Family of the Year 2017/18

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 05/30/2018 Under: All Articles (408 Hits)    

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 Thomas Schmidt Family!


2018 Michigan State

 Family of the Year





Tom and Sue Schmidt are no strangers to the Michigan Knights of Columbus Family. As a member of the Knights of Columbus for 35 years Tom has held positions as Grand Knight, District Deputy, Diocesan Membership Director, State Church Director and Navigator. Within his home Council #7487, Bishop Fulton Sheen Council in Jenison he is also active as Council Church Director, Annual Fish Fry Chairmen and a member of the Wild Game Dinner Fund Raiser Committee.

Let’s not forget about Sue’s support and involvement with Tom at Holy Redeemer Parish. Throughout Tom’s positions with the Knights of Columbus she has been at his side. Their sons, Paul and Ryan, are also members of the Knights of Columbus through the Patriotic Degree.

Tom and Sue promote the Domestic Church by their involvement at Holy Redeemer. Tom is a Mass Facilitator, Lector and Usher and both serve as Eucharistic Ministers. Last year Tom and Sue served on the 25th Anniversary Committee of the Ordination of Fr. Roc and the 40th Anniversary Celebration for Holy Redeemer. This year, Tom assisted at the Divine Mercy Celebration.

Tom and Sue have a granddaughter with Juvenile Arthritis. Every year since the diagnosis of Juvenile Arthritis they have held a community fund raiser in the effort to eliminate this terrible disease. They are also active supporters for sports in the Jenison Public School System.

This is truly a family with a love of God, their fellow man and commitment to Holy Redeemer Parish and the Knights of Columbus. As seen by their involvement in their home parish, council and community is a shining example of Building the Domestic Church.

Congratulations to the Schmidt Family as our 2018 Michigan State Family of the Year!