K of C Council 3956 February 2022 Newsletter

My brother Knights and Friends,

As COVID took its latest swipe on many of us, we find ourselves recovering to a new enlightenment. We are not invincible and we need each other to help each other through the challenges we face. I was not alone. My wife got it as did Worthy District Deputy Ray Bilyk and his wife Jennifer. There are many more of us who have been through this. Keep each other in prayer! We are back and ready for the challenges.

I hope to see many of you at the numerous social events coming up as we have detailed for you in this newsletter.

Remember your Valentine!!!

Anthony (Tony) Chirco, Newsletter Editor
PR Director and Trustee


K of C Newsletter February 2022

K of C Council 3956 January 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

I have a feeling. A good feeling. Although it’s cold outside and the latest Covid variant is raging, there’s definitely signs of great hope in the new year. Hope is a very positive and powerful emotion. When we embrace it and give it energy, we grow not only for ourselves, but for the benefit of those who need us.

I encourage you to read the newsletter and find within it hope for yourself.  The theme for this month is fellowship. We quote “Many Hands Make Light Work”. Working together, we have fun and accomplish God’s plan for us.

Welcome to the New Year. Embrace the hope and give it energy.

God Blessing to you and all those you love.

Anthony (Tony Chirco), Knights of Columbus #3956
PR Director, Editor and Trustee


K of C Newsletter January 2022

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Council 3956 Free Throw Championship At St. Pius X School On Wednesday, January 19th

This is a great opportunity for any Brother Knight that is retired or available during school hours to help in one of our Faith In Action Programs.

We are hosting a Council Level Event of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition being held at St. Pius X School on Wednesday, January 19th during school hours.

We need at least 4 volunteers each hour to make this event a success. Please click on the button below and volunteer for one or more hours. We need a full volunteer list in order to make this a success.

Sign Up!

If you have any questions, please contact GK Bill Robert, DGK Mark Garcellano, Program Director Brian Batko or DD/FS Ray Bilyk.

K of C Council 3956 December 2021 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

I hope and pray you and your family are enjoying this Christmas season in peace and good health. Our good friend Deacon Chuck has recovered from COVID with a spirited message of preparedness in this month’s newsletter. New members have joined in the messaging. Please take the time to learn and enjoy all that we are doing here in the community of St. Pius X parish. As we look ahead, we will be partnering once again with our great school in a “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster competition, a Spelling Bee and a Free Throw competition.

Please be safe and come to our next meeting on January 5th in the Social Hall beginning with refreshments at 6:00 pm. Make becoming more involved in your K of C a part of your News Year’s resolution of self improvement.

Merry Christmas and blessing for a Happy New Year!

Anthony (Tony) Chirco, Knights of Columbus #3956
PR Director, Editor and Trustee


K of C Newsletter December 2021

A Knight before CHRISTmas

I encourage all my Brother Knights to offer the gift of Knighthood this upcoming CHRISTmas Season. This may be the best gift you can give! Give him the gift that strengthens his Faith, grows his engagement in Charity, provides the Unity of men serving their Church, family and community, and Fraternally linking him and his family to the largest Catholic lay organization in the world.

Offer this gift of membership to your family, friends and work colleagues during this CHRISTmas Season. Your gift to him could truly change his life and it is FREE! Just direct him to kofc.org/joinus promo code MCGIVNEY2020 along with their interest in joining Council 3956 and your membership number (found on your membership card) and he will be a Knight before CHRISTmas.

K of C Council 3956 November 2021 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

We are approaching the holiday season and indeed, there are a multitude of reasons to be thankful. We have the love of God, family and friends, and the fellowship of our Brother Knights. We have a new Deacon, Charles (Chuck) Dault. Please read his insight into evangelization as Knights; it is inspiring.

I hope to see many of you at our Jazz Night on Friday, June 19th and our Christmas Dinner on December 4th.

Have a faith filled Thanksgiving Holiday.

Anthony (Tony) Chirco, Knights of Columbus #3956
PR Director, Editor and Trustee


K of C Newsletter November 2021

Live Jazz Night at St. Pius X Parish – November 19th

Friday, November 19, 2021
7PM to 9PM
St. Pius X Social Hall

Come and join us for some live jazz. This isn’t a concert, but a place to relax after a long week and listen to some music and hang out. Just like going to a Jazz club. Bring some friends, enjoy a beverage and socialize. This is a free event but a free will offering is encouraged and appreciated. Hope to see you there!

Facebook Event Invite: https://fb.me/e/1eyITL4pC

Volunteers Needed – Coats for Kids Distribution in Ecorse

Brother Knights, Family and Friends of Council 3956 (and District 105),

District 105 (hosted by Robert Jones Council 3956) is having a Coats for Kids Distribution THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th at St. André Bessette Parish (4250 W Jefferson Ave, Ecorse, MI 48229) from 10AM to 1PM.

We need VOLUNTEERS to help with setup, distribution and cleanup for this event!!! Please plan on being there by 9AM to assist with setup, but if you can’t make it then, please come anyway to assist. Many hands make light work!!!

Information about the Coats for Kids Program can be found here: https://www.kofc.org/en/what-we-do/faith-in-action-programs/community/coats-for-kids.html

PDF Flyer

Contact District Deputy Ray Bilyk if you have any questions!

KnightCast Returns November 11

KnightCast is a groundbreaking new video series from the Knights of Columbus with the aim of engaging today’s Catholic men in a compelling conversation about the Catholic Faith and their own, personal growth as they lead their families in service to the Church. Featuring host Jonathan Reyes as well as guests and subject matter experts in each episode, KnightCast seeks to cover topics ranging from sports and marriage to evangelization and the Saints. New episodes premiere each month at kofc.org/knightcast.