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Sterling Heights Council 7011
• 41233 Ryan Road,
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
meeting is at St. Cyril, the first Thursday of the month will be after
the 7:00 PM Mass, we will lead the Rosary before Mass, at 6:30 try to
arrive in time to help lead the Rosary and stay for Mass.
Last Thursday of each month Officers Meeting.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017~ OFFICERS MEETING 6:00PM
OCTOBER 5, 2017~7:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
OCTOBER 8, 2017~ MASS AT SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT
OCTOBER8, 2017~ PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE 8:00-NOON
OCTOBER 18-21 2017~ TEXAS HOLDEM AT FIVE STAR
OCTOBER 26, 2017~ OFFICERS MEETING 6:00PM
OCTOBER 29, 2017~ FELLOWSHIP AFTER 9:30 MASS AT SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS
NOVEMBER 9, 2017~ MEMORIAL MASS AT SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS 7:00pm MASS
NOVEMBER 11, 2017~ DISTRICT MEMORIAL MASS AT ST. JANE 5:00 PM MASS
NOVEMBER 12, 2017~ PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE 8:00-NOON
NOVEMBER 18, 2017~ MAJOR DEGREE AT SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS
DEC 17, 2017~ CHRISTMAS PARTY AT SAJOS
GRAND KNIGHT REPORT
WOW!!! WHAT A TIME TO BE A CATHOLIC, TODAY WE SEEM TO BE IN A
SPIRITUAL WAR, FIGHTING FOR OUR FAITH. OUR SOCIETY SEEMS TO WANT TO
TAKE AWAY IN GOD WE TRUST, OR ANY CHRISTIAN VALUES. HOWEVER, AS
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEMBERS WE STAND STRONG IN OUR BELIEFS AND OUR
VALUES. IT IS SAID THAT AS THE CHURCH GOES SO DOES THE KNIGHTS OF
COLUMBUS. THEREFORE, OUR MISSION IS WELL DEFINED, EXPRESS OUR FAITH
OPENLY, AND BECOME A WILLING EVANGELIST OF OUR FAITH. STARTING IN
OCTOBER WILL ALLOW US TO DO JUST THAT. ON OCTOBER 7TH 2017, WE WILL
BE CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FATIMA MIRACLE OF THE
SUN. A PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FRONT LAWN OF SS
CYRIL & METHODIUS SLOVAK CHURCH @ 8:00AM, WITH A MASS FOLLOWING IN
THE CHURCH@ 9:00AM, I AM ASKING ALL THE MEMBERS OF ST NICHOLAS
COUNCIL 7011 TO PLAN ON BEING THERE, TO CELEBRATE THIS ANNIVERSARY,
FOR THE HEALING OF THE LAND.
OCTOBER WILL ALSO ALLOW US TO PURCHASE THE NEW ULTRASOUND MACHINE,
THAT WE RAISED FUNDS FOR, WITH THE HELP OF THE GENEROUS PARISHIONERS
OF SS CYRIL & METHODIUS SLOVAK CHURCH, ALLOWING US TO PLACE IT INTO
THE LENNON CENTER PREGNANCY CLINIC, THUS SAVING THE PRECIOUS LIVES
OF MANY NEW BORN CHILDREN.
AS YOU CAN SEE OCTOBER ALLOWS US TO START OFF WITH A LARGE
EXPRESSION OF FAITH, WHICH IS NOT A BAD WAY TO START.
AS WE CONTINUE INTO NOVEMBER WITH START FULL FILLING ONE OF THE
PILLARS THAT WE SUPPORT, THAT BEING FEEDING THE HOMELESS. ON
NOVEMBER 4 2017, WE WILL BE FEEDING THE HOMELESS AT ST LEO SOUP
KITCHEN IN DETROIT, MAKING GOOD ON OUR PROMISE THAT THE HOMELESS
WILL HAVE A GOOD MEAL TO HELP THEM WITH THE STRUGGLES THEY FACE
SO WOW!!! WHAT A TIME TO BE CATHOLIC. THEREFORE, AS YOU CAN SEE
WE ARE ON THE MOVE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WHAT WE NEED IS MORE
PARTICIPATION OF OUR MEMBERS TO HELP US CONTINUE THE GOOD WORKS WE
DO. TO THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE ALREADY PARTICIPATING , THANK YOU AND
GOD BLESS , FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN,T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
PARTICIPATE , HERE IS YOUR CHANCE , PLEASE STEP UP AND HELP US HIT
THE BALL OUT OF THE PARK , HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Deputy Grand Knight
Brother Knights: Vivat Jesus!
THE CATECHISM “PARKING LOT WATCH” IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!!
The weekly (Wednesday) catechism classes for 2017-2018 will commence
in September 2018. The sign-up schedule will be published in August
(or as soon as I receive the schedule). Your HELP is needed. If you
have not completed the “Protecting God’s Children Course”, contact
the parish office to arrange for this course. The Criminal
Background Check Authorization Form is available at the council
The monthly “Praying of the Rosary at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church”
will commence at 6:15 P.M. Brother Knights please participate in
this prayer. Currently there are only five or six who assist in this
powerful prayer. We are a witness to the church as praying men.
The Christmas Dinner is December 17th, 2017 (Sunday), Sajo’s
Restaurant. The dinner menu and price will be discussed and
published at the upcoming meetings.
Pray for those serving in the military and their families.
Joseph Honce III DGK
Father Libor Marek
- Father Libor, pastor of Ss Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church has
announced that Ryan Walters will be starting seminary studies this
fall. Ryan Walters has been contacted and he is looking forward to
join our council. We will present his application at our September 7
- Father Libor has asked that our council help him support Father
Silvain Bonneau Mbog. Father Sylvain is a visiting priest from the
Africa country of Cameroon. He will be studying in the Detroit area
for the next two years. He will assist priests at Ss Cyril &
Methodius parish with daily and Sunday Mass and confessions.
- Father Libor is thankful for the support that we offer the
Catechism program by providing parking lot security. He sends his
blessing to all involved.
Father Ben Kosnac, Father Ben sends greetings and blessings from
Slovakia to all of his brother Knights.
He asks that we keep him updated with all of our events and
activities. Father Ben sent a video message to everyone at our
recent Clergy Appreciation luncheon. His message can be
viewed at this internet link:
Father Ben’s contact information is: Email
Father Ben Kosnac
SK - 811 07 BRATISLAVA 1
Father Elijah Washington
Father Elijah, chaplain of the Saint Nicholas Council and member of
the Blessed Virgin Mary Assembly is returning
to his native country of Liberia on August 31. At his farewell, Mass
our council presented him with a
check for $500.00 and the Assembly presented him with a check for
$200.00. Inspired by Pro-Life efforts here
in America, Father Elijah plans to organize Pro-Life efforts in
Liberia, working with pregnant teenagers and offering
them counseling and safe refuge. God bless you old friend. We will
Father Elijah will send us his new address. His email address is
Father Paul Czarnota
Father Paul Czarnota has accepted the role of chaplain of the St
Nicholas Council of the Knights of Columbus.
He will assume the position of chaplain, which was formerly held by
Father Elijah Washington. Father Paul,
your brother Knights welcome you and look forward to working with
- We will present father Paul’s transfer to our council at the
September 7 business meeting.
- We will need to purchase a jewel of office for Father Paul.
Jim Jaczkowski Chancellor
Pullis’ Pro-Life Ponderings-5
WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BE CATHOLIC! WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BE PRO-LIFE!
appreciates all the good things happening now in the Catholic Church
and in the Pro-Life movement. The
following is an update on our current pro-life activities:
-We are in the stretch run of our KOC Baby Bottle Initiative. The
Knight’s approved this program back in
March. On June 24-25, we distributed 600 baby bottles asking our
parishioners to return these baby bottles, together
with all their loose change, dollar bills and checks to help us
raise funds for an ultrasound machine for
The Lennon Pregnancy Center.
On July 22-23, we collected these bottles before and after each Mass
at St. Cyril’s. The response was overwhelming.
We have received back 346 bottles.
We exceed our goal of $9,000. These funds received from our St.
Cyril’s parishioners, together with a sizeable
donation received, brought our total to more than $15,000. With
Supreme Council’s match, when approved,
The Lennon Pregnancy Center will be able to purchase a new
ultrasound machine costing almost $30,000. The
final paperwork has been submitted to the State Council for their
approval and then will be sent to the Supreme
Council for final approval .This process can take six weeks or less.
Once the Lennon Center receives the Supreme’s
check, then we will deliver our check and they can finalize this
purchase. Then there will be a ribbon
cutting ceremony and lots of publicity re this purchase and the KOC
None of this would be possible without the great work of the
Knights, Squires, many other volunteers and the
parishioners and visitors at St. Cyril’s, as well as the support and
assistance of the parish priests, office staff and
the pro-life team at St. Cyril’s. Sorry if I forgot anyone but God
knows who you are.
Therefore, the next time anyone asks you what the Knights do you can
point to this Initiative, together with all
the other good work we do.
Speaking of publicity, I think we can do a better job of tooting our
own horn. In that regard I would appreciate
info on any other of our activities you are aware of so I could help
prepare some kind of dossier or other record
for us Knights to use for publicity, marketing, etc.
I want you also to be aware of a great –prolife story. Recently
it was reported that a 37-year-old mother
gave birth to her sixth child. The inspiring part of this story is
that the mother was diagnosed with a terminal
brain cancer. (This is the same type of cancer our son, Michael,
died of at age 36.) She and her husband decided
to have this baby born and to forego chemo treatment. She would have
had to terminate the pregnancy
prior to any chemo treatment. She chose to have the baby, which was
born weighing 1 pound, 4 ounces and
is doing well. They named the baby LIFE. The mother died a few days
later. WHAT AN INSPIRING PROLIFE
One final thing. Please keep in your prayers Fr. Ben’s Dad who
passed away on 9/10/17.
Until the next update, Vivat Jesus, may God bless you and keep you
in His care!
Ken Pullis, Right to Life Chairman, Knights of Columbus Council 7011
Knights of Columbus “BENEFITS NEWS”
“SEPTEMBER IS LIFE INSURANCE AWARENESS MONTH”
Raising Awareness about Life Insurance
Each September since 2003 has been designated as Life Insurance
Awareness Month. Like
most awareness-raising campaigns, Life Insurance Awareness Month was
there is an overwhelming lack of understanding of life insurance,
its uses, its benefits, and
its variations among the general public. Each year, the Life
Insurance Market Research
Association (LIMRA) puts out the results from a recent survey, and
unfortunately, the numbers
they report continue to be discouraging.
A recent survey found that more than 75 percent of people polled did
not have a personal financial advisor,
even though 68 percent of them said their opinion of the current
economic conditions was somewhat unfavorable
or very unfavorable.
In other words, a majority of those surveyed were uncomfortable with
the economy and the uncertainty it
brings, yet they did not seek professional assistance. Maybe they
spoke with their friends and family. Maybe
they hoped the instability would go away on its own. Maybe they did
not know to whom to turn.
If you fall into this category, please remember that as a member of
the Knights of Columbus, you have a fulltime,
professional agent you can call your own. My primary responsibility
is the care and service of your family’s
life insurance, retirement and long-term care needs. I’ll answer
your questions because I want your decisions
to be informed ones. I want to help.
Another LIMRA statistic said 43 percent of people did not buy life
insurance because they worry about
“making the wrong decision.” Talk with me, your agent, and,
afterwards, you’ll understand that the only
wrong decision was not purchasing sooner to protect your family’s
I look forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your family’s
*Receive a complete Family Needs Analysis at my expense.
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PS – In May, at the State Meeting on Mackinaw Island, I received
the State Deputy’s Award for 2016, which is the highest award in the
State that I can obtain for my service as a Field Agent. An award
like this doesn’t happen in a vacuum, but is the result of the
members of my Councils taking the time to see me throughout the
year. I appreciate and thank each of you for helping me to achieve
such a high honor.
Anthony Bliss PGK FICF– Knights of Columbus Supreme Council
Insurance – Field Agent
750 Pine Ridge Lane, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Cell 248-224-4396 Email
THIS UPCOMING OCTOBER WE WILL HAVE OUR FIRST MI FUND RAISER FOR
THIS ADMINISTRATIVE YEAR. ON OCTOBER 14TH & 15TH 2017 WE WILL BE
SELLING TOOTSIE ROLLS FOR MI RAISING FUNDS TO HELP SUPPORT ONE OF
OUR PILLARS THE MENTALLY IMPAIRED.
WE WILL BE DOING THIS AT WAL-MART AT M-59 AND MOUND RD. I WILL NEED
EACH DAY TO ACCOMPLISH THIS TASK. THE TIMES WILL BE FROM 9AM –
12:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:00PM – 6:00PM EACH DAY. PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING
SOME OF YOUR
TIME TO HELP MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL. I WILL HAVE SIGN UP SHEETS
AT THE NEXT MEETING IN OCTOBER.
AS ALWAYS WE CONTINUE TO BE ASKED TO BRING A NEW MEMBER INTO THE
ORDER. WHY IS THAT, WELL IT ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE TO DO THE GOOD
WORK OF THE ORDER SPREADING THE RESPONSIBILITIES AMONG MANY AS
OPPOSE TO A FEW. BUT ALLOWS YOU AS A MEMBER TO SHARE WITH YOUR
FELLOW CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN YOUR FAITH WHILE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN
OTHER PEOPLES LIVES. IN JULY I ASKED EACH OF MY FELLOW BROTHER
KNIGHTS TO BRING A NEW MEMBER INTO THE COUNCIL. SOME OF YOU ANSWERED
THE CALL. BROTHER KNIGHT LINWOOD VON LINSOWE BROUGHT US GREG JOHNSON
SR. AND BY DOING SO HE RECEIVED A $10.00 GIFT CARD FROM THE STATE
OFFICE OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, AND HIS DUES FOR THIS YEAR ARE
BEING PAID FOR BY THE COUNCIL. GREG JOHNSON JR. RECEIVED A STATE OF
MICHIGAN PIN FOR HIS HELP IN HAVING HIS FATHER JOIN THE ORDER. JIM
JACZKOWSKI BROUGHT US RYAN WALTERS, WHO IS A NEW SEMINARIAN, AND
GO THROUGH HIS 1ST DEGREE VERY, SHORTLY. WITH THIS EFFORT JIM
JACZKOWSKI WILL RECEIVE A $5.00 GIFT CARD FROM THE STATE OFFICE,
ALONG WITH HIS DUES BEING PAID FOR THE YEAR BY THE COUNCIL. AND
FINALLY JOHN BRADY, BROUGHT US SHAWN DELGADO, FOR THIS EFFORT HE
WILL ALSO RECEIVE A $5.00 GIFT CARD FROM THE STATE OFFICE, AND HIS
DUES WILL BE PAID FOR THIS YEAR BY THE COUNCIL. SO AS YOU CAN SEE,
BY BRING IN A NEW MEMBER THEIR ARE REWARDS, NOT ONLY ARE YOU HELPING
THE COUNCIL, BUT YOUR HELPING YOURSELF. ALSO PLEASE WHEN YOU SEE OUR
NEW CHAPLAIN FR. PAUL S CZARNOTA, PLEASE WELCOME HIM. HE REPLACES FR