Council 2141 - 1919-2019 - 100 Years of Service!

The Fr. Henry P. DuRussel Council 2141 is located at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Midland, Mi. on 3516 E. Monroe Rd. The Grand Knight for 2019-2020 is Max Schneider. You can contact the Knights via email at gk2141midland@gmail.com. See "Officers" for a complete list.

Some of the members.

Original charter for Council 2141, signed December 14, 1919

Original charter for Council 2141, signed December 14, 1919

Members in 1953.

Left to right, front to back:

First Row 1. Name unknown, 2, John Owens, 3. Henry Neiner, 4 Art Vanwert

Second row 5. Name unknown, 6. Virgil Leonard, 7. Louie Coupee, 8. Jim Geary

Third row 9. Cecil Dufort, 10. Jim Servinski, 11. Louie Couple, 12. Vince Coty, 13. Harold LaLonde, 14. Ed Grzegorczyk, 15. Henry Bartos.

Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints - Michael McGivney, Diocesan Priest, Founder of the Order of the Knights of Columbus

On May 26, 2020, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the Decrees regarding: […] ‐ the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Michael McGivney, Diocesan Priest, Founder of the Order of the Knights of Columbus; born on August 12, 1852 in Waterbury (United States of America) and died in Thomaston (United States of America) on August 14, 1890; Venerable Michael McGivney was the founder of the Knights of Columbus, now the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization.

After studies in Canada and the United States, he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop James Gibbons in Baltimore. He founded the Knights of Columbus as a mutual aid society, geared especially to working men and their families. He was known for his tireless work among his parishioners. He died at the early age of 38 from pneumonia

Fr. Henry P. DuRussel

About Our Council

Fr. Henry P. DuRussel Council 2141 was founded in 1919. It is named after the Assumption B.V.M. pastor, Fr. Henry P DuRussel. The Council works closely with the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish providing funds for various projects and activities. Learn more about the Knights of Columbus on their website.

Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

On May 26, 2020, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the Decrees regarding: […] ‐ the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Michael McGivney, Diocesan Priest, Founder of the Order of the Knights of Columbus; born on August 12, 1852 in Waterbury (United States of America) and died in Thomaston (United States of America) on August 14, 1890; Venerable Michael McGivney was the founder of the Knights of Columbus, now the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization.

After studies in Canada and the United States, he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop James Gibbons in Baltimore. He founded the Knights of Columbus as a mutual aid society, geared especially to working men and their families. He was known for his tireless work among his parishioners. He died at the early age of 38 from pneumonia

Council Meetings

Meeting are monthly every third Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm in the Assumption B.V.M. parish hall. Get Directions 3516 E. Monroe Rd. Midland, Mi 48642

Visit the What We Do for details on upcoming Council 2141 events.

  • Support local charitable programs and local seminarians education via fundraising through a number of programs like pancake breakfasts and dinners.

  • Conduct regularly scheduled local blood drives.

  • Manage annual Midland County booth to support right to life.

  • Support Assumption church activities - annual bazaar, Christmas decorations and more.

  • Host an annual picnic where we enjoy our friends and families, and give donations to local charities.

Join Council 2141

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

More information and a draft copy of the application form can be found here.

(Click link above to see the details of the monthly challenge.)

February 2020

“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” (Gospel for Feb. 9, Mt 5:13)

"Challenge by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori:

"This month, I challenge you to sharpen your Christian witness by saying grace before meals at home and in public. Second, as you begin your Lenten journey, I challenge you to develop your “saltiness” through spiritual reflection, either with the Faith in Action Spiritual Reflection program or on a more informal basis."

UPCOMING Calendar of events