State Council Charity Raffle

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/25/2016 Under: All Articles (166 Hits)      

 Congratulations to Donald Amboyer of council 3257 winner of the 1st place price, the trip to Rome.

The 2nd place prize, the trip to Honolulu was won by Cynthia Hasenauer of council 7011.

The Carnival cruise which was the 3rd prize went to Mike Powers of council 13319.

And the Grand Traverse Resort vacation, the 4th place prize will be enjoyed by Mike Kennedy of council 13362.

May all winners enjoy their prizes.

The complete list of winners is here; 2016 Raffle winners list

Thanks to all for supporting this program!

           raffle logo 2-19-16                            Raffle tumbler

 


Recognition to PSD William J. Walsh

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/17/2016 Under: All Articles (202 Hits)      

Congratulations to PSD William J. Walsh who was recognized by the State Deputy Robert Fox as the inspiration of the Michigan Knights to host an annual Right to Life Dinner.

 The inscription on the plaque reads;

In grateful recognition of William J. Walsh PSD Who in 1979 championed the Michigan Knights of Columbus as the sponsor of the annual Michigan Right to Life Dinner.

Giving voice to the unborn.

 


Running of the Silver Rose 16

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/07/2016 Under: Church (191 Hits)      

The running of the Silver Rose is well under way. Please feel free to attend any of the scheduled events. A brief history of the Running of the Silver Rose is linked here; Silver Rose history.

March 29th Tues, Pick up Silver Rose, St. Benedict, Sarnia Ontario

April 2nd Sat, Exemplification Mich. District II, Our Lady of Fatima, Jackson

April 5th Tues, Council 13930, St. Michael/St. Damian, Pontiac, MI

April 9th, Sat, Our Lady of the Woods Shrine, Mio, MI

April 10th, Sun, Saint Peter Cathedral Marquette Diocese, Marquette, MI

April 11th, Mon, St. Peter Cathedral school Marquette, MI

April 12th, Tues, Council 9802, San Juan Bautista, Muskegon, MI

April 14th, Thurs, Right to Life of Michigan, Laurel Manor, Livonia

April 15th and 16th St. Mary’s Paw Paw, all weekend Masses

April 22nd Christ the King 7:30 PM & adoration chapel overnight, Ann Arbor

April 23rd, 9:30 Mass Christ the King, Ann Arbor Squires, bicycle carry rose 20 mis. to St. Mary of Chelsea, Chelsea arrive in Chelsea approx. 12 noon

April 23rd, Sat, St. Mary of Chelsea, Chelsea, MI 4:30 PM Mass

April 24th, Sun, St. Linus, Dearborn Hts. MI 11 AM Mass with adoration until 4 P

April 25th, Mon, St. Michael, Spanish Mass 6:30, Pontiac,

April 26th, Tues, St. Linus School, Dearborn Heights, MI

April 29th, Fri, Powers High School, Flint, MI

April 30th, Sat, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Clio, MI

May 1st, Sun, SS Charles & Helena, Clio, MI

May 3rd, Tues, AM St. Mary Elementary School, Mt. Morris, MI

May 3rd, Tues, Good Shepherd, 7 PM Montrose, MI

May 7th, Living Rosary, 10 AM St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, MI

May 7th, St Joseph the Worker 4 PM service, 5 PM Bi-lingual Mass, Wyoming

May 8th Sun, St. Mary’s Muskegon, 10:30 English Mass, 11:30 procession from park to church, 12:30 Spanish Mass

May 8th, Sun, Mother’s Day St. Bernard, Benton Harbor 5 PM Youth Mass

Hand off to Indiana Silver Rose Director

IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST IN HAVING THE SILVER ROSE ON THOSE DAYS NOT ALREADY LISTED PLEASE CALL VINCENT CABRAS, SILVER ROSE DIRECTOR MI, AT 269-447-8288

 


Traveling Icon Schedule

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/18/2016 Under: Church (183 Hits)      

The edited Traveling Icon Schedule is available at

Resources/District forms linked here.

An info letter from State Chruch Director Tom Schmidt is here; Icon info letter.

Also a copy of the Icon prayer booklet is available.

 

Any questions please call Tom 616-450-4440

 


Inaugural UP Youth Hockey Shoot

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/08/2016 Under: Youth (139 Hits)      

Saturday March 5 the Inaugural UP Youth Hockey Shoot out was held.  Youth from Marquette, Ishpeming, Gwinn, and Negaunee competed at the Negaunee ice arena. Eighteen youth competed in divisions of, Mites, 6 - 8 year olds, Squirt, 9 - 10 year olds, Pee Wee, 11 -12 years and Bantam 13-14 year olds.

Competitors shot from 15 foot or 25 foot line, similar to a penalty shot. Trophies were awarded to division winners and all participants received a KC logo hockey puck provided by the Knights of Columbus.

The volunteers from the Marquette Knights councils working the event along with the participants had a great time and all are looking forward to next year’s event.

Hockey groupHockey winners 16


Culture of Life

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/17/2016 Under: Culture of Life (136 Hits)      

As we approach 600 ultrasound units provided by the Knights of Columbus Order wide, view this video displaying the apprciation of the recipients here.

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Thanks Mom for Life 

Paul and Sue Thorn State Culture of Life Couple

As Catholics, Knights of Columbus have the responsibility to work for the common good of society. Catholics--and especially Knights—embrace their citizenship not merely as a duty and a privilege, but as an opportunity to participate in building the Culture of Life.

To provide for those in need, the Knights throughout the State of Michigan are being asked to host a “Thanks Mom for Life” Drive. The idea is for the Knights to work within their Councils and parishes to host a Diaper Drive for a local facility in their respective area. We are asking the Knights and their families to take the lead role in implementation of this this program at the parishes they serve on or around Mother’s Day weekend.

Tips to run the program may be found here:Thanks Mom directions.

 


2016 Special Olympics Summer Games

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/21/2016 Under: All Articles (172 Hits)      


Michigan State Council Tiger Day 2016

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/22/2016 Under: All Articles (174 Hits)      

DETROIT TIGERS VS. KANSAS CITY ROYALS

SAT, JULY 16, 16 – 7:05 PM

The 2016 Knights of Columbus Tiger Day will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7:05 PM against the World Champions Kansas City Royals. As it has been done over the past years all ticket requests must be sent to the State Director of Special Projects and Athletics, Mark Gaworecki. This year once again we have tickets in the baseline box seat area along the right field line and in the mezzanine area. The Lower Baseline Box Seats are $48.00 each and the Mezzanine Seats are $30.00 each. We currently have 200 box seats and 200 mezzanine seats for sale to our Brother Knights for this Saturday night game. This is considered a premium game so the cost of the tickets are above the normal day ticket prices. At this time there are fireworks scheduled for after the ballgame and it is J.D. Martinez Bobble-head Night as well, this is subject to change. The cost of the ticket is what the Knights pay for them from the Tigers.

All ticket requests must include payment in full. Orders,

which do not include payment, will not be processed.

Make all checks payable to the MICHIGAN STATE COUNCIL  Tiger Day on the memo line.

What a great way to spend a warm July weekend evening with your Brother Knights and the 2016 Detroit Tigers. So don’t delay and get your ticket requests in early. You don’t want to be left out. ALL TICKET REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FRI, JUNE 17, 16.

 Order ticket on this form:Tiger tics order form.

 If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me

 Mark F. Gaworecki – State Director of Special Projects & Athletics 313-388-6912.

                                                                                                         

 


Berkley/Detroit Ultrasound

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 03/30/2016 Under: Culture of Life (253 Hits)      

On March 9, 2016 St Mary of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council 13950 purchased and delivered an ultrasound machine for Care Net Pregnancy Center Berkley and Detroit. Father Stan Ullman was on hand to offer his blessing and support to the Knights.

Care Net Pregnancy Centers provide accurate & helpful information in a compassionate environment, to empower life-affirming choices that change lives. Thank you to all our Knights for all that they do.


Building the Domestic Church

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 02/20/2016 Under: Church (270 Hits)      

 

Strengthening Parishes: The Knights’ Service of Ministry

Through the Building the Domestic Church initiative, the Order is recommitted to strengthening the Catholic identity of our families and revitalizing parish life. The initiative’s first program, Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive, was designed to draw families closer to each other through meditation and family projects. The newest aspect of the initiative, Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening Our Parish, will further promote Catholic family life by encouraging councils to more fully integrate with the sacramental and social life of their parish. In this way, councils will continue the service of ministry to the Church that Father McGivney saw as central to the Order.

  With the hope of thus strengthening our members’ families, revitalizing our parishes and growing our Order, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson is now asking state deputies and state chaplains to offer a prayer to the Holy Family at every state convention held this fraternal year. The prayer will be made available to all families, with the hope that each and every family will join together on the first Sunday after Christmas to offer this prayer of consecration.

The supreme knight also asks that Knights attend Mass together with their fellow council members and families on June 19, which marks the celebration of Father’s Day in the United States. During this Mass, chaplains should invite Knights and their wives — along with all the married couples of the parish — to renew their marriage vows.

  Further information on the consecration to the Holy Family and the Father’s Day affirmation of wedding vows may be found in the February issue of Columbia. Should you have additional questions, please direct them to the Corporate Communications Department by emailing knightline@kofc.org or calling 203-752-4264. The Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive booklet (#10162) can be obtained by visiting knightsgear.com. You can also submit a Form 1 to the Supply Department. For additional ordering information, email supply@kofc.org or call 203-752-4214. The booklet is free, and only shipping charge apply. An online copy of this booklet and additional resources are available at www.kofc.org/familyfullyalive


McGivney Chair in Life Ethics Fund Drive

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 03/23/2016 Under: All Articles (258 Hits)      

 

Goal Barometer .90$1,250,000.00

 

We are close to 90% of the goal.

 

About $15,000 to go and we will reach the $1,250,000.00 before the end of June.

 

 Brothers:  Sacred Heart Major Seminary came to the Knights of Columbus Michigan Jurisdiction in 2004 challenging us to commit to a goal of $1,250,000.  The foundation would be named Fr. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics, in honor of our founder who whole heartily supported the dignity of LIFE.

    Today, I am proud to announce that we can meet our balance to the commitment by June 1st, 2016, providing each of us donates $1/month & or $12/year.  This includes all newly initiated members from the start of the 2015-2016 fraternal year.

    Send your check to your council Financial Secretary immediately.  Include the amount with your dues payment or via a separate check.  Input "Fr. McGivney Fund" in the memo line.

    Sacred Heart Major Seminary will extract the interest and dividends from the principal to support the Culture of Life Department chaired by Dr. Janet Smith.

    Seminarians, priest, deacons, and lay people will be instructed on the challenges of today’s culture of life issues facing our society such as abortion, stem cell research, euthanasia, contraception, natural family planning, same sex marriages, and many others.

    Upon completion of their education, these individuals will have a solid background in Catholic doctrine, a sound grasp of the science that underlies medical ethics, an understanding of the politics and social issues involved, and the tools to pass on the pro-life message to those they serve.

    Your support of the Fr. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics Foundation will ensure that future priests, deacons, and lay ministers at S.H.M.S. will be evangelists of life.

 Questions or flyers, please contact me.

 Fraternally,
John Rademacher State Director Fr. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics
517-749-6757 j.rademacher@mikofc.org


2016 Raffle To Benefit Holy Cross Childrens Services

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 03/07/2016 Under: All Articles (250 Hits)      

 

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CONTACT MARYBETH CHASSE
CELL: (517) 881-8875
EMAIL: M.CHASSE@MIKOFC.ORG

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2016 Council Officer Training

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 04/25/2016 Under: All Articles (204 Hits)      

Planning is well underway for Council Officer Training in dioceses across Michigan. The purpose of training is to better prepare current and future Knights of Columbus officers and directors for responsibilities in leadership positions. All council members are encouraged to attend. The Diocesan Program Directors have secured locations and dates for training along with qualified presenters. Classes are planned for Grand Knights, Financial Secretary, Program Directors, Membership Directors (includes instruction on implementing the retention process), Advocate, Treasurer / Trustee, and Warden/Guard positions. The Financial Secretary training format will be targeted to both new and advance use with time for questions and answers. In addition, the Grand Knight training will contain about a half hour of Member Management. The training materials, manuals and modules are included on the Michigan State Council website at www.mikofc.org available to all members.

The cost of the training is only $5 per attendee. The low cost should enable councils to send several members to training. Since scheduled training may conflict with council meeting and activity dates, members may attend training outside their diocese if it is more convenient. Councils should notify the appropriate Diocesan Program Director at least a week prior to training, although members may register the day of training. Advance notice of councils attending will help to plan for food, materials, etc. Councils may pre-register and send checks made out to the Michigan State Council to Diocesan Program Directors or pay when the members attend the training. The schedule for training in all dioceses is listed.

COUNCIL OFFICER TRAINING SCHEDULE 2016

DETROIT EAST – Dale Long, DPD (810) 887-1892 or Paul McClelland (810-488-5607
Host: Fr. John F. Farrell Council No. 7918
June 16, Thursday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 10828 Brandon Road, Emmett, 48022
Registration 6:00 p.m. / Light Meal 6:30 p.m. / Training begins at 7:00 p.m.

DETROIT EAST – Dale Long, DPD (810) 387-3846 and
Host: St. Hubert Council No. 11658
June 25, Saturday at St. Hubert Council No. 11658, 38755 Prentiss, Harrison Twp., 48045
Donuts, coffee and regisration 8:00 a.m. / Training begins at 9:00 a.m.

DETROIT CENTRAL – Paul Palka, DPD cell (586) 980-7910, home (586) 446-9698
Host: St. Lawrence Council No. 2950
June 16, Thursday at St. Lawrence School, 44425 Utica Rd. Utica, MI 48317
Registration 6:00 p.m. / Light Meal 6:30 p.m. / Training begins at 7:00 p.m.

DETROIT CENTRAL – Paul Palka, DPD cell (586) 980-7910, home (586) 446-9698
Host: St. Lawrence Council No. 2950
June 18, Saturday at St. Lawrence School, 44425 Utica Rd. Utica, MI 48317
Registration 8:00 a.m. / Light Meal 8:30 p.m. / Training begins at 9:00 a.m.

DETROIT CENTRAL / WEST - Larry Stopczynski, DPD home (248) 685-8237 / cell (248) 514-0323 / Felice Lalli, DD cell (313) 779-4976, home (313) 388-6606
Host: St. Stanislaus Kostka Council No. 13607
June 11, Saturday at Our Lady of the Scapular Parish (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School), 976 Pope John Paul II Ave., Wyandotte, MI 48192
Donuts, coffee and registration 8:00 a.m.  / Training begins at 9:00 a.m.

DETROIT WEST - Larry Stopczynski, DPD home (248) 685-8237 / cell (248) 514-0323 /
Hans Hansen, DD cell (734) 765-6767
Host: Msgr. Clement H. Kern Council No. 8284
June 25, Saturday at St. Thomas a'Becket Parish, 555 S. Lilley Rd, Canton, MI 48188
Donuts, coffee and registration 8:00 a.m.  / Training begins at 9:00 a.m.

GAYLORD – Horst Lehrer, DPD (231) 824-6163
Host: Fr. John J. Reiss Council No. 1982
June 11, Saturday, at St. Mary's Parish, 707 Spruce Street, Grayling, 49738
Donuts, coffee and registration 9:00 a.m. / Training begins at 10:00 a.m.

GRAND RAPIDS – Ken Skonecki, DPD home (616) 698-0380 / cell (616) 893-1641
Host: Bishop Kevin Britt Council No. 8117
June 7, Tuesday at St. Robert Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Dr., Ada, 49301 (Use entrance G at the north side of the building)
Lite Dinner and Registration 6:30 p.m. / Training begins at 7:00 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS -  Ken Skonecki, DPD home (616) 698-0380 / cell (616) 893-1641
Host:  Bishop Kevin Britt Council No.
June 18, Saturday at 6390 Belmont Ave. NE, Belmont, MI 49306
Donuts, Coffee and Registration 8:30 a.m. / Training begins at 9:00 a.m.

KALAMAZOO – Lou Scohy, DPD (269) 816-2397
Host: St. Joseph Guardian of Mary Council No. 13749
June 15, Wednesday at St. Joseph Parish, 702 East Chicago Rd., White Pigeon, MI 49099
Lite Dinner and Registration 6:00 p.m. / Training begins at 7:00 p.m.

KALAMAZOO – Lou Scohy, DPD (269) 816-2397
Host: St. Catherine of Siena Council No. 6980
June 18, Saturday, at St. Catherine Parish, 1150 W. Centre Ave., Portage, MI 49024
Donuts, Coffee and Registration 8:00 a.m. / Training begins at 9:00 a.m.

LANSING – Bob Moore, DPD (810) 227-5556 and Dale Schaedig, DPD (734) 426-3610
Host: Fr. John R. Day Council No. 2659
June 22, Wednesday at St. Joseph School, 425 E. Washington St., Howell, 48843
Light dinner and registration 6:30 p.m. / Training begins at 7:00 p.m.

LANSING – Bob Moore, DPD (810) 227-5556 and Dale Schaedig, DPD (734) 426-3610
Host: Fr. John R. Day Council No. 2659
June 25, Saturday at St. Joseph School, 425 E. Washington St., Howell, 48843
Donuts, coffee and registration 9:30 a.m. / Training begins at 10 a.m.

SAGINAW – Mark Hebert, DPD (989) 450-8065
Host: Fr. Peter Robertson Council No.7582
June 11, Saturday at St. Agnes Parish, 335 Johnson St., Freeland, 48623
Donuts, Coffee and Registration 9:00 a.m. / Training begins at 10 a.m.

MARQUETTE – David Guenther, DPD (906) 475-4018 and Vern Miron, RTD (906) 201-35232328
Supreme Council consultant Dannie Harris has provided council officer training in May.


April Columbian Available Online

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 04/04/2016 Under: All Articles (220 Hits)      

The January issue of the Michigan Columbian is made available for viewing in two formats below. A Flipbook version that needs no plugin to read or a PDF version that needs a plugin. We suggest using Foxit PDF reader over Adobe reader.

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