February 2023 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, February 9th, 2023 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights,

Another Lenten season is fast approaching, so I thought I would include a Lenten prayer in this newsletter. 

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.

During this time of year, there are many rituals and traditions that take place. Some are written out for us to follow, and some have been passed down through generations.  I encourage all of you to take some time to stop and reflect on the special things in your life, which could be traditions, holiday rituals, or people.  Life seems to move faster and faster these days; if you don’t stop and enjoy it, you may miss some of the most important things.      

The Building Association will have fish fry dinners throughout the Lenten Season.  Please come for dinner or volunteer your talents; we would love your support.  Over the course of this Lenten season, we will be collecting money for various local charities.  Please be generous and help us make a difference in the lives of others that are not as fortunate.  This is why we are Knights, to help the community and give back in any way we can.  I continue to be impressed with the support that our membership and our community offer, donating their time or making donations when they are down at the dinners.  Please thank our volunteers if you come down to the club for dinner or if you see them in the community.  We are making a difference in the community as an organization, which is definitely needed now.    

I would ask that you add to your prayers that God may guide our leaders and all of us to make the place we live 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 are 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 February 9th @ 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:

  • February 19th
  • March12th

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

February 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
  • February 22nd –  Ash Wednesday Lenten Fish Dinners begin
  • Also, be on the lookout for emails of any additional dinners that might come up.

January – Council Meeting:

  1. Meeting was held, we are in good standing with State and Supreme.
  2. Our Fish Fry donations will help 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

If our events are to run smoothly, we need help with these dinners. Please contact Steve Tejchma at 855-2796.  We would like to thank all the volunteers that help out.  We are a little early, but our Lenten Fish dinners are just around the corner, so please help if you can.

Feb 1
BBQ Ribs & Perch Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 3
Fish Fry Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 8
Swiss Steak & Perch Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 15
Soup Bar & Perch Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 17
Fish Fry Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 22
Fish Fry (Ash Wednesday Dinner)
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Feb 24
Fish Fry Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

March 3
Fish Fry Dinner
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

I will try to keep you informed of things happening with the Knights.  Please let me know if you have special prayer intentions.

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

Jokes and Reflections

This Month we are featuring the Annual Darwin Awards

Here is the glorious winner:

When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.

The honorable mentions:

The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat-cutting machine and after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence, sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger The chef’s claim was approved.

A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.

After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride.

He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn’t discovered for 3 days.

An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.

A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer was $15.

If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?

Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he’d just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So, he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.

As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, “Yes, officer, that’s her. That’s the lady I stole the purse from.”

The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn’t open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren’t available for breakfast… The frustrated gunman walked away.

A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNERWhen a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but he plugged his siphon hose into the motor home’s sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was the best laugh he’d ever had and the perp had been punished enough!

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