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.

2021 Dues Notices are in St. Pius X Church Ushers Room

Brother Knights:

As stated in last Wednesday’s Business Meeting, I placed the Dues Notices (for Regular and Honorary members) and membership cards (for Honorary Life members) in alphabetical order in the Ushers Room at St. Pius X Church.

Please stop by and pick up yours (and any Brother Knights you might live near) so the Council can save on postage.

On December 15th, the remaining envelopes will be placed in the mail.

Reminder that we are also collecting funds for the State Council’s Take 10 for Charity Program (suggested amount $10) and the Sacred Heart Major Seminary Endowed Scholarship Fund (suggested amount $6). These are voluntary requests.

Besides mailing in your dues/donations, you can also make your payment by credit card (for a $2.00 convenience fee) by heading to https://www.kofc3956.org/pay-dues/ 

If you have any questions, please free to contact me at raybilyk@kofc3956.org .

Have a Merry CHRISTmas!

Ray Bilyk
Financial Secretary

FREE Online Membership Deal EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31st! (First step to getting them in OUR Council!)

Join the Knights of Columbus! Click Here!

No one in our Council took advantage of this, but there’s still time! Ask your fellow parishioners, your friends, your family, your friend’s family, your sons, your grandsons, your great grandsons, your neighbors, EVERYONE!!!

  1. Remember, all they need to do is:
    Go to https://www.kofc.org/joinus and click the button on the bottom that says JOIN TODAY
  2. Sign up and answer truthfully, then click PROCEED TO JOIN
  3. On the INFORMATION tab, check off I AM INTERESTED IN JOINING A LOCAL COUNCIL and type in Preferred Council #3956 and click CONTINUE
  4. On the PAYMENT tab, enter the code MCGIVNEY2020, and complete the registration.

THAT’S IT! We will contact them to arrange for their Exemplifications of Charity, Unity and Fraternity online… anytime… anywhere!

Robert Jones Council already signed up 11 Catholic gentlemen into our Order using this… We can at least do half of that, right?

If you have questions, or need someone from the Membership Committee to help ‘close the deal’, send an email to membership@kofc3956.org for assistance!

Let’s get our quota of 6 by August 31st! We have a lot of work to do, and we can use more ‘joyful missionaries’ for our many projects and programs!

God Bless!

Ray Bilyk, Financial Secretary

Join Us for Free Today – In Honor of Fr. McGivney’s Beatification

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Our founder Father Michael McGivney is officially moving one step closer to sainthood. In celebration of Father McGivney’s upcoming beatification, we are excited to offer new members FREE online membership for their first year.

The Supreme Council will pay the first-year dues for every man who joins before 11:59pm tonight (August 5th) . Enter the code MCGIVNEY2020 to take advantage of this special offer.

Join us for free today with promo code MCGIVNEY2020.
(and don’t forget to enter COUNCIL 3956)


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!

Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight
Bernard P. O’Brien Council 3956 – Southgate, MI