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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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Sir Knight Mario DiDonato passed away September 5, 2018 at the age of 88. Mario was a Life Member of both St. Nicholas Knights of Columbus  Council and Blessed Virgin Mary Assembly. Mario served as Warden of the Third Degree and Pilot of the Fourth Degree for over 30 Years. Mario was a dedicated member of our Council and Assembly and will be greatly missed by all.

Obituary for Mario Vincent DiDonato

Beloved husband of the late Anna Marie.
Loving father of Lori (Tom) Stack, Scott (Dawn) DiDonato, & Lesley (Marty) Bates.
Dear grandfather of Ryan, Nickolas, Matthew, & Addisyn.
Great grandfather of Landon & Liam.
Brother of Dora (Angelo) Montagna & Aldina (Gerald) Graham.

Visitation

 
SEP 10. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM

 
Scripture Service 7:00 PM

 
Chalice Presentation following

 
E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc. - Sterling Heights

 
3801 18 Mile Road
 
Sterling Heights, MI, US, 48314

 
Instate
SEP 11. 09:30 AM
 
St. Jane Frances deChantal Catholic Church
 
38750 Ryan Rd

 
Mass of the Christian Burial

 
SEP 11. 10:00 AM
 
St. Jane Frances deChantal Catholic Church
 
38750 Ryan Rd
 
Sterling Heights, MI, US

 
Cemetery Details

 
Resurrection Cemetery
 
18201 Clinton River Rd 

Clinton Township, MI, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEE NEWSLETTER FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION

27th Annual DAVL Golf Outing

Knights on Bikes

Reverse Raffle at Bishop Murphy KofC

St. Leo's Soup Kitchen
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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.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2018~ CATECHISM TRAFFIC CONTROL STARTS
SEPTEMBER 6,2018 ~ 7:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 ~ 8-NOON PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018~ DAV GOLF OUTING
SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 ~ 7:00pm OFFICERS MEETING
OCTOBER 4,2018 ~ 7:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
OCTOBER 6, 2018~ST. LEOS SOUP KITCHEN 8:00AM-2:00PM
OCTOBER 14, 2018 ~ 8-NOON PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE
OCTOBER 25, 2018 ~ 7:00pm OFFICERS MEETING
FUTURE DATES:
NOVEMBER 3, 2018 ~ MAJOR DEGREE
NOVEMBER 10, 2018~DISTRICT MEMORIAL MASS AT ST. JANE 4:00 MASS
NOVEMBER 11, 2018 ~ 8-NOON PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE
DECEMBER 2 & 9, 2018 ~ BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT ST. RENE 8-NOON
DECEMBER 16, 2018 ~ CHRISTMAS PARTY AT SAJO’S RESTAURANT


ST. RENE PANCAKE BREAKFAST
PROFIT FROM THE PROCEEDS ARE FOR THE SEMINARIANS
On September 9, 2018 we begin again . Please help out from 7:00am until about 1:00pm.
We need about 8 guys to help serve and setup the hall.
 

ST. LEO’S SOUP KITCHEN
WE WILL BE SERVING LUNCH AND MAKING SNACK BAGS FOR THE HOMELESS AND THOSE IN NEED ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2018.
WE ARE GOING TO LEAVE FROM THE ACTIVITY CENTER ABOUT 8:00am. WE WILL RETURN BY ABOUT 2:00pm. 8-12 BROTHERS AND WIVES ARE NEEDED.

Thanks Bob & Jim Pawlik


GRAND KNIGHT REPORT

Vivat Jesus

I would like to start this article with something to ponder; I would like to ask each of my Brother Knights to ask yourself why you are a member of the Knights of Columbus and better yet why are you a member of St Nicholas Council #7011
We all joined the order for a reason, what was it, was it for the Charity, Fraternalism, and Unity and all the good works we do, or was it for something different, ask yourself. The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic Men’s Organization in the world; we are evangelist of our Faith, are we evangelizing or not, ask yourself. The Pillars that we support help define what we do, do you support them or not ask yourself, Right to Life – Feed the Homeless – Support the Mentally Impaired _ Vocations. As I said, ask yourself you may find you joined for the right reasons, be a part of the experience and make a difference.

God Bless
Tom Starynchak
Grand Knight


Deputy Grand Knight

Brother Knights: Vivat Jesus!        

Wonderful turn out at the Annual Picnic. Congratulations to Joseph Honce III for receiving Knight of the YEAR 2017-2018.
Thank you to everyone for bringing their special side dishes. It looked like nothing was leftover. Everyone seem to have enjoyed themselves again this year.
Looking forward to our Christmas event in December. Stay tune for information on what is planned for this year.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Joe White DGK


Membership
The new administrative year brings us similar challenges with new catholic gentlemen joining the
order. We have been asked to recruit 12 new members
this year, a challenge that is very doable, and to make this goal each of my Brother Knights needs to
ask a fellow catholic gentleman to join the order, you may find he may say yes , but if he says no
don’t stop asking. I am asking my brother knights to put on their calendar Saturday Nov 3rd 2018
we will have a Major Degree here at Ss Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church in Fr Mikus
Hall. So start asking Catholic Gentleman to join and help increase our ranks, our challenge is in
front of us so let us embrace it.

Tom Starynchak
Membership Director

 

Pullis’ Pro-Life Ponderings-9


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.
These are some of the accomplishments in the Pro-Life arena thus far in 2018:
In the Michigan primary just completed 93.05% of the candidates endorsed by Right-to-Life of
Michigan won their races. It should be pointed out that in some races they endorsed more
than one candidate. There will be a concerted effort for the general election in November which
is very critical for our Pro-Life effort- to elect as many pro-life candidates as possible.
Everyone should do their homework to be aware of which candidates in November are Pro-
Life.
President Trump nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh- a Pro-Life judge- to be a Supreme Court
Justice to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. There will probably be another political
battle over this nomination. Hopefully this battle will be as successful as the previous
one for Justice Neil Gorsuch.
In January we held our 2018 Pro-Life Poster Contest- “It’s Cool to be Pro-Life! “. There were
three groups of participants-Group 1-(Grades 7/8), Group 2-(Grades 9/10), and Group 3-
(Grades 11/12). First place winners in each Group received $100 cash. Second place winners
in each Group received $50 cash. Third place winners in each Group received a $20 Gift
Certificate from Faith@Work. All runners up received a Participation Certificate.
In April of this year I represented our Council at a Right-to-Life Dinner in Livonia. I heard a
very powerful Pro-Life witness from a lady who was a survivor of a failed saline abortion. In
2012 she founded the Abortion Survivors Network which educates the public about failed
abortions, plus provides various types of support for abortion survivors. Obviously God had
a specific plan for her and it was not to be aborted.
We are actively planning for more Pro-Life events for 2019. These events will be announced once
we have approval from St. Cyril and Methodius parish.
Our Council 7011 has four charity pillars, namely - Right to Life, Support for Seminarians, Feeding
the Poor, and the Mentally Impaired. This article focused on our Right-to- Life activities.
Please keep in your prayers the Pro-Life movement and participate in as many Pro-Life activities as
possible and continue to encourage our Pro-Life youth.
Ken Pullis, Right to Life Chairman, Knights of Columbus Council 7011