Council 2659 brings in six new members on Super Bowl Sunday

By: Timothy J. Donovan - Thu, Feb 15, 2024 3:03 PM

Posted For: Council #2659

On Sunday, February 11th, Father John R. Day Council 2659 in Howell welcomed SIX new Brother Knights. The exemplification took place at St. Joseph Parish immediately following the 8:15 am Mass.

May this mark the beginning of a fulfilling journey for our new Brother Knights and their commitment to Faith, Charity, Unity, and Fraternalism.
Tim Donovan
Grand Knight, Council 2659


Grand Rapids 2024 Diocesan Spelling Bee Finals

By: Randy Kinsey - Wed, Feb 14, 2024 11:27 AM

Posted For: Council #2199

Grand Rapids Diocesan Spelling Bee Finals were held on February 10th at St Gregory's in Hart.

It started with lunch provided by Council 2199 and proceded with nine competitors "spelling it out" for the opportunity to go to the State Championship!


And the winners are...

LEVEL I - Levi Gage and 1st runner up Avonlea Johnson

LEVEL II - Robert Southey and 1st runner up Brycen Brown


Vivat Jesus!

Randy Kinsey

Grand Rapids Diocesan Program Director/North

Council 3860 Feeds the Senior Priests

By: Richard Shelt - Wed, Feb 14, 2024 9:15 AM

Posted For: Council #3860

Father Patrick O'Kelley Council 3860 in Dearborn recently hosted a wonderful "Feeding Senior Priests" dinner. This remarkable gathering took place at the Senior Clergy Village in Livonia.
Council 3860 members graciously host this event several times throughout the year.
Fraternally and Vivat Jesus

Richard Shelt
State Membership Director


Monroe Council 1266 welcomes six new Brother Knights

By: GK 1266 - Fri, Feb 9, 2024 6:56 AM

Posted For: Council #1266

On Wednesday February 07, 2024 Monroe Council 1266 had an exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. We welcomed 6 new brothers into the council. They are Thomas Jay, Robert Oetjens, Todd Sachs, Thomas Boggs, Garret Diehl, and Gregory Scott Ferrier, Jr. Some of their families were in attendance to witness the ceremony.
Also in the picture are Wardens, DD Ernie Renaud, and Jim Christensen. Council Exemplification team, DGK Dr. Jeff Couturier, Dennis Miller, Bob Morley, GK Julian Rios, and David Heilman.
Vivat Jesus,
Julian Rios
Grand Knight: Council #1266


Fenton Council Welcomes 18 New Members

By: GK 7418 - Tue, Feb 6, 2024 6:19 AM

Posted For: Council #7418

The State Traveling Team was in Fenton on February 4th at Council #7418 where 18 men went through the exemplification!
Welcome to our newest Brother Knights!
Craig Hering
Grand Knight/Fenton Council #7418


2024 Free Throw Challenge at St Joseph

By: District Deputy 113 - Wed, Jan 31, 2024 6:50 AM

Posted For: Council #4764

Father Thomas R. Carey Council #4764 hosted their annual youth Free-Throw Challenge at the St. Joseph Parish School gym in Lake Orion on Sunday afternoon, January 28th.
This exciting event was widely advertised in the church bulletin, and even the Pastor-Moderator, Fr. Jim Kean, joined in on the fun! A big shout-out to Brother Jim Yoder and his team of 8 dedicated council volunteers. Fr. Thomas R. Carey Council #4764 not only serves St. Joseph's but also Christ the Redeemer parish, both located in Lake Orion.
This year, there were a total of 13 participants, including 10 boys and 3 girls. Interestingly, four of the entrants came from the same family! Several of our talented participants have advanced to the AOD East Regional Contest, which will take place at the prestigious Everest Academy and High School in Clarkston, MI on March 2, 2024.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Vivat Jesus!


Council 4141 receives Star Council Award

By: James Highfield - Tue, Jan 30, 2024 11:27 AM

Posted For: Council #4141

At the January meeting of Pope Paul VI Council 4141 in Three Rivers, the Star Council award was presented to PGK John Stedman by SDRR Jim Highfield of the Kalamazoo Diocese.
Pictured left to right is GK Mark Voege, PGK John Stedman, SDRR Jim Highfield, and DD Chad Thelen.
Council Membership Director Jim Highfield reported that the council achieved 140% of their membership goal which enabled FDD Karl Kerchief to receive the coveted Star District Award.


Lansing Diocesan Spelling Bee 2024

By: Richard Perry - Mon, Jan 29, 2024 6:27 AM

Posted For: Council #587

The Lansing Diocesan Spelling Bee was held January 27, 2024 at Ann Arbor St Thomas School. Thanks to Council 587 for hosting the event and their Grand Knight Paul Schultz for being the moderator.
The level one winners were Sonya Wilson from Fenton Council 7184 and Sebastian Jeyeral from council 587. The level two winners were John Boike and Andrew Fenton. Both from the Fenton Council.
Congratulations to the winners and we wish them success at the State Bee!
Rick Perry
Lansing Diocesan Program Director North


Council 3292 in Plymouth hosts multi-council Exemplification

By: District Deputy 114 - Fri, Jan 26, 2024 1:55 PM

Posted For: Council #3292

On January 25th, four men completed the exemplification at Council 3292, in Plymouth. Three were previously online members and the fourth joined online at the exemplification.
Pictured are the new members from Councils, 3292(2), 3959, and 16169. Also, in the photo are DD Dan Timmerman, GK Mike Driscoll 3292, GK Chuck Lang 16169, GK Chris Greco 3959, MD Kevin McGovern3292, and MD Larry Redman 16169.
Congratulations to the new members!


Vivat Jesus,
Dan Timmerman - District Deputy #114