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St. Cyril and
Methodius Activity Center 3777 18 Mile Road
Sterling Hgts, Mi 48314
See Newsletter for information on these events
St. Nicholas Council Christmas Dinner – December
16, 2018 Page 9
All Saints Soup Kitchen December 26, 2018
Knights of Columbus “BENEFITS NEWS” “LTC Is an
Important Piece of the Puzzle” Page 11
ST. Rene Pancake Breakfast Page 5
Please remember in your prayers:
BROTHER KNIGHTS AND FAMILY
Bill Siffin, Richard Nowakowski PGK,PFN, Steve Kranson,
Joseph Zub, Dan Lobby, Frank Slanda, Ray
Faithful Deacon John Ball, Marty Polleni PSD,
Bob Pawlik, Larry Sulikowski, Jim Jaczkowski, Mike Gray PGK, PFN
Lori Gee, daughter of Michal Gray PGK,
Florence Bogedin, wife of Brother Bob Bogedin, Eleanor
Wittstock cousin off Brother Carl Bontomasi, Diane Weaver,
wife of the late brother Dan Weaver, Fran Janick wife of
Brother Bob Janick, Jennifer Miller, Daughter of Brother Ray
Jendrowski, Janice Jalowiecki, wife of the late Brother Ray
Jalowiecki, Lori Leman, Daughter of Brother Jim Pawlik,
Denise Mercier, wife of the late Brother Jerry Mercier PGK,
Laura Kaluska, wife of Brother Medard Kaluska, Mike Knudsen Brother
in law of Jim & Bob Pawlik
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.
NOVEMBER 1, 2018~ 6:30 MASS IN THE CHAPEL IN ACTIVITY CENTER
NOVEMBER 1,2018 ~ 7:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
NOVEMBER 3, 2018 ~ MAJOR DEGREE
NOVEMBER 8, 2018 ~ MEMORIAL MASS 7:00 SS. CYRIL AND METODIUS
NOVEMBER 10, 2018~DISTRICT MEMORIAL MASS AT ST. JANE 4:00 MASS
NOVEMBER 11, 2018 ~ 8-NOON PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE
NOVEMBER 29, 2018 ~ 7:00pm OFFICERS MEETING
DECEMBER 2 & 9, 2018 ~ BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT ST. RENE 8-NOON
DECEMBER 6,2018 ~ 7:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
DECEMBER 16, 2018 ~ CHRISTMAS PARTY AT SAJO’S RESTAURANT
DECEMBER 26, 2018~ALL SAINTS SOUP KITCHEN 8:00AM-2:00PM
DECEMBER 27, 2018 ~ 7:00pm OFFICERS MEETING
JANUARY 3 2018 ~ 7:00pm OFFICERS MEETING
JANUARY 13, 2018 ~ 8-NOON PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE
JANUARY 24, 2018 ~ 7:00pm OFFICERS MEETING
GRAND KNIGHT REPORT
In writing this article I asked myself, did my
article last month resonate with my brother knights. I asked each of you
to ask yourself three questions.
Why are you a member of the Knights of Columbus
Why are you a member of St Nicholas Council #7011
And we are Evangelist of are faith , are you evangelizing
The reason I ask this is because we all joined
for a reason , is it that we wanted to serve our faith while we Feed the
Homeless Help People with Intellectual Difficulties , Supporting Right
to Life and supporting our Priest, Seminarians and our Church thru
Vocations or is different from what I support. Our council has 182
members and 20 members that are truly active and the rest are just on
the books. (PARTICIPATE) in your council (BE INVOLVED) in the charitable
things we do , enjoying the fraternity and unify within our faith or
tell me what we need to do to get you involved, everybody’s opinion
helps grease the wheel.
On Thursday November 1st 2018 before our regular
meeting there will be a Mass celebrated by our chaplain Fr Paul in
remembrance of All Saints Day, a day of Holy Obligation in the Chapel in
the Activity Center. Mass will start at 6:30PM, please put it on your
Calendar and plan on being there.
On a lighter note, Happy Thanksgiving to your
family and Merry Christmas to all.
Deputy Grand Knight
Brother Knights: Vivat Jesus!
Once again, St. Nicolas Council 7011 will honor Christmas 2018 at
our Christmas dinner. This year we will get together at Sajo’s. An
invite will be emailed to all Council members. Please contact Joseph
White at (586) 556 2122 if you do not have an email account. Dinner
will be on Sunday December 16, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
Ticket for dinner $30.00 each. Deadline November 22, 2018. Location:
36470 Moravian, Clinton Twp., MI 48035. Once again, please contact
DGK Joseph White at 586 556 2122 or email email@example.com.
Here is our chance to hit
the ball out of the park and win the game. On Saturday November 3rd
2018 their will be a Major Degree that our Council is Hosting. All
the Brother Knights that our 1st Degree members this is your chance
to complete your Knighthood in the Order. Please consider completing
this task at this degree. And all those Catholic Gentleman that all
of my Brother Knights know who are not members yet ask them to join
and help us build our council. (See schedule below)
If you plan on participating in this degree please dress
appropriately , please where a coat and tie , plus help is needed
for this event , see you all then.
Major Degree: Saturday
November 3rd 2018
1st Degree: 9:00AM, 2ND Degree: 10:30AM, 3rd Degree: 11:30AM, Lunch:
On October 13th & 14th
2018 six Brother Knights took time out of their busy lives to make a
difference by enduring the cold weather, standing on their feet, and
humbling themselves to raise money for People with intellectual
difficulties. Thank you for your your support. As of the amount we
collected within those 2 days it was in excess of $700.00 dollars ,
the change is still be counted. come to my next meeting I will have
the final results. (See below as to which Brother Knights help make
a difference. Gerald Eichbauer, Larry Sulikowski, Tom Langston,
Anthony Fiorelli, Michael Di Di Gregorio, Tom Starynchak.
WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BE CATHOLIC! WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BE PRO-LIFE!
As you know, The Knights
of Columbus have been Pro-Life from their inception.
There is a Pro-Life
organization called “40 Days for Life.” One of the eventual
cofounder’s (David Bereit) father was dying of cancer and his last
request was “Pray with me to end abortion.” Unknown to David his
father had initially wanted
him to be aborted but the girl friend- who later married his father-
refused. At that, moment abortion became personal for David.
David gathered with his
buddies from Texas A&M who were fellow Knights of Columbus. They all
agreed that something had to be done to stem the increasing tide of
abortions in their town but again did not know how to accomplish
Someone suggested a twenty-four hour prayer vigil outside the local
abortion clinic. Later someone suggested doing this vigil for forty
consecutive days. All of these suggestions seemed quite daunting and
impossible. David said he would begin by recruiting as many Knights
David later met Shawn
Carney, the other cofounder, who was working for Coalition for Life,
a local Pro-Life organization.
They did not know how to start or the best way to be effective for
this new, vital ministry. They prayed for guidance and developed an
initial plan to achieve their objectives. Funding was a serious
problem at the start. They were all volunteers but still needed
finances for some operating costs. Then a former Grand Knight, who
had been attending many Pro-Life events for years, presented them
with a check for $10,000. They were could not believe their eyes.
They held their first
forty-day vigil in Texas in 2004. The Knights led the night shifts
(no pun intended) for every
night for the first vigil. After they finished their first 40 days
vigil they were exhausted and thought at that time that was a
strictly local and a once in a lifetime event.
Well, to make a long
story short, since then their organization has grown to be an
international one being represented in hundreds of cities around the
world. It is estimated that more than 14,000 babies , and still
counting, have been saved as well as many former Planned Parenthood
and other abortion provider workers. Over 170, have come over to the
Pro-Life side, including Abby Johnson, former Director of a Planned
Parenthood facility in Texas and a regional employee of the year,
who converted after eight years of witnessing these vigils outside
her facility. In addition, there have been over 750,000 volunteers
for these vigils and scores, over 95, of Planned Parenthood
facilities have closed.
What a great Pro-life
story and what a great impact the Knights had on this great cause.
For more information on this organization, please visit their
Ken Pullis, Right to Life
Chairman, Knights of Columbus Council 7011
Hello everyone! I have got a whole lot of information for you
this newsletter….lots of exciting things going on!
First is our Major Degree on Saturday, November 3. Invitations
were sent out across the Diocese and to all of our 1st Degree
members in the hope of having a sizeable class. The class honoree
for all of the degrees will be SK Mario Di Donato. Registration
starts at 8AM outside the Fr. Mikus Hall at SSC&M Church. Degree
work will start at 9 AM, with the 2nd and 3rd Degrees to follow.
Lunch will be provided after the 3rd Degree. Help is always needed
and welcomed to make the Major Degree a success, including guards,
registration desk, kitchen help, and of course, audiences for the
Secondly, dues notices will be going out on December 1. I will be
following the standard protocol of a 1st Notice sent on or about
December 1, 2nd notice sent on or about January 1, Knight Alert sent
on or about February 1, and Intent to Suspend on or about March 1.
Brother Knights who do not pay their lawful dues will be suspended
from the Order per the retention guidelines implemented by Supreme.
During my membership audit, I found some members that have been
seriously remiss in their dues payments, so there’s going to be some
Also with regards to dues, expect to see voluntary assessments
such as Holy Cross Services (formerly known as Boysville), and the
Take 10 (formerly Take 5) on your dues notice. These assessments are
VOLUNTARY. You have to pay your lawful Council dues ($35), but the
other two are VOLUNTARY. You can pay them if you wish.
As always…if you have a financial hardship, are disabled, or are
in general need of assistance, please let me know. All requests are
kept in the strictest confidence. I can work with any situation to
make sure you do not lose your years of service and your fraternal
benefits. Remember, “It is our bounden duty, therefore, to aid and
assist our Brother, by counsel, encouragement, sympathy and support,
both moral and material.” Help us help you and your family.
Here's a piece of good news…we now accept credit cards along with
cash and personal checks! The council has signed up with Cardpointe,
and I can now accept credit cards on my phone and my laptop/tablet.
We can now accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and Federal Express
cards for dues payments and event tickets (like the Reverse Raffle,
Ham Sales, Christmas Dinner, etc.). I will be working with the
program directors to make accepting cards as easy as possible. It is
anticipated that sales and dues receipts will increase now that
people don’t have to have cash or a checkbook on hand. Yes, we’re
moving into the 21st century!
One last piece of housekeeping…if you are sick, or if you pass
on, please make sure your family knows to contact the Council,
either myself or the Grand Knight. We need to know so we can notify
members to visit or to fall out for your Rosary Service if you pass.
We also need to notify the Insurance Agent in the event that other
benefits need to be provided (insurance proceeds, payouts, etc.). If
you are a 4th Degree member, a Chalice Ceremony needs to be
coordinated as well. These are YOUR benefits. You are entitled to
them. Make sure your family knows!
And finally, from my house to yours, have a Happy Thanksgiving
and a joyful Advent Season!
Carl J. Bontomasi, PGK