Despite laboring under the false believe this was a Wild Game dinner, it ended up being Knights of Columbus Michigan State Council New Membership Banquet Honoring Kenneth Unterbrink.  A great meal was served at DeCarlo’s Banquet Center.  The meal was only eclipsed by the wonderful company.

Wild Game

Prayers Ed Redlawski

Prayer Request, Update on Ed

Good Morning,

I talked to Jim Burns last night and again this morning. Ed is still in the hospital. He’s been at Henry Ford and not St John’s as previously reported. They expect to release him today. Ed should be moving to Orchard Grove at some point today.

Would you please keep Ed and his lovely wife Rosalyn in your prayers? Ed is quite sick and could use us all pulling together in prayer. Thank you and God bless.


Orchard Grove Health Campus
71150 Orchard Crossing Lane
Romeo, MI 48065
(586) 336-0102

Ed Redlawski

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.


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


On behalf of all the members of Council 7018, we congratulate Ronald Schmidt for being named Honorary Life with the Knights of Columbus.  Ron has been an active member for 25 years.  When you see him around, please congratulate him. Ask to see his new, fancy-schmancy permanent membership card!

You can see Gary Kopp our District Deputy on the right laughing at my camera malfunction.


Congratulations to the February Knight of the month; the illustrious Jim Burns.  Jim’s been several roles as an officer, PGK and Sir Knight of the 4th Degree.  I just love that guy!!  Jim, thank you for all your contributions to the Council and Parish.  Presenting the award this evening is our lovely and distinguished Deputy Grand Knight Greg Slubowski.


The family of the month is Joanne and Jim Parker. Jim has held several officer positions with our Council and is also a PGK.  He too is a Sir Knight of the 4th Degree.  His lovely wife Joanne sings in the choir.  Thanks to you both for all you do for the Knights and the Parish.


Our Grand Knight is AWOL.  The last known picture of him was Joe and Paul heading into Tijuana.    I think it’s Tijuana.  I hope Sue has him chipped so we can get him back.  This feels shady!  Joe, don’t worry, we’re holding down the fort.





Tomorrow morning after all Masses, we will be hosting a Country Breakfast at St Clement.  Please stop by with your families and eat with us.  This is one of our most popular events.  If you’re going out for breakfast after Mass, come and give us a try.  All the money we make goes directly back to the Parish and the local community.  And… come on, it’s pancakes.  What’s better than pancakes?

Next Thursday is our February Membership meeting.  Thursday, February 15th.  We start off at 6:30 pm with a Rosary in the Day Chapel lead by Mike McKinnon.  The Membership meeting starts at 7 pm.  If you’ve not been to a meeting in a while, I’d recommend showing up for this one.  Everything we do, everything that’s planned or even dreamt of happens at these meetings.  Our illustrious Grand Knight Joe Suminski is busy sunning himself in Florida. DGK Greg will lead this meeting.  We’ll have food after the meeting.  Come on, dinner and a show, where else can you get an offer like this?  (The right answer?  Nowhere else!)

Other News

  • 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.
  • Annual dues are coming in well.  I’ve sent second notices to brothers that may have overlooked the first bill. If you’ve not paid for this year, please take a minute to send in your dues.  We are collecting for Take 10 and Michigan Knights of Columbus Endowed Scholarship Fund at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.  More info here – LINK.
  • Karrie Illner and Mike McKinnon lead our efforts to update our council by-laws.  We received the printed books from Supreme a couple weeks ago.  Please feel free to grab one.  They’re in the Knights room. More info here – LINK.
  • The February Knightline is available here – LINK.

That’s all the news that new.  Please come out for our breakfast tomorrow.  Please grace us with your presence on Thursday evening.

Thanks and God Bless

Brian and Mike

Ok, seriously, I just had to include this.  Sorry, Mike.  We’ll have a caption contest during “For The Good of the Order” portion of the meeting.  Who will be our big winner?

April 15 – tax day – is right around the corner.  It’s become popular this time of year to encourage the opening of an IRA or similar retirement annuity or the depositing of additional funds into an existing account, as a tax savings vehicle.  A secondary approach is to tout the rate of interest that money in one of these accounts can earn.  Let me join the chorus of folks encouraging you to open or add funds to an annuity, but for a different reason.

Certainly, contributing money to a Knights of Columbus annuity will allow you to save some money on your income tax return.  And our annuities do pay a very competitive interest rate, consistent with our primary goal of absolute safety of principal.  Opening or adding to an annuity for these reasons, however, strikes me as taking a short-term view of a product that is designed to provide long-term security.  How much security?  How does a retirement income that you cannot outlive – guaranteed – sound to you?

Here at the Knights of Columbus, you can open a retirement annuity for as little as $300.  Consistent and disciplined savings placed into that annuity over time can guarantee you an income at retirement that you cannot outlive.  That guarantee – along with the fact that no one has ever lost money left in a Knights of Columbus annuity (remember –absolute safety of principal), really will provide you with peace of mind.

I am happy to meet with you – at your convenience and in your home – to explain in detail the benefits of opening a Knights of Columbus annuity, along with the benefits of our top-rated life insurance and long term care insurance plans.

As you ponder all the things that may not work out as you proceed toward retirement, think about one thing you can do to help yourself – opening a Knights of Columbus annuity.  It’s reasonably priced ($300 to start), guaranteed, and controlled by someone you trust – you!

*Receive a complete Family Needs Analysis at my expense.
In Christ,

Don M. Wesley, FICF – Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Insurance – General Agent
2 Crocker Blvd., Suite 301, Mount Clemens MI 48043

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Rosary Request for Nancy Kaspari

Good afternoon;

It’s with great sadness I have to inform you of the passing of Nancy Kaspari.  She passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb 2nd. Nancy was ever-present at so many events at St Clement.  Even being in a wheelchair didn’t seem to slow her down too much.  Her husband Carl was one of the founding members of our Council and a Past Grand Knight.  Her ties to the community are deep and her contribution to the parish was great.  She will be greatly missed.

The Knights have been asked to pray a Rosary for Nancy on Monday evening at 7 pm.  Please make an effort to attend.  The Kaspari family have been true leaders in our parish.  Let’s honor their commitment by showing up for the Rosay tomorrow night at Wujek-Calcarterra.


Monday, February 05
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wujek-Calcarterra Funeral Home
54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd, Shelby Twp., MI

Monday, February 05 
7:00 PM

Tuesday, February 06
9:00 AM
St. Clement of Rome
343 South Main Romeo, MI 48065

Tuesday, February 06
10:00 AM