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 Knights of Columbus

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

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Joanne Bogedin, Brother Knight, Bob Bogedin [Mom]
Funeral Visitation and Funeral information;
Riverside Chapel - Waterford, MI
(248) 674.4181
VISITATION:   Sunday, Feb 7th,  1 - 5 PM
Holy Rosary - Waiting for Our Lady of the Lakes to respond
Funeral Service:  Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church  Feb. 8th.
5481 Dixie Highway, Waterford, MI. 48329  (248) 623.0274
Visitation: 10:30 A  1/2 hr before the Funeral Holy Mass Service
LUNCHEON / RECEPTION: following the Funeral Service - Welcome

Membership Updates

Help Wanted for the ANNUAL St Rene’s CHILI COOK OFF

Anyone that thinks they have a good chili recipe is asked to bring a crock pot full of their chili to St Rene’s on February 27, 2016 before the 4:00 PM Mass. They can drop it off in the social hall.

We are giving awards for the following categories:

1. The best tasting chili!

2. The most unusual chili!

3. The hottest chili!

When you drop your chili off for judging please let us know what categories you want to be put in. if you think you have the hottest chili please advise us so we can warn the people before they taste it. For unusual it can be made from wild game such as bear, buffalo, deer, etc., but you have to tell us what makes it unusual.

The way the contest will be judged is by the parishioners of St. Rene. After 4:00PM mass they may come and be a judge by buying 3 tickets for $3.00/person. The tickets will be different colors. They will have one vote in each category. They samples of the chili will be served by the Youth Ministry Group. You will be given a small sample of each chili for judging. Once you have determined you choices you can place the tickets in the appropriate voting container by the chili you select. Once everyone has had a chance to taste and vote, the votes will be counted and the awards will be presented.

We will be offering Hot Dogs ($1/ea.), Coney Dogs ($1.25/ea.), French Fries ($1/serving) and pop ($1/ea.) for sale. The profits from the kitchen will go to St. Nicks the St. Rene’s Men’s Club and the Youth Ministry Group will run the front of the house.

So if you have a favorite Chili Recipe please make some for us. If you do not want to cook

then please be a judge. It will be a fun evening. Everyone is welcome.


I will be entering the St Rene’s  Chili Cook Off


Please drop this form off in the office or give it to an usher. Thank you.





Orders taken by Squires and Knights after all Masses during Lent.

Hams ready for pick up on Saturday March 19 from 3 to 8pm

Winter Sausage Hams are spiral sliced    Half Hams are 7 to 8.5 lbs  Whole are 14 to 18 lbs.

One low price of $3.89 per pound   $10.00 deposit required to order hams

Please remember in your prayers 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 all the faithful departed who once walked amongst us, May they rest in peace.

Corporate Communion



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.

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 and Family Members,

Vivat Jesus!

Greetings to all of you at the beginning of the 2016 New Year. I hope you and your families had a pleasant and faith-filled Christmas and New Year even amidst all the pressures of life.

Our agenda during the last six months was to establish a fourfold focus of works that we as Knights do to support our Catholic Church and personally express our faith in these works of action. These four pillars are 1.) service to the poor (widows and orphans), 2.) support of priests and seminarians, 3.) support and promote Right to Life issues, and 4.) assist the mentally impaired.

We will open 2016 with assisting in the area of supporting Right to Life. Specifically we will be helping Brother Knight Ken Pullis and Lynn Gura in the “Letter Writing Contest” for youth to write an essay of why the Right to Life topic is so important. Soon after we will be planning the St. Pat’s Dinner scheduled March.

The M. I. Drive will also take place during Lent. We will continue to support our priests and seminarians by raising funds for them and helping them in their various ministries. We will also continue to serve those in need (the poor) in various ways during this Year of Mercy.

All of these works, as you know, is dependent on our fund raising activities of which the charity poker seems to be our main source of income at this time. I ask that members who have not helped out in the past to consider doing so. This would greatly assist our continuing the good works I have mentioned above.

Jim Wisniewski Grand Knight

Deputy Grand Knight

Brother Knights,

Happy New Year 2016 and also “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.

St. Nicholas 7011 Council Apparel Orders Now being taken: We now have enough orders to have E. A. Graphics print. However, we are waiting for anyone else – who may wish to place an order. Know, all lettering, St. Nicholas Logo, and U.S. Flag w/UNDER GOD above are embroidered – no sown on patches. Remember: Grand Knight, Past Grand Knights – order PGN next to your Name on Apparel Form. See ORDER FORM[S] .Please turn in your completed order with payment, ASAP U.S. Currency Only Checks made out to: St. Nicolas K of C Questions: Contact Brother Bob Bogedin

A Special Thank You to Our Officers & all who have provided their support and effort keeping our St. Nicholas 7011 Council performing as it has to date. I think we all agree, that a Special Thank You to Brother Knights Bob + Jim Pawlik for their continued support and effort that they’ve provided during all these years. We must not forget, our Brother Knight, Rick Yamin, who does so much behind the seen to ensure our web sites are continually up dated. Keeps us informed and helps schedule Fr. Ben’s Security Wednesday evening Catechism parking watch at S.s.C + M.

Bob Bogedin – cell # 248.225.4614 or 

Deputy Grand Knight


Welcome to 2016. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The dues notices have been mailed to all dues paying members. Membership cards will be mailed to Knights upon receipt of your dues.

Please help us keep our records current. Please email or mail any changes in your life that require us to update our records. Most importantly, provide your current active email address for savings and quicker contact. Remember, that joining us at two or more meeting in 2016, the additional assessment will be waived, if you don’t have an email address or don’t provide it for send our newsletter.

As always, any help with Take 5 program for $5.00 and $12.00 for the Fr. McGiveney Chair at Sacred Heart Seminary is welcome. Both of which are voluntary.

I hope to see you this year at one of our monthly meetings or charity events.

Joseph White PGK Financial Secretary



Brother Knights and Counselors, 

No Update

Esto Dignus,

Frank Scarchilli Chief Counselor

Circle 5775, St. Tarcisius, Defender of the Eucharist

Membership Report

New Year , same challenges , Ask a Catholic Gentleman to join the order Each year we are given Goals to reach as a council. This year, those goals are 12 new Members , as of this Date we have diminished that number by two. I have application forms from three Candidates and one transfer. So God willing , we will get these gentleman through their Degree's, and add them to our roster.

Our Goals are attainable, with the help of our Membership.

Ask a Catholic Gentleman to join our Order.

Tom Starynchak

Membership Director, St Nicholas Council #7011

MI Director

Tom Starynchak  MI Chairman  St Nicholas Council 7011

Knights of Columbus “BENEFITS NEWS” 

Insurance check-up for 2016

Can you believe it will soon be 2016? I hope that 2015 was a healthy, prosperous year for you and your family. It’s said that time flies, and the older we get, the more that statement seems true. As we review the past year and prepare to welcome a new one, we wonder where the time goes. If you’re like most people, you’ve made some resolutions for 2016. If I may, I’d like to make two suggestions regarding your resolutions.

First, write them down. A resolution is really a goal for the year and, until you commit a goal to writing, it’s nothing more than a wish. Writing a resolution down is the first step towards achieving it. Whether your goal is to lose weight, contribute more time and money to charity, read more or watch less television, you’re more likely to accomplish it if you write it down.

Second, schedule some time to visit with me, your professional Knights of Columbus insurance agent. The “insurance check-up” that I’ll provide (free of charge, by the way!) will quickly identify any gaps in your family’s life insurance program. And you’ll want to fill those gaps now, not later. Because unlike many other products, you need more than money to obtain life insurance. You also need good health, and no one will ring a bell warning you when your health is about to change. Knights of Columbus life insurance offers something precious few other financial products can – guarantee. As long as you pay your premiums, the policy proceeds will be there for your beneficiaries should something happen to you. We call that peace of mind, and that’s (as they say in the credit card commercials) priceless

LTC Is an Important Piece of the Puzzle

*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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