Council Officer Training Schedule – June 2021

By: Jim Escott - Sun, Jun 13, 2021 7:00 AM

There are 4 sessions as follows:





Grand Knight

Grand Knights

Deputy Grand Knights

Officers Online, Member Management, Youth Protection, running effective meetings, and tools and information for success.

GK Training video 21.01


Program Directors plus Faith, Family, Community and Life Directors

Faith in Action, Forms, Youth Protection and tools and information for success.

Program Director - Training video 20.05


Membership Directors plus Retention Directors & all council recruiters

Recruiting, admissions, Online membership, ways to get more members active, and tools and information for success.

Membership Director - Training video 20.05

Financial Officers

Financial Secretaries, Treasurers and Trustees

Roles & responsibilities, Financial controls, funds management, Council Audits & Member Management.

Financial Officer Training  (FS, Treasurer & Trustees)

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Send your questions to Jim Escott – Michigan State Training Director. as soon as you complete viewing the Training PowerPoint but no later than June 15 to make sure your questions are addressed during the Zoom meeting. 

All sessions will begin at 7pm and are expected to last an hour (Sessions may last longer based on questions from participants

The scheduled dates are as follows:



Zoom Link

Monday June 7th

Membership Directors

Tuesday June 8th

Financial Officers

Wednesday June 9th

Grand Knights (and DGKs)

Thursday June 10th

Program Directors

Monday June 14th

Financial Officers

Tuesday June 15th

Grand Knights (and DGKs)

Wednesday June 16th

Program Directors

Thursday June 17th

Membership Directors

Emails will be sent out to all email addresses a few days before each session.  Please sign in to the session that best fits your calendar.  Attendance will be recorded at each session.  All Council officers/directors listed above are expected and encouraged to attend. 

Rise Up and Answer the Call!

Parish Priest Fr Walsh recognizes his local Council

By: Gary Merritt - Thu, Jun 10, 2021 10:41 AM

Recently, State Treasurer Barry Borsenik posted an article commemorating a Mass for the 75th Anniversary of Dexter Council #2959. 

We are very fortunate to have a video of Fr. Brendan Walsh and his offering of the Holy Trinity Sunday homily to the 75th Anniversary of Dexter Council's Knights of Columbus.

This is a must-see homily showing Fr. Brendan’s support of his council at a milestone anniversary and ties in the gospel message of Holy Trinity Sunday. It should be an encouragement for all councils to serve our priests, parishes and communities to the best of our abilities. 

Watch video by clicking on Pic

Share this video at council meetings and with potential members to give them and their families a clear message of the importance of being a Knight of Columbus. Then, while asking for greater or continued participation of current members, ask a potential member to join us as we serve our parishes and communities. 

75th Anniversary Council 2959

By: Barry M. Borsenik - Thu, Jun 3, 2021 12:33 PM

This past weekend State Treasurer Barry Borsenik and wife Mandy attended the 75th anniversary Mass of Dexter Council #2959 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dexter.

The elderly gentleman is Joseph Zabinsky (93 years old). He was honored as a charter member of the council 75 years ago.

 Congratulations Council 2959!

Rise Up and Answer the Call Life Series

By: Ed Strach - Wed, Jun 2, 2021 10:01 PM

I am pleased to share with you the next in the Rise Up and Answer the Call Life Series. This interview is the second of a part interview with Becky Buick, Chief Operations Office, Pregnancy Resource Center in Grand Rapids; Mark Cavis, Executive Director, Life Outreach Center in Hancock and Jennifer MacDonald, Executive Director, Spero Pregnancy Center, Port Huron. 

I hope you find this second interview informative as they relate to the stories, challenges and insights from thus on the front lines defending life. Below is the contact information for our guests.

To watch the interview

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Becky Buick, Pregnancy Resource Center, Grand Rapids -, (616) 259-1516

Mark Cavis, Life Outreach Center, Hancock  -, (906) 482-8681

Jennifer MacDonald, Spero Pregnancy Center, Port Huron -, (810) 985-4673

Ed Strach Life Director 734-476-6296

Michigan State Council Knights of Columbus   

Cardinal Burke to Michigan

By: Walter Winkle - Wed, Jun 2, 2021 4:37 PM

Padre Pio project in Genoa Twp. brings Cardinal Burke to Michigan. During the Cardinals visit SD Walter Winkle and GK of Council 7891 Ken Neal had the opportunity to share lunch with His Eminence and receive his blessing.

The project involves  Catholic Healthcare International and now the American Freedom Law Center. Read more HERE.

Council 7891 will be donating the proceeds from their drive-in Movie nights to the project.