St. Gerard Parish Annual Picnic (September 7th)

St. Gerard Parish Annual Picnic
Sunday, September 7th
12pm - 2:30pm
St. Gerard Parish (Fr. Weber Hall)
4437 W. Willow Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917-2138
Phone: (517) 323-2379

Meats, Drinks and Side Dishes will be provided.

Parishioners are invited to bring cookies for dessert.

Please sign up on the sheets in the Gathering Area of our church if you are able
to attend so their can be an accurate count. Thank you!

Join the Knights of Columbus

What: First Degree Exemplification (Charity)
When: Tuesday, September 9th, 7:00pm
Where: At the Hall

The First Degree imparts a lesson on the virtue of charity. All favorable KC applicants will need to participate in a First Degree Exemplification prior to receiving membership into the Order. Any brother who has received the honors of membership in the first section is strongly encouraged to attend a First Degree Exemplification as a spectator.

Please contact Grand Knight Ken Morrison at 517-719-4047 for more information on joining the Knights of Columbus.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic but isn’t sure what it all entails? 

You are invited to an RCIA Open House on Tuesday September 9th at 7:00 p.m. (meet the team and have your questions answered). 

Contact Mary Peacock at or 323-2379 for more information. 

RCIA classes begin on September 14th! 

St. Gerard Parish (Adult Education Rooms)
4437 W. Willow Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917-2138
Phone: (517) 323-2379

Who will YOU invite to join the Catholic Church???

Eucharistic Ministers (September 14th)

Dave Williams – Captain
Casey Griggs
Bernie Pollack
Ralph Stamford
Dan Stump
Jimmy Isaac
Jay Corey
Walt Ozanich
May Kay Ozanich
Ed Stoffer
Bob Whyte
John Drzik 

Parish Breakfast (September 14th)

On Sunday, September 14th 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!

Walleye Dinner (September 19th)

All Parishioners Welcome!

~~ Menu ~~
8-9 oz Filet
Baked Potato
Cole Slaw

Friday, September 19th, 4-7PM

Early Bird Special, 4-7PM, $11 Per Person

Regular Price, 5-7PM, $12 Per Person

5300 N Grand River
Lansing, Michigan 48906
Phone: 517-321- 2209


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

The September 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 September 2014 (Flipbook) --

-- Lansing Columbian September 2014 (PDF) --

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