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Family Night to Celebrate Vocations - 2012

posted Jun 28, 2012, 10:22 AM by Council Geek

 

  

Family Night to Celebrate Vocations!

Friday, August 17

Spread the word! It's that time again. Ticket ordering has started for The 2012 Knights Family Night to Celebrate Vocations. You can order by going to the Lugnuts web page and click on the Knights of Columbus logo in the left hand column. The event will be Friday, August 17!   Tickets are $11. Order NOW for the best seats available! Ordering deadline is July 13th. 

Last year, we drew a huge crowd of Roman Catholics from around the Diocese of Lansing to enjoy a game with Bishop Boyea!

Our thanks to all who participated in 2011. An additional thanks goes to all those whose efforts and hard work also provided a great night for all seminarians, priests, sisters, and the children from Holy Cross Children's Services, St. Vincent Home for Children, as well as the St. Louis Center!

Keep your eyes peeled for more of these updates as we draw closer and closer to the event!

Honoring the Newly Confirmed at OSP!

posted Jun 8, 2012, 10:51 AM by Council Geek

The Knights of Columbus Council 10963 of Old St. Patrick's recognizes the newly confirmed members of the parish with the purchase of a vigil lamp to burning in their honor on the altar:

Michael Bartholomew O’Neill
Jacob Joseph Stephenson
Rosena Elizabeth Ann Seton Ankenbauer
Nicole Pio Brcic
Claire Maria Goretti Cahalan
Wallyne Sarah Philomena Cartier
Isaac Francis Horste
Ethan Patrick Johnston
Willow Cecilia Johnston
Kevin Patrick Kelliher
Veronica Josephine Lapcynski
Rachel Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face Lipa
Mary Therese Marshall
Eric John the Baptist Mayo
Adam Blaise McGill
Marissa Faustina Nelson
Mary Anne Peters
Megan Faustina Rabideau
Matthew John Bosco Rushing
Tyler John the Baptist Strauss
Kolbe Clare Sussman
Eric Peter Zachmann

Congratulations!

Youth Essay Contest: 2012

posted Jan 18, 2012, 1:47 PM by Council Geek

“What Does it Mean to Be a Patriot?”
 
This is the topic for this year's Michigan State Council Knights of Columbus - Essay Contest.  Essays will be accepted from youth in the following age/grade level groups:
  • Level #1- Grades 6-7-8,
  • Level #2- Grades 9-10-11-12
Submissions must also successfully meet the following guidelines:
  • Essays must reflect the theme "What Does it Mean to Be a Patriot?"
  • Essays must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
  • Essays must be the original work of the submitter.
  • Essays must be between 300 and 600 words.
  • Submitters name should appear only on the Entry Form (see below) which should be attached to /sent with the submission.
  • All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.
  • Essays may be submitted either electronically or typed on 8 1/2” x 11” paper, single-sided, double-spaced, with 1” margins.
Each essay will be judged by a panel of three with the highest scoring from each level being advanced to the State Youth Director for judging in the Michigan K of C Essay Contest.  The council winner at each level will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Our Lady of Grace Bookstore in Ann Arbor.

Submissions must include the Entry Form, and can be sent as an attachment to Essay.Contest@ospknights.com or dropped off in an envelop at the parish office.  Please label envelopes or email submissions as "KofC Essay Contest Entry"

Please direct questions or comments to Essay.Contest@ospknights.com.

Quarterly Newsletter (October - December 2011)

posted Dec 16, 2011, 12:31 PM by Unknown user

Brother Knights and families,
 
I thought that it would be better to present and publish a quarterly newsletter instead of writing to you each and every month. I must confess that I have been finding it very difficult to find something meaningful to write every month. I suppose that I was going on at a fairly good pace for quite some time but I have simply run out of gas so to speak.
 
I also feel that Father Gerald should be the primary "voice" or author that all Men should tune in to at the Council level.
 
With that said, having a quarterly newsletter seems to just make sense to me and so that is what we have now (at least for the remainder of this Fraternal Year). And speaking of this Fraternal Year, I want you know that I have enjoyed the support and the assistance that I have enjoyed these last 17 months as the Grand Knight. So many of you have been so supportive of moving the Council activities forward and I thank you.
 
I want each and every one of you who will read this to seriously consider praying about your level of participation in our Council. For those of you who are not currently filling an Officer or Directors position, I humbly ask you to think about taking on one of those positions for just one year. The commitment is as involved as you want it to be in my opinion. I have made it very clear that I will not accept another nomination, nor will I seek another term of office as the Grand Knight in the coming Spring. And that decision is based on my believe that we must constantly look for newer and different ideas and ways to carry out the mission of our Order.
 
I do not believe that my style of leadership is always the best style. I have served in this capacity for a time and for a reason and I look forward to serving under the guidance of new leadership at the Council level.
 
I would remiss in failing to mention the current Advent and Christmas season. I have thought a great deal about Knighthood and about the true meaning of Christmas and the life and mission of Jesus Christ. Living as a Christian in a secular world is frustrating at times to say the least. For me doing some days, it seems impossible. I am a very faulted person who fails daily to live up to what Jesus has called me to be and do. I am sure that you share some of my frustration with how the "hustle and bustle" of the Advent period prior to Christmas seems to completely rob us of our energies and time to actually sit and reflect on how important Advent is. I try to make all of my Christmas preparations quickly so that I can take a few breaths and sit in an "Advent moment" if just for a little while.
 
One of our family traditions of late has been to purchase and distribute the clever buttons that say "It's okay to say Merry Christmas". Kathy and I like to hand them out and also wear them when we doing our Christmas gift shopping. I really enjoy engaging people in public in defending Christmas and the reason for the season as they say. You will find it surprising just how many people actually agree with you when you liberate them by letting them know how much you appreciate them saying "Merry Christmas".
 
On another subject, the New Year is fast approaching and I have asked the Parish to place a bulletin announcement into circulation regarding the First Friday of the New Year. I would like for all Knights to join me at 7:00 P.M. on January 6, 2012 for Eucharistic Adoration. Let's start our year off correctly by coming to our Church and humbly bowing before our King and pledging our lives and our talents to Him in service.
 
I look forward to the New Year and I want to see some new faces at our meetings please. If you have not attended a meeting in a long time, please give me a chance to prove to you that our meetings are well run and informative. My prayers for you are that you will have a Blessed Advent, a Merry and Holy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
 
Stay engaged, polish your Armor, Sharpen your swords and say the Rosary.
 
God Love you,
 
SK Frank Finch
Grand Knight
Council 10963

Major Degree Fall 2011

posted Oct 23, 2011, 3:41 PM by Unknown user

 
Congratulations to Brothers Larry Carzon and Jerald Rushing, LCDR, USN on being Knighted 3rd Degree Knights. Our ceremony took place on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Holy Spirit Parish in Hamburg, Michigan.  Afterward, we enjoyed a nice dinner and fellowship with Brother Knights.
 
 

 

Eagle Scout Project 2011 - Patrick Jones creates a new Fire Pit and Sand Box!

posted Aug 27, 2011, 12:32 PM by Unknown user

Our very own Patrick Jones, son of 3rd degree Knight Michael Jones recently completed his Eagle Scout project by improving a portion of the parish property.
 
Specifically, Patrick and his crew removed the old fire pit behind the parish center and constructed a beautiful and very comfortable new fire pit area that seats many, many people. It even features a wheelchair access so that everyone can get close together to enjoy a fireside chat and perhaps a rosary prayer. The Knights of Columbus were honored to have Patrick and Michael present for the inaugural lighting of the fire on the evening of Friday, August 26, 2011. So, when you see Patrick, please congratulate him on his service to our parish!
 
 
 
Pictured above from left to right: Gene Wierzgac, Norman Vesprini, Michael Jones, Patrick Jones, Jeff Wiitala and David Kummet

MI State Council Awards - 2011

posted Jul 23, 2011, 11:06 AM by Council Geek

At our July Officer's and Director's meeting our Worth District Deputy reported that Council 10963 has been awarded the 
Fr. McGivney Award and the Michigan Star Council Award for the 2010-2011 fraternal year!  These are in recognition of our council's growth this past year.  

Again, welcome to our new Brothers:

Adam Horste
Jim Cauley
Gary Sopoliga
Larry Carzon
Joel Rabideau
Norman Vesprini
Randy Ankenbauer





Knights of Columbus and Right To Life Dinner

posted Jan 22, 2011, 5:02 AM by Council Geek   [ updated Jan 22, 2011, 1:33 PM ]

WHEN


THURSDAY
APRIL 14, 2011
6 p.m. SOCIAL HOUR
7 p.m. DINNER

WHERE


BURTON MANOR
27777 SCHOOLCRAFT
LIVONIA, MI 48150
(734) 427-9110

From Points East:
I-96 West to Inkster exit. Follow service drive west past Inkster Road (Schoolcraft) to Cardwell, turn left. Our parking lot is straight ahead across the bridge.
From Points West:
I-96 East to Middlebelt exit. Follow the service drive (Schoolcraft) east. Burton Manor will be on the right, just east of Middlebelt Road.

SPEAKER


Gianna JessenGianna was not supposed to be able to walk. But more miraculous still, she was not even supposed to be alive. Gianna's biological mother was 17 when she had a saline abortion in her third trimester. After being burned alive for approximately 18 hours in the womb from the saline solution, Gianna was delivered alive in a Los Angeles County abortion clinic. Her medical records state, "born during saline abortion" . . . this is what caused her cerebral palsy.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to meet and hear this extraordinary woman at the 33rd Annual Respect Life Dinner in Livonia on April 14, 2011.

"God is using Gianna to remind the world that each human being is precious to Him. It is beautiful to see the strength of the love of Jesus, which He has poured into her heart. My prayer for Gianna, and for all who listen to her, is that this message of God's love will put an end to abortion with the power of love." - Mother Teresa

Youth Essay Contest: 2011

posted Jan 20, 2011, 11:06 AM by Council Geek   [ updated Feb 21, 2011, 8:20 AM ]

“Who is your role model and why?”
 
This is the topic for this year's Michigan State Council Knights of Columbus - Essay Contest.  Essays will be accepted from youth in the following age/grade level groups:
  • Level #1- Grades 6-7-8,
  • Level #2- Grades 9-10-11-12
Submissions must also successfully meet the following guidelines:
  • Essays must reflect the theme "Who is your role model and why?"
  • Essays must be submitted no later than Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
  • Essays must be the original work of the submitter.
  • Essays must be between 300 and 600 words.
  • Submitters name should appear only on the Entry Form (see below) which should be attached to /sent with the submission.
  • All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.
  • Essays may be submitted either electronically or typed on 8 1/2” x 11” paper, single-sided, double-spaced, with 1” margins.
Each essay will be judged by a panel of three with the highest scoring from each level being advanced to the State Youth Director for judging in a state-wide contest.  The council winner at each level will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Our Lady of Grace Bookstore in Ann Arbor.

Submissions must include the Entry Form, and can be sent as an attachment to Essay.Contest@ospknights.com or, dropped off in an envelop at the parish office.  Please label envelopes or email submissions as "KofC Essay Contest Entry 2011"

Please direct questions or comments to Essay.Contest@ospknights.com.

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