December 2020 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, December 10, 2020 – 7:00 PM
This may be a Zoom meeting; we will see in the next few days.

Fellow Brothers,

The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and the liturgical season of Advent. December is also the month we celebrate Christmas, which means many different things to people. Some people are busy making online purchases, while some are trying to find enough money to purchase food to eat, coats to keep warm and basic household items. As Knights, we are working hard help the ones that need our help and we continue to do this through these difficult times. This is why we decided to participate in the “Coats for Kids” program. We have completed the “Coats for Kids” program to help put a coat on every child in our community that needs one. Through your generous donations of coats and free-will offerings, we were able to drop off over 150 coats to the Boys and Girls Club of Muskegon. I would like to thank you for your support of this program and for helping keep the children of our Muskegon community warm this winter. To help others in need, our next few drive through dinners will help support our neighbors with product that cannot be purchased with welfare cards. We are asking for toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste/toothbrushes and dish soap.

I would also like to thank International Aid for their generous donations of many toiletry items that will be distributed to Holy Cross Services. This organization supports many programs, such as, Child services, Substance Abuse, Homelessness, etc. This was formally Boysville and have branched out from that to many areas of need. The Knights of Columbus of Michigan has been a supporter of this organization for many years.

Within the church this month, we are filled with expectation and celebration, as we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. This year may be the most difficult of all years to remember that fact, but let us try to remember that Jesus was born for us.

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

Council meetings will be the second Thursday of each month and everybody is welcome and encourage to join us for our monthly meeting. This month will be on December 10th @ 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.

Ushering at St. Francis:
December 13th
January 3rd
January 24th

Please help ushering at Mass on Sunday 11:00 am. We are needed more than ever to help with social distancing and some cleaning after Mass. Please add these dates to your calendar and try to arrive about 20 minutes early to get your instructions.

Vivat Jesus,
Matt Carlton, Grand Knight
Phone: 231-740-4651 – Email:

Special Announcements

December Events:
>> Online Event calendar is up-to-date. Please check it out at Please be aware and watch as things may change as the COVID thing gets worse.
>> All dinner events are drive-through only, but they are associated with a charity, these are very helpful to our community.

October – Council Meeting:
a) Meeting Canceled due to conflicts. Some notes below.
b) We are in good standings with State and Supreme.
c) Our “Coats for Kids” program has come to an end. Thank you to those that donated. It was a huge success.
d) We don’t know when we can meet again, correspondence will be through email. Bills and deposits for the Council will happen via process via the GK office.

Membership Goals 2019-2020: 31 new members and 11 new insurance members.
Members needed: 23 now. Please try to always recruit new gentlemen.
New insurance members needed: 11

Building Association News

Volunteers are essential for our Club to operate. We have been very blessed to be able to have so many people help with all of our dinners and events in 2020. This shows everyone within our Club as well as all of our guests that this is one of the best Clubs in the area. We hear and see this every week from all the people who came and purchased a dinner this year. A huge thank you goes out to all who help make these a success. If you would like to help out please contact Steve or myself and see what job needs to be done. All the jobs are or can be done by using health conscious methods. So, don’t let that be the thing that turns you away.

We still have a few more dinners in 2020 and into 2021, so if you want to participate and help with prepping dinners on Thursdays or actual help with serving dinners on Fridays, let us know. We would welcome your help. These dinners have really helped our local charities thru donations. Remember these groups the next drive through you attend.

Current dinner schedules coming up, all are Drive Thru at this time. Please consult the online Calendar for changes:

December 2 Swiss Steak $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
December 4 Fish Fry $11.00 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
December 9 Meat Loaf $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
December 11 Fish Fry $11.00 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
December 16 Pot Roast $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
December 18 Fish Fry $11.00 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

January 6 Beef Tips in Gravy $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
January 8 Fish Fry $11.00 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
January 13 Chicken Breasts $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
January 20 Mini Polish Dinner $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
January 22 Fish Fry $11.00 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
January 27 French Dip $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wings and Fries are also available Wednesdays

We are looking forward to our 2021 Lenten season Fish Fry’s. If you would like to help out , we can always use you, please volunteer if you are able. We are doing all we can to practice social distancing and mask wearing is mandatory. Stay save and do your best to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s.

The Building Association would also like to give a huge thank you to Chad Ernest and his team (sorry I don’t know all who are involved) for the great job he has done to decorate the exterior building with Christmas and Holiday lights. This will enable the people coming for dinners to see a festive and holiday spirit at the Knights. Also, Chad’s summer flowers and greenery really brightened up the hall and patio.

Please see the Website at click on the Calendars, then Event Calendar to see what dinners are planned. The dinners continue to help our charitable activities that gives help to our Muskegon community. Thank you!

We had to cancel the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Turkey Fry, the Annual Adult Christmas Party and the Children’s Christmas Party. That was sad because these are extremely fun events, but hopefully they will be back in 2021. We will try to keep you informed of things vie email as things are crazy right now. Stay safe during the Christmas season, we will beat this virus, keep praying.

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki, Email:

From the Editors Desk

Please stay safe and enjoy the drive through dinners. These are helping our community through charitable donations for every dinner we serve. Please continue to help out be frequenting the dinners. Also, if you would like to help out for a dinner, please contact Steve Tejchma. We need your help if you are able. Social distancing and mask are a must!

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet, Email:

Joke of the Month

OPINIONS: On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, ‘The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.’

KETCHUP: A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. ‘Mommy can’t come to the phone to talk to you right now. She’s hitting the bottle.’

POLICE # 1: While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, ‘Are you a cop?
Yes,’ I answered and continued writing the report.
‘My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?’
‘Yes, that’s right,’ I told her.
‘Well, then,’ she said as she extended her foot toward me, ‘would you please tie my shoe?’

POLICE # 2: It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me.
‘Is that a dog you got back there?’ he asked.
‘It sure is,’ I replied.
Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, ‘What’d he do?’

ELDERLY: While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, ‘The tooth fairy will never believe this!’

DEATH: While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cottonwool, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased.
The minister’s son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: ‘Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goooes.’ (I want this line used at my funeral!)

SCHOOL: A little girl had just finished her first week of school. ‘I’m just wasting my time,’ she said to her mother. ‘I can’t read, I can’t write, and they won’t let me talk!’

BIBLE: A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. ‘Mama, look what I found,’ the boy called out. ‘What have you got there, dear?’ With astonishment in the young boy’s voice, he answered, ‘I think it’s Adam’s underwear!

Bonus Joke: Don’t mess with the little ones.

An older gentleman walks into a shoe store that sells only shoes, nothing else. A young girl with a tattoo and green hair walked over to me and asked, “What brings you in today? He looked at her and said, “I’m interested in buying a refrigerator.” She didn’t quite know how to respond and had that deer in the headlights look.

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