Muskegon Coats for Kids

By: Martin Brown - Fri, Sep 16, 2022 5:00 PM


Knights of Columbus District #307 of Muskegon

In cooperation with the State of Michigan Knights of Columbus

and the Diocese of Grand Rapids

Where: Sacred Heart School

 150 E. Summit Ave, Muskegon Heights, Michigan 49444

 The school is located on Hoyt St. Please Park in the church parking lot off Leahy

* SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENFORCED *

When: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Thursday, October 27, 2022

Coat sizes: Boys & Girls sizes 4 to Boys size 16/18 & Girls size 16

 (Youth sizes for children K- 8th Grade)

NO NEED TO SIGN UP BUT FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

This program’s primary goal is to help kids stay warm in the winter when a child’s family does not have the resources to adequately meet this need. A warm coat means a child can more realistically attend school, go to after-school programs, fit in with other children, play and do all the things that kids do to be kids. In a very real sense, a warm winter coat means mobility. Our mission is to make this seemingly small part of life a little bit easier for these families. The goal of the Coats for Kids program is to ensure that no child in North America goes without a coat during the winter season. Through the dedication of councils across the United States and Canada, hundreds of thousands of new winter coats have been distributed to children since program inception.

 

* ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT * ALL CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE A COAT

Special Olympics Michigan Ties & Tennies Gala

By: Paul J. Palka - Wed, Sep 14, 2022 5:21 PM


Special Olympics Michigan will once again host it's annual Ties n' Tennies Gala at Ford Field on Friday, October 14th.

Benefiting the Athletes of Special Olympics Michigan

We invite the Knights of Columbus to join us for the annual Special Olympics Michigan Ties & Tennies Gala on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Pair your favorite sporty shoes with evening cocktail attire for a night of dining, drinking, and dancing to celebrate the Athletes of Special Olympics Michigan.

Use discount code KNIGHTS22 for 1/2 off your ticket price.  All Brother Knights and spouses are invited to this "black tie and comfortable footwear" event!  Come support the athletes and enjoy dinner, cocktails, silent auction, and a great program.

As a Civic Partner of the Special Olympics Michigan movement, we are pleased to offer you and your guests a 50% discount on all tickets to this event! In addition, we invite you to join us for the private Civic Partner Reception that will take place from 6pm-7pm immediately before the event opens to other guests!

Civic Partner Pricing: ● Table of Eight: $1,000 (discounted from $2,000) ● Couple: $250 (discounted from $500) ● Individual Ticket: $125 (discounted from $250)

TO REGISTER: Purchase tables / tickets at: www.SOMI.org/Gala

Use code KNIGHTS22 for a 50% discount on ticket price!

 

Questions?  Contact Robbie at: robbie.waclawski@somi.org

Jackson District #513 Blue Mass

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Sep 12, 2022 10:37 AM


Jackson District #513 Blue Mass for First Responders September 11, 2022

 

Jackson area Knights of Columbus Michigan District #513, under the direction of District Deputy Ben Dandrow, organized a Blue Mass on Sunday September 11, 2022. The District is comprised of five councils representing the following churches: Queen of the Miraculous Medal #609, St John the Evangelist #8392, St. Stanislaus Kostka Chapel #8858, St Joseph Oratory #9131, and St Mary Star of the Sea #9301.  The concelebrated Mass was held at St Mary Star of the Sea Church located in Jackson, MI at 10:00 am. 

A Blue Mass is to honor, thank, and pray for the safety of all First Responders, Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Responders, the men and women who lay their lives on the line daily to protect the Jackson community. It was appropriate we did this on the 21st Anniversary of the 9/11 attack on this country when 412 emergency workers lost their lives that day. 2000 more have died from injury or illness contracted during the recovery efforts.  All Jackson area Public Safety departments were invited and more than 50 responders and their families attended the Mass, many who were not Catholic.  At the Mass, Fr Tim Nelson, Pastor of St Mary’s, read the names of those who fell in the line of duty serving the community. Many who attended were on duty as witnessed by the three fire trucks and police and sheriff vehicles parked outside the church.

The Jackson area Knights of Columbus, who continue to pray for the safety of our first responders, would like to thank Fr Tim Nelson Pastor and Fr Tyler Arens Parochial Vicar for hosting and concelebrating the Mass at St Mary Star of the Sea and St Mary’s Council #9301 for their support and help in making the Blue Mass a success. 

Pro-Life Update

By: Ed Strach - Fri, Sep 9, 2022 7:21 PM


RFFA Amendment will be on the Ballot

Yesterday evening, the Michigan Supreme Court voted 5-2 to overturn the Board of Canvassers vote. This means that the anything-goes RFFA abortion amendment will be on the November ballot.

By overturning the Board of Canvasser's 2-2 deadlock vote to not put the amendment on the ballot, the MI Supreme Court is ordering the board to approve it, despite any reservations.

 

The Citizens to Support MI Women and Children coalition fought for the unborn and the women of Michigan at the Board of Canvassers meeting last Wednesday, in hopes that the Board would see that our constitution should not have 60 errors engraved in it. While the prolife coalition has been fighting against the amendment since the moment it was announced, this particular fight at the Board of Canvassers meeting came about when the coalition's legal team discovered that the petition that was circulated and signed had not been the one conditionally approved in March and it contained 60 spacing errors.

 

These errors made the amendment language hard to read due to gibberish paragraphs with words that were over 100 characters long. Because of the no spaces, the content of the amendment language, also known as the form, was inherently different from the original language that was presented to the board in March.

 

Despite the obvious, which is that our state constitution doesn't currently have any errors so why should we add 60, the amendment will be on the November ballot. Prolife Michigan will be hanging in the balance as Michiganders will decide if our state should allow partial-birth abortions, taxpayer-funded abortions, abortions for children without parental consent or knowledge, and fetal viability only including healthy infants who don't need to go to the NICU. Not to mention that age of consent, statutory rape, and abortion facility regulations are also on the line when voting on this amendment. 

 

Please learn about this amendment and pass your knowledge on to your neighbors, friends, family, and community. This amendment has no business being enshrined in our state constitution, making Michigan the most radical state in the U.S., ahead of New York and California.

To read her

opinion

click HERE

 

Vote NO on proposal 3 and spread the word.

Doctors aren’t idiots article from MI RTL click HERE

St. Joseph Traveling Icon

By: Greg Brunson - Mon, Sep 5, 2022 9:19 AM


St Joseph Icon in Frankenmuth

 

This week the St Joseph Icon is visiting Blessed Trinity Parish in Frankenmuth. As you enter the church it is the first thing you see, and the Icon is getting the attention of ALL parishioners. Father Patrick talks about the Icon in the Parish Bulletin and during mass. When leaving Frankenmuth next week the Icon will make the rounds in Vassar, Birch Run, and Chesaning.

Fraternal Benefits Night

By: Paul J. Palka - Sat, Sep 3, 2022 12:43 PM


The next Fraternal Benefits seminar will be at 8:30pm on September 15th. It is  requirement that each council have seven members or member eligible attendees at this seminar. The flyer below contains a web address and a QR code that can be scanned for registration. 

This webinar will be presented by Ed Slott who is a nationally recognized IRA distribution expert, professional speaker, television personality, and best-selling author. He is known for his unparalleled ability to turn advanced tax strategies into understandable, actionable and entertaining advice. He has been named “The Best Source for IRA Advice” by The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today wrote, “It would be tough to find anyone who knows more about IRAs than CPA Slott.”

As president and founder of Ed Slott and Company, LLC, the nation’s leading source of accurate, timely IRA expertise and analysis to financial advisors, institutions, consumers and media, he provides: Advanced training to financial professionals to become knowledgeable recognized leaders in the retirement marketplace; and Answers to retirement savers’ most important questions, continually providing practical, easy-to- understand information on IRA, retirement, tax and financial planning topics.

Register HERE.

Canvassers Did The Right Thing

By: Ed Strach - Thu, Sep 1, 2022 8:10 AM


CANVASSERS DID THE RIGHT THING

NOW UP TO THE SUPREME COURT TO REJECT

MISTAKE-RIDDLED CONSTITUTIONAL VANDALISM

The Board of State Canvassers today refused to certify the mistake riddled Anything goes Abortion Amendment proposed for Michigan’s constitution, rejecting the 60 typos that would be inserted into the constitution permanently.

Christen Pollo of Citizens to Support Michigan Women and Children released the following statement: “The Board of State Canvassers today did the right thing by refusing to insert into our constitution the gibberish proposed by advocates for this extreme amendment. The Michigan Supreme Court should support this move to protect our constitution from their vandalism as well. We will also bring voters into this discussion with our first television ad of the campaign, with voters sharing their outrage over the idea that anyone would propose injecting 60 mistakes into our constitution forever.”

The ad can be viewed HERE.

Christian Pollo  1-517-618-1227 

Father Ballien, Grand Marshall

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Aug 28, 2022 8:26 AM


On Saturday August 27th the Polish-American Parade took place on Van Dyke Avenue in Warren. Father Paul Ballien, Pastor of St. John Neumann Parish and Former State Chaplain of the Michigan Knights of Columbus was honored as Grand Marshal of the parade.

Detroit Archdiocese Vocations League Golf Outing

By: Michael Fontana - Sun, Aug 28, 2022 6:05 AM


Another opportunity to enjoy a day on the course and raise money for vocations, We have plenty of room to accommodate all of you and hope that you will consider joining us or help sponsor tis great. 

                              AGENDA FOR THE DAY

              Registration/Driving range                 6:30 am

              Continental breakfast                         6:30 am

              Tee off                                             7:30 am

               Lunch                                               At the turn

               Dinner                                              1:30 pm 

 ·        Golfers will be added on a first come, first served basis with a capacity of 216 golfers

 ·        Cost is only $100 per golfer or $400 per foursome.  Special pricing of only $90 for any Bishop, Priest, Seminarian and Deacon

 ·        Got questions?  Contact Mike Fontana at 248-224-5583

or mfontana31@gmail.com or m.fontana@mikofc.org

Golf will take place rain or shine except for thunderstorms; no refunds

Registration form HERE

Sponsor form HERE