in October or November.

 ·       Diocesan bees are suggested to be held in December or January.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Poster Contest – Due to State Youth Activities Director by March 30th, 2019.  Age groups are ages 8-11 and 12-14.

Knights on Bikes World Wide Rally 2019

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 02/04/2019 Under: All Articles (333 Hits)      

 KC EMBLEM Holy Spirit dove  Knights on Bikes logo 

 August 6 thru 10, 2019

 Guest Speakers

*Grady Dyke

Catholic Cross Bearers M/M

*Lance Maki

An M.D. & member of KonB

*Bear Woznick

Host of “Long Ride Home” of EWTN

*Fr. Jim of Chicago

Church Historian

        Knight Knights on Bikes                                

Sponsored by

Knights on Bikes






 Registration begins at 11am at the Best Western Hotel followed by Meet & Greet with snacks.                                                               Registration fee: $20 per rider, $30 per couple.




  Ride to Capital City Harley Davidson arriving at 9am for a Blessing of the Bikes.

- Begin pre-planned ride for 2+ hours, return to Capital City HD for provided lunch.

- Free time from 1 -5pm until dinner in the Best Western Conference Room.

- Meetings at 7pm: Knights on Bike’s in the Conference Center.

Knights Ladies in the Conference Room at Best Western Conference Room.



 Mass at 10AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lansing. Pictures afterward at the Capital building.

- Departure. *Anyone staying in Michigan is welcome to ride with us to the ‘Cross in the Woods’

then over the Mackinaw Bridge to Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula for the night.



 Visit the Soo Locks then depart for the city of Munising to stay the night.



 Ride to Marquette, MI for Mass at 9am. Afterwards, listening to speakers until noon.

Direct Questions to Bob Ace Bagley 269-806-3883 

 Hotel Info: Event Code for all Hotels is “Knights on Bikes”. Credit Card is required to hold all rooms.

 All Reservations must be received by July 15th. Check in at 3pm. Check out at 11am on last day.

 Best Western

2209 University Park Dr.

Okemos, MI 48864

517 349 8700

Room with 2 Queens or King: $85+tax

Suites: $115 + tax

 Comfort Inn

2187 University Park Dr.

Okemos, MI 48864

517 347 6690

Room with 2 Queens or King: $85+tax

Holiday Inn Express

2350 Jolly Oak Rd.

Okemos, MI 48864

517 999 8700

Room with 2 Queens or King: $85+tax


Knights on Bikes Worldwide (KOBWW) is comprised of men who are verified members of the Knights of Columbus and who own and ride a motorcycle. Also welcome are brothers who are interested in riding though they may not currently have a bike. The group is open to KOFC brothers across the globe.See More

Outreach Statement

In the spirit of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road, Knights on Bikes lives and witness faith as Catholic Motorcyclist.

Mission Statement

Evangelization to the Catholic Community.

‘LEX ORANDI, LEX CREDENDI, LEX VIVENDI’(‘the way we pray shapes how we believe, and how we believe shapes how we live’)

January 2019 Michigan Columbian

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 01/16/2019 Under: All Articles (293 Hits)      

To view the recent Michigan Columbian News click on the logo below;

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Local Councils in Action

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 12/23/2018 Under: All Articles (114 Hits)      

To promote the activities of our local councils around the State, various council programs will be posted here.

Send your stories of worthy council programs along with pics to


Albert Doerr Council 7869 Remus

In early December members of Albert Doerr council distributed eighty coats to children of three elementary schools in the Remus area. One little Girl came in from the playground only wearing a hoodie sweatshirt that had a broken zipper and she appeared very cold. A teacher and one of our Knights fitted the girl with a new coat and she smiled. She did not thank the teacher nor the Knight but she crossed her arms and looked up and said; "Thank you Jesus"! It’s these small things we make possible which make our efforts worthwhile. Don Roarty, GK

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Christ the King Council #13360

Adoration 13360

To honor our Veterans on Saturday, November 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 in the morning, the Knights of Christ the King Council #13360 gathered at the Adoration Chapel at Christ the King in Ann Arbor.   This Veteran’s Day Weekend tradition started nearly 15 years ago and continues annually at the Knight’s regularly scheduled Adoration Hour.  All Knights present were able to intercede for our country’s military veterans, both living and dead, with a time of silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.      In addition, the Knights had an opportunity to pray the Rosary in memory of our Veterans.


Basilica of St. Adalbert Council 15213 Grand Rapids 

15213 C4K 11-17-18

Council 15213 in Grand Rapids held their Coats for Kids give away on Saturday November 17. Over 500 new coats were distributed to needy children.


Our Lady of Guadalupe Council 8425 Sand Lake

8425 Helping Hands

Bishop Allen J. Babcock Council 7341 Caledonia 7341 coats for kids

Bishop Allen J. Babcock Council 7341 at Holy Family Catholic Parish and the Holy Family Council of Catholic Women combined efforts with a drive to provide coats for those in need. Together over $1,300.00 was raised to purchase 48 coats from the Supreme Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program along with various sizes of gloves, boots and hats which will be distributed to the Caledonia, Middleville and Kentwood school children that are in need of winter clothing.


District 44 Kalamazoo

Last year Bob Smith, Knights of Columbus District Deputy for the Kalamazoo/Portage decided that he needed to do more to recognize our local Knights for their contributions to our Church and community. With that in mind he awarded the first District 44 Knight of the Year to Gene Roberts.  This year, he is adding District Family of the Year award as well as District Knight of the Year.

In 2012, Holy Family Health Care was founded by a group of physicians to provide dignity in health care for the poor and migrant families of Southwestern Michigan. Using the teachings of the Holy Church with a mission to care for body, mind and soul.  HFHC treated over 6,000 patients last year and served over 50,000 meals to the needy of South Western Michigan.  Further, in November of 2017 HFHC partnered with Caring Network, part of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Kalamazoo providing prenatal healthcare as well as ultrasound services for young mothers.   The family behind this organization is Deacon Dr. Don and Theresa Bouchard, founder of HFHC and our District 44 for 17-18 Family of the Year.  Congratulations!    

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Our recipient for District 44 Knight of the Year is no stranger when it comes to the Knights of Columbus.  At the age of 18 he joined the only council in Kalamazoo, Bishop Markevitch Council 1616 and has been a faithful Knight for 78 years, the longest seniority in the Michigan Jurisdiction. (I won’t tell you his age, but…do the math) As council member he participated in numerous council functions including his favorite, the MI Drive known as the Tootsie Roll Drive. This energetic Knight, though retired, has volunteered for the past 2 decades providing magazines and reading materials to the patients of Bronson Hospital gaining him the title of Magazine Man and our District 44 2017-2018 Knight of the Year is Bob Johnson. for 2017-2018.