Council 7487 Scholarships Awarded to two High School Seniors

By: PD 7487 - Tue, Jun 11, 2024 6:33 AM

Posted For: Council #7487

Bishop Fulton Sheen Council #7487 (Jenison) of Holy Redeemer Parish granted two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors as part of their annual scholarship program. The participants were required to compose an essay between 500 to 750 words on "how the Church can evangelize in the digital age." The Council reviewed numerous submissions and chose Abigail and Dominik's essays as the winning entries.
Congratulations Abigail and Dominik!


Silver Rose visits Holy Redeemer Parish

By: MD 7487 - Wed, May 29, 2024 12:41 PM

Posted For: Council #7487

On Sunday, May 26, 2024 the Silver Rose made a visit to Holy Redeemer Parish in Jenison, MI. Bishop Fulton Sheen Council #7487 brought Silver Rose to Holy Redeemer Parish from the Knights of Columbus State Convention on Mackinac Island. The beautiful service was well attended and the Honor Guard was present.
The tradition of the Silver Rose originated in Monterrey, Mexico in 1960, when Brother Knights there came up with the idea to run a rose to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The rose was chosen to commemorate Juan Diego and the miracle of the roses. Over time, this tradition evolved into the Silver Rose, with eight roses now traveling different North American routes that include Canada, every U.S. state, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Mexico.
This tradition not only honors Our Lady of Guadalupe but also symbolizes the Unity of the Knights of Columbus and reaffirms our dedication to the sanctity of human life.
Michael Zomerlei
Council #7487

May 19th Exemplification in Jenison brings in FIVE new Members

By: Martin Brown - Mon, May 20, 2024 7:46 AM

Posted For: Council #7487

On Sunday, May 19, 2024 Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Council #7487 hosted an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity at Holy Redeemer Parish in Jenison, MI.
A total of FIVE new Members completed their Exemplification. 4 for Council #7487 and 1 for St. Pius X Council #14598. Congratulations and welcome Doug, Stephen, Eric, Scott and Bradley!
Pictured from left to right.  
Sir Michael Zomerlei - Media/IT Director, Sir Tonino Michienzi - Deputy Grand Knight, Doug Calkins, Stephen Friedman, Eric London, Scott Peterman, Bradley Beimers, Sir Paul Kwiatkowski - Grand Knight, Sir Rich Olszewski - District Deputy 313, Sir Dwight Williams - Membership Director.

District 131 receives Star District Award at Council 7487 meeting

By: Martin Brown - Thu, Dec 7, 2023 3:24 PM

Posted For: Council #7487

On December 6th, during the general meeting at Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Council #7487 in Jenison, SDRR Marty Brown presented District Deputy 313 Richard Olszewski with the Star District award for 2022/2023 Fraternal Year.
Star District 313
Congratulations to District Deputy 313 Richard Olszewski!
Faith & Family First
Martin Brown
Grand Rapids State Deputy Regional Representative


Assembly 3102 Vets Ice Cream Social

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Jun 18, 2023 10:27 AM

Posted For: Council #7487

Bishop Kevin M Britt Fourth Degree Assembly #3102 of Holy Redeemer Parish in Jenison held an Ice Cream Social on Saturday May 27th at the Grand Rapids Veterans home.

Ten members plus two wives helped serve over forty veterans as well as filled bowls of ice cream for vets in the closed wards.

It was a wonderful afternoon of service to our Veterans.

Paul KwiatkowskI