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 Knights of Columbus

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


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Officers    Activities     Membership     Supreme Council

Grand Knight   Deputy Grand Knight  Chancellor   Membership Report   Events

 

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


CONGRATULATIONS SIR KNIGHT FATHER BEN KOSNAC !

Brother Knights of the St Nicolas Council and of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assembly congratulate Father Ben on entering the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus.

Father Ben achieved the highest degree of our Order at a ceremony on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Father Ben is the pastor of Ss Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. 

The Knights of Columbus are dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. A First Degree exemplification ceremony, by which a man joins the Order, explicates the virtue of charity. He is then said to be a First Degree Knight of Columbus. After participating in the next two degrees, he rises to the status of that degree.  The second degree focuses on unity, while the third degree centers on fraternity.  After taking their third degree, Knights are eligible to enter the fourth degree, the primary purpose of which is to foster the spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic citizenship.

Jim Jaczkowski

Chancellor St Nicholas Council


Membership Updates     The Christmas Dinner is December 18, 2016 (Sunday), Sajo’s Restaurant.

 PLEASE VOTE FOR FOUR (4) ENTREES TO DECIDE THE MENU FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY.

USE THE NUMBERS TO CAST YOUR VOTE.

PLEASE SEND YOUR VOTE NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 3, 2016 TO JOE HONCE III AT: LUZ@HONCE.COM

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON COMING TO THE PARTY ON DECEMBER 18, 2016

YOU MUST PAY JOE BY DECEMBER 3, 2016. THERE WILL BE NO SALES AT THE DOOR. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:

ST. NICHOLAS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 7011

$28.00 PER PERSON PREPAY DUE BY DECEMBER 1, 2016

 


Events

UPCOMING CALENDAR

NOTE! Meetings at Ss. Cyril and Methodius will be held after the 6:30pm Rosary and 7:00pm Mass. 

OCTOBER 15, 2016~MI DRIVE

OCTOBER 27, 2016~ OFFICERS MEETING 7:00PM

OCTOBER 30, 2016~FELLOWSHIP AFTER 9:30 MASS

NOVEMBER 5, 2016~ST. LEO SOUP KITCHEN 4860 15th ST. DETROIT 8:00-2:00

NOVEMBER 6-9~TEXAS HOLD-EM AT MR. B’S IN ROYAL OAK

 


Pray for those in Distress

Please remember in your prayers Brother Mario DiDonato, Brother Steve Kranson, Brother Bob Bogedin, Brother Jim Jaczkowski,

Brother Michael Gray, Dan Nowakowski PFN, Brother Frank Slanda, Brother Ron Tanawski, Brother Joseph Zub, Brother Dan Looby,

Brother Frank Valko, Brother Joe Bieniek, Brother Marty Polleni PSD,

Lori Gee daughter of PGK Michael Gray, Anna DiDonato wife of Brother Mario DiDonato, Kathy Pawlik wife of Brother Bob Pawlik PGK,

Florence Bogedin wife of Brother Bob Bogein, Rachel (Jaczkowski) Sobolic, Hania White wife of Brother Joseph White ,

Danette DiLullo daughter of the late Brother Dan Weaver PGK, PFN, Barry Fisher Friend to Greg Johnson, Dustin Ingagiola Grandson to Andy Ingagiola,

Laura Kaluszka wife of Brother Medard Kaluszka, Nico Kruas Nephew to Brother James Jaczkowski, Jennifer Miller Daughter of Brother

Ray Jendrowski, Ron and Ester Wisnewski –in Laws to Brother James Wisnewski PGK, Marilyn Jaczkowski, wife of Brother JIm Jaczkowski

Also remember in your prayers Brother Gerald Hand and all the faithful departed who once walked amongst us.


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.

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

Last Thursday of each month Officers Meeting.


Grand Knight

Dear Brother Knights and Family members,

Vivat Jesus!

There are Four Pillars that make up the Councils Mission and Direction , they are Right to Life , The Homeless ,The Mentally Impaired , and Seminarians.

These are the Pillars that we as a Council work hard to support , the participation of our Membership is extremely important in supporting these Pillars for ultimate success ,so consider being apart of our mission and direction and help make a difference. Now that we have successfully completed the first two months of our Administrative Year , completing the Installation of our new officers , a Church Festival and a successful Texas Holdem.

We embark on the next two months which will be a bit busier with a Pancake Breakfast at St Rene , a Council Picnic at Raintree Park , a Ministry Fair , a Major Degree , a MI Drive and a Fellowship for the Church , again help will be needed , so please be a part of one or more of these Events. We are Evangelist of our Faith so let's walk the walk and Talk the Talk and hopefully we will make that difference.

Tom Starynchak

Grand Knight


Deputy Grand Knight

Brother Knights: As the Deputy Grand Knight my responsibility is to assist the Grand Knight.  

From the song “Its summer time and living has been easy” and now we have some work ahead.

Catechism

The weekly (every Wednesday) catechism classes for 2016-2017 will commence on September 14, 2016. I have sent out the schedule for September – December to all those Brother Knights who assisted last year. Some have replied and others have not. There are six positions that have to be filled on the schedule. Please contact me. In October I will be publishing the schedule for January – May 2017. Please respond to this call for Help. Those who assist week after week would appreciate the help. If you have not completed the “Protecting God’s Children Course” arrange to do so. Contact the parish office to arrange for this course.

Monthly Rosary

The monthly “Praying of the Rosary at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church” will commence at 6:00 PM until further notice. More Brother Knights are needed to participate. Currently there are only 5 or 6 who participate in this powerful prayer. We are a witness to the church as praying men.

Christmas Dinner

The Christmas Dinner is December 18, 2016 (Sunday), Sajo’s Restaurant. The dinner menu is published in this newsletter (Page 5). We have a choice of any four entrees. Look it over and bring your selection to the December 1st Business Meeting. You can also email me by December 1st. You can select several choices. We will decide on four of the most popular entrees. Any question please do not hesitate to contact me.

Council Picnic

The picnic is Saturday, September 10th at Raintree Park in Troy (John R south of 17 Mile Road). Come join our annual get together, bring your family. Please call or email me with the number of members from your family that will be coming. We need the count by September 6th.

Pancake breakfast at St. Rene

Contact Bob or Jim Pawlik to offer your help.

Pray for those serving in the military and their families.

Vivat Jesus! 

Joseph Honce III  DGK

 


FINANCIAL SECRETARY NOTE

 


CHANCELLOR’S NOTES

THE CHRISTIAN SPIRIT OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

Christopher Columbus the Standard Bearer for Christian Civilization! His first name - Christopher – "Christ Bearer". His family name - Columbus – "Dove – Holy Spirit" To show his love of the Holy Virgin Mary he named his flagship the Santa Maria - "Holy Mary. Upon landing in the New World on October 12, 1492, as the banners were being unfurled, Columbus, kneeling in prayer, claimed this New World for his Divine Master, giving the island the name San Salvador, "Holy Savior".

Columbus was a man of deep devotion. He took his faith seriously. One of his contemporaries, described him as a man of right-eousness and deep piety: "He observed the feasts of the church most faithfully, confessed and made communion often, he read the Divine Office like a churchman, he hated blasphemy and profane swearing, and was most devoted to Our Lady and to the Saint Francis." After Columbus’ death, his son Fernando would write of his father’s piety: "Whenever he wrote a letter, he would not try the pen without first writing these words, "May Jesus with Mary be with us" " This inscription is found in all of Columbus’ letters.

On May 20, 1506, the Vigil of the Ascension, Christopher Columbus lay on his deathbed at Valladolid Spain, surrounded by his fellow Franciscans and his sons. As the friars chanted prayers, Columbus’ last words echoed those of Christ on the cross: "Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit."

Christopher Columbus -- this great Catholic gentleman and explorer justly deserves an honored place in history. May his noble life and heroic deeds always be remembered. Our order, the Knights of Columbus proudly proclaim him as our namesake!

For more information, please contact: Jim Jaczkowski Chancellor, St Nicholas Council Knights of Columbus Phone- 586-651-4513 Email- jimmyjazz@comcast.net

 


               

    

Esto Dignus,  Mr. Scarchilli, Circle 5775, St. Tarcisius, Defender of the Eucharist

Chief Counselor


Membership Report

Like every Administrative Year ,we are held to goals , that we are asked to achieve. This year we are being asked to bring in ten new Members. This is a very achievable goal , but can not be reached without the help of our Membership. With a Major Degree on Oct 1, 2016 at SS Cyril & Methodius , everyone is being asked to ask a Catholic Gentleman to join our order , doing your part , helps us reach our success.

Tom Starynchak


MI Director 

A MI Drive will take place in October , money collected from this Drive help support Six Special Ed groups in Sterling Heights. This is one of are Pillars , help us achieve success. A sign up sheet will be provided at the October Mtg.

Tom Starynchak  MI Chairman  St Nicholas Council 7011


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