IMPORTANT Council 3956 Meeting Reminder – Wednesday, April 4th at 7PM

My Brother Knights,

VIVAT JESUS! This is just a reminder that there is a Regular Business Meeting on Wednesday, April 4th starting at 7PM in the St. Pius X Social Hall.

We will be opening nominations for Council Officers at that time. If you are interested in helping our Council by becoming an Officer, please attend this meeting. If you would like to know more about a specific position, feel free to attend the meeting or email me (raybilyk(at)kofc3956.org). If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in running for a position, please email me as well. (A great PDF pamphlet with descriptions of the Officers and their responsibilities can be found HERE.) After tonight, nominations will be tabled until the May 2nd Regular Business Meeting, where we will ask for nominations once more, close nominations and elect Officers.

A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER… There are at least 2 Officers (Deputy Grand Knight Dave Sajdak and myself) that will NOT be running for those offices again! We REALLY NEED Brother Knights to step up and run for offices this year. I am serious when I say this: If I can do it, you can also!

NOTE: You must be a 3rd Degree member by June 30th in order to become an Officer. (Don’t worry… there are still 2nd and 3rd Degree Initiations being held before then, including one we are hosting on Sunday, June 24th.)

We will also be discussing our Coffee & Donuts/Membership Drive on Sunday, April 8th, our Charity Family Breakfast and Tootsie Roll Drive on Sunday, April 15th and other upcoming events.

Hope to see you all there! God Bless!

Ray Bilyk – Grand Knight
raybilyk(at)kofc3956.org

Charity Family Breakfast and Tootsie Roll Drive THIS WEEKEND to Assist Michigan Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities

This weekend after all of our Masses, we will solicit donations as part of the Michigan Knights of Columbus ‘MI Drive’ (more commonly known as the Tootsie Roll Drive). We need the help of every member to make this a success!

Along those lines, we are holding our last Charity Family Breakfast of the season this Sunday, April 23rd with the proceeds also going toward this drive! We hope that all of our friends and supporters will come and enjoy a delicious breakfast, all for just a small free-will offering. (We need the help of every member to make this a success as well.)

The charities we will support this year include:

  • St. Louis Center
  • Special Olympics Michigan – Area 23 (Wayne)
  • The Arc Downriver
  • Angel’s Place
  • St. Francis on the Lake
  • Archdiocese of Detroit (for Intellectually/Developmentally Impaired)

With your help, we can help others! Hope to see you all this weekend! God bless!

SPECIAL NOTICE – K of C Council 3956 Meeting on Wednesday, March 8th at 7PM (NOT ON ASH WEDNESDAY)

VIVAT JESUS! This is just a reminder that due to our Regular Meeting night being on Ash Wednesday, our Regular Business Meeting has been moved to Wednesday, March 8th starting at 7PM in the St. Pius X Social Hall.

We have a lot of activities coming up (Charity Family Breakfast, Tootsie Roll Drive for Mentally Impaired Citizens, etc.), so I hope that you can join us!

If you can’t join us, consider signing up early for the Charity Family Breakfast:
Charity Family Breakfast signup (get the good jobs early) – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084BAAAE29ABFF2-kofc2

I’m attaching a copy of the flyer for the Tootsie Roll Drive for Mentally Impaired Citizens. Please print and hang it up at locations where we can get some visibility. We’re also looking for volunteers. Please considering helping us break our record from last year!

Hope to see you all at our Business Meeting on Wednesday, March 8th (not March 1st)! God Bless!

Ray Bilyk – Grand Knight
raybilyk@kofc3956.org

Charity Family Breakfast THIS SUNDAY to support St. Vincent dePaul and Downriver Food Pantry

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On Sunday, November 13, 2016, Council 3956 will once again hit the grills and ovens to make a delicious FAMILY BREAKFAST. This month’s recipients are St. Vincent dePaul and the Downriver Food Pantry. Both of these charities need help to feed our Downriver families during this holiday season.

Come by after Mass to the St. Pius Social Hall and join us for eggs, pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee and/or tea. It’s a free-will donation, so bring the whole family. Even if you can’t afford to pay anything, stop on by… we have you covered!

We will also have tickets for sale for our 4th Annual CHRISTmas Concert featuring the Michigan Catholic Choir for only $10 each!

For my Brother Knights, we can use your help! We still need more volunteers for the breakfast. Please click on the link below and sign up:
http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084BAAAE29ABFF2-kofc1
(If you have time for two spots, please feel free to do so.)

K of C Council 3956 Meeting Reminder – Wednesday, November 2nd at 7PM (St. Pius X Social Hall)

VIVAT JESUS! I hope that you’re joining other Brother Knights and families in this country in praying the nine day Election Novena. If you are not, learn more about it here:
https://www.kofc.org/en/news/releases/nine-day-novena-2016.html

This is just a reminder that there is a Regular Business Meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd starting at 7PM in the St. Pius X Social Hall.

We have a lot of activities coming up (Christmas Concert, Charity Family Breakfast, HCCC/Boysville sweatshirt donations, etc.), so I hope that you can join us!

If you can’t join us, consider signing up for the following activities:
Charity Family Breakfast signup (get the good jobs early) – http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084BAAAE29ABFF2-kofc1
Selling Christmas Concert Tickets after weekend Masses – http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084BAAAE29ABFF2-signup

I’m attaching a copy of the flyer for the Christmas Concert. Please print and hang it up at locations where we can get some visability. We’re also looking for sponsors from area businesses. We have a letter that you can use to solicit sponsorships. We are also looking for Brother Knights to take and sell tickets to friends and family (10 to start per Brother Knight). Contact me for details on both.

Hope to see you all there! God Bless!

Ray Bilyk – Grand Knight
raybilyk@kofc3956.org

Charity Family Breakfast THIS WEEKEND! Help needed!

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On Sunday, March 13, after every Mass, Bernard P. O’Brien Council 3956 is hosting a Charity Family Breakfast at the St Pius X Social Hall, with the proceeds going towards the St. Pius X Catholic School Emergency Tuition Program. We will have Eggs, Sausage, Pancakes, Fruit, plus juice and coffee, all for a free will offering. Of course, we are also taking donations and will be asking eligible Catholic gentlemen to join our Council.

Brother Knights, we can use your help! We are having a Membership Drive after all the Masses this weekend and during the Charity Family Breakfast itself. We also need some people to assist in prep and cutting fruit starting at 3pm Saturday. On Sunday, you can arrive starting at 7:30am and help with the preparation and distribution of the breakfast to our guests. Any time that you can donate would be appreciated! You can stay for an hour or all morning!

See you all this weekend!