May 2023 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, May 11th, 2023 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights,

St. Francis de Sales will have a Ministry Fair at the church following the 5 pm mass on Saturday, May 20th, and the 11 am mass on Sunday, May 21st.  The Knights of Columbus will have a table there to recruit new members to our great organization.  Please let me know if any brother would be interested in volunteering to man the table for either of these times.  I can be reached at 231-740-4651. Thank you in advance for your help; I appreciate your dedication to helping us grow as a council.  

The council will also conduct our annual “Tootsie Roll Drive” for people that are Intellectually Disabled at St. Francis de Sales church on May 20th, at 5 pm mass, and May 21st after 11 am mass on both days.  Please let me know if any brother is interested in helping collect donations after one of these mass times.  Thank you in advance for your support of the Knights of Columbus 706.  

Our Lenten season mission to help support Brother Michael Caughey, who is 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.  We are close to our goal, so please do what you can to help Brother Michael in his goal to serve God. 

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 May 11th @ 7 pm.

If any brother is interested in joining the Council Officers, we will be electing new officers at the May meeting.  I would encourage you to join us at the meeting, and if you have any questions about any of the positions within the council, they can be answered.  If you cannot make it to the meeting but would like to fill a position within the council, please reach out to me and I can put your name in for the position.

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 own community. It starts with each one of us.

Ushering at St. Francis:

  • May 14th
  • June 4th
  • June 25th

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:

Special Announcements

May Events:

  • The online event calendar will be up-to-date.  Please check it out at
  • Watch for emails on Wednesday dinner or check the Event calendar online
  • Our donations  for Seminarian Michael Caughey will be announced
  • Also, be on the lookout for emails of any additional dinners and special events that might come up.

April – Council Meeting:

  1. Meeting was held, we are in good standing with State and Supreme.
  2. Please plan to attend the next meeting in January and see what we are doing in our community.

Building Association News

Have you seen the Cinco De Mayo Raffle Basket yet?  We are selling tickets until May 5th party, good luck.

Mark your calendars!  Friday, May 5th, is the Cinco De Mayo party.  Once again, we will celebrate with delicious Old Homestead Burritos, Tacos and delicious Margaritas!  Come and join the fun.

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.  0 – 7:30 pm


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

May 10
Pulled Pork or BBQ
5:30 – 7:30 pm

May 17
Turkey Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

May 24
Polish Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm

May 31
French Dip or Reuben Sandwich 
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wings and Fries are also available Wednesdays

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

Building Association President
Tim Kordecki,

From the Editors Desk

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

The Thursday morning golf league has started.  I’m unsure if you will get this on time, but we will start May 4th at 9:45 am and every Thursday while the weather permits.  A group of us come to play golf, have fun and enjoy the outdoors.  No matter your skill level, you are invited.  We play at Excalibur Golf Course (the old Eagle Island), 800 S Mill Iron Rd.  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.  Join us on May 4th this is a fun group.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet

Jokes and Reflections


So, I’m at Walmart buying a bag of dog food.  While in the check-out line, a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.  Why else would I be buying dog food, RIGHT?  So, on impulse, I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog.

“I’m starting the dog food diet again. I probably shouldn’t because I ended up in the hospital last time.  However, I lost 50 pounds before I woke up in intensive care with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.”

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet.

“All you do is load your pockets with the dog food nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry.  The food is nutritionally complete, so it works well, and I am going to try it again.”

(I should add that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)  Horrified, this woman asked if I ended up in ICU because the dog food poisoned me.

I told her, “No, I stepped off a curb to sniff a poodle’s butt, and a car hit me.”

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Well, He Wanted to Know

After years of wondering why he didn’t look like his younger sister or brother, a young man finally got up the nerve to ask his mother if he was adopted.

Yes, you were son, his mother said as she started to cry softly.

But it didn’t work out and they brought you back.

Shine On!

When a flashlight grows dim or quit working, you don’t throw it away, you change the batteries.

When a person messes up and finds themselves in a dark place, do you cast them aside?

Of course not, you help them change their batteries!

Some need AA: Attention and affection

Some need AAA: Attention, Affection and Acceptance

Some need C: Compassion

Some need D: Direction

And if they still don’t seem to shine, simply sit with them quietly and share your light.

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