|Msgr. Clement H. Kern #1963
|25160 W. Outer Dr.
||Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Assembly Info & Location
The Msgr. Clement H. Kern 4th Degree Assembly #1963 is located in Lincoln Park, MI at 25160 W. Outer Drive. The Faithful Navigator for 2011-2012 is S.K. Steve Webber. You can contact the Knights by phone at (313) 388-3640, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving those Who Serve
Knights of Columbus members give time and money not only out of a sense of duty and respect but also out of a sincere desire to show thanks to those who safeguard our country and preserve the very thing we, as Americans, value most: our freedom.
Part of a Greater Good. Devotees of a Greater Purpose
For the Knights of Columbus, civic involvement comes in many forms. Each election year, the Knights of Columbus sponsors campaigns that urge citizens to vote, and provides rides to the polls.
Veterans Affairs Volunteer Service (VAVS) Program
Our military personnel voluntarily act as the protectors of our nations, standing on the front lines while keeping us safe behind them. The Knights of Columbus acknowledges this unselfish patriotism by promoting the "Serving Those Who Served" program. In addition, the Kern Assembly offers year-round support for our veterans housed at the Ann Arbor and Detroit VA Hospitals with visits to the VA and bringing the disabled vets to Robert Jones Council for refreshments and fellowship with brother Knights.
First Thursdays of each month. Call (313) 388-3640 for additional information.
About Our Assembly
Monsignor Clement Kern Assembly was established and chartered on January 21, 1984. It grew out of the Robert Jones Council #3078 Knights of Columbus at 25160 W. Outer Drive, Lincoln Park, Michigan.
The Assembly is named after a well-known priest in the Detroit inner city. Msrg. Kern is best known for his many years at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Detroit - six years as an assistant pastor and 28 years as the pastor - where he earned a reputation for his concern for the poor and support for social justice.
While most of his many acts of charity were done quietly, helping those who came to the rectory door, he also sometimes made newspapers for his support of causes - whether it was picketing with striking farm workers or Playboy "bunnies."
Up until the day Msgr. Kern died (in 1983), his whole life was dedicated to helping people in need. He was a model of a servant priest who put other people first. Msgr. Kern always emphasized "the extreme importance of human dignity" - that "everyone is equal in the eyes of God." People who knew him said that he related to people of every level of society the same way, whether a corporate CEO or someone coming to him for help.