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Council 12985

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Our Lady of White Lake Council 12985

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

5149 Dowling, Montague, Michigan 49437

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– Learn About Us – 

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Council 12985 Information:

Our Lady of White Lake Council is located in Room 2 of the Saint James Parish Ministry Center at 5149 Dowling Street, Montague, Michigan 49437.  The Grand Knight for 2016-2017 fraternal year is John Duff.  You can contact him via telephone at 231.206.3428 or by email at http://gk12985@mikofc.org .  


Council 12985 Meeting:

  • Business Meetings – are held on the 1st Sunday of each month (exceptions during holiday weekends, moved to the following Sunday).  Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m., in Room 1 of the Saint James Parish Ministry Center, 5149 Dowling Street, Montague, Michigan, 49437.  .         .
  • Officers Meetings – are held on the 1st Sunday of each month, just prior to the Business Meeting (exceptions during holiday weekends, moved to the following Sunday).  Officers also do not meet when First Degree Ceremonies are scheduled.  Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m., in Room 1 of the Saint James Parish Ministry Center, 5149 Dowling Street, Montague, Michigan, 49437.                                                                             .
  • First Degree Ceremonies – are held quarterly at 6 p.m. in Room 1 of the Saint James Parish Ministry Center, 5149 Dowling Street, Montague, Michigan, 49437.    Please refer to the Council Calendar for scheduled date.

About Our Council:

Our Lady of White Lake Council 12985 was founded September, 2001.  Our Lady of White Lake was named to represent of community as a whole.  The council works closely with Saint James Catholic Church Montague, Our Lady of Assumption Church Rothbury, and Saint John the Baptist Claybanks, providing assistance and donations to many worthy Church, Christian and Community charitable organization.  Our largest fund raising event is our annual Lenten Fish Fry.  It is highly supported by our local communities, averaging over 650 meals weekly and took second place in the 2015 WZZM-TV13 best Fish Fry contest.


Grand Knight Honor Roll:

  1. John Loss – PGK – 2001, 2002 – PGK
  2. George Horn – 2003, 2004 – PGK
  3. J. R. Savoie – 2005, 2006 – PGK
  4. Karl Schmitt – 2007, 2008 – PGK
  5. William Snowdin – 2009, 2010 – PGK
  6. Robert Hyatt – 2011, 2012 – PGK
  7. Stephen Nagengast – 2013,2014 – PGK
  8. Kodi Schulist – 2015, 2016 – PGK
  9. John Duff – 2017,2018 – GK

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The Order:

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families.  Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families.  Mutual Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society.  The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 12,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

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Council Activities:

Volunteer Services

As the Order has grown, its benevolence has increased.  The Order continues to break all of its previous records for charitable contributions and volunteer services.  In the past decade, the Knights have raised and donated nearly $1 billion to numerous worthy charitable causes and volunteered nearly 400 million hours of service.  Last year alone, the Knights donated more than $125 million and more than 60 million hours to worthy charitable causes.

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The Protection of Human Life

The Knights of Columbus is unambiguously and proudly pro-life.  In accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Order defends human life from the moment of conception until natural death.  Building a new Culture of Life where every human life is welcomed, respected and protected by law is one of the highest priorities of the Order.

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Community Involvement:

The history of the Knights of Columbus’s involvement in community life is a record of Outstanding benevolent achievement.  Knights volunteer in a variety of charitable enterprises to serve the people and the programs of the community…

Volunteerism informed by Christian concerns is the hallmark of the Knights of Columbus.  It results in outstanding contributions of time and talent to the Catholic Church, our Communities, Families, Young People and Brother Knights.

Much of the success of the Order’s volunteer record can be attributed to the fact that the Supreme Council does not mandate participation in any volunteer initiative.  Fraternal and Charitable programs arise at the grassroots level to meet local needs.

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Church Support:

Supporting the Catholic Church has been a hallmark of the Knights of Columbus since its founding in 1882.  From funding the restoration of the facade of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome to operating an usher ministry at a local parish, the Knights of Columbus serves the Church in countless ways.  Annually, the Order raises and distributes more than $45 million to Church groups in support of the program in support of programs at the local national and international levels.  Local Knights and their families donate more than 25 million hours of volunteer time to the Church each year. 

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