Saturday, January 24, 2015 4:00 pm Holy Mass Corporate Communion - St Rene Church
Sunday, May 17, 2015 9:30 am Holy Mass Corporate Communion - Ss Cyril & Methodius Church
Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:30 pm Holy Mass Corporate Communion - Ss Cyril & Methodius Church
COLUMBIAN SQUIRES Sponsored by Saint Nicholas Council #7011 will be at Saint Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church
INVESTITURE CEREMONY of NEW SQUIRES, Saturday - February 7, 2015. Investiture Ceremony at 2:00 pm. Holy Mass at 4:00 pm
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
Christmas is coming on quickly. We have several events planned for December.
First we have breakfast with Santa at St Reneís on December 7 and 14. We start cooking at 7:00AM and can use your help preparing
the food and cleaning the hall.
Second item is our annual Christmas party which is at Jovanís on December 21 at 5:00PM. Tickets are available from the officers and are $25/person or $35 per couple. We had a great time last year, please join us.
Third item is the Texas Holdíem at 5 Star bowling on 16 mile. It is December 9 to the 12 from 6PM to 2 AM. We need three people for each shift which is 6-10 and 10 to 2. This is the main event we host to raise money. Please help and volunteer a few hours of your time.
We have received the Star Council award for last yearís efforts. We are on track for making Star Council again this year. Thank you everyone for your elp in attaining this.
We are starting a Squires group for young men. If your son is between 10-18 years of age they are eligible to join. This will give the council a good farm system to keep the council going in the future. We or you may be asked to help out with a program or event with the squire group and I am sure we can find the time to help them. One of our new members, Jeff Gura, will be heading up the program for the Squires. Welcome to the Knights Brother Jeff and thank you for taking on this responsibility.
Some of you have noticed that our old building is up for sale again. Hopefully they find a buyer since they were not able to convert the building for different uses. Their final payment is due in the spring.
Let me take this time to wish everyone a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Safe and Joyous New Year from Mary and I.
Thank you and Vivat Jesu!
Deputy Grand Knight
Gloria Martinez, the administrator for All Saints soup kitchen called me several days ago and asked if the Knights would help them and sponsor a meal for Monday December 29th., 2014. Seems the economy is still tight, most of the soup kitchens in Detroit are operating at full speed. Gloria stated she could really use the help.
I called our Grand Knight and Jim gave the OK. Just need to make a motion and second it at the Dec. meeting. Gloria stated that she was appreciative of our help last year and would like to see if the Knights would consider continuing their involvement for 2015. If members are open to this we can discuss it at future meetings.
Iíll send an e-mail out to Mike Gray with more specific info so that he can forward it to the general membership
Deputy Grand Knight
Brother Knights...it is my pleasure to have become a 1st Degree Knight on Tuesday, November 11, 2014! For those of you who do not know me, I have been, under the direction of Fr. Ben, the Altar Boy Captain for the past 7~8 years. Since mid September I have been working closely with Fr. Ben and Jim Jaczkowski in forming a Columbian Squires Circle within the St. Nicholas Council here at Saints Cyril & Methodius.
On October 25 Fr. Ben and I held an invitation only meeting with 15 altar boys as prospective Squires. The boys came dressed in "nice" jeans and button up shirts. We enjoyed a pizza dinner and watched a movie. Together, we explored the Knights of Columbus website and conducted the meeting in an open Q&A format.
We have seen a strong interest from them , resulting in 20 altar boys filling out Squires Application Form 280 at yesterday's November 22 meeting. This meeting was organized and led by Jim Pawlik, Jim Jaczkowski, Tom Starynchak, Bill Corey (Michigan State Squires Representative), Fr. Ben, and myself. I have been appointed as Chief Counselor and Advancement Counselors will be assigned soon. We have selected Tommy Fournier as temporary Squires Chief and Angelo Stegner as temporary Membership Chairman. Tommy and Angelo rank among our finest Black Cassock Altar Boys with their knowledge and leadership skills.
For this Friday, November 28, Tommy will call for a meeting from 6pm-7pm for the purpose of creating a name for their Squires Circle, Electing Officers, and to establish a dress code for meetings, outings, and formal events.
We hope to be Chartered January, 2015 with an Investiture Ceremony to follow!
God Bless you, Jeff Gura, Chief Counselor
FINANCIAL SECRETARY NOTE
Its that time of year again and I will be collecting dues at the December meeting.
$35.00 Dues for Regular members.
$14.50 Dues for Honorary members.
There is the usual Take 5 program for $5.00 and $12.00 for the Fr. McGiveney Chair at Sacred Heart Seminary. Both of which are voluntary.
Please if you are having problems paying your dues contact the Grand Knight so you are not suspended for nonpayment of dues.
Dues notices will be sent by email to those with email and USPS mail to those who donít.
Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year
Michael Gray PGK
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
Once again we make a difference. On November 13, 2014 we distributed checks to six Special Ed Programs within our Sterling Heights Community.
Six Thousand Dollars was given out in support of these programs. Each year we raise money to support these programs through the sale of Tootsie Rolls on Palm Sunday Weekend , to Texas Holdems and monthly dinners.
The money helps the Mentally Impaired within Sterling Heights. Charity is the First principal of the order, and it is what it's all about. Let us continue to make a difference within our Council, Church and Community ,as far as I'm concern this is Gods way ,and our duty.
MI Chairman St Nicholas Council #7011
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.
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