Good Friday Family Program Promotion

By: Garret Kelenske - Tue, Apr 4, 2023 7:40 PM

  My Brother Knights and Families, Good Friday is fast approaching and the as Knights of Columbus we have an opportunity to help fill the seats at services. The Good Friday Family Promotion Program is a great way to help get this done.  Ask Father if your Council can promote Good Friday services by downloading the poster located on the Supreme website. Most churches will already be promoting this in the bulletin, but here are a couple of ideas. If you have a Council newsletter put it in there, maybe ask a few of the Christian businesses in your area to place the poster in a prominent place. Many Christians also observe Good Friday, and this may be a way to evangelize. Perhaps your Council has access to Catholic Radio, perhaps a newspaper ad or billboard.

The program is simple but from a spiritual point of view there is so much more that we can do to enrich our Lenten journey.   Good Friday is the day on which Catholics commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Catholics are joined by almost all other Christians in solemn commemoration on this day. The events of Good Friday are commemorated in the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross are commonly recited on Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent. Another devotional, the Acts of Reparation, may also be prayed. Here is a great way to get involved in your Parish, ask Father if your Council can lead Stations during Lent. Perhaps if you are able, you can help with the meal that usually accompanies Stations.

   In the seventh century, the Church in Rome adopted the practice of Adoration of the Cross from the Church in Jerusalem, where a fragment of wood believed to be the Lord's cross had been venerated every year on Good Friday since the fourth century. According to tradition, a part of the Holy Cross was discovered by the mother of the emperor Constantine, St. Helen, on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 326. A fifth century account describes this service in Jerusalem. A coffer of gold-plated silver containing the wood of the cross was brought forward. The bishop placed the relic on the a table in the chapel of the Crucifixion and the faithful approached it, touching brow and eyes and lips to the wood as the priest said (as every priest has done ever since): 'Behold, the Wood of the Cross.'


   We are so fortunate to have such a rich history and tradition in the church. Here is another opportunity to help promote our faith. Teach children and grandchildren about the sign of the cross.  It is a visible sign of one's belief in Christ and of one's hope in the redemption which flows from His Cross. By making this sign both in public and in private we affirm our faith in Christ crucified and ask for His blessing and protection. It is also a gesture of reverence to the Blessed Sacrament. Please get involved and use this as a chance to contact the homebound, ask if they need a ride to services and set up a car pool. Invite someone you have not seen at church lately, sometimes it is just a matter of inviting them to get them involved again.

Your Brother in Christ

Garret A. Kelenske State Family Director 

St. Louis Center Open House

By: Gary Merritt - Sat, Apr 1, 2023 10:48 AM

Thank you so much for your willingness to help us spread the word about this free event for some of our top supporters in the Michigan Knights of Columbus. We hope to pack the house with many Knights and their families, especially those who have never visited us here on campus.

In Christ, Kelly Flaherty

Special Projects Assistant St. Louis Center/Servants of Charity

State Charity Raffle Update 3-30

By: Kevin Rowley - Thu, Mar 30, 2023 9:45 PM

Update and reminder from our State Charity Raffle Chairs Mike and Kevin.

We’re down to the wire and time is ticking.  If you have not bought or sold your State Charity Raffle Tickets, don’t delay any longer.  In two weeks, on Thursday day, April 13, 2023, we will gather at St. John Neumann Parish, 44800 Wayne Rd., Canton Michigan, home Parish of Archdiocesan Chaplain Fr. Paul Ballien, for the 2023 State Charity Raffle drawing.  Our Host Council #16169.
We will conduct our 2023 State Charity Raffle Drawing live.  You are invited to join us in carrying on the annual tradition of what promises to be a fun evening celebrating the First Principle of our order, Charity! 
Doors open at 5:00 pm with the drawing at 8:00 pm. Tailgate food and beverages will be provided along with an Irish Band for your enjoyment.  We look forward to seeing you there.
If you are planning to attend please RSVP to;
Mike Haughey   -
Kevin Rowley   -

14427 Exemplification

By: District Deputy 112 - Thu, Mar 30, 2023 9:54 AM

On Tuesday March 28th, Our Lady of Victory Council # 14427 held an exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity in their parish Chapel. 4 men were initiated as 3rd Degree members. This is the second exemplification this Council conducted in March with a combined total of 7 new Knights for the Council. Pictured here are our four new Knights along with Council 14427’s exemplification team. Congratulations brother Knights!

Gary Mallia District Deputy 112

8687 Kalamazoo Council of the Month

By: Gary Merritt - Thu, Mar 30, 2023 9:41 AM

Following an exemplification on Tuesday March 28th, SDRR Jim Highfield (right) presented GK Dennis Dreyer (center) with a Council of the Month award for February at St. Peter’s of Douglas #8687. DD John Huyge Jr. (left) received a Knights shirt for his recruiting efforts. Both the DD and the Council now qualify for Star Awards while bringing Kalamazoo closer to their first Star Diocese Award.

SDRR Jim Highfield

13319 Womens Auxiliary

By: Gary Merritt - Tue, Mar 28, 2023 9:07 PM

Inspired to do more for her parish, White Lake parishioner helps start first K of C women's auxiliary in Michigan's history

WHITE LAKE — When, in 2017, Miki Keller and her family moved from Goodrich and joined St. Patrick Parish in White Lake, Keller was eager to meet the women of her new parish home.

Members of the St. Patrick Columbiettes, the first women's auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus in the state of Michigan, volunteer during a fish fry Feb. 24 at St. Patrick Parish in White Lake. Left to right are Maggie Brady, Jeanie Kindermann, Leanne Tarasiewicz, Miki Keller and Pat Chamberlain. 

Read the entire article in Detroit Catholic

10724 K of C Youth of the Month Award March 2023

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Mar 27, 2023 8:17 PM

Congratulations to Alexis Kiley on being selected for the K of C Au Lac Council Youth of the Month Award for March!

Alexis is the daughter of John and Lori Kiley and is a 6th grade student at Immaculate Conception School. She is a frequent altar server at Mass and helps train new altar servers. She is also a member of the children's choir and recently won 1st place in the Religion category for the second straight year at the Vicariate Academic Olympics in January.

We thank Alexis for sharing her faith with our parish.

The Au Lac Council Knights started the Youth of the Month Award to recognize the young people in our parish who demonstrate their faith through service to our parish, school and communities. 


Mark Kehoe  10724 Recorder & Program Director

State Hockey Night

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Mar 24, 2023 10:57 AM

Michigan Knights of Columbus Hockey "Knight" at LCA!

On March 23rd, 2023, we had our 1st ever Knights of Columbus Fraternal Night at LCA (Little Caesars Arena).

The State Board, their families and another 260 Brother knights and their families from around the state enjoyed watching the Detroit Red Wings vs St Louis Blues play an exciting game.  Even though we lost 4-3, everyone had a great time.

Not only did they get to see the State Deputy get a Zamboni ride at the 1st intermission, but everyone got to go on the ice after the game for a group photo.

Next year we hope to double the attendance by having the game on a weekend. Keep a lookout for the date during the summer.

Our next Fraternal Night will be June 24th, 2023, at Comerica Park. Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins.  Order forms for tickets will be coming out within the next week.  We hope we can have a great attendance at this. May God Bless you all.


Michael Kozakiewicz Chief of Fraternal Activities 

Our Worthy State Deputy Christopher Kolomjec waves to the crowd from the Zamboni.


St. Joseph Icon in Owosso

By: Greg Brunson - Fri, Mar 24, 2023 10:35 AM

K of C Pilgrim Icon Presentation and Prayer Service at Two Owosso Churches

Fr. P.J. Slane Council #1139 and District Deputy #512 David Buick sponsored this special event.  St. Joseph Icon was displayed at both Owosso Churches:

V   Saturday 3/18 at St. Paul Church (on the left) during 4 pm Rosary and 4:30 pm Mass

V   Sunday 3/19 at St. Joseph Church during 9 am Rosary and 9:30 Mass on the Feast of St. Joesph.


 The picture on the right includes a St. Joseph relic.


Greg Brunson, State Faith Director