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.
The Sacred Heart Knights, wives and friends collected over 50 Christmas bath baskets. The baskets are for the children at Holy Cross Children’s centers. The baskets are combined with sweatshirts and other gifts collected by councils across the state. Details are available here.
The Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus are donating funds to help salute our fallen veterans. We are once again donating to Ottawa-North Kent Blue Star Mothers of America MI-194. This group purchases and lays wreaths at the veteran’s cemetery on north Monroe. In 2016 the group laid over 4000 wreaths. This year, they are striving to lay one wreath on each grave. That is over 5400. Please follow this link if you would like to donate.
The Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus are proud to announce the winners of our 11th Annual Keeping Christ in Christmas Card Design contest.