A Message From Your Grand Knight

My Brother Knights and Families:  Vivat Jesus!!

I would like to thank everyone who attended the Tiger Trip, council picnic and those who donated their scrap metal to our 1st annual scrap metal drive. We have many programs throughout the year and its programs like the Tiger trip and scrap drive that has raised over $3000.00 to help St. Vincent Charity and other local charities. This year, we have planned many programs like fish fry's, family fun nights, council dinners, MI tootsie roll drive, trivia night, bus trips, coats for kids and more. Brother Knights, I'm asking for your help!  I can't stress how many people it takes to run these programs throughout the year. We have volunteers but we are always looking for more. If you have never been asked to help I'm asking you personally to give a few hours a month to make a difference in one or more programs. So if you would like to help or chair an event, please feel free to call me. Remember without these programs it hard to do the work of the order and we have a lot of people counting on us to make a difference in their lives. If you and a friend want to have a great time and meet new brother knights, then I ask you to think about participating in one of these programs. I remember the first program that I helped out with. I had a great time and met many new friends and enjoyed the fellowship and working on the event. Remember, we became a Knight to help others. 

The Knights Daughters are having a membership kick-off night on Monday, September 22nd 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 season. Refreshments and snacks will be served. If you have any questions, please call our Chairmen Kathy Rademacher at (989) 307-0373 or Angie Rademacher at (517) 388-3229. 

September 9th we are having a first degree at 7:30 pm right before our regular Council #788 meeting.  If you know of someone that would like to become a Knight, please invite them to join and attend this first degree exemplification. Registration is at 7:00pm at the hall, with the degree following at 7:30 pm. On September 19th we are having another Walleye Dinner that was a big hit last year. Start time 4 – 7 pm, the menu includes walleye, baked potato, mixed vegetables, roll and dessert with a cost of only $12.00. From 4 – 5 pm the cost is only $11.00!

On September 27th the 4th degree is having their 2nd annual Francis Fest on the Columbus Hall grounds. The event starts at 10:00 am and includes a Craft show from 10 - 6 pm.  Two live bands play from 3 – 6 pm, and 7 – 10:00 pm. bring your friends and enjoy great food, listen to live bands. Admission is only $5.00.  (Free from 10-2 pm). Please remember, this is a BIG fundraiser for the fourth degree and the funds help them do the work of the order. 

Lastly, the quote of the month; “If you want to achieve excellence you can start today. As of this second, stop doing less than excellent work”.

In service to one in service to all,

Ken Morrison
Grand Knight Council # 788


September Newsletter Available Online

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First Degree Honoring Most Reverend Bishop Earl Boyea, D.D

Knights Of Columbus

Lansing Diocese First Degree

Honoring Most Reverend Bishop Earl Boyea, D.D.

Sunday - September 28, 2014
Report Time:  1:00 pm
Degree Time:  1:30 pm

LOCATION: Mason Council #9182
St. James Church
1010 S. Lansing St.
Mason, Michigan  48854

RESPONSE DATE: September 24, 2014
Reply to Council GK or Membership Team Report Candidates Home Council
Number and Name to DMD John L. Rademacher 517-749-6757

Group Pictures to Follow Degree with Certificates

Refreshments to Follow Degree


September 2014 Knight of the Month

Congratulations to Louis & Tim Powell our Knights of the Month.


September 2014 Family of the Month

Congratulations to Kathy & Angie Rademacher our Family of the Month.


Scrap Metal Fundraiser


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