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
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!
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!
Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight
I was saddened to get the news this afternoon that Worthy Past Grand Knight Bob Reaume had passed away.
No additional details are known at this time. They will be passed along when I know.
May his soul and the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen!
Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight
This is just a reminder that our Council Family Picnic is TODAY at PLAV Post 7 starting at 1PM.
If you need directions, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/maps/9ebgqZKg3kp
We hope to see you all there!
On Sunday, November 13, 2016, Council 3956 will once again hit the grills and ovens to make a delicious FAMILY BREAKFAST. This month’s recipients are St. Vincent dePaul and the Downriver Food Pantry. Both of these charities need help to feed our Downriver families during this holiday season.
Come by after Mass to the St. Pius Social Hall and join us for eggs, pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee and/or tea. It’s a free-will donation, so bring the whole family. Even if you can’t afford to pay anything, stop on by… we have you covered!
We will also have tickets for sale for our 4th Annual CHRISTmas Concert featuring the Michigan Catholic Choir for only $10 each!
For my Brother Knights, we can use your help! We still need more volunteers for the breakfast. Please click on the link below and sign up:
(If you have time for two spots, please feel free to do so.)