Star Award Council 7623

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Jan 16, 2023 10:51 PM

District Deputy #202 Jim Szafran presented the Star Council Award to Our Lady of Carmel Council #7623 in Hale.

Receiving the award is IPGK Roger Houthoofd. 


Also in the picture to the left is Treasurer Bernie Lorenz and Council Financial Secretary Phil Donnelly and to the right is Council Grand Knight John Stayer.

St. Francis Camp on the Lake Sportsman extravaganza

By: Paul J. Palka - Sun, Jan 15, 2023 2:03 PM

Live & Silent Auction in support of St. Francis on the Lake.

FRIDAY - JANUARY 27, 2023 at Monaghan’s Knights of Columbus Hall 19801 Farmington Rd, Livonia, MI 48152



$75.00 AT THE DOOR

TABLES OF EIGHT $500. 00 (BEFORE JAN 20, 2023)

$600.00 AFTER



Christopher A. Kolomjec State Deputy Knights of Columbus

& Fr. Paul Ballien Regional Chaplin Order of Alhambra


GARY DECAR LO - 586-436-0121

Make checks out to: ST. FRANCIS CAMP Memo: SPORTSMAN


40th Anniversary for Council 8274

By: Paul Thorn - Sun, Jan 15, 2023 8:10 AM

On Saturday, January 14, 2023, Immaculata Council 8274 in Lakeport, celebrated their 40th Anniversary.  The Council was Chartered on January 12, 1983.

The evening began with Council Chaplain Fr. Lee Acervo celebrating Mass at St. Edward on the Lake Church.  At the end of Mass, Fr. Acervo invited all in attendance to the Anniversary celebration in the parish hall.  Many council members attended the event.

Charter Members attending the celebration were PGK Gerry McCarthy, Terry Krueger and Melvin Vermeesch.  Additional Past Grand Knights in attendance were Chris Rudy, Taylor Lepke, Mike Warfal and Jac Armstrong FDD.

Grand Knight Bob Furtado served as Master of Ceremonies and introduced PSD Thomas Clark, FVSM who was the Founding State Deputy in 1983, Lady Sara Clark, DD David Kelley III, Lady Megan Kelley, State Deputy Regional Representative Paul Thorn and Lady Sue Thorn.

Congratulations on 40 years of service to Immaculata Council 8274.

Paul Thorn - SDRR Detroit East

Star Award Presentation for 13930

By: Richard Shelt - Fri, Jan 13, 2023 9:48 AM

Tuesday January 10th, it was my pleasure to present to St Juan Diego Council # 13930 in Pontiac with their third, in a row, Star Council Award.

  Congratulations to a job well done.

 Pictured left to right SDRR Richard Shelt, GK Alejandro Rivera, and DD #107 Joseph Langhauser.

Fraternally Vivat Jesus!
Richard Shelt
State Deputy Regional Representative
Detroit Archdiocese West Michigan Knights of Columbus

C U & F Exemplification in Troy

By: Paul Thorn - Fri, Jan 13, 2023 9:42 AM

On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity was held at St. Anastasia Council 13453 in Troy. 

Welcomed into the Order were Michael Mulhern, Jay Vanderest, Daniel Boismier and Salvatore Delia.

Participating in the Exemplification were Fr. Jim Houbeck, District Deputy John Carry, SDRR Paul Thorn, Grand Knight Charles Burke and members of Council 13453. 

Family Members of the new Knights were also in attendance.

DAVL Memorial Mass 2023

By: Michael Cousins - Fri, Jan 6, 2023 7:17 PM

Each year the Knights of Columbus with the Detroit Archdiocesan Vocations League sponsor a Memorial Mass held at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.  It is a very moving event and the name of every Brother who is being memorialized on a plaque is read aloud and also printed in the program.  The Mass is attended by the State Officers, Fourth Degree Honor Guard and all brother Knights and their families who wish to attend.  This is followed by a brunch where we get to meet some of the current seminarians and future priests.

This year’s Mass is going to be held on Sunday November 5, 2023

Time: 10 am, please be seated by 9:45

Location: Sacred Heart Seminary 2701 Chicago Blvd. Detroit, 48206

Enter on Linwood south of Chicago.

If you wish to memorialize a Knight from your family or Council fill out the plaque application that can be found on the State Website HERE.

or contact Mike Cousins:   586-610-6497

Knights on Bikes Live K of C Principles

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Jan 6, 2023 7:09 PM

Fraternal organization of Knights on Bikes is much more than a motorcycle club, with more than 200 Knights of Columbus members statewide.

It’s more than members with a passion for riding motorcycles. The group was founded in Texas in 2015, and as of 2023, multiple Knights on Bikes councils exist across the United States and Canada. Their motto: “In God We Trust and Ride.”

Membership is about more than leather-clad, rugged men on motorcycles, though; it’s a fraternal organization that unites men from different councils under a common hobby and the noble code of the Knights of Columbus.

“We are Knights on Bikes, but we are all Knights of Columbus members first,” Michigan state Knights on Bikes vice president James Kubinski told Detroit Catholic. “A lot of the stuff we do is the same as what we do as Knights of Columbus members — we will just show up on motorcycles, which gets some heads to turn. It’s a different format that is highly visible and cool.”

Read the entire article in Detroit Catholic HERE

Stay Informed

By: Gary Merritt - Thu, Jan 5, 2023 2:23 PM

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January Community Reminders

By: John Hundiak - Wed, Jan 4, 2023 2:25 PM

Effective January 1, 2023, the price increase for Casey Bears goes into effect. The cost will be $130 per case of 12 and if you want them shipped to you, an additional $40 per case will be required.

At each of the upcoming Diocesan Meetings a few cases of Casey Bears will be available for purchase with no shipping charges added. This will be on a first come first served basis.

Remember all Diocesan level Essay Contest winners are due by January 7, 2023. E-mail the winning essays to John Hundiak, State Community Director