Happy Thanksgiving

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As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back at all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts. Here is Our Thanksgiving Prayer:

O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;

When I have work, help me to remember the job-less;

When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all;

When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer;

When I have my faith and trust in God,

help me to remember those who have put God aside in their lives.

When I am surrounded by my family and friends, help me to remember those

who are alone in the world and have no one to turn to.

Let us be aware that all gifts come from you my God, and may

we serve Your heavenly will in everything we do.

Amen

May you have a Holy and Happy Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back at all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts. Here is Our Thanksgiving Prayer: O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the job-less; When I have […]

Tis The Season for Giving

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As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back at what all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts. In particular we remember our fallen Knights and recognize their contributions and those of their wives.

We all have much to be thankful for. Today we kick off a tradition here at St. John’s – the Annual Giving Tree.   To participate in this drive, select one or more tags from the tree, purchase an appropriate gift ($10 – $15 value) and return it to church by December 14. The gifts should be UNWRAPPED and placed in a gift bag.

The Knights and Ladies, in conjunction with our church and community partner organizations, will distribute the gifts to needy children and seniors in our community. Mary’s Millennium Council #12801, with your help, donated more than 2,000 gifts last Christmas.  Thank you to all that helped in the past.   Please search within your hearts and see if you can contribute to this annual appeal once again.   We know that there are many worthy causes that solicit our help at this time of year.   May you be blessed for whatever you do for the least of His Children.

 

Christmas Decorations

We were fortunate to be blessed with a little warmer weather this weekend.  Perhaps you have started your outdoor decorations already.   Are you looking for something new to add this year?  Outdoor Wooden Nativity Set

Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 is partnering with St. Peter Damian Council #8699 this holiday season, and offering two Christmas items for sale. The first item is an Outdoor Wooden Nativity Set, handcrafted by Knights. This laser cut nativity set measures 48″ X 44″ and is made of 1/2″ exterior plywood.     Our second item is a Ceramic Christmas Ornament, handcrafted by Knights. It is designed by artist Lambert Lucietto expressly for the Knights.

Both items will be on display after all the masses. We will have a small quantity on hand and will take orders for delivery starting the following weekend.   There are several ways to order: place your order after mass for pickup starting the following weekend, drop off your completed order form in the parish office, or order online aNativity Christmas Ornamentt shop.kofc12801.org.   Donations for the two items are $130 for the Nativity Set and $10 for the Ornament. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated.

Proceeds from the sale of these Christmas items will be donated to St. John’s to be used in the remodel of the parish center kitchen.   We will all benefit from that in the future, so we hope you will consider adding one or both of these items to your holiday decorations.

 

 

 

Giving Tree As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back at what all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts. In particular we remember our fallen Knights and recognize their contributions and those of their wives. We all have much to be thankful for. Today we kick […]

Past Grand Knight Dinner

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There are many individuals that contribute to the success of the Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary.   Once a year we gather at the Past Grand Knights Dinner to recognize the Knight & Lady of the Year as well as the Family of the Year.  Our annual dinner was held  at Villa Olivia Country Club in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 24th.

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You can read about the awards in our Grand Knights Dinner 2014 page.

We had a fabulous dinner which consisted of Soup, Salad, Chicken Parmesan, Green Bean Almondine, and Sherbert.  The portion size is so large that most people took half of it home. Following the dinner and awards, there was plenty of time for socializing.  Here are some of the photos from the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 Villa Olivia   There are many individuals that contribute to the success of the Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary.   Once a year we gather at the Past Grand Knights Dinner to recognize the Knight & Lady of the Year as well as the Family of the Year.  Our annual dinner was held  at Villa […]

Knights Challenge 5k 2014 Successful

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KC_5K_collage1Congratulations to all Winners & Thank You to All

On October 4th, we held our first annual Knights Challenge 5K Race and 1M Walk to benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  We had 75 participants, despite the 40 degree weather with snow flurries.  Thank you to all that helped make this event a success.  We had set a goal of 100 participants when we began planning this event.  Since this was our first race, and the weather didn’t cooperate, it was gratifying to see so many people turn out to help us support this worthwhile cause.

Race Director, Jim KaltingerReflections on First Annual Knights Challenge
5K Race / 1M Walk

With the race underway, Jim Kaltinger, Race Director, is shown here responding to Streamwood Examiner reporter with his thoughts on this year’s event and what next year might bring.   He hopes that this will be an annual event, and that next year will have an even bigger turnout (which translates into more money for the Hanover Township Food Pantry).

Several months ago, Jim approached Mary’s Millennium Council with his idea about conducting a 5K race.  As an avid runner, he knew something about what was involved, but that challenge didn’t stop him from suggesting we sponsor an event.  The council approved the idea overwhelmingly and we embarked on a journey which culminated today with a successful event.

Jim hopes to be able to run in the race next year, something he couldn’t do this time due to Race Director duties.

The Knights of Columbus, Mary’s Millennium Council in particular, is a great place for a man to share his dreams and together with fellow Knights, Ladies, members of the parish and community, accomplish great things for others in the community.

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Congratulations to all Winners & Thank You to All On October 4th, we held our first annual Knights Challenge 5K Race and 1M Walk to benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  We had 75 participants, despite the 40 degree weather with snow flurries.  Thank you to all that helped make this event a success.  We […]

2014 Intellectual Disabilities Drive

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The Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, also previously known as the Tootsie Roll Drive, is probably the Knights of Columbus’ best-known national fund-raiser. Unlike fundraising done by other organizations, 100% of the money raised through the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities goes to help people with intellectual disabilities. The Knights do not use a hard sell approach to collect money; they merely stand (or sit) near the entrance to businesses wearing a red and yellow apron designating them as a K of C fundraiser. Most people know about the annual drive and the great work of the Knights of Columbus, and will donate without any solicitation. In return they receive a “thank you” from the Knight and an offer of a Tootsie Roll to those who donate.

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The Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities The Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, also previously known as the Tootsie Roll Drive, is probably the Knights of Columbus’ best-known national fund-raiser. Unlike fundraising done by other organizations, 100% of the money raised through the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities goes to help people with […]