Kathy Pawlik, Wife of Bob Pawlik
She was diagnosed with leukemia and starts chemotherapy today and it will destroy all the blast cells. The chemotherapy will last for 7 days round the clock, then they wait seven days more and do a bone marrow biopsy. Then we wait again to see if the bone marrow is healthy and producing mature cells.
Please pray for Kathy.
Please contact Mike Gray with questions at this time. 586-566-0242
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
Schedule of Corporate Communions for 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:30 pm Holy Mass Ss Cyril & Methodius Church
Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:30 pm Holy Mass Ss Cyril & Methodius Church
THERE IS A LOT HAPPENING AT YOUR COUNCIL IN THE COMING MONTHS. WE HAVE MADE DOUBLE STAR COUNCIL FOR THIS YEAR AND ARE RAPIDLY APPROACHING TRIPLE STAR COUNCIL. THE STATE KNOWS WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE DOING. DURING THE PAST FEW MONTHS I WAS APPROACHED BY MARILYN AT ST RENE’S THAT SHE HAD RECEIVED A LARGE LOT OF SHOES AND COATS THAT NO ONE WANTED TO USE, SO I CALLED BROTHER FRANCIS AT HOLY CROSS AND HE GLADLY AGREED TO PICK THEM UP AND GIVE THEM TO THE POOR IN DETROIT AND SURROUNDING AREA. WE ARE ON THE TOP OF HIS LIST.
WE HAD SEVERAL MEMBERS AND WIFE'S THAT HAVE LEFT US AND I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE MEMBERS THAT SHOWED UP AND HELP WITH THE ROSARIES. THIS IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO FOR A PST MEMBER OR HIS WIFE. WE HAVE HAD TO QUITE A FEW OF THESE IN THE PAST FEW YEARS. I GUESS THAT COMES WITH US BEING AN OLDER COUNCIL.
WE HAD A SUCCESSFUL POLISH NIGHT THAT BROUGHT OUT A FEW MEMBERS THAT HELPED AND I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THEM OUT, THANK YOU BOB AND STEVE KRANSON FOR YOUR HELP ON THAT DAY. WE NEED MORE MEMBERS TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLL OF HELPING OUT AT THESE EVENTS. THEY ARE A WAY FOR US TO MAKE MONEY TO SUPPORT OUR CHARITABLE WORKS. SOME ASK WHAT CHARITABLE WORKS? WE HAVE GONE DOWN TO DETROIT TO PUT ON A FULL MEAL FOR THE HOMELESS AND POOR IN THE SPRINGWELLS/I94 AREA. I WISH MORE MEMBERS COULD HAVE GONE WITH US TO SEE THAT WHAT WE DO DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE. IT WAS ONLY A FEW HUNDRED DOLLARS AND HALF A DAY OF WORK TO DO THIS BUT IT WAS VERY SATISFYING.
WE HAVE A CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER COMING UP NEXT MONTH THE COST $12/PERSON AND FEW HOURS OF YOUR TIME. HELP US MAKE THIS A SUCCESSFUL EVENT. I WILL BE OPENING IT UP TO THE PARISH, SO YOUR HELP WILL BE NEEDED.
WE ARE ALSO RUNNING THE KITCHEN FOR THE CHILI COOK OFF AT ST RENE’S ON FEB 28. BOB WILL NEED YOUR HELP THAT EVENING. IT WILL START AFTER 4:00 PM MASS. LAST YEAR EVERYONE HAD A GOOD TIME AND THEY ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING AGAIN THIS YEAR. THE MEN’S CLUB WILL RUN THE HALL AND THE KNIGHTS WILL RUN THE KITCHEN. PLEASE HELP.
ELECTIONS ARE COMING UP VERY QUICKLY. WE NEED A DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT AND A TREASURER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE POSITIONS.
PLEASE LET ME OR JIM W. KNOW.
Jim Pawlik, Grand Knight
Deputy Grand Knight
A SPIRITUAL VITAMIN B-12 SHOT
Recently, I met a friend who I have not seen in many years. Somehow, we got on the topic of discussing the Sacraments. He mentioned that he feels he is a Catholic in good standing, yet he does not go to Mass regularly and goes to general (public) confession once a year for his spiritual “car wash”. Sadly, this is an attitude many of our own family members and friends are adopting. Dear Brother Knights and family members, the following is what Jesus personally conveyed to St. Faustina about the Sacrament of (private) Confession , taken from her “DIARY”: (pg. 512, entry #1448, year 1937)
“Write, speak of My mercy. Tell souls where they are to look for solace; that is, in the Tribunal of Mercy (the Sacrament of Reconciliation). There the greatest miracles take place and are incessantly repeated. To avail oneself of this miracle, it is not necessary to go on a pilgrimage or to carry out some external ceremony; it suffices to come with faith to the feet of My representative (priest) and to reveal to him one’s misery, and the miracle of Divine Mercy will be fully demonstrated. Were a soul like a decaying corpse so that from a human standpoint there would be no hope of restoration and everything would be lost, it is not so with God. The miracle of Divine Mercy restores that soul in full. Oh, how miserable are those who do not take advantage of the miracle of God’s mercy! You will call out in vain, but it will be too late.”
Generous and serious words to ponder!
Deputy Grand Knight
COLUMBIAN SQUIRES – SAINT TARCISIUS DEFENDER OF THE EUCHARIST
Richard Yamin has volunteered to become Chief Counselor of the Columbian Squires. He is replacing Jeff Gura in his temporary assignment.
Richard is very enthusiastic about this opportunity. Many thanks to Mr. Jeff Gura for his efforts, time and dedication in starting the Squires.
Mr. Gura will continue his involvement with the Squires as Altar Boy liaison and Squires Advancement Counselor.
Jim Jaczkowski, K of C, St Nicholas Council, Chancellor
COLUMBIAN SQUIRES – SAINT TARCISIUS, DEFENDER OF THE EUCHARIST, CIRCLE
Fellow Knights and Squire Counselors,
Mr. Jaczkowski has been a ball of fire for the Squires! He is getting much accomplished.
-Mr. J has set up a drawer for Squires’ use. The drawer is in the filing cabinet in our meeting room. It is locked now but will be replaced with a combination lock. We need to decide who gets access.
In this cabinet will be files set up for each of the counselors, each of the Squires officers and each of the committees (Blue Folders) Files set up for forms, documents, certificates, booklets, written info, etc. (Red Folders)
There will also be a box in the drawer set up to secure the Counselor and Officer jewels after each meeting (Marshall’s duty) Spare patches and pins are also in the lock up.
-Fellow Knight, Joe Honce, has decided to join us as an advancement counselor and I believe he is in the process of submitting the application.
-Installation is quickly approaching. Read your parts. Memorize them if you can to add to the effect.
-Our first service event, Clergy appreciation, is also right around the corner.
I also want to say that the last business meeting was phenomenal. It seems to be a monthly reminder to me to grow deeper in my own faith, relationship with my sons, and relationship with other like-minded men. I am blessed.
FINANCIAL SECRETARY NOTE
$35.00 Dues for Regular members.
$14.50 Dues for Honorary members.
Michael Gray PGK Financial Secretary
Our Membership Goals for the year of Eleven New Members has been met, Hooray for us and the Council. This could not have happen without the efforts of our Membership, so pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Remember asking a Catholic to join the Order is all I ask, we have to continue to replace ourselves to assure that the Council flourishes. For us to continue the work we do ,we need Catholic Gentleman ,because each new Member allows us to make a difference, so make that difference, and ask someone to join.
St Nicholas Council #7011
Knights of Columbus “BENEFITS NEWS”
April 15 - Tax day - is right around the corner. It’s become popular this time of year to encourage the opening of an IRA or similar retirement annuity, or the depositing of additional funds into an existing account, as a tax savings vehicle. A secondary approach is to tout the rate of interest that money in one of these accounts can earn. Let me join the chorus of folks encouraging you to open or add funds to an annuity, but for a different reason.
Certainly, contributing money to a Knights of Columbus annuity will allow you to save some money on your income tax return. And our annuities do pay a very competitive interest rate, consistent with our primary goal of absolute safety of principal. Opening or adding to an annuity for these reasons, however, strikes me as taking a short-term view of a product that is designed to provide long-term security. How much security? How does a retirement income that you cannot outlive – Guaranteed – sound to you?
Here at the Knights of Columbus, you can open a retirement annuity for as little as $300. Consistent and disciplined savings placed into that annuity over time can guarantee you an income at retirement that you cannot outlive. That guarantee – along with the fact that no one has ever lost money left in a Knights of Columbus annuity (remember – absolute safety of principal), really will provide you with peace of mind.
I am happy to meet with you – at your convenience and in your home – to explain in detail the benefits of opening a Knights of Columbus annuity, along with the benefits of our top-rated life insurance and long term care insurance plans.
As you ponder all the things that may not work out as you proceed toward retirement, think about one thing you can do to help yourself – opening a Knights of Columbus annuity. It’s reasonably priced ($300 to start), guaranteed, and controlled by someone you trust – you!
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Anthony Bliss, Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council Field Agent
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
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