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Our History & What we do

The Knights of Columbus Council #9182 was founded by Father Kenneth McDonald with help from then District Deputy Richard McCloy on December 1st 1985.  Father Ken was a "Big Red" Cornhusker and our Priest at St. James Catholic Church in Mason, Michigan, where our Charter was established and our meetings take place for Council #9182. 

Since 1985, the Mason Knights have grown tremendously from our original handful of about 30 members and participated in numerous charitable, social, and fundraising events; such as our Famous Winter/Lenten Fish Fries, MI Tootsie roll drives, work details, spelling bees, Senior Moving Projects and the Vocations Golf Outing for Seminarian support. 

Furthermore, Council #9182 has made a remarkable amount of donations to organizations and individuals in need of financial support.  The Knights of Columbus Council #9182 has made a huge impact on the St. James community, our parishioners and our members whom can be proud to be just that.

We are proud to be a Family, Fraternal Service organization following the Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney and the principals of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

Click here to see the many council projects currently and over the years:   CLICK HERE

Click here to see where our funds go to support the many needs and requests that we have received recently and over the years:  CLICK HERE 

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Supreme Council 133rd National Convention Comments and Photos

by Eugene Murawksi, Michigan Supreme Delegate 

     I was fortunate enough to be nominated at the State convention to be an Alternate Delegate for the Supreme Convention in 2016. Well, the gentleman that was to go in 2015 could not make it, s
 
      I have attached an article that talks about all of the things that happened at the Supreme Convention, along o I became the Delegate for 2015. What an experience it was for Rita and I.  Our council will only be able to have a Supreme Delegate about every 30+ years. with some photos of the events.  Take time and check this out. Please click below for my full article and go to our website Picture Gallery for the pictures.

 
Gene Murawski            >>>>>>   click here  <<<<<<<<

 

Congratulations Edward Mullin

65 Years a Knight! 
 
 June 1, 1949 - June 1, 2014
 Richard Council #788, Lansing, Michigan 
  Fr. John J. Reiss Council #1982, Grayling, Michigan
  Mason Council #9182, Mason, Michigan
Thank you Brother Edward and Joyce for your many years of service to the Knights of Columbus! 

 5th Annual St. James Fish-N-Chips Festival

August 9, 2014 

For details Click below: 

 www.festivalstjames.com 

 

 5th Annual Camio of St. James 8K/5K and Fun Races

August 10, 2014 

 For details Click below:

 www.caminostjames.com

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Worthy Brother Knights

With great sadness I report to you that Brother Bob Leyko, PGK, PFN, has passed to his great reward. He left this world to join the Savior on Friday July 18.  I have talked with the family and they are planning a funeral service for July 30.  However, the arrangements have not been finalized.  Once they are I will contact you with more information. 
I ask that you pray for the repose of his soul and for his grieving family. 
Vivat Jesus!   Ronald O. Bates, Grand Knight . 
Bob was a Charter Member of our council, and Past Grand Knight.  He was also the inaugural "Fish Head" and started our council Fish Fries.  Without his foresight and persistence to establish this important fundraiser, we may not have become the council we are today.  Brother Leyko was also a Fourth Degree Knight and Past Faithful Navigator.  In addition he was very active in the VFW and the American Legion. 
The funeral will be on July 30th.  There will be visitation from 10-11 am with Mass following at St. James.  A luncheon will be served at the Mason VFW following Mass. 
Brothers I ask that you pray for his family and the repose of the soul of Brother Leyko. 
Vivat Jesus!

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               South of Mason on Hull Road.

Say Yes to the Men
Mason Council #9182 1st Degree Brothers: It will never be closer or a better time to advance to the 3rd Degree of your council and learn the lessons of the Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney. On November 23rd we are hosting a 2nd and 3rd Degree right here at St. James. Registration starts at 9:00 AM, it starts at 10:00 AM and will be completed by 3:00 PM including dinner for you and your spouse. Come on Down!!
tally Impaired Citizens of Michigan and Say Yes when you are called for a shift or two with your family.

MI Tootsie Roll Drive on Columbus Day Weekend, October 11, 12 & 13. Say yes to the call to help. Bring your family!!
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 Monday, August 12, 2013, Bon Voyage to Father Kusi and St. James Parishioners on their Mission Trip to Fiji. Our support and Prayers are with you.

We were saddened to learn that Brother Knight Pasquale "Pat" DeVitto passed away on August 11, 2013. Pat was a twelve year 3rd Degree member of our Mason Council #9182 and leaves behind his wife Benedetta and his family including Brother Knight Ralph DeVitto and wife Anne and children and all the DeVitto Family and Friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the DeVitto Family at this most difficult time. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, August 15th at 11:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church in Mason. Visitation will be Thursday Morning from 9:30 AM until Mass time.
St. James Fish-N-Chips Festival & Camino 8K/5K. Friday through Sunday August 9-11, 2013. On Friday starting at 5:30 is the Fish-N-Chips by the Mason Knights of Columbus with the Ralph DeVitto Band in the Beer Tent, the Live Auction, Kids Playland, Bounce House, silent auction, book sale and bake sale.
Saturday kicks off at 1:30 with the Playland & bounce House, bake sale, silent auction, book sale and Speaker and Author Steve Ray followed by the Outdoor Island-style Mass at 4:00 and then the Fish-N-Chips, Hot Air Balloon Launch & Illume, Bingo and music in the Beer tent by the Big Band and Updraft. 
Sunday activities start at 8:00 AM with the Camino of St. James 8K/5K & Fun Runs followed by the pancake breakfast, Playland, book sale and bake sale. Mass is at 11:00.
Section" of this website. There are also two Draft Resolutions for your review. One for the By-Law Changes only and one for the Dues Changes only. Each Member should receive a copy of these documents through the US Postal Service. You many also receive them through other means. It is anticipated that a vote on these Resolutions will take place at the July 28, 2013, Council Meeting. The First Reading took place at the regular Council Meeting on June 30, 2013. Please attend the meeting. 
winners: Nicholas Harmon, $1,000.00 Scholarship; Christina Igl, $325.00 Book Scholarship and Alexandra Croff, $325.00 Book Schola

Grand Knight Jeff Haueter says "Come along for the ride of your life with all the Brother Knights at Mason Council #9182". Don't let the "Ages" pass you by, join today!
 
Congratulations to Brother Knight Fr. Michael Jacobus on the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of his Ordination on June 6, 2008.
Congratulations to Brother Knight Nicholas Harmon for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout!!
Congratulations to Brother Knight Jerry Baldwin and Brother Knight Thomas Trimmer for being commissioned Altar Servers at St. James Catholic Church!! 
Brothers, for several years now we have saved and worked hard to improve the kitchen and Cave Hall at St. James. In December 2012, three new fryers, a new double stacking convection oven, a commercial two burner hot plate, a three door undercounter refrigerator with cutting board surface, a new service table and French Fry cutter were added to the kitchen. In addition to that a free standing commercial refrigerator was added to Cave Hall. To culminate our efforts, we reimbursed St. James Church for
We were saddened to learn that Donald Knauf, father of Brother Knight David Knauf, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave and Evelyn and their family at this most difficult time. A memorial gathering was held on Saturday, January 19th at 10:00 AM at the Estes-Leadley Funeral Home, Holt-Delhi Chapel.
We were saddened to learn that Brother Knight PGK Denis Seman passed away on November 30, 2012. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Theresa and her family at this most difficult time. Rest in Peace Brother Denis. Denis was our Grand Knight from 1994 to 1995. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 Tuesday night, December 4th with visitation from 4-8 PM. Brother Knights are encouraged to wear Red for the Rosary. The funeral Mass is Wednesday the 5th at 11:00 AM.
  We have been informed that Tom Bond, Brother of PGK Bill Bond, passed away recently in Lapeer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill and his family at this difficult time.
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  We have learned that PGK Don Kill's father, Donald Kill Sr., has passed away in Florida. Don has been with him this past week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Don and his family at this most difficult time.
We were saddened to learn that Josephine Birkmire, Mother of Brother Knight Mike Birkmire, passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and his familly at this most difficult time.
Please read the letter dated April 11, 2012, from the Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit. He discusses Religious Freedom and the Call to the Priesthood.

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Knights, Take Action For Religious Freedom. Click below:
http://www.kofc.org/un/en/news/releases/detail/contraceptive_mandate.html
  We were saddened to learn that Brad Eifert, grandson of Brother Knight Jerry and Florence Eifert, passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Eifert family during this most difficult time. 
2012 Vocations Golf Outing (VGO) for our Seminarians, June 16th. El Dorado Golf Club, Mason, Michigan. Click below for details and entry form.                              Click Here
Mason Council #9182 Knights of Columbus Memorial Scholarship
One Scholarship of $1,000.00 will be awarded to a 2012 High School Graduate and two $250.00 Textbook Scholarships will be awarded to High School Graduates from the St. James Catholic Church Community.
Application deadline is May 21, 2012. Click below for the eligibility criteria and a copy of the application form.
Click Here,.
$6,000.00 going to the St. Vincent DePaul Store rebuilding fund after our Benefit Fish Fry on April, 13, 2012!! Thanks everyone!! You know who you are!! A check presentation was made to St. Vincent DePaul Store on May 1, 2012, at St. James Church.
We were saddened toWe were saddened to learn that Mary Ellen McCloy has lost her brave battle with cancer. Mary Ellen is the wife of Past State Deputy Richard McCloy and the mother of Rick McCloy, State MI Tootsie Roll Program Director. Richard helped Fr. Kenneth McDonald establish our Council back in 1985 when he was our District Deputy. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to Richard and Rick and their families at this most difficult time.
We learnd that Knights Angel Deb Torok's husband Don passed away on January 31, 2012. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deb and her family at this most difficult time. 
We are also sad to hear that Brother Knight Lonny Church's father passed away recently.
Brother Knights: We were saddened to learn that fellow parishioner Steve St. Amant passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and her family at this very difficult time.
    "Be watchful! Be alert!"
Happy 27th Anniversary Fr. Kusi, ordained on December 1, 1984, and Happy 26th Anniversary Mason Council #9182, Chartered on December 1, 1985!!!!!!!!  .
Congratulations to Gene Ambler, Jerry Baldwin, Jerry O'Shesky, Mike Dunivon, Pat Hesch and Jake Hesch for completing the 3rd Degree of our Order on November 13th!.
If you have not already done so, take a peek inside the back cover of the November COLUMBIA Magazine from Supreme. This picture was taken after the 4th Degree Exemplification in East Lansing in April. Many of our 4th Degree members were there..
We were saddened to learn that Brother Knight Jim Marshall's father, James Marshall Jr., passed away in Wisconsin on October 15, 2011. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family at this difficult time.
 ,Our thoughts and prayers also go out to Brother Knights Rich and Kevin O'Brien and their extended family at the loss of their Sister-in-Law Suzi. 
 ...Thanks to all the Knights and Angels and their families for another very successful MI Tootsie Roll Drive!! Over $2000 was collected during the Columbus Day weekend!!
..Thanks to Dave Buzinski, Jay Jensen, Jerry Baldwin, Anthony Orlando, Charli & Karen Heiler, Paul & Terri Miller for loading the truck Thursday morning with the leftovers from the Women's Club Rummage Sale.
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Lift Off, Fr. Kusi.
Dear brother Knights;
Just a reminder that the Grand Knights appreciation party is on Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 PM at Duff And Martha Williams house.  The adress is:  346 Crosswind Dr.
      Diamondale Mi. 48821.
Please bring a dish to pass and your swim suit. Adult and other beverages and grilled meats will be provided. Look forward to seeing you all  there!!
                                                           Jeff H.  G.K. 
Check the calendar for driving directions.
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ROBBIE STEVENS’ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Sponsored by Mason Council #9182 Knights of Columbus
For a copy of the Announcement and Application click Here Here.. 
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On August 13-14, 2011, St. James Catholic Church in Mason, Michigan, is holding a Community  Festival and Camino of St. James 8K Run/5K Walk.  Join us for hot air balloon launches, live auction , kids’ activities, food, entertainment, and outdoor Masses. 
 
Come run with us!  There is an 8K Run/5K Walk followed by pancake breakfast. Race proceeds benefit St. Vincent Catholic Charities.  For more information and for Run/Walk registration forms visit:  Click Here  
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Our Council will be responsible for the food booth both days of the Festival with Pasta Dinners, Brats and BBQ Sandwiches on Saturday (5:00) and a Chicken Dinner on Sunday (12:30) along with Hot Dogs. GK Haueter has a worker sign up list ready to go so give him a call and sign up for a time that is good for you to work. 676-4102
We were saddened to learn that James McNeely, father of Brother Knight Tim McNeely, passed away on August 5, 2011. Our thoughs and prayers are with Tim and Rhonda and their family at this difficult time. 
 Brother Knight Walt Gurzenda passed away August 6, 2011, after a medical emergency while driving. His wife Bonnie was in the car and not injured. Our thougts and prayers are with Bonnie and the Gurzenda family as they mourn Walt's passing. 
A visitation for Walt was held at St. James, Wednesday, August 10th, 5pm to 7pm, with Rosary Service at 7pm. The Memorial Mass was held Thursday August 11th at 11:00am and a luncheon followed. Any questions please contact Jeff Haueter, G.K.
We were saddened to learn that Fr. Al's father, Grant Wakefield, passed away on July 11, 2011. He was 95. Our thoughts and prayers are with Fr. Al and his family.  
The Knights will have the A & W Food wagon on the Ingham County Courthouse square for the car show on the Fourth of July. If you can help call DGK Ron Bates at 285-9338. If not, stop by for some great food and fellowship!
   
Grand Knight White says if you want to have this much fun you should become more active in Council activities and meetings or join the Knights if you are not already a member. What is stopping you? Talk to a Knight today! Don't miss any more fun!
Happy 90th Birthday
Islia Brandell !!!!
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Our thoughts and prayers are with Brother Knight, PGK, PFN, Bob Leyko, during his surgery on June 13th and his recovery.
Hang in there"Captain Bob"!!
.     PGK, Worthy Trustee Bruce Utter reminds  everyone that on page 25 of your June 2011, COLUMBIA, there is an article, the first of a series, "Greeting Christ", on the Roman Missal in anticipation of the new English language translation that goes into effect on November 27, 2011.
 
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Congratulations to our new Brother Sir Knights:
PGK Frank March II
Charles March
Tim McNeely
Larry Prokop
April 30, 2011, East Lansing, Michigan
Click on our Event Gallery for Pictures.
We were saddened to learn that Brother Knight Ed Schmidt's mother Audre passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed and his family at this difficult time.
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"These Forty Days"

  

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 25 th ANNUAL  MASON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS             FISH FRY AT ST. JAMES CHURCH             

1010 LANSING ST. Mason, Mi. 48854     Phone 517 676-9111

KIDS MEALS 5-12   (Kids 4 and under FREE)               $ 4.00   

SENIORS FISH & SHRIMP 1 TIME THRU [62 yrs ^]   $  8.00

REGULAR FISH & SHRIMP 1 TIME THRU                 $  9.00

ALL U CAN EAT FISH & SHRIMP                                $10.00

Fried Fish, Baked Fish, Shrimp, Cole slaw, Dinner roll, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Baked Potato or French Fries, Dessert Selection,  Coffee, Punch or Water

DATES:  FRIDAYS,  Feb 4, 2011, thru April 15, 2011.

TIME: 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm                                     

BRING IN THIS AD AND RECEIVE $1.00 OFF YOUR DINNER* good thru April 15, 2011    * 1 COUPON PER PERSON PER WEEK      663-1610 OR 676-4344 FOR MORE INFORMATION.  

"The Last Supper Reinactment" St. James Catholic Church, April 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM. A free will offering is encouraged.

  

We were saddended to learn that Brother Knight Anthony Orlando's father, Brother Knight PGK Bob McCormick's mother in law, Brother Knight Jerry DeRosa's mother in law and Tim McNeely's sister passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with these Brothers and their familes during this difficult time.
  
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Ida DeRosa, mother of Brother Knight Jerry DeRosa, on February 20, 2011. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry and his family during this difficult time.

            

Brother Knights of #9182. Each year we ask you to complete a Fraternal Survey Form that includes your volunteer service for the year and send it or give it to FS Knudstrup or GK White. We have an online report listed below that you can click on, fill in, and email to FS Knudstrup. Please note that it says it is for Calendar year 2009 but we will use the same form for calendar year 2010. We need them completed by the January meeting. Please complete yours today. http://www.masonknights.org/images/KnightTimes/fraternalsurvey.xls  

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We were saddened to hear that our own Fr. Kusi's sister Rosa, passed away in Figi on Christmas Day. Our thoughts and prayers are with Fr. Kusi and his family at this very difficult time.

   
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This video was created by the Director of Pregnancy Services of Greater Lansing and sent as a gift to all of us who support this program and LIFE.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cJWG1wdBXM  
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We wish each and everyone of you and your families a Blessed Christmas and a Happy new Year. Remember, Keep Christ in Christmas. From all of us at Mason Council #9182 in Mason, Michigan, and St. James Catholic Church.
We were all saddened to hear of the passing of Robert L. Bates, father of Brother Knight Recorder Ron Bates, on November 29, 2010. Our thoughts and Prayers are with Ron and his family at this difficult time.  
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 Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Fr. Kusi on the occation of your 26 years as a Priest, December 1, 2010. Thank you and thank GOD for your Vocation.
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St. James was well represented with Fr. Kusi and Deacon Tom on the Altar with Bishop Boyea and many Priests and Deacons and Religious from the Diocese of Lansing. The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Honor Guard was 60-70 members strong. Mason Knights and families and St. James Parishioners were there to honor these babies. The Cathedral was packed wall to wall. It was a very inspiring Liturgy and Committal.  
   
Council #9182 Memorial To The Unborn, November 20, 2010  
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Welcome Fr. Kusi!!!!!!! 
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Thanks Fr. Al and farewell
   
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There will be many, many more pictures and memories at our 25th Anniversary Celebration on November 13, 2010. Please return your invitation or purchase tickets after Masses from the Knights of Columbus.
The Anniversary Party will start with Mass at 4:00 PM with the Fourth Degree Honor Guard attending. There will be a social hour at 5:00 PM with the dinner starting at 6:00 PM and a program with MC Charter Grand Knight Gene Murawski at 7:00 PM. The honored guest will be Fr. Kenneth McDonald, founder and Charter Chaplain of our Council.
Hope to see you there.  
 We need your reservation by November 3rd so call Jay Jensen, Gordon Terwilliger or Denis White NOW!!!! .
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MI Tootsie Roll Drive,
October 8, 9 & 10, 2010  
   
Our council has officially changed our MI Drive collection from Palm Sunday Weekend to Columbus Day Weekend. This is sanctiond by the Michgian State Council. We will need alot of help as usual so please say yes to the Directors when they call and sign up for a two hour shift or more. Bring the whole family to help this very worthy cause. Thank You!!  
Proceeds will be distributed to:
Heartwood School, Mason
Rainbow Homes, Holt
Mason Schools Special Education
Holt Schools Special Education
Special Olympics
Michigan Charities, Knights of Columbus  
Notice! Notice! Notice! 
The August 29th meeting will be at 3:00 PM at the Home of Duff and Martha Williams in Dimondale, Michigan. There will be an Officers meeting at 2:45 PM. The Meeting/BBQ & Pool Party will also be a Going Away Party for Fr. Al. Please bring a dish to pass and your swimming gear. The Council will provide meats and drinks. The address is 346 Crosswinds Drive, Dimondale, Michigan, 48821. Ya'll Come now!
Take 127 (north or south) to I-96 west to exit #101 MLK.
South on MLK to Bishop road and turn Right.
Go to Creyts Road and turn Left. 
Go to Russell Sreet and turn Left. We are on the
corner of Russell and Crosswind .
OR 
Columbia west to Waverly road and turn right.
Waverly to Holt road and turn Left.
Holt road west to the light in town at Bridge street. Right turn 2 blocks north, curve to right 1 block to
round about. Go left on round about and you are now on Creyts road.
Go north to Russell Street and turn right. Go 1 block to Crosswind.
We are on the NW corner.
517-646-0940
  
St. James Parish Festival, August 14th and 15th, 2010. Click the following for more information:  http://stjamesmason.catholicweb.com/index.cfm/bulletins
Help is needed for the Knights activities and for all the Parish activities during the festival. Please call to help!
Seminarian and Brother Knight Morgan Madden standing up for LIFE!   http://www.tommiemedia.com/news/groups-protests-draw-mixed-reactions/ And "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Look under Minnesota: 
http://www.kofc.org/un/eb/en/news/knightsinaction/detail/549337.html 
Congratulation to Morgan for achieving the Shining Armor Award!!
  
Our thoughts and prayers are with Martha and Duff Williams at the recent loss of Martha's mother. May she rest in peace.  
.Brother Knights and their Families walking at the Relay for Life on the Courthouse Square in Mason on Friday night, June 18th, said it was like being "Blown Away"!!
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Everyone is encouraged to wear RED to Mass on Sunday, July 25, 2010, the Feast of St. James!! 
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"The floats flowed freely on a hot humid afternoon" according to DGK Jeff Haueter as Chairman Ron Bates and his wonderful crew served the multitudes and made over $1,500 for the Knights!! Thanks to all the Knights and their families who helped in any way on this very successful Fourth of July project and a special thanks to Jeff for making it so easy for us!   

  Knights of Columbus Council #9182 Vocations Golf Outing for Seminarians and Religious, June 12th, 9:00 AM Shotgun start. It is not too late to call Tim McNeely to bring a foursome or just sign up by yourself. We need golfers!!!! Click here for more information: click

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Everyone is invited to learn about the numerous Insurance and Investment Programs of the Knights of Columbus. You do not have to be a member to come to the program. This Saturday, June 5th after the 4:00 PM Mass.

The Knights will sponsor an informational picnic!! Hot dogs, brats, chips, cookies so that you can have a bite  on us!!!!!! 

This is an open invitation to the entire parish to come join us and see what we may be able to offer for your family security.

THIS IS FOR EVERYONE!  Plan to attend and bring your appetite!!!!!!    

  

Sir Knight Miles Jackman

  

Another Brother Knight has fallen asleep with the Lord. Brother Sir Knight Miles Jackman passed away on April 30, 2010. Miles joined our Council in 2004 and became a Fourth Degree Knight a few years later. He was always proud to wear his First Degree and Fourth Degree pins. Miles was know as the "Ice Cream Man" at our Fish Fries for several years. Miles had major health issues for a number of years but last year GK White and others arranged to have Miles attend one of our Fish Fries. It looked like he had the time of his life visiting with friends and eating and eating! If you talked to Miles in detail, his life story was amazing. He will be missed and may he Rest in Peace! 

A memorial Service will be held on Thursday June 3, at 7:00 PM at St. James Catholic Church in Mason, Michigan, with Fr. Allan Wakefield officiating.  The Knights will host a small reception in cave hall after the Service.

  

Robbie Allan Stevens, son of PGK, District Deputy Chris Stevens  

We cannot find the appropriate words to express the sorrow we feel for the loss of Robbie Allan Stevens, son of our very own PGK and District Deputy, Chris Stevens, who passed away on Sunday, May 16th. Our deepest sympathies to Chris and his family. Fr. McGivney, pray for us. 

May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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“I Saw You There Today” 

Robbie:

I saw you there today, your class picture on the altar;

    I saw you in the many tears of your parents, your relatives, your classmates, teachers, friends;

I saw you in the faces of the 700 or more that came;

     I saw you in the words from Fr. Al, I saw you in the music, the prayers, the readings;

I saw you in the LOVE that filled St. James Catholic Church this day;

    I saw you in the EUCHARIST, the sign of the CROSS, the sign of PEACE, the remembrance candle;

I saw you in the flowers, so beautiful like your life and soul;

    I saw you in the banners, the personal comments from friends too difficult to read;

I saw you in the motorcade of 150 taking you to rest, I saw you in the salute from Sis;

    I saw you in the thoughts and hearts of many who could not bear the loss;

I saw you in the groups that mingled and told "Robbie" stories and yes you made them smile through their tears;

    I saw you in the hands of those who prepared the meal and all those who broke bread together today;

Yes, I saw you there today and you are "THERE" today,   sitting at HIS side!

                                                                                      

Rest in Peace

Fr. Thomas "Tom" McDevitt

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SmileThanks Fr. Alan Wakefield for 35 years in the Priesthood on April 19th!!!!!!!  Smile

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Congratulations Sir Knight Charles and Lady Karen Heiler for achieving the Fourth Degree of our Order on April 17, 2010!!

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Congratulations to Anthony, the Store Captains and to all the Knights and their families for collecting $2,316.82.00 during our MI Tootsie Roll Drive Palm Sunday Weekend!!!!!!! The funds will assist Heartwood School, Mason, Rainbow Homes, Holt, Mason Schools and Holt Schools Special Education, Michigan Special Olympics and Michigan Charities, Knights of Columbus.

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Welcome Deacon Al & Helen Turkovich!!

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We are all saddened to learn that yet another long time member has passed away. William J. "Bill" Lechleitner passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2010. Bill was very active in our Council for many years until chronic health problems held him down the past few years. Visitation will be Saturday the 17th from Noon until 2:00 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Ball Dunn Chapel in Mason. He will be laid to rest next to his father in Wisconsin. Please keep Bill's family in your prayers.

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We were all saddened to hear that long time Brother Knight Juras Philo passed away on Wednesday, March 24th. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. The funeral Mass is on Monday March 29th at 11:00 AM at St. James. The Rosary is at 8:00 PM on Saturday March 27th at Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Home in Mason.  

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The Traveling Shroud of Turin Photographic Display will be at St. James Catholic Church on the afternoon and evening of March 26, 2010. 

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Brother Knights and K of C Councils.

Vivat Jesus brothers!!!        

You are a 1st Degree Knight, is that all there is? NO!! You need to continue your journey to the next Degrees of our Order and Mason Council #9182 is here to help out. MARCH 21st at 1:00 PM SHARP at St James Church in Mason, Michigan.  Set your GPS or mapquest: 1010 South Lansing St. Mason, 48854. Here is the really neat part. Upon completion, about 4:30 PM, we will have a roast pork dinner with all the fixins!  Your lovely wives are invited to the dinner and they should arrive about 4:15 and come to the marked entrance. Our ladies will escort them in!!!  $6.00 a plate and we will bill your council, too. But please let us know how many by March 19th.

Date: March 21      Registration  12:15-12:50

             2nd Degree  1:00        3rd Degree about 2:00 

We need your count by March 19th.

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Below (click) is a building map and the doors are marked that you should use. Watch for Brother Knights outside. This is a great chance to

 really continue your journey and enjoy a very nice Sunday meal!                             VIVAT JESUS  Denis White GK #9182

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'Lansing Diocesan Spelling Bee'

  Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010

At 10:00 AM 
Contact Info:
William Chasse Diocesan Program Director

1222 Ravenswood Dr. Lansing, MI. 48917

517-202-6163

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Date: Feburary 27, 2010
Location: St. James Church
                  1010 S. Lansing St.
                  Mason, MI. 48854

Level #1 Registration: 10:00am
               Competition: 11:00am
 
Level #2 Registration: 12:00pm
                   Competition: 1:00pm  

We were saddended to learn that Betty Evans, a founding member of St. James Catholic Church in Mason,Michigan, our Church Historian and icon at St. James, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2010. Please keep Betty's family in your prayers. She will be missed.  

Congratulations to Cora Smith & Autumn Kissman, Winners of our Drug and Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest!!!! 

  

  

James L. Smith.     Born December 31 1942 in Waterbury, CT to Francis and Margaret died Sunday, November 29, 2009 in Lansing. Jim is survived by his wife Marge; children, Merrilee (Rob) Parker, Meghan (Rob) Smith, Chief Andrew Smith, US Coast Guard, grandson Caelan and the mother of Jim's children Mary Ellen. Also surviving are brothers; David and Frankie; sisters Anne, Mary and Margo, sister-in-law, Anne and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brothers ,Bernard and Mark and daughter, Liza Noel. A memorial service will be held the St James Catholic Church, Mason, Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11:00 am Friends desiring may make contributions to Alcoholics Anonymous-Central, 1915 E. Michigan Ave. Suite D. Lansing, Mi. 48912 and Gateway Community Services, 2875 Northwind Dr. Suite 105 East Lansing, Mi. 48823.   

 December 5, 2009. St. James Church in Mason, Michigan, was overflowing with mourners for you, Brother Knight James L. "Jim" Smith. They all agreed that you were up there smiling down on us today. The Church bells tolled as if on cue when a poem and an Irish Blessing were read. The tributes were many, the stories funny and uplifting, the struggles, the good times. The comforting words of Fr. Al. Oh so many lives you have touched and many were there to remember you and say good bye. Your loving family, friends, parishioners, Brother Knights strong, the United States Coast Guard contingent, the car club, recovering friends and clients, those you had touched with your words, your friendship, your healing presence or the click of your camera, youth you had mentored and employed, so many were there. Your large portrait was at the front of the Church, you were waving to us and smiling as usual and on the shirt it said "Good Guy"

Thanks Jim. Rest in Peace.

Please support our "Community Food Bank" Drive that kicked off on October 12th. Watch for the food barrels around Mason with the K of C Logo and donate whatever you can. All of the food will be donated to the Capital Area Community Services Food Bank in Mason and the Leslie collection will go to the Leslie Food Bank.               Thank You!  

  

Cumulative figures show that during the past decade, the Knights of Columbus has donated nearly $1.28 billion to charity, and provided in excess of 612 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable causes. While impressive, these figures can be even greater if we have more men and their families involved in our good works. Recruiting these prospects will help make this fraternal year truly “The Year of the Volunteer.”

$1,476 raised in the "Baby Bottle Campaign" for Pregnancy Services of Greater Lansing!!  Way to go St. James Parishioners, Knights Angels and Brother Knights!!!!!!!


 

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 Mason- The Mason Food Bank is a recipient of a local groups generosity. 

The Knights of Columbus Council #9182 has donated $500 to the food bank, located on the west side of Cedar Street just north of Columbia Street.

The group took in the money from its Good Friday fish fry. Frank March of the Knights of Columbus said the donation represents one of its biggest monetary gifts ever. March said members also are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the Knights' meetings.

Jeff Haueter, another Knights member, said money too is gathered from collections at St. James Catholicpersonal needs for area needy families. Botello pointed out that the community really has come on strong  Church.

Yolanda Botello, food bank service center coordinator, said the $500 will be used to buy food and lately in donating food in the tough economic climate.

She mentioned the recent local postal food drive brought in 9,000 pounds of food compared to 4,000 pounds in 2008.

Christie Bleck can be reached at (517) 541-2504 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .Brother Knights: You are invited to review the Draft By-Law Changes proposed at the June 30, 2013 Council Meeting. They may be found in the "Knight Times the cost of the contractor to repaint Cave Hall the first week of 2013. Nice Job everyone!!!Congratulations to our Mason Council #9182 Knights of Columbus Memorial Scholarship

 

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