Prayer Request Starting Tonight 8:00pm

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 04/17/2015 (92 Hits)      

Join with us in prayer for the divine mercy of our lord to be with the Luedtke family for as long as is needed.  

We were asked by PGK Dave Luedtke to send out a request for prayers for his father. His father has been sent home from the hospital with failing kidneys. It is unclear at the moment on how long Dave’s father will be with us but it is very clear that we can help by praying.  More information will be passed on soon as we receive it from Dave. 

Please join your extended Columbus family in praying each night at 8:00pm starting with the “Our Father” then saying a prayer for Dave’s father then ending with one “Hail Mary”.


A Message From Your Grand Knight

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 03/29/2015 (82 Hits)      

My Brother Knights and Families:  Vivat Jesus!!

As I sat down to write this message it was one of the hardest messages that I have had to write. The reason for this is that I am overwhelmed at the generosity that you, the members, have shown to me. I cannot put into words how I feel about this membership and all of the donations that you have sent to me along with your well wishes and calls for my healing.

Father McGivney had four principles when he started the Knights of Columbus. They are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. All of you that have donated or thought of me in your prayers have gone beyond what these principles stand for and I cannot thank you enough. I am deeply humbled by this outpouring and I want you to know that it is not only helping me financially, but also in healing physically and mentally. I can only say thank you from the bottom of my heart and express my deepest appreciation to all of you.

As you know, this is one of the biggest and holiest weeks of the church year. Sunday, March 29th is Palm Sunday with the youth group passion drama during the 9am, 11am and 6pm masses. Prior to Palm Sunday, Thursday is the Mass Of The Lords supper at 7pm, and Friday is Good Friday with the service of the passion and stations of the cross. Saturday is the Easter vigil at 8pm and Easter Sunday mass times are the normal start times.

April 3rd, which is also Good Friday, is the last Lenten fish fry. I hope you will come and join me and have a great fish dinner and great times. Who knows, you might meet a new friend or two.

On April 10th we are having a Steak Fry which includes New York Strip Steak, baked potato, salad and dinner roll all for $12.00. April 12th is the parish breakfast after the 7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am masses with a free will donation menu which includes pancakes, sausage, scramble eggs, and juice. This is a great time to meet new parishioners and make new friends.

On April 21st I would like to invite all 4th degree members to come and join me at the regular 4th Degree monthly meeting. As I said earlier this year, the 4th Degree is very busy and needs our help in many of their events.

I wish everyone a Happy Easter and I hope to see you at the Columbus Hall often.

In service to one in service to all,

Ken Morrison
Grand Knight Council # 788

St. Gerard Spring Festival (May 1st - 2nd)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 04/15/2015 (39 Hits)      

St Gerard Spring Festival 2015
Each year, the Festival proves to be a wonderful opportunity for our church community to gather and enjoy the afternoon together. This year will be no exception. There are many activities to enjoy during the Festival:
  • the 5k run/walk
  • gym games for the kids including a photo booth
  • new minecraft game
  • a Velcro wall
  • cake walk
  • raffles
  • face painting
  • outdoor games
  • the popular dunk tank
There will be delicious fast food and desserts provided by our St. Vincent DePaul Society. Closing out Festival, you can enjoy some fun and fellowship in the beer tent and participate in the 2 nd St. Gerard Derby by wagering on your favorite horse.

Summer Adult Coed Kickball (UPDATE)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 03/31/2015 (131 Hits)      

Summer Adult Coed Kickball

We hope to have two teams so there is plenty of room for all to play. Games are held at Sharp and Delta Mills Park on Wednesdays. League starts May 6 and the earliest game start times will be at 6:00pm.

We also will have cookouts at the park each week during/after the games so bring your entire family to cheer on the teams. For the cookouts, families will be asked to bring a dish to pass (sign-up sheets will be provided).

To cover the team fees and other expenses there will be player fee of $25 per person or $40 for husband and wife combo. Some expenses are team shirts, grilling supplies, and other things.

Deadline to join the team is Wednesday, April 22 or when we have two teams. So join now and don’t wait! 

Please email Dane Jurkovic at if you wish to play.

Mothers Day Breakfast (May 10th)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 04/12/2015 (32 Hits)      

Mother’s Day Breakfast

Treat the mother in you life to a FREE breakfast at the council hall beginning at 8:00am til noon.

Bring the whole family down to this event and help mom celebrate her special day.

Moms eat FREE - Adults $6.00 - Kids ages 5 to11 $3.00 - Under Age 5 Free

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Omelets or Eggs made to order

Orange Juice and Coffee
French Toast Available For The Kids

Lansing Columbian Hall
5300 N Grand River

Lansing Michigan 48906
Phone: 517-321- 2209 


Walleye Fish Dinner (May 8th)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 04/14/2015 (61 Hits)      

Friday - May 8th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Early Bird Special $11.00 Per Person 4-5 pm
Regular Price $12.00 Per Person 5-7 pm

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8 – 9 oz Fillet
Baked Potato
Cole Slaw

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

Family Mass (May 31st 9:00am Mass)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 04/05/2015 (24 Hits)      

Come Join Us For Family Mass At St. Gerard On Sunday, May 31, 2015.

All knights and their families are invited to sit together and worship at the 9:00am Mass.

4 Person Golf Scramble (June 27th)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 04/17/2015 (40 Hits)      

Golf Outing 2015

Knights of Columbus Council #788 4 Person Golf Scramble June 27th

Royal Scot Golf Course
4722 W. Grand River
Lansing, Michigan  48906

Registration: 7:30am - Shotgun Start: 8:30am
$60.00 Per Person - $240.00 Per Team

Questions Please Contact:
Jay Corey - 517-974-6501
Don Schmitz - 517-449-2355

Proceeds To Benefit St. Gerard Youth Group And Other Designated Knights of Columbus Charities

For more information and registration form Click Here

April 2015 Knight of the Month

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 04/01/2015 (66 Hits)      

Congratulations to GK Ken Morrison as our Knight of the Month.

April 2015 Family of the Month

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 04/01/2015 (71 Hits)      

Congratulations to

Jeane & Jackie Royal

our Family of the Month.

April Newsletter Available Online

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 03/29/2015 (77 Hits)      



The April 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.

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