Men’s Day of Prayer and Reflection

K of C District 12
Men’s Day of Prayer and Reflection at the Capuchin Retreat Center, Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Led by Fr. Julius Milton & Fr. Vito Martinez

Please RSVP by Nov 9th

9:00 AM         – Registration and Arrival with Continental Breakfast (coffee, tea, pastries)
9:30 AM         – Welcome & Conference #1
10:30 AM       – Small group discussion with a coffee break
11:00 AM       – Larger group sharing & Conference #2
12:00 Noon   – Lunch
1:00 PM         – Conference #3
2:00 PM         – Confession and Fellowship
4:00 PM         – Mass & Eucharistic Celebration
5:00 PM         – Departure

Interested? Fantastic. Purchase your ticket below. The cost is $77.50 for the day. The ticket is $75 and we’re asking for another $2.50 to cover the transaction fees.

If you are paying by check, the cost is $75. Make check payable to “Capuchin Retreat Center”

Mail to:

Joe Suminski
68226 Winchester Ct
Washington, MI 48095-1244

9 Days for Life Novena

9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.  We are starting this Novena on Oct 16th.

The daily prayers are available as webpages and PDF files, and the full novena is available as a PDF or Microsoft Word file. 

Full 9 Days for Life Novena 2022 (English, Word)

Full 9 Days for Life Novena 2022 (English, PDF)
Day 1 of 9 Days for Life (English, PDF)
Day 2 of 9 Days for Life (English, PDF)
Day 3 of 9 Days for Life (English, PDF)
Day 4 of 9 Days for Life (English, PDF)
Day 5 of 9 Days for Life (English, PDF)
Day 6 of 9 Days for Life (English, PDF)
Day 7 of 9 Days for Life (English, PDF)
Day 8 of 9 Days for Life (English, PDF)
Day 9 of 9 Days for Life (English, PDF)

2022 Polish Dinner

Sunday October 9th, 2022, from 11:30 am until 4 PM.

Dinner includes: Golabki, Pierogi, Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Vegetables, Bread and Butter, Dill Pickle and Chicken Soups, Coffee, Tea and Desserts. Minimum Donation is Adults $15.00 and Children (under 12) $6.00.

Carry Out Orders are available.

Day of the event: Buy tickets at the door, cash or major credit card.

Anytime: Pre-buy Tickets on our website anytime – Click the button below.

This is an approximation of your dinner. See what’s included above.

As always, thank you supporting the Knights of Columbus at St Clement of Rome.

2022 Bike for Life

The 7th Annual Bike for Life will be on Saturday, August 13. 2022 in Romeo. All the details for individual, team, and group registrations are in the downloadable pledge form at the bottom of this page. 

If you can ride, please do so – register here. If not, please consider pledging money to the St Clement of Rome Knights of Columbus team.

The button above takes you to our general donations page. Please enter in any amount you’d like. A donation would be wonderful. We may, or may not, also need bail money. So, give what you can. 😁

Thank you for your support. Below is the crew from last year.


St. Clement 100th Anniversary Picnic

Another fabulous parish picnic. I’d say the turn-out was off the charts. I’ve been to a few of these and this one was VERY well attended.

And, of course, the picture series of the afternoon was the Jim Parker Man-Hug. They say, any lovin’s good lovin’, I’m not sure that 100% true.

Pray to Protect Human Life

9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.

Participants can download the novena or sign up to receive the daily prayers via email or text message.

Resources are available to promote and share the novena in your parish, school, or ministry!  Click the image below.

MI Drive 2023 March 31 and April 1 and 2

It’s time for the M.I. Drive. This campaign, often referred to as the “Tootsie Roll Drive” is really a “Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities” The nickname is due to the nature of the fundraiser, in which Knights distribute candy bars, very often specially marked Tootsie Rolls in exchange for donations used to support programs geared to improve the Quality of Life for people with Disabilities, in particular, Special Olympics. So please, if you happen to see our Men & Women Members and Volunteers out on Columbus Day Weekend please find it in your hearts to donate.

You’d like to help us “in the field”?? That’s fantastic. Let us know when and where you can help – click HERE.

What’s that you say? You’d like to donate to this special event directly without all the added bother of finding us around town, please click on the Tootsie Roll below. (On line donations are done for 2032, thank you everyone.)

Thank you for all the support over the years. The money we collect goes to fund programs for folks with disabilities at the Romeo Parks and Recreation center. Here’s a link to the current brochure, the Knights are mentioned multiple times.

When you support us, you support the important programs at Romeo Washington Bruce Parks and Recreation.

Aid to Ukraine

Within days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Knights in Poland delivered much-needed supplies

In the early morning hours of March 1, a truck filled with more than $60,000 worth of humanitarian aid collected by Knights in Poland made its way to Lviv in western Ukraine. As part of an Orderwide effort to provide relief to those displaced by the Russian invasion, Polish Knights have also established “mercy huts” at the border to provide food, water, and warmth for refugees, as well as a housing network for those arriving to Poland.

The supplies delivered to Ukraine — including medicine, generators, sleeping bags, warm clothing and other necessities — were collected by K of C councils throughout Poland and brought to regional sites in Radom, Kraków and Tomaszów Lubelski. The items were then shipped and loaded onto a single 18-wheeler — dubbed the “Solidarity Shuttle” — in Tomaszów Lubelski and departed for Lviv Feb. 28. Local Knights in Ukraine received the delivery and coordinated with an “Anti-Crisis Committee,” established by the Archdiocese of Lviv, to distribute the much-needed supplies. Leaders of the Knights of Columbus in Ukraine, including the state deputy, state secretary and a district deputy, are currently serving on the committee.

Here at St Clement, we are doing our part. We will donate all the proceeds from the Lenten Cross Sale to the humanitarian efforts on behalf of the Ukrainian people. Additionally, you may contribute directly via our website.

All funds will be directed to Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. Ukraine Solidarity Fund. Please help us make a difference to the victims in Ukraine.

Prayer Pilgrimage 2022

Prayer Pilgrimages presents Seven Detroit Area Historic Churches & Shrines Specially Decorated During the Christmas Season. I’ve wanted to go on one of these for a long time. This time, it actually worked out. We ended up with 2 full bus loads of people. It wasn’t exactly a “mass mob” but it was absolutely a good time. If you’d like to be put on the distribution list, contact Michael Semaan, Pilgrimage Coordinator (248) 250-6005, email, website. We’ll be promoting the next one at St Clement. Maybe we can get a full St Clement bus together.

Our first stop was Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, 4440 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207 website, Facebook. This might be the most beautiful testament to God I’ve ever seen. I’m sure this would give the cathedrals of Europe a run for there money. The place was absolutely breathtaking.

Stop # 2, St Joseph Shrine, 1828 Jay St, Detroit, MI 48207 website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. I fell in love with this place a couple years ago. I was on my way downtown for a meeting. I was running slightly ahead of schedule and I thought, “I’m going to just stop and see if I can see inside.” I parked and walked up to the door – fully expecting it to be locked up tight. In my utter amazement, the door opened and I walked into heaven. Up on the altar some people we singing, unamplified, but still easily heard. I sat in one of the last rows for a long time hoping I wouldn’t be noticed. The Canons were singing prayers in a totally empty church, save for me.

Thus began my fascination with St Jospeh. If you’ve never attended the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass there, you should. The place is supernatural. When you go, spend a minute with the St Joseph statue (the first picture.) The first time I really looked at it, I swore St Joseph was looking right at me. Try it, see for yourself.

Stop # 3, St. Hedwig Catholic Church 3245 Junction Ave, Detroit, MI 48210, website, Facebook. One of my favorite shots of the day was the stained glass window depicting our Blessed Mother.

Stop # 4, Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit 1000 St Anne St, Detroit, MI 48216, website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube. Another of the grand cathedrals of Detroit. This place is spectacular. I tried to go in and see it a few weeks ago and was denied. I even went to the parish office and was told it’s not possible. I could come back 7 hours later for Mass if I was so inclined.

They could learn a lesson on welcoming pilgrims from St Jospeh Shrine. Anyway, it was worth the wait. Check out the vending machine in the narthex. It’s not for beverages, it’s for votive candles. What a great idea.

Stop # 5, St Florian Catholic Church, 2626 Poland St, Hamtramck, MI 48212, website, Facebook.

Stop # 6, National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica 2100 Twelve Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073, website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

The final stop, #7, Our Lady Of Czestochowa Church, 3100 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314, website, Facebook