On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 Michael Steffes was ordained at the Cathedral. Our council was proud to support Michael Steffes in 2015 through our Funding a Future Father seminarian program. Check out a video Michael made for us back in 2015. The Sacred Heart Knights are proud to have supported the following priests through our seminarian support program over our fourteen years of our council; Rev. Aaron R. Ferris – Ordained 2009, Rev. William R. Vander Werff – Ordained 2015, Rev. Daniel Schumaker – Ordained 2016, Michael Steffes – Ordained 2018. We have recently been supporting seminarian Michael Goodwin who was ordained a deacon earlier this year.
The Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus helped plan and support the 2018 Corpus Christi procession. On this procession we bring Jesus to home bound parishioners. A potluck celebration followed the procession in our courtyard. Sights and sounds from this year’s procession. View pictures from our 2017 and 2016 processions.
In May the Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus celebrate all mothers with our Thank You Mom campaign. In addition to collecting diapers for the moms supported by HELP Pregnancy, we celebrate and salute all moms. If you didn’t receive your gift cross after Masses on Mother’s Day, you can click here to request one (while supplies last).
Westfest is getting bigger and better than ever. The Knights of Columbus will be serving freshly grilled burgers and dogs at our food and beer tent located at the corner of Valley and Hovey. We will also have craft beer and refreshments . Find out more details here.
The Sacred Heart Knights are proud to announce the start of their fourth annual Thank You Mom campaign to collect baby supplies for HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid. In the past three years we have collected over 10,000 diapers to help moms and babies in our community. Click here to get more details.
Young men and women from Sacred Heart are headed to the gulf coast to support the less fortunate on spring break. The young people spend time cleaning up and repairing homes for people of the area. They also attend daily Mass The Sacred Heart Knights are proud to once again support this act of charity with a donation to support their work. If you would like to help with this trip, make donations to Sacred Heart Parish. Be sure to include the words Mission Trip on the memo line. To see more pictures from the last two years mission trips, click here.
Thank you to all those who contributed to this drive on the weekend of March 23 – 25 and to all the Knights and their helpers who braved the cold to help the less fortunate. Preliminary totals are in and it appears that our council collected well over $1500 to help our mentally impaired brothers and sisters. Details on which charities will receive these funds will be available after our next monthly meting.
With your help we can make a difference in the lives of so many who need our help. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone who made our 4th annual Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus Chili Cook Off a great success in spite of the bad weather. We had to setup extra tables to provide enough seating. Everyone we talked to had a great time tasting the wide variety of ten different chilies.
In the restaurant competition Two Scotts Barbecue barely beat out new comer Matchbox Diner. Mitten Brewing Co. and New Holland Knickerbocker were just behind in a very tight competition. Please let these businesses know how much you appreciate their support the next time you visit them.
In the parishioner category, Marijo Forrester won with her Nonna’s Italian Chili. Thank you to Cheri Phelps for her Cibus Gustatus Optimi chili, Amber Hiske for her Smoking Joe chili, Ron Wiktorowski for his Deer Camp chili, Regan LaMothe for his Fly Swatter chili and Kelly Nachtegall for Kelly’s Kickin chili.
The biggest winner were all those that will benefit from the funds raised by this event.
We look forward to making a few changes for next year’s event to keep things interesting and fresh. Maybe we will add beer tasting to our next cook off. Send us your suggestions at SacredHeartGR@gmail.com.
Thank you again to all of our supporters.
The 5th annual Sacred Heart Christmas Market was a great success and served over 130 children from across the Grand Rapids area. Pictures and details are available here.