9 Days for Life

By: Gary Merritt - Thu, Jan 9, 2020 3:30 AM

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Knights: Pray to Protect Human Life! January 21-29

As Catholics, we know prayer is what strengthens and sustains our efforts to defend the sanctity of life. That’s why this year, councils are encouraged to spiritually support national, state and local Marches for Life across the globe, as well as our Order’s efforts to build a Culture of Life, by participating in 9 Days for Life.

9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena offered each year by the bishops of the United States for the respect and protection of every human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information.

A special web-page has been created for Knights to participate in this year’s Novena found at kofc.9daysforlife.com. I encourage you to share the page, sign-up for the daily emails, and participate in the novena between Tuesday, January 21 –and Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Councils may fulfill the requirements of the Novena for Life, a required Faith in Action program by participating in 9 Days for Life. To make participation even easier, the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities offers leaders’ tools like printable handouts of the novena, promotional and prayer graphics, sample announcements and more.

Councils may also keep the following recommendations in mind when planning for their involvement:

  • Ask your pastor if you can anchor the beginning and end of the nine days with Mass or the rosary. Another option is to come together to pray on January 22nd, the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.

  • Consider organizing a social activity during the novena for the parish to come together and celebrate the sanctity of life.

  • Involve members of many parish organizations, especially the parish school and religious education leaders, as well as members of local culture of life groups in promoting and participating in the novena and related services.


    9 Days for Life is just one of the many ways you can carry out the Novena for Life Program. Visit KofC.org to learn more.


    We will be praying along with you here at Supreme. May God bless you for your efforts to defend life. 

Viva Jesus! Drew Dillingham Supreme Program Manager, Life

January 2020 Michigan Columbian

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Jan 3, 2020 3:30 AM

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To view the latest Mich Columbian click on the above logo.


Mission Accomplished

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Jan 1, 2020 3:30 AM

On Monday December 23, 2019 representatives of the Right to Life of Michigan met at their Lansing office and delivered the 379,418 verified signatures for the petition to end dismemberment abortions to the Secretary of State office in Lansing MI. Our State Deputy Bill Chasse and State Pro-Life Couple Tim and Cindy Donovan would like to thank the Councils and everyone who had a part in getting this petition drive accomplished.

MRTL at Capitol

Feast of the Holy Family

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Dec 29, 2019 3:30 AM

December 29th Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
In celebration of this feast, Supreme has provided us with this prayer for this weekend.  Please feel free to share and pray with your family.

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Novena for Life

By: Gary Merritt - Tue, Dec 17, 2019 3:30 AM

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The protection of life is a sustained prayer intention of the Church, and in particular of the Knights of Columbus. Knights remain firmly committed to defending the right to life of every human being – from the moment of conception to natural death. To commemorate and bolster this important cause, councils will promote a novena, nine days of sustained prayer, to build up a culture of life in our parishes, homes and wider community.

  For info. explaining the program click here.

  To open an editable flyer for the novena click here.

  To order flyers click here.

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2020 Winter Diocesan Meetings

By: Gary Merritt - Sat, Dec 14, 2019 3:30 AM

2020 diocesan meeting screen

Saturday, January 4 Marquette

10 AM Bunch and 11 AM Meeting

St. Anthony’s Parish Hall

280 N. Boulder St.

Gwinn, MI. 49841


Sunday, January 5 Gaylord

9 AM - Mass prior to Meeting at 11 AM                              

St. Mary’s Council 2781

2573 Wilkinson Rd (F 44)

Gaylord, MI 49735


Monday, January 6 Lansing

6 PM Dinner, 7 PM meeting

St. Gerard Catholic Church

4437 W Willow Hwy

Lansing, MI 48917


Tuesday, January 7 Grand Rapids

6 PM Dinner, 7 PM Meeting

Grand Rapids Catholic Central Cafeteria

319 Sheldon Blvd. SE.

Grand Rapids MI 49503

Wednesday, January 8 Detroit

6 PM Dinner, 7 PM Meeting

St. Lawrence Council 2950

44425 Utica Rd.

Utica, MI 48317


Tuesday, January 14 Detroit

6 PM Dinner, 7 PM Meeting                               

St. John Neumann

44800 Warren Rd.

Canton, MI 48187


Wednesday, January 15 Kalamazoo

6 PM Dinner, 7 PM Meeting

St. Catherine of Sienna

1150 W Centre Ave.

Portage MI 49024


Thursday, January 16 Saginaw

6 PM Dinner, 7 PM Meeting

St. Agnes Parish

300 Johnson St.

Freeland, MI

Travel team St Anthony Guinn

Here's our State Travelling team after Mass before the Marquette Diocesan meeting in Gwinn

Novena of Our Lady of Guadalupe

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Dec 13, 2019 3:30 AM

Novena to begin on Dec 4. For a printable version click here.

For more resources from America needs Fatima click Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe  (to be prayed each day)

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, you promised to show your compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and call upon you in their necessities and afflictions. You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears, and to give us consolation and relief.

Never has it been known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly to you, O Mary, ever-Virgin Mother of the true God! Though grieving under the weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves before you. We fully trust that, standing beneath your shadow and protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor do we need to fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow.

O Virgin of Guadalupe, you want to remain with us through your admirable Image, you who are our Mother, our health, and our life. Placing ourselves beneath your maternal gaze, and having recourse to you in all our necessities, we need do nothing more.

O, Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen

First Day - December 4

 Dearest Lady of Guadalupe, fruitful Mother of holiness, teach me your ways of gentleness and strength. Hear my humble prayer offered with heartfelt confidence to beg this favor...

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Second Day - December 5

O Mary conceived without sin, I come to your throne of grace to share the fervent devotion of your faithful children who call upon you under the glorious title of Guadalupe. Obtain for me a lively faith to do your Son’s holy will always: May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven...

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Third Day - December 6

O Mary, most sorrowful, whose Immaculate Heart, was pierced by seven swords of grief, help me to walk valiantly amid the sharp thorns strewn across my pathway. Obtain for me the strength to be a true imitator of you. This I ask you, my dear Mother...

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Fourth Day - December 7

Dearest Mother of Guadalupe, I beg you for a fortified will to imitate your divine Son’s charity, to always seek the good of others in need. Grant me this, I humbly ask of you...

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Fifth Day - December 8

O most holy Mother, I beg you to obtain for me the pardon of all my sins, abundant graces to serve your Son more faithfully from now on, and lastly, the grace to praise Him with you forever in heaven...

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sixth Day - December 9

Mary, Mother of vocations, we beg you to multiply priestly vocations and fill the earth with religious houses which will be light and warmth for the world, and safety in stormy nights. Beg your Son to send us many holy priests and religious. This we ask of you, O Mother...

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Seventh Day - December 10

O Lady of Guadalupe, we beg you that parents live a holy life and educate their children in accordance with the true Catholic faith; that children obey and follow the directions of their parents; and that all members of the family pray and worship together. This we ask of you, O Mother...

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Eighth Day - December 11

O Lady of Guadalupe, with my heart full of the most sincere veneration, I prostrate myself before you, O Mother, to ask you to obtain for me the grace to fulfil the duties of my state in life with faithfulness and constancy...

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Ninth Day - December 12 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

O God, you have been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favors by having placed us under the special protection of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Grant us, your humble servants, who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth, the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven...

(Here mention your requests)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Online Michigan Membership Discount

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Dec 9, 2019 3:30 AM

Our communities need strong Catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend our values.

For over one hundred years, Knights of Columbus have done exactly that, standing up for the Church, serving the least among us, and strengthening our parishes and families.

Eligible Catholic men can now join the Knights of Columbus online in a simple, streamlined process.

As a member, you join a worldwide community of nearly two million men, including more than 65,000 in Michigan, who stand together.

Men have a duty to lead, protect, serve and defend. The world needs more committed, unified Catholic men to answer the call. Will you answer?

Dec online membership sale

That means you will receive all the benefits of an online member for only $15.00 for your first year! Just enter the code MIKOFC upon completion of the online admission process.  

You may view an information and question answering booklet about the program here.

To view some Supreme videos of what our members are doing click here.

An informational booklet concerning the Michigan activities is available here.

Visit www.kofc.org/joinus to learn more about the many benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus. For information about Michigan State Council activities, visit www.mikofc.org, and for K of C Supreme Council national and international activities, visit www.kofc.org.

For a complete description of the Online program read this Supreme article here.

To view a great article on e-membership from Knightline 5-18 click here.

These State Directors will be able to provide additional information about E-membership:

 Doug Kokot, State E-Membership Director d.kokot@mikofc.org 

James Kraus, State Membership Director, j.kraus@mikofc.org 

For further information about E-membership go to: www.kofc.org/joinus