Sterling Heights Council 7011
• 41233 Ryan Road,
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
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.
JULY 28, 2017~ OFFICERS MEETING 6:00PM
JULY 9, 2017 ~ CLERGY NIGHT
JULY 12-15, 2017~ TEXAS HOLDEM AT FIVE STAR
JULY 21, 2017~COUNCIL PICNIC
AUGUST 9-12, 2017~ BVM TEXAS HOLDEM AT FIVE STAR
DEC 17, 2017~ CHRISTMAS PARTY AT SAJOS
NOTICE STARTING WITH THE NEW FISCAL YEAR IN JULY THE MEETING TIME
WILL CHANGE TO 7:00.
GRAND KNIGHT REPORT
Vivat JesusI would like to first start with thanking the Officers for
the 2016 - 2017 Administrative
Year for their Unselfish Dedication towards the running of the Council.
made a difference. As for the New Officers Thank You for choosing to
continue in your
efforts to meet the Goals set for us by the Knights of Columbus , and
the Goals we as a
Council set for ourselves. As we work as a Team, there is nothing that
we cannot do with a
collective of men that truly strive to make a difference.
With the start of the New Administrative Year,
there will be Challenges along with Change, as they say Change is
Inevitable Opportunity is Optional, let us embrace the Change and work
within it to make a significant difference. Our new Pastor will have his
own Style and Ideas for the Direction of our Church Community, and as we
are a part of that, we will help him accomplish those Goals and help
demonstrate our Commitment to our Church and Faith giving of ourselves
for the Common Goal.
Thank you to the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Men's
club for donating five hundred dollars to the Knights for our help with
the Fish Fry. This money will go to supporting another Seminarian.
Let me just say it has been a pleasure working
as the Grand Knight of our Council, and with your Assured Confidence
with my Leadership and that of the my fellow Officers we will continue
to strive to make that significant difference within our Church and
Surrounding Community, Thank You
Deputy Grand Knight
Brother Knights: Vivat Jesus!
The election of officers for the 2017-2018 Fraternal Year was
held on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
Grand Knight: Tom Starynchak, Deputy Grand Knight: Joe
Honce III, Advocate: Mike Gray Warden: Mario DiDonato,
Treasurer: Carl Bontomasi,, Recorder: Jon Schnellbacher,
Chancellor: James Jaczkowski, Inside Guard: Ed Byrge,
Outside Guard: Anthony Fiorelli, Trustee
3-Yr: John Brady
THE CATECHISM “PARKING LOT WATCH” IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!!
The weekly (Wednesday) catechism classes for 2017-2018 will commence
in September 2018. The sign-up schedule will be published in August
(or as soon as I receive the schedule). Your HELP is needed. If you
have not completed the “Protecting God’s Children Course”, contact
the parish office to arrange for this course. The Criminal
Background Check Authorization Form is available at the council
The monthly “Praying of the Rosary at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church”
will commence at 6:15 P.M. Brother Knights please participate in
this prayer. Currently there are only five or six who assist in this
powerful prayer. We are a witness to the church as praying men.
The Saint Nicholas annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner will be held on
July 9th, 2017 in the Fr. Mikus Hall. This event is open to St.
Nicholas Members Blessed Virgin Mary Assembly members, their wives
or guest, invited clergy, seminarians, Squires and their leaders.
The KofC Catering Service under the supervision of Chef Bob Pawlik
will cater the dinner. If you can help with this event please
contact Bob Pawlik. The cost for the Dinner will be reasonable.
Tickets to be sold in advance. Cost and menu will be published in
the June newsletter. DO NOT DELAY IN PURCHASING YOUR TICKETS.
ATTENDANCE COUNT IS NEEDED.
The picnic is Friday, July 21st (starts at 4:00 p.m.) at Raintree
Park in Troy (John R south of 17 Mile Road). Come join our annual
gathering, bring your family. Please call or email me with the
number of members from your family that will be coming. We need the
count by July 14th.
The Christmas Dinner is December 17th, 2017 (Sunday), Sajo’s
Restaurant. The dinner menu and price will be discussed and
published at the upcoming meetings.
Pancake breakfast at St. Rene - Will resume in September. Contact
Bob or Jim Pawlik to offer your help.
Pray for those serving in the military and their families.
Joseph Honce III DGK
I had a conversation with Father Elijah Washington yesterday. He
confirmed that he will be leaving Ss Cyril & Methodius parish.
He will leave on August 31.
As a brother knight, chaplain of our council and Sir Knight I
would suggest that our council and assembly present him with a
Jim Jaczkowski Chancellor
Pullis’ Pro-Life Ponderings-2WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BE CATHOLIC!
WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BE PROLIFE!
Hope everyone appreciates all the good things happening now in
the Catholic Church and in the Pro-Life movement. The following is
an update on our current pro-life activities:
- As previously discussed our Council 7011 is participating in the
Knights of Columbus Baby Bottle Initiative program to raise funds
for a pregnancy center which is both pro-life and has Catholic
principles. The local council has to raise, sometimes over multiple
years, half of the funds to enable the center to purchase an
ultrasound machine and then the Supreme Council matches the local
council’s funds, thereby providing a free machine to the center.
Since 2009, state and local councils have
teamed up with the Supreme Council, funding more than 785 ultrasound
machines for pro-life pregnancy care centers.
We have received approvals from the State and Supreme Councils to
take the lead position
on one pro-life pregnancy care center, The Lennon Pregnancy Center
in Dearborn Heights. This center has been in existence since 1984
dealing with clients from more than fifty ZIP codes. The Lennon
Center provides approximately 300 free ultrasounds per year, as well
as free counseling, parenting, mentoring and other classes for
parents for up to five years. Their ultrasound machine is more than
seven years old while the normal replacement time for these machines
is six years. The cost for a replacement machine is approximately
$18,000. Thus if our council, together with other councils, raises
approximately $9,000 the Supreme Council will match that amount,
thus enabling this center to purchase a replacement machine.
We still need volunteers to help us collect these bottles at the
Masses on July 22-23, 2017. Please contact me at 586-939-8525 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to help us out in this massive project. This
Initiative is not about the Knights, St. Cyril’s or even the Lennon
Center. It is about saving more babies.
Well I could go on and on but I think you can see what a
tremendous pro-life activity
this Initiative is. Please pray that our efforts are successful.
Until the next update, Vivat Jesus, may God bless you and keep you
in His care!
Ken Pullis, Right to Life Chairman, Knights of Columbus Council 7011
Knights of Columbus “BENEFITS NEWS”
ONLY HAVING INSURANCE “Through Work” DOESN’T WORK.
Do you know anyone whose life or career has drastically changed
during these years of economic
downturn? It’s very likely that someone in your immediate or
extended family or group of friends is
facing financial uncertainty. Maybe there’s a possibility that you
(or your spouse) could change employers, or even lose your job.
Too many people have often relied on group term life insurance as
their only safety net. Often, this
insurance is an employee been fit provided at low or no cost. The
existence of this coverage might convince someone that
personally-owned life insurance is not necessary.
But only having “through work” insurance can leave you and your
family vulnerable. Most group life insurance policies are limited in
amount, which may be tied to salary or some other benchmark. These
numbers are often capped, and this cap may be dangerously low when
compared to your family’s actual needs. In fact, a detailed needs
analysis that evaluates your specific situation, will likely show
that any employer-provided coverage falls short. In addition, the
amount of group insurance offered is almost always reduced,
sometimes dramatically, when you retire. You could one day find
yourself without coverage, and if your health has changed (which it
will as you age), you might
also find yourself unable to secure individual protection. At the
very least, it will definitely be more expensive.
While group life insurance can help, it does not replace the need
for individually owned life insurance. I’ll be happy to
meet with you and provide a no-cost needs analysis, so you’ll know
exactly where you stand.
While group life insurance can help, it does not replace the need
for individually owned life insurance.
I’d like to meet with you in your home, at your convenience. I’ll
work with you to make sure your family is protected.
As a brother Knight you can trust, I’ll take the stress and worry
out of the buying decision.
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PS – In May, at the State Meeting on Mackinaw Island, I received
the State Deputy’s Award for 2016, which is the highest award in the
State that I can obtain for my service as a Field Agent. An award
like this doesn’t happen in a vacuum, but is the result of the
members of my Councils taking the time to see me throughout the
year. I appreciate and thank each of you for helping me to achieve
such a high honor.
Anthony Bliss PGK FICF– Knights of Columbus Supreme Council
Insurance – Field Agent
750 Pine Ridge Lane, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Cell 248-224-4396 Email
This. Administrative Year has been a Challenge in meeting the Goals
set for us by the Knights of Columbus. Our goal was to bring in 12
new Members, which is not a hard Goal to reach if every Member would
just replace themselves by asking a Catholic Gentleman to join the
Order. Have you done this, or have you said that is not my job, but
that of the Membership Chairman or someone else. Ask yourself, am I
doing my part. Please Consider asking someone to join our Order, and
help us continue, to do the good work we do, with more individuals
that choose to make a difference. We currently have four new Members
with the potential of one more before the end of this Administrative
Year which is June 30th a bit short of our Goal, but at least five
new Members Strong. I am considering having the Council pay the
Yearly Dues of any Member that brings in a New Member during the
next Administrative Year. So if you know of a Catholic Gentleman
that you would like
to see a part of our Council ask them to join and reap the benefit.