February 26, 2024

Worthy Brothers of 1266,

Below is a link for a fraternal benefit night, this Wednesday night.  This would count as a benefit night for our council.  We only need one more of these to achieve star council.  If you able to watch this webinar please do, and at the end of it (usually an hour or so) there will be a questionnaire asking for your name and council number, please fill this area in so that we can get credit. 

To all the newest members, and all us veterans... lol   These webinars are informative.         

You’re Invited to a Virtual Zoom Fraternal Benefit Night! 

February 28th at 7pm

Click here for the link to tthe benefit night.

If you plan on watching this or after, please let me know so I can kind of keep track of how many "attended this". 

Thank you all!!

GK Julian Rios          ​

February 16, 2024


Click here to see the roundtable report for February which has been posted to the website.

click here to see an Ultrasound/Right to Life appeal letter that has been read at all the parishes over the last 3 weeks, St. Michael is this weekend.  If any of you would like to contribute to this you may.   Click here to go to the council and donate or it can mailed directly to the council.  Thank you all for your support towards this.

Along with that webpage you may purchase tickets or donate towards the Desert Meal that will be occurring this April. 

Lastly, if you have not signed up for I Am Here,
click here,  I highly recommend it.

GK Julian Rios

February 12.2024

Worthy Brothers of 1266,

A quick prayer for today....

Mardi Gras Prayer

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for it is from your goodness that we have this day to celebrate on the threshold of the Season of Lent.

Tomorrow we will fast and abstain from meat. Today we feast. We thank you especially for one another. As we give you thanks, we are mindful of those who have so much less than we do. As we share these wonderful gifts together, we commit ourselves to greater generosity toward those who need our support.

Prepare us for tomorrow. Tasting the fullness of what we have today, let us experience some hunger tomorrow. May our fasting make us more alert and may it heighten our consciousness so that we might be ready to hear your Word and respond to your call.

As our feasting fills us with gratitude, so may our fasting and abstinence hollow out in us a place for deeper desires and an attentiveness to hear the cry of the poor. May our self-denial turn our hearts to you and give us a new freedom for generous service to others.

We ask you these graces with our hearts full of delight and stirring with readiness for the journey ahead. We ask them with confidence in the name of Jesus the Lord.   

by Andy Alexander, SJ                   


GK Julian Rios 

February 9, 2024

Worthy Brothers.
the meeting minutes from Jan 2024 that were approved at the meeting this past Wednesday Feb 07, 2024 have been posted to the website.

Also, we had an exemplification of Unity, Fraternity, and Charity and we welcomed six new members into the council, they are Thomas Jay, Robert Oetjens, Thomas Boggs, Gregory Scott Ferrier, Jr., Todd Sachs, and Garrison Diehl.  If you see them or know them, please welcome them to events or activities within the council.

don't forget that the fish fry dinners will be starting next Friday Feb 16 here in the hall. 

The euchre party will be here in the hall on Saturday Feb 24

GK Julian Rios

February 4, 2024

Worthy Brothers of 1266,

I hate to sound like a broken record, but I want to keep reminding you that the meeting for February 2024 is being moved up by a week because of Ash Wednesday on the 14th.  The meeting will be on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2024.   

We will have an exemplification of (if all show) 5 new members at 6:00 PM, then a light meal.  3rd degree meeting will be at 7:00 PM.  The building association meeting will follow that, like we usually do.  THERE WILL NOT BE A HOLY ROSARY BEFORE ANY MEETING THIS MONTH.

So please come to the hall and welcome the newest brothers into our council.  They are.... Thomas Jay, Robert Oetjens, Thomas Boggs, Gregory (Scott) Ferrier, Jr. and Todd Sachs.

Please do not forget about the events that will be happening in the hall.  The Fish Fry dinners every Friday during lent and the euchre party fundraiser for Coats for Kids.  Flyers are attached.

GK Julian Rios


​January 28, 2024


​Worthy Brothers of 1266,

A couple of things that will be going on within the council in the next few weeks.

1) Tomorrow night (Monday Jan 29, 2024) will be the tri-district meeting at St Anthony in Temperance.  If anyone would like to attend, please show up and support.  The address is 4635 St. Anthony Road, Temperance Mi.  Meal will begin at 6:00PM and the meeting will be at 7:00 PM

2)There will be a coats for kids euchre party on Saturday February 24, 2024.    I will attach a flyer for you to share on your social media or share with others.  Thank you to Beverly Thoma for organizing this.  All proceeds go towards the purchase of coats next fall.  If you have attended in the past, you all know it is a great time.

3) Fish Fry Friday will start happening the first Friday of lent   Attached is a flyer with details.  What do I always say... More hands equal light work.  Please help out any way you can.  I will send an email to SMCC to see if the kids will be able to help out again this year.  They always do a great job.

4)Do not forget next month meeting will be on the first Wednesday of the month (Wed Feb 7, 2024) due to Ash Wednesday (no meeting on the 14th).  We will have an exemplification starting at 6:00PM (5 new guys, if all show) then the meeting will be at 7:00PM.       

5)Lastly....... GO LIONS!!!!!!

January 13, 2024

Brothers of 1266,

The meeting minutes that were approved from the meeting this past Wednesday, from Dec 2023 have been added to the
KofC website.

We had an Exemplification this past Wednesday as well, we welcomed 4 new brothers into the council, Tim Ochs, Aidan Gutschow, Gary Beaudrie, and James DuBay.  If you know them or see them, be sure to welcome them into the council.

Also on the
Kof C website is a "marriage seminar" that the Worthy District Deputy asked if I would share with all of you.  If you are interested in this, please contact them.

Save the date.   The Desert Meal will be happening in the hall on Saturday April 20th, 2024.  Details as it gets closer.

I am saddened to pass on the news of the passing of one or our brothers, Ed Cook, he is known as the Rosary Maker.  His son-in-law Bill Terrasi has asked me to invite all to the visitation or funeral service.  We the council are NOT, doing the rosary.  He was relatively new to our council; he joined in July of 2022.  The funny story about him was when I called him to "welcome him" and said that we would have an exemplification next month, he told me..... You better hurry up I'm 92 years old!!  I will never forget that.  The link to his obituary is on the KofC website in the Deceased Brother Knights section.

Stay warm this weekend!!

Go Lions!


GK Julian Rios

​December 24, 2023

Worthy Brothers of 1266,

Thank you all that helped for a successful Goodfellow food packing and distribution event.  Packed nearly 350 boxes in about 2 hours on Friday night.  All deliveries were made on Saturday morning and hall was cleared out by 11:00 AM.  Much thanks definitely goes to PGK Jay Jondro for the great organization of getting the routes and box recipients list.  Thank you to PGK Joe Lamour for all the ordering of food, picking up the food from various places and keeping it stored in the closet.  Thank you to the SMCC students that helped moved tables early on Friday morning.  GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!

Christmas Prayer
“O holy Child of Bethlehem,
descend to us, we pray;
cast out our sin, and enter in,
be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
our Lord Emmanuel!”

The GK is planning on not being in the office this next week.  Break time for a week.  If something is needed, please reach out to me. 

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad!!!

GK Julian Rios   


December 18, 2023

Good Morning to all,

Just want to give a couple of reminders...

1) Please do not forget about tonight the  "Fraternal Benefit Night" at the hall.  Our agent Nicholas Novak will be able to answer questions about insurance and also can work with you about retirement.  Please join us if you can at 6:00 PM Monday Dec 18, 2023.

2) Goodfellow packing of boxes is already this Friday night, Dec 22nd, 2023!!  We will be in the hall starting to pack boxes at approximate 6:00PM.  Then the delivery of the boxes will be on Saturday morning Dec 23rd at 8:00 AM.   

3) Attached are the round table notes for the month of Dec 2023

Enjoy the day

GK Julian Rios


December 11, 2023

Brothers of 1266,

Here is the reminder about our 3rd degree business meeting.   We will be in the hall on Wed Dec 13th, 2023 at 7:00 PM for our meeting.  There will be a rosary recited at 6:30 in the small room off of the lounge, if you would like to attend that.

Also, we will have a fraternal benefit night NEXT MONDAY December 18 at 6:00 PM  Our Field Agent Nicholas Novak will be here to help answer any questions you might have.

Thank you to everyone that helped this past weekend with the PGK/Clergy dinner.  The moving of tables, the reset of tables, decoration of the "church" setting in hall 2, the dinner tables and chairs in hall 1.

GK Julian Rios


December 5, 2023

Brothers of 1266,

A couple of things really quick today...

1)Reminder for this week Wednesday that there will be a Goodfellow meeting at 7:00 PM.  This will be a follow up from the paper sale and a get ready to pack and deliver boxes meeting.

2) I know I asked for help on Friday for Sat dinner.  I still would like to start on Friday afternoon about 2:00 PM both sides of the hall.  Also I did not include to help reset on Sunday for the bingo.  We could start maybe 10 ish.  I will be going to Mass on Sunday morning at 9.  If anyone wants to start earlier, that is fine.  I will be there ASAP.                            

Thanks Everyone.

GK Julian

December 3, 2023


Here we are in the first Sunday of Advent.  Couple of items I would like to bring up today.

1) Photos and videos from the Monroe Prayer Breakfast Mass on 11-16-23 can be found
here on the Monroe Knights of Columbus 1266 website.

2) The Grand Knight office has some boxed Christmas cards for sale, $8.00 each (only a few of these left from last year).  Also, we have Christmas magnets these are $5.00 each.  

3) Time to ask for help..... As I have mentioned before the PGK/Clergy dinner will be this next weekend.  I am asking for help to set up Hall 2 for Mass about 100 chairs and altar set up and Hall 1 for the dinner, 12 round tables and the podium.... stuff like that.  I am hoping that we can do this on Friday afternoon about 2:00 PM, I would guess a few hours to set up (more hands equal light work), this way Saturday morning decorations can be placed on the tables and any last-minute details can be done.

4)  THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HELPED AT THE GOODFELLOW PAPER SALE!!!  Fantastic job to PGK Jay Jondro for such great organization.  Thank you to Lamour printing for putting the "newspaper" together.  Thank you to all the Hawkers on the streets and local businesses.  Thank you, PGK Shawn Piedmonte, for organizing the money counters.  Thank you to Rusty Krueger and the kitchen crew for serving a delicious lunch for us.  Thank you, Jimmy Christensen, for getting bartenders to work and serve all the people.  If I forgot someone or something, please forgive me....LOL

GK Julian Rios

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