Can't Keep Good Knights Down

By: Ernest Boulos - Mon, Mar 13, 2023 9:25 AM

Fishing in the Dark

The Knights of Columbus St. Hubert Council #11658, St. Louis Roundtable in Harrison Township hosted their 2nd Lenten fish fry of this Lent on Friday March 3rd. 

As luck would have it, a car hitting a telephone pole left us with no electricity, snow coming down in inches, and dusk approaching.  All in within the first 6 minutes of our fish fry starting.  This is where our Council pulls out all the stops.  The fish fry must go on and all the Knights and workers pulled together and keep the food coming. 

Fish and fries were alternated in the gas fryers and as darkness approached, one of our Brother Knights (Pat Haggerty) went home and returned with a generator for power to the kitchen. Extension cords were put into place, miners’ headlamps were donned, flashlights and phone lights were fired up and the party continued. 

Some of the guests even turned their phone lights on and put cups over their lights to act like table lamps.  It was awesome. 

With all this, we managed to serve over 300 meals.  Talk about not keeping a good Knight down, this was an incredible act of ingenuity to keep our guests fed.  Cars pointed into the hall with their headlights on so the patrons could see what they were eating and for safety. Can’t express enough thanks to all the Knights and workers who pooled their resources to keep the fish fry going. 

Well Done !!

Tim Inman, Grand Knight 11658

Knights of Columbus

St. Hubert Council # 11658 & St. Louis Roundtable

11689 Exemplification

By: Paul Thorn - Sun, Mar 12, 2023 10:05 AM

On Saturday afternoon, March 11, 2023, an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity was conducted by St. Paul of Tarsus Council 11689.

The afternoon began with a Rosary at 3:15 then with Mass at 4:00 which was officiated by Council Chaplain Fr. John Kiselica, Pastor of St. Paul of Tarsus. Immediately after Mass the Exemplification was held followed and a reception.

Four new members were welcomed into the order, 2 each from Council 11689, Garry Kalinski, and Dennis Menard, St. Joan of Arc Council 8695, Jose Oivan and McLain Pray.  

Included in the pictures with the new members are Fr. Kiselica, DD101 Dan Nowakowski, DD115 Dr. Peter Nwoke, SDRR Paul Thorn, GK 11689 Tom Gray, Members of the Exemplification team and the family members of the new Knights of Columbus.

Welcome aboard to the new members and their families.

Paul Thorn, State Deputy Regional Representative, Archdiocese East

Be There for Life 40 Days for Life

By: Ed Strach - Sat, Mar 11, 2023 12:10 PM

The Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign ever is underway in cities around the world. This Lenten campaign gives our council members and families the opportunity to pray at abortion clinics and provide other spiritual guides aimed at ending abortion.

Further information about the 40 Days for Life and campaign locations can be found at

Ed Strach State Life Director

State KCIC Poster Contest Winners 22

By: Garret Kelenske - Fri, Mar 10, 2023 12:03 PM

My Brother Knights and Families, as State Family Director I am pleased to announce the Winners and Runners up of the State Keep Christ in Christmas Poster contest, 2022. This year we had a wonderful turn out of posters, and I would like to congratulate all the children and Councils that participated.

Here is the list a the winners that have moved on to the Supreme Competition along with the runners up.

K-2 winner Carly Patterson Council #11689

K-2 runner up Eden Klukowski Council #15495

8-10 winner Kaelyn Ytem Council #744

8-10 runner up Lillian Schulz Council #7891

11-14 winner Sophia Calhoun Council # 3848

11-14 runner up Tessa Feldpausch Council #14642

Thank you once again for participating and thanks to all the parents and familes that helped make this a successful program.

Your Brother in Christ

Garret A. Kelenske State Family Director.

1266 Traveling Team Exemplification

By: Richard Shelt - Thu, Mar 9, 2023 9:41 AM

A Travel Team Exemplification was held on Monday March 6th at Monroe Council #1266, initiating eight new members, of which two were e-members.

Left to right;Chieloka Ndiolo, Daniel Foshag,DD Ernie Renaud, Tom Friar, Kyle Langton, Paul Thompson, Pat Girard team leader, Lgnazio Cuccia, Fr. Mike Arinze associate pastor St. John the Baptist and St Mary in Monroe, Carlos Tellez, Tim Casey PGK, Richard Shelt SDRR, Greg Selvedge, HK Julian Rios Travis Baker PGK.


Fraternally and Vivat Jesus

Richard Shelt
State Deputy Regional Representative
Detroit Archdiocese West

District 113 C,U,F Exemplification

By: District Deputy 113 - Wed, Mar 8, 2023 10:58 AM

Tuesday March 7 Fr. Thomas R. Carey Council # 4764 hosted an exemplification in a special way. This was an eventful evening held at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Lake Orion, MI. 

The evening began with an Exemplification at 6:00 pm, followed by Holy Mass at 7:00 pm celebrated by Council #4764 Chaplain and CTR Pastor, Rev. Fr. William Promesso.

Everyone was then invited to socialize with pizza and soft drinks at 7:30 pm, followed by a  Fraternal Benefits "Watch Party" at 8:00 pm!

Thanks to General Agent Benji Borrelli and DD113 Tom Kendziorski for originating this concept of a multi-district FBS "Watch Party." There was a total of 30 attendees! Also, kudos to Council #4764 GK Frank Kramarczyk, GK #5436 Michael Mandziuk, FA Todd Diffenderfer, and FA Glain Guilmette for their respective assistance making this such a successful event.

In the picture, left to right:

DD113 Tom Kendziorski, Field Agent Todd Diffenderfer, GK #4764 Frank Kramarczyk, New Brothers: Matt Hollis (4764) - Gary Banker (4764) - Michael Suran (5436) - Guy Sinacola (5436), SDRR Detroit E. Paul Thorn, GK #5436 Michael Mandziuk, Detroit  E. PD Joe Brenner

Thomas F. Kendziorski

DD113, PGK

Detroit East/Region 4 Regional Free

By: Gary Merritt - Tue, Mar 7, 2023 4:25 PM

On Saturday March 4th, Detroit East/Region 4 held their Regional Free Throw at Everest Collegiate High School and Academy in Clarkston.

Congratulations to the winners listed below, and to all our other young athletes who participated!

Also, thanks to all the assistants that made this event successful!


Age 9 – Cameron Lambert Council 13950/District 111

Age 10 – Maryanna Mullins Council 2667/District 123

Age 11 – Macey Kerbrat Council 2251/District 118

Age 12 – Abigail Jones Council 3725/District 115

Age 13 – Greta Linkswiler Council 3725/District 115

Age 14 – Claire O’Brien Council 13453/District 111


Age 9 – Logan Cowper Council 10724/District 118

Age 10 – Gerald Schweihofer Council 10501/District 123

Age 11 – Emmanuel Attisha Council 13950/District 111

Age 12 – Francis Petz Council 12121/District 119

Age 13 – Joshua Powers Council 2950/District 121

Age 14 – Ari Moschouris Council 12403/District 101

2084 C,F,U Exemplification

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Mar 6, 2023 10:06 AM

Knights of Columbus St. Charles Council #2084 held an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity on Sunday, March 5, at St. Charles Church in Greenville, bringing in two new Brother Knights and meeting their membership quota for the 2022-23 Fraternal Year, putting the Council in the running for Star Council for the first time in more than 20 years.

Consecration to the Holy Family

By: Garret Kelenske - Tue, Feb 28, 2023 8:44 AM

From our State Family Director

Pick A Date! Do the Program!

Fill out the Form #10784

March 19, 2023 The Feast of St. Joseph

March 25, 2023 The Annunciation of the Lord

May 1, 2023 The Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 13,2023 Our Lady of Fatima

May 31, 2023 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Links to help you with the program;

Prayer card


Steps to do the program

Garret Kelenske State Family Director

2023 State Tribute Banquet

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Feb 27, 2023 2:25 PM

State Officers, Fraternal leaders, Brother Knights and wives from throughout Michigan gathered on the evening of Saturday February 25 for the State Tribute Banquet honoring Fr. Logan and all the Clergy.