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 Knights of Columbus

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

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Brother Knights of the St Nicolas Council and of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assembly congratulate Father Ben on entering the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus.

Father Ben achieved the highest degree of our Order at a ceremony on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Father Ben is the pastor of Ss Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. 

The Knights of Columbus are dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. A First Degree exemplification ceremony, by which a man joins the Order, explicates the virtue of charity. He is then said to be a First Degree Knight of Columbus. After participating in the next two degrees, he rises to the status of that degree.  The second degree focuses on unity, while the third degree centers on fraternity.  After taking their third degree, Knights are eligible to enter the fourth degree, the primary purpose of which is to foster the spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic citizenship.

Jim Jaczkowski

Chancellor St Nicholas Council



Membership Updates

Christmas Dinner at Sajo's is with tax and tip is $26.25 per person. Your reservation with payment must be in to us by November 17th. No ticket at the door. You have a choice of 4 entrees . This dinners will be selected at the October Meeting. We will then send our in the newsletter what dinners will be available to order.

There is no refunds once November 17 is here.  BASIC DINNER TWO doesn't mean for two people, it is the menu name. Remember the cost for your dinner is $26.25 with tax and Tips Per Person

COST IS $20.99 plus tip and taxes is $26.25 each person



NOTE! Meetings at Ss. Cyril and Methodius will be held after the 6:30pm Rosary and 7:00pm Mass. 








NOVEMBER 5, 2016~ST. LEO SOUP KITCHEN 4860 15th ST. DETROIT 8:00-2:00



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 DiDonato,

Kathy Pawlik wife of Brother Bob Pawlik PGK, Florence Bogedin wife of Brother Bob Bogein, Rachel (Jaczkowski) Sobolic, Hania White wife of Brother Joseph White , Anna DiDonato wife of Brother Mario DiDonato 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 Bob and Audrey Lemon Inlaws of Brother Bob Pawlik, Jolie Renee Grandaughter of Brother Jim Jaczkowski, Brother Ray Cynar and all the faithful departed who once walked amongst us.

On August 27 after 23 hours of labor I delivered our sweet girl.

Jolie Renee Sobolic was simply beautiful. She never had the chance to open her eyes to our world but she did to God instead. My soul is now tired and will need some healing. I love and cherish the time we had with her, she fought so incredibly hard. Not only does she share my fighting spirit she shares my birth date as well.

We will miss everything that could have been in her life but she did not leave the world without a mark.

She taught us patience and virtue. She taught us that life is so very precious. Jolie is our "Sunshine". I have no doubt that she had everything to do with that wilted little sunflower we planted in her honor blooming so tall and bright on August 27th.

I thank you everyone for your support through our journey, all our love.

Rachel (daughter of brother Knight, Jim Jaczkowski),

Mark, Paige & Nevada


Dear Jolie,

When you were born, your mommy and daddy let me hold you.

I wish I could hold you again, you were so beautiful.

I wish I could lie you on my chest and hum you to sleep.

But little girl, God has a different plan for you.

I wish I could tell you all the things that I have in my heart and in my mind.

But Jolie, that will have to wait, at least for a little while.

We will all meet you again, someday, in the not too distant future.

I know you will recognize us when that time comes, we will look for you.

Little girl, you have been through so much in the six months that you were with your mom!

So much more than some people have gone through in an entire lifetime.

Jolie, this is your time to rest; our time will follow.

Jolie, your mommy knows you more intimately than some people who have known others for years.

Your mommy, daddy and sisters love you so very much.

We thank them for letting us be part of your life and letting us know you.

You will always be in their hearts and in our hearts.

Jolie, our little saint; all life is precious, all life is so short.

We no longer need to ask God to help you, as you are at peace with Him now.

Rather, we will ask you to ask God to help us.

Jolie, even though we have never heard you speak your first word, you have taught us so much:

- The sanctity of Life and the humble acceptance of God’s Holy Will,

- Strength and Courage when faced with adversity,

- Hope and Faith when challenged by the unknown,

- Love and Loyalty of family.

Jolie, we will talk about these things when we meet again, until then our Holy Faith will sustain us.

Little girl, you know well the story about your sunflower.

It bloomed so beautifully yesterday!

Whenever we see a sunflower, we will think of you.

And we promise you - that every time we speak the name “Jolie”, we will smile.

Spać z Bogiem wnuczka,

(Sleep with God granddaughter),

Your dziadzia,



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!

There are Four Pillars that make up the Councils Mission and Direction , they are Right to Life , The Homeless ,The Mentally Impaired , and Seminarians.

These are the Pillars that we as a Council work hard to support , the participation of our Membership is extremely important in supporting these Pillars for ultimate success ,so consider being apart of our mission and direction and help make a difference. Now that we have successfully completed the first two months of our Administrative Year , completing the Installation of our new officers , a Church Festival and a successful Texas Holdem.

We embark on the next two months which will be a bit busier with a Pancake Breakfast at St Rene , a Council Picnic at Raintree Park , a Ministry Fair , a Major Degree , a MI Drive and a Fellowship for the Church , again help will be needed , so please be a part of one or more of these Events. We are Evangelist of our Faith so let's walk the walk and Talk the Talk and hopefully we will make that difference.

Tom Starynchak

Grand Knight

Deputy Grand Knight

Brother Knights: As the Deputy Grand Knight my responsibility is to assist the Grand Knight.  

From the song “Its summer time and living has been easy” and now we have some work ahead.


The weekly (every Wednesday) catechism classes for 2016-2017 will commence on September 14, 2016. I have sent out the schedule for September – December to all those Brother Knights who assisted last year. Some have replied and others have not. There are six positions that have to be filled on the schedule. Please contact me. In October I will be publishing the schedule for January – May 2017. Please respond to this call for Help. Those who assist week after week would appreciate the help. If you have not completed the “Protecting God’s Children Course” arrange to do so. Contact the parish office to arrange for this course.

Monthly Rosary

The monthly “Praying of the Rosary at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church” will commence at 6:00 PM until further notice. More Brother Knights are needed to participate. Currently there are only 5 or 6 who participate in this powerful prayer. We are a witness to the church as praying men.

Christmas Dinner

The Christmas Dinner is December 17, 2016 (Saturday), Sajo’s Restaurant. The dinner menu is published in this newsletter (Page 5). We have a choice of any four entrees. Look it over and bring your selection to the December 1st Business Meeting. You can also email me by December 1st. You can select several choices. We will decide on four of the most popular entrees. Any question please do not hesitate to contact me.

Council Picnic

The picnic is Saturday, September 10th at Raintree Park in Troy (John R south of 17 Mile Road). Come join our annual get together, 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 September 6th.

Pancake breakfast at St. Rene

Contact Bob or Jim Pawlik to offer your help.

Pray for those serving in the military and their families.

Vivat Jesus! 

Joseph Honce III  DGK






2000 CROSS DISPLAY Ss Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church

Thursday September 15, 2016 to Tuesday September 27, 2016


We will be working in front of the church after the 9:00 am Holy Mass each day.

For more information, please contact: Jim Jaczkowski Chancellor, St Nicholas Council Knights of Columbus Phone- 586-651-4513 Email-



The Columbian Squires – Saint Tarcisius Circle 5775 have been presented with these two awards by the State Director:

1.     Harry Forbes Award – awarded to the Circle that added the most new members in the past year.  St. Tarcisius Circle added 5 new members.

2.     Service Award – awarded to the Circle whose service project was selected by the State Director

            The service award especially represents the special character of our Circle. As a model of the youth Christ, we were made to serve others and our Circle has worked together very hard to do just

Great job Squires!!! 

Esto Dignus,

Mr. Scarchilli,

Circle 5775, St. Tarcisius, Defender of the Eucharist

Chief Counselor

Membership Report

Like every Administrative Year ,we are held to goals , that we are asked to achieve. This year we are being asked to bring in ten new Members. This is a very achievable goal , but can not be reached without the help of our Membership. With a Major Degree on Oct 1, 2016 at SS Cyril & Methodius , everyone is being asked to ask a Catholic Gentleman to join our order , doing your part , helps us reach our success.

Tom Starynchak

MI Director 

A MI Drive will take place in October , money collected from this Drive help support Six Special Ed groups in Sterling Heights. This is one of are Pillars , help us achieve success. A sign up sheet will be provided at the October Mtg.

Tom Starynchak  MI Chairman  St Nicholas Council 7011

Knights of Columbus “BENEFITS NEWS”  

The initial reaction for many people when you mention life insurance as a gift is a quick step back and a questioning stare. “How morbid,” they think. While it may seem that way when you first mention it, life insurance is really a thoughtful gift that can be a financial life preserver in tough times.

The problem with life insurance is the general perception. Many think of death instead of the great benefits it provides, and the security that it offers – even while you’re alive.. Life insurance should be thought of as a precautionary protective measure for a family unit. The purchase of this product can mean saving your home, sending your children to college, and preserving your spouse’s quality of life in the event of your death.

One of the times you may want to purchase life insurance for someone is when a family has a new baby. It’s a great, low-cost way to set money aside for the future (i.e. college tuition, housing, business start-up, etc.). Of greater importance, it ensures these children will have insurance as adults, in case an illness later in life makes him or her uninsurable.

Newlyweds are also ideal recipients for life insurance. As they join their lives and financial responsibilities, young couples need to make sure that their early investments are fully protected. If something were to happen to one of them, the other may be faced with serious financial hardship. A life insurance policy is an ideal way to ensure their future and protect their assets.

As nontraditional as it may be, life insurance is a wise and caring gift to purchase for many people.

*Receive a complete Family Needs Analysis at my expense.



In Christ, Don M. Wesley, FICF – General Agent

Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Insurance

2 Crocker Blvd., Suite 301, Mount Clemens MI 48043 Office:    888-DWesley (888-393-7539) Fax:    586-591-6500 E-mail:  




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 benefit 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.

*Receive a complete Family Needs Analysis at my expense.


In Christ, Anthony Bliss FIC  Knights of Columbus  Field Agent

750 Pine Ridge Lane,  Madison Heights, MI 48071Cell   248-224-4396  FAX  586-591-6500  Email

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