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The Knights of Columbus is proud to invite you to support the nationwide theatrical release of Paul, Apostle of ChristMarch 23, 2018.

Produced by Catholic ministry ODB Films and starring acclaimed actors Jim Caviezel and James Faulkner, this movie dynamically and truthfully illustrates the beginnings of Christian persecution under the Roman Empire.

St. Paul’s story is one of conversion, forgiveness and perseverance in the face of extreme intolerance, not unlike that faced by many Christians today. This dramatic retelling of his life can move the hearts of both believers and nonbelievers.

The film, dedicated to the persecuted Christians of today, is an opportunity to spread awareness of their plight among your friends, family and community.

Invite them to watch this inspiring film, and help spread awareness for the future of Christianity!

Tickets – CLICK HERE.

Trailer below.

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It’s amazing how much you can destroy with a sawzall, sledgehammer and a couple guys at first light.  Father Steve asked the Knights to help tear down a couple cabinets in the sacristy.   Out with the old (and I’m NOT talking about these fine gentlemen) and in with the new.  As luck would have it, Mark and Steve actually know what they’re doing.  Claudio and I are hanging around mostly for comic relief.  Father, well, he’s the foreman.

Pictured, left to right, Mark DePaola, Father Steve Reckker, Steve Betka, Claudio Selva and Joe Suminski.


St Clement hosted a “listening session” last night.  Sponsored by the State Officers and attended by a very large geography of the Archdiocese of Detroit.  We had just over 90 men show up representing Councils from all over SE Detroit.   The State Officers lead a discussion on the programs and activities that are resulting in growing Councils.  There was a tremendous amount of discussion and many ideas were offered.

Thank you to Father Steve for allowing us to use the social hall.  Many people commented on our beautiful church and it’s facilities.  Russ Morgan, thanks for getting the audio and presentation gear in order.   And a big thanks to Steve Betka, Lester Ottenwalder, Mark DiPaola, Joe Suminski, Marcel VanDaele and, of course, our very own barista Dan O’Brien for the leading the coffee bar.  You guys jumped in and helped just because I asked.  I do appreciate you!

We’re in need of jugs! There, I just said it! Mark DiPaola is upgrading our donation buckets.  No more pink ones.  Mark’s got nice vinyl stickers to wrap them.  This is where YOU come in.  Could you bring an empty, CLEAN gallon jug of window washing solution?  Bring them to the Knights room.  This time of year, you need to add some window washer fluid anyway – just do it. Bring the empties to church.

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The Knights have been asked to pray a Rosary for Betty Staller on Thursday evening, March 8th, at 7 pm at Hauss-Modetz.  Please make an effort to attend.

Please note, the officer’s meeting will take place back in Romeo after this Rosary.  Please plan accordingly.


Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home
47477 Romeo Plank
Macomb, MI 48044
Phone: (586) 263-3100
Map & Driving Directions

Betty Marie Staller passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, March 05, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Betty was born on June 6, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan. She was one of five children born to Eugene and Sarah (nee Beatte) Hergott. On July 14, 1952, she married Joseph Staller at Assumption Grotto in Detroit. She was a member of St. Clement of Rome in Romeo for many years and lived her life as an example of her faith. Betty was always giving of her time and volunteered where ever needed. She enjoyed spending winters in Florida and summers at the family cottage near Gaylord. Betty loved the outdoors and visiting local parks. In her younger years, she enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, bowling, golfing and playing the organ. Betty will be greatly missed by her loving family and dear friends.

Betty is survived by her sons, Dennis (Deborah), Wayne (Wanda) and Craig (Laura); grandchildren, Christopher (Tyler) Staller, Krystin (Jason) Mitch, Joseph (Carman) Staller, Jacob Staller and Sabrina Staller; and great-grandchildren, Brayden Mitch and Ellyana Mitch. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; siblings, Marge Clark, Lloyd Hergott, Helen George and Elmer Hergott; and parents.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Rosary on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Hauss and Modetz Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb. The Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Clement of Rome, 343 S. Main, Romeo with a 9:30 a.m. instate time. Private burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township.

Good morning Warriors!

Sister Val is leading an effort to help reunite a local family.  I spoke with her yesterday and, as usual, our community has been responding.

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If you can help financially, please do so.  You can send Sister a check to:

Sister Valerie Knoche
St Clement Catholic Church
343 S Main St.
Romeo, MI 48065


If you’d like to make a donation via a credit or debit card, call me and I can process it. All the funds will be transferred.  DO NOT send me an email with credit card info.  🙂  (You knew that — right??)

Please pray for this family.  Please take action if you’re able.  God bless.

cell: 586-255-5350


(Please note, this is a stock photograph and not the actual family involved.)





The main purpose of the listening meeting is to gain ideas from councils and districts about their recruitment programs that work, suggestions how the Michigan State Council can assist membership growth and development and incentives that might be offered to council members to stimulate recruitment efforts.

Sign Up

Please help us get the right amount of food and drinks.  Please RSVP to this event here – CLICK HERE


Call to Order / Welcome – State Program or Membership Director
Opening prayer
Pledge of Allegiance
Introduction of State Officer
Purpose of the Meeting – State Officer
Introduction of SCMPC Dannie Harris
Introductory comments – Dannie Harris
Overview of Supreme Council Programs and Incentives
Listening Sessions – Diocesan Membership Director facilitates / Diocesan Program Director, takes notes

  • Participants share membership recruitment efforts that have been successful.
  • Participants present needs / How the State Council can help.
  • Participants suggested Incentives the State Council can offer March – June

Closing comments by State Council Officer
Closing prayer


Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:30 registration / 7 p.m. meeting
Detroit North — Council 7018, Joe Suminski, Grand Knight
St. Clement of Rome
343 S. Main Street, Romeo, MI 48065 – DIRECTIONS
Contacts: DPD Terry Carl and DMD Dan Fuller