Cleanliness is next to Godliness, or so the saying goes.  In the spirit of spring cleaning, Father Steve arranged to have all the carpets cleaned and floors steamed.  An absolutely great idea.  I suppose it needs to be done.   Anyone wanna venture a guess how many chairs had to be moved?  Wait, before you answer, let’s just run down where the chairs are:

  • The Day Chapel
  • The Altar
  • The Overflow and Cry Rooms
  • The Sanctuary
  • All the changing rooms
  • The Knights room
  • The Narthax
  • The Social Hall and … AND…
  • The Religious Education Area

Ok, now guess!

The reality is, only God himself knows.  The only data point we have for sure is it took 8 to 10 people seven hours over three days to move it all back and forth.  Here’s the crew.

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The Cleaning Crew

Pictured are Camron and JessicaPytleski, Paul and Kathy Weirbicki, Dan O’Brien, Susan and Joe Suminski, Pat and Bernie Bianchi and Henry Hainer.  Not sure why Henry’s not smiling.  I think his back is starting to hurt.  Or, maybe someone promised him pizza?!? Not sure.

Not pictured is Phil Garnecki.

It was a big job.  Thanks to everyone that pitched in.

Love this guy.  Bernie’s the BEST!

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Knights News

Good morning Brian

It’s hard to believe it’s Palm Sunday already.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m 100% ready for this winter to be over.  As I know you know, Palm Sunday is our annual MI Drive effort.  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.

mark and henry

And that brings me to YOUR part!  We’re looking for a few guys to take 2 hours shifts during the weekend.  If you can help us out and sign up, that would be very wonderful,  The good news is, we’re no longer on the roadways.  We parked Dick Waligore at 31and Van Dyke for years and amazingly he survived!  If Mr. Waligore can dodge traffic all those years, you’ll be able to make a tremendous impact at a nice safe retail environment.  Please have a look at the spots available – CLICK HERE.  You don’t have to be a Knight to help. Your older kids, wife, neighbours, etc.  The more people we have help, the more money we can donate.

Mark is looking for some empty (clean) window washing fluid jugs so he can upgrade our collection buckets.  If you’ve got one and could bring it by the Knights room, that would be grand.

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Other News

  • Father asked us to help demo the sacristy behind the altar.  Read more here LINK.
  • Gary Kopp lead an effort to rehab Compassion Pregnancy Center.  Several guys showed up the first weekend and then throughout the following week.  A lot of progress has been made.  When I get some before and after pictures, I’ll post them.
  • The Knights have a new On-Line membership program.  Full details here – LINK.
  • The March Knightline is available here – LINK.
  • Have you looked at our new website? Have you seen the new calendar?  CLICK HERE

That’s all the news that new.

Sign up for the MI Drive – please!  CLICK HERE

My Post

Knights News

Good Evening,

Yeah, I know, Lent just started.  We’re looking out to the next big event.  That’s 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.

And that brings me to YOUR part!  We’re looking for a few guys to take 2 hours shifts during the weekend.  If you can help us out and sign up, that would be very wonderful,  The good news is, we’re no longer on the roadways.  We parked Dick Waligore at 31and Van Dyke for years and he survived – amazingly!  If Mr. Waligore can dodge traffic all those years, you’ll be able to make a tremendous impact at a safe retail environment.  Please have a look at the spots available – CLICK HERE.

Locations

Almont 4 Corners
Almont Vinckiers
Romeo Marathon 32 Mile and M53
Romeo Post Office
Romeo Sheena’s
Romeo Tractor Supply

Other News

  • Ronald Schmidt was named Honorary Life.  CLICK HERE to read all the exciting details.
  • The illustrious Jim Burns was named February Knight of the Month.  Jim and Joanne Parker are our Family of the Month.  Jim Burns and Jim Parker have been leaders in our Council for many years.  Our Council success today was built on the faith and action of guys like this.  Please congratulate them when you see them around the church.  And, of course, there’s more details here – LINK
  • Gary Kopp is leading an effort to rehab Compassion Pregnancy Center.  More info and details are here. – LINK.  If you know how to swing a hammer, come on along and join the fun.
  • The Knights have a new On-Line membership program.  Full details here – LINK.
  • Our K-12 and college scholarships are now open and accepting applications.  Paper applications can be picked up at the parish office or you can download them here – LINK.
  • The February Knightline is available here – LINK.

That’s all the news that new.   Sign up for the MI Drive – please!

Thanks and God Bless

Brian and Mike

Mark and Henry

 

We’ve been discussing the effort to help with some basic remodeling of CPC.  Gary has the dates, March 10 and 11th.  He needs 10 guys per day.  If we could get 2 guys from each Council in the District, that would be ideal.  The sign-up is here – LINK

The plans are below.

CPC Re-Hab Drawing

Gary will update us with a materials list and any tools required.   If you can help either day, please consider signing up.

Location:

Compassion Pregnancy Center
37540 S. Gratiot, Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 783-2229

Brian

——— Forwarded message ———-
From: Gary Kopp
Date: Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 7:51 PM
Subject: Modification of Compassion Pregnancy Center (CPC) office
To: Art Krygowski, Bob Janowiak, Darin Gilbert, Don Smith , Donald Herman, Greg Slubowski, Joe Suminski, Mark Kovasity, Michael J. Bayer, Mike Hartel , Paul Kulik, Ray Ignatowski, George Stump, Tom Weisner 

Worthy Officers,

I now have confirmation on the subject work with CPC office.  March 10 and 11, Saturday and Sunday. I have attached a copy of the layout and modifications requested.

I will make arrangements to visit the center, and finalize the movement of furniture, and ensure materials will be on site for the work to begin. I will send out a sign-up request, to get a support commitment.

Thanks for your continued support….

Vivat Jesus,

Gary E. Kopp
District Deputy – District #24
PGK – # 11772

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