Council 10006 Scholarships

By: District Deputy 517 - Mon, May 29, 2023 1:02 PM

Posted For: Council #10006

St. Martha Council #10006 distributed $6,000.00 in scholarships to deserving high school graduates during the annual Baccalaureate Mass at St. Martha Church in Okemos. 

Left to right in the photo are Zachary Sieloff (winner of the Council 10006 Scholarship), Grand Knight Dante Ianni, Leah VanBuskirk (winner of the Lenny Govoni Scholarship) and Sam Matias (winner of the Bobby Wood Scholarship).

10724 Youth Award

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, May 24, 2023 9:01 AM

Posted For: Council #10724

Grand Knight Council 10724 Jeff Wooten presented the 2023 Justin Mello Memorial Award to Bridget Brandt and Hudson Williams during the Immaculate Conception School Sports Awards Banquet this evening. The award is named after a former I.C. student and is presented to two 8 eighth grade students for their achievements in athletics, citizenship, conduct and academics.

Congratulations to Bridget and Hudson!

Mark Kehoe 

Program Director

K of C Au Lac Council 10724

Council 10724 Making Life Easier

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, May 19, 2023 4:24 PM

Posted For: Council #10724

Our Knights of Columbus Au Lac Council #10724 does a lot of great programs and activities throughout the year, but the best ones are those that help make life better for people in need.

This week several members worked for two days to rebuild a deck for a wheelchair bound person so he could enjoy being outdoors at his home. Thank you to those brother Knights for demonstrating what being a Knight is all about.

Mark Kehoe 

Program Director

K of C Au Lac Council #10724

Council 7233 Special Ed Donation

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, May 15, 2023 9:01 AM

Posted For: Council #7233

Fr. Norman Van Poppelen Council #7233 of Birch Run - Frankenmuth presents a donation of $1,722 from their MI Drive to Sister Elaine and Marsha Reinig Caylor of SPRED Saginaw.

SPRED stands for Special Religious Education.

Council 10724 May Youth of the Month

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, May 14, 2023 8:33 AM

Posted For: Council #10724

Congratulations to Jalloul Montacer who is our Council’s Youth of the Month for May, 2023! Jalloul is the son of Jalloul and Bonnie Montacer and a 7th grade student at Immaculate Conception School in Ira Township. He is an altar server and a member of the school Mass choir. He has worked with the Loving Hands altar care group during the summer months and helped with our parish fish fries during Lent.

We thank Jalloul for his service to our parish!

Mark Kehoe 


Program Director Council 10724


Kentucky Derby Watch Party

By: District Deputy 406 - Mon, May 8, 2023 1:30 PM

Posted For: Council #6980

On Saturday May 6 St. Catherine of Siena Council #6980 celebrates the 2023 Kentucky Derby with a watch party, dinner, dancing, silent auction and games. 

75 attendees had a great time.  A bigger event is planned for next year.


 John Byrmes District Deputy 106

Knights lead Kalamazoo Cemetaries Cleanup

By: District Deputy 406 - Mon, May 8, 2023 12:22 PM

Posted For: District #

On  Friday and Saturday April 21-22.  Bishop Alfred J. Markiewicz Council #1616, GK Dan Barrett, led the effort to clean up two Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Kalamazoo

Major contributions from Council #1616 members with the help of Knights from St. Catherine of Siena Council #6980, St. Augustine Cathedral Council #15439, St. Monica-Fr. Adolph Nadrach Council #12998 and the 50 members of the senior class of Hackett Catholic Prep High School, got the job done.

Picture is a group of Knights taking a deserved break.

John Byrmes District Deputy 406

8500 Home Repairs

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, May 3, 2023 9:15 AM

Posted For: Council #8500

Fellow Parishioners of Holy Spirit Parish in Highland, Tom and Laura Abraham needed some home repairs. They allowed several of our Knights to come over and help out. The Holy Spirit truly showed up and many important tasks were taken care of by a very energetic crew.

I would like to thank Knights of Columbus Father John Howard Council #8500 members, Dave Sisson, Ken Glover, Christopher Porter, Tom Abraham, Maxwell Cornellier and a solid, thank you to Payment Pounders LLC, owner, Ryan Kresge, and his nine-year-old son Bryce, who donated all the materials and labor to safely correct the front porch situation. I certainly know Bryce out-worked me but more importantly his energetic, smiling face was welcomed by Tom and Laura. Last, but not least Laura Abraham, who was the supervisor and Denise Godin, who kept everybody in line. It was like Christmas in April!

If I have forgotten anyone. I’m getting a little old and I apologize.

Gary Cornellier Fr. John Howard Council #8500 Highland, Michigan

7487 Donation to Disabled Vets Program

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, May 3, 2023 8:57 AM

Posted For: Council #7487

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Council #7487 held their council’s annual Wild Game Dinner fund raising event on Saturday evening February 4, 2023. The donation to the Hunt Club, as well as other charities, is made possible with the proceeds from the event.

Left to right Mike Mazure, PGK and Chairman of the Wild Game Dinner ,Jerry owner of Ruby Creek Tavern and Founder of Ruby Creek  Disabled Veterans Hunt Club, Paul Carbone PGK and Co-chair of the Wild Game Dinner.

The donation was for over $7,400.00 and will provide funding for Veterans using the facility.


The Hunt Club sponsors safe and escorted hunting experiences for Disabled Veterans. Trap and Skeet shooting is also available to the Vets.

Grand Knight

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Council #7487

Paul M. Kwiatkowski 


Holy Redeemer Parish

Assembly 507 First Communion Honor Guard

By: District Deputy 605 - Tue, May 2, 2023 3:52 PM

Posted For: District #

First Holy Communion Mass held on Sunday April 30, 2023 at All Saints Church in Gladstone, Michigan.

Escanaba Assembly #507 provided an Honor Guard for the Mass.


Harold Flagstadt

DD #605

FN Assembly #507