Founder’s Day 2016

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Founder's Day
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March 29, 1892

New Haven, Connecticut

Father McGivneyIn March, 1892, as the Connecticut winter grew to a close, a small group of men, led by Father Michael McGivney, sought to found a new Catholic Fraternal Organization to protect their fellow men and their families.

Since Catholics weren’t well liked, not many people paid much attention to the new society which had just been chartered by the state. Who would have thought that this organization would grow to what it is today.

It was baffling to think that a group of destitute Irish immigrants, fighting against unemployment, discrimination and diseases in New Haven, Connecticut, would cause a spark that would light up the world with more than 1.9 million members in more than a dozen countries.

kofc_insturance_transAnd what, exactly, did they found? Father McGivney, we know, did not just found a charitable society, but a society of mutual aid through which members would insure their own well-being, and that of their families, with the help of their brother Knights.

Today a group of  men dedicated to serving the needs of their Catholic community have donated nearly $1.5 billion dollars to charitable causes and spent 673 million hours volunteering in just the last decade. These men are carrying on Father McGivney’s dream. We need more men to help us in our mission. Would you like to join us in our mission? We would welcome the opportunity to discuss our organization with you.

Before deciding that a new group was in order, Father McGivney researched the finer points of other fraternal benefit organizations’ insurance programs, ultimately concluding that their coverage was insufficient. How proud must he be to know that the Knights of Columbus continues to provide insurance by brother Knights, for brother Knights, protecting Catholic families for generations?

 

Click Images to Enlarge March 29, 1892 New Haven, Connecticut In March, 1892, as the Connecticut winter grew to a close, a small group of men, led by Father Michael McGivney, sought to found a new Catholic Fraternal Organization to protect their fellow men and their families. Since Catholics weren’t well liked, not many people […]

Palm Sunday Breakfast

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Followed by Breakfast & Fellowship

Every Palm Sunday the Knights of Columbus & Ladies Auxiliary host a Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale following morning masses.  Start off Holy Week by attending mass with your family and then sitting down to a meal together as a family.

Join the Knights and Ladies in Kyle Hall from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Palm Sunday for some of the best pancakes, sausages, eggs and baked goods in Streamwood.

In addition to “made to order” pancakes, we’ve added Biscuits & Gravy to our menu.   You can decide to add toppings such as cPS-Pancake_Breakfasthocolate morsels, bananas, and other fruit to your pancakes or create a meal that includes our latest menu addition.   The Ladies will also have a selection of their special baked good as well so that you can take something home for later in the day if you like.

We hope that you’ll join us for some fellowship either before or after mass.   Funds raised from this event help us with our charitable works throughout the year.   Thank YOU for supporting us.

Please Patronize our Sponsors

Tables are setup in Kyle Hall with place-mats that feature business card size ads for several local businesses.   Thanks to these advertisers, we are able to partially defray our costs throughout the year making funds raised by our events go towards our intended recipients.   Together we are able to help our parish and community.

Feel free to take one or more place-mats with you when you leave.   You can also view the place-mats online under our “Shop” menu.

Click HERE to see the list of Sponsors and / or Print the List

 

 

 

Join Us for Mass this Palm Sunday Followed by Breakfast & Fellowship Every Palm Sunday the Knights of Columbus & Ladies Auxiliary host a Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale following morning masses.  Start off Holy Week by attending mass with your family and then sitting down to a meal together as a family. Join the […]

Holy Thursday Visiting Churches

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The tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday is an ancient practice, probably originating in Rome. The tapestry image above was captured during a visit to Rome and it depicts the Last Supper which is the focal point of Holy Thursday.

The tradition is still carried on today in many parts of the world. In the Philippines the tradition is called Visita Iglesia (Spanish, “church visit”), where people visit one, seven, or fourteen churches to pray, usually reciting the Stations of the Cross. Today, the Stations are commonly divided amongst the churches, but until the 1970s the practice was to recite all fourteen in each church.

Locally, churches stay open late on Holy Thursday to allow this tradition to continue. Brother Knight, Deacon Jim Furey has compiled a list of churches which could be visited. Click here for more information about the tradition as well as a printable list of churches.

The tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday is an ancient practice, probably originating in Rome. The tapestry image above was captured during a visit to Rome and it depicts the Last Supper which is the focal point of Holy Thursday. The tradition is still carried on today in many parts of the world. […]

St. Joseph’s Table

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Saint Joseph’s Day, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph is in Western Christianity the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Join the Ladies Auxiliary in the Parish Center this Sunday, March 13,st.Joseph_statue for the annual St. Joseph’s Table. This is always a very popular event open to the parish.

Prayer to St. Joseph

‘O, glorious St. Joseph, we stand before this Altar with joyful and grateful hearts. We lovingly present to you the labor of our hands and the dedication of our hearts that have fashioned this Altar in your honor. We again place ourselves under your powerful protection. Help us follow your example of complete trust and faith in Divine Providence. Open our minds and hearts to love and serve the poor, the suffering and those rejected or ignored by society. As a family, teach us to love and honor each member of our families with the love and reverence you had for Jesus and Mary. As a nation, inspire in us the will and the way to live in peace with all nations of the world that in our day we can experience the fulfillment of the prayer of Jesus. Peace be to you.

Remember, O most pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our sweet protector, St. Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or implored your aid without obtaining relief.

Lord Jesus, bless this Altar, all this food, the candles, those who prepared it and all those who visit it. We ask this in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.’

Saint Joseph’s Day, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph is in Western Christianity the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Join the Ladies Auxiliary in the Parish Center this Sunday, March 13, for the annual St. Joseph’s Table. This is always a very popular event open to the […]

Knights & Ladies Competition

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Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 has a tradition of holding a Chili Cook-off and Bake-off competition the last Saturday of January each year.

This year, it was cold but no snow was falling as the Knights and Ladies dropped off their entries at the Parish Center before the 4:30 PM mass.   The crock pots were plugged in and the baked goods set out on the table ready fo2016_chili_champsr judging following mass.

A few stragglers brought their entries after mass, and our Grand Knight, Bill, explained the rules. After a prayer, it was time to dig in. This year we decided to have all adults that were present judge the chili and baked goods. The only stipulation was that they needed to taste all of the entries to be able to vote.

Gift cards were awarded to the top three vote getters in each category (chili / baked goods). Competition was fierce with just a few2016_bakeoff_champs votes separating each of the winners.

For the Knights, the winners were Jim Kaltinger, Jim Archibald, and Bill Henderson.

For the Ladies, the winners were Chris Pappin, Joyce Henkel, and Billie Roth.

The majority of the time we report to you about our charitable activities. As you can see, it’s not just business all the time.   This is one of the joint social events we have each year.   After the awards were presented, the members stayed around socializing. No one was in a hurry to go home because they were having such a great time.

  Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 has a tradition of holding a Chili Cook-off and Bake-off competition the last Saturday of January each year. This year, it was cold but no snow was falling as the Knights and Ladies dropped off their entries at the Parish Center before the 4:30 PM mass.   The crock pots were […]