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 Knights of Columbus

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

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Membership Updates

NEXT MEETING IS November 6  

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

The Knights of Columbus, we are a band of brothers, a network of men around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor.

The Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of Catholic men, each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time.

We stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles we cherish while lending our support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knight. 

The K of C - Saint Nicholas Council will host a Major Degree Ceremony at Saint Cyril and Methodius parish on Saturday October 25, 2014.

If you have ever thought about joining our Order, now is the time.

If you have a friend who is interested in joining the Knights of Columbus, now is the time.

If you are a first or second degree knight and would like to advance to the third degree, now is the time.  

A man wishing to join the Knights will be able to advance through the first, second and third degrees of our Order all in one morning.

You will arrive as a candidate and leave as a full Knight.

To take advantage of this program - please call Tom Starynchak at (586) 489-8661

James Jaczkowski

Knight of Columbus

Chancellor – Saint Nicholas Council

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.

NEXT MEETING IS November 6   


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

Every Monday is Senior Corner at Sunnybrook11:00 till 3:00

Grand Knight

Vivat Jesus

Activities for the council are picking up and we need your help. We are going to be doing Texas Holdem again at Five Star Bowling Alley. New management has started there and they are already booked for the year. I have reserved dates of: November 25, 26 and 28 for this year. This is the only time we can make money this year.

March 31 to April 3 of 2015 ~ April 21 to April 24 of 2015

May 12 to May 15 of 2015 ~ July 14 to July 17 of 2015

St. Rene’s Men’s Club is doing it on April 14-17, 2015 and June 2-5, 2015

St Rene’s Men’s Club is hosting the second annual chili cook off on February 7, 2015 after the 4:30 Mass. They will handle the hall and trophies and the council will handle the kitchen. The Youth Group will assist the handing out of chili samples as they did last year.

We have a district Corporate Communion at St Jane’s on October 12, 2014 at 9:00AM Mass. Please plan on attending.

We also have a major degree on Oct 25, 2014 at 9:00AM at Father Mikus Hall. All are welcome that have gone thru the third degree. If you are just a first degree member then this would be an excellent time to complete your degree. Bob will need some help in the kitchen to cook a light meal for the candidates.

Breakfasts at St Rene’s is on October 19, Bob and the regulars need your help on that day. I will be on vacation from Oct 11 to Oct 24 and will not be available. The other dates for Breakfasts are Nov. 9, and Breakfast with Santa on Dec 7 and 14.

We are also having a Christmas Party on December 21, 2014 at Jovan’s Steak House on Dodge Park north of 15 Mile Road. The time is 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Tickets are available from the officers at $20 per person or Two for $35. There will be cash bar for alcoholic drinks. Coffee and pop are included with the meal. We had a great time last year and invite everyone to join us.

Our November 6 meeting will be different. We will all attend Mass at 7:00PM for our departed brothers and sisters that have gone before us. This Mass will be for the deceased members of St. Nick’s council and the Blessed Virgin Mary Ass’y. There will be a very short meeting following the Ceremony and then we will have refreshments and desert.

I have another request from Tom S to have everyone invite and bring a fellow knight to the meetings. We want to increase our presence and we can do this by inviting a fellow knight to the meeting and brining him to it.

Thank you and Vivat Jesu!

Jim Pawlik

Grand Knight

Deputy Grand Knight

It seems we’re increasingly inundated by a barrage of bad news, be it on CNN, radio, or the web. From ISIS to Ebola, it seems the devil has a strategy to keep us anxious, fearful, and feeling hopeless. I guess bad news sells.
Well here’s some good news. While the recent death of Fr. Val has indeed invoked grief in all of us who knew him, I acknowledge the GOOD NEWS, of what Christ accomplished in him over those sixty years of priestly ministry. Literally, he ministered to multi-thousands of people, in the spectrum of their lives, from Baptisms, Confessions, Confirmations, Weddings, Sacrament of the Sick, to Funerals. When his parishioners were in need this simple, humble priest was there for them. Simply put, he taught them about the Saints, our faith, the love of Jesus Christ for them, and the importance of having a true devotion to Mary. He truly emptied himself out to the end as a faithful, dedicated priest of God.
Now CNN might not view his priestly life as newsworthy, but I’m sure there were myriads of angels rejoicing as they watched him over all those years bringing faith, hope, and love to all he met.
There’s a saying, “we can curse the darkness or light a candle.” In other words, we have a choice. We can either let ourselves be negatively affected by the current darkness or we can each, individually, seek to be Christ’s light in this world. Thanks Fr. Val for being such a great example. You will be missed!!

Jim Wisniewski

Deputy Grand Knight



We have only 7 men who have helped. Where are the rest??

Every Week is Phil Dara and Mario (these two men are there EVERY WEEK)

Rotating Men are  Bob Bogedin, Joe Honce III, Jim Jaczkowski, Jon Ruthenbeck and Rick Yamin. It is a let down that more men will not help when we have a function or to raise money. The same few are the core of the 3rd degree.

We need help with Texas Hold-em, Pancake Breakfast (St Rene)

Rick Yamin

Starting mid September through next March the Knights help is needed on Wednesday nights 6:00 to 8:00pm with the parking lot for Catechism. Please call Rick Yamin 586-243-8462 or email him at rickyamin314@hotmail.com.

Whatever time you can volunteer would be greatly appreciated. If enough guy’s sign up then it could be every other week or monthly it all depends on how many sign up to help protect the children from possible accidents in the parking lot as cars are trying to drop off and pickup children.

Program Director (needed)

We are still in need of Men to fill other nonelected positions. If you are interested or want to know what the position requires of you call the Grand Knight and he will explain it to you.

Jim Pawlik  586-268-2849


The Senior Corner meets at Sunnybrook on Mondays at 11:00 in the banquet center.

For more information on trips and other events, come to our meetings, eat lunch with us and visit awhile.

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