Councils Stand Up for our Youth at the Detroit Archdiocesan Meeting

By: Paul J. Palka - Thu, Jan 18, 2024 6:30 AM

There are so many opportunities to put your Faith in Action, even at a Diocesan Meeting!
Our Worthy State Deputy, Christopher Kolomjec, recently had a conversation with Father Matthew Hood of Detroit Catholic Campus Ministries. This ministry serves the students of Wayne State University, UofM-Dearborn, and other nearby campuses. Father Hood is currently organizing a trip for local Catholic college students to attend the Eucharistic Revival in Indiana. However, this trip comes with a hefty price tag, and Father Hood mentioned that they still needed an additional $5000 to cover expenses and asked if the Knights of Columbus could help.
During the Detroit Archdiocesan Meeting on January 16th, our Worthy State Deputy shared this information with the Brother Knights in attendance. While the State Deputy was still speaking, councils immediately stepped up and began pledging funds! The pledges ranged from $250 to $1000, and in total, over $17,000 was pledged! This generous amount of money will cover the entire trip for these students.
Despite the freezing minus-4 degree weather outside, the warmth of generosity filled every heart in that room. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our Brother Knights for their spontaneous kindness, their support for our Youth, and for putting their Faith in Action for the next generation of Catholics!
For more information on Detroit Catholic Campus Ministries, click here
If your council is interested in contributing, please send your checks to:
State Secretary Barry Borsenik
c/o Michigan State Council
6025 Wall Street
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Please indicate DETROIT CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRIES in the memo line.
Vivat Jesus!
Paul Palka
State Program Director