Fish Fry (November 7th)

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 10/23/2014      

On Friday November 7th, 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 Columbus 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! 


Veterans Day Dinner sponsored by Assembly 0496

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 10/23/2014      

November 11th, 2014
Limited seating available ($10 per person)

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

6:00pm Dinner served
6:30pm Guest speaker Dick Thelen (survivor) will be telling his story of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis CA-35.

In 1945, the USS Indianapolis CA-35 was sunk by a Japanese submarine, but the ship's sinking was just the beginning of the sailors' nightmare…

The USS Indianapolis had delivered the crucial components of first operational atomic bomb to a naval base on the Pacific island of Tinian. On August 6, 1945, the weapon would level Hiroshima. But now, on July 28, the Indianapolis sailed from Guam, without an escort, to meet the battleship USS Idaho in the Leyte Gulf in the Philippines and prepare for an invasion of Japan.

The next day was quiet, with the Indianapolis making about 17 knots through swells of five or six feet in the seemingly endless Pacific. As the sun set over the ship, the sailors played cards and read books; some spoke with the ship’s priest, Father Thomas Conway.

But shortly after midnight, a Japanese torpedo hit the Indianapolis in the starboard bow, blowing almost 65 feet of the ship’s bow out of the water and igniting a tank containing 3,500 gallons of aviation fuel into a pillar of fire shooting several hundred feet into the sky.

Then another torpedo from the same submarine hit closer to midship, hitting fuel tanks and powder magazines and setting off a chain reaction of explosions that effectively ripped the Indianapolis in two.

Still traveling at 17 knots, the Indianapolis began taking on massive amounts of water; the ship sank in just 12 minutes. Of the 1,196 men aboard, 900 made it into the water alive. Their ordeal - what is considered the worst shark attack in history-was just beginning. Come hear the full story from one of the 317 survivors from that tragic day almost 70 years ago!

Copies of the book “ONLY 317 SURVIVED” signed by Dick Thelen available for purchase $30

Parish Breakfast (November 9th)

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 10/23/2014      

On Sunday, November 9th 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 2014 Knights of the Month

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 10/15/2014      

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

October 2014 Family of the Month

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 10/15/2014      

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

A Message From Your Membership Director

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 10/15/2014      

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