December 2019 Newsletter

Council Meeting Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM

Fellow Brothers,

‘Tis the season to be merry and give back to those who served for us. So that is what we did, on November 11th at St. Francis. Pat, Denny, Doug, Bill, Tom and myself served some great breakfast casseroles to the veterans of the parish and their families after 11 o’clock Mass. Thanks to those that help especially Pat and Denny for organizing the event and preparing the casseroles, they were delicious.

Speaking of the Christmas season, we will be having our annual Christmas party on December 14th, the day will start with a visit from Santa for the kids from 10-12:30 pm and then later in the evening the adults get to enjoy some holiday cheer from The Zagar Trio starting at 6 pm. Bring a dish to pass and the club will provide the meat. In addition, at the adult party, there will be Kids Food Basket bags to decorate for the winter season. If you design and color 10 bags, Stevie says he'll buy you a drink. If you do 20 or more, he says 1 drink on him and the second one will be $1 off. This will be a great thing to do for the KFB and should be fun. Come a little early to do this and then enjoy your dinner.

If you are in the mood to give back to the community, more specifically to St. Francis and their St. Nicholas Breakfast on December 8th after 11 o’clock Mass. They could use 2 people to help flip some pancakes during their St. Nicholas Breakfast. Please let me know if your available to help out at this event.

We will be having a First Degree on December 12th at our Council, registration at 6:30 pm and degree starting at 7 pm. Please contact myself if you know anybody that needs to be part of this First Degree. If you have submitted a Form 100 for a new member, please try to make the initiation. There will be a light dinner served after the Degree work.

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 prayer on the website, . Prayers can help!

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

Upcoming Events:

St Francis Usher Schedule for Sunday’s 11:00 AM Masses:

  • December 22, 2019
  • January 12, 2020
  • February 2, 2020

Add these dates to your calendar and try to arrive about 20 minutes early to Mass.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Matt Carlton, Grand Knight
Phone: 231-740-4651

Tidbit Announcements:

December Events:

a) First Degree Initiation December 12th at the Council meeting
b) Christmas Parties December 14th
c) 1st Congregational Community Breakfast Help February 29, 2020 at 8:30
d) See the online calendar for all the events.

November - Council Meeting Highlights:

a) No meeting, too many Officers deer hunting.
b) Council financials are all in order, however, we are in need of a treasurer. Joe Kelly has done an excellent job for many years, and it’s time to retire, plus his job requires a lot of travel. Please consider this position on the Council…only one meeting a month, come on!

Membership Goals 2019-2020:31 new members and 11 new insurance members.

  • Members needed: 22
  • New insurance members needed: 11

Building Association News:

Upcoming Events

Plans are in the works for many activities at the hall, please do not wait for an invitation to help. We will be setting the schedule to our annual Lenten Fish Fries. This is a fun activity to get involved in, but it does take some volunteers. Please talk to Steve Tejchma or myself to get on a team. If you would like to get a team of workers together that will work too. It’s good to get involved, many hands make light work.

Please see the online Calendar of events at for all the events.

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki

From the Editor's Desk:


Not much to report from my desk. My prayers for you for a safe and Merry Christmas.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonet

Joke of the Month

Faithful or The Power of Prayer

An elderly lady, in the neighborhood, was well-known for her profound faith and, for her boldness in expressing it. She would often stand on her front porch and shout, "PRAISE THE LORD!!"

An atheist, who lived next door, would get so angry at her proclamations and, he would shout, "There ain't no Lord!!"

Hard times set in on the elderly lady, and she prayed for GOD to send her some assistance.


The next morning, the old lady went out on her porch and found a large bag of groceries and, she immediately shouted, "PRAISE THE LORD!"

The atheist neighbor jumped from behind a bush and said, "Aha!! I told you there was no God!! God didn't bring you those groceries, I did!!"

The old lady started jumping up and down, clapped her hands and exclaimed, "OH LORD, THANK YOU!! Not only did you sent me groceries but, you made the devil pay for them! PRAISE THE LORD!!"

The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are looking at him in absolute astonishment.

Then he smiles and asks, “Anyone know whose phone this is?”

Bonus Joke

A Canadian trapper was trying to persuade a bush pilot to fly him to his favorite trapping grounds, even though the pilot kept insisting, "There's no place to land up there."

Finally, the trapper said that he had been flown up the year before by another pilot.

That did it- the pilot, not wanting to be outdone, consented to go.

When they reached the spot, the trapper pointed out a small clearing with a rise at one end.

To the pilot the clearing looked too short to land on, but he set the plane down- hit the rise and flipped the plane over on its back.

The trapper grinned happily at the pilot. "Yep," he said, "that's just the way he did it last year.”

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