LAST CALL!!! K OF C RARE OPPORTUNITY! 2nd and 3rd Degree Exemplifications available THIS SATURDAY in Taylor, Michigan

Brother Knights of the 1st and 2nd Degree,

This message is especially for our 1st and 2nd Degree members. Did you know that you are not a full Knight? Would you like to be?

We have a VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY for 1st Degree members to advance in the degrees of our Order by attending a 2nd and 3rd Degree ceremony (commonly referred to together as a Major Degree). This exemplification will teach you more about our Order and will teach you more about your Catholic Faith… I promise!

This event is happening IN OUR DISTRICT/AREA at All Saints Council 4872 (24900 Brest Rd near Telegraph in Taylor https://goo.gl/maps/ywLtqeri7R72 ) THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th. This doesn’t happen often, so it’s a great time to become a 3rd Degree Knight.

Schedule of events:
Doors open at 8:00AM with coffee donuts and registration
1st Degree begins at 9:30AM
2nd and 3rd Degree begins at 11:00AM
Light Luncheon follows immediately afterwards (around 1:30PM)

(If you attend the 1st Degree Exemplification again, it gives you a chance to ‘review’, or you can recruit someone to join that day, and you will BOTH become 3rd Degree members by the end!)

Since this is in our district/area, I want to make a good showing from our Council. If you can attend this event, please contact Deputy Grand Knight Dave Sajdak by email at membership@kofc3956.org or by calling him at 313-415-6023. We need to know IMMEDIATELY so that we can reserve a spot (and food) for you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I really hope to see you this Saturday and welcome you as a FULL Knight of Columbus!

Fraternally,
Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight
Bernard P. O’Brien Council 3956 – Southgate, MI
raybilyk@kofc3956.org

30th Annual LIFE CHAIN – Sunday, October 1st, 2017 from 2-3PM – Meet at corner of Fort Street and Eureka Road

Join your fellow Brother Knights, Parishioners of St. Pius X, and others who BELIEVE IN LIFE for the 30th Annual LIFE CHAIN, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Meet at Fort Street near Eureka Road.

In the DOWNRIVER area, we will peacefully line the sidewalks of Fort Street all the way from Lincoln Park, and down thru Southgate, Wyandotte and Riverview.

*Stand up for LIFE from the moment of conception to the last natural breath.
*We are a lawful, prayerful, quiet Christian witness for LIFE.
*Bring your whole family! Be a light in a darkened world and help end abortion!
*Signs will be provided and available on Fort Street near Eureka Road.

Following the LIFE CHAIN, there will be an Open House at Right to Life of Michigan Resource Center, 2010 Eureka Rd., Wyandotte, MI 48192. (734) 282-6100, www.rtl.org .

St. Pius Parish Festival THIS WEEKEND and Business Meeting next Wednesday, September 6th

My Brother Knights,

VIVAT JESUS!

THANK YOU to those of you Brother Knights that have already signed up to help with our Dime Toss Booth. We are looking for more people to assist there and with the Craft Beer Booth that we are handling on Sunday ONLY. To sign up, please follow the link below:
https://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084BAAAE29ABFF2-2017

If you still have any glasses/cups/mugs for our WORLD FAMOUS Dime Toss Booth, you can bring them in person this weekend. We can always use more!

I’m attaching a flyer for the festival so you know the hours and what’s happening. Our WORLD FAMOUS Dime Toss Booth will be in the Game Tent, and we’ve also been asked to help on Sunday in the new Beer Garden.
Festival flyer
Festival Parking flyer
Craft Show (during festival) flyer

This festival is very important for us because this is also our MEMBERSHIP DRIVE WEEKEND! We can use EVERYONE who attends to assist in asking eligible Catholics to join us in our good works… that they can see with their own eyes! I’ll make it interesting… FOR EVERY PROPOSER WHO BRINGS IN A NEW MEMBER (and they join us), I WILL GIVE THEM A $5 GIFT CARD FOR LITTLE CAESARS (or a $5 donation in your name to St. Pius)! (No, I don’t get a discount on the pizzas… I wish!) Ask anyone and everyone to join us in the Knights of Columbus!

Next Wednesday, September 6th at 7PM, we will be holding our monthly meeting in the St Pius Social Hall. Please attend if you can. We have a lot to discuss, so we would really like you to know what’s going on.

Hope to see you at the festival this weekend and/or at our meeting next Wednesday!

Fraternally yours in Christ,

Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight
Bernard P. O’Brien Council 3956
Southgate, MI
raybilyk@kofc3956.org

Council 3956 July 2017 Business Meeting Notice – NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION (St. Pius Latchkey Room)

My Brother Knights,

VIVAT JESUS! Due to the continued construction in the St Pius Social Hall kitchen, the location of our August 2017 meeting has changed.
The date will still be Wednesday, August 2, 2017 starting at 7PM, but the location will be in the St. Pius School Latchkey Room. You can enter the St. Pius Parish Office doors to get to the Latchkey Room. (Yup, we’re staying on the parish campus!)

We have A LOT to discuss, especially the St. Pius Parish Festival as well as the Council Family Picnic and Downriver K of C Family Picnic (CLICK HERE FOR FLYER), so I hope that you call can attend.

If you have any questions, email me at raybilyk@kofc3956.org . Hope to see you all there!

Fraternally, Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight

Funeral Arrangements for Lady Jeannette Reaume

The funeral arrangements for Lady Jeannette Reaume, wife of PGK Bob Reaume, are as follows:

Visitation at Molnar Funeral Home, Southgate, Sunday, June 23rd from 1:30PM – 8:00PM
Rosary at 7:00PM.  PGK Bob Reaume has requested both the LOTA and Knights of Columbus.
Lie in State at St. Pius X Parish at 9:30AM Monday. Funeral service at 10:00AM.

I hope to see as many Brother Knights from our Council as possible.

Ray Bilyk – Grand Knight #3956

Passing of Jeannette Reaume, wife of PGK SK Bob Reaume

My Brother Knights,

It’s with great sadness to share the news of the passing of Jeannette Reaume, wife of PGK SK Bob Reaume on Thursday, June 20th. She was not only our First Lady when SK Bob was our Grand Knight, but she was the Past First lady of the LOTA for Assembly #475. The funeral arrangements are still pending with Molnar Funeral Home in Southgate. I will send an update when I know more.

May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen. And may the perpetual light shine upon her.

Ray Bilyk
Grand Knight

Details on Service for Betty Torres, wife of Brother Knight Ray Torres

My Brother Knights,

On July 4th, Betty Torres, wife of Brother Ray Torres, was called to her eternal reward and a reunion with Brother Ray.
From the Office of the Mayor of Southgate:

Visitation will be this Friday, July 7 at Molnar Funeral Home, Southgate, from 4pm to 7pm with the service at 7pm.

You can get directions and more information here:
http://molnarfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1847/Betty-Torres/obituary.html#tribute-start

We are asking all Brother Knights to attend the service at 7pm and show their respects. If you are unable, please try to attend some time between 4pm and 7pm.

May the soul of Betty Torres and those of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Fraternally,

Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight

Council 3956 July 2017 Business Meeting Notice – NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND LOCATION

Due to the construction at St Pius X Parish, the date and location of our July 2017 meeting has changed.
Our meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7PM. The meeting will be held at TechShop Detroit, 800 Republic Drive, Allen Park, MI (behind the Detroit Lions practice facility).
Maps from St. Pius X Parish to this location will be found in the Ushers Room (PDF map here) and at both of the following links –
https://www.kofc3956.org (this post)
https://goo.gl/maps/HfhCos4hg232

Fraternally, Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight