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MENT IAN SUPPLE AN COLUMB SERVICE TO ALL MICHIG TO ONE. IN IN SERVICE
Father all-powerful, Your gifts of love are countless and Your goodness infinite. On Thanksgiving Day we come before You with gratitude for Your kindness: open our hearts to concern for our fellow men and women, so that we may share Your gifts in loving service. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Michael & Maureen Malinowski State Deputy Rev. Scott Thibodeau State Chaplain Robert & Sandra Fox State Secretary Kenneth & Eleanor Unterbrink State Treasurer Antonio & Sue Vittorini State Advocate William & Marybeth Chasse State Warden Thomas & Arlene Marcetti, Sr Immediate Past State Deputy Thomas & Joyce Wegener, PSD Supreme Director
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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. January Family of Frank & Josephine Hones Council 609 – Jackson Family of David & Kathy Mahoney Council 3092 - Chelsea Family of James & Susan Mihalich Council 7227– Clay Family of Chris & Val Peters Council 8892 - Cass City February Family of Don & Julie Wesley Council 744 - Mount Clemens Family of Jim & Julie Walkenhorst Council 2975 - Grand Haven Family of Jerry & Colleen Henry Council 7413– Erie Family of Gerald & Cindy Ciuk Council 8043 - Sanford March Family of Edward & Brenda Gregory Council 2723– Hamtramck Family of Steven & Nancy Dudasko Council 6980 - Portage Family of Dennis & Kathy Schmidt Council 7955 - Durand Family of Steve & Lisa Briolat Council 12850– Ubly April Family of David Thome Council 575 - Battle Creek continued on page 4
Update Contact Information If you are currently a member and your address has changed, or you are in the process of moving go to www.kofc.org, on the home page click on for members in the upper right hand corner of the page, when the for members page pop’s-up scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the Update Contact Information box, follow the instructions, it’s easy and simple .
A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens
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LOCATIONS FOR DECEMBER 2013: 12/2/2013 – 12/29/2013
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Woodward, South of Burroughs, West side, Faces: North E. Eight Mile, West of Urbanek, North side, Faces: West Groesbeck, North of Fifteen Mile, West side, Faces: South Van Dyke & Thirty-One Mile Rd., East side, Faces: North Hoover, North of Avondale, East side, Faces: South Little Mack & Homeland, Northwest corner, Faces: North Telegraph, North of Eton, East side, Faces: North Ecorse & Wayne Course Northeast side, Faces: East Telegraph, South of Dixie, West side, Faces: Northeast Groesbeck, South of Harrington, Southeast corner, Faces: North
Detroit Warren Clinton Twp. Washington Twp Warren Roseville Dearborn Hts. Romulus Waterford Twp Clinton Twp
Thursday, October 10, 2013 THE POPE PRAISES THE INTEGRITY AND LOYALTY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLOMBUS
Vatican City, 10 October 2013 (VIS) – “I wish to express my gratitude for the unfailing support which your Order has always given to the works of the Holy See”, began the Holy Father's address to the Knights of Columbus, whom he received in audience this morning in the Sala Clementina of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, on the occasion of a meeting held by the Order in Rome. He thanked them for their prayers and witness of faith, and concern for brothers and sisters in need. The Pope described the “Vicarius Christi Fund” as “an eloquent sign” of the Order's “solidarity with the Successor of Peter in his concern for the universal Church”, made manifest in its daily works. Finally, Pope Francis commended the order to the intercession of St. Joseph, “protector of the Holy Family of Nazareth … an admirable model of those manly virtues of quiet strength, integrity and fidelity which the Knights of Columbus are committed to preserving, cultivating and passing on to future generations of Catholic men
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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. April Family of Mike & Julie Leen Council 4693 – Sandusky Family of James & Mary Stockmeyer Council 9305 - Reese Family of Paul & Denise Schifko Council 12295– Brighton Family of Paul & Denise Wentland Council 14213 - Roseville May Family of James & Sandy Turpin Council 521 - Port Huron Family of Joseph & Marsha Donatti Council 2659 - Howell Family of John & Christine Zelasko Council 3615– Trenton Family of Ronald & Michelle Snow Council 4232 - Saginaw March Family of Jerry & Theresa Fedewa Council 8071– Pewamo Family of Robert & Alexandra Wasinski Council 13499– Grand Rapids June Family of Leo & Alice Gleeson Council 600 - Keego Harbor Family of Dennis & Bonnie Kudej Council 2781– Gaylord Family of Carl & Lisa Bednarski Council 3224 - Caro Family of John & Betty Cassidy Council 7018 - Romeo Family of Lou & Cynthia Glubzinski Council 8605– Fowlerville Family of Bernard & Kathy Diamond Council 13450 – Deerfield July Family of Herb & Joann Roggenuck Council 1546 - Bad Axe Family of Tony & Mary Urbanik Council 4188– Clawson Family of Marc & Cheryl Daniels Council 7586 - South Lyon August Family of Gene & Karen Viola Council 2724– Standish Family of Gerald & Janice Lovejoy Council 6534 - Eaton Rapids Family of Steve & Sandy Wolniakowski Council 8071 - Pewamo Family of Gerald & Linda Spranger Council 13453 - Troy
K of C LADIES “CORNER”
Hello Ladies – As October creeps upon us and the candy is plentiful, thoughts wander to Christmas! Now is the time for action! Please ask the ladies and men of your council to prepare gifts for the Holy Cross Children Services clients and residents. Most ladies love to shop and what better way to cure us? We shop for dollar store bath items to slip them into the baskets that the girls and ladies love to use. Others crochet and knit hats, scarves and blankets for the babies and young mothers who have chosen life. Still others crochet lap robes for the elderly. The senior living center at the Samaritan Center houses some of the forgotten residents. They have been forgotten by their family and society. When we visited last year, the ladies and gentlemen of the Greatest Generation were giddy with delight as Santa gifted them with presents furnished by you. We sang carols, held hands and were uplifted by their grateful spirits: grateful for a safe residence, warmth, a sweet treat and camaraderie. We are privileged to be your representative. We see the joy and gratitude of the faces as the residents and clients receive the only gift some will receive. We share a meal with them. We sing with them. It is our pleasure to do all this on your behalf. The Knights of Michigan and their wives are by far the most generous people. Thank you for the donations on behalf of Holy Cross Children Services! Love and Gratitude, Maureen, Sandy, Ellie, Sue and Mary Beth
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 - email@example.com Due By April 15, 2012
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LEST WE FORGET OUR DEPARTED Memorial Mass: K of C Memorial Mass at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2701 W. Chicago Blvd. Detroit, MI – Sunday, November 10, 2013 @10:00a.m.
In Memory of______________________________________ Date of Death______________ Gift of ___________ Requested by:__________________________ Phone ________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip__________________________________________________________________ Make Check Payable to: Michigan State Council K of C Mail to: Ed Strach State Vocations Director 522 Berkshire Dr. Saline, Mi, 48176-1801
Mass will be celebrated at 10:00a.m. in the main chapel. All are invited to attend the Mass and buffet breakfast. Please RSVP for the breakfast by Friday, November 1, 2013 to Robert J. Garstka at 586-484-0781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial Plaque: A beautiful and lasting remembrance is to have your loved one enrolled in the Knights of Columbus Vocations Committee Memorial Society Plaque, which now hangs in the chapel of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Memorial plaques can be obtained or a tax deductible gift of $25 a line – maximum 4 lines per plaque ($100). Also, those enrolled will share in the daily masses, prayers and good works of the Priests and Seminarians of the Seminary. Proceeds from this ongoing fund-raiser go to aid students studying for religious vocations that are in need of financial help. Applcations are available at: 1. www.mikofc.org 2. Michigan Columbian 3. By contacting Memorial Mass Chairman Director Robert J. Garstka at email@example.com or 586-484-0781 Sponsored by the Detroit Archdiocese Vocations League
41st Annual March for Life, Washington, D. C. Michigan State K of C Agenda
Departs: Council 788 in Lansing: 5:00 p.m., January 21, 2014 Departs: St. Mary Church in Chelsea: 6:30 p.m., January 21, 2014 Arrive: Basilica, Washington D.C.: 7:00 a.m. Mass, Jan 22, 2014 Meet: March staging area: 11:30 a.m., January 22, 2014 After March: Depart for Hampton Inn, Old Towne Alexandria, Va Cost for Hampton Inn: $109 per room plus tax for up to 4 people Reservations: Call Hampton Inn directly at 1-703-329-1400 Place on your credit card Rooms under Michigan Knights of Columbus Depart: Hampton Inn: 8:00 a.m., January 23, 2014 Estimated Arrival: Chelsea – 6:30 p.m. Lansing – 8:00 p.m. Cost of Bus: $100.00 per person Make check for bus payable to: Michigan State Knights of Columbus Mail to: Paul and Sue Thorn 768 Lockmoore Ct. Rochester Hills, Mi 48307 Phone Inquiries: 248-852-1758 Deadline for Reservations: December 15, 2013