Message from Archbishop Vigneron

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Sep 19, 2022 4:31 PM


Archbishop calls on Catholics to mobilize against 'deadly' abortion proposal, pray and support pro-life coalition's efforts.

DETROIT — Catholics and people of goodwill must vote and fight against a “vast and extreme” ballot proposal in Michigan that would dramatically expand abortion in the state, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron said in a Sept. 17 letter to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

The “Reproductive Freedom for All” proposal, which will appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot as Proposal 3, seeks to amend Michigan’s constitution to allow “unregulated abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy” and upend dozens of laws protecting women, minors, health care providers and victims of abortion, the archbishop said.

“The implications of this proposal are vast and extreme,” Archbishop Vigneron wrote. “If passed, the proposal’s vague wording would result in the elimination of dozens of Michigan laws relating to abortion, including laws prohibiting partial-birth abortion and taxpayer-funded abortion; laws requiring parental consent and informed consent for abortion; laws protecting the conscience rights of persons who refuse to participate in abortion, and more. The proposal would prohibit lawsuits from being brought against any individual for performing an abortion, even when complications result from the procedure.”

Read the entire article from Detroit Catholic

Watch the Archbishop’s message HERE

State Installation

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Sep 18, 2022 8:58 PM


Installation of State Leadership Team

Saturday September 10, 2022

Assumption Grotto Catholic Church Detroit

Defeat Proposal 3

By: Ed Strach - Sat, Sep 17, 2022 4:40 AM


Items to help inform you of Proposal 3

It's Time to "Fight Like Heaven"

Last Sunday, a letter from Bishop Boyea of the Diocese of Lansing was read across the Diocese, asking all Catholics to "Fight Like Heaven" by voting NO on Proposal 3, an extreme pro-abortion, anti-family ballot initiative, and joining in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving for the defeat of this proposed Michigan constitutional amendment. 

 

Read the letter in its entirety by clicking on the above logo and join the 54-day Rosary Novena starting tomorrow (Thursday 9-15-22) to defeat this extreme ballot initiative by texting  FIGHTLIKEHEAVEN to 84576  to receive daily reminders & encouragement.

Join in on this 54 Day Novena to “Fight Like Heaven” to Defeat Proposal 3.

Rosary Novena for Life as explained by Father Gordon Reigle, Pastor of Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish and Saint John Church & Student Center, East Lansing.

 

Watch by clicking the Logo below.

 

 

Defeat Proposal 3 Through Education

Please take the time to dig deeper than the soundbites and headlines by watching this video below which explains many of the extreme and concerning features of the proposed constitutional amendment, going line by line through the actual language of the amendment and revealing the far-reaching ramifications. Understanding Proposal 3 is an important part when we share with others the multiple downfalls in this proposal. This is a must-see video to understand the details of Proposal 3.

 

 

Men's Retreat

By: David Buick - Sat, Sep 17, 2022 4:37 AM


GAME ON: Men's Retreat

This talks on this retreat will be based on Fr. John Riccardo's book "Rescued". This is a timely message about the battle Christ came to win for our souls. 

Special Features of this weekend:

·     Watch the MSU vs U of M game on a big screen TV

·     Tailgate food during the game

·     Bourbon tasking with Certified Bourbon Steward, Deacon Bob Bauer

·     Friendly rivalry... Wear your team colors!

Address: 703 E. Main Street DeWitt, MI 48820

$225/person includes lodging, meals, materials, and the bourbon tasting.

 

Register HERE

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

Grand Rapids Kids Coat Give-Away

By: Martin Brown - Fri, Sep 16, 2022 8:39 AM


Grand Rapids Coats for Kids 

Sponsored by: The Knights of Columbus Michigan State Council

Coats for Kids Program

Where: Shrine of Saint Francis Xavier and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

250 Brown St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10am to 1pm. Child must be accompanied by a parent and child must be present. We be social distancing; everyone needs to wear a face mask at event.

Contact: Tom Farley 616-443-6616, t.farley@mikofc.org if needed.

Coat Sizes: boys and girls sizes 4 to XL No need to sign up.

 First-come, first-serve basis.

Child must be accompanied by a parent and child must be present.

Today, eighteen percent of American children and fourteen percent of Canadian children live in poverty. As a result, many families cannot afford to provide even the basic necessity of a warm winter coat. Putting their faith into action, Knights of Columbus councils have distributed more than 500,000 coats to children throughout the United States and Canada through the Coats for Kids Program.

There are approximately 17,000 Knights of Columbus councils that make up the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in 1882 to assist working-class and immigrant Catholics in the United States, today the approximately two million members of the Knights put their faith into action through a broad range of charitable causes locally, nationally and internationally with financial contributions and hands-on service.

Sponsored by: The Knights of Columbus Michigan State Council

 

Coats for Kids Program

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.