More Fun for Life at the AOD East Diocesan Meeting

By: Ed Strach - Wed, Jan 26, 2022 8:34 AM

Pictured above L - R: State Life Director Ed Strach, General Agent Don Wesley, State Deputy Walter Winkle and Field Agent Dale Jacks of the Wesley Agency.

Another special auction for Life took place before the Archdiocese of Detroit Diocesan meeting Wednesday evening January 19, 2022.

With several challenging bids for two baby gift bags, a “Created in the Image of God” baby blanket and a DEFEND LIFE FLAG, General Agent Don Wesley will contribute $600 (a bonus of $100 was included as a donation from Brother Knight Ken Dumais of St. Mary of the Hills Council #13950), to Pregnancy Aid Detroit.

Our State Officers at March for Life

By: Ed Strach - Tue, Jan 25, 2022 10:45 AM

JANUARY 21, 2022 - our Michigan State Officers visited Washington DC to participate in the 2022 49th Annual National March for Life.

May we pray without ceasing that all will respect the sacred gift of life from conception to natural death.

Mass for the Protection of the Unborn

By: Ed Strach - Wed, Jan 19, 2022 10:04 AM

On behalf of the Archdiocese of Detroit, we would like to invite the Knights of Columbus Council Members and Families who are not attending the March for Life in DC this year to attend a special Mass for the Unborn at 11am on Sunday, January 23 at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, celebrated by Archbishop Vigneron. 

 It would be great to support the Archbishop and fill the Cathedral with our witness. This Mass will be livestreamed to a National audience; may the Nation know, here in Detroit, in our Archdiocese and in our State, we are ready for the fight ahead, ready to defend the dignity of every life, the right to life, and ready to accompany those abortion vulnerable women, men and families in our midst.  

We are so grateful for the Witness of the Knights of Columbus in so many concrete ways at the council level. Thank you for the education and the outreach to the vulnerable in our community, especially through your ultrasound initiatives to pregnancy help centers and consistent prayer support outside abortion centers

Thank you and God bless you and the sacrifices you make for life!  Please continue to let us know if there are any ways we might better support the Prolife efforts of the Knights.

9 Days for Life Novena

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Jan 16, 2022 5:29 PM

Join us to pray for Life! The protection of life is a sustained prayer intention for nine days of the Catholic Church and of the Knights of Columbus. This Novena for Life is meant to bring Knights of Columbus and parish families together in a spiritual battle to lead their communities through public and private acts of prayer, to ensure a culture of Life. 


Ed Strach State Life Director

View and download full novena:

Each of the 9 Days prayers & reflections in  PDF HERE


 Respect Life

Fun for Life at the Grand Rapids Diocesan Meeting

By: Ed Strach - Fri, Jan 14, 2022 10:09 AM

A special auction took place before the Grand Rapids Diocesan Meeting on Wednesday January 13, 2022.

With many bids for a baby birth gift box, two, containing a “Created in the Image of God” baby blankets and a DEFEND LIFE FLAG, Worthy District Deputy, Patrick Smiggen along with Grand Knight Steven Vanderlean of Bishop Kevin Britt Council #8117 in Ada won the basket with the highest bid.

The council will contribute of $300 to Insight Pregnancy Center in Fremont.

D.C. March for Life Bus Trips

By: Ed Strach - Sat, Jan 1, 2022 11:10 AM

Link Click Here:  SoHLS - Right to Life of Michigan ( 

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration following the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and rapidly grew to be the largest prolife event in the world. Help make the 2022 March for Life on January 21 the best attended yet. March side-by-side with the hundreds of thousands of Americans taking a stand for the most vulnerable members of our human family. Join Michigan prolife groups on a bus trip to Washington, D.C. Bring your youth, your youthful enthusiasm and your passion for life.

Groups outside of Michigan: please check with your state Right to Life office for information on March for Life trips planned in your state.

Grand Rapids Right to Life
Grand Rapids Right to Life’s bus trip has multiple options; attendees are able to design a trip that fits their schedule regarding length of trip, day or night travel, as well as choice of hotel. Trips start at $210 per person. For complete information visit or contact Betty at (616)516-0082 or at

Metro Detroit Right to Life affiliates
Upper Downriver, Southern Downriver, and Central Wayne Count Right to Life affiliates are hosting a joint red-eye bus trip. The trip departs from Trenton at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, and returns on Saturday, January 22, at 6 a.m. The trip cost is $130 for adults and $65 for young adults: full payment is due on December 31. For reservations and questions please contact Joe Connors at (734) 735-8001, or

Sanilac County Right to Life & St. Clair County Right to Life
Sanilac County and St. Clair County Right to Life’s joint bus trip is leaving from Emmet at 6 a.m. on Thursday, January 20. Their trip departs Washington, D.C., at 6 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, and will arrive back at Emmet at 6 p.m. Rates run from $195 per person to $425 per person depending on the number of occupants desired in your hotel room. For information or reservations please visit their website at or call Patty Haupt at (989) 280-6148 or Mary Beth Ingram at (810) 531-4746