State Chaplain's 2024 Lenten Pilgrimage info

By: Kenneth Unterbrink - Wed, Nov 29, 2023 7:22 AM


A once in a lifetime opportunity!  Join our State Chaplain on a Lenten Pilgrimage to Italy, March 6th - 14th.

 

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Thank You Knights

By: John Hundiak - Thu, Nov 23, 2023 8:38 AM


This Thanksgiving, let us remember the words of Saint Francis of Assisi:
 
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
 
The letter below expresses it perfectly.
 
Happy THANKSgiving!
Thank you ltr

 

Make the Connection

By: Richard Shelt - Sun, Nov 19, 2023 4:45 PM


Make The Connection

On November 18th, I had the pleasure of visiting the Heart of Christ Clinic to deliver some much-needed donations of diapers and wipes. While I was there, I also had the opportunity to take a tour of the facility.

 

During my visit, I had a conversation with a young man who shared with me how the Michigan Knights of Columbus played a vital role in making it all happen. This gentleman hopes that one day there will be a Heart of Christ Clinic in every Michigan diocese. To accomplish this, he would begin a chain of introductions, connecting key people and leaders of organizations throughout the State, including the Knights of Columbus.  This is how the Heart of Christ Clinic was formed in Detroit, and it can happen anywhere as long as people are open to making the connections.

 

This experience reminded me of an important concept that I will be discussing in my presentation at the upcoming Winter Meeting. It's called the "six degrees of separation," which suggests that any person on this planet can be connected to any other person through a chain of acquaintances, with no more than five intermediaries. It's a fascinating idea that highlights the inter-connection of our world.

 

Imagine if I can teach just ten Brother Knights to recruit using the same strategies I employ. If each of them goes out and recruits ten prospects, and those new brothers do the same, we will soon have a strong and vibrant membership that exceeds our goals. And just like the Heart of Christ clinic, it can happen as long as we are all open to making the connections.

 

Now, let's talk about Fraternal Benefits Nights. We are nearly halfway through this fraternal year, and unfortunately, only 53 councils have hosted one FBN, with 13 councils having hosted two. I'm sure you will agree that this is not an impressive percentage, and we need to improve it by making the connections if we want to achieve the Circle of Honor again.

 

Brothers, I am convinced that you all have the opportunities and talent to make this happen. My job now is to provide you with the methods and the vision and the teamwork for the remaining 7 months of this Fraternal Year.

 

I am so grateful for all that you do, and as I give thanks to the Lord this week on Thanksgiving, you will be in my prayers.

 

 

Richard Shelt

State Membership Director

Heart of Christ Clinic tours for the Knights of Columbus November 18th

By: Ken Warzybok - Sat, Nov 18, 2023 9:42 PM


On November 18th, the Heart of Christ Clinic in Detroit opened it's doors to the Michigan Knights of Columbus for an open house peek at the clinic.

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The Clinic will officially begin taking patients in December. In the early part of 2024, Archbishop Vigneron will have the dedication of the clinic.

 

Details will be posted on the Constant Contact, Statewide News, and the Michigan Knights of Columbus Facebook page.

 

Watch the slideshow video here

 

 

Mass to Honor Deceased Clergy held at St Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo

By: Ken Warzybok - Thu, Nov 16, 2023 7:40 AM


On November 7th, Bishop Edward M. Lohse led a special Mass at the St. Augustine Cathedral Crowley Center in Kalamazoo to honor deceased clergy. It was a solemn and meaningful occasion.
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The Michigan State Council was well-represented at the Mass. Past State Deputy Kenneth Unterbrink and District Deputy #406 John Byrnes were in attendance, showing their support and respect. Additionally, the 4th Degree was represented by District 2 Master Joseph Yekulis.
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The evening of gratitude and appreciation concluded with the clergy singing the beautiful hymn, Salve Regina. It was a fitting end to a night filled with remembrance and honor.

 

First Spanish Traveling Team Exemplification held

By: Joseph Langhauser - Tue, Nov 14, 2023 7:03 AM


Twelve new members have joined the St. Juan Diego Council #13930 in Pontiac, led by Alejandro Rivera as Grand Knight. This remarkable increase signifies a 50% growth for the council, highlighting the importance of nurturing our Hispanic members.
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In addition, this achievement pushes the council to exceed its membership quota by 250% - heading into December with Double-Star status and Number One in growth for Michigan!
 
Joseph G Langhauser
Archdiocesan Program Director Detroit West North