MAY 2024 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, May 9th, 2024 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights of Council 706,                                                                                         

Welcome to spring…green grass, the chirping of birds and GOLF!!  But then again, with the very mild winter we had, golf never really stopped from 2023 for some of us not so fair weathered players.

May is devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Did you know that the Catholic tradition designates a unique devotion for each month of the year? As we journey through this year, let us take the opportunity to delve into each devotion month-by-month, and strengthen our faith and spiritual heritage! You could jot down reminders, mark your calendar, and commit to reciting a specific prayer every day of the month to help you stay on track. Whether you choose to use a prayer that’s already associated with the devotion or create one of your own, the key is to remain focused and consistent.

For the month of May, the focus is on Mary, Queen of Heaven, offering a wonderful occasion to cultivate our connection with the Holy Mother of Christ. Our personal relationships with our earthly mothers shape how we perceive and relate to Our Holy Mother Mary. As our spiritual mother, Mary has much to teach us and immeasurable love to bestow.

Marian Feast Days In May Include:

When Jesus Christ hung on the cross for us, He didn’t forget about His beloved mother. In John 19:26, He tenderly says to Mary, “Woman, here is your son.” And in the next verse (John 19:27), He instructs the disciple John, “Here is your mother.” From the time of the apostles and early church fathers, Catholics have believed that this exchange was not just about ensuring that Mary was taken care of. After all, practical arrangements for her care could have been made earlier or after Jesus’ death by His devoted followers who would never abandon her. No, this exchange means something much more profound – Jesus was giving us His mother as our own, and us to her as her beloved children.

It’s a momentous gift of maternal love that we should never neglect. Each of us has a unique relationship with Mary, but we can all strive to strengthen our connection with her.

Ushering at St. Francis

May 5th

May 26th

June 16th

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.  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

Special Announcements

May Events:

  • Online Events calendar is up-to-date.  Please check it out at .  Click on the Event Calendar to see what’s happening.  Some great dinners on tap, especially those Wednesday night dinners.
  • Council meeting will be Thursday, May 9th.  Come and check out what’s happening.

April Council Meeting:

  1. We are in good standings with State and Supreme Councils.
  2. The delegates for the State Convention will be Doug Zuidema (GK) and Eric Bollman (DGK).
  3. We approved some charitable donations: MCC Rainbow Auction & Fr Omogo Nigeria Foundation,
  4. Please plan to attend the next meeting and see what we are doing with our council.

Please plan to attend the next meeting and see what we are doing with our council.

Building Association News

We can always use volunteers to help out on the dinners, please contact Steve Tejchma at 855-2796.  Saturday, May 4th we will hold a Kentucky Derby/Early Cinco de Mayo party.  Come on down for the races and great food.

Up Coming Dinner Menus:

May 1, Wednesday

Swiss Steak or Chicken Breast

5:30 – 7:30pm

May 4, Saturday


5:00 – 7:30pm

May 8, Wednesday

Burger or Wings

5:30 – 7:30 pm

May 15, Wednesday

Sloppy Joe or Pulled Pork BBQ

5:30 – 7:30 pm

May 22, Wednesday

1/4 Rack BBQ Ribs

5:30 – 7:30pm

We are also in need of volunteer bartenders during the week, please contact Joyce Earnest our new Bartender coordinator at (989) 429-4440. 

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,

From the Editors Desk

We are still in the Easter Season until Pentecost, celebrate with family and friends.

I have talked to the Excalibur Golf Course and our Thursday morning group will start May 2nd.  We tee off Thursdays at 9:20 am.  If you would like to play with a great group, come on out and play.  This is just a fun group and it’s not a difficult course…just right for us retired guys.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet

Jokes and Reflections

Joke of the Month:

Deacon’s Prayer

One Sunday morning at a small southern church, the new pastor called on one of his older deacons to lead in the opening prayer. The deacon stood up, bowed his head and said, ”Lord, I hate buttermilk.”

The pastor opened one eye and wondered where this was going. The deacon continued, “Lord, I hate lard.”

Now the pastor was totally perplexed.

The deacon continued, “Lord, I ain’t too crazy about plain flour. But after you mix ’em all together and bake ’em in a hot oven, I just love biscuits.”

“Lord, help us to realize when life gets hard, when things come up that we don’t like, whenever we don’t understand what You are doing, that we need to wait and see what You are making. After You get through mixing and baking, it’ll probably be something even better than biscuits. Amen.”

Bonus Joke this month: 

A Bunch of Characters

Rita received a notice from her email server that the company was conducting a password audit to be sure everyone had safe entry to their site when picking up email. There had been some tampering by an unknown source, so the president of the company suggested that to be on the safe side everyone should create new passwords.

Oh, dear! That meant Rita had to think of a new one-just when she was feeling comfortable remembering the one she had. But, hey, she didn’t want to experience a breach in her security, so she followed the instructions for creating a new password: Eight characters long and including at least one capital letter.  It was a bit of a chore, to say the least, to think up eight characters she would readily remember, but she did it.

Shortly afterward, she received an email from the company saying that they’d received her new password, but they were curious as to why it was so long. “Won’t it be difficult to remember so many words? If you’d like to change it again, that would be fine.”.

Rita frowned. Why should they care about my password as long as I’m happy with it and it meets their criteria? She looked at her password again, checking to be sure she’d followed the instructions: SupermanBatmanSpidermanTomJerryFelixGoofyWoody.

Yep! Right on. Eight characters and at least one capital letter.

Bonus Joke 2:

When You Get to be 105

Reporter interviewing a 105-year-old lady….

What is the best thing about being 105? the reporter asked.

The old lady replied, No peer pressure.

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