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We are the Bishop Alfred J. Markiewicz (markevich) Knights of Columbus Council 1616. Our meetings are located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Knights of Columbus is an organization deeply rooted in the Catholic faith that is based on Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism with many great benefits for both the members and all of his family.
The Vision of the Michigan Knights of Columbus is to :
- Publicly and faithfully support the Catholic Church and uphold Her doctrines;
- Reach out to all Catholic men and their families, including under-represented cultures and rites;
- Offer the opportunity for every Catholic gentlemen to join our Order;
- Ensure that those parishes that can support a healthy Council, without negatively impacting existing Councils, are contacted and encouraged to start a new Council, particularly when requested by the parish priest;
- Foster a fraternal environment in all Councils;
- Encourage programs and activities appealing and attractive to all age groups;
- Support lay leadership and the use of personal talents at all levels;
- Promote communication among our Councils and with our communities;
- Increase the use of technology an modern leadership techniques.