Michigan District II
Serving the Dioceses of Lansing and Kalamazoo.
Michigan District II is one of seven districts of the Father Hennepin Province which serves the states of Michigan and Ohio.
SK David A. Buick is the Master of District II and presides over the 22 Assemblies within the District.
Master Buick is following in his father's David H. Buick's footsteps
as he served as Master of District II from 1978 to 1984.
Supreme recently updated the drill manual used by Assemblies for our formal functions and color corps operations. The new manual addresses the new color corps uniform. You can download a copy of the manual by clicking the photo.
75th Michigan District II Exemplification - April 21, 2018
The 75th Michigan District II Exemplification will be held April 21st at St. Mary’s Parish and School in Charlotte, hosted by the Bishop Povish Assembly #2815.
We are privileged to have a very special Class Honoree, Sir Knight Dick Thelen, a World War 2 veteran and survivor of the USS Indianapolis which was torpedoed and sank in 1945. This will be an one day event – so it’s time to seek out those members that have not completed their journey to Patriotic Degree. We will have an outstanding Lady’s Program, so there is no reason not to attend!
As the Master has challenged in the past – recruit a new Knight and take him through all the degrees culminating with the Patriotic Degree in Charlotte on April 21st!
74th Michigan District II Exemplification
On October 16th in Owosso and on October 18th in Paw Paw - the Fall Exemplifications were held. We are happy to report 92 men were able to join the Patriotic Degree this fall. Of these 92 new Sir Knights, we were honored with 5 priests joining the Order!
Updated Information about the Changes in uniform and dress:
With the change in the official uniform of the Patriotic Degree, a change is also being made to the dress requirements for Patriotic Degree
Starting with the Fall 2017 Exemplification, candidates are able to wear a dark business suit (black, dark blue, dark grey) with plain white shirt - lay down collar (not button down), tie (no bow ties), black socks and black shoes or, if they choose, a tuxedo. Sport coats and light colored suits are not allowed. Since the Exemplification is a solemn ceremony, proper taste should be used in tie selection. Candidates serving in the armed forces of this county, full-time police and firefighters may wear their Class A or dress uniform. When wearing a tuxedo, it must be a black tuxedo (traditional – no double breasted or tails) with a black bow tie, white pleated shirt – lay down collar (no winged tip collars allowed), black cummerbund (no vests), black shoes and socks.
Observers at an exemplification may wear either a tuxedo with the Social Baldric (until June 30, 2019), a dark business suit (same requirements as candidates), or the new uniform. When wearing a business suit or the new uniform, a social baldric is not to be worn.
Exemplars will continue to wear their traditional ceremonial robes.
These requirements are being provided based on the latest information received from Supreme and the Vice Supreme Master.
2018 Faith Fest Music Festival
FaithFest 2018 will be a day for Christian families to gather together and celebrate their faith in an atmosphere of upbeat, joyful participation! Parish and school groups, youth ministries, small groups or large apostolates -- all were welcome to reunite at FaithFest 2019!
The Knights of the Lansing Diocese were very proud to present to 2017 FaithFest our check for $5000 raised across the Councils and Assemblies to support this great event...
2018 Living Rosary at the State Capital on May 12th
The Living Rosary will be returing to the State Capital grounds on May 12, 2018 starting at 11:00 AM. This Domestic Church program is being hosted by the St. Mary Catherdral Council #11694. Please plan on attending with your family and friends. Rosary Flyer
2017 Living Rosary at the State Capital
The Knights of Columbus prayed a Living Rosary on Saturday May 13th, on the State Capitol grounds in Lansing. Last year’s theme was "Change one Heart"
March 10, 2018 – Michigan District II Biannual Meeting, St. Jude’s DeWitt
April 21, 2018 – Michigan District II 75th Exemplification, St. Mary's Parish, Charlotte
May 12, 2018 – Living Rosary, State Capitol at 11 AM
May 24-26 – State Convention/Living Rosary – Mackinac Island
Jul TBD– Officer Training (St. Jude’s – DeWitt)
Jul TBD – Officer Training (St. Mary’s – Kalamazoo)
Aug 10– Knights Family Night to Celebrate Vocations (Cooley Law School Stadium – Lansing)
Sept 22 – Michigan District II District Meeting (St. Jude’s – DeWitt)
Sept 22 – Lansing Diocesan Assembly, East Lansing
Oct 12-14 – Fr. Louis Hennepin Provincial Meeting,Sterling Heights
Oct TBD – Lansing Diocese Special Exemplification (TBA)
Oct TBD – 76th Michigan District II Exemplification (TBA)
Please see the current issue of the District Newsletter - Click HERE