Knights of Columbus
Council #13983

WELCOME GENTLEMEN to St. Kieran Council 13983 to continue the legacy and growth of our Catholic Community. Great things have happened since the Charter of our Council in 2006 and will continue to grow with you, your ideas, your dedication and your efforts as proud members of Council 13983!


  • 07/07/22 Officer meeting at 7:00pm.

  • JULY NO Membership meeting.

  • 07/15/22 DAVL KofC at JIMMY JOHNS. (Contact Ken Kwasnik for details $36.00 includes your food.)


  • 08/04/22 Officer Meeting at 7:00pm.

  • 08/09/22 Membership meeting 6:15pm Rosary & 7:00pm meeting

  • 09/08/22 Officer Meeting at 7:00pm.

  • 09/13/22 Membership meeting 6:15pm Rosary & 7:00 pm meeting

  • 09/18/22 PARISH PICNIC

  • 10/05/22 Abigayle Ministries Banquet.

  • KNIGHT’s of THE MONTH; I apologize for not recognizing these individuals in earlier KnightLetters as they deserve the recognition for what they do and continue to do for the Council and Community.

    • MARCH; Steve Szubielski, who often times resides in the back row, but always steps up to support when help is needed at the Cook Off’s, MI Drive, Flower sales, and Picnic kid’s game organization. Steve was also instrumental in the supply and installation of the three (3) flagpoles at the North Parish grounds entrance.


  • APRIL: Bob Ansell who, along with his wife Chris, over the years has been involved in the Parish Marriage program, EM, Christmas Party organization, Food delivery to the needy, Coats for Kids purchase and distribution, Rosary decade leader at meetings, Trustee, Vets Returning Home Drive, Charity Poker, Chili Cook Off, Agape food delivery, plus many other events that he so eagerly volunteers to lead and support.


  • MAY: Mike Skorupski joined our Council in 2020 and, like his career as a Warren Firefighter, jumped right to Council activities and helped power wash & stain a needy Parish members handicap ramp. He has been involved in nearly every event that has been held since then and this year assisted Brother Jankowski with the JINGO organization and led it to continue on it’s successful path.


  • JUNE: Fr. Joe Mallia. What more can be said than what he has done to lead the Council and Parish in involving more, to do so much, for so many during the past 2 years!


CONGRATULATIONS to these newest KNIGHTs of The MONTH for what they do and the example they show to all that gather around and associate with them!

  • DECEASED BROTHER KNIGHTS and their Families who need to be continually remembered our prayers:



17th  Joe Parrell 


3rd  Ken Whalls

24th  Bill Burbank


6th  Manuel Vella

                    12th  Bob Hallman                                                     

Dear Brothers, Officers, Families, Parishioners, and all others who find their way to this article;


From The Grand Knight;

            Dear Brother Knights, Family, Friends and Parish members, this month brings to close the fiscal year of 2021/2022.  Additionally, it marks a change in our Council.  As of July 1, 2022, I turn over the gavel to the new Grand Knight, Carl Barton along with new Deputy Grand Knight Jim Finn.  With these two Worthies taking over the leadership of the Council, the Council is truly in good hands.

            The last two years have been challenging, but most importantly, very rewarding.  I will look back on these past two years with fond memories of good men doing extraordinary deeds.  I couldn’t be prouder of this group of men and am truly humbled that they allowed me to be a part of this great organization.

Just to recap the past month, the Knights hosted an Exemplification Ceremony for new Knights of Columbus following the 4:30 Mass on Saturday, May 7th.  The public was welcomed to join us as we welcomed new brother Knights to the organization.   On Mother's Day, May 8th, the Knights held our annual roses for mothers after each Mass, with the proceeds going to the North Macomb Right to Life organization. I am proud to announce that this year we raised more money than ever for that organization.   On Father’s Day, June 19th, the Knights sold carnations, with the proceeds going to Abigale Ministries, a home for unwed mothers.  Once again, the members of the parish stepped up immensely, and we raised a record amount of money for this organization as well.

 There has never been more need or a better time for the good Catholic Men of our community to join our team and belong to something bigger!  As the saying goes, YOU were born a MAN, YOU became a Knight!

Our Officer’s Meeting will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, July 7th.  There will not be a Council Meeting in July, but they will resume in August.

I want to take this time to thank my fellow Knights for their continued hard work and dedication.  They are good men and an inspiration.  I may be contacted at




John Berg

Grand Knight



Grand Knight; Carl Barton                             Inside Guard: Ed Novak                                     Outside Guard; Chuck Filar

Deputy Grand Knight; Jim Finn                     Inside Guard; Al Jankowski                            Outside Guard: John Dzwianowski

Chancellor; Kenneth Kwasnik                       Inside Guard: John Benincasa                         Outside Guard; Chris Doran

Financial Secretary; Roger Quitter               Spiritual Advisor; Deacon Russ Ortisi             Trustee 1st, Ralph Engler

Warden; Mike Powers                                    Chaplain; Fr. Joe Mallia                                      Trustee 2nd: Mike Skorupski

Recorder; Joseph Vogel                                  Advocate: John Berg                                           Trustee 3rd: Steve Rapotec

Treasurer: Tom Westerlund                           Lecturer; Tom Petz                                             Life; John Dzwianowski