April 7th Red Wings Game - some tickets available

By: Michael A. Kozakiewicz - Fri, Feb 23, 2024 6:52 AM

Just touching base with everyone about the Detroit Red Wings game on April 7th 2024. I still have some tickets available. Don't miss this great time with your Brother Knights!   Deadline to purchase tickets is March 18th. The order form available here



Michael Kozakiewicz
Chief of Fraternal Activities
"You can get business done while still having fun"

2024 Blessed Michael McGivney Award Submissions

By: Paul J. Palka - Mon, Feb 19, 2024 8:16 PM

Worthies, please remember to submit your nomination applications for the State Blessed Michael McGivney Award (Council Chaplain of the Year).
This prestigious award honors a Knights of Columbus chaplain who embodies priestly zeal and exemplary service in alignment with the values of our founder. The ideal recipient will be recognized as a teacher of the faith, an apostle of Christian family life, a dedicated parish priest, a model of charity, a promoter of Catholic fraternity, and a role model within your parish community.
We encourage all councils to fill out the nomination application and showcase the dedication of their chaplains in serving their parishioners and the Knights of Columbus.
The nomination application is available by clicking here
Please submit your completed application to p.palka@mikofc.org by March 31st.
Paul Palka
State Program Director


2024 State winners of the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

By: John Hundiak - Mon, Feb 19, 2024 2:45 PM



The judging is finished and we have the winners of the 2023-2024 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest winners for the jurisdiction of Michigan.

The theme this year was meaningful to the Church and all youth: ‘How can the Church evangelize in the digital

From across the state, over 40 essays were submitted from youth, grades 8 through 12, and judged on content, grammar, and style. Judging was done by high school level teachers.

The winners are:


Grade 8 - Alexander Boukouris of Farmington Hills. Alexander is sponsored by Council 4401 in District 112

Read Alexander's essay here

Grade 9 - Michela Crivela of Shelby Township. Michela is sponsored by Council 13983 in District 121

Read Michela's essay here

Grade 10 - Mia Shinaver of Ottawa Lake. Mia is sponsored by Council 8902 in District 102

Read Mia's essay here


Grade 11 - Mary Griffin of Shelby Township. Mary is sponsored by Council 13983 in District 121

Read Mary's essay here


Grade 12 – Marley Weems of Portland. Marley is sponsored by Council 2168 in District 301

Read Marley's essay here


These winning essays are now entered into the International level of competition at Supreme.

Please join me in congratulating the winners; as well as, thanking all those who participated in this year’s program!


John Hundiak
State Community Director

2024 Bowling Tournament is underway

By: Gregory Zawalski - Sun, Feb 18, 2024 9:30 AM

The Michigan State Council Bowling Association and Richard Council #788, commenced the 82nd Annual Michigan Knights of Columbus State Bowing Tournament in Lansing at Royal Scot Bowl and Golf. This weekend was the State Officers' Tournament and included the Opening Ceremonies of the Bowling Tournament to kick off the long running tradition here in Michigan.
Congratulations to the 2024 Tournament Honoree Micheal Kozakiewicz!
The regular open tournament begins February 24/25 through March 23/24.
There are still openings! Go to www.michigankofcathletics.com to register.

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Gregory Zawalski - Vice President 

Michigan State Council Bowling Association



2024 Detroit Diocesan Spelling Bee

By: Alexander Truesdale - Sat, Feb 17, 2024 8:06 PM

Here are the winners and runners up for the Detroit Diocesan Spelling Bee.
4th, 5th and 6th Grade Division: The Winner is Elise Trahchida from St. Paul School, 6th grade, Council 12121 St. Paul on the Lake from District 119.
The Runner Up is Vassi Karageorgos from St. Paul School, 5th grade, Council 12121 St. Paul on the Lake from District 119.
7th, 8th and 9th Grade Division: The Winner is Preston Simmons, from St. Paul School, 8th grade, Council 12121 St. Paul on the Lake from District 119.
The Runner Up is Dylan Goldsmith from Holy Family Regional School, 8th grade, Council 13950 St. Mary of the Hills from District 111.
From left to right , Joe Brenner, Detroit Diocesan Program Director East, SDRR Paul Thorn, Runner up Vassi Karageorgos, Winner Elise Trahchida, DD127 Mark Elias, Detroit Diocesan Program Director East Alex Truesdale and State Community Director John Hundiak.
From left to right; Detroit Diocesan Program Director East Alex Truesdale, State Community Director John Hundiak, Winner Preston Simmons, Runner Up Dylan Goldsmith, DD101 Dan Nowakowski and DD117 Matt Elias.
Alex Truesdale
Detroit Diocesan Program Director East


ASAP Top Rankings

By: Ed Strach - Sat, Feb 17, 2024 9:24 AM

Aid & Support After Pregnancy (ASAP) Top Rankings

Submitted by: Ed Strach                                               February 17, 2024


Below are the Order wide top rankings for the Aid & Support After Pregnancy (ASAP) through the end of January 2024. For the second year since the beginning of the ASAP program, the Michigan jurisdiction remains a leader in both applications and donations.

Aid and Support After Pregnancy is a featured program to support pregnant women, mothers, and their children, both born and unborn, by serving pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes. Through ASAP, for every $500 a council or assembly donates to a qualifying non-profit pregnancy resource center or maternity home (up to $2,000), the Supreme Council will issue a $100 grant to the same qualifying organization.


Thank you to all councils and assemblies that have made donations to local pregnancy centers and maturity homes. For other councils or assemblies, take the opportunity to donate and build a relationship that at the heart is defending the life of the unborn.

For further information about the ASAP program click here

Lansing Cross Catholic Food Packing Event provides over 61k meals

By: Garret Kelenske - Sat, Feb 10, 2024 4:57 PM

On Saturday February 10th, Brother Knights and friends from throughout the state joined in for the Cross Catholic Outreach Food Packing event at Lansing Catholic High School.
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With a great turnout of volunteers showing up to lend a hand in packing 61,848 meals, it was a remarkable day filled with compassion, teamwork, and the joy of making a difference. We are so grateful to everyone who came out and contributed their time and effort to this worthy cause. Together, we are making a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate.
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O Lord, bless the work of the hands of our volunteers and donors...may this life-giving food nourish those who are most in need, both in body and spirit. May we continue to spread love and kindness in Your Holy name, one meal at a time.


Journey With The Saints Statue Installation at the Cathedral

By: Ken Warzybok - Fri, Feb 9, 2024 7:27 AM

On Thursday, February 8th, Catholics from Metro Detroit and beyond gathered at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament to witness the 'Journey with the Saints.'  The Cathedral, adorned with its majestic architecture, provided a fitting backdrop for this momentous occasion.

Catholics from all walks of life, united by their faith, came together to partake in this extraordinary experience. The 'Journey with the Saints' served as a testament to the enduring power of Catholicism and its ability to bring people together in worship and celebration. As we are about to begin our own Journey into the Lenten season, may this serve as a reminder of the enduring power of faith and the profound influence of saints in the lives of Catholics.collage 21