2012 November Supplement


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o fficialpublicationofthemichiganstatecouncilknightsofcolumbus nt n suppleme umbia chigan col mi november 2012 happy thanksgiving thanksgiving table prayer o gracious god we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today thank you for our home and family and friends especially for the presence of those gathered here thank you for our health our work and our play please send help to those who are hungry alone sick and suffering war and violence open our hearts to your love we ask your blessing through christ your son amen rev scott a thibodeau state chaplain micharl j maureen malinowski state deputy robert w sandra fox state secretary kenneth b ellie unterbrink state treasurer antonio g sue vittorini state advocate richard f beth mccloy jr state warden thomas a arlene marcetti sr immediate past state deputy thomas m joyce wegener psd supreme director


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o fficialpublicationofthemichiganstatecouncilknightsofcolumbus nt n suppleme umbia chigan col mi november 2012 geget out the vote get yourself your family and your neighbors to the polls to vote on election day november 6 2012 1st ultrasound machine placed inside the city limits of detroit a new ultrasound machine was dedicated on saturday october 27 2012 the machine was placed at the image of god pregnancy care center which is housed at the former st catherine high school in detroit it is on the property of st augustine and st monica catholic church which is located on seminole between mack and warren this is the 1st ultrasound machine placed inside the city limits of detroit the funds for this machine were raised by the seminarians at sacred heart major seminary and purchased through the state council pictured l-r paul thorn pro-life chair director rev daniel trapp pastor of st a&m antonio vittorini state advocate sue vittorini rev daniel trapp pastor of st a&m antonio vittorini state advocate


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3 november michigan columbian supplement state youth soccer championships knights of columbus supreme council family of the month awardees the following are the winners for the april 2012 family of the month contest obtained through a random drawing held at the supreme council office from among many nominees submitted by council throughout the order may family of david leanore troy council 600­ keego harbor family of randolph kathy grierson council 1492 ludington family of john maureen duley council 2986­ pinconning family of donald joan smith council 7018 romeo family of ronald peggy weingartz council 12295 brighton june family of john mary ann palacios council 1224 cadillac family of luke dana thelen council 2890 westphalia family of michael teri sage council 5492 livonia family of mark lisa brown council 7719 lowell july family of gerald laurie brown council 6687 michigan center family of kenneth barbara grzeszak council 7869 remus family of daniel mary sougstad council 8989 ann arbor family of stephen kim lewis council 11114 battle creek state advocate tony vittorini and youth director chris chris kolomjec from the archdiocese of stephanie yeager of st stephens parish in new boston slides into her kick kaveon dukes of assumption grotto gets his foot into a top corner kick alayna knarian of the saginaw diocese shows her winning form.


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michigan columbian supplement november 4 mi k of c host state youth soccer championships clarkston mi the michigan knights of columbus held their annual michigan youth soccer championships in front of an enthusiastic crowd of parents friends and knights at the everest catholic academy in clarkston mi on sunday october 21 2012 the event consisted of the top boys and girls from around the state who were finalists at the diocesan level of competition and were between the ages of 10 ­ 14 years participants were represented from every diocese in the lower peninsula of michigan the objective for each contestant was to score as many points as possible from the penalty kick line where a center shot was worth 5 points lower corners worth 10 points each and upper corners were worth 20 points each the contestants kicked the ball 25 times with 500 points being the maximum score the top competitors in each age group faced off against each other and each contestant received a certificate of appreciation the winners of each age group received trophies and had their pictures taken with state deputy michael malinowski of dearborn heights mi the following contestants were the winners in each age bracket age 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 14 name nichole chambers caleb beardsley phyllis gossett ryan schwiderson stephanie yeager lucas lorenz alayna knarian kaveon dukes community warren au gres au gres au gres new boston east lansing bad axe berkley diocese detroit saginaw saginaw saginaw detroit lansing saginaw detroit school assumption grotto riverside mennonite baptist no denomination st stephens no denomination sacred heart assumption grotto score 115 155 190 190 230 250 185 305 overall eighteen boys and girls participated in the state championship and eight winners were determined in each class k of c director of state youth activities chris kolomjec of grosse pte farms coordinated the event and state council members who were present included state deputy michael malinowski state secretary robert w fox of jenison and state advocate tony vittorini of macomb upcoming youth events sponsored by the knights of columbus this year will include the annual basketball free throw contest the statewide spelling bee and the essay contest for more information about the michigan knights of columbus please visit www.mikofc.org stephanie yeager of the archdiocese of detroit receives her trophy from state deputy malinowski alayna knarian of sacred heart parish in bad axe poses with state deputy malinowski state deputy malinowski awards a trophy to kaveon dukes of berkley in the archdiocese of detroit state deputy mike malinowski left poses with all of the participating athletes state secretary bob fox and state advocate tony vittorini are right of the group.


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5 november michigan columbian supplement public relations there are many rewards and benefits to a well-planned public relations program for the knights of columbus an effective program can 1 create awareness in the community for your council and its contributions 2 build a positive image for the knights of columbus as a whole and your council in particular 3 create valuable exposure for the council and its activities 4 communicate key messages to target audiences 5 clear away misconceptions 6 strengthen community support for the knights of columbus and its mission 7 assist in recruiting new members in service to one in service to all new ecopy starting with the april edition you will have a choice you can either receive the black and white printed copy of the paper or you can receive a full-color online copy of the paper that you can view or print out as you wish if you wish to receive the michigan columbian by e-mail go to www.mikofc.org on the homepage click on the yellow box titled newsletter sign up fill out your information and get ready to enjoy the new full-color edition of the michigan columbian prospects to members holy cross children s service s your help is their hope mission · provide loving service to the poor · recruit disciples willing to serve others work for justice for youth rejected by families and society how you can help memorial gifts council quota council over quota mi fund to hccs volunteer at facilities sweatshirts for kids at christmas council calendar sales buy a room for a child 1,000.00 adopt a child for a year 2,000.00 insurance policy hccs as beneficiary the 24-hour member tell us about your programs help us improve the service program activities offered by the supreme council office by sending reports on your council s successful activities and/or any suggestions you may have on improving our programs send this information to fraternal services service program suggestions 1 columbus plaza new haven ct 06510-3326 or e-mail fraternalservices@kofc.org please include service program suggestions in the e-mail s subject line cell phone national do not call list are you bothered by sales calls on your cell phone all cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls you will be charged for these calls to prevent this call the following number from your cell phone 1-888-382-1222 it is the national do not call list it blocks your number for five 5 years you must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked for more information visit www.hccsnet.org the father michael j mcgivney guild the father michael j mcgivney guild serves as a source for information about the life works and spirituality of father mcgivney the guild distributes informational materials about him receives reports of favors granted through his intercession and oversees the distribution of relics guild members receive regular updates on the progress of father mcgivney s cause for canonization and are invited to participate in promoting devotion to this venerable servant of god members of the knights of columbus are not automatically guild members and must elect to join the guild to become an organ donor go to www.giftoflifemichigan.org please consider giving blood go to www.redcrossmichigan.org click local chapters to find american red cross nearest you blood is in short supply family of year form please send all family of the year forms to michael metiva state family life director 860 n gleaner rd saginaw michigan 48609 email m.metiva@mikofc.org due by april 15 2012


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michigan columbian supplement november 6 take 5 charity program by william j walsh p.s.d michigan state charities director i am pleased to report another successful year for our knights of columbus take 5 charity program while we didn t reach our goal of $100,000 we did collect a respectfully $91,778 we were able to reach this amount with only 76 of the councils participating this means about 100 councils did not report one donation to our take 5 charity program even more disturbing is that 41 of these 100 councils contributed last year but not this year had they contributed in the same amount as last year we would have an additional $8,779 letting us reach our $100,00 goal another concern is that 48 of these 100 councils have not participated in at least the last 2 years why were their members given the opportunity to donate while it s probably unrealistic to expect every member to participate but certainly every council should be included on the enclosed list of councils participating as a state council program financial secretaries must include the information sheet showing our recipients of those funds along with your new year dues billing thus allowing each individual member the opportunity to contribute to this most worthy cause i would be remiss however if i didn t congratulate those councils and dioceses that did an outstanding job in the detroit archdiocese father baumgartner council #5452 collected $5.28 per member closely followed by st fabian council 13362 at $5.05 per member in the grand rapids diocese pewamo council #8071 collected $6.75 per member their were many other councils that collected between $4.00 and $5.00 per member only the gaylord diocese had an increase over last year with a $400 increase so you can see large or small new or old with the proper promotion of the take5 charity program each and every council can be successful finally we certainly don t minimize this total of $91,778 because with it your state council has been able to assist many worthy causes on your behalf on the other hand however they have had to turn down numerous other worthy appeals this amount while sizeable is small compared to our total potential so again our sincere thanks and congratulations to those members and councils who donated this past fraternal year we would ask both members and councils who didn t participate or give to seriously consider doing so to this most worthy charity program during the present fraternal year thus helping all to fulfill the cardinal principle of our order charity listed below is each diocese total collected and the councils that contributed if you made a donation and don t find your council listed below please contact your grand knight and or financial secretary and ask him why not archdiocese of detroit $35,981.74 521-600-856-1266-1802-1774-1987-2251-2569-2632-26602667-2690-2739-2835-2950-3021-3042-3078-3129-31603292-3312-3615-3725-3774-3797-3860-3869-3956-39594064-4188-4401-4513-4556-4764-4872-5436-5452-54605492-5981-6549-6824-6865-7011-7018-7134-7200-72277239-7340-7413-7444-7586-7780-7918-8186-8274-82848441-8500-8659-8695-8697-8698-8710-8902-9346-95269568-10501-10724-11430-11658-11689-11756-11772-1181111957-12102-12121-12403-12408-12479-12808-13318-13319 -13340-13362-13453-13475-13485-13600-13645-1367313793-13799-13810-13950-13980-13983-13992-14213-14883 -14728-15204 diocese of gaylord $6,948.50 791-853-923-1213-1224-1705-1982-2022-2709-2781-42355083-6314-6548-6593-6657-6851-7329-7365-7419-76237688-8041-8390-8556-8948-9979-11664-12294-13432-13958 -15021-15135 diocese of grand rapids $10,807.00 389-706-1300-1492-2168-2198-2199-2975-3104-3111-43624404-7115-7341-7487-7585-7719-7761-7869-8071-81178291-8425-8564-9909-10992-11581-12258-12668-1298513035-13391-13526-13579-13641-13653-13685-13939-14206 -14404-14856-14642-15213 diocese of kalamazoo $3,556.50 708-1120-1616-2113-2508-2515-2900-3447-3798-4036-40555255-5999-6980-7796-9962-11114-12998-13251-1330514409 diocese of lansing $22,436.54 587-609-695-788-1139-2659-2890-2959-3027-3092-32303281-4090-4285-4354-6534-6674-6687-6694-6742-72377304-7311-7418-7545-7587-7816-7832-7891-7945-79558113-8169-8391-8489-8605-8669-8858-8989-9182-97119937-10006-10170-10542-10907-10963-11099-11532-1169411761-11875-12044-12295-13360-13418-13450-13516-13703 -14031 diocese of marquette $3,372.50 646-649-689-1245-1396-1541-1585-2713-2804-2894-29343082-6447-6667-7100-7472-10777-11316-13115-1322413333 diocese of saginaw $8,675.50 414-1297-1546-2141-2291-2724-2740-2943-2986-3029-35053590-3651-3823-4102-4232-4693-7233-7337-7571-75827591-7717-8042-8043-8554-8808-8892-11432-12423-1266012684-14211



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