40th Annual Right to Life Banquet

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/17/2018 Under: Culture of Life (264 Hits)      

Brother Knights, Ladies, & Families, we are creating this article so all of you are aware of the sacrifice that was made by many at the 40th Annual Right to Life Banquet held at Burton Manor in Livonia on Thursday evening April 5th.

Over 650 people were in attendance, including Archdiocesan Chaplain Fr. Paul Ballien, several Council Chaplains and Priests, Michigan State Council State Deputy Ken Unterbrink & wife Ellie, State Council board and their wives, Michigan Squires, Past State Deputies, State Representative Laura Cox, and representatives from Students for Life of Michigan. Barbara Listing and her husband Otto, Brian Cusack, and Dennis and Barbara Rotary rounded out the distinguished guests from Right to Life of Michigan. Our Emcee for the evening was Host of the Morning Light -WMUZ,103.5 FM Chris Stevenson.

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 Melissa Ohden Our guest speaker, Melissa Ohden provided an inspirational and moving testimony of how Faith and Trust in God can help anyone overcome the shadows and darkness of evil. Melissa concluded the evening by signing her most recent book,"You Carried Me" for all those interested in purchasing. Brian Cusack provided an Educational update along with some inspirational words of his own while conducting the Annual Appeal. This was the highest appeal total in over Twelve years that will help play an important part of our ongoing battle and War opposing abortion.

We hope all of you have the opportunity at some point to take part in The March For Life or any Pro-Life event in your local area that will benefit all of us in our combined efforts of Protecting the Sanctity of Human Life.

God bless!
Tim & Cindy Donovan
Pro Life Chair Couple 

46th Ultrasound Machine in Michigan

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 03/23/2018 Under: Culture of Life (415 Hits)      

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In attendance (from left to right) GK Joe Williams from St Maximilian Kolbe Council, GK Doug Cryderman from Sacred Heart Grosse Ile Council 13475, PGK Jim Pryce form St. John Neumann Council,Pro Life Chair Couple Tim & Cindy Donovan, Executive Director Nancy Kujawa, MI K of C State Deputy Ken Unterbrink, GK Sean Piedmonte from Monroe Council, and GK Michael Goodhart from Msgr Kern Council. Others in attendance and pictured with the State Deputy are Ken Unterbrink, District Deputy's Ken Dressel & George Honer, and K of C Detroit Archdiocese Program Director Jeff Dombrowski.

Sunday March 18th 2018 marked the dedication for the 46th Ultrasound Machine in Michigan. Fr. John Kiselica began the ceremony with an opening prayer & blessing the Ultrasound machine which took place at Pregnancy Services of Greater Lansing (MSU Campus Location).

Executive Director Nancy Kujawa communicated the importance of this Ultrasound Machine which is located at their Michigan State University location while thanking the Knights of Columbus for their generosity and commitment to Protecting the Unborn. Board President Jim Smiertka 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.

Councils, Assemblies contributing to the purchase this ultrasound 

Monroe #1266, Our Lady of Victory #5446, Sacred Heart Grosse Ile #13475, 

Msgr. Kern #8284, St Maximillian Kolbe #6549, Raisin River Assembly #488, 

Fr. John Kenna #11430, St John Neumann #16169, Notre Dame #3021, 

Msgr. Eppenbrock #3615, Riverview #13980, All Saints #4872, Divine Grace #15932, 

Bishop Foley #2660, Wyandotte #1802, Fr Victor Renaud #3292, 

Lady of Mt Carmel #8902, Fr Alfred Saylor #3774, Immaculate Conception #4513, St Joseph #7413 

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Let us not forget Supreme Knights of Columbus for their matching funds program which has now crested over 900 machines Order wide.