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St. Nicholas 7011
St. Cyril and Methodius Activity Center 3777 18 Mile Road
Sterling Hgts, Mi 48314
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Please remember in your prayers:

BROTHER KNIGHTS AND FAMILY

Bill Siffin PGK, Richard Nowakowski PGK,PFN Marty Polleni PSD, Joseph Zub, Dan Lobby, Frank Slanda, Faithful Deacon John Ball,

Larry Sulikowski, Mike Gray PGK, PFN, Jim Jaczkowski, Ken Pullis, Jim Stelzer, Ken Faragher

Lori Gee, daughter of Michal Gray PGK, Mike & Sue Knudsen Brother in law & Sister of Jim & Bob Pawlik,  Eleanor Wittstock cousin off Brother Carl Bontomasi, Diane Weaver, wife of the late brother Dan Weaver, Sylvia Bieniek wife of the late Brother Joe Bieniek, Jennifer Miller, Daughter of Brother Ray Jendrowski, Janice Jalowiecki, wife of the late Brother Ray Jalowiecki, Laura Kaluska, wife of Brother Medard Kaluska, Denise Mercier, wife of the late Brother Jerry Mercier PGK  

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

May They Rest In Peace

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.


JULY 11, 2019 ~ 7:00pm BUSINESS MEETING DATE CHANGED DUE TO FOURTH OF JULY
JULY 25, 2019 ~ 7:00pm OFFICERS MEETING
AUGUST 1, 2019 ~ 7:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
AUGUST 2, 2019 ~ COUNCIL PICNIC AT RAINTREE PARK 4:00 UNTIL 10:00
AUIGUST 22, 2019 ~ OFFICERS MEETING

FUTURE DATES:
SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 ~ 7:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 ~ 7:00pm OFFICERS MEETING
OCTOBER 4, 2019 ~ 7:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
OCTOBER 25, 2019 ~ 7:00pm OFFICERS MEETING


GRAND KNIGHT REPORT

Greetings Fellows Knights,
Thanks to everyone that placed his trust in me as your new Grand Knight. We can work together to build on the foundation of Past Grand Knights. In
addition, we have a wonderful group of Officers as well. Thanks to each Knight, Officers and Members, that have given and continue to help support
our council’s four pillars.
Please review the calendar for events in July and August. The July 4th regular meeting has been moved to July 11th. There will be a planning meeting on Tuesday, July 16th at 7 pm. Please join us with your ideas and support.

All members are invited to a Corporate Communion and Installation of Officers on Sunday July 21st. Three of the District Councils will attend the 10:30 am Mass. The Installation will be held in the St. Rene activity room following the Mass. Refreshments and fellowship following the installation of Officers.
Welcome Bill Ibianski as our new District Deputy.
Thanks again.
Joseph White Grand Knight


Deputy Grand Knight

Brother Knights: Vivat Jesus!


Membership

Our goal for this administrative year is 12 new Brother Knights by June 30, 2020. Our membership
goals are achievable, and can be met by the end of the administrative year. The question to be asked
is whether or not you as a member will help us reach that goal, remember ask a fellow Catholic Gentlemen
to join our order, moreover, help us continue the good work we do.

Tom Starynchak
Membership Director


MI Report  


PULLIS PRO-LIFE PONDERINGS-14  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.
In addition to the previously completed Prolife Poster contest our Council is pleased to announce the completion of its Baby Bottle Project for 2019. This Project was selected by St. Cyril and Methodius Church as one of its 2019 Lenten Projects.
Our local council was involved in raising funds to provide operating and other expenses for Gianna House, a resource center for pregnant mothers, located in Eastpointe. Gianna House offers two separate programs. One program is its Community Outreach Program which since 2015 has focused on community building and skills enhancement, serving those who are pregnant, new Moms, and Moms with multiple children. Gianna house last year through this program helped 181 mothers, providing 800 items, such as diapers, formula, car seats, and other essentials.

On May 3, 2019 Gianna House, in a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrated the licensing of their facility with the State of Michigan, the first certified nonprofit, long-term residence for pregnant teens in the State. This represents their second Program, their Residency Program.
Teenage girls age 13-17 may stay for up to one year after the birth of their child and receive free room and board, prenatal care, counseling, as well as other classes in caring for their baby.
On March 2-3, 2019 we distributed, at the weekend Masses, a total of 350 baby bottles in connection with this Project. On April 13-14, 2019 we received over 200 bottles, some filled with coins and others with cash or checks.
On June 13, 2019 we met with some of the officers, board members and staff and presented them with a check for $8,556 (see attached photos). This total amount exceeded our highest projections and is a result of the great generosity of our parishioners and visitors to our parish. Every
contribution, large or small (36% of the above total was received in the way of coins), is greatly appreciated and will be well used by Gianna House.
If you still have some bottles at home please drop them off at the Parish Office. I am sure that Gianna House can use whatever additional funds we raise.
We leave you with three thoughts- THANK YOU, THANK YOU, and THANK YOU.


A FEW WORDS ABOUT IMMIGRANTS


…… What might have my grandparents and many of your grandparents experienced and felt as they left their mother countries to come to America?
All of my grandparents immigrated to the United States about 115 years ago.
Joseph Jackowski was born in northeast Poland in a town named Lewiczyn near Mlawa. His wife, Catherine Dec, was born in a small village
in southern Poland named Zmysłów near Rzeszow.
Francis Jaczkowski was born in north-east Poland in Lomza. His wife, Rachel Bielawski, was born in Vievis near Wilno which is now part of Lithuania.
They had to apply for immigrant status, which sometimes took years to have approved. They had to have a sponsor in America who would guarantee that they were sheltered, clothed and fed as they sought work. They had to prove that they were able bodied, willing and able to provide for themselves. They had to declare that they were not criminals, Bolsheviks or enemies of our country. They had to promise that they would seek citizenship and take an oath of loyalty to the United States of America.
They paid for their own passage from Poland to America. They felt trepidation, isolation, loneliness on their long and often dangerous voyage. They arrived in the “new country” with no wealth. They experienced discrimination and low paying, menial jobs. But they thanked God for the opportunity to start a new life. They were thankful for the chance to work. They sought employment immediately to provide for their own food, clothing and shelter. No government entitlements for them.
They worked very hard. They married. They built beautiful churches that expressed their Faith in God. They saved their money and built communities. They had children and raised families. They bought their own homes and maintained those homes with pride. They built and paid for their own schools
to ensure that their children received quality educations. They lived through the Great Depression; many lost all they owned, never asking for government handouts or bailouts. They worked two jobs, gave up the niceties of life and proudly paid their own way.

Their sons and daughters fought and unselfishly sacrificed their lives defending the American ideal in World War Two. They learned the English language and insisted that it be spoken at home. They became American citizens and taught their children love of country and respect for lawful authority.
Most importantly they remained loyal to Holy Mother Church. They taught and raised their children as Roman Catholic. They left this Holy Faith as a great legacy for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren and future generations. Their exemplary love of Faith, Family, Country and Tradition has been handed down through the generations. Thank you, Babcia and Dziadzia, for making that decision so long ago to come to America.
Thank you for your faith and perseverance during all your trials and tribulations. Thank you for teaching us what is important.
Until we meet again, Babcia and Dziadzia …. “śpisz z Bogiem” (sleep with God)


Jim Jaczkowski
Chancellor
Knights of Columbus
St Nicholas 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 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.

As a professional agent and a brother Knight, I have no greater responsibility.
*Receive a complete Family Needs Analysis at my expense.
Ask about our GUARANTEED LIFE INSURANCE, ANNUITIES,
LONG TERM CARE & DISABILITY INSURANCE

Just a reminder that Jakub Shonka is my Administrative Assistant. Jakub is a 4th degree Sir Knight & an active 3rd Degree member of St Jane De Chantal Council #13340. The #1 role of an Admin is to assist the Field Agent in fulfilling his primary obligation, which is to meet with all members of their assigned Councils on a regular basis, so he’ll be contacting each of you.

In Christ,
Anthony Bliss, FICF FSCP
Supreme Council Field Agent
Knights of Columbus Insurance
750 Pine Ridge Lane, Madison Heights MI 48071 Cell: (248) 224-4396
E‐mail: Anthony.Bliss@KofC.org

To schedule a Field Agent visit, please call: Jakub Shonka Administrative Ass’t (586) 381-8574