“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Mt 28: 19-20. We, as Knights, have an important role in our Church today. We are a visible example of what it means to be Catholic men. We need to share that example with our brother Knights who may have not been practicing their faith recently. Invite them to help with an activity, have them come to Mass and take them out to breakfast after Mass. Share the word of God with them. Show them that we can be strong men and still be men who believe in our Church and our God. If all the Brother Knights in our Councils would attend Mass and participate in the sacraments regularly we would be a magnet for other men who would want to be part of our Order. Our council membership is an excellent source for us to evangelize.
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Victory for Michigan
Victory for Michigan
Elective abortion removed as standard 'benefit' from health plans
The question of who pays for abortion insurance was answered today in Michigan. The Michigan House (62-47) and Senate (27-11) approved the citizen-initiated Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act. The Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act is about who desires abortion coverage and who will pay for it, not whether abortion is legal or if insurance is available.
Today's vote in the Michigan House and Senate in a victory for Michigan and concludes a narrative of effort by a cast of hundreds of thousands of volunteers and key leaders. Because of the dedication of many, Michigan joins 23 other states in opting-out of abortion coverage in their health insurance exchanges through the Affordable Care Act.
Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "Abortion is not true health care and people who object will not have to contribute their own tax dollars or insurance premiums for elective abortions. This law is instrumental in preserving our long tradition of protecting the conscience rights of Michigan citizens before the Affordable Care Act takes full effect in 2014."
The NO Taxes for Abortion Insurance petition drive was democracy in action. Michigan's Constitution allows the people to initiate legislation through a petition. In 120 days, volunteer Michigan citizens from every county gathered more than 315,000 signatures to support this legislation.
Listing said, "We are thankful for the hundreds of thousands of dedicated volunteers and prolife citizens who made this law possible. We applaud the Michigan legislators who stood firm in their resolve and voted to ensure no person is forced to fund the deliberate taking of an innocent human life in the name of health care."
No Child Left Behind
My Brother Knights Please see calendar of upcoming events with the Knights of Columbus and Holy Cross Children's Services.
· Thursday November 28, 2013 7:10 AM WDIV TV 4 LIVE Holy Cross Children’s Services, Russ Russell and Brother Francis Boylan interview on Thursday 11/28 at 7:10am (arrive by 6:55am)
· Thursday November 28th, 9:45 AM WDIV-TV 4 Anchor Devin Scillian performs song off Holy Cross Children’s Services and Knights of Columbus ‘A Michigan Christmas of Hope” Holiday CD
· Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:40 AM WDIV TV 4 LIVE Holy Cross Children’s Services Brother Francis Boylan, Russ Russell and Mike Malinowski of the Knights of Columbus interview on Sunday (arrive at 8:15am)
· Monday December 2, 2013, WDIV TV 4 All day Broadcast, No Child Forgotten Telethon with Holy Cross Children’s Services and the Knights of Columbus all day beginning at 5:00am with scheduled interview with Mike Malinowski and many others during the day.
· Monday December 9, 2013 WOOD TV 8, Grand Rapids All Day Broadcast, No Child Forgotten Telethon with Holy Cross Children’s Services and the Knights of Columbus all day beginning at 5:00am (Scheduled interviews TBA)
· Monday December 16, 2013, WNEM TV 5, Saginaw/Flint All Day Broadcast, No Child Forgotten Telethon with Holy Cross Children’s Services and the Knights of Columbus all day beginning at 5:00am (Scheduled interviews TBA)
· Friday December 20, 2013 Fox Sports Detroit Statewide Broadcast No Child Forgotten Holy Cross Children’s Services and Knights of Columbus Telethon during the Detroit Pistons game starting at 6:30PM through 10:30PM
These times and dates are all confirmed. Please tune in and watch starting on Thanksgiving tomorrow !
Michael J. Malinowski
Charity Still Our Most Important Principle
By: William J. Walsh, P.S.D.
Take "5" Director
It is that time of year when we ask each member to add $5.00 to their dues payments as a contribution to our “TAKE FIVE CHARITY PROGRAM”.
While we weren’t able to reach our goal of $100,000. We did reach a sizeable amount of $96,972. This sum has allowed your State Council to help numerous charitable organizations on your behalf, while still having to turn down many other worthy requests.
We realize that you are asked to donate money to many worthy causes throughout the year. However, due to the current economic conditions and high unemployment, the need is even greater this year. Your generosity has been tremendous in the past and we pray that it will continue this year and hopefully even increase.
So please won’t you dig into your pockets one more time and give $5.00 or what ever you can afford and send it along with your dues payment, which your council will forward on to the State Council.
If you have already paid your dues for the 2014 year, just send another check with the notation on the check “Take 5 Charity”. This will help you and your State Council fulfill the cardinal principle of our order “Charity”.
May God continue to Bless You!
State Deputys Membership Tribute Banquet
Plans have been completed for our Membership Tribute Banquet honoring our State Deputy,
Michael J. Malinowski. Details are as follows:
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Place: DeCarlo’s Banquet & Convention Center
6015 East 10 Mile Road
Warren, Michigan 48091
Mass: 4:00 p.m. (At DeCarlo’s Banquet & Convention Center)
Social Hour: Starts after the completion of Mass
Dinner: Dinner and Program to follow
Donation: $25.00 per person
Reservations are available through the Michigan State Council Office on a first come, first served basis. A check or money order must accompany all reservation requests. Make all checks payable to the Michigan State Council/memo line – Tribute Dinner Tickets. Checks are to be mailed to the Michigan State Council Office, 2184 N. Beech Daly Rd., Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127. Tables for ten (10) may be reserved by individual Councils, Assemblies or groups. No tickets will be sold at the door. ADMITTANCE BY RESERVATION ONLY.
We hope to see as many Councils as possible represented at this event. Grand Knights, invite your Council Membership Director and his wife. In addition I encourage all the Grand Knights to invite their Council Chaplains as well.
Quick Start Awards and State Deputy Tribute Awards will be presented to those Councils that have qualified and are in attendance.
Lawrence T. Grabowski
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MEMBERSHIP TRIBUTE BANQUET
HONORING STATE DEPUTY, MICHAEL J. MALINOWSKI
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
PLEASE RESERVE______ SEATS, AT $25.00 EACH.
PAYMENT ENCLOSED FOR: $__________________
NOTE: A TABLE WILL BE RESERVED FOR YOUR GROUP FOR EACH BLOCK OF TEN (10) RESERVATIONS ORDERED.
MAIL CONFIRMATION TO: NAME___________________________________________
COUNCIL NO._____ CITY_____________________________ZIP____________
Dates to Remember 2014