Knights on Bikes World Wide Rally 2019

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Feb 6, 2019 3:30 AM

 KC EMBLEM Holy Spirit dove  Knights on Bikes logo 

 August 6 thru 10, 2019

 Guest Speakers

*Grady Dyke

Catholic Cross Bearers M/M

*Lance Maki

An M.D. & member of KonB

*Bear Woznick

Host of “Long Ride Home” of EWTN

*Fr. Jim of Chicago

Church Historian

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Sponsored by

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 Registration begins at 11am at the Best Western Hotel followed by Meet & Greet with snacks.                                                               Registration fee: $20 per rider, $30 per couple.




  Ride to Capital City Harley Davidson arriving at 9am for a Blessing of the Bikes.

- Begin pre-planned ride for 2+ hours, return to Capital City HD for provided lunch.

- Free time from 1 -5pm until dinner in the Best Western Conference Room.

- Meetings at 7pm: Knights on Bike’s in the Conference Center.

Knights Ladies in the Conference Room at Best Western Conference Room.



 Mass at 10AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lansing. Pictures afterward at the Capital building.

- Departure. *Anyone staying in Michigan is welcome to ride with us to the ‘Cross in the Woods’

then over the Mackinaw Bridge to Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula for the night.



 Visit the Soo Locks then depart for the city of Munising to stay the night.



 Ride to Marquette, MI for Mass at 9am. Afterwards, listening to speakers until noon.

Direct Questions to Bob Ace Bagley 269-806-3883 

 Hotel Info: Event Code for all Hotels is “Knights on Bikes”. Credit Card is required to hold all rooms.

 All Reservations must be received by July 15th. Check in at 3pm. Check out at 11am on last day.

 Best Western

2209 University Park Dr.

Okemos, MI 48864

517 349 8700

Room with 2 Queens or King: $85+tax

Suites: $115 + tax

 Comfort Inn

2187 University Park Dr.

Okemos, MI 48864

517 347 6690

Room with 2 Queens or King: $85+tax

Holiday Inn Express

2350 Jolly Oak Rd.

Okemos, MI 48864

517 999 8700

Room with 2 Queens or King: $85+tax


Knights on Bikes Worldwide (KOBWW) is comprised of men who are verified members of the Knights of Columbus and who own and ride a motorcycle. Also welcome are brothers who are interested in riding though they may not currently have a bike. The group is open to KOFC brothers across the globe.See More

Outreach Statement

In the spirit of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road, Knights on Bikes lives and witness faith as Catholic Motorcyclist.

Mission Statement

Evangelization to the Catholic Community.

‘LEX ORANDI, LEX CREDENDI, LEX VIVENDI’(‘the way we pray shapes how we believe, and how we believe shapes how we live’)

Michigan State University Council #17197.

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Feb 3, 2019 3:30 AM

State Deputy William Chasse is pleased to announce the formation of Michigan's newest Council.  January 26, 2019 Supreme Council granted new Council status to Michigan State University Council #17197

The new college council is starting with 22 members and will have the next 90 days to add to its membership roles with each new member in the first 90 days being name on the council's charter.

The start of this council was the result of many years of hard work by many individuals.  This college council will provide great opportunities for young Catholic gentlemen to grow in their Faith, help in their parish and community with service projects, and learn leadership skills that will serve them for years to come.

MSU council 17197Congratulations to the newest members of our great Order and to Grand Knight Christopher Kolomjec Jr. (son of our State Treasurer) and his new leadership team at Michigan State University.

You may contact Grand Knight Christopher Kolomjec Jr. @ 313-600-7740.

A special thanks to Father Gary Koenigsknecht, Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John Church and Student Center in East Lansing for agreeing to be the Council's Chaplain and spiritual leader.

New Recruitment Ideas Workshop

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Feb 1, 2019 3:30 AM

 workshop pic We have asked our Supreme Trainer and Regional Growth Director to come to Michigan and update us on new ideas from Supreme. Our Regional Training Director, Jon Olson is doing just that, he is bringing the newest training from Supreme. This should be informative and will make us up to date and ready to finish the year strong. Our Regional Growth Director has been charged by Our Supreme Knight to help Michigan be all we can be and will offer his assistance with any issues that you may have.

Your attendance is very much appreciated and much expected.

The Training will be conducted by

Regional Training Director Brother Jon Olson.

      Monday February 11, 2019

      Sacred Heart #13475   

      21599 Parke Lane 

      Grosse Ile, Mi 48138 

      6:15pm Food 7:00 pm Meeting

      Contact person: Jeff Dombrowski DPD                        

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Fr. Kramer #2835

7400 Bernice

Centerline, MI 48015

6:15pm Food 7:00pm

Contact person: Mike Fontana DPD             

      Wednesday February 13, 2019

      Richard Council #788    

      5300 N Grand River

      Lansing, MI 48906

      6:15pm Dinner 7:00pm Meeting

      Contact person: Bill LeVeque SPD 


Friday February 15, 2019

Fr. Victor J. Renaud Council #3292

150 Fair St.

Plymouth, Mi 48170

6:15pm Dinner 7:00pm Meeting

Contact person: R. Terry Carl DPD

      Saturday February 16, 2019

      Fr. P. J. Slane #1139

      1259 E. Main St.

      Owosso, MI 48867

      8:15 am Doughnuts  9:00 am Meeting

      Contact person: Scott Jakovac DD



46th Annual March for Life

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Feb 1, 2019 3:30 AM

march sign with kids

Even though our State sponsored bus was cancelled the Michigan State Council and wives, along with Pro Life Chair Couple Tim & Cindy Donovan traveled to Washington D.C. on Friday January 18th, 2019 for the 46th Annual March for Life. This year’s theme “Unique From Day One” says it all!

group M4L 19 Army Navy Club

Upon arrival on Friday, Fr. Aidan Logan, Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Military Services greeted us at the Army Navy Club for breakfast in preparation for the March.

We then traveled to the National Mall where we joined our Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly to listen to the scheduled speakers. This year Ben Shapiro, Editor-In-Chief of The Daily Wire, Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood Director, Dr. Alveda King, Priests for Life, Vice President Mike Pence, our Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson, along with final remarks from President of March for Life Jeanne Mancini.


 M4L 19 w KC officers

From the photos you can get an idea of the amount of youth that attended the March which was very moving to all of us.

Friday evening and Saturday were left for sightseeing in and around our nation’s capital. We then went to St. John Paul II National Shrine on Saturday afternoon touring the many exhibits and stories outlining His Life.

Marchers behind KC 

 JP II relic

At the conclusion of the tour we attended Mass at the Redemptor Hominus Church which is within the Shrine.

We were so very blessed to have Fr. Paul Ballien from the Archdiocese of Detroit con-celebrate Holy Mass with Fr. Aidan Logan, truly a memorable Mass.

First class relic of St. John Paul II Pope in the Luminous Mystery Chapel within the St. John Paul II Pope National Shrine.  

If you have not made the excursion to the March for Life you should consider joining us next year which is in the early planning stages. Watch the website for information to come later this year.

To view a short Supreme video of the Knights participation in the March 2019 click on:

Knights4Life at the 2019 March for Life

God bless! Tim & Cindy Donovan State Pro Life Chair Couple

Antonio G. Vittorini Memorial Pasta Dinner for Vocations

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Jan 9, 2019 3:30 AM

Annually, the Knights of Columbus at St. Therese of Lisieux in Shelby Twp. host and sponsor a fundraising pasta dinner with proceeds helping seminarians to continue their education in their journey toward ordination to the priesthood.  Last year, in January just before our annual pasta dinner we lost our beloved State Secretary of the Michigan Knights of Columbus, Antonio Vittorini.  We were proud to be the home council of Tony.  He had a very special place in his heart for seminarians, especially those from Sacred Heart Major Seminary right here in Detroit.  He helped at many of the pasta dinners by supervising the creation of the pasta sauce – his own recipe.  Beginning this year, all pasta dinners for vocations will be known as The Antonio G. Vittorini Memorial Pasta Dinner for Vocations to honor Tony’s commitment to vocations and the seminarians. 


 To keep Tony’s commitment alive, The Knights of Columbus of St. Therese of Lisieux Council #11957 wish to invite all of you to this years’ ANTONIO G. VITTORINI MEMORIAL PASTA DINNER FOR VOCATIONS ON Saturday, January 26, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Free will donations will be accepted at the dinner.  St. Therese of Lisieux 48115 Schoenherr Shelby Twp., MI 48315.

Tables of 10 may be reserved by calling Grand Knight John Lamanna at 586-306-3178 or Deputy Grand Knight Rick Fisher at 586-215-9182




March for Life trip cancelled

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Jan 2, 2019 3:30 AM

March for Life logo 19


 December 29, 2018

Reverend Fathers, Religious, Brother Knights, Ladies,

Per State Deputy William Chasse; Unfortunately, due to the lack of response received by our deadline of December 27, 2018 for reserving a seat on our chartered bus we have been forced to cancel this year's bus trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

However, for those of you that still plan to attend via your own transportation please be assured that your reservation at the hotel is secured.

For those of you that planned on attending by riding the bus and are unable to provide your own transportation please contact the hotel to cancel your room reservation at 301-589-5200.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone and we appreciate your understanding.

lf you need any assistance please feel free to contact me at 517 -214-5120 or

 Tim and Cindy Donovan State Pro-Life Chair Couple

Knights of Columbus - Year in Review

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Dec 28, 2018 3:30 AM

Supreme 18 in review 

Knights of Charity


From putting coats on kids to helping victims of natural disasters to protecting Christians in the Middle East, the Knights of Columbus were true Knights of Charity in 2018. Here's a recap of what our Knights accomplished.

Watch the Supreme video