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

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



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



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


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.


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.
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.
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


Saginaw Diocesan Soccer Winners

By: Mark Hebert - Thu, Sep 28, 2023 7:30 AM

Saginaw Diocesan Soccer Challenge was held at Hemlock Public School Soccer Fields on Sunday September 24th. This year's competition was held under God's beautiful sunny day. The competitors wowed all in attendance with their impressive skills. We are proud that we will have eight Saginaw Diocesan winners advancing to the State Level Oct. 7th in Wyoming MI.



9-year-old – Addison Peudred - Fr Charles Phillipp Council 7717/District 710 - AuGres, MI

11-year-old – Elena Holman – James Cardinal Hickey Council 14056 District 701 - Midland, MI

12-year-old – Katie Van Hampler – James Cardinal Hickey Council 14056/District 701 - Midland MI

13-year-old – Maddeleina Darabos - Fr Charles Phillipp Council 7717/District 710 - AuGres, MI

14-year-old – Elizabeth Doerr – Bad Axe Council 1546/District 707 – Bad Axe, MI



10-year-old – Russell Patterson - Fr Charles Phillipp Council 7717/District 710 - AuGres, MI

11-year-old – Joah Yowler - Central Thumb Council 8892/District 708 - Cass City, MI

13 year old – Cody Palmer – Bad Axe Council 1546/District 707 – Bad Axe, MI



BIG THANKS goes out to the Hemlock Schools for the use of their fields again this year!!!


God's Blessings,

Mark A. Hebert

Saginaw Diocesan Program Dir. East

Councils Unite In Combined Effort To Help A Local Mom

By: Ken Warzybok - Wed, Sep 27, 2023 10:36 AM

Recently, the Brother Knights of Our Lady of the Lakes Council 5436 in Waterford Michigan and Father John Howard Council 8500 in Highland were contacted by a local organization to assist a mother in desperate need. Her urgent hardship was to catch up on some car payments since her job heavily relied on having a vehicle. This job was crucial in saving her family and keeping them together.


To tackle this challenge, three members from each council stepped forward, each bringing their own unique skills and experiences. Mike Mandzuk, the GK of Council 5436, personally delivered the funds to the car dealership and discussed the mom's situation with them.


Together, the two councils not only helped with the car payments but also donated a little extra to the family, ensuring that the mom could land on her feet and catch her breath.


This unified effort exemplified what our founder, Blessed Father Michael McGivney, envisioned for the Order.


Hats off to all of you, and VIVAT JESUS!