2024 Ice Mass at Our Lady of the Snows is February 9th

By: Ken Warzybok - Mon, Jan 22, 2024 6:32 AM


The 2024 Ice Mass at Our Lady of the Snows is taking place on February 9th at 5:30pm.
 
Every year, college students of Council #17237 and community members in the town of Houghton, MI, come together to construct the Chapel as part of Michigan Technological University's annual Winter Carnival. This unique chapel features an altar made from thick slabs of ice, carefully cut from the majestic Lake Superior. As you explore the snowy walls, you'll discover a raised pulpit, a serene Marian grotto, a meticulously hand-carved confessional, cozy corridors along the sides, and stunning 'stained ice' windows that add a touch of ethereal beauty to the chapel.
 
It's truly a labor of love and a testament to the faith, creativity, and dedication of the people involved.
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Register for the 2024 Ice Mass Live Stream by clicking here (all those who register will receive a commemorative Ice Mass Magnet).

 

2024 March for Life Rally in DC

By: Ed Strach - Fri, Jan 19, 2024 6:12 PM


The 51st Annual March for Life Rally took place on January 19th in Washington D.C. This is the biggest and most important pro-life event of the year, and the Michigan State Council was well representedwith the leadership of State Deputy Christopher Kolomjec, and the State Board.

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This year, the theme of the event was "With every woman, for every child." The emphasis was on taking care of both the mom and the baby during pregnancy and beyond.
 
  1. Speakers at the rally included members of Congress, and even University of Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh. Fresh off of his first national championship, Coach Harbaugh encouraged everyone to keep fighting until abortion is "unthinkable." Coach Harbaugh stated, "This is a great day for a march. It's a great day for the sanctity of Life, and football weather. Let's make it a great day!"
 
The Knights of Columbus have been supporting the March for Life since 1974. We are proud to be partners in this important cause!
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VIVAT JESUS!
 
Ed Strach
State Life Director
MIchigan State Council

 

Heart of Christ Ultrasound Dedication

By: Ed Strach - Fri, Jan 19, 2024 6:23 AM


On January 17th Archbishop Allen Vigneron was at the Heart of Christ Clinic at the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit to dedicate the 91st Ultrasound in Michigan, sponsored by St Lawrence Council #2950 (Utica).

 

Heart of Christ Clinic is a comprehensive health care clinic and real-world example of our pledge to redouble efforts to support women and children.This history-making medical community center is sponsored by the Michigan State Council and councils throughout the state.

 

Supreme Council's Ultrasound and Aid & Support After Pregnancy (ASAP) programs provided support to make these dedications a reality.

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Ed Strach

Life Director

Michigan State Council

 

 

Councils Stand Up for our Youth at the Detroit Archdiocesan Meeting

By: Paul J. Palka - Thu, Jan 18, 2024 6:30 AM


 
There are so many opportunities to put your Faith in Action, even at a Diocesan Meeting!
 
Our Worthy State Deputy, Christopher Kolomjec, recently had a conversation with Father Matthew Hood of Detroit Catholic Campus Ministries. This ministry serves the students of Wayne State University, UofM-Dearborn, and other nearby campuses. Father Hood is currently organizing a trip for local Catholic college students to attend the Eucharistic Revival in Indiana. However, this trip comes with a hefty price tag, and Father Hood mentioned that they still needed an additional $5000 to cover expenses and asked if the Knights of Columbus could help.
 
During the Detroit Archdiocesan Meeting on January 16th, our Worthy State Deputy shared this information with the Brother Knights in attendance. While the State Deputy was still speaking, councils immediately stepped up and began pledging funds! The pledges ranged from $250 to $1000, and in total, over $17,000 was pledged! This generous amount of money will cover the entire trip for these students.
 
Despite the freezing minus-4 degree weather outside, the warmth of generosity filled every heart in that room. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our Brother Knights for their spontaneous kindness, their support for our Youth, and for putting their Faith in Action for the next generation of Catholics!
 
For more information on Detroit Catholic Campus Ministries, click here
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If your council is interested in contributing, please send your checks to:
 
State Secretary Barry Borsenik
c/o Michigan State Council
6025 Wall Street
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
 
Please indicate DETROIT CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRIES in the memo line.
 
Vivat Jesus!
 
Paul Palka
State Program Director

 

Gaylord January 14th Diocesan meeting postponed

By: Paul J. Palka - Fri, Jan 12, 2024 3:10 PM


Brothers,
 
The Gaylord Diocesan meeting scheduled for Sunday January 14th is being postponed because of the blizzard predicted for this weekend in Gaylord. Expect a new date to be published by early next week.
 

UPDATE

The Gaylord Diocesan Meeting has been rescheduled to Sunday, January 28th. The meeting will be held at St Mary's Council 2781 located at 2753 Wilkinson Rd. Gaylord, MI 49735 following 11am Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Gaylord.

 
Vivat Jesus,
 
Paul Palka
State Program Director

 

 
 

 

Lansing Cross Catholic Food Packing Event

By: Richard Perry - Fri, Jan 12, 2024 12:12 PM


The Lansing Diocese Cross Catholic Food Packing event is being held
February 10, 2024 8AM to NOON
At
Lansing Catholic High School

501 Marshal 

St Lansing, MI 48912


Click here and here to access downloadable flyers for the event with QR codes for the registering of volunteers and for donations to purchase the food items needed
Please:

· Get the message out.

·  Send the flyer to families, students, and friends let them know everyone is invited to participate. They can sign up with the QR code on the flyer. Post flyers on church announcements boards.

· Many councils have supported this financially. If you haven’t please have your councils consider a donation- $2.00 / member is suggested. Send checks made out to the State Council with Lansing Food packing event in memo line and send to Garrett Kelenske 1439 Maple Ridge St Muskegon, MI  49445. Personal donations can be sent directly to Cross Catholic using the donation QR code on flyer. 

· Pray for the success of this important Faith in Action program.   

· Participate with family and friends on February 10.

Fraternally,

Richard (Rick) Perry

Lansing Diocesan Program Director north 

810-701-0413

 

Winter 2024 Diocesan Meetings

By: Paul J. Palka - Tue, Jan 9, 2024 3:34 PM


Winter 2024 Diocesan Meetings
 
• Grand Rapids Bishop Walkowiak Tuesday January 9th St. Jude Catholic Church, 1120 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
 
• Lansing Diocese Winter Meeting will be on January 10. 219 Seymour Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 St. Mary’s Cathedral
 
• Gaylord on January 14th 11am mass at the cathedral, 606 N Ohio Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735 meeting following.
 
• Detroit on January 16th 2701 Chicago Blvd, Detroit, MI 48206
 
• Kalamazoo, Tuesday January 23rd Meeting will be held at the Fr. Crowley Center at St. Augustine Cathedral 542 W. Michigan in Kalamazoo and hosted by Council #15439.
 
• Saginaw January 24th Place Our Lady of Czestochowa St. Stanislaus Church Social Hall, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave, Bay City 48708.
 
• Marquette on Saturday, January 27, 2024, St Michaels in Marquette. 9am registration, meeting 10-12 401 W Kaye Ave, Marquette, MI 49855
 
Weekday meetings: Registration at 5:30, Dinner at 6pm, and meeting start at 7pm.