Into the Breach

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Feb 28, 2020 3:30 AM

 Into the Breach

The Knights of Columbus has produced a 12-episode video series inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation, “Into the Breach” written by Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix. Each episode features a man’s personal story and major Catholic figures such as Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Mike Schmitz, former NFL player Matt Birk, FOCUS founder Curtis Martin and others who break down and explore the virtues of Catholic masculinity.

Why are you here? To know God. To love God. To serve God.

If you are a man, you are called to share the faith. You are called to live the faith.

Step into the breach this Lent to strive nobly and discover your role as a Catholic man in today’s world.

To view the breach video series trailer click the logo


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Building A Legacy Catholic Men's Conference

By: Gary Merritt - Thu, Feb 27, 2020 3:30 AM

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2020 Building A Legacy

Catholic Men's Conference


Man up! Make THIS the year you go to your first (or 15th!) Building A Legacy/KEPHA Catholic Men’s conference. You won’t regret it. The speaker lineup is top-notch: Matt Fradd, Fr. Leo Patalinghug and Jesse Romero—men on fire for Christ. Our own Bishop Walkowiak will be there to celebrate Mass too. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids. Find more details and registration at Bring your sons (13 and older), fathers, uncles, friends. Give God this one day and see what He can do in your life!

Worthy Brother Knights,

I would like to extend a personal invitation to all my brother Knights, your families and your male friends. I have attended this conference in the past. Always a great day to strengthen your faith. We all are pulled in every direction. Please take a day to enjoy our faith together. Come and listen to some great speakers. Bishop David Walkowiak will be there to celebrate Mass with us. There are still tickets left, buy your ticket before February 28 to save $10.00. We don’t want Bishop David Walkowiak to walk into event a see empty seats. Please get this message out to everyone you know. Please wear a Knights of Columbus shirt to the event to show other men at conference how many of us are Knights.


Martin Brown Grand Rapids Diocesan Membership Director


To download a flyer of the event click here.


 Ticket Prices CANCELLED!

 Men (Age 23+) $38.00  -  Student (Age 13-22)  $20.00  -

Family $20.00  Minimum purchase of 4 tickets. (intended for families with multiple dependents attending)

The early registration deadline is February 28, 2020. Ticket prices increase $10.00 after deadline.

Click here for Tickets:

Action Needed to Support Life Affirming Bills

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Feb 26, 2020 3:30 AM

Dear Brother Knight,

Your immediate action is needed to support two important bills in the U.S. Senate that stand up for life!

This week, the Senate is scheduled to consider two very important bills – the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

The first bill, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, is life-saving legislation that would ban abortions at the point when scientists agree unborn children begin to feel pain in the womb (approximately 20 weeks).  Our recent Knights of Columbus/Marist polling found that 54% of Americans agree with this policy – including nearly half of all those who identified as pro-choice!

The second bill, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, protects a child who is born alive, despite an attempted abortion, by requiring doctors to care for the child as they would any other child born at the same age.  This life-affirming legislation recognizes that there are two patients – a mother and her child – and that our public policy should protect both.

For more than a decade, our polling has found overwhelming support for the idea that our laws should protect both the mother and her child.  Both of these pieces of legislation acknowledge the humanity and dignity of the mother and her child and it’s time for Congress to act.

Visit our Knights of Columbus Action Center to ask your senators to support both the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protect Act and the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act today!  Please note that you need to send a letter to your senators on each bill in order to be counted, so please be sure to click through to both links.  You can also call your Senator directly – phone numbers are available at this directory.

Thank you for taking action to support a culture of life.

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

Eve of Reflection

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Feb 24, 2020 3:30 AM

.SHMS day of reflection

Tuesday, March 10
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Bishop Gallagher Parlor
A simple supper will be served, followed by a presentation on "Christ's Temptation in the Wilderness: A Model for our Lenten Pilgrimage" by Dr. Daniel Keating, Sacred Heart faculty member. The evening will end with prayerful reflection in the main chapel. This event is free and open to everyone.

Please RSVP by March 3, 2020 by contacting Emily Berschback at or 313-596-7424.

Delta Church Drive

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Feb 17, 2020 3:30 AM

Cover Delta Drive

  To view the power point presentation from our Regional Training Director Jon Olson click the above logo.

   To view and print the Delta Drive checklist and the pulpit announcements go to; Resources/Membership/Delta Drive or click here  

          Make a Diff logo       To view "Making a Difference" notes click the logo