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Knights of Columbus

St. Nicholas 7011
St. Cyril and Methodius Activity Center 3777 18 Mile Road
Sterling Hgts, Mi 48314
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See Newsletter for information on these events

St. Nicholas Council Christmas Dinner – December 16, 2018  Page 9

All Saints Soup Kitchen December 26, 2018  Page 12

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 Jendrowski, 

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

 

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.  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
FUTURE DATES:
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

Vivat Jesus

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.

God Bless
Tom Starynchak
Grand Knight


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 josephwhite76@icloud.com.  


Membership

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
Registration: 8:00AM
1st Degree: 9:00AM, 2ND Degree: 10:30AM, 3rd Degree: 11:30AM, Lunch: 12:30PM

Tom Starynchak
Membership Director


MI Report

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.


Pullis’ Pro-Life Ponderings-10
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 this.
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 as possible.

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 website at www.40DaysforLife.com

Ken Pullis, Right to Life Chairman, Knights of Columbus Council 7011


Financial Secretary

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 degree work.

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 clean-up.

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
Financial Secretary
FS7011@mikofc.org
586-489-9272
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