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.
********** Thank you for everyone who purchased a ham for 2021 Easter. We’ll be back next year.
The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Dearborn Ham Sale. These delicious 8-pound hams are only $40. All profits go to the K of C Vocations Fund. These Dearborn Famous Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham (Half) arrive just in time for Easter. Deadline for orders is Sunday, March 21. Pick up after 1 on March 29th.
Dearborn’s Famous Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham is slow-cooked and smoked for up to 24 hours. Dearborn has the perfect ham for your Easter gathering. Find out why this Ham is renowned locally and beyond.
How Do the Knights Use the Vocations Fund?
These young people have all answered the call to their vocations. The Knights make direct monetary gifts to each to defer the cost of their tuition or other expenses. Additionally, we participate in funding a $1 million endowment to Sacred Heart Major Seminary. This endowment will allow candidates to say “yes” and not have to worry about the expenses. These and many other programs support vocations to religious life. When you support the Knights of Columbus, you are supporting the future of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
If you’d like to order a ham with a check or cash, please download the order form HERE. Return it to the St Clement Office during their normal office hours.
St Clement of Rome K of C Dearborn Ham Fundraiser 343 S Main St Romeo, MI 48065
Deadline for orders is Sunday, March 21
Hams will be available for pickup at St. Clements after 1:00 PM on Monday, March 29th
Each mum comes in a 2 gallon pot. They are from Brohl’s Greenhouses a high quality local grower. This is us unloading the Mum Truck at St Clement in September of 2022. Look how beautiful they are.
This is an “action” shot from earlier in the summer as the mums were just getting started. Aren’t they cute?
These beautiful fall Mums are ready to be planted in your yard or just displayed out on the front porch. PLEASE NOTE: All mums can be picked up at St Clement Church in Romeo on Friday September 16th 2022 from 4 am till 6 pm. All proceeds go to support vocations in the Archdiocese of Detroit. See our vocations page here.
If you’re going to buy mums anyway, please consider buying them from us. These are the same big-quality mums local retail stores are selling for $14.99. The picture below was taken outside Kroger’s on Aug 15th. Buy early, buy often!
Thank you for 2022. We look forward to seeing you next year right about this time.