APRIL 2023 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, April 13th, 2023 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights,

The Lenten season is nearly over, and I hope it has been an excellent time for sacrifice, reflection, and becoming closer to God.  On April 9th, we will celebrate Easter, the most important feast day of the calendar, Christ’s resurrection.  This symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, sin, death, and the physical body.  So make sure to keep Christ in your daily lives and enjoy your time with family and friends celebrating Jesus rising from the dead, renewing our faith, and providing hope for eternal life.  I hope everybody has a genuinely blessed Easter season.

Our Lenten season mission to help support Brother Michael Caughey, attending seminary in Lincoln, Nebraska, will continue beyond the Lenten season.  We will continue to ask for donations to assist Brother Michael and hopefully reach our goal of $10,000.00.  Thank you in advance for your help in reaching this goal.

Council meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month, and everybody is welcome and encouraged to join us for our monthly meeting.  This month our council meeting will be on April 13th @ 7 pm.

I hope all Brother Knights and their families are doing well, but for those that are going through tough times, please pray for them.  See the members in need on the website and keep them in your prayers. 

I would ask that you add to your prayers that God may guide our leaders and all of us to make our place better than the day before.  I believe that all of us can make a difference, especially in our community; it starts with each of us.

Let’s continue our Lenten prayer:

Almighty and Everlasting God, You have given the human race Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility. He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man and giving His life on the Cross. Help us to bear witness to You by following His example of suffering and make us worthy to share in His Resurrection. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.  Amen.

Ushering at St. Francis:

  • April 2nd
  • April 23rd
  • May 14th

If you can help out, please show up about 15 minutes before the 11:00 Mass.

Vivat Jesus,
Matt Carlton, Grand Knight
Phone: 231-740-4651 – Email: carlton29@frontier.com

Special Announcements

April Events:

  • The online event calendar will be up-to-date soon.  Please check it out at www.kc706.com.
  • Watch for emails on Wednesday dinner or check the Event calendar online
  • April – Lenten Fish Dinners finishing up, but stay tuned for dinners in the queue.
  • Also, be on the lookout for emails of any additional dinners and special events that might come up.

March – Council Meeting:

  1. Meeting was held, we are in good standing with State and Supreme.
  2. Our Fish Fry donations will help AMBUCS and seminarian Michael Caughey in his education.
  3. Please plan to attend the next meeting in January and see what we are doing in our community.

Building Association News

Thank you to all who purchased a raffle ticket for the Valentine’s Basket.  We sold 100 tickets.  The lucky winner was Allan Lowe.

Mark your calendars!  Friday May 5th is Cinco de Mayo.  Once again, we will celebrate with delicious Old Homestead Burritos, Tacos and delicious Margaritas!  An early reminder to get you ready to celebrate.

Our events are able to run smoothly because of brother Knights volunteering to help. We need help with these dinners.  We also need help before the dinners. It takes a lot of people to get all the fixings together.  Please contact Steve Tejchma at 855-2796.  We would like to thank all the volunteers that help out.  


April 7
Fish Fry Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

April 5 
Beef Tips over Noodle
5:30 – 7:30 pm

April 12
Swiss Steak or Perch
5:30 – 7:30 pm

April 14
Steak/Chicken on the grill
5:30 – 7:30 pm

April 19
Grilled Burgers
5:30 – 7:30 pm

April 26
Reuben or French Dip
5:30 – 7:30 pm


May 5
Burritos (Cinco De Mayo)
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wings and Fries are also available Wednesdays

Please check the website here – kc706.com/event-calendar/. We try to keep it updated to the best of our ability!

Building Association President
Tim Kordecki,
Email: timkordecki@comcast.net

From the Editors Desk

Remember, our Brother Knights who need prayers.  Please let me know if you have special prayer intentions.

Coming soon is the Thursday morning golf league.  A group of us come to play golf, have fun, and enjoy the outdoors.  No matter your skill level, you are invited.  We usually start the first week in May at Excalibur Golf Course (the old Eagle Island), 800 S Mill Iron Rd, at 9:45 am.  We team up before playing, so there is no need to make it every week, and depending on the numbers, we will team you up or do individuals.  Everyone can compete because we keep handicaps each week.  So join us on May 4th. This is a fun group.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet
Email: famchando@comcast.net

Jokes and Reflections

Mealtime blessing

My four-year-old likes to say the blessing at mealtimes, usually repeating the same short prayer: “Thank you, God, for this gracious food. Amen.”

One evening, however, he thanked the Lord for the birds, the trees, each of his friends and asked God to watch over his family and help them to be good. I was thrilled that he was finally praying from the heart.

But after the “Amen,” he took a spoonful of stew, gasped, then dropped his spoon into the bowl. “I should have said a longer prayer,” he said. “My food is still too hot.”

Time for a Change

The new mom was a frazzled basket case. “The baby cries all the time,“ she complained to friends.

“Maybe he needs to have his diaper changed more often,” volunteered a sympathetic veteran.

“Change his diaper? Oh, no, I don’t have to do that yet.”

“What? You don’t have to change his diaper?”

“Of course not,” replied the mother. “Says on the box it’s good for up to 15 pounds.”

Watch the Birdie

Two small birds in a big city agreed to meet at a certain elm tree in the park for lunch. One arrived at the designated tree a bit early and waited…and waited…and waited. Figuring the other had forgotten their appointment, this bird was about to fly away when it noticed in the distance, hobbling across the grass, a tiny creature.

As it slowly approached, the newcomer was seen to be the tardy little bird. Its feathers were horribly ruffled and the pitiable bird was in a daze.

“What happened to you?” asked the friend. “Did you encounter an airplane?”

“No,” whispered the disheveled one, “I arrived at the other end of the park a while ago and noticed a lot of people gathered in a clearing. I flew down to see what was going on and the next thing I knew, I was playing badminton.”

The Thoughtful Waiter

A waiter brings the customer the steak he ordered, with his thumb over the meat.

Are you crazy? yells the customer. What’s with your hand on my steak?

Sorry, answers the waiter, I don’t want it to fall on the floor again.

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