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.

Please RSVP – A SAFE Gathering of our Council 3956 Family – Wednesday, June 17 at 6PM – Behind the Social Hall

Brother Knights and Ladies,

On Wednesday, June 17th, our Grand Knight is hosting a SAFE Gathering of our Council 3956 Family (yes, Ladies, we mean you too!) with some food, socializing and fraternity.

It will be held BEHIND the St. Pius X Social Hall (outside) starting at 6PM.

WE ASK THAT ALL THAT WILL BE ATTENDING PLEASE WEAR A MASK FOR EVERYONE’S PROTECTION!

Please submit your RSVP by clicking on the link below:
https://forms.gle/13V93vLgL1Vst2gb6

We hope that you can join us!

P.S. – If you know of a candidate (and his lady) that is interested in joining our Council, please feel free to invite them to join us!

Knights of Columbus Fraternal Benefits Webinar

We are having a Fraternal Benefits Webinar on Wednesday, May 20th starting at 7PM sharp which is open to all Catholic men and their families.

Hosted by Supreme Council Fraternal Benefits Field Agent Tom Jackson, join us for a one hour presentation on the Knights of Columbus along with the benefits and opportunities for you and your family because of membership in the largest Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Service organization in the world! OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS, AS WELL AS FAMILIES!!! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Just click on the link below to get to the sign up sheet:

Sign Up!

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!