9 Days for Life Novena

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Jan 16, 2022 5:29 PM

Join us to pray for Life! The protection of life is a sustained prayer intention for nine days of the Catholic Church and of the Knights of Columbus. This Novena for Life is meant to bring Knights of Columbus and parish families together in a spiritual battle to lead their communities through public and private acts of prayer, to ensure a culture of Life. 


Ed Strach State Life Director

View and download full novena:

Each of the 9 Days prayers & reflections in  PDF HERE


 Respect Life

Fun for Life at the Grand Rapids Diocesan Meeting

By: Ed Strach - Fri, Jan 14, 2022 10:09 AM

A special auction took place before the Grand Rapids Diocesan Meeting on Wednesday January 13, 2022.

With many bids for a baby birth gift box, two, containing a “Created in the Image of God” baby blankets and a DEFEND LIFE FLAG, Worthy District Deputy, Patrick Smiggen along with Grand Knight Steven Vanderlean of Bishop Kevin Britt Council #8117 in Ada won the basket with the highest bid.

The council will contribute of $300 to Insight Pregnancy Center in Fremont.

Convention Raffle Items

By: Charles E. McCuen - Thu, Jan 13, 2022 12:20 PM

Please Donate to the Ladies Charities Raffle to Benefit

Holy Cross Services

Volunteers will be needed to help with ticket sales,

set up and pack-up. Ladies, please use the donation

form and return before April 15th.

Please contact the State Advocate’s Wife:

Pamela McCuen

23249 Deziel, St. Clair Shores MI 48082

e-mail: p.mccuen@mikofc.org

Cell: 313 641-1045

Access the donation sheet HERE.

D.C. March for Life Bus Trips

By: Ed Strach - Sat, Jan 1, 2022 11:10 AM

Link Click Here:  SoHLS - Right to Life of Michigan (rtl.org) 

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration following the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and rapidly grew to be the largest prolife event in the world. Help make the 2022 March for Life on January 21 the best attended yet. March side-by-side with the hundreds of thousands of Americans taking a stand for the most vulnerable members of our human family. Join Michigan prolife groups on a bus trip to Washington, D.C. Bring your youth, your youthful enthusiasm and your passion for life.

Groups outside of Michigan: please check with your state Right to Life office for information on March for Life trips planned in your state.

Grand Rapids Right to Life
Grand Rapids Right to Life’s bus trip has multiple options; attendees are able to design a trip that fits their schedule regarding length of trip, day or night travel, as well as choice of hotel. Trips start at $210 per person. For complete information visit grrtl.org/march or contact Betty at (616)516-0082 or at elizabethbesteman@yahoo.com.

Metro Detroit Right to Life affiliates
Upper Downriver, Southern Downriver, and Central Wayne Count Right to Life affiliates are hosting a joint red-eye bus trip. The trip departs from Trenton at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, and returns on Saturday, January 22, at 6 a.m. The trip cost is $130 for adults and $65 for young adults: full payment is due on December 31. For reservations and questions please contact Joe Connors at (734) 735-8001, or joe@jgc-solutions.com.

Sanilac County Right to Life & St. Clair County Right to Life
Sanilac County and St. Clair County Right to Life’s joint bus trip is leaving from Emmet at 6 a.m. on Thursday, January 20. Their trip departs Washington, D.C., at 6 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, and will arrive back at Emmet at 6 p.m. Rates run from $195 per person to $425 per person depending on the number of occupants desired in your hotel room. For information or reservations please visit their website at rtlsc.com or call Patty Haupt at (989) 280-6148 or Mary Beth Ingram at (810) 531-4746

2022 State Tribute Banquet

By: Lawrence Grabowski - Sat, Jan 1, 2022 11:00 AM


Details are as follows:

Date:               Saturday, February 26, 2022

Place:             Zuccaro’s  Banquets & Catering

                        46601 Gratiot Ave.

                        Chesterfield Twp., Michigan 48051

Social Hour:  Starts at 6pm

Dinner:           Dinner at 7:00pm with Program to follow

Donation:      $30.00 per person

This year there will be no Mass prior to the Banquet. Our State Chaplain encourages your Mass participation at your home parish in line with our initiative to support our parishes with our attendance and involvement.

We hope to see as many Councils as possible represented at this event. Grand Knights, invite your Council Membership Director and his wife. In addition I encourage all the Grand Knights to invite their Council Chaplains as well.

Quick Start Awards and State Chaplain/State Deputy Tribute Awards will be presented to those Councils that have qualified and are in attendance.


Lawrence T. Grabowski                             

Executive Secretary

Mail to: Michigan State Council Office, 6025 Wall Street,  Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312.

80th Annual Michigan State Bowling Tournament

By: Gary Merritt - Sat, Jan 1, 2022 10:05 AM

Michigan State Bowling Association


The upcoming State Bowling Tournament and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2022 again.  This tournament will be co-hosted by Bishop Murphy Council #3257 (Warren, MI) and Knights on Bikes. The tournament will begin with an opening ceremonies officers tournament (teams do not need to be all council officers) and continue into the open division.  The bowling center recently discovered a scheduling conflict and the REVISED DATES are; Saturday February 12th, 2022 to Sunday March 13th, 2022 at Astro Lanes in Madison Heights, MI.

Participation is open to all members in good standing who belong to a council in the Michigan Jurisdiction.  This is a fun, fraternal competition and great way to meet fellow K of C members from around Michigan!

For tournament flyers, applications and information at:  https://www.michigankofcathletics.com

 Karl J. Zawalski

Bowling Association Secretary