Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus

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.

St. Jane Frances Parish is home to local Council #13340.  Men interested in joining the Knights of Columbus can contact the Parish Office or Joe Nida at 586-219-2964.

 

Knights of Columbus Programs

 

Coffee House
The Coffee House is a dinner program for adults with intellectual disabilities that are held six times a year.  It is the only Knights of Columbus program of its kind within the state.  The dinner is open to adults with intellectual disabilities from the tri-county area.  The program offers a dinner and there is a DJ who provides musical entertainment for the evening.  Each dinner event generally serves about 200-250 guests.

Traveling Chalice
The Traveling Chalice program started by our council gives the parishioners of St. Jane's parish the oppportunity to take home the chalice and continue to pray for vocations on a family or personal level.  All a parishioner needs to do is sign up in the Gathering Space at church and they will receive the chalice during the Mass that they attend on a weekend of their choice.

Seminarian/Postulant Support
In support of vocations and religious life, our council gives financial assistance to two seminarians and two postulants each year to help offset schooling costs as they pursue their call to the church.

Family Rosary
This is a prayer program led by our council.  It is held in the chapel following the 9:00 am Mass whenever a fifth Sunday occurs in a month.  All are welcome to attend this devotional prayer for vocations.

Baby Bottle Drive
The Baby Bottle Drive is an annual council fundraising activity held in October during Respect Life month.  In July 2008, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council instituted the Ultrasound Machine Program.  The funds that are collected go towards the purchase of ultrasound machines which are given to pregnancy clinics that are in financial need and are located in low-income areas.  For each new machine purchased by a Knights of Columbus Council, District, or State Council, the Supreme Council will pay half of the cost of the machine.  This particular program is very important to our council.  It has been proven that when an ultrasound machine is used in pre-natal care, it dramatically aids in the protection of unborn babies by reducing the risk of abortion.

College Scholarship Award
Each year the council awards a college scholarship to two students from our parish.  One scholarship award is given to a high school graduate entering their first year of college.  The second scholarship award goes to a current college student who is in the process of earning an undergrad degree.  The only requirement is that the applicants are members of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish or a son/daughter of our Council's Knights.

Blood Drive
The Blood Drive is a council program that helps the community.  The council works with the American Red Cross and assists them in the blood donation process.  We hold three blood drives each year.

Charity Poker
Charity Poker is a vital fundraising program for our council.  The council hosts four of these events each year as allowed by state regulations.  The funds that are raised go towards the many charities that the council supports.

Parish programs and events that the Knights of Columbus council supports

Right To Life

Fisherman’s Fund

St. Jane’s Youth Group

St. Vincent De Paul

Stations Of The Cross

Wedding Anniversary Mass and Dinner

Lenten Fish Fry’s

Charity Car Show

MCREST

Trunk Of Treats

College Scholarship Awards

Hot Dog Roast

 

Charities that the Knights of Columbus council supports 

Missionaries of Charity

Holy Cross Children’s Service

King House

Coats For Kids

Boysville

Tootsie Roll Drive

Special Olympics

Play Place For Autism

Arc Of Macomb County

Challenger Baseball

Catholic League Athletics

St. Louis Center

St. Francis Camp

Wreaths Across America

Archdiocese For The Military Services, USA

Veterans

Capuchins

 

Upcoming Events

 

Upcoming Meetings:  
  
    June 7, 2018

Coffeehouse Dates:
       June 6, 2018

July 29, 2018 - Family Rosary
Join us to pray the rosary for Vocations after the 9:00 AM Mass.
This is done any month there is a 5th Sunday.  Whether you pray the rosary all the time or have never experienced this devotional prayer, please feel free to join us.    

September 2018 - Pancake Breakfast (Date still to be determined)Pancakes and Sausage Breakfast - Digital Vintage Art Illustration
Come and join the Knights of Columbus for a delicious pancake breakfast following the 9:00 AM Mass.  It is a free will donation.  Enjoy breakfast with your friends and family while helping the Knights help others!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Nida
 

Grand Knight

(586) 219-2964
 

Officers 2017-2018

Chaplin

Rev. Anthony Sulkowski

District Deputy

Scott Shelton

Grand Knight

Joseph Nida

Deputy Grand Knight

Brian Finn

Financial Secretary

Mark Wilhelm

Treasurer

Robert Rucinski

Advocate

Dennis Lichocki

Lecturer

George Lutfy

Chancellor

Robert Brent

One-Year Trustee

Julius D'Ambrosio

Two-Year Trustee

Larry Frontera

Three-Year Trustee

James Duncan

Recorder

Raymond Sroka

Warden

Larry Hess

Inside Guard

William Bishop

Inside Guard

Walter Kronner

Outside Guard

William Meyer

Outside Guard

David Shultz

Field Agent

Anthony Bliss