The WE ARE ONE Committee 2023 Golf Outing is a great success!

By: Ken Warzybok - Mon, Aug 28, 2023 7:46 AM


1On August 27th, the We Are One committee hosted their second annual golf outing. It was a gorgeous day at Timberwood Golf Course in Ray, Michigan, and everyone had a great time!

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3During the event, we had the pleasure of honoring two remarkable individuals. Patricia Winkle and Brother Knight Major Kelly (still helping out at an impressive 98 years young) were both bestowed with the title of Honorary Members of the We Are One Committee. It was a well-deserved recognition for their outstanding contributions and dedication.

 

As the sun set on this memorable day, we couldn't help but reflect on the success of the event. The We Are One committee is grateful for the unwavering support of everyone involved, and we look forward to seeing you all at the Halloween party on October 27th at Zuccarro's!

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- The We Are One Committee

 

We Are One Committee Halloween Party!

By: Ken Warzybok - Sun, Aug 27, 2023 10:00 AM


The "We Are One Committee" is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the 2nd Annual We Are One Halloween Party on October 27, 2023. Get ready for a spooktacular evening at Zuccaros Banquet Center, located in Chesterfield, MI.

 
All proceeds from the party will go towards supporting the Michigan Knights of Columbus Installation of State Leadership 2026.
 
The cost is $50 for you to join in on the fun and enjoy a delicious Buffet Dinner, an Open Bar, and plenty of dancing. We encourage everyone to come dressed in their most creative costumes, as we will be awarding prizes for the Best Individual, Best Couple, and Best Group costumes.
 
But wait, there's more! We will also be hosting raffles throughout the night, for extra excitement. You might just walk away with an amazing prize!
 
If you or your business are interested in supporting this incredible event, sponsorship opportunities are available. Please refer to the flyer for more details or reach out to Paul Palka at p.palka@mikofc.org. We would be thrilled to have your support!
 
We can't wait to see all of you. Let's come together, have a blast, and show that WE ARE ONE!
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- The WE ARE ONE Committee

 

Keep Christ in CHRISTmas cards

By: Ken Warzybok - Fri, Aug 25, 2023 6:32 AM


Christmas is only a few months away!  Now is the best time to order your Keep Christ in CHRISTmas cards!

 

Click here for more information.

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KC Lions Day 2023

By: Michael A. Kozakiewicz - Thu, Aug 24, 2023 6:45 AM


Those that know me know that I'm a die-hard Detroit Lions fan. I know I drink the Kool-Aid every year. But last year it was more of a Honolulu blue and silver cocktail. I've been a season ticket holder since 2011 and last season at every game the atmosphere at Ford Field was amazing. I definitely look forward to more of it this year.

With that being said, we have organized a Knights of Columbus Fraternal Day at Ford Field.  It will be the game on September 24, 2023, Detroit Lions versus Atlanta Falcons. 

Tickets are $100.00 each, click HERE for the order form.

Checks made out to Michigan State Council. Order form and checks come to me directly. Please do not send to the state office. Any questions please contact me.

GO LIONS #ONEPRIDE

Michael Kozakiewicz

Chief of Fraternal Activities

Start Planning for the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

By: William Corey - Wed, Aug 23, 2023 6:13 AM


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Christmas is only about 4 months away and it's time to start planning CHRISTmas and the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster contest. 

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This year, some changes have been made to the age categories:

Kindergarten

1st - 2nd grade

3rd - 4th grade

5th - 6th grade

7th - 8th grade

 

Please start planning your program. Thank you.

 

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Bill Corey

State Family Director

Michigan's Longest Serving Brother Knight celebrates 102nd Birthday!

By: Ken Warzybok - Sun, Aug 20, 2023 11:01 PM


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On Sunday, August 20th, the Brother Knights of St. Augustine Cathedral Council #15439, in collaboration with the St. Augustine Cathedral School, hosted the annual parish picnic at the parish in Kalamazoo. It was a beautiful day filled with delicious food, thrilling lawn bouncers, exciting games of bingo, and countless hours of fellowship for all the parishioners to enjoy

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This year's picnic was extra special as everyone celebrated the 102nd birthday of Brother Knight Bob Johnson from Bishop Alfred J. Markiewicz Council #1616. Brother Bob received heartfelt congratulations from Bishop Edward Lohse, who was recently ordained in the Kalamazoo Diocese, as well as from Diocesan Chaplain and Cathedral Rector, Father Bob Creagon.

At 102 years young, Brother Bob holds the distinction of being the longest-serving member of the Michigan Knights of Columbus, with an impressive 84 years of faithful service to the Order. Furthermore, he is one of the oldest living World War II Naval veterans
 
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  The celebration was attended by clergy
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  As Brother Knights, we are truly honored to
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  Michigan ranks. Thank you, Brother Bob Johnson, you are an inspiration to us all!
 
 

Additionally, local TV news channel WWMT was present at the event, capturing this joyous occaslon. See the television coverage here

 

Knights of Columbus Knight at Jackson Field

By: Ken Warzybok - Sat, Aug 19, 2023 3:01 PM


August 18th was Knights of Columbus night at Jackson Field as the Lansing Lugnuts hosted the Great Lakes Loons!

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While the final score was a tough one for the home team, thanks to a three-run go-ahead home run in the ninth inning, Father Bob Bacik (St Isidore - Holy Family) had this to say about his opening pitch:

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"My pitch made it across the plate! It was a wonderful evening at the KofC night at the Lansing Lugnuts!"

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State and Relics Installation

By: Walter Winkle - Thu, Aug 17, 2023 4:28 PM


Now is the time for donations! 

We statueare asking for a $1000 donation per District or at a $250 donation per council to raise $100,000 to pay off the construction and installation of these statues and relics.

For more information, click here

 

 

 

Michigan Recognized with Life International Program Award

By: Ed Strach - Thu, Aug 17, 2023 9:48 AM


 

141st Supreme Convention - Michigan Recognized with Life International Program Award

 

Michigan Knights of Columbus State Deputy Christopher A. Kolomjec and First Lady Julie received the Life International Program Award on our SD and FLbehalf from Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly at the 141st Supreme Convention earlier this month. 

 

See it here

 

Thank you to all councils who have supported the achievement of this award in making the Michigan Jurisdiction a leader in defending Life!