4th Degree Blessed Virgin Mary Assembly 1839


 Knights of Columbus

St. Nicholas
Sterling Heights Council 7011
   •  41233 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314 

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Membership Updates

The Knights of Columbus; Saint Nicholas Council 7011 and the Blessed Virgin Assembly 1839 salute Father Elijah Washington on attaining the fourth degree of our Order.

In a ceremony on Saturday, September 12, 2015, Father Washington

was inducted into the Patriotic Degree of the Knights of Columbus.



Note! Meetings at St. Cyril's will be held after the 6:30pm Rosary and 7:00pm Mass.

Senior Corner at Sunnybrook CLOSED


We cooked and served a hot lunch to the Seniors at St. Pats in Detroit. The lunch consisted of a Salad, Ribs both pork and beef, pork tenderloin, green beans and carrots.

Council Apparel Form Download and print

A. E. Graphics will only accept an order if we have 12+ orders. CASH or personal check – Please make check out to: St. Nicholas K of C, in memo 7011 Council

NAME use First or Last Name only.  $3  NAME embroidered over the pocket - [SHIRTS] OPPOSITE LOGO ON JACKET 

$5 - U.S. FLAG w/ UNDER GOD above it (embroidered on LEFT SLEEVE, JACKET OR SHIRT ) 

Please take the order form and submit your orders ASAP. We would like to collect orders during meetings.

Brother Knight, Bob Bogedin   cell # 248.225.4614  or  or if necessary - U.S. Mail to:  Bob Bogedin, 6699 Westpointe Dr., Troy, MI., 48085-1257

Please remember in your prayers

Ray Jalowiecki Jr., son of Janice Jalowiecki and the late Raymond Jaliowecki Sr.  a deceased member of St. Nicholas  Council and Blessed Virgin Mary Assembly is in need of our prayers. Ray is at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital in critical condition  with multiple severe injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident last Thursday. Please keep Raymond and his family in your prayers and pray for his recovery from his injuries.

Brother Andy Ingagiola, Brother Dan Looby, Brother Frank Valko, Brother Joe Bieniek, Brother Michael Gray PGK, FN,Brother Marty Polleni PSD, Lori Gee daughter of PGK Michael Gray,Anna DiDonato wife of Brother Mario DiDonato, Diane Sulikowski wife of Brother Larry Sulikowski, Danette DiLullo, Jennifer Miller, daughter of Brother Ray Jendrowski, Laura Kaluzka wife of Brother Medard Kaluzka PDD, PGK, Kathy Pawlik wife of Brother Bob Pawlik, Also remember in your prayers Kelly Patterson and all the faithful departed who once walked amongst us. May they rest in peace.

Corporate Communion

Schedule of Corporate Communions for 2015 

OCTOBER 8 Meeting with Bishop Minde 8-9pm at St Cyrils

OCTOBER 10/11  Members solicit donations from local business. Check with GK for details

OCTOBER 10  St. Maria Goretti Pilgrimage of Mercy * Plenary Indulgence Granted by Pope Francis  HOLY MASS: 9:00AM * VENERATION: 10:00AM - 10:00PM   Color Corp requested

OCTOBER 10   Squires Meeting 10am St Cyril's

OCTOBER 11   Pancake Breakfast St. Rene 7:00-1:00

OCTOBER 11   1:30pm Mass St Cyril's   Catholic Sprit of Columbus

OCTOBER 18   St Charles Soup Kitchen

OCTOBER 24   Major Degree at St Cyrils 8am to  2pm

Please Help US to update our records. Please fill out this form and submit it.

Council Meetings
Our Council 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.

Grand Knight

Dear Brother Knights,


As this is the last of the newsletter articles of the Summer, my hope and prayer is that you all had a fruitful, recreation- filled Summer and that you begin this school year with health, safety and a deepening faith.

When St. Nicholas council came to St. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Fr. Ben asked the Knights if they could help assist with parking during the children's catechism class season. The Knights continue, gladly, to assist with insuring that your children arrive to and depart from their designated classrooms safely, back into your cars. Rick Yamin Sr., who co-ordinates the parking, has informed me that he is in desperate need of additional volunteers. God continue to bless Mario, our Brother Knight, who, in his 80's, is out there every week, in all weather conditions, insuring the safety of your children.

I am now appealing to all of you who are now reading this, especially the fathers of those children who attend Catechism, to ask your support in volunteering one and a half hour, only once a month, to help with parking and the safety of your children. If we receive help from 4 or 5 additional men, we can rotate the schedule so that you come only once every four weeks. I know that many of you are busy with jobs and raising children and that the time commitment from 6pm to 7:30pm, is certainly a true sacrifice. But that is exactly what I am asking of you, a true sacrifice, for your children, for your neighbor's children and for yourself.

The following is a quote for your spiritual enjoyment.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa

If you can sacrifice this 1 1/2 hour per month please contact Rick Yamin Sr. at # 586- 243-8462 or

Jim Wisniewski, Grand Knight

Deputy Grand Knight

Brother Knights,

I attempt to help in any way that I’m able. I realize the importance of people coming together and working as a unit, helping to achieve their goal. I understand the importance of fund raising, and making money to help support your organization and to aid others. This attitude is strived for within the Knights of Columbus. As Brothers, we should strive to help one another as a family unit, working as one, for our united goal. To better understand our goal, it’s important that we attend the meetings, or obtain this information from our fellow Brothers. Reading our Monthly Newsletter will help, remaining in contact is another. If you’re not able to get around to well, you can offer to sit at our events and help by being there. I’ve learned, the older one gets, it can become harder to do things. Also, when one develops physical disabilities, our everyday life can become that much more of a Cross to bear. We must maintain Prayer in our daily lives. Our St. Nicholas 7011 Council will Pray for all who ask, or are submitted to be included in our Prayer list.

Continuing the efforts of Brother Knight, Jim Wisniewski [Current Worthy Grand Knight] I’ll reflect on;

In this upcoming “Jubilee Year of Mercy” announced by Pope Francis, please consider becoming more actively involved in your K of C council. We are not only a fraternal group, we are a family based Catholic organization. We offer you and your family member’s opportunities to exercise your faith and respond to Jesus’ call. From feeding the poor in soup kitchens, helping the mentally impaired, to supporting those who are in grief over the loss of their loved one, by our rosary ministry at funeral homes, these are but a few of the ways that we respond to Jesus’ call to help our neighbor.”

Please consider rearranging your family plans to come together united with Christ to attend St. Nicholas’s opportunities by attending Holy Mass during our scheduled Corporate Communion Masses. Soup Kitchen opportunities, and other events that can bring our families together to help perform God’s work here on earth.

Also, as Catholics, we should personally continue to strive to display our willingness to be kind to all.

Bob Bogedin – cell # 248.225.4614 or 

Deputy Grand Knight


Tanzania Knights of Columbus Initiative. Brother Knight, Jim Jaczkowski, accompanied Father Ben and three other men on a mission trip to Tanzania in July. Brother Jaczkowski represented the Saint Nicholas Council and the Blessed Virgin Mary Assembly at an ordination Mass in the Cathedral in Kahama. After Holy Mass, Bishop Minde, asked Jim Jaczkowski to give a talk about the order of the Knights of Columbus. The talk was very well received and there is much interest in our organization in Tanzania.

Father Joseph Sekere, the former pastor of Holy Family parish, our sister parish in Tanzania, is a K of C member in our council. Bishop Minde and Father Sekere send their personal blessings to all the Knights of Columbus in America.

Memorial Mass for deceased K of C members Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm Holy Mass

Anniversary Mass for Father Elijah Washington Sunday, November 8. 2015 -10:00 am Holy Mass

Color Corp will participate Father Washington will be a Fourth Degree Knight by this event Procession and Recession, St Nicolas Banner, Readings, Message at end of Mass

Membership Report

The challenges of Membership continue into the new Administrative year. This is the same mission we have had in previous years , and each year the message is the same; ask a Catholic Gentleman to join the order and help increase are Councils ability to make a difference within our Council , our Church and our Community. Our memberships job is easy, just participate in the process, be active, and be involved. If you say you are a member of the Knights of Columbus, then walk the walk, and talk the talk, being complacent becomes the problem, being involved is the solution. The Knights of Columbus ask us to give them at least 24hrs of our time in a given year, any more than that becomes your decision. Hopefully the more active and involved you are , you will want to contribute more of your time to success of our Council. AGAIN WALK THE WALK AND TALK THE TALK.

Tom Starynchak

Membership Director, St Nicholas Council #7011

Knights of Columbus “BENEFITS NEWS” 

Life Insurance as a Gift?

The initial reaction for many people when you mention life insurance as a gift is a quick step back and a questioning stare. “How morbid,” they think. While it may seem that way when you first mention it, life insurance is really a thoughtful gift that can be a financial life preserver in tough times.

The problem with life insurance is the general perception. Many think of death instead of the great benefits it provides, and the security that it offers – even while you’re alive. Life insurance should be thought of as a precautionary protective measure for a family unit. The purchase of this product can mean saving your home, sending your children to college, and preserving your spouse’s quality of life in the event of your death.

One of the times you may want to purchase life insurance for someone is when a family has a new baby. It’s a great, low‐cost way to set money aside for the future (i.e. college tuition, housing, business start‐up, etc.). Of greater importance, it ensures these children will have insurance as adults, in case an illness later in life makes him or her uninsurable.

Newlyweds are also ideal recipients for life insurance. As they join their lives and financial responsibilities, young couples need to make sure that their early investments are fully protected. If something were to happen to one of them, the other may be faced with serious financial hardship. A life insurance policy is an ideal way to ensure their future and protect their assets.

As nontraditional as it may be, life insurance is a wise and caring gift to purchase for many people.

I look forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your family’s needs.

*Receive a complete Family Needs Analysis at my expense.


In Christ,

Anthony Bliss

Knights of Columbus Field Agent, 750 Pine Ridge Lane, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Cell   248-224-4396 , FAX  586-591-6500  Email

Career Opportunity:

The Knights of Columbus is seeking a Field Agent for a career opportunity representing their insurance program.

They offer a complete benefits package with this full-time position. In order to qualify, one must be eligible for membership in the Knights of Columbus. For more information, please contact, Don M. Wesley FICF, General

Agent, at 888-393-7539, or

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