Ukraine and the K of C

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Mar 7, 2022 8:21 AM

 The Knights of Columbus have a Jurisdiction in the Ukraine, and Fox News has an interview with their State Deputy . Please spend a few minutes to see this interview with Knights of Columbus director Szymon Czyszek.

 To donate to help our fellow Catholics and Brothers in Ukraine go to This Link for a Donation. Thank you Ben Dandrow DD 513 for sending this story to us!

 Since the Order launched the Ukraine Solidarity Fund last week, over $1.7 million has been raised to support those displaced by the crisis in Ukraine. Many brother Knights and councils have joined in this effort and some have asked how this support can be counted for council activity.

 Councils who donate at least $1,000 to the Ukraine Solidarity Fund may submit and claim program credit in any program category on the Columbian Award (SP-7) application. Councils who donate at least $4,000 may claim 2 program credits in any program category.

 Councils with Lenten fish fries scheduled should know that this is a great way to fundraise for the Ukraine Solidarity Fund. Councils should also view Volume 47 of Fraternal Leader Advisory sent on March 3 to see how they can create their own fundraising team. As a reminder, 100% of donations to the Ukraine Solidarity Fund will go directly to those in need.


Instillation Mass of Bishop Walsh

By: Gary Merritt - Sat, Mar 5, 2022 11:05 AM

The Diocese of Gaylord officially installed a new Bishop on Friday March 4 for the region.

Last December Pope Francis selected Jeffrey Walsh to serve in the position.

Walsh replaces Steven Raica, who left the Diocese in 2020 and is now Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.


Bishop Walsh is now responsible for 21 counties in the lower peninsula.


Our State Officers had the honor of attending the ceremony.

Here is a pictorial of the event.

A video of the entire service may be viewed at this link; The Ordination and Installation of Bishop Jeffrey J. Walsh~ March 4, 2022 - YouTube

Congratulations to Bishop Jeffrey J. Walsh on his episcopal ordination and installation as sixth bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord!

4362 C U F Exemplification

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Mar 2, 2022 10:46 AM

Tuesday evening prior to their council meeting Bishop Haas Council # 4362 gained two members and advanced one more to the third Degree by conducting an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.


Back row, Staff, lft to rt  Tony Arbanas, Ken Skonecki, Don Robinson, Dave Erdmans, Jim Worth

Front, lft to rt new member Hillary Maiyo, now 3rd Degree Kevin Mcvoy, new member Kip Chemjor

Congratulations to all!