Knights of Columbus Fish Fry (October 3rd)

On Friday October 3rd, 2014 Council 788 will be offering a great, all you can eat fish dinner, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Lansing Columbian Hall, 5300 N. Grand River Ave. The cost is $10.00 ($9.00 from 4pm-5pm) for adults; $5.00 for children 5-12; children under 5 eat free.

The dinner consists of: baked and fried cod, fried smelt, baked potato, french fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, & rolls. Beverages are available for purchase (coffee provided). 

The Ladies Auxiliary will offer a variety of desserts for purchase.

Takeout orders are available by calling the hall at 321 2209. 

Richard Council #788 thanks you for your support! 


Parish Breakfast (October 12th)

On Sunday, October 12th after the 7:30 am, 9:00 am and the 11:00 am Masses, the Knights of Columbus, Richard Council 788, will be preparing breakfast in the St. Gerard Parish Hall.  Scrambled eggs with ham, potatoes, sausage and pancakes will be offered as well as a fruit dish and beverages (coffee, juice, milk and tea).

We encourage you to join in the fellowship and camaraderie that are shared at these events.  A free will donation is encouraged.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you for your participation and generous support!


October Newsletter Available Online

The October issue of the Lansing Columbian is made available for viewing in two formats below. A Flipbook version that needs no plugin to read or a PDF version that needs a plugin. We suggest using Foxit PDF reader over Adobe reader.

-- Lansing Columbian October 2014 (Flipbook) --

-- Lansing Columbian October 2014 (PDF) --


A Message From Your Grand Knight

My Brother Knights and Families:  Vivat Jesus!!

I would like to thank all brothers and their families for attended my first Family Mass as Grand Knight. This family Mass fell on a holiday and the attendance was low through-out the church, but as I sat there looking through-out the church, I noticed several knights and their families not sitting with us. I would like take this time to personally invite all knights and their families to meet in the gathering area and follow the procession behind father and to be greeted by our Honor Color Guard. We have these masses not only for fellowship, but it's also to show the parish how many members of the church are members of the Knights of Columbus. Let’s show the parish how proud we are to be members of the Knights. 

I had a talk with father and he would like to join me in inviting you and your families to take advantage of this great opportunity to participate Knight of Columbus family Masses. We will reserve ten pews each family mass just for the Knights family. If we all join together as one, we would easily fill all ten pews. If you're not comfortable following the procession, please feel free to sit in the reserved pews before the procession. I hope to see all Knights sitting together as a Knight Families. Our next family Mass is Sunday, November 30th at 9am. I hope to see all of you there sitting with us. 

The Knights Daughters are having a membership kick-off night on Monday, October 27th at 7:00 pm at our Columbus Hall at 5300 N. Grand River. They are looking for all Catholic girls between the ages of 10-17. You are invited to bring your friends and parents to our annual kick-off meeting. They are seeking both new and former members for the 2014-2015 calendar year. Refreshments and snacks will be served. If you have any questions, please call our Chairladies Kathy Rademacher at (989) 307-0373 or Angie Rademacher at (517) 388-3229.  

Just a reminder the 4th Degree is still looking for 4th degree members to become active in different programs. They’re very busy doing the work of the order and need help running many different events throughout the year. If you are a 4th Degree member, and wish to show support, please come to the next 4th Degree meeting on October 21st at 7:30 pm.

October 3rd - FISH FRY
Cod Fish, Baked Potato or French Fries, Smelt, Coleslaw and Roll.
Hours: 4-5pm is Early Bird $9.00 and 5-7pm is $10.00

October 17th – STEAK FRY
New York Strip, Baked Potato, Corn, Green Beans, Roll and Salad.
Hours 5-7 pm only $12.00 per Person

October 24th – FAMILY FUN NIGHT & HALLOWEEN PARTY
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Fries, Onion Rings and Ice-Cream.
Hours 6 – 8 pm.
Free will donations with all profits going to Casey the Teddy Bear program.
Kids Costume Party With Games & Prizes!!!!!

In service to one in service to all, 

Ken Morrison
Grand Knight Council # 788


October 2014 Knights of the Month

Congratulations to all the Council Officers of #788 as our Knights of the Month.


October 2014 Family of the Month

Congratulations to John and Sherrie Drzik our Family of the Month.


A Message From Your Membership Director

My Brothers:

I have recently been named as the Membership Director for our council by Grand Knight Ken Morrison.  I am hoping that we can ALL be a working part of this committee and bring just one new member each into our order this year.  We have lost 70+ plus members due to delinquency, and we need to bring our numbers up to meet our commitments.

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

We can only do what Father McGivney started if we work together and encourage more people to join our ranks to give aid through our charitable works.  I need your help to do this.  I cannot do it alone and I know that everyone who is a member knows someone who should be a Knight.  All you have to do is ask them !!!!

Help me help Father McGivney continue our works throughout the community.  If you need any material, or help talking to a potential member, PLEASE let me know.   Thank you.

Jay Corey
Membership Director
517-974-6501