Merry Christmas From The State Board 2014

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 12/16/2014 Under: All Articles      


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Keep Christ in Christmas

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 11/09/2014 Under: Community      

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KCIC Michigan will kick off the 2014 season with a challenge to every Council in Michigan. Let this be the year that the True message of Christmas is Preached and Heard by all. This First is a day of Honor to Christ. Second, a day for Family, and Third, an Opportunity to Share the Christmas Message. Knights are uniquely positioned to make this happen and you can Leverage your Community Influence to make a difference in a very Positive way. 1/ Find out who the contact person is for the Billboard company that serves your community. Meet with, and find out what their Public Relations program is all about. 2/ Arrange for a KCIC Billboard to be posted for the month of December displaying your Parish name and Council name. 3/ Order the KCIC Billboard poster stock from KCIC Michigan. 4/ Purchase a starter case of Keep Christ in Christmas Cards and sell them after Masses the 4 weeks before Christmas. Profits from the Card sales should come pretty close to paying for your Billboard, and you get to infuse the True message of Christmas into your Community.

Your Council will be mailed further information by mid-summer. Plan NOW to engage the Community with the REAL Christmas message, the one that keeps Christ as the focal point of Christmas. Use your influence as Knights of Columbus to stand against the secularization and the dumbing down of our Holy Christmas season. And remember: it is NOT a holiday, it is a Holy Day.

SK Ken Watterson
www.kcicmichigan.org
Bishop Albers Assembly 0496
517.881.0812


2015 Polar Plunges to Benefit Special Olympics of Michigan

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 11/05/2014 Under: Community      

Shown below is one of many regional Polar Plunges to benefit Special Olympics of Michigan. Come show your Knights Spirit by raising some money for a great cause and showing off your ability to swim in the winter! Please consider this event, or supporting others in your region. Check the SOMI website for other plunges throughout the State!

Vivat Jesus,

Paul Palka
State Director of Special Olympics
Address 40882 Hamilton Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Cell 586-980-7910
Home 586-446-9698

 2015 Polar Plunge   2015 Polar Plunges Pictures U of M

People poured ice water over their heads in the summer but here's the real challenge....jumping into icy water in winter for Special Olympics Michigan! 

When: February 15, 2015

We want to see you and your friends take the plungewith hundreds of others from the metro Detroit area all to benefit Special Olympics Michigan. 

What: It is a team or individual fundraising event where zany and courageous participants dress up in costume and prepare to plunge, ready tojump in and freeze their fur for a good cause. Funds can be raised by collecting pledges from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. 

Where: University of Michigan's Plunge is held in the Big House right on the 50 yard line.

This year's goal is $140,000 and we can't do this without YOU! 

Timeline: Registration begins at 11:30 am Plunging begins at 1:00 pm

Post-Plunge Party begins immediately after the PLUNGE! 

For more information and to register please visit: https://www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge/UofM

 


Red Bag Food Collection Program

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 10/14/2014 Under: Community      

Red Bag Food Program

  1. Mark on the handle "Return to Grand Knight".
  2. Take bag to all events and council meetings, be sure to publish/announce that you will be collecting food there.
  3. Weigh the bag and report donation amount om MI-20 each quarter.
  4. Place bag in the food collection basket/box at church.
  5. Return to line two and repeat as often as possible.

Good luck and thank you for feeding the hungry in your community!

Michael Wegener State Community Activities Director Sig


Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 11/22/2014 Under: All Articles      

The Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary is funded by the Knights of Columbus and named after its founder, Father Michael J. McGivney. This video focuses on the important work being done through the Chair of Life Ethics, and in particular by its chair holder, Dr. Janet Smith, to help ensure that future priests are being trained now and will have a good solid foundation in life ethics. 

Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics Video

Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics Video (Download)


42nd Annual March for Life

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 10/20/2014 Under: Right to Life      

42nd Annual March for Life
Washington, D. C.
Michigan State K of C Agenda

Departs: Council 788 in Lansing:  5:00 p.m., January 21, 2015
Departs:  St. Mary Church in Chelsea:  6:30 p.m., January 21, 2015
Arrive:  Basilica, Washington D.C.:  7:00 a.m. Mass, Jan 22, 2015
Meet:  March staging area:  11:30 a.m., January 22, 2015
After March:  Depart for Hampton Inn, Old Towne Alexandria, Va
Cost for Hampton Inn:  $109 per room plus tax for up to 4 people
Reservations:  Call Hampton Inn directly at 1-703-329-1400
Place on your credit card
Rooms under Michigan State Knights of Columbus
Depart: Hampton Inn:  8:00 a.m., January 23, 2015
Estimated Arrival:  Chelsea – 6:30 p.m.  Lansing – 8:00 p.m.
Cost of Bus:  $110.00 per person
Make check for bus payable to:
Michigan State Knights of Columbus

Mail to: Paul and Sue Thorn
  768 Lockmoore Ct.
  Rochester Hills, Mi 48307

Phone Inquiries:  248-852-1758 or 248-709-9761 

Email:  p.thorn@mikofc.org 

Deadline for Reservations:  December 15, 2014


2015 Raffle To Benefit Holy Cross Childrens Services

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 11/13/2014 Under: All Articles      

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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


St. Francis Camp on the Lake Wild Game Dinner 2015

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 11/12/2014 Under: All Articles      

St. Francis Camp WGD 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Doors open @6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m.

$45.00 in advance (until Jan. 9, 2015) $50.00 at the door

Tables of Ten $400 (until Jan. 9, 2015 $450 after)

Includes: Draft Beer-Cash Bar Available- 50/50’s – Silent Auction - Gun Raffle – Duck Shoot Contest

Dinner includes
Deep Fried Frog Legs,
Elk Sausage w/ peppers and onions,
Venison Stew, Turkey Wild Rice Stir Fry,
Pasta and Chili w/Venison and Buffalo
Red Skins, Vegetable and Cheese Cake
Coffee or Tea
                     Co-Chairmen
PGC, PGK, PFN Russ Kreinbring,
and President St. Francis Camp
SN, BK Russ Smith, Executive Director
Ken Unterbrink , K of C State Secretary
BK, SN, Camp Board Member
VSC, Eddie Smith, Camp Board Member

ST FRANCIS CAMP on the LAKE - GUN RAFFLE

1ST PRIZE - ULTI-MAG WATERFOUL 12 GA SHOT GUN W / FIBER OPTIC SIGHT
2ND PRIZE – OPTIMA MUZZLE LOADER 26” STAINLESS BARREL W / CASE & DEAD ON SCOPE
3RD PRIZE - PARDNER PUMP 12 GA SHOT GUN W / BLACK SYNTHETIC STOCK

TICKETS ARE - $5.00 EACH OR 5 TICKETS FOR $20.00

DRAWING AT THE DINNER ON JANUARY 16, 2015

NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN

License N0 C25801 www.saintfranciscamp.org

A SPECIAL THANKS TO: GANDER MOUNTAIN SPORTING GOODS FOR SUPPORTING THIS EVENT

For Ticket Information
Russ Kreinbring 586-292-4589 - Larry Grabowski 313-268-5001 - Gary DeCarlo 586-436-0121  

DeCarlos (01)

6015 E. 10 Mile Rd. Warren, MI (586) 759 - 6500

PLEASE - make checks payable to St. Francis Camp on the Lake 

DEDICATED TO ASSISTING THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED

St. Francis Camp on the Lake WGD 2015 Flyer