25 things you need to know about the Knihgts

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, May 20, 2022 12:37 PM


The Knights of Columbus are the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world! …who are they again?

 

 

Click Here to see 25 things every Catholic should know about this amazing organization!

(Maybe You Don’t Even Know!)

Practicing Catholic men 18 years of age and older can join at KofC.org/JoinUs.

79th Ultrasound Dedication – Loving Our Children

By: Ed Strach - Fri, May 20, 2022 10:09 AM


The 79th Michigan Knights of Columbus Ultrasound dedication ceremony took place at New Beginnings Mercy House, Ida on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13 New Beginnings Mercy House 

Congratulations and thank you to the members of Our Lady of Victory Council #5446 for this Ultrasound placement. The members of Our Lady of Victory Council #5446, Rockwood raised $22,600 in the support of Defending Life with this Ultrasound unit. The Supreme Council Knights of Columbus provided the other 50% of the cost totaling $45,200. It is through the initiatives of our councils that help Defend Life and continue to support pregnancy centers throughout the state.

Thank you for Rising Up and Answering the Call for Life!.

Encouragement From The Archbishop

By: Walter Winkle - Thu, May 12, 2022 3:04 PM


Archbishop supports the idea of all Catholic men becoming Knights of Columbus members.

Convention Raffle Items

By: Charles E. McCuen - Tue, May 10, 2022 5:30 PM


 

CONVENTION RAFFLE BASKETS

 Hello all,

 We are quickly approaching our Mackinaw Island  Spring convention and I would like to thank everyone for the baskets that have already been donated if you are donating a basket and have not turned in your donation slip there is still time to do so, so that we can get the labels made before you reach the island and label them immediately. We are still in need of Baskets!! Since we were unable to have the Convention last year our charities that we support suffered. Because of it this year I would like to have a wonderful showing of support and make this the best year ever and make up some of the donations to our charities that we support. Thanks to the generosity of our KofC family I believe this year will be amazing. Again, if you have your donation sheets done please send them to me p.mccuen@gmail.org if you need the Donation Sheet contact me. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

Thank you,

Pam McCuen State Advocate Wife

Please Donate to the Ladies Charities Raffle to Benefit

Holy Cross Services

Volunteers will be needed to help with ticket sales,

set up and pack-up. Ladies, please use the donation

form and return before April 15th.

Please contact the State Advocate’s Wife:

Pamela McCuen

23249 Deziel, St. Clair Shores MI 48082

e-mail: p.mccuen@mikofc.org

Cell: 313 641-1045

Access the donation sheet HERE

Non-Delegates, please give your donation to your DD & he will bring to the Grand Hotel

Fight to Protect Pro-Life

By: Ed Strach - Tue, May 10, 2022 8:53 AM


Your immediate action is necessary to protect pro-life laws!

Dear Brother Knights,

This week, the United States Senate will vote on the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” deceptively named legislation that would cancel state pro-life laws and codify Roe v. Wade as the law of the land. Further, the bill would not provide meaningful religious exemptions, thus forcing Catholic medical professionals and hospitals to perform, or participate in, abortions.

Not only is this legislation bad public policy, but its provisions are also deeply unpopular with the American people. Our 2022 Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll found that more than 70% of Americans would limit abortion to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy. Additionally, almost two-thirds of Americans believe that abortion should either be illegal or determined at the state level. Finally, 75% believe that doctors and nurses should be able to follow their consciences and not be forced to perform abortions.

Our bishops have asked everyone to contact both of their U.S. Senators to speak out against this bill.

I urge you to visit the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ action center today and register your opposition to this bill which would make abortion-on-demand the law of the land.

Thank you for taking action to support life!

Fraternally,

Patrick E. Kelly
Supreme Knight

Citizens to Support MI Women and Children

By: Ed Strach - Mon, May 9, 2022 6:30 AM


Our members should Take Action for Life by signing up to Citizens to Support MI Women and Children and review the resources available to promote this cause.

State Life Director Ed Strach  e.strach@mikofc.org

RFFA Running Out of Time

A draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case was leaked late Monday night. The draft was from Justice Samuel Alito and it disclosed his decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. It was also indicated that four other justices agreed with Justice Alito on overturning Roe. Due to this breach of the court, the pro-abortion RFFA coalition will most likely increase its presence around the state in a last-ditch effort to gather signatures.

According to RFFA's website, more training and signature gathering events are popping up. The pro-abortion coalition plans to be at Tulip Time in Holland, farmers' markets in Ann Arbor, and "Weekend of Action" in the larger Michigan cities.

The RFFA coalition organized a rally last Sunday, May 1st, in Kalamazoo. The rally took place at Bronson Park where they expected 400 people to attend according to Planned Parenthoods Facebook page. Prolife activists countered the rally and reported that there were roughly 85 people in attendance and that was counting prolifer's. This is great news as we can assume they didn't gather as many signatures as needed.

Just a reminder, they need to collect 6,000 signatures a day in order to ensure that there are at least 425,059 valid signatures by July 11th.

The pro-abortion RFFA coalition continues to target college commencements and high school graduations. Many of the circulators are using deceptive messaging to convince Michiganders to sign by alleging that miscarriages will be prosecuted. So far, circulators and RFFA leaders have not explained the language of their amendment and have claimed that it is only about the right to abortion.

We know that this is untrue as all matters of pregnancy will be impacted and several laws will be invalidated. We need more people talking about this and exposing the truth of this proposed amendment.

We have created printable resources, including some in Spanish, that tell the truth about the amendment and can be used to guide you, your community, and your churches in learning the facts. To order our resources, submit a request here, by email, or by phone.

If you come across a circulator, please report it using our chatbotIt is important that we know their whereabouts so we can track their progress and educate the people in the surrounding area.

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Happy Mothers Day

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, May 8, 2022 7:12 AM


To all our Mothers, Step Mothers, Grandmothers, Expecting Mothers, Adopted Mothers and Foster Mothers.

Good and Gentle God, we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women of theory who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life. You who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings. AMEN!

State Charity Raffle Winners

By: Kevin Rowley - Mon, May 2, 2022 9:06 AM


Congratulations to the winners of this year's State Charity Raffle.

Thanks for all those that supported the raffle by purchasing and selling tickets.