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

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.

DECEMBER 7, 2017~7:00pm BUSINESS MEETING
DECEMBER 3, 2017~ PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT ST. RENE 8:00-NOON
DECEMBER 10, 2017~ PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT ST. RENE 8:00-NOON
DEC 17, 2017~ CHRISTMAS PARTY AT SAJOS
DECEMBER 27, 2017~ ALL SAINTS SOUP KITCHEN 8:00-2:00
DECEMBER 28, 2017~OFFICERS MEETING 7:00PM
FUTURE DATES:
JANUARY 17--20, 2018~ TEXAS HOLDEM AT FIVE STAR


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
3, 2018 after the 4:00 PM Mass. They can drop it off in the social hall before Mass. 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 you have 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 given 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 counted 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.


BROTHERS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP ON THE OCTOBER TEXAS HOLD’EM. WE MADE
$3,024 DOLLARS FOR THE CHARITY ACCOUNT. WELL DONE!!
OUR NEXT EVENT IS JANUARY 17-20, 2018. KEEP SOME TIME OPEN FOR HELPING
AT THIS EVENT.
WE HAVE BREAKFAST AT ST. RENE’S THE SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH AND
THE FIRST TWO SUNDAYS IN DECEMBER AR E SPECIAL AS IT IS WITH SANTA.
YOUR HELP IS ALWAYS WANTED AND APPRECIATED. WE START AT 7:00 AM AND
FINISH BY 1:00 PM. COME AND JOIN US.
THE FOURTH ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF IS SET FOR FEBRUARY 3, 2018 AFTER THE
4:00PM MASS AT ST. RENE’S. YOUR HELP IS ALWAYS NEEDED. IF YOU WANT TO
PARTICIPATE THAT IS NOT A PROBLEM. MAKE YOU’RE HOTEST/UNUSAL/NORMAL
CHILI FOR EVERYONE TO TRY.
SEE YOUR THERE AT THESE EVENTS.


ST. RENE PANCAKE BREAKFAST
PROFIT FROM THE PROCEEDS ARE FOR THE SEMINARIANS
We will be having Pancake breakfast on the second Sunday of each month from December 3 thru
April, the only exception is that we do the first two weekends in December for breakfast with Santa.
If you have time please come out and help from 8:00am until 1:00, we stop serving about Noon.
Thanks
Bob & Jim Pawlik


ALL SAINTS SOUP KITCHEN
DECEMBER 27, 2017
We will be serving a hot lunch to all our guests at All Saints Soup Kitchen at 7824 W. Fort
Street in Detroit from about 8 until 2:00. We will need help in preparing and setting up to serve
the food. We will meet at the Activity center around 8:00 and carpool from there.
Please wear your red shirts. If you want to volunteer let the Grand Knight know or Jim.
If you have any questions please contact Jim Wisniewski at 248-214-8862


GRAND KNIGHT REPORT

Vivat Jesus
Let us reflect as to where we have come in five months
1) A successful Baby Bottle Program
2) Purchasing a Ultrasound Machine and having it placed in a
Pregnancy Clinic (Saving Babies)
3) Praying the Rosary in a Public Square Setting for the Healing of the Land (100 Hundredth
Anniversary of the Fatima Miracle of the Sun)
4) Raising a moderate amount in are support of the Intellectually Disabled
5) Feeding the Homeless
6) Supporting our Church and Priest
7) Providing Fellowship
It seems to me, we are supporting the Four Pillars we as a Council Adopted: Right to
life – Intellectually Disabled – The Homeless – Vocations,

Way to Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This only happens when every Brother Knight works hard with dedication to achieve
the goal. You make it happen, and that’s what I call, making a difference. As I always
say, just make a difference, evangelize your faith, and give me twenty-four
hours of your time, and the rest is on you, so pick up the pace, just a little!!!
Theirs always more to come.

God Bless
Tom Starynchak
Grand Knight


Deputy Grand Knight

Brother Knights: Vivat Jesus!

St. Nicholas Christmas Dinner at Sajo’s December 17, 2017
The dinner is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Arrive at 3:30 p.m. to get settled and place our menu selection so we can be served no later than 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
We will be using the Basic Dinner Two Menu
The menu selection will be finalized and ALL payments must be collected at the December
7th Business Meeting.
The total count of those attending and the menu selection MUST BE submitted to Sajo’s
no later than December 8th. We have the Regency Room contracted for a minimum
of 25 people. We are required to pay for the number of guest confirmed regardless
if the final number is less than confirmed. We ran into this problem last year.
Sajo’s will accommodate anyone who has a special menu need.


If you have any questions bring them up at the above listed meetings or call me at
248-224-1132.
Joseph Honce III DGK


CHANCELLORS MESSAGE
Parishioners and friends of Ss Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church,
Thank you for your gifts and pledges to help Father Silvain Bonneau Mbog.
Your support guarantees that our parish will be able to maintain the many priestly
services that we have enjoyed in the past
Father Silvain will help with daily mases, Sunday Mass, devotions and confessions
at Ss Cyril & Methodius Church.
He attended our Knights of Columbus Council meeting last Thursday and expressed
deep gratitude to all of his benefactors.
Father Silvain said that he will keep his supporters and their families in his daily prayers.
Jim Jaczkowski
Knights of Columbus
St Nicholas Council, Chancellor


CHANCELLOR’S REPORT
Father Silvain Bonneau Mbog is a priest from the Diocese of Edea, Cameroon
(Africa).
Born on July 7 1978 of Catholic parents, Fr. Mbog is the second child in a family
of seven.
After High School, he attended Saint Thomas Aquinas' Major Seminary in his
home country, he was ordained priest on July 29, 2006.
Father Mbog served as pastor in parishes in Cameroon and as Health Coordinator
in his Diocese.
He has been sent to the United States for nursing studies in an attempt to improve
the health system of his diocese in Cameroon.
He is attends Henry Ford School of Nursing in Dearborn Michigan and supports priestly service at Ss
Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Sterling heights, Michigan.

Jim Jaczkowski  Chancellor