Knights of Columbus


Knights of Columbus

Father Edmund Battersby Council 7586
830 S. Lafayette St.South Lyon MI 48178

The Knights of Columbus has helped strengthen men, their families, their parishes, and their communities since 1882. It is an international organization of nearly 2 million Catholic men. Their principal work involves helping those in need.

The Knights of Columbus Father Edmund Battersby Council 7586 was founded at St. Joseph Parish in South Lyon Michigan in 1980 with 45 members. The Council has grown to over 180 members. We’d like to meet you and invite you to join us.

Please note: This is only a group calendar and not the official calendar for events at St. Joseph parish. To see the official calendar please visit the Home page.

Examples of Fundraising and Social Events Throughout the Year

  • Fish Fry Dinners (Fridays in Lent)

  • Mentally Impaired (MI) Drive (Palm Sunday Weekend)

  • Frank Urban Golf Outing (June)

  • Christmas Party (December)

  • Bowling, Football Parties, Hayrides and additional events are being planned for the future.


Charitable contributions of over $28,000 were donated to organizations and individuals in 2018. CLICK HERE for a list of some of the organizations we supported.

Business Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm, and Planning Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at St. Joseph Parish.

Contact: Grand Knight Jim Chuck at 734-658-4657 or jimmychuck@hotmail.com.

And the Rest of the Story...

Fr. Edmund Battersby Council #7586 donates ultrasound machine to Pregnancy Aid Detroit

Last Fall Fr. Battersby Council #7586, South Lyon, MI, donated an ultrasound machine to Pregnancy Aid of Detroit. The project was chaired and run by S.K. John O’Dowd PGK. The fundraising was going well, until the shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic that brought most of the fundraising to a standstill, not just for this council, but for all of the Knights of Columbus councils.

Throughout the pandemic John kept working on the funding and was able to secure the funds for the ultrasound machine. This just goes to show there is nothing that can stand in the way of the Knights of Columbus. This could not have been accomplished without the financial support and help of fellow councils: St. William Council #4064, Fr. John Howard Council #8500, St. Mary of the Hills Council #13950, and the Supreme Council for matching the donation for the ultrasound machine. Fr. Edmund Battersby Council #7586 would like to thank all of you and the many generous individual donors.

Aside from the new ultrasound machine a new building was also donated to Pregnancy Aid of Detroit by many donors as a result of the center’s Capital Campaign to help them in the great work that they do every day.

Fr. Stan Tokarski, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in South Lyon, and Chaplain for Fr. Edmund Battersby Council #7586 blessed the new ultrasound machine and building on October 21, 2019.


Fr. Stan Tokarski and Parish Manager Linda Williams with members of Fr. Battersby Council #7586. S.K. John O’Dowd PGK, G.K. Terry Delaney, Fred Heiler PGK Financial Secretary the Pregnancy Aid of Detroit Staff Dave Swider, Deacon Bill Jamieson, Jeanne Van Egmond after the new ultrasound machine and building were blessed by Fr. Stan.

Please see the Pregnancy Aid Detroit website for more information. about their work.

Here is a quick video to let you know what they are all about.