Coats for Kids #GivingTuesday

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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many of us are busy decorating, planning our dinners and shopping for gifts.

Let’s not lose sight of what Thanksgiving really means — It’s about giving thanks and giving back.


December 3 is Giving Tuesday — an international day of giving that follows the gratefulness of Thanksgiving with the generosity of charity. Do you have it marked on your calendar?

This Giving Tuesday, the Knights of Columbus will raise money to purchase more than 6,000 new coats for children in need. We’ll only have 24-hours to raise $125,000 — the amount needed to bring the gift of warmth to thousands — and we’ll need your help to do it.    Our council has a personal goal of $1500 (that’s 72 coats).  Please spread the word to make this happen.

On Giving Tuesday, we will need your help and generosity to bring the gift of warmth to children this winter. Please mark your calendar and get excited to make a difference!

Donate Online Today With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many of us are busy decorating, planning our dinners and shopping for gifts. Let’s not lose sight of what Thanksgiving really means — It’s about giving thanks and giving back. December 3 is Giving Tuesday — an international day of giving that follows the gratefulness of Thanksgiving with the generosity of […]

Honoring Our Veterans

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Since its beginnings, the Knights of Columbus has supported active military personnel and our veterans.

Did you know that the Knights of Columbus began its social service to soldiers in 1916?  During World War I, the Knights of Columbus built and operated KC Huts in training camps throughout the United States and behind the lines in Western Europe, all bearing the motto “Everybody Welcome, Everything Free.” There, soldiers of every faith found a haven during their service to their country.

The support that began nearly a century ago continues well into the present. Countless care packages have been sent to troops stationed in the Middle East and elsewhere. In Places like Iraq and Afghanistan, the Knights of Columbus has sent numerous supplies and goods. One of our Knights, Louis Neri, is coordinating collection of needed items for  MSHV Veterans Wishlist Flyer (click to open PDF).

We’d welcome parishioners support as well.  We are working out details with the parish, but in the meantime, contact us if you would like to donate, and we can arrange to pick up your donations.

A Prayer for Veterans Day

Father, we could never thank our military men and women enough for their courageous service and sacrifice to our country and its people. Yet today we lift up our voices to express gratefulness and honor to these military troops both from the past and present. Show us ways in our communities, churches, and families to thank and love them better. Keep and protect these heroes and their families, in the powerful name of Jesus.  Amen.

Source: militaryfamiliespray.com

 

Since its beginnings, the Knights of Columbus has supported active military personnel and our veterans. Did you know that the Knights of Columbus began its social service to soldiers in 1916?  During World War I, the Knights of Columbus built and operated KC Huts in training camps throughout the United States and behind the lines […]

Past Grand Knight Dinner

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On October 16th we held our annual Past Grand Knights dinner at The Seville.   The evening started with a cocktail hour followed by dinner.  The actual formal program for the evening began after that.

Current Grand Knight, Gary Pappin, awarded now Past Grand Knight Frank Esposito with a gavel plaque and pin signifying his service from July, 2017 – June, 2019.  Under Frank’s leadership the council continued to flourish with new members joining our ranks to help continue all the charitable works we are known for.

Frank awarded the Knight of the Year to Mark Ariant for his service as Recorder and for all his participation during the past year.  He then presented Family of the Year to two couples:  Wally and Lindy Niemczyk  and Chuck and Florence Graciano.  Bot couples are well deserving for all they do for the Knights, the community, and St. John’s parish.

Joni Lorkowski, Ladies Auxiliary President, awarded Lady of the Year to Florence Graciano.  Father  Nate was on hand representing our Chaplain, Father Gregg, who was out of town.  He thanked the Knights and Ladies for all they do for the parish and community.  The evening ended with a prayer and blessing, just as it had begun with the Illinois Knights 360 prayer.

Here are some photos from the evening.  We had a great turnout.  Thanks to all who attended to make this a special evening of fellowship.

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Congratulations to all the award recipients.  We really appreciate all you do for our organization.  We’d also like to thank the staff of The Seville who provided an excellent meal and service for our dinner.   Finally thank you to The Seville for being one of our Silver Sponsors for our Knights Challenge 5k.

On October 16th we held our annual Past Grand Knights dinner at The Seville.   The evening started with a cocktail hour followed by dinner.  The actual formal program for the evening began after that. Current Grand Knight, Gary Pappin, awarded now Past Grand Knight Frank Esposito with a gavel plaque and pin signifying his service […]

Wayne Messmer as Damien

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Wayne Messmer portrays Father Damien, who cared for lepers in Hawaii, in the show, “Damien.” (Robert J. Miskinis)

Chicago Cubs own Wayne Messmer plays Saint Damien for the benefit of our veterans

 

Bishop Sheil Assembly 2330 invites everyone to a touching account of a modern day saint that is told with truth and passion.  Brother Knight Wayne Messmer is presenting the Aldyth Morris play Damien.  This is an inspirational evening as Wayne Messmer delivers a truly amazing portrayal of a truly remarkable man.

One performance only on Friday evening November 22 at St Hubert Church   729 Grand Canyon St  Hoffman Estates, Il.  The proceeds go toward the removal of non covered medical debt from our military heroes.  Come visit with Wayne Messmer as he presents Saint Damien and help those who make our freedom possible.



Tickets are available on line at

https://squareup.com/store/knightsofcolumbusassembly2330.

VIP Reserved seats with a wine and cheese meet and greet reception for Wayne Messmer after the performance  are $30 per ticket  plus a per ticket  credit card service fee of $1.  General admission tickets are $20 per ticket plus the per ticket credit card service fee of $1.

Download Damien Flyer (PDF)

DAMIEN MAIL ORDER FORM (PDF)

Chicago Cubs own Wayne Messmer plays Saint Damien for the benefit of our veterans   Bishop Sheil Assembly 2330 invites everyone to a touching account of a modern day saint that is told with truth and passion.  Brother Knight Wayne Messmer is presenting the Aldyth Morris play Damien.  This is an inspirational evening as Wayne […]

2019 Intellectual Disabilities Drive

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The 50th Annual Drive will be held
September 20-21-22, 2019

The Intellectual Disabilities or “Tootsie Roll” Fund Drive is one of the most recognizable activities that the Knights of Columbus do. The funds generated from this drive are used to support local programs which help people with special learning needs.

Mission Statement

  • To aid and contribute, to organizations devoted to the care of individuals and particularly those inflicted with one or more forms of Intellectual disability
  • To aid and contribute to the creation, maintenance and development of hospital, scientific, religious, educational and charitable activities and projects
  • To do and perform any and all such objects, either alone or in cooperation with charitable, educational, scientific and religious societies or organizations
  • To receive gifts, legacies, grants and donations from any reputable source
  • To make gifts or donations to carry out the objectives and purposes of the Corporation to 501C3 organizations
  • To manage and distribute funds for operating programs as identified herein, in the name of Illinois State Council K of C Charities, Inc. to various charitable causes
  • To promote charitable activities sponsored by the Illinois State Council Knights of Columbus and its subordinate councils
  • To foster the principle of charity within the Illinois jurisdiction and in states where Illinois residents are welcomed.
  • To grant interest free home loans to state approved organizations that provide housing for the intellectually disabled.

The 50th Annual Drive will be held September 20-21-22, 2019 The Intellectual Disabilities or “Tootsie Roll” Fund Drive is one of the most recognizable activities that the Knights of Columbus do. The funds generated from this drive are used to support local programs which help people with special learning needs. Mission Statement To aid and […]