Knights of Columbus

 

 

 

 

Business meetings are the second Thursday of each month in the Davidson Center.

Rosary ………………7:00 PM

Meeting………………7:30 PM

Officers’ meetings are the Thursday before the business meeting.

Social meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month.

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Our Officers

Chaplain…………..Fr. Steve Wertanen

District Deputy……………Tim Dunning

Grand Knight………………..John Carry

Deputy Grand Knight…..….William Ris

Chancellor……………..….Mike Micene

Warden…………………Darryl Schwartz

Treasurer…………………..Dennis Briar

Recorder…………….…….John Spates

Advocate………….…Michael Campbell

Inside Guard………….Randall Fournier

Outside Guard……Hugo De La Fuente

1 Year Trustee………………Jim Manzo

2 Year Trustee…….……Peter Miecyjak

3 Year Trustee……………….Tony Wilk

Financial Secretary.….Dennis Dekoski

Field Agent………………Anthony Bliss

Quarterly Report October 2017

Who We Are

The Knights of Columbus were organized as a fraternal benefit society in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882 by the Rev. Michael McGivney.  The purpose of this fraternal order of laymen is to support the Church and country by means of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The order works tirelessly to reach out to widows and orphans, to defend the unborn and aged, to provide assistance to the hungry, homeless, physically and mentally challenged, and to support vocations to ministry within the Church.  Membership is open to men 18 years or older who are practicing Catholics.

 

What We Do

K of C Programs:

Fifth Sunday Rosary – This a prayer program led by our council.  It is held in the chapel following the 12:15 Mass whenever a fifth Sunday occurs in a month.  All are welcomed to attend this devotional prayer for vocations.

Seminarian Support – In support of vocations, our council gives financial support to one seminarian each year to help offset schooling costs as they pursue their call to the Church.

Global Wheelchair Mission – The Global Wheelchair Mission purchases wheelchairs in bulk and delivers them by sea containers around the world.

Special Olympics –  The Knights of Columbus commitment to Special Olympics and to hundreds of grassroots programs for people with intellectual and physical disabilities is  an expression of our belief in the intrinsic worth of every human being.

Ultrasound Initiative – Our council participates in this Initiative by raising money for funds that will buy an ultra sound machine and support mobile ultra sound ministries.

Family of the Month and Year – We recognize active families each month and for the year.

Coats for Kids – The council supplies boxes of new coats for ministries in our parish to give to those in need as well as other similar ministries in the area.

Free Throw Championship – Contestants (kids 9 – 14) compete within their own age group.  All competition begins at the local level.  Winners move on to the district, regional, and state levels.  From there, some move on to the international level.

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest – This contest is available to all students in the 8th through the 12th Grades.  This also begins at the local level and continues on up to the international level.

Keep Christ in Christmas – The council supports the initiative to have billboards in the Metro area that remind people of the real reason of the Christmas season.

 

Parish Programs we help support:

RCIA

Confirmation Class

First Communion Class

College Scholarships

St. Vincent de Paul

BASIC Youth

CYO Sports

Stations of the Cross

Graduation Dinner

Parish Summer Concert

Food Pantry

Parish Movie Night

Men’s Fellowship

Parish Picnic

Adopt a Road

Seniors’ Club

 

Charities We Support:

Mary’s Mantle

Boysville (Holy Cross Children’s Services of Michigan)

Special Olympics

St. Francis Camp

Camp Sancta Maria

Wreaths Across America

Christ the Light Special Ed.

K of C Christians at Risk

Right-To-Life Activities

Priests For Life

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Anyone liking more information or an application please contact our Membership Director, Jay Jackson on 586-615-5698.  Applications and information are also available in the Parish office.