For Council Members

My Worthy Brother Knights,

We have an outstanding, time sensitive, opportunity to grow our Order and honor our Founder.
Please take the following  actions.
1. Forward this to your council membership.
2. Forward this to your catholic family and friends
3. Ask them all to join for FREE online using the code MCGIVNEY2020
These actions must be done before August 5th at 11:59PM.  At midnight the offer expires and the cost of online membership returns to $30.
Be men of courage and Rise Up to Answer the Call.  Thank you.

Frank Kramarczyk will now lead our council as the new Membership Director, taking over from PGK Tom Farrell. We thank Frank for volunteering, and will support him wherever and whenever we can.


The K of C Supreme Council website for “Knights Gear” is showing the K of C Logo Corona Virus Masks are out of stock with expected restock in late July.

If you are interested in purchasing a “Lake Orion” K of C logo Polo Shirt in a dark blue we have most sizes in stock at the hall on Orion Road.


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Reflection: The real story of Christ’s Passion The true meaning of the Passion of our Lord was not evident to those who played a role in it, but we can know the deep work that God is doing. READ MORE.

Top films on Christ’s Passion For Holy Week, here are five of cinema’s best offerings for home viewing this Lent. READ MORE.

Knights fund Vatican Holy Week broadcast Last week’s now iconic papal blessing was only one of many Knights-sponsored Vatican broadcasts. Now, the Knights of Columbus will help bring Pope Francis’s televised Holy Week services to people throughout the world. READ MORE.

Knight builds drive-in confession booth Fr. Seamus Griesbach, a Knight from Maine, constructed a confessional booth to fit in his rectory window and installed it on St. Joseph’s feast day. READ MORE.

Prefer all the stories in a printable, PDF format?

Click here.

Knights provide resource to lead family prayer The Family Fully Alive is a booklet provided by the Knights of Columbus. This booklet offers monthly readings, reflections and prayers to foster family prayer. This month, the booklet focuses on a way to lead your family in learning about God’s mercy and forgiveness. READ MORE.

Looking for a way to strengthen your prayer life? Participate in the Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly Challenge. This month, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori has challenged all Knights to pray the Stations of the Cross as we enter Holy Week. READ MORE.

Join us online for an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity In response to the COVID-19 crisis, on Thursday, April 16, the Supreme Council will be hosting its first ever online exemplification – please help us reach our goal of welcoming more than 1,000 new members to the Knights of Columbus and to welcome First and Second Degree Knights to advance to full Knighthood. Instructions on how to take part will be emailed to grand knights.

Where’s my monthly edition? To address the particular needs and challenges of these days, the Supreme Council is replacing the monthly editions of Knightline with a special twice-weekly format. For past special editions, click here.

A K of C book to read at home “The reader who hates the fact that church has to be missed will enjoy having The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History … It’s a large, beautiful retrospective on the ‘K of C,’ its contributions, and many of the leaders who influenced the Knights through the decades.” – The Washington Informer

Order the full-color, hardcover, 296-page book for $31.46 on Amazon.

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Knights of Columbus Webinar
Fraternal Operations During Coronavirus
Training for Online Exemplification
Wed. April, 8, 2020
8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Dear Brother Knight,

During this crisis, many good men are seeking to join the Knights and serve bravely with us in battling the coronavirus. I am excited to announce that we developed a new process that allows them to join while still observing the stay at home orders imposed by state and local governments. We call this our Online Exemplification.

We will host the first online exemplification on Thursday, April 16, at 8 PM EDT. Start lining up candidates now and coordinate the votes of your members to approve these candidates for admission. Next week, grand knights and financial secretaries will receive emails from me that they must forward to approved candidates. These emails will invite the candidates to participate in the online exemplification and they will contain a link to the registration form that every candidate must complete. Once registered, the candidates must log into the exemplification on April 16 and view it to the end. Upon completing the online exemplification, candidates can be processed as third-degree knights in your council. Existing first- and second-degree knights may also register to complete their journey to knighthood in the third degree.

We will offer detailed training on the online exemplification processes in a webinar on Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00 pm EDT. This will not be the exemplification itself. It is a training session for council leaders on how the exemplification will be done and how to manage your candidates. We will leave plenty of time for live questions and answers so that everyone will be comfortable with the plan for the ceremony on April 16.

Our goal is to bring in at least 1,000 new 3rd Degree Knights! I challenge you to make us exceed this goal by a huge margin. You can do it!

Please click below to register for this important training webinar.
Please take our brief survey to help us prepare for the Online Exemplification.

Thank you and God bless you in these difficult times.

Vivat Jesus,

Tom McCaffrey
Vice President
Fraternal Excellence

Click here to pray the Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic.

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