July 2019 Newsletter

Council Meeting
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 7:00 PM

Fellow Brothers,

Summer is here and the weather is starting to cooperate for summer activities. I know during these summer months everybody gets busy, so mark your calendars in advance for the Annual Fund Raiser Beer Tent on July 27th. This is a great event with great rewards for the community. All funds raised for this event will be distributed back to the community through West Michigan Charities. Please come out to the event and help support the community that you live in and be sure to spread the word, this event is open to the public. Also, sign up at the hall to volunteer for this event, we need a lot of help to pull this off.

I would like to thank all those that helped out with the Lee Family Fundraiser in June. This event helped to raise over $5000.00 which will go directly to the Lee family. A big thank you to the donations for the raffles, all the people that worked the event and all of those people behind the scenes making this event a success. Raffle donations were from Wasserman’s Floral, Muskegon Catholic Central, Knights of Columbus, Teddy Spaghetti, Oak Ridge Golf Course, Polish Festival, Michelli Family and Hower Family. The workers that helped make it happen were Denny & Marilyn Chandonnet, Steve & Pam DeWall, Brian Powers, Joe Kelly, Brendan Pelto, Ron Hower, and family…I apologize if I missed anyone. A huge thank you to all who helped and donated to Lucas Lee, remember baby Lucas in your prayers. Also, thanks to The Zager Trio for donating their tips to the family and for the fun music.

If anybody would like to get more involved with events, please don’t hesitate to contact me or another member. We have many opportunities to serve this great Muskegon community.
“A good deed is the best prayer” Robert G. Ingersoll.

The summer months are somewhat quiet at the hall, however, check out the online calendar of events for all the happenings. Wednesday night dinners are always a great time and great food. Come on down to the hall and take your wife out for a nice dinner. The only date there will not be a dinner on July 3rd, because of Independence Day Thursday. Enjoy time with family and friend celebrating our freedom.

Upcoming Events:

St Francis Usher Schedule for Sunday’s 11:00 AM Masses:
Add these date to your calendar and try to arrive 20 minutes early to Mass

  • July 7th
  • July 28th
  • August 18th

Vivat Jesus!
Matt Carlton, Grand Knight
Phone: 231-740-4651
Email: carlton29@frontier.com

Tidbit Announcements:

July Events:

a) Council meeting – July 11th 7:00 – Election of Officers
b)Building Association meeting Monday, July 8th at 6:30 pm
c) Annual Fund Raiser Beer Tent - July 27th 6:30 – 11:00 pm
d) See the online calendar for all the events.

June - Council Meeting Highlights:

a) We are in good standings with Supreme
b) Next meeting June 13th at 7:00 pm - Election of Officers.

Membership Goals 2018-2019:

  • Members needed: 22 – 9 initiated on May 2nd.
  • New insurance members needed: 11

Building Association News:

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Annual Fund Raiser Beer Tent
Entertainment – Westside Soul Surfers

We will need many hands to help with this; please volunteer some time to help out in some capacity. This is one of our most substantial efforts to raise money for Local Charities. Please don’t wait to be asked, step forward. We are just in the planning stage, so mark your calendars.

Please see the online Calendar of events at www.kc706.com for all the events.

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki

Bulletin Editor Note

The Thursday morning golf is under way…sort of. The weather has not been kind of Thursday. We have only played a few times. We start at 9:00 AM from now on, still at Eagle Island Golf Course, 800 S Mill Iron Rd, Muskegon, MI 49442. I think the weather pattern is finally breaking through. Handicaps and partners are established at the course. If you can make it just show up, who knows who you might get stuck with for a partner. There is a $1.00 charge for prize money and green fees are $10.50. Come join the fun!

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet

Thoughts of the Month

Some short stories are all terrific stories and make us think twice about the daily happenings in our lives as we deal with others!!

1. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter's antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.

2. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving, he said, "I hope you feel better soon."

3. Today, I was feeling down because the results of a biopsy came back malignant. When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said, "Thinking of you today. If you need me, I'm a phone call away." It was from a high school friend I hadn't seen in 10 years.

4. Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, "We can share it."


Something that came from our Grand Rapids Diocese.
(I would totally recommend it for anyone wishing to grow deeper and learn more of our Catholic Faith)

Attention Men of the Grand Rapids Diocese!
August 8-11
St. John Vianney Church Wyoming

Cursillo (cur SEE yo) is a Lay Movement of the Catholic Church started in Spain, which presents a method and strategy for living basic Christian Ideals. The inherent message of Cursillo is to share ones Christianity in the normal everyday activities of life with your family, in your workplace, in your neighborhood and in your parish community.

Cursillo begins with a three-day experience beginning on Thursday evening and ending on Sunday afternoon. The format consists of a series of presentations given by lay team members and the spiritual directors. Topics center on the Christian Ideal and the Christian approach to others and the world. Presentations are given on the following topics: IDEAL, GRACE, LAITY in the CHURCH, FAITH, HOLINESS, STUDY, SACREMENTS, ACTION, OBSTACLES TO A LIFE OF GRACE, LEADERS, STUDY of the ENVIRONMENT, LIFE IN GRACE, CHRISTIANITY in ACTION, BEYOND THE CURSILLO, and TOTAL SECURITY.

Cursillo days are punctuated by bountiful meals and heartfelt prayers, stories and songs.

Cursillo continues with a desire to live out the Cursillo experience in our everyday lives during our FOURTH DAY (which is actually the rest of your life).

“I never laughed so much, sang so loud or prayed so intently in my whole life.” Said one attendee.

Don’t miss this opportunity to grow spiritually in your Catholic faith!

For more information call:
Mary Reno 616- 498-1052
Email: mreno03@yahoo.com

Applications are due by July 25, 2019
Application forms available at www.grcursillo.org

Sponsored by the Cursillo Movement of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI

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