MiKofC.org Website – 2020

By: Tom Marcetti, Sr - Mon, Jan 11, 2021 9:30 AM

I hope that you are pleased with the services of the State website and will visit it regularly. If you have any comments or questions, please email us at statewebsite@MiKofC.org.

God bless -Stay well.

Senior Advisor Tom Marcetti


Free Online Membership

By: Gary Merritt - Fri, Jan 8, 2021 7:20 AM


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Casey the Teddy Bear

By: Mike Haughey - Mon, Jan 4, 2021 10:00 AM

Casey the Teddy Bears are in stock here in Michigan. Councils can find many uses for these stuffed animals, like a Coats for Kids event! Every council should have a case on hand for use throughout the fraternal year. A case of 12 bears is just $120. Simply fill out form MI-5 and send it to me along with a check and your order will be quickly processed.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

 Michael Haughey State Community Director

586-873-9234 m.haughey@mikofc.org  

 Link to Order Form


Our Sunday Visitor’s 2020 Catholics of the Year

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Dec 23, 2020 2:56 PM

Two of the selections of Catholics of the Year 2020 are Fr. McGivney an our Supreme Knight.

Meet Our Sunday Visitor’s 2020 Catholics of the Year

Here is the article written by our Supreme Chaplain from Our Catholic Visitors website.

A deep faith and commitment to charity link the Knights of Columbus’ past and present leaders

By Archbishop William E. Lori

As Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, I have worked closely with Supreme Knight Carl Anderson for more than 15 years. Repeatedly, I have witnessed in him the qualities of mind and heart that have made him a visionary and effective leader of the world’s largest lay Catholic organization. Chief among these are the depth of faith in Jesus Christ, his love of the Church, his missionary spirit, his commitment to charity, his strength of character, and his ability to lead a large and complex fraternal organization. Looking back on the Supreme Knight’s tenure, I can say without any hesitation that he has brilliantly exemplified the luminous virtues so evident in the life of the recently beatified Blessed Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights.


Like Father McGivney, Supreme Knight Anderson firmly anchors life and work in his encounter with Christ in faith and prayer. His profound respect for human life and his commitment to charity flow from his faith in the Incarnate Son of God who fully reveals the inviolable dignity of each person. As was true of Father McGivney, Supreme Knight Anderson’s every initiative aims at furthering the Church’s mission to evangelize, sanctify and serve. In the spirit of Father McGivney, Supreme Knight Anderson has extended Knights of Columbus charities to the marginalized, whether it is persecuted Christians in the Middle East or young people in the inner city in need of a warm coat. Following in Father McGivney’s footsteps, Supreme Knight Anderson has worked tirelessly to promote family life and to ensure that the Knights of Columbus helps Catholic men to live their faith as good husbands and fathers.


As the Church gives thanks for the beatification of Blessed Michael McGivney, so, too, let us give thanks to God for the wonderful example and leadership of Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson. Both of these distinguished Knights are well-deserving of being named among Our Sunday Visitor’s Catholics of the Year for the indelible mark each made on the Church this past year.


Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore is Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.

March for Life Pro-Life Legacy Award Winner

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Dec 21, 2020 2:10 PM

Each year the March for Life has a tradition of recognizing a remarkable person through the Pro-Life Legacy Award – a person who has dedicated his or her life to building a culture of life. This award, presented during the Rose Dinner, is gifted to longstanding heroes of the pro-life movement. 

March for Life is delighted to announce that the 2021 Pro-Life Legacy awardee is Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl Anderson.

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson is a former Professor and Dean of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute, former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, and current Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus. Anderson has dedicated his career to furthering the pro-life cause through policy, education, and through his tireless pro-life work with the Knights of Columbus.
Carl Anderson has accomplished enormous milestones in our collective work to make abortion unthinkable, he is a true pro-life warrior, and is highly deserving of this year’s Pro-Life Legacy Award. It is thanks in large part to the work of Mr. Anderson that the movement has made many advances that can be celebrated today.
 I hope you will join us in honoring Mr. Anderson at the Virtual Rose Dinner Gala!

Jeanne Mancini President March for Life


Register for our Virtual Rose Dinner Gala to watch the award presentation, including remarks from Mr. Anderson!


Pregnancy Center Support

By: Ed Strach - Mon, Dec 14, 2020 10:22 AM


Taking Action for Life – Pregnancy Center Support

Taking Action for Life –

Pregnancy Center Support

This can earn your council two program credits toward the Columbian Award –

find out more here.


Heartbeat International.org            CareNet.org

  More than 100 centers now operate throughout Michigan. By the very nature of our founding, Knights of Columbus are called to care for the widow and orphan. Abortion-vulnerable unborn children and mothers experiencing unexpected pregnancies certainly fall within our mandate. With our aid, pregnancy centers can offer support to help them choose life. Councils can “adopt” a pregnancy center and provide material, labor, and spiritual support throughout the year. To obtain the complete list of pregnancy centers throughout Michigan as affiliates under Heartbeat International and Care Net. 

Links - Heartbeat Intn'l      Carenet 



Michigan Coats for Kids 2020

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Dec 13, 2020 1:13 PM


Well over 6,700 coats were distributed in Michigan by the State and local councils this year.

As you can see from the pics those that receive the winter wear are vary appreciative.

Anyone involved will agree that the need is great.

One lady in Flint said she walked 10 blocks in the cold with her kids to get them a coat.

One girl when asked how she liked her coat by responding; “I hope it gets cold so I can wear it.”


Councils can participate by donating money to the State Council which allows more coats to be distributed at these events. It’s a great way for councils that don’t have the resources or the ability to distribute locally to help fund the state events. And of course, earn a credit towards the Columbian award. As we approach the end of the events any donations will be saved and used for the distribution in 2021. To donate write your council check to the Michigan State Council, memo: Coats for Kids and mail to State Secretary Chris Kolomjec - 378 Fisher Rd Gross Point Farms 48230.

Rise Up and Answer the Call!