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.
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!
Grand Knight #3956
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 email@example.com 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!
Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight
Bernard P. O’Brien Council 3956 – Southgate, MI firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
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!