Downriver K of C Diamond Jack River Cruise Fundraiser 2024 – Wednesday, July 17th

Wednesday, July 17th – 7PM
Bishop Park in Wyandotte to the Bridges (North route)
$30 per person or 2 for $50 (What a Bargain!)
Pizza and Snacks Provided – Cash Bar – 50/50

This is open to ANYONE! ALL ARE WELCOME!

Contact Ray Bilyk by email or text to 313-247-2110 to get tickets!


Council 3956 May Newsletter

To my fellow Brother Knights, friends and family,

God has a plan.
Life can face us with challenges we could not have expected and can be at times overwhelming. As PGK Bill Robert so eloquently expresses in his article this month. Deacon Chuck addresses “Winds of Change” is his message this month and DGK Dave Kudla in his letter to the editor expresses his thoughts of Fr. Suresh’s unexpected upcoming departure from our St. Pius x parish. Each article was written independent of the other, but the message is common…change is a part of life.

There is well a change to our monthly council meeting day and location. We are meeting this Tuesday, April 30th. Still beginning with social hour at 6:00 and business meeting at 7:00. Note that if the Social Hall is in use, we will meet in the school Activity Center.

I conclude my forward to this newsletter with a sentiment from our own SDRR Ray Bilyk, well deserved recipient of Family of the Month: I paraphrase…The challenges we face and the crosses that we bear are little compared to the sacrifice of his own life that Jesus Christ gave up for us and our salvation.

Happy Mothers Day to our moms. Remember them in thoughts and prayers. They were the first to love us.

Have a blessed month.


Anthony (Tony) Chirco,
Newsletter Editor and proud Brother Knight

K of C Newsletter May 2024

Council 3956 April Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

It was so nice to see a packed house on Easter Sunday. I mentioned to Fr. Suresh that we should remind people to treat each Sunday as if Easter were to get more people to celebrate the mass. After all, like Easter, each Sunday is a day of renewal, beginning a new week.

Speaking of new beginnings, our meeting this Wednesday, April 3rd in the Social Hall, we will nominate officers for the new K of C council officers. Grand Knight Mark Garcellano in his address to the council provides detail for each position of officers and directors. Please take the time to read what each position entails and give some thought about possibly seeking a position.

Deacon Chuck article this month is entitled “New Beginnings” Great minds think alike. As Take to heart his message that “Catholic gentlemen and Knights we are called to have that Spirit of rebirth”.  Regarding the deacon, April 1 is his birthday! Come to our meeting on Wednesday and wish him personally a Happy Birthday. Like so many of our officers, he is a golly good fellow. 

As you read through the newsletter, check out the calendar of events, which summarizes a busy month full of enrichment opportunities: Our Knights of Columbus council host not one, but two Christian based concerts in April, local favorite Mike Carey and popular artist Jon Troast bring their talents to St. Pius Parish. Next Sunday is a fraternal outing to cheer on the Detroit Red Wings as they set their sights on the NHL playoffs. More camaraderie as we host Donut Sunday, support the St. Pius School Auction, offer free financial and retirement related webinars, and participate in Third and Fourth Degree exemplifications. 

My best wishes as always to each of our Brother Knights and your families. Spring is here and there is no better time than the present to find your purpose. As my daughter tells her class, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” 

Anthony (Tony) Chirco
Proud Brother Knight and Newsletter Editor

K of C Newsletter April 2024

Council 3956 March 2024 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends.

My prayers and best wishes go out to each of you and your family as we reach the half-way point in Lent. Please pay special attention to our prayer list towards the back of the newsletter. You will notice that some close family members of our board members are listed. If you have members of your own family in need of your prayers, please share that information with us and we will include them. I can attest to the power of prayer firsthand.

This month we welcome Program Director Ryan Daw to the newsletter. He is an example of being the best version of ourselves. Thank you to his wife Julie for sharing him with us. More thanks to our regular contributors SDRR Ray Bilyk, GK Mark Garcellano, DGK Dave Kudla, Deacon Chuck and Brian Batko. Dave has always been generous with sharing his thoughts. This month we shared his best. Thank you to Dick Gregoire for his thoughtful writing.

Please sign up for our upcoming Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner of March 9th and the very popular Brunch with the Easter Bunny which supports our St. Pius X school. Much help will be needed.

Our newsletter concludes with a must-read reflection from co-newsletter editor Robert Park and a prayer to St. Patrick. Have a blessed month and hope to see you and your family at our upcoming events.

Anthony (Tony) Chirco
Proud Brother Knight and Newsletter Editor

K of C Newsletter March 2024

Council 3956 March 2024 Business Meeting – Wednesday, March 6, 2023 – Food/Fraternalism at 6pm – Meeting at 7pm

Location: St Pius X Church Social Hall, 14101 Superior, Southgate, MI

This meeting is open to Members, eMembers and Candidates (if the candidate notifies us to prior to attending)

For those of you attending in person, please come around 6PM for some socializing and perhaps some food. If you are a candidate or are interested in joining (FREE for the First Year!), please try to arrive by 6PM as well!

The Meeting will start at 7PM, both online and in person.


Please check your emails for a link to the minutes of the previous meeting, or contact DD/FS Ray Bilyk at for a copy (physical or digital) PRIOR to the meeting.

We hope to see you all there!