A Message From Your Grand Knight

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 10/28/2014      

My Brother Knights and Families:  Vivat Jesus!!

As we head into the month of November, we begin to start up the holiday season starting with Thanksgiving on November 27th. I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and may we all be thankful for all of the things we have as Knights and especially as families. 

We are running many programs this fall starting with the Casey the Bear Program which provides teddy bears to the law enforcement departments to place in their patrol cars for kids who may be traumatically injured in an accident or any other trauma that an officer may respond to. Chairman Jay Corey is doing an excellent job and currently we are handing out over 100 bears to law enforcement officials. This is a great program that the Knights of Columbus started in Michigan, and I thank Jay for all his hard work. I also want to thank Ray and Justin Drouin for an outstanding job on our Scrap Metal Drive that ran during the months of August and September. Through their efforts, we were able to raise over $4,100.00 dollars that will be used for our charitable works including the St. Vincent’s youth programs. We are going to continue this in the spring and Ray and Justin have volunteered again to run this program. My thanks to both of them and their committee for a great job!

We are again working this year with St. Vincent’s on the Coats for Kids program that will give over 48 coats to kids who are in dire need of them in the Lansing and surrounding area. We are also running our food drive to help the St. Vincent DePaul food bank with all the food running through the St. Gerard Food Bank. If you would like to help by donating food items, please bring all food items to the Council Hall as we get credit for all food raised. 

The last program I want to inform you of is the State of Michigan Knights Of Columbus raffle. It is that time of year again that you may receive raffle tickets in the mail to either sell or complete yourselves for a chance at some great prizes. I urge you to complete the selling or buying of these tickets and to make sure you put Council #788 on the return stub. For every ticket we sell, our council receives $1.00 and the stub must contain your name and our council number. 

I would also like to invite you to the 4th Degree Veteran’s Day program which will be held at our hall on Tuesday, November 11th starting with a dinner at 6 pm. The cost is only $10.00 per person and will feature our own Dick Thelen relating his experiences aboard the USS Indianapolis CA-35. Only 28 people survive yet today with the sinking of this ship. The experience brother Dick went through is something to hear as only 317 survived the ordeal out of over 1,200 personnel on that ship. I urge you to attend this engagement and purchase a book signed by Dick entitled, Only 317 Survived. 

Finally, I would like to welcome Justin Drouin as our new Deputy Grand Knight assuming the position immediately. This council will benefit by having Justin as our Deputy Grand Knight and I am sure he will bring new ideas to promote the Knights of Columbus. Thanks Justin for your stepping up to this position.

In service to one in service to all, 

Ken Morrison
Grand Knight Council # 788

Family Mass (November 30th 9:00am Mass)

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/05/2014      

Come Join Us For Family Mass At St. Gerard On Sunday, November 30, 2014.

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

Happy Thanksgiving

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/19/2014      

Wishing you blessings of health, happiness, and success on Thanksgiving and always.

From your Council and it's officers.

Christmas Tree Lighting (December 5th)

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/20/2014      

Christmas Tree Lighting

A Family Christmas Celebration and Dinner Buffet

Friday - December 5th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Christmas Carols and Lighting of the Tree at 7:00pm

All you can eat buffet for $8 Adults, $5 Children

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Beans & Rice
Taco Salad

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


A Christmas Auction and Dinner

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/14/2014      

Sponsored by The Ladies Auxiliary
Knights of Columbus, Richard Council #788

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Live Auction

Meat, rolls, coffee & table service provided.
Please bring a dish-to-pass, along with a craft or goodie to be auctioned


Columbus Hall
5300 N Grand River Avenue, Lansing MI


Casey The Teddy Bear Program 2014

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/12/2014      

Casey The Teddy Bear Program 01   Casey The Teddy Bear (01)   Casey The Teddy Bear Program 02

Casey The Teddy Bear Program Director Jay Corey and Grand Knight Ken Morrison delivered over 110 Casey The Teddy Bears to various police agencies recently to be used in all of their patrol vehicles.  The program was started several years ago by the Knights of Columbus and most recently GK Ken Morrison asked Jay Corey to take it over and promote it within our area.

Several letters were sent out to the various agencies surrounding Lansing requesting the interest from individual police agencies, and responses began coming in.  The Michigan State Police, Grand Ledge Police, Eaton County Sheriff, Lansing Township, East Lansing, and DeWitt City Police all received bears delivered to them recently.

The bears are carried in the patrol vehicles and are used by the local law enforcement agencies for children who are traumatized from a motor vehicle accident or some other trauma to calm them down in any particular situation.  They are also used by the victims advocate system for children in the same manner.  Each department received their requested number of bears and as they are used those departments can come back to our council for replacements.

Casey The Teddy Bear Program 03   Casey The Teddy Bear Program 04   Casey The Teddy Bear Program 05

November 2014 Family of the Month

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/01/2014      

Congratulations to Ray & Lori Drouin our Family of the Month.

November 2014 Knight of the Month

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 11/01/2014      

Congratulations to PGK Mike Schaefer as our Knights of the Month.

November Newsletter Available Online

Publised by: Dane Jurkovic on 10/28/2014      

The November 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 November 2014 (Flipbook) --

-- Lansing Columbian November 2014 (PDF) --