FEBRUARY 2024 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, February 8th, 2024 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights of Council 706,                                                                                         

Lent is a time of prayer and reflection. It is a time to examine our lives and see what changes we can make to truly become the best-version-of-ourselves – the best spouse, the best parent, the best friend, the best co-worker, the best follower of Jesus. Use these prayers for Lent to reflect on your life and allow God in.  Maybe print these off to say before Mass.

The Stations of the Cross

The Station of the Cross are a powerful way to reflect on each moment leading up and during Jesus’ death.  Most Catholic Churches have at least one Stations of the Cross service during Lent, and many have them weekly!  Check out your local parish’s website for an opportunity near you.

Lenten Prayer for Ash Wednesday

If you attend an Ash Wednesday Mass arrive about 10 minutes early. Pray this Ash Wednesday prayer and reflect on how this Lent can be transformative.

God of goodness and mercy, hear my prayer as I begin this Lenten journey with you. Let me be honest with myself as I look into my heart and soul, noticing the times I turn away from you. Guide me as I humbly seek to repent and return to your love. May humility guide my efforts to be reconciled with you and live forever in your abundant grace. Transform me this Lent, heavenly Father. Give me the strength to commit myself to grow closer to you each day.  Amen.

Lenten Prayer for Sundays

Take some time to pray this each Sunday of Lent either on your own or as a family. Use it as a way to recommit to having your best Lent ever through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Heavenly Father, as I enter another week of my Lenten journey, guide me to the path that leads to you. Fill my heart with gratitude, patience, strength, and peace as I strive to become the-best-version-of-myself, honestly admitting my shortcomings and sins. As I renew my resolve each day to become a better person, let me hear your voice in the deepest reaches of my heart. Give me rest in you. Help me to accept others, showing them your great love instead of casting judgment. Stay with me through the busy days this week and remind me that when I need comfort, solitude, wisdom, or guidance, I can always turn to you. Help me develop discipline and generosity through fasting and almsgiving and come closer to you through prayer this Lent. In your name I pray,  Amen.

The 7 Sorrows Rosary

As his mother, Mary felt the sufferings of Jesus in a unique way. By reflecting on these moments in Jesus’ life through Mary’s eyes we can experience the immensity of Our Mother’s love and grow in empathy with others who are suffering. The seven sorrows rosary is a great Lenten addition. Arrive about 10 minutes before Mass starts and take some time to pray and reflect on them.

The seven swords that pierced the Immaculate Heart of Our Heavenly Mother are:

Simeon’s Prophecy,  The flight into Egypt  The three days loss in the temple,  Meeting Jesus with His cross,  The crucifixion.,  Taking Jesus down from the cross and The burial of Jesus.

Ushering at St. Francis:

  • February 11th
  • March 3rd
  • March 24th

If you can help out, please show up about 15 minutes before the 11:00 Mass.  Thank you to the Brother Knights that have been helping with this.  Our new pastor, Fr Steve, is very supportive of the Knights, so please help if you can.

Vivat Jesus,
Doug Zuidema, Council 706 Grand Knight
Phone: 616-402-8555
Email: doug@dougzuidema.com

Special Announcements

February Events:

  • The online event calendar will be up-to-date.  Please check it out at www.kc706.com.
  • Watch for emails on Wednesday dinner or check the Event calendar online
  • Council meeting Thursday, February 8th. .

January – Council Meeting:

  1. We are in good standing with State and Supreme Councils.
  2. Looking for Delegates for the State Convention.
  3. Please plan to attend the next meeting and see what we are doing with our council.

Building Association News

It takes a great deal of help to put on our dinners, please contact Steve Tejchma if you can help out at 855-2796.  We are also in need of volunteer bartenders to keep the hall open during the week.  There are two shifts available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6 and 6-8.  If you would like to volunteer there are a few times open also, if possible, we can add your name to the sun list,  The winter months we have a huge need as some of the regulars head to a warmer climate.  Contact Donna Alm at 750-1245.  We are getting ready for our Lenten Fish Dinners that will start Wednesday, February 14th on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays during Lent.  Please contact Steve Tejchma to volunteer at 855-2796, it takes quite a few people to put these dinners on.

Up Coming Dinner Menus:

February 7                
Swiss Steak Dinner
5:30 – 7:30pm

February 9 (Friday) 
Steak Dinner                                                  
5:30 – 7:30pm

February 10  (Saturday)      
Volunteer Appreciation
Time TBD

February 14              
Fish Fry (Ash Wednesday)                            
5:30 – 7:30pm

February 16 (Friday)           
Friday Fish Fry                                  
5:30 – 7:30pm

February 21              
BBQ Ribs Dinner                                          
5:30 – 7:30pm

February 23 (Friday)           
Friday Fish Fry                                  
5:30 – 7:30pm

February 28              
French Dip/Reuben Sandwich                       
5:30 – 7:30pm

March 1 (Friday)      
Friday Fish Fry                                              
5:30 – 7:30pm

March 8 (Friday)      
Friday Fish Fry                                              
5:30 – 7:30pm

Please check the Event Calendar for the most accurate information.  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

Just a note to everyone, I will be down in Florida from Feb 9th thru March 7th.  If you have any news for me, sorry I will not be able to address it, as I will not have access to a computer  Also, the March bulletin will be delayed too.  So, check the website for dinners and event.

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

Jokes and Reflections

Joke of the Month: Locket Remembrance

A new member of the bridge club showed up one afternoon wearing a beautiful gold locket. Another player approached her and said, “That’s such a lovely piece. Do you keep a memento in it?”

“Yes,” the woman answered. “It’s a piece of my husband’s hair I keep to help me remember.”

“Oh, I’m so sorry,” the player replied. “How long ago did he pass away?”

The newcomer quipped, “Pass away? Oh, he’s still alive. It’s his hair that’s gone!”

Bonus Joke this month:  Golf Shot

Seems there was a fellow who had a little trouble connecting with the ball when he went golfing.

And on one tee, he happened to put the ball next to an anthill.

And when he took his first swing, he missed the ball and hit the anthill, sent a few hundred of them into orbit.

Then he took a second swing and, again, he missed and hit the anthill and again sent a few hundred of them into orbit.

As he wound up for a third try, one ant said to the other, “If we want to escape, we better get on the ball.”

Bonus Joke 2:  Fancy Restaurant

An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welsh man, a Ghurkha, a Latvian, a Turk, an Sussex, two Kiwis, a German, an American, a South African, a Cyprus, an Egyptian, a Japanese , a Mexican, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Swede, a Finn, an Israeli, a Dane, a Romanian, a Bulgaraian, a Serb, a Swiss, a Greek, a Singaporean, an Italian, a Norwegian, a Libyan, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist and an Ethiopian went to a fancy restaurant.

The host said, “Sorry I can’t let you in without a Thai”.

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A J Vallier Sons, Inc.
1664 Sixth St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 722-6127
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Duff Plumbing
2195 Sherin St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 755-3833

Excel Propane
365 S. Third Ave.
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330 E Broadway Ave.
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