MICHIGAN 2024 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WINTER GAMES HELD IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN

By: Walter Winkle - Thu, Feb 1, 2024 1:47 PM


MICHIGAN SPECIAL OLYMPICS WINTER GAMES HELD IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN
 
From now until February 2nd, the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resorts, and Howe Ice Arena at the Grand Traverse Civic Center are buzzing with energy and excitement. These venues are hosting a variety of thrilling winter sports, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, and figure skating. Over 1,500 competitors, coaches, and volunteers are coming together for this special occasion.
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Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games have a long and proud history, and this year marks their 45th anniversary and is turning out to be memorable one for the over 1,500 competitors, coaches, and volunteers coming together for this special occasion.
 
As the athletes say "Let me win, but if cannot not win, let me be brave in the attempt."

 

January 28th Message from our State Faith Director

By: Robert Bagley - Wed, Jan 31, 2024 9:56 AM


From Your State Faith Director

 

Brothers,  Viva Christo Rey!

 

Did you know, Christ made man to be the leader of his Family, the Church and our Community. How can we be the Leader that he wants us to be?

 

We need to become more immersed in our Faith, are you unsure how to accomplish this?

 

COR! By the men in your council and Parish getting together, having refreshments, open your get-together with a prayer and dive into your topic. Then have discussion helping each other with what was presented. Close with a prayer.

 

This will build your Faith to where you start to become more Holy, which is the ultimate goal. People will start to notice the change in you, your family will notice you becoming more involved with the Church and loving Christ even more.

 

You are now becoming what God wants us to be. Now the young men are looking to you for guidance and by God's Grace, it will encourage them to join the Priesthood. 

 

This is the Salvation of your Soul and bringing others to Christ.

 

God Loves you

bob and lorie

PAX

Bob Bagley 

State Faith Director

 

St Francis Xavier Petosky Council 923 recruits State Senator

By: Ken Warzybok - Fri, Jan 26, 2024 4:04 PM


At their 75th Annual Polish Sausage Supper, St. Francis Xavier Petoskey Council 923 did such a great job, with attendace of 500 people, they impressed State Senator John Damoose to immediately join the Knights of Columbus. 

Welcome to the Order, Brother John!

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SHMS Dinner for Life

By: Ken Warzybok - Wed, Jan 24, 2024 3:15 PM


The seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit will be hosting the 14th Annual Dinner for Life on Friday, February 9, 2024 at the seminary. The evening begins with Mass at 6:00pm, followed by a delicious dinner cooked and served by seminarians, as well as stories of hope from local pro-life organization Guadalupe Workers (all proceeds will go to benefit their organization).

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by clicking here

This year the event is being chaired by Jim Musgrave, a Theology II student at the seminary.poster

 

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