Warriors to Lourdes 2019

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Aug 24, 2018 7:30 PM

Warriors to Lourdes 2019

 Since 2013, the Knights of Columbus has worked with the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, (AMS) to sponsor the annual Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage. The event allows non-wounded, wounded, ill or injured military personnel, together with their designated caregivers and volunteers, to travel to the Marian shrine during the PMI for a time of rest, prayer and healing.

 It costs $2600 to send 1 US Wounded Veteran to Lourdes. By financially supporting the 2019 Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage, which takes place in May of 2019, you can make this pilgrimage possible for our military personnel in need. The pilgrimage consists of a number of spiritual events, including an international opening ceremony, special Masses, a visit to the baths at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes and a candlelight vigil that draws tens of thousands of troops to the sacred shrine every year.

 Local and state Knights of Columbus councils, assemblies, individuals and other groups can support the Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage with financial contributions.

 Each $2,600 donated will send a warrior pilgrim to Lourdes. All funds donated will be used to defray costs for military personnel and for their designated care givers. Help send U.S. service members on a pilgrimage like no other.

For more information on the Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage, visit warriorstolourdes.com

Michigan State Council Installation

By: Gary Merritt - Sat, Aug 18, 2018 7:30 PM


It is with great pride we will observe the installation of our new State Chaplain – Reverend Father Paul Erickson,

State Deputy - Bill Chasse

and the entire State of Michigan leadership team.

All are invited to Join us for the installation of Our State Leadership

September 8, 2018


Come join us as Our State Chaplain Father Paul Erickson and Our State Deputy Bill Chasse  and all the State Leadership are installed at

St. Gerard Catholic Church 4437 W. Willow Hwy Lansing, Mi 48906

at 4:30 P.M. Mass.

Reception Dinner at 6:30 P.M. at

Lansing Center

333 E. Michigan Ave Lansing Mi 48933.

Dinner Tickets are $40.00 per person.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to:

 Liberty Committee

11731 Goldfields Dr. Grand Ledge Mi 48837


e-mail  p.kelsey@mikofc.org or dd54@mikofc.org

This Man is You

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Aug 17, 2018 7:30 PM


TMIY Fall 2018 Launch – Michigan Knights of Columbus

 Working together to form men and families to Love the Lord and Serve the Church

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 What is TMIY:


That Man Is You! is a DVD based men’s formation and leadership program that aims to addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers.  For further info open the PDF linked here. The TMIY website is; https://paradisusdei.org/that-man-is-you/


Spiritual Retreats

By: Gary Merritt - Sat, Jul 21, 2018 7:30 PM

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you are encouraged to attend

a retreat in your area.

Keep an eye on this site for further opportunities

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 Mary Grove 2019 

A description: Fr. Tim Ferguson, rector of Marygrove Retreat Center and a 30-year member of the Knights, will be leading the men through some of the finest examples of lived Catholic life in North America, including Venerable Pierre Toussaint, a freed slave, Br. James Miller, a modern martyr, Fr. Emil Kapuan, a military chaplain, and our own Venerable Frederic Baraga.  

There will be time for discussion, fraternity, private prayer, and worship.  

The Holy Mass will be offered daily, and there will be time for confession as well.  

Cost, $150 per Knight  

Traveling Leadership Road Team

By: Gary Merritt - Sat, Jul 21, 2018 7:30 PM

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From Left to Right - District Master David Buick, State Membership Dir. Jim Kraus, State Advocate Barry Borsenik, State Treasurer Chris Kolomjec, State Secretary Walter Winkle, State Deputy Bill Chasse, State E-Membership Dir. Doug Kokot, State Program Director Bill LeVeque, State Warden Charlie McCuen, PSD Marquette Regional Dir. Bob Fox.

Pictured is the traveling team which brought the vision of the new Fraternal Year, Faith in Action, to the entire jurisdiction. Whew, nine meetings in the seven Dioceses over ten days, they look no worse for the wear.

Thank you, State Board and Directors for your time and dedication!


Michigan State Council Tiger Day 18

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Jul 18, 2018 7:30 PM


The 2018 Knights of Columbus Tiger Day will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:10 PM against Central Division rivals the Chicago White Sox. As it has been done over the past years all ticket requests must be sent to the State Director of Special Projects and Athletics, Mark Gaworecki. Please note that the start time is 6:10 pm.


This year once again we have tickets in the baseline box seat area along the right field line and in the mezzanine area. The Lower Baseline Box Seats are $45.00 each and the Mezzanine Seats are $26.00 each. We currently have 105 box seats and 150 mezzanine seats for sale to our Brother Knights for this Saturday night game. Since there are no fireworks this year the ticket prices are less than in previous years.

All ticket requests must include payment in full. Orders, which do not include payment, will not be processed. Make all checks payable to the MICHIGAN STATE COUNCIL with Tiger Day on the memo line.

What a great way to spend a warm August weekend evening with your Brother Knights and the 2018 Detroit Tigers. So don’t delay and get your ticket requests in early. You don’t want to be left out. ALL TICKET REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 313-388-6912

Mark F. Gaworecki State Director of Special Projects & Athletics

A PDF order form can be downloaded from here.

Michigan Columbian Oct 2018

By: Gary Merritt - Thu, Jul 12, 2018 7:30 PM


To view the recent Michigan Columbian News click on the logo below;

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Key Take-Aways Dannie Harris

By: Gary Merritt - Thu, Jul 12, 2018 7:30 PM

Dannie Harris 

Our Worthy Supreme Membership and Program Consultant Dannie Harris has made his Key Take-Aways presentation from the recent Summer Leadership Conference available.

It may be found as PDF under Resources/Manuals and Documentation/Training Powerpoints and is linked here. 

Dannie is allowing it's use for training sessions or meetings.