2024 DAVL Vocations Dinner held on April 14th

By: Ken Warzybok - Sun, Apr 14, 2024 6:46 PM


DAVL

The 31st Annual Detroit Archdiocesan Vocations League Vocations Dinner took place on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Zuccaro’s Banquet Center in Chesterfield Township, MI. Attendees enjoyed a delicious Polish dinner, listened to remarks from our State Deputy, Christopher Kolomjec, and were honored to hear a presentation from the Most Reverend Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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The funds raised from this dinner will be allocated towards supporting scholarships for Seminarians and Postulants. Thanks to all who attended this event; your generous contributions will help nurture the future leaders of our community and ensure the continuation of our sacred vocations.

Thank you for your support and dedication to this important cause!

 

McGivney Field opening ceremonies pt 3

By: Ken Warzybok - Sun, Apr 14, 2024 7:54 AM


Dear Brother Knights,
 
The Special Olympics Initiative, involving the building of a totally adaptable Special Needs baseball field in the Archdiocese of Detroit, continues to transpire. I am pleased to announce more details on the blessing and naming of the Clinton Valley Little League Challenger Division Senior League Baseball Field in honor of our founder “Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney.” This spectacular event will take place on Saturday, June 15th, 2024. I trust that you have been following the developments in our previous articles. Let us approach this event with enthusiasm, sportsmanship, and a true sense of camaraderie. Brothers, we are truly in the Big Leagues now.
 
To the 42 escorted councils and their Worthy Grand Knights, I kindly request that you provide a count of the members attending this event and make a note of it in your council activities reports. For all Grand Knights in the Archdiocese of Detroit whose councils will be in attendance, please ensure that bottled water is provided for your members, along with copies of the opening and closing odes.
 
To the members of the flash mob, your role is providing a grand entrance for our celebrant. The aprons you wear will symbolize our unity and commitment to serving those with special needs. Before entrance onto and off of the field, we will be singing the KofC opening and closing odes respectively. Remember, unity in song is key, and it will set the tone for the event, creating a memorable experience for all in attendance.
 
Brother Knights, this is your time to shine. Your dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed, and now it is your moment to be in the spotlight you deserve. Worthy Grand Knights, please ensure that any members in wheelchairs or walkers are accommodated and included in the festivities. Let us show all the true spirit of brotherhood and inclusion.
 
Also, coordinate with your Council Membership Chairman, and if there are any potential members for your council, invite them, fit them in an apron, and let them see Knights in action up close and firsthand.
 
On this special occasion, Kathy Kuzner, a young lady with Down syndrome and the daughter of Brother Knight Robert Kuzner of Monsignor Gordon Council 12102, will be singing the National Anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner.” I have heard Kathy Kuzner sing and she has the voice of an angel and a smile that will melt your heart.
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I will have more information to follow as things come together, so stay tuned. You may also reach me at the email address listed below.
 
Gentlemen, we are swinging for the fences on this one. I’ll see you on the field!
 
Vivat Jesus!
 
Ken Dumais
dumaisk59@outlook.com
Council 13950/St Mary of the Hills

 

2024 Michigan Knights of Columbus State Raffle Drawing was held on April 11th

By: Ken Warzybok - Fri, Apr 12, 2024 7:14 AM


The Michigan Knights of Columbus State Raffle Drawing took place on April 11th at St. John Neumann Parish in Canton.
Over 100 guests enjoyed food and refreshments before the drawing. We extend our sincere gratitude to Father Paul Ballien and the Brother Knights of Council #16169 for their exceptional hospitality in organizing and hosting this event.
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****Please be advised that the results of the drawing will be published at a later date after all winners have been contacted and verified.****
 
Thank you for your participation and support!

 

46th Annual Respect Life Dinner was held on April 9th

By: Ken Warzybok - Wed, Apr 10, 2024 6:57 AM


The 46th Annual Respect Life Benefit Dinner took place on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at the San Marino Club in Troy. This event was proudly presented by the Michigan Knights of Columbus and Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund. The keynote address was delivered by special guest speaker Dan Compton, whose life story is a testament to the value of every human life, having been born through the hands of one of the deadliest abortionists in American history.
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Throughout the evening, several prestigious awards were presented, including the Joan of Arc Award (Barbara Listing) and the Golden Knight Award, which was bestowed upon Otto Listing. Additionally, our Worthy State Deputy, Christopher Kolomjec, had the honor of presenting a $10,000 check to Amber Roseboom of Right to Life Michigan.
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We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who attended this significant event. Your presence and support are invaluable as we strive to promote the message of Respect Life. May God bless you abundantly as you continue to advocate for the sanctity of all human life!

 

West Michigan Whitecaps Knights of Columbus Day at the ballpark scheduled

By: Michael A. Kozakiewicz - Sun, Apr 7, 2024 8:46 PM


Brother Knights 
 
   The Detroit Red Wings game was a great time. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did. What a fun Fraternal get together. 
 
On to our next event. Sunday June 2nd 2024 we are having a Knights of Columbus Day at the Ballpark. West Michigan WhiteCaps vs Great Lakes Loons. Let's try to fill that ball park up and have a good time.
 
Any questions feel free to reach out to me. Hope to see you there.
 
 

Michael Kozakiewicz
Chief of Fraternal Activities
"You can get business done while still having fun"

m.kozakiewicz@mikofc.org

 

 

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Silver Rose visits St Hubert on Divine Mercy Sunday

By: Ken Warzybok - Sun, Apr 7, 2024 11:51 AM


On Divine Mercy Sunday, a celebration and Silver Rose prayer service was held in District 101, hosted by St. Hubert Council 11658 in Harrison Township. The Silver Rose was escorted to St. Hubert parish by State Faith Director/Silver Rose Director Bob “Ace” Bagley and the Knights on Bikes. Many Brother Knights and 4th Degree Color Corps members joined the St. Hubert parishioners for a beautiful and solemn Mass, and stayed for the Silver Rose prayer service.
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The tradition of the Silver Rose originated in Monterrey, Mexico in 1960, when Brother Knights there came up with the idea to run a rose to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The rose was chosen to commemorate Juan Diego and the miracle of the roses. Over time, this tradition evolved into the Silver Rose, with eight roses now traveling different North American routes that include Canada, every U.S. state, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Mexico.
 
This tradition not only honors Our Lady of Guadalupe but also symbolizes the Unity of the Knights of Columbus and reaffirms our dedication to the sanctity of human life.

 

A Solemn Holy Thursday at Assumption Grotto

By: Ken Warzybok - Thu, Mar 28, 2024 10:51 PM


The Holy Thursday Mass was solemnly celebrated on March 28th at Assumption Grotto Church in Detroit. State Officers, their wives, Directors, Fourth Degree Color Corps, and numerous local Catholics gathered together to commemorate the Last Supper, during which Jesus offered us His body and the gifts of bread and wine. This Mass serves as a reminder of the immense love demonstrated by Christ as He gave Himself for us on the cross, urging us to embrace and embody this love through service to one another.

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McGivney Field opening ceremonies being planned

By: Ken Warzybok - Tue, Mar 26, 2024 6:26 AM


             March 25th 2024

Brother Knights,

 

               The Special Olympics Initiative, involving the building of a totally adaptable Special Needs baseball field, located in the Archdiocese of Detroit, is moving along at a rapid pace. The ceremonies are constantly adapting to council needs, as well as the leagues desires. This letter will not be the final communication. Information will be forthcoming through several notifications. Please be advised to keep informed.

 

               To those 42 Councils who have supported this initiative, I will personally visit your council to inform you of all details. To the councils that I have already visited, please be advised of those current changes posted in the forthcoming articles. For all the other councils who wish to attend this event, this is your line of communication.

 

               The “blessing and naming” of Clinton Valley Little League Challenger Division Senior League Baseball Field will be held on Saturday, June 15th, 2024. We will be congregating at the school parking lot located next to the entrance of Neil Reid Park. Located at 37705 Harper Road in Clinton Township, MI. This will be at 12:00 P.M. with any last-minute changes being announced at the field. Sorry Brother Knights, no K of C time on this one, we must not keep the League waiting! We are taking the field at 1:00 P.M. Please consider travel and parking time, parking will be limited. Please commute and be respectful to storefront parking. There will be no parking inside the park, it is reserved for the league and their Honorary Guest. Parking at the school is by permit only, so to those councils that have received those passes, do not forget to bring them. Those passes have a number on them, and that number will also be your position number on the field. Save the date, June 15th, 2024. We will be flash mobbing our own event, wearing our yellow Tootsie Roll M.I. Drive aprons. The opening ode will be sung prior to the general membership onto the outfield. Entrances onto both sides of the field will be under the Arch of Swords, provided by our Illustrious 4th Degree Color Corps.

 

               More information to follow. See you on the field.

 

                                                                                                         Vivat Jesus,

                                                                                                                               Ken Dumais

                                                                                                                               Council 13950

                                                                                                                               Saint Mary of The Hills