Join Us for Good Friday Services at St. Pius X Parish!

As we get closer to Easter, the Knights of Columbus are encouraging families in the parish community to attend the Good Friday Services at St. Pius X Catholic Parish on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 starting at 12 Noon.

Despite Good Friday’s central nature in the heart of Christianity, attendance at services remains low. Putting their faith into action, the Bernard P. O’Brien Council 3956 Knights of Columbus in Southgate will encourage participation through a promotional campaign that educates their parishes on the vital importance of Good Friday. The liturgy of the Lord’s passion and death reminds families of the suffering Jesus endured through his passion and resurrection, thereby opening the gates of heaven for each of us.

Setting an example for their community, starting at 12 Noon, our Council will be attending Stations of the Cross, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Meditation of Jesus’ Last Words and Celebration of the Passion of the Lord. All of this will conclude at 3:15PM.

Please join us in this somber but important event. If you have any questions, please call the St. Pius Parish Office at 734-285-1100.

Volunteer Opportunity – Coats for Kids Detroit Distribution

We are inviting all interested Knights and their families to the Coats for Kids distribution (through the Coats for Kids Program) our Council is participating in. Our District has amassed well over 150 coats to give away! (Our Council has purchased 96 alone!)

This volunteer opportunity is open to Knights and their families, as well as Catholic men and their families interested in learning more about what we as Knights do!

It will be an enjoyable event for the whole family.

The event is being held next Saturday, December 12th at:
Basilica of Sainte Anne de Detroit
1000 St. Anne St.
Detroit, MI 48216

Volunteers should arrive @ 9:00 am.
The event should end @ 2:00 pm.
Please send Financial Secretary Ray Bilyk an email (raybilyk@kofc3956.org) if you’re interested in attending so that we can alert the District Deputy.

Join Us in a Day of Fast and Prayer – Thursday, September 24th

God wants His world back!

JOIN US IN A DAY OF FAST & PRAYER
Thursday, September 24th

  • Why did Abraham Lincoln proclaim September 24, 1861 a National Day of Prayer in August of 1861?
  • Why is there a sense of urgency to reclaim our country for God?
  • What can we do to heal the division in our country?

Listen to Fr. John Riccardo as he explains why the urgent need for this National Day of Prayer and Fasting

Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxfhmBNkzU&t=32s

For more information visit https://www.actsxxix.org

For God’s mercy on our land and healing and conversion of our hearts.

Request from Worthy Chaplain, Fr. Suresh SAC

Dear All

Good morning. Hopefully you all had a wonderful weekend. Just want to remind and seek your assistance as done during the weekend announcements.
 
1. Regarding the help required to drop off the festival ticket books in your city or street. Please contact the parish office for more details.
2. Secondly the request for donation: Painting/Windows. Kindly read the attachment for more details about the improvement work in Church.
 
Thanks for your support
Blessings
Fr. Suresh SAC
 

Volunteer Opportunity: Wednesday, July 1st at 7PM

From our Grand Knight Bill Robert:

Worthy Knights,
 
Father Suresh has asked the Knights to paint the signs in front of Church yellow and/or blue. Most are the handicapped signs. Would you be able to donate a few hours Wednesday, July 1st at 7 PM? We still have refreshments from our cookout. We world love to see you smiling face!

Respectfully, 
 
Bill Robert 
GK 3956

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

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