Silver Rose update for 2024

By: Robert Bagley - Thu, Oct 12, 2023 7:03 AM


From Your State Faith Director

 

Brother's,

 

This is the list for Silver Rose for 2024, both open dates and those reserved:

 

April: 1st through 12th is still available,13th through the 28th is blocked for Marquette Diocese. Then this Rose goes to Indiana. 

 

May: 1st is open, May 2nd blocked for Fenville, May 3rd is open, 4th through 10th are blocked for St Lawrence Council, 11th and 12th in Mio, 13th through 19th at St Therese Lisieux. 20th through 24th State Council at the Island, 25th through 31st is open.

 

The quicker you put in your request, the better your chances of getting the date you want.

 

Peace, Love and pray for each other.

 

Bob Bagley 1

State Faith Director

r.bagley@mikofc.org

 

2024 Bowling Tournament Ad Booklet Application

By: District Deputy 515 - Wed, Oct 11, 2023 1:14 PM


Worthies, please click here to access the application form to submit your ads for the Bowling Tournament Ad Book As Soon As Possible. The Deadline for submission is November 1, 2023.

Thank you for your attention and we look forward to receiving your advertisements.

 
Fraternally,
Mike Schaefer, DD515  
2024 Bowling Committee Chair

 

 

Thanks to all for another successful Columbus Day Weekend MI Drive

By: Ken Warzybok - Mon, Oct 9, 2023 9:23 AM


The 2023 Columbus Day Weekend MI Drive was another successful event, with Brother Knights and families from all over Michigan coming together to support individuals with special needs.
 
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We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of the volunteers who dedicated their time and efforts over the weekend and those extending their drives throughout the month.
 
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And a special thank you to everyone who has generously donated. Your contributions make a significant impact in our mission to assist those in need. Enjoy your Tootsie Rolls!
 
 
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Time for Action - Join us for the March for Life, Wednesday November 8th

By: Ed Strach - Mon, Oct 9, 2023 6:26 AM


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The Michigan March for Life is an excellent opportunity for advocates for life of all ages and political persuasions from
across the state to join with one voice on behalf of the defenseless!

 

View an important message here

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The event begins at 11am at the State Capitol. Click here to register!

 

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Into the Breach - the Mission of the Family Video Series

By: Ken Warzybok - Sat, Oct 7, 2023 10:46 AM


The Knights of Columbus is excited to announce the release of its new Into the Breach: The Mission of the Family video series. This dynamic five-part series proclaims the truth and beauty of Catholic family life and seeks to inspire viewers to live it in the modern world. All five episodes can be viewed on the Into the Breach website at kofc.org/missionofthefamily

 

Each 12-minute episode of Into the Breach: The Mission of the Family focuses on a different aspect of Catholic marriage and family life and features expert interviews with well-known Catholic commentators, as well as the powerful personal story of a Catholic couple who has lived the theme of the episode in their own marriage. The series follows the Knights of Columbus’ highly successful Into the Breach video series, which has been viewed nearly 1.5 million times. 

 

Included among the series’ prominent speakers are:

·         Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly

·         EWTN host Dr. Ray Guarendi

·         Augustine Institute President Dr. Tim Gray

·         Sister of Life Sr. Maris Stella

·         Speaker and author Sarah Swafford

·         Major League Baseball player Trevor William

·         Former Major League Baseball player Mike Sweeney

·         Former Major League Baseball player Darrell Miller

 

Keep Christ in Christmas Banners

By: Ken Warzybok - Wed, Oct 4, 2023 6:36 AM


Christmas is truly "the most wonderful time of year", cherished by families, children, and friends. Most importantly, it fills us with the love of Jesus.  Christmas serves as a reminder for Christians to proudly proclaim that this season is sacred.  It is crucial for us to emphasize that Christmas is not merely a holiday, but a Holy Day.

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For more information, click here

August 2023 Council of the Month

By: Ken Warzybok - Tue, Oct 3, 2023 6:30 AM


 

Council of the Month for August

 

Congratulations to all those chosen, and thank you for all you do!

 

  • Kalamazoo: Fr. Anselm Weber Council 17232 Byron Center GK Joseph Martnez
  • Grand Rapids: Fr. Faucher Council 1300 Big Rapids, GK Jim Walls.
  • Lansing: Msgr Hardy Council 8391, Hillsdale, GK Tony Czerwonka
  • Detroit East: Bishop William F. Murphy Council 3257 Warren, GK Dennis A. Thomas
  • Marquette: Bishop Baraga Council 1585, Kingsford iron Mountain, GK Jason DeGroot

Gaylord Traveling Degree Team exemplifies eight new members including an Archbishop!

By: Patrick Oliver - Mon, Oct 2, 2023 9:51 AM


On Friday September 29th, a Charity, Unity, Fraternity Exemplification was held at a hunting lodge outside Hillman.  Eight new members joined the Order, including Most Reverend Archbishop Paul Russell - Papal Nuncio! Archbishop Russell grew up in Alpena and happened to be visiting with the campers.
 
The degree was presented by the Gaylord traveling team.
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Present at the exemplification were State Ceremonials Director Gene Murawski, Gaylord SDRR Joel Kendzorski, District Deputies James Kendzorski/District 201 and Dave Powierski/District 209 along with members of the Posen and Hillman councils.
 
Prior to the exemplification, a delicious chicken and pork barbecue was prepared and enjoyed by all!
 
Welcome to our new Brother Knights!
 
Pat Oliver
Diocesan Program Director - Gaylord/East

 

How to sign up and log into Microsoft Teams

By: Matthew Wierzgac - Sun, Oct 1, 2023 7:12 AM


If anyone needs assistance with Microsoft Teams for virtual meetings, we've got you covered! Here is a detailed step-by-step guide to help you get set up and running smoothly.

Click here
 
Vivat Jesus!

SK Matt Wierzgac
State Training Director - South

Heart of Christ Dinner Fundraiser

By: Ken Warzybok - Fri, Sep 29, 2023 10:40 AM


The Heart of Christ Fundraising dinner was held September 28th at Burton Manor in Livonia and a great time was had by all! Our Worthy State Deputy Christopher Kolomjec presented a check for $121,509.24 on behalf of the Michigan Knights of Columbus.
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The Heart of Christ Clinic is the work of God’s Grace, the Knights of Columbus, Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Christ Medicus Foundation, Ascension, Trinity Health, and Catholic Charities of SE Michigan. This Heart of Christ Clinic will follow in the footsteps of Christ by serving, healing, and empowering the most vulnerable members in the community.
 
 
For information about Heart of Christ clinic and how you can help, click here