From the Desk of
the Grand Knight
Thursday, October 12th, 2023 – 7:00 PM
Fall is here, and what a beautiful time of the year it is here in Michigan! Fall golf, football games, and enjoying the outside beauty of where we live. But the changing of the seasons reminds me of what doesn’t change….the principles of the Knights of Columbus.
What are the 4 principles of the Knights of Columbus?
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded 130 years ago by the Venerable Father Michael McGivney at St. Mary’s parish in New Haven, CT, the Knights uphold four key principles as pillars of the order: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
Keeping the principle of Charity in mind, our Council 706 is partnering with Catholic Charities West Michigan’s Muskegon St. Gianna Baby and Toddler Boutique to support their October and November diaper distributions. CCWM is serving 60 parents per week at the Muskegon baby pantry location. Council 706 has committed to collecting size 4 diapers. We are accepting size 4 diapers at the hall, so please consider contributing to help young families in need.
As a reminder, Council 706 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 October 12th at 7 p.m. in the council chambers in the back room beyond the coat rack area. There are only about 20 chairs in the back of the council room for these meetings, so they fill up fast on a first-come, first-filled basis, so plan on showing up early to grab your seat!!
Another volunteer activity our Council has been involved in is the Mobile Food Pantry at First Congregational Church, 1201 Jefferson, on October 7th. This is something we have helped on for some time. Arrive around 9:15 to get organized for the 10 a.m. food distribution. Parking is best in the old Matsons Oldsmobile parking lot on 3rd Street. Please continue to pray for all world leaders and each other. Life and health are fragile, not guaranteed, and can disappear in a moment, so enjoy each day!
Ushering at St. Francis:
- October 8th
- October 17th
- November 17th
If you can help out, please show up about 15 minutes before the 11:00 AM Mass.
- 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
- Also, be on the lookout for emails of any additional dinners and special events that might come up.
- September council meeting on the 12th at 7:00 p.m.
September – Council Meeting:
- The new officer installation was held with our District Deputy, Robert Wassick, presiding.
- Please plan to attend the next meeting and see what we are doing with our council.
Building Association News
Our Wednesday dinners and special events have been very good. Our summer menu was fantastic. If you have not helped out lately, please check with Steve Tejchma to volunteer at 855-2796. Our events are able to run smoothly because of brother Knights volunteering. A huge THANK YOU to Steve Tejchma for all he does managing our hall and dinners. Please thank him the next time you see him.
5:30 – 7:30pm
Burger or Wings
5:30 – 7:30pm
TBD (we may be taking a break)
French Dip or Reuben
5:30 – 7:30pm
Wings and Fries are also available Wednesdays
Please check the Event Calendar for the most accurate information. We try to keep it updated to the best of our ability!
October 9th at 6:00 pm is the next Building Association Meeting. If you are interested in a position on the Board, there is an opening.
Building Association President
From the Editors Desk
Remember our Brother Knights in need of prayers. Please let me know if you have special prayer intentions. See my email address below to let me know.
The Thursday morning golf is still happening; come and join us. We are running out of good weather, so if you’re looking for some fun golf and some bantering, join us. Play starts around 9:30 a.m., weather permitting. This is a fun group.
Jokes and Reflections
A woman in a grocery store was shocked by the high price of apples.
They’re high, all right, ma’am, said the clerk. But that’s because they’re so scarce.
Why, protested the woman, just this morning I read in the paper that there was such a bumper crop of apples they’re rotting on the trees!’
That’s just it, ma’am, the clerk replied. That’s why they’re scarce. It doesn’t pay to pick them.
Store Clerk, not a Pharmacist
The Pharmacy owner of a drug store walks in to find a guy leaning heavily against a wall.
The owner asks the clerk “What’s with that guy over there by the wall?”
The clerk replies, “Well, he came in here this morning to get something for his cough. I couldn’t find the cough syrup, so I gave him an entire bottle of laxative.”
The owner screams, “You idiot! You can’t treat a cough with a bottle of laxatives!”
The clerk calmly replies, “Of course you can! Look at him; he’s afraid to cough.”
A little boy was in a relative’s wedding. As he was coming down the aisle he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd (alternating between bride’s side and groom’s side).
While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar loudly.
So it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR all the way down the aisle.
As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the front.
The little boy, however, was getting more and more distressed from all the laughing, and was near tears by the time he reached the pulpit.
When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, “I was being the Ring Bear.”
A J Vallier Sons, Inc.
1664 Sixth St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
2195 Sherin St.
Muskegon, MI 49441