Welcome to the Knights of Columbus in DeWitt
The Knights of Columbus
Fr. Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 as a fraternal benefit society at a time in the United States when Catholic immigrants were being forced to renounce their faith in order to earn a livelihood for their families. Our mission is to keep Fr. McGivney’s dream alive, to actively seek out Catholic men and invite them to be a part of our community of Christian family life through participation in our social and fraternal programs of service to our Church, community, families, and youth.
Monsignor David M. Stotenbur Council #7237
The Monsignor David M. Stotenbur Council was chartered on February 8,1979 through the efforts of the Catholic men of St Jude. It is named after Monsignor David M. Stotenbur, who was a founding member of the Catholic Community of St. Jude Council. Our Council works closely with the Catholic Communuty of St. Jude parish, located in Dewitt, MI, while also providing funds for numerous church and community projects.
Saint Francis Assembly #2982
The Patriotic Fourth Degree (formerly the Fourth Degree) is the highest degree of the order. It is an extension of the Knighthood Degree (formerly the Third Degree). The members of this degree are addressed as "Sir Knight" and are eligible to join the Color Corp. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic citizenship. The Patriotic Fourth Degree Assembly in the DeWitt area is the Saint Francis Assembly #2982.
Please visit our website or contact John Urbain, Grand Knight at (517) 669-5060. Or follow us on Facebook @Council7237.
Note Worthy News
Fish Fry News: Thank you all for making our Fish Frys a success again this year.
Congratulations to David Fuller, John Shinsky and Ralph Asamoah-Barnieh for reaching full Knighthood in the Order! Our council members were among 16 brother Knights that completed the 2nd and 3rd degree at St Jude's on March 30.
Upcoming Events: Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30 – After Easter Membership Church Drive
Sunday, April 30 – Corporate Communion at the 8:30am Mass
Sunday, April 30 – K of C Family Fun Night in the community center at 6pm
Sunday, May 7 – K of C Rosary in the church at 8am
Fr. Bob is calling all K of C Knights to volunteer with him for a Spring Cleaning on
Saturday, May 6 from 9am to 4pm of our Church and Parish Center property with raking, tree cutting and trimming, etc. Bring gloves and cutting tools. Lunch will be provided.
The St. Francis Assembly #2982 monthly raffle winners for March are: $100 – Stephanie Adams, $75 – Steve Relyea,
$50 – Tim Trimmer, $25 – Roger Bair. Thank you for supporting the Knights of the Patriotic Degree in the DeWitt area.
Any Catholic man that's interested in learning more about the Knights of Columbus, please contact our Membership Director, Chris Thelen at 517 489-8675.
See our website www.DeWittKofC.com for additional Council information.