November 2020 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, November 5, 2020 – 7:00 PM

Fellow Brothers,

November is here, and the church dedicates this time to the Souls in Purgatory, whose feast is celebrated on November 2nd.  This may be a fitting time for us within the church and society as we brace for winter and all that comes with this time of year, especially this year.  I ask and pray that all remain safe and healthy during these trying times.  I find it comforting that even as we go through these difficult times, our membership continues to support our community.  This is shown in the response that we received to the “Coats for Kids” program.  We have completed the “Coats for Kids” program to help put a coat on every child in our community that needs one.  Through your generous donations of coats and free-will offerings we were able to drop off over 40 coats and will be purchasing many more next week for delivery to the kids.  I estimate that we will be giving over 100 coats to kids in the Muskegon community. I would like to thank you for your support of this program and for helping keep the children of our Muskegon community warm this winter.

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 on the second Thursday of each month and everybody is welcome and encouraged to join us for our monthly meeting.  This month however the meeting will be on November 5th @ 7 pm., because of unforeseen conflicts. 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 of prayers on the website and keep them in your prayers.  This COVID-19 virus is getting more prevalent in Muskegon.  We are trying to keep everyone’s health our concern, please be aware of the safety measures in all your activities.  We are seeing a sign of the virus in our membership.  Continue to pray for our country and world.

Ushering at St. Francis:
November 1st
November 22nd
December 13th

Please help ushering at Mass on Sunday 11:00 am. We are needed more than ever to help with social distancing and some cleaning after Mass. Please add these dates to your calendar and try to arrive about 20 minutes early to get your instructions.

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

Special Announcements

November Events:
a) Online Event calendar is up-to-date. Please check it out at Please be aware and watch as things may change as the COVID thing gets worse.

October – Council Meeting:
a) We are in good standings with State and Supreme.
b) Our “Coats for Kids” program has come to an end. Thank you to those that donated.  It was a huge success.
c) We will meet again November 5th at 7:00pm.  Come join us!  Note the date change.

Membership Goals 2019-2020: 31 new members and 11 new insurance members.
Members needed: 23 now. Please try to always recruit new gentlemen.
New insurance members needed: 11

Building Association News

Please see the Website at click on the Calendars, then Event Calendar to see what dinners are planned.  We have two more fish fry dinners planned for November 6th and 20th these will be drive thru, carry out or dine in.  Wednesday dinners are noted on the calendars.  These dinners continue to help our charitable activities that gives help to our Muskegon community.  Thank you!

These dinners do not get put on without our volunteers.  A huge thank you goes out to all who help make these a success.  If you would like to help out please contact Steve or myself and see what job needs to be done.  All the jobs are or can be done by using health conscious methods.  So, don’t let that be the thing that turns you away.

The Building Association is still trying to figure out whether to have the Wednesday before Thanksgiving as our annual Turkey Fry.  We will keep you informed if we decide to have that this year.  Along that same line, the Annual Christmas Party is still being talked about.  We will have to see how the community is going as to whether we hold that one too.  As far as the Children’s Christmas Party, we are thinking of just getting names of the children/grandchildren and just have a gift pickup.  Again, stay tuned as this all unfolds. The hall is open; however, with limited seating. 

Our hours currently are Monday – Thursday 4-8, Friday & Saturday 4-???  We will close earlier if no one is there. We will still work for social distancing and facial masks requirements are still in place. Please be mindful of others.

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki, Email:

From the Editors Desk

The Thursday morning golf is coming to an end.  There may be some good days, but even I think it’s’ time to close out the golf season in Michigan.  Golf clubs going into storage until spring.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet, Email:

Joke of the Month

Things to remember from the COVID-19 virus

I am not adding this year to my age, because I did not use it.

Lockdown can only go 4 ways: You’ll come out a monk, a hunk, a chunk or a drunk. Choose wisely!

In 20 years when kids ask about the 2020 toilet paper shortage, I’m telling them we had to drag our butts across the lawn… in the snow… uphill… both ways!

Pretty wild how we used to eat cake after someone had blown on it… ah, the good old days… happy birthday!

Wearing a mask inside your home is now highly recommended. Not so much to prevent COVID-19, but to stop eating.

I asked a 6-year-old if he understands why there is no school. He said, “Yes, because they are out of toilet paper.”

Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands?

Sign in front of a store: If you come into the store without a mask, we will have to take your temperature. (P.S. We only have rectal thermometers.)

Kinda starting to understand why pets try to run out of the house when the door opens.

I miss the days when we were terrified of Romaine lettuce.

So, let me get this straight, there is no cure for a virus that can be killed by sanitizer and hand soap?

Remember when you were little, and all your underwear had the days of the week on them? Those would be helpful right now.

I’m having a bad hair year.

The spread of COVID-19 is based on two factors: (1) How dense the population is and (2) How dense the population is.

I just did a big load of pajamas so I would have enough clean work clothes for the week.

Is it too early to put up the Christmas tree yet? I have run out of things to do.

A little gray hair is a small price to pay for all this wisdom!

A police officer came to my house and asked me where I was between 5 and 6. He seemed irritated when I answered, “Kindergarten.”

I’d grow my own food if I could only find bacon seeds.

Some days I amaze myself! Other days, I look for my phone while I’m holding it.

The three hardest things to say are: (1) I was wrong; (2) I need help; (3) Worcestershire Sauce.

Bonus Joke: Don’t mess with the little ones.

A delightful angelic little boy was waiting for his mother outside the ladies’ room of the gas station.  As he stood there, he was approached by a man who asked, “Sonny, can you tell me where the Post Office is?”

The little boy replied, “Sure! Just go straight down this street two blocks and turn to your right.  It’s on the left.”

The man thanked the boy kindly, complimented him on how bright he was and said, “I’m the new pastor in town. If you and your mommy come to church on Sunday, I’ll show you how to get to Heaven.”

The little boy replied with a chuckle; “You’re kidding me, right?  You can’t even find the Post Office.

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