Silver Rose visits Holy Redeemer Parish

By: MD 7487 - Wed, May 29, 2024 12:41 PM

Posted For: Council #7487

On Sunday, May 26, 2024 the Silver Rose made a visit to Holy Redeemer Parish in Jenison, MI. Bishop Fulton Sheen Council #7487 brought Silver Rose to Holy Redeemer Parish from the Knights of Columbus State Convention on Mackinac Island. The beautiful service was well attended and the Honor Guard was present.
The tradition of the Silver Rose originated in Monterrey, Mexico in 1960, when Brother Knights there came up with the idea to run a rose to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The rose was chosen to commemorate Juan Diego and the miracle of the roses. Over time, this tradition evolved into the Silver Rose, with eight roses now traveling different North American routes that include Canada, every U.S. state, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Mexico.
This tradition not only honors Our Lady of Guadalupe but also symbolizes the Unity of the Knights of Columbus and reaffirms our dedication to the sanctity of human life.
Michael Zomerlei
Council #7487

Au Lac Council 10724 Justin Mello Memorial Award

By: PD 10724 - Tue, May 21, 2024 5:55 PM

Posted For: Council #10724

Congratulations to Matthew Koles and Eryka Newcomb for being selected to receive the Justin Mello Memorial Award during the I.C. School sports banquet on May 20. The award is presented each year to an 8th grade boy and girl for their achievements in sports, academics and citizenship.
Justin Mello was a graduate of Immaculate Conception School who tragically lost his life in October, 2000 at the age of 16. Every year Au Lac Council 10724 presents the award in his memory. We hope that by honoring his memory it will also serve as a reminder to all parents of the preciousness of every child.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Matthew and Eryka for their outstanding achievements. Their dedication and hard work have truly set them apart.
Pictured L-R: Matthew Koles; GK Patrick A. Bohr; Eryka Newcomb

St Ann Council 13633 welcomes four new members

By: GK 13633 - Tue, May 21, 2024 6:37 AM

Posted For: Council #13633

St Ann Council #13633 in Augusta, MI recently held an Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity, proudly welcoming four new members to the Council!
Congratulations to new brothers Perry, Daniel, Mitchel, and David!
God bless you,
Lewis J Bartlett
Grand Knight, Council #13633
Bottom L-R
Perry Truitt, Daniel Clancy, Paul Wilga Mitchel Martin, David Gruss
Top L-R
Steve Molison, Dennis Geiger, Lewis Bartlett, Tom Clancy, Chad Thelen

Exemplification held at Council 6980 on May 19th

By: GK 6980 - Mon, May 20, 2024 12:34 PM

Posted For: Council #6980

St Catherine of Siena Council #6980, in the Kalamazoo Diocese/District 406, held an Exemplification Ceremony on Sunday, May 19th 2024 in the Trinity Chapel at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Portage.
Welcome to the two new Brother Knights - Jose Macias and Chad Kandow!
Pictured: Fr. Mark Vyverman - Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church; Council 6980 Degree Team Members Steve Borchert & Jeff Phelan; New Brother Knights Jose Macias & Chad Kandow; Council 6980 Degree Team Members Dan Kloosterman, Joe Comiskey & Frank Unger; and District Deputy 406 John Byrnes.
Nick Zafer, Grand Knight
St. Catherine of Siena Council 6980

May 19th Exemplification in Jenison brings in FIVE new Members

By: Martin Brown - Mon, May 20, 2024 7:46 AM

Posted For: Council #7487

On Sunday, May 19, 2024 Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Council #7487 hosted an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity at Holy Redeemer Parish in Jenison, MI.
A total of FIVE new Members completed their Exemplification. 4 for Council #7487 and 1 for St. Pius X Council #14598. Congratulations and welcome Doug, Stephen, Eric, Scott and Bradley!
Pictured from left to right.  
Sir Michael Zomerlei - Media/IT Director, Sir Tonino Michienzi - Deputy Grand Knight, Doug Calkins, Stephen Friedman, Eric London, Scott Peterman, Bradley Beimers, Sir Paul Kwiatkowski - Grand Knight, Sir Rich Olszewski - District Deputy 313, Sir Dwight Williams - Membership Director.

Grand Rapids Council of the Month for April 2024

By: Martin Brown - Thu, May 16, 2024 6:30 AM

Posted For: Council #15889

Congratulations to St John Paul II Council 15889 Cedar Springs for receiving Council of the Month of April in Grand Rapids Diocese.
Pictured is Grand Knight Bruce Shackett with SDRR Marty Brown


Council 15889 members and District Deputy Bryan Galloway.

Faith & Family First
Martin Brown
State Deputy Regional Representative


Grand Rapids Council of the Month for March 2024

By: Martin Brown - Mon, May 13, 2024 5:39 PM

Posted For: Council #7115

Congratulations to St. John Neumann Council 7115 Holland for receiving the Council of the Month for March in Grand Rapids. Great job, keep up the good work!
Grand Knight Bill Snowdin and SDRR Marty Brown.

Members of Council 7115 with Father Michael Burt and District Deputy Robert Wassick.


Martin Brown
State Deputy Regional Representative


Council 8500 donates a priceless Christmas in May gift to deserving couple

By: Ken Warzybok - Mon, May 13, 2024 1:43 PM

Posted For: Council #8500

On Saturday May 11th, Council #8500 Membership Director Gary Cornellier organized a heartwarming event called "Christmas in May." The deserving recipients of this event were Paul and Kay Young.  Kay has dutifully served as the parish secretary for the Church of the Holy Spirit in Highland for many years.


The main objective of the day was to tackle some tree maintenance tasks, which included cutting, heavy-duty brush hauling, and trimming.  These tasks had become too challenging for Paul, a skilled master gardener, to handle on his own.  Thanks to the collective efforts of many volunteers, the work was completed swiftly and efficiently.


Many hands make quick work!


The majority of the volunteers were Brother Knights from Fr. John Howard Knights of Columbus Council #8500 in Highland. A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who participated and supported this wonderful event.  Your dedication and generosity truly made a difference in the lives of Paul and Kay Young.




Gary Cornellier

Council #8500 Membership Director

Highland, MI

Monroe Council 1266 Awards 102 year old member as Knight of the Month

By: GK 1266 - Sun, May 12, 2024 8:09 PM

Posted For: Council #1266

Monroe Council #1266 proudly recognizes Brother Eugene Poupard as their Knight of the Month for May 2024. At 102 years young, Brother Eugene may very well be the oldest Knight in Michigan! He became a member of the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus on March 1, 1946, and later joined the 4th Degree Assembly #0488 on February 1, 1961.
(Brother Eugene is pictured here with Grand Knight Julian Rios)
(This is Brother Eugene when he was a Columbian Squire in 1939)
In addition to his impressive tenure with the Knights of Columbus, Brother Eugene holds the esteemed title of being the grandfather of Council #1266 Financial Secretary Michael Cochran's wife, Adriann.
Congratulations and thanks to Brother Eugene for his 78 years of dedication and commitment to the Knights of Columbus!
Julian Rios
Grand Knight
Monroe Council #1266

Blessed Solanus Casey Council and Assembly Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

By: Ken Warzybok - Sat, May 11, 2024 10:27 PM

Posted For: Council #3797

On May 11th, Blessed Solanus Casey Council #3797 commemorated its 70th Anniversary alongside the 65th Anniversary of Blessed Solanus Casey Assembly #0521 at St. Margaret of Scotland parish in St. Clair Shores.
The event was graced by the presence of numerous Past Grand Knights and Past Faithful Navigators of the council/assembly, as well as esteemed guests from neighboring councils and assemblies.
We were honored by a special visit from our Worthy State Treasurer, Charles McCuen III, and his wife, Pamela.
A great time was had by all!