Convention Opening Mass

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, May 24, 2023 10:29 PM

The opening Mass of the 123rd Michigan Knights of Columbus State Convention began with a procession led by the Fourth Degree Honor Guard.

With many clergy including the State Officers and their wives, Supreme Senior Vice President Mark McMullen along his wife, Council Chaplains, Diocesan Chaplains, Bishops all were participating in the procession.

The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Allen Vigneron.

Convention Eucharistic Procession

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, May 24, 2023 1:05 PM

As a prelude to the opening of the 2023 Michigan State Convention an Eucharistic Procession was held on Wednesday.

Led by the Honor Guard of the Fouth Degree, it began at St. Annes Church an concluded at the steps of the Grand Hotel.

Many faithful joined in the procession and many others watched as it passed by. 

The prcession concluded with closing of Benediction from the porch at the Grand Hotel.

St. Louis Center 2023 Raffle

By: Kenneth Unterbrink - Fri, May 19, 2023 12:45 PM

The St. Louis Center is conducting an Alaska Cruise Raffle.  The St. Louis Center supports some sixty full time residents.

The Drawing will be held at the Golf and Glory Golf outing on Monday June 26th.

By scanning the QR code, you will be directed to the SLC website to purchase tickets online.  Once purchased, the SLC will forward you the ticket stubs.

You may go directly to the site for raffle tickets by clicking here.

For more info call St. Louis Center’ 734-475-8430 or go to

Ken Unterbrink PSD

Council of the Month 3830

By: Richard Shelt - Fri, May 19, 2023 10:16 AM

On Thursday May 18th I had the pleasure of presenting to Queen of the Holy Rosary Council #3830 in Berkeley the Council of the Month for April.

Left to right. Greg Zawalski DPD, Richard Shelt SDRR, GK James Nitkiewicz and DD #106 Michael


Congratulations for a job well done.

Richard Shelt
State Deputy Regional Representative

Council 10724 Exemplification 5-18-23

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, May 19, 2023 7:13 AM

Au Lac Council #10724 in Anchorville, Ira Township, hosted a Charity, Unity and Fraternity Exemplification on Thursday May 18.

Two new members joined the Au Lac Council and one new member joined Msgr. Kromenaker Council #2251 in St. Clair. 

Pictured left to right in the photo are; GK 10724 Jeff Wooten, Joe Tomkowiak 2251, Brian Webster 10724, Zack Verbrugge 10724, GK 2251 Dan Granowicz and DD118 Ron DePestel.

Mark Kehoe 

Program Director

K of C Au Lac Council #10724

State Convention Raffle 23 Info

By: Christy Miron - Thu, May 18, 2023 8:26 AM

Raffle requests from the State Officers Wives;

Volunteers: For all ladies coming to the convention on Mackinac Island, there is a great opportunity to support our K of C charitable goals, meet other like-minded women, and have some fun! We are asking for volunteers to help with the charity raffle which is held during the convention. Primarily we need people to help sell raffle tickets in 2-hour shifts, but there are several other opportunities as well. Volunteers are asked to sign up online by either scanning the volunteer QR code below or clicking here -→

Donations: Please scan the donation QR code above or click here-→ to complete a donation form if you are planning to bring a raffle item to the convention. If you need a paper form, instead of this electronic form, you may email Christy Miron at

Christy Miron 

Eagle Golf Outing 23 Reminder

By: Gary Merritt - Thu, May 18, 2023 8:00 AM

Fundraiser for the 2024 State Leadership Instillation of

Michigan Knights of Columbus

Working Toward New Council Exemplification

By: Richard Shelt - Tue, May 16, 2023 10:18 AM

The process of forming a new council continues at St. Thomas Syro-Malabar. Saturday May 13th, a travel team for the Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity, led by Pat Girard with Travis Baker and Tim Casey, assisted by Jim Escott SMD and Richard Shelt SDRR was held at the church in Southfield.

The new members of the Order are;

St George Council #16311 in Shelby Twp: Steve Jijika.

St Juan Diego Council #13930 in Pontiac: Miguel Leyve, DelmerTorres-Contreras, Miguel Leyve-Ugarte.

Seven people from St. Thomas Syro-Malabar: Thomas Varchese ,Tony Kokkatt, George Binu, Joji Moozhayil, Joseph William, Chris Moozhayil, George Kannanthanam.

Congratulations Brothers and welcome to the Order!

Richard Shelt 

State Deputy Regional Representative

Council 3078 Exemplification Towards Triple Star

By: District Deputy 105 - Tue, May 16, 2023 9:37 AM

Robert Jones Council #3078 in Lincoln Park has been very busy over the last few weeks, and because of that, the Council has earned Triple Star status!

On Wednesday, April 26th, they held not one, but two Exemplifications of CUF due to scheduling opportunities with the candidates. All together, they brought in 7 new members.

Top Row: New members Dave Emery, Bill Dillon, Roco Horvath, Jack Morrison, Hunter Chorkulk, Mario Pinazza, and Fernando Coyetto
Bottom Row: GK John DiFrancesco, DD105 Ray Bilyk, and DGK/GK-Elect Dave Hayward.

Then, 15 days later, on Thursday, May 11th, they broke into Triple Star territory by bringing in 3 new members. They are keeping their feet on the gas by recruiting and exemplifying to see how far they can go this fraternal year!

Top Row: Exemplification Team - PGK Chuck Morrison, PGK Gene Gross, DKG/GK-Elect Dave Hayward, GK John DiFrancesco, and DD105 Ray Bilyk
Bottom Row: New members Kenneth Kish, Scott McBeath, and Charles Donlon

Congratulations to the Leadership and Membership of Robert Jones Council 3078 for their success this fraternal year!


Ray J. Bilyk - District Deputy 105

Angel's Place Donation

By: District Deputy 113 - Sun, May 14, 2023 8:49 AM

On behalf of the Pope St. John XXIII Council #5436, DD113 Tom Kendziorski and #5436's Charities Director gave a presenting sponsor check of $1,500.00 to Brother Knight, Paul Maxwell, St. Daniel Council #15967, the "Annual Angel's Place Run/Walk" race director. 

Angel's Place is a 501c3 charitable organization In the Detroit metro area, providing residential and other supportive services to adults with intellectual impairments and other related developmental disabilities. 

This annual fundraising event is hosted by St. Daniel's Parish in Clarkston, MI, and its Knights of Columbus Council #15967.  Other area councils providing volunteers include: Divine Mercy Council #14883, and Fr. George Ging Council #6824.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Vivat Jesus!

Thomas F. Kendziorski