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

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