Columbian Family Advent Prayer (Week 3)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 12/14/2014      

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Starting December 1st each night during Advent at 7:00pm sharp it would be nice for us all to pray the blessing below as a family in hopes that Christ will answer our prayers this Christmas season.

Columbian Family Advent Prayer

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment at which the Son of God was born of a most pure virgin at a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold at that hour vouchsafe, I beseech thee, To hear our prayers and grant our desires to heal our children, parents, family members, friends, those listed in our intentions, (mention your request[s] here) through Jesus Christ and his most Blessed Mother. Amen.

Intentions List


Addy Frechen
Noah Wells


Frank Brandell
Al Boucher
Donna Schmitz (Mother of Don Schmitz)
Cathy Stoffer
Marica Jurkovic (Mother of Dane Jurkovic)
Chris Ostrowski Family

To have a loved one's name added to the list please email 
The list will be updated daily.

A Message From Your Grand Knight

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/22/2014      

My Brother Knights and Families:  Vivat Jesus!!

I would like to wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone's holiday travel is filled with Faith, Family, new friends and much joy. I know we all have busy schedules during this holiday season. That being said, I hope you can still fine time to come to the hall to enjoy some of our holiday festivities that we have planned for this holiday season.

The first festivity is a Mexican Dinner & Family Fun Night on Friday, December 5th. I invite you to come from 5 - 7 pm and enjoy the all you can eat Mexican Dinner with a menu consisting of hard and soft tacos, enchiladas, rice, taco salad and more. Following dinner, you can help us bring in the season with the lighting of the Christmas tree and singing Christmas carols at 7:00 pm.

Second festivity is the Ladies Auxiliary Dinner and Auction. This auction is one of Ladies Auxiliaries biggest fund raiser. The auction helps the ladies raise money to do the work of their order and support many different charities. The dinner and auction starts at 6 pm on December 13th at the hall, with the auction to follow at 7 pm. That's where the real fun starts as we see who can out bid one another on donated items knowing that all the money goes to charity.

The Third festivity is Francis O'Donnell project.  This year we will be helping over 24 families for Christmas with food and gifts. This event brings all Knights together as we need many volunteers to help do the shopping, preparation and deliver the food and gifts to over 24 families. If you haven't been a part of this project I highly recommend that you sign up to help out.

The last festivity for the holiday season is the December 31st New Year’s Eve Party. I invite you to come and join me and several others at the hall to celebrate and bring in the New Year. Please bring a dish to pass and there will be drinks specials and other festive activities.

Just a reminder we are still running the food drive. Please feel free to drop off any can or non-perishable food at the hall as we weigh the food and get credit it through the K of C State with all food going to St Gerard's food bank.

I would like to thank everyone that helped on the Give a Blanket Program during November. On November21st, our council gave over 1600 blankets to St. Vincent, St. Vincent DePaul, Siren and the Mission. I like the feeling when I go to bed at night knowing that 1600 other people can go to bed warm. I always say its programs like this and all the hard work of the order that make me proud to be a Knight.

I pray for all to have a safe and Happy Holiday Season and remember try to make a difference in someone’s life because it will change your life forever.

In service to one in service to all, 

Ken Morrison
Grand Knight Council # 788

New Years Eve Party

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 12/01/2014      

New Years


Wednesday - December 31st

Doors Open 6:00pm 

Bring A Dish To Pass  



Walleye Fish Dinner (January 9th)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 12/04/2014      

Friday - January 9th 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

~~~~~~~~~~ MENU  ~~~~~~~~~~
8 – 9 oz Fillet
Baked Potato
Cole Slaw

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

Pinewood Open (January 10th)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/26/2014      

Pinewood Open

January 10, 2015
2pm Registration – Races to Follow
Knights of Columbus – Columbus Hall
5300 N Grand River, Lansing

*** Open to the Public – Invite Your Friends ***

Great idea for a project to work on over Christmas break! Car kits available for purchase from many craft supply stores, including Michaels, Hobby Lobby, even from the Boy Scouts Store located at 4000 W Michigan Ave, Lansing. Create your personalized car to compete in this family fun event!

$10 entry fee for 1st car, $5 for an additional car or $20 per family

For more information, visit our website @
or call Jeane or Jackie Royale @ 517.541.9899



  • Maximum width - 2-3/4"
  • Maximum Length - 7"
  • Maximum Weight - Not over 5 Ounces
  • Minimum width between wheels - 1-3/4
  • Minimum bottom clearance underneath the body (so it does not rub on the track guide) - 3/8"


10th Annual Wild Game Dinner

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/28/2014      

Lansing Columbian Association

10th Annual Wild Game Dinner 

Saturday January 17, 2015
St. Gerard Father Weber Hall 

Lansing’s Finest WILD GAME DINNER
Including Games, Prizes, Live & Silent Auctions, Beverages, & More

At Least 30 Guns Will Be Given Away Throughout The Night Including Shotguns, Rifles, Muzzleloaders and Pistols

Tickets Available at
Columbus Hall
5300 N Grand River Avenue, Lansing MI

December 2014 Knight of the Month

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 12/01/2014      

Congratulations to DGK Justin Drouin as our Knight of the Month.

December 2014 Family of the Month

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 12/01/2014      

Congratulations to Geno Brown & His Daughters Ella and Addison our Family of the Month.

December Newsletter Available Online

Published by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/23/2014      

The December 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 December 2014 (Flipbook) --

-- Lansing Columbian December 2014 (PDF) --