2015 Raffle To Benefit Holy Cross Childrens Services

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 02/04/2015 Under: All Articles (406 Hits)      

Grand Hotel (The Big Three)

Please consider donating to the 2015 Raffle for Holy Cross Children Services on Mackinac Island. With your continued support we are able to supply much needed funds for those women and children in need. Donations as well as volunteers are needed to make this year's raffle a success.

Please follow the link to both Raffle Donation Form and Volunteer Information.

Thank you,
Marybeth Chasse

State Charities Raffle Winners

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/14/2015 Under: All Articles (37 Hits)      




Supreme Cash Incentive

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 03/12/2015 Under: All Articles (247 Hits)      

You may read the promotional letter from Supreme here: 4.50 INCENTIVE

Reach For The Ring

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 02/12/2015 Under: All Articles (282 Hits)      

We know most Knights don’t do the work of the order for recognition.  They do it because of their desire to contribute to an organization that exemplifies the beliefs and values that are important to them.  That being said, it is important for an organization to acknowledge the efforts of its membership.  Our program is titled:
“Reach for the Ring”.  This is how it works:

  • For your first new member, you will receive a certificate acknowledging your efforts.
  • For your second new member, you will receive a Knights of Columbus portfolio.

  • For your third new member, you will receive a certificate acknowledging your efforts.

  • For your fourth new member, you will receive a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

  • For your fifth new member, you will receive a certificate acknowledging your efforts.

  • For your sixth new member, you will receive a Knights of Columbus ring

 Recruitment award

 Remember “One Member per Council per Month”

 Vivat Jesus,

 Douglas D. Kokot

 State  Membership Director

R.S.V.P. & Vocations

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 03/19/2015 Under: Church (46 Hits)      


Through the Knights of Columbus Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP), councils, assemblies and Squires circles “adopt” one or more seminarians or postulants and provide them with financial assistance and moral support.

RSVP money is used by seminarians and those in religious formation for tuition and books, car insurance and maintenance, travel during vacations, emergency expenditures and other living expenses.

Knights provide more than financial support, though. Members write letters to students, sponsor dinners for them, invite them to join the Order and, most importantly, pray for vocations.

Since 1981, the Order has provided more than $52.9 million in aid through RSVP, helping more than 85,900 men and women follow their vocations.

Qualifying councils and assemblies receive a $100 refund for every $500 donated, up to a limit of $2,000 donated per individual, while the refund for Squires is $20 for every $100 donated.

Again this year your council’s participation in the RSVP program will qualify as a Featured Program and will fulfill your councils Church obligation on the SP-7 Columbian Award.

For information to contribute to this program contact; 

Vocations Director Cliff Wasmund 734-634-7989 - c.wasmund@mikofc.org.

Please go to the link wasmund news to view the State Vocations Director Cliff Wasmund’s recent newsletter.

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Building The Domestic Church

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/14/2015 Under: Family (188 Hits)      

Understanding the nature of self-giving love that we are called to in all our relationships can be difficult, especially for teenagers and young adults just coming to terms with this part of their lives. Romantic love — such as a teen’s first crush — shows love in an emotional stage. It can be fleeting and fickle, but it can also evolve into the more important element of love in friendship. In this latter stage, each person wants the best for the other and for themselves in the hope of becoming unified. With this should come the understanding of just how important abstinence is for relationships outside of marriage. The move from “I” to “we” in a relationship is often the final step to betrothed love or marriage. This self-surrender and personal commitment is the basis for married love and the start of the family. Helping others to navigate and come to understand these deep emotions can be one of the greatest challenges and rewards a family can face.

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