May 2022 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, May 12th, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights,

As the weather gets warmer, hopefully at a faster rate in the near future, and things start a new season of growing.  I recommend that you stop and look around at what God has created and be amazed at all the beauty around us.  In today’s world of modern technology, with all the news feeds and information at our fingertips, it is hard not to see past the bad.  I encourage you to look at the good in people and see the positives in them and share with them these positives.  There are so many examples and many of them can be found right down at the Knights of Columbus 706.  So many people doing good things for others, with a happy heart.  Keep up the good work and enjoy spring.

The First Congregational Church is planning to re-start the Saturday breakfast in May, so if you have volunteered in the past or would like to start, please consider helping out for a good cause.  The tentative plan is to do one breakfast a month with the potential dates of: May 21, June 18, August 20, September 24, October 15th, November 19 and December 17th.  More information to follow. 

I would like to thank everybody that came out in support of the building association fish fry dinners throughout the Lenten Season.  It takes a village to make those dinners a success, and we continue to have success, so I would say that we have a pretty awesome village.  I continue to be impressed with the support that our membership and our community offer, with so many people donating their time or making donations at the dinners.  Please thank our volunteers if you come down to the club for dinner or see them in the community.  We are making a difference in the community as an organization.  We will be having some events coming up in the next couple of months to generate money for an Ultra Sound Unit for the Muskegon Pregnancy Services.  Please watch your emails for these events.  Please be generous and help the Knights of Columbus make a difference in the lives of others that are not as fortunate.  That’s why we are Knights. Remember our guiding principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

Our Tootsie Roll Drive we had scheduled, did not take place due to lack of candy.  It was ordered, but hasn’t arrived yet.  We will reschedule once we get the Tootsie Rolls.

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 our council meeting will be on May 12th @ 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:

  • May 22nd
  • Jume 12th
  • June 2nd

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

Special Announcements

May Events:

  • The online event calendar will be up-to-date soon.  Please check it out at
  • May 5 – Cinco De Mayo Party
  • May 7 – Kentucky Derby Party
  • Watch for emails on Wednesday dinner or check the Event calendar online 
  • May 12th – Council Meeting, 7:00 pm.

April – Council Meeting:

  1. We are in good standing with State and Supreme.
  2. Tom Seastrom will be our representative at the State Convention on Mackinac Island this year.
  3. Please plan to attend the next meeting and see what we are doing in our community.

Building Association News

We had great success with our Lenten Fish Dinners.  We collected donations at the dinners and did very well in helping our community.  Our summer Wednesday evening dinners are in full swing.  If you are willing and able to help with these dinners, contact Steve Tejchma at 855-2796.  Our volunteers make these dinners possible, and we would like to thank all the volunteers that help out

May 11
Burgers – $11
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine-in)

May 18
Swiss Steak – $11
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine-in)

May 20
Ribs & Chicken Dinner + Music – $??
5:30 pm – ??

May 25
French Dip – $11
5:30 – 7:30 pm (dine-in)

Wings and Fries are also available Wednesdays

Please check the website here – We try to keep it updated to the best of our ability!

Thanks to all who support the dinners.  This has helped with expenses and charitable contributions through the COVID pandemic.

Building Association President
Tim Kordecki,

From the Editors Desk

Our Thursday morning group has not had much luck with the weather at Eagle Island.  We will try to get 9 holes in on Thursday mornings.  This is a no-commitment group, just show up.  We will try to start on May 5th at 9:45.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet

Joke(s) of the Month

The Accountant

A man went to his Accountant and said, “My neighbor owes me $500 and he won’t pay up. What should I do?”

“Do you have any proof he owes you the money?” asked the Accountant.

“No, I do not.” replied the man.

“OK, then write him a letter asking him for the $5,000 he owed you,” said the Accountant.

“But it’s only $500,” replied the man.”Precisely. That’s what he will reply and then you’ll have your proof!”

Bed Time Sermon

A pastor assured his congregation he was their servant and that they should feel free to call him anytime they had a problem.

That night the pastor’s phone rang at 3 a.m. On the other end was a dear elderly lady who said, “Pastor, I can’t sleep.”

“I’m so sorry to hear that,” he comforted her. “But what can I do about it?” the pastor asked.She sweetly replied, “Preach to me a while, pastor.”

Praying Brother

A little boy said he wanted a baby brother. His Dad smiled and suggested he pray for one.

The boy prayed earnestly, night after night, but after a couple weeks with no baby brother, he didn’t bother to ask anymore.

A few months later Dad said Mom was in the hospital and had a surprise. When they got to the room, the little boy saw Mom holding two babies!

“Well, what do you think about having twin brothers?” Dad asked.

The little boy, in awe, said: “I’m glad I stopped praying when I did!”

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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
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Muskegon, MI 49441
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Excel Propane
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