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Knights of Columbus

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


Meeting at St. Cyril and Methodius Activity Center 3777 18 Mile Road
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI 48314
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Officers    Activities     Membership     Supreme Council

Grand Knight   Deputy Grand Knight  Chancellor   Membership Report   Events

 

Please Help US to update our records. Please fill out this form and submit it.

Membership Updates    

HELP WANTED

Brothers, I need help on three projects:

TEXAS HOLDUM at Mr. B’s in Royal Oak on February 5 from 3:45 PM to 8:00 PM and 7:45 to 12:00 midnight and February 6 thru the 8 from 3:45 PM to 9:00 PM and 8:45 to 1:30 AM. The State mandates us to have three people there at all times. This is our biggest money maker and we can only do
this four times a year. I need your help to make this happen. Please consider giving the council five hours of your time to help.

Monthly breakfast at St. Rene’s is the second Sunday of the month and we need people to help make the event easy and fun. This activity raises money for the Seminarians. We start at 7:00 AM and are usually done by 12:30 PM.

Chili Cook Off at St. Rene’s on February 18, 2017 starts after the 4:00 PM Mass. We need four people minimum to do the event. The event last year helped to make money and good will at the Parish. The Men’s Club runs the hall and we run the kitchen. The Youth group helps the Men’s Club. This event

involves a lot of people in the parish and our exposure helps our image.

Please consider helping at one or more of the projects.

If you are interested in volunteering contact me at Jim Pawlik h-586-268-2849 or japawlik@yahoo.com
Thank you.
 

I would like to thank everyone who came out to All Saints soup kitchen to help setup, make salad and prepare the

meal for our guests. They greatly appreciate the hot meals that are prepared. I would like to thank Chef Steve
Gadzinski for making Chicken Soup from scratch that was greatly appreciated by the guests as they do not get
soup very often.
Thank You Bob Pawlik PGK

 

Events

NOTE! Meetings at Ss. Cyril and Methodius will be held after the
6:15pm Rosary and 7:00pm Mass.
JANUARY 5, 2017~8:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
JANUARY 8, 2017~PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE 8AM-NOON
JANUARY 26, 2017~ OFFICERS MEETING 7:00PM
FEBRUARY 2, 2017~8:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
FEBRUARY 5-8, 2017~ TEXAS HOLDEM 3:45pm TO 1:30am AT MR. “B’s
FEBRUARY 18, 2017~ CHILI COOK OFF 4:00-7:00
FEBRUARY 12, 2017~PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE 8AM-NOON
FEBRUARY 23, 2017~ OFFICERS MEETING 7:00PM
MARCH 1, 2017~ ASH WEDNESDAY
MARCH 3, 2017~ FISH FRY BEGINS AT ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS 4-8
MARCH 2, 2017~8:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
MARCH 12, 2017~PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE 8AM-NOON
MARCH 18, 2017~ CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER AT ST. RENE 6:30pm
 

CHILI ‐COOK OFF

Anyone that thinks they have a good chili recipe is asked to bring a crack pot full of their chili to St Rene’s on February 28, 2015 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 youhave 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 give
n 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 count ed 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 this will go to the St. Rene’s
Men’s Club and the Youth Ministry Group.
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 Chili Cook Off
Name_______________________________________________
Please drop this form off in the office or give it to an usher. Thank you.

 

ST. RENE PANCAKE BREAKFAST
PROFIT FROM THE PROCEEDS ARE FOR THE
SEMINARIANS
BREAKFASTS JANUARY 8, 2017 AND FEBRUARY 12, 2017 .
PLEASE COME OUT AND HELP AND IF YOU CAN’T HELP COME OUT AND HAVE
BREAKFAST, ALL YOU CAN EAT AND ALL WE ASK IS A FREE WILL OFFERING

 

 

Pray for those in Distress

Please remember in your prayers Brother Mario DiDonato, Brother Steve Kranson, Brother Bob Bogedin,
Brother Jim Jaczkowski, Brother Michael Gray,Dan Nowakowski PFN, Brother Frank Slanda, Brother Ron
Tanawski, Brother Joseph Zub, Brother Dan Looby, Brother Frank Valko, Brother Joe Bieniek, Brother
Marty Polleni PSD, Lori Gee daughter of PGK Michael Gray, Anna DiDonato wife of Brother Mario Di-
Donato, Brother Jim Stelzer, Florence Bogedin wife of Brother Bob Bogein, Hania White wife of Brother Joseph White, Anna DiDonato
wife of Brother Mario DiDonato, Fran Janick, Diane Weaver wife of the late Brother Dan Weaver PGK,
PFN, Janice Jalowiecki wife of the late Brother Ray Jalowiecki, Diane Sulikowski wife of Brother Larry Sul-
ikowski, Denise Mercier wife of the late Brother Jerry Mercier, Kathy Pawlik wife of Brother Bob Pawlik
Danette DiLullo daughter of the late Brother Dan Weaver PGK, PFN, Barry Fisher Friend to Greg Johnson,
Dustin Ingagiola Grandson to Andy Ingagiola, Laura Kaluszka wife of Brother Medard Kaluszka, Nico
Kruas Nephew to Brother James Jaczkowski, Jennifer Miller Daughter of Brother Ray Jendrowski, Ron and
Ester Wisnewski –in Laws to Brother James Wisnewski PGK

 

Also remember in your prayers all the faithful departed who once walked amongst us.

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.

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.

Grand Knight

Dear Brother Knights and Family members,

Vivat Jesus!

Happy New Year to all my Brother Knights and their Families. As we complete the first six months of 2016-2017 Administrative Year, let us reflect on what we have accomplished , and what challenges lay in front of us. As you know we have Four Pillars , that we as a Council support- Right to Life - The Homeless - The Mentally Impaired - and Vocations.

Our direction has allowed us to touch on each of these pillars , with five Pancake Breakfast , to support Vocations , a MI Drive , to support the mentally Impaired , Feeding the Homeless at St Leo and All Saints Soup Kitchen , two Texas Holdem supporting the various Charitable Programs we as a Council provide for accompanied by supporting Our church community , and a ministry Fair in support of Faith , what an accomplishment.

I believe we are on the right path , and a difference is being made. Now where do we go from here , well the goals are the same the challenges continue to be in front of us , and we are only as good as the efforts put forth , and we will continue to work tirelessly to accomplish these goals. My hope for 2017 is that we as a Council, continue to make a difference. I know it can only be accomplished by the efforts of everyone in the Council participating to make it happen. As we move into the next six months of the Administrative Year let's make St Nicholas Council 7011 Great.

Tom Starynchak

Grand Knight

Deputy Grand Knight

Dear Brother Knights:

CHRISTMAS DINNER

For those who were not able to attend the Christmas Dinner on Dec. 18th....we missed you. The service and food at Sajos was excellent. I extend a thank you to Jim and Barbara Wisniewski for conducting the parlor games. One of the games consisted of a full jar of small sized candy. The person who guessed the number of candies in the jar, won the jar of candy. Marilyn Jaczkowski guessed within one number of the candies in the jar. Jim Jaczkowski gave a history of the Oplatki (Christmas Wafer). We shared the Oplatki following early Polish Christian tradition. And by the way the Carol singing was pretty good.

CATECHISM SECURITY WATCH

This appeal is to those members who have completed the 'Protecting Gods Children Course “and have not committed to helping with the Wednesday catechism parking lot schedule. The time required is: 6pm to 6:30pm as the children are being dropped off- 6:30 pm to 7:15pm take a break inside the church hall - 7:15pm to 7:45pm work the parking lot until all the children have been picked up. Your help is greatly need by those who have already committed their time. Some of us are working most Wednesdays to cover the requirement of four people needed to cover the parking lot. To take the Protecting God's Children Course please check at the Parish Office for more information.

PRODIGAL MEMBERS - WE MISS YOU

The Council, in order to survive needs your support. Read the News Letter and attend the meetings to find out what is going on.

ALL SAINTS SOUP KITCHEN

A special thanks to the Knights and Squires who helped prepare and serve the food on Dec. 29th.

Brother Bob Pawlik did a superb job with his Stroganoff recipe.

Vivat Jesus

Joe Honce DGK

 

FINANCIAL SECRETARY NOTE

Happy New Year to you and your love one’s. 2107 will be a great year for St. Nicholas and the Knights of Columbus.

Please remember to mail your check for the 2017 membership year. A second notice will be in the mail on January 15th

Now is a time to make a resolution to join us at our first Thursday of each month business meeting. Please feel free to call me to learn about any of St. Nicholas Councils Events.

A thank you for your the many years of service with the K of C.

Vivat Jesus!

Joseph White

 

CHANCELLOR’S NOTES

 

               

    

Esto Dignus,  Mr. Scarchilli, Circle 5775, St. Tarcisius, Defender of the Eucharist

Chief Counselor

Membership Report

Vivat Jesus

Membership Report

Currently we have 185 Members , and of that there are 82 Insurance Members and 103 Associate Members, 13inactive, 15 Honorary Members, 54 Honorary Life Members, and Zero Disability Members. Our Goal for 2016 - 2017 Administrative Year is 12 New Members, we currently have one New Member, leaving us with 11 to go. We have one Insurance Member and our Goal is 4. Why is this important , well for us to receive our Columbian Award and attain Star Council we need to complete the Goal and meet the Challenge by June 31, 2017.

I currently have 3 New Candidates that will go through a Major Degree in January 2017 leaving us a Goal of 8 New Members by June and 3 New Insurance Members. It is attainable YES!! But only with each Member replacing themselves , by asking a Catholic Gentleman to join our Order and St Nicholas Council 7011

Help be a part of the Growth and make 2017 a Great Year.

Membership Director Tom Starynchak

 

Knights of Columbus “BENEFITS NEWS”

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In Christ, 

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