A Knights Bike Story

By: Ken Warzybok - Thu, Jun 29, 2023 8:10 AM

Posted For: Council #8500


At 7am on Tuesday, there was a knock at my door. A father-type and his son. They spoke very little English.  From what I could tell, they were from Afghanistan and lived in a small two-bedroom house with their six kids and no air conditioning. The reason for their visit was because the Pastor of their church had given them eight bicycles and were told to bring them to me.

 

So they unloaded the bikes, and when done, asked what I do with them. I explained the Knights Bikes program and they blessed me for doing it. All this time, his son had his eye on a black Schwinn. The dad pulled out some cash and asked how much for the bike; his son had a long way to school and needed a bicycle. I told him that they brought me eight bikes, so the least I could do was to give them one for his son.

 

As they loaded up the bike, I could see tears in his son’s eyes. He gave me a big hug and said thank you. Great how it all works out.

 

God bless you all!

-       Max Cornellier

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Since 2014, Father John W. Howard Council 8500 in Highland has sponsored Knight’s Bikes to provide bicycles to children and adults in need. The program repairs and refurbished unwanted bicycles and purchases new bicycles to provide them to others. The program distributes more than 125 bicycles each year.

Flag Retirement

By: Gary Merritt - Thu, Jun 22, 2023 10:47 AM

Posted For: District #


Escanaba Assembly #507 had a Flag Retirement Ceremony and dinner held at their June monthly meeting.

FN Harold Flagstadt

Assembly 3102 Vets Ice Cream Social

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Jun 18, 2023 10:27 AM

Posted For: Council #7487


Bishop Kevin M Britt Fourth Degree Assembly #3102 of Holy Redeemer Parish in Jenison held an Ice Cream Social on Saturday May 27th at the Grand Rapids Veterans home.

Ten members plus two wives helped serve over forty veterans as well as filled bowls of ice cream for vets in the closed wards.

It was a wonderful afternoon of service to our Veterans.

Paul KwiatkowskI

10724 Youth Appreciation Dinner

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Jun 12, 2023 10:22 AM

Posted For: Council #10724


The Au Lac Council 10724 in Anchorville (Ira Township) hosted an appreciation dinner on June 8th for their first six Youth of the Month Award winners and their families. Pastor Fr. Joe Esper and Grand Knight Jeff Wooten expressed their appreciation to the young people for their service to the parish and community.

Mark Kehoe 

Program Director

K of C Au Lac Council 10724

Au Lac Council 10724 Catholic Education Scholarship

By: Gary Merritt - Tue, Jun 6, 2023 10:04 AM

Posted For: Council #10724


Congratulations to Zofia Pukala and Bailey Jordan on winning the Au Lac Council #10724 Catholic Education Scholarship Essay Contest!

Their essays were on the topic of "Why A Catholic High School Education Is Important to me".

Each receive a $1000 scholarship to attend a Catholic high

school next year. We pray that Zofia and Bailey will have success in high school and beyond while continuing to live their Catholic faith.

Mark Kehoe 

Program Director

K of C Au Lac Council 10724

Bike Give A Way

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Jun 4, 2023 8:52 AM

Posted For: Council #8500


The weekend of May 27/28, the Knights bikes program of Council #8500 delivered 15 free bikes to Bishop Kenneth L Tate of The Body of Christ Church in Detroit. Bishop Kenneth Tate is an anchor in the community in many different ways, including a food drive he runs almost every Friday throughout the year. You can listen to Bishop Tate from Tuesday to Friday mornings on WMUZ FM, radio from 4 AM to 5 AM. We have supported Bishop Tate for many years, and plan on continuing to do so in the future. To God be the glory we have  given away 1192 bikes as of today!

If you know of anyone who needs a bike, or if you have a bike to donate, please let us know.

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