Michigan State Council Tiger Day 18

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/17/2018 Under: Council (113 Hits)      


The 2018 Knights of Columbus Tiger Day will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:10 PM against Central Division rivals the Chicago White Sox. 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. Please note that the start time is 6:10 pm.


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 $45.00 each and the Mezzanine Seats are $26.00 each. We currently have 105 box seats and 150 mezzanine seats for sale to our Brother Knights for this Saturday night game. Since there are no fireworks this year the ticket prices are less than in previous years.

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 with Tiger Day on the memo line.

What a great way to spend a warm August weekend evening with your Brother Knights and the 2018 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 SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 313-388-6912

Mark F. Gaworecki State Director of Special Projects & Athletics

A PDF order form can be downloaded from here.

Online Membership

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/16/2018 Under: All Articles (205 Hits)      

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 Men: Are You Ready to accept the Challenge?

Our communities need strong Catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend our values.

For over one hundred years, Knights of Columbus have done exactly that, standing up for the Church, serving the least among us, and strengthening our parishes and families.

Eligible Catholic men can now join the Knights of Columbus online in a simple, streamlined process.

As a member, you join a worldwide community of nearly two million men, including more than 65,000 in Michigan, who stand together.

Men have a duty to lead, protect, serve and defend. The world needs more committed, unified   Catholic men to answer the call. Will you answer?

You may view an information and question answering booklet about the program here.

An informational booklet concerning the Michigan activities is available here.

Visit www.kofc.org/joinus to learn more about the many benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus. For information about Michigan State Council activities, visit www.mikofc.org, and for K of C Supreme Council national and international activities, visit www.kofc.org.


For a complete discription og the Online program read this Supreme article here.

To view a great article on e-membership from Knightline 5-18 click here.


These directors and coordinators can provide additional information about E-membership:

  Doug Kokot, State E-Membership Director d.kokot@mikofc.org  616-891-6922

  Dennis Schneider, Young Adult Coordinator d.schneider@mikofc.org

  James Kraus, State Membership Director, j.kraus@mikofc.org

  William LeVeque, State Program Director, w.leveque@mikofc.org

  For further information about E-membership go to: www.kofc.org/joinus 

 A complete description of the Online Membership progam can be found on this link.

 To view a great article about E Membership in the Mich Catholic Click on the logo. Mich Catholic logo b 

Michigan Action Plan 2018-2019

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/09/2018 Under: All Articles (272 Hits)      

The State Officers along with State and Supreme Leadership personnel have developed the Action Plan for the new Fraternal Year 2018-2019. To view this booklet click on the logo;

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Key Take-Aways Dannie Harris

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/11/2018 Under: All Articles (317 Hits)      

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Our Worthy Supreme Membership and Program Consultant Dannie Harris has made his Key Take-Aways presentation from the recent Summer Leadership Conference available.

It may be found as PDF under Resources/Manuals and Documentation/Training Powerpoints and is linked here. 

Dannie is allowing it's use for training sessions or meetings.


Michigan State Council 2018 Diocesan Meeting Schedule

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/02/2018 Under: All Articles (472 Hits)      

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DETROIT - NORTH             

Tuesday, July 10th

Registration and Meal 6 p.m.,

Meeting Starts at 7 p.m.

St. Isadore Catholic Church

18201 23 Mile Rd. Macomb, 48042



Wednesday, July 11th

Registration and Meal 6 p.m.

Meeting Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Fatima.

913 Napoleon Rd, Mich. Ctr, 49254


Sunday, July 15th

Mass at the Cathedral at 9 a.m.

Registration & Lunch 10:30 a.m.

Meeting Starts at 11:00 a.m.

St. Mary Council Hall

2763 Wilkinson Rd,

Gaylord, MI 49735


Thursday, July 12th

Registration and Meal 6 p.m.

Meeting Starts at 7 p.m.

Fr. Robert Davey Council #8808,

1035 N River Rd, Saginaw 48609



Tuesday, July 17th

Registration and Meal 6 p.m.

Meeting Starts at 7 p.m.

St. Mary Parish Kalamazoo

939 Charlotte Ave.

Kalamazoo, Mi 49048


Friday July 13th

Registration and Meal 6 p.m.

Meeting Starts at 7:00 p.m.

St. Thomas Parish Hall, Council 640

1812 9th Ave. N., Escanaba, MI 49829



GRAND RAPIDS                  

Wednesday, July 18th

Registration and Meal 6 p.m.,

Meeting Starts at 7 p.m.

Holy Redeemer Parish

2700 Baldwin St

Jenison, MI 49428


Saturday, July 14th

Registration/breakfast at 9:00 a.m. 

Meeting to start at 10:00 a.m.   St. Gregory Parish Hall, lower level of church

212 W. Harrie St.,

Newberry, MI  49868


DETROIT – SOUTH             

Thursday, July 19th

Registration and Meal 6 p.m.

Meeting Starts at 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart Parish Hall

21599 Parke Lane

Grosse Ile, Mi. 48138

Council Officers Training Session 2018

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 06/04/2018 Under: Council (552 Hits)      


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Detroit Diocese

Wednesday June 27th – 6pm-9pm -

Jim Escott – 248-345-8523

Our Lady of Sorrows 23815 Power Rd,

Farmington MI 48336


Saturday August 11th – 8:30am-11:30am -

Mike Fontana – 248-224-5583

St. Isidore Catholic Church 18201 23 Mile Rd. Macomb, MI 48042


Monday July 9th – 6pm-9pm –

Larry Frontera – 586-306-3450

St. Jane Francis De Chantal, 38750 Ryan Rd.

Sterling Heights, MI 48310


Gaylord Diocese

Saturday June 30th – 8:30am-11:30am –

Ben Albosta – 989-786-2887

Grayling Council 1982, 708 Peninsular Ave, Grayling, MI 49738


Grand Rapids Diocese

Saturday June 23rd – 8:30am-11:30am –

Ken Skonecki 616-893-1641

St. Mary’s Church 15164 Juniper Dr.,

Marne, MI 49435

Kalamazoo Diocese

Saturday June 30th – 8:30am-11:30am –

Jeff Roberts – 219-861-3665

704 West Merchant, New Buffalo, MI 49117


Lansing Diocese

Tuesday June 26th – 6pm-9pm –

Bill Currie – 517-485-5886

St. Patrick’s 710 Rickett Road, Brighton, MI 48116

Saturday June 30th – 8:30am-11:30am – Mike Radelt – 810-599-9564

St. Patrick’s 710 Rickett Road, Brighton, MI 48116


Marquette Diocese

Tuesday June 26th – 6pm-9pm –

Mike Prokopowicz – 906-361-4625

1812 9th Ave N, Escanaba, MI 49829


Saginaw Diocese

Saturday June 30th – 8:30am-11:30am –

Ray Gehlmann – 989-903-5305

St. Agnes of Freeland, 300 Johnson St. 

Freeland, MI 48623



Michigan's 47th Ultrasound Machine

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/03/2018 Under: Culture of Life (262 Hits)      

Alpha Logo  Wednesday June 27th 2018 marked the dedication for the 47th Ultrasound Machine in Michigan. Fr. Aaron Ferris began the ceremony with an opening prayer & blessing the Ultrasound machine which took place at Alpha Family Center in Lowell.   Fr Aaron 

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In attendance, GK Tim Hess, FS Joe Sejat, incoming GK Matt VanderWerff and many of our Brother Knights from Msgr. Hugh Michael Beahan Council #7719, MI K of C State Deputy Ken Unterbrink, Pro Life Chair Couple Tim & Cindy Donovan, and Executive Director Christa Wetzel. Others in attendance and pictured are Alpha Board President Jayne Matthews & Vice President Pastor Jon Pickens, incoming District Deputy Patrick Smiggens, District Deputy's Garret Kelenske and Mike Terwilliger, and K of C Grand Rapids Diocesan Program Director Ken Skonecki.

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Executive Director Christa Wetzel communicated the importance of this Ultrasound Machine while thanking the Knights of Columbus for their generosity and commitment to Protecting the Unborn. Board President Jayne Matthews also thanked the Knights of Columbus for their overwhelming generosity that has and will continue to change the hearts and minds of those facing difficult decisions.

 Many thanks to all who participated and donated that may not be mentioned, please know that without all of you none of this would be possible.

Let us not forget Supreme Knights of Columbus for their matching funds program which has now crested over 925 machines Order wide.

Michigan Columbian July 2018

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/11/2018 Under: All Articles (359 Hits)      


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

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