A message from our Supreme Council Field Agent

Plan for this Tax Day and into the Future

April 15 (tax day) is right around the corner. It’s become popular this time of year to encourage the opening of an IRA or similar retirement annuity, or the depositing of additional funds into an existing account, as a tax-savings vehicle. Or perhaps someone has tried to convince you to open an account, touting the rate of interest that money in one of these accounts can earn. Let me join the chorus of folks encouraging you to open or add funds to an annuity, but for a different reason.

Certainly, contributing money to a Knights of Columbus annuity will allow you to save some money on your income tax return. And, our annuities do pay a very competitive interest rate, consistent with our primary goal of absolute safety of principal. Opening or adding to an annuity for these reasons, however, strikes me as taking a short-term view of a product that is designed to provide long-term security. How much security? How does retirement income that you cannot outlive — guaranteed — sound to you?

Here at the Knights of Columbus, you can open a retirement annuity for as little as $300. Consistent and disciplined savings placed into that annuity over time can – properly structured – guarantee you an income at retirement that you cannot outlive. That guarantee — along with the fact that no one has ever lost money left in a Knights of Columbus annuity (remember – absolute safety of principal) — really will provide you with peace of mind.

I am happy to meet with you – at your convenience and in your home – to explain in detail the benefits of opening a Knights of Columbus annuity, along with the benefits of our top-rated life insurance, disability income and long-term care insurance plans.

Thomas F Jackson

734-778-9601

Thomas.f.jackson@kofc.org

Updated info on the K of C Free Throw Championship – NEW DATE/TIME/LOCATION

For the parents and Council level Free Throw winners. There is a new date, time and location for the next level of competition.

The new date/time/location of the Archdiocesan Detroit-South Level of Competition is:

Sunday, March 11th

St. Joseph Church, 2565 3rd St, Trenton, MI 48183

Doors open at 2PM for check-in. Competition starts at 2:30PM SHARP!

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We hope to see you all on March 11th!

Update on the passing of Past Grand Knight and Former Southgate Mayor Robert Reaume

My Brother Knights,

VIVAT JESUS! Here are the details on Worthy Past Grand Knight and Former Southgate Mayor Robert Reaume, who died on November 17th.

Visitation for Brother Knight Bob is from 1 to 8 PM today, November 20th at the Southgate Chapel of the Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline in Southgate.

A scripture service is set for 7 PM tonight, (November 20th). I hope to see as many Brother Knights tonight as possible.

He will also be instate at St. Pius X Parish, 14101 Superior Street in Southgate at 9 AM on Tuesday, September 21st. His funeral Mass will be at 9:30 AM.

Please continue to pray for Worthy PGK Bob and his family. May his souls and the souls of the faithfully departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace. Amen!

Fraternally,

Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight

NOTICE – Council 3956 Business Meeting MOVED to Wednesday, November 8th and Memorial Mass on Sunday, November 5th at 9:30AM Mass

My Brother Knights,

As I’ve mentioned for the past 4 months, our November Business Meeting has been moved from November 1st to November 8th because Wednesday, November 1st is All Saints’ Day, a Holy Day of Obligation.

Also, on Sunday, November 5th, we will be holding our Council Memorial Mass and Corporate Communion at the St Pius X Parish 9:30AM Mass. Dress for this event is coat and tie. (Please arrive at least 15 minutes earlier so that we can process and sit together.) We hope that all of you can attend, as we have lost some amazing people over the past year!

Fraternally,

Ray Bilyk
Grand Knight #3956
raybilyk@kofc3956.org

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