Moretti’s Fundraiser July 24

July 6th, 2014 by Gary Pappin


Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 is having a Fundraiser on July 24th at MORETTI’S Ristorante & Pizzeria in Bartlett.  Click on the link or image to visit their website and see their menu.

3 ways to order:   Dine-In, Delivery or Carry Out

MUST MENTION:  Knights of Columbus Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 of Streamwood

This is a really easy way to help provide funds to our council to assist us in carrying our our various charitable activities.    If you aren’t familiar with what we do, simply browse through our website pages.

Thank you to Moretti’s for making this possible.   A portion of the proceeds from each order all day July 24th will go to our council as long as you mention us when ordering – either on the phone or in person.    Enjoy some pizza or other Italian dishes while knowing that you will be helping others in our church and community.

Please Pass the Word to Family, Friends, & Co-Workers

No flier is necessary, but if you’d like a reminder or would like to share with family, friends and co-workers, feel free to print this.

Printable Flier – Click Here

Thank you in advance for your support of this summertime fundraiser and thanks again to Moretti’s.







Farewell Father Piotr

June 28th, 2014 by Gary Pappin


Father Piotr Gnoinski’s last mass here at St. John’s is being held at 11 AM this Sunday.   The Knights of Columbus are pleased to provide an honor guard for our Brother KnightKofC_rosary_fr_piotr, Father Piotr.   He has been our chaplain and a great advocate of the Knights, especially in the Polish community of the parish.

He’s been here for only 3 short years, but he has made a big contribution to the faith community of St. John’s and to the council. We’ve heard his sermons on Sundays, where he’s shared his interpretation of the words in a very meaningful way.   During our meetings, he’s also shared those insights. Brother Knight, we’ll miss having you in our midst.   We pray that God will continue to bless you as your continue your service in your new assignment. Thank you for all that you have done for the parish and our council.

Please Join the Knights & Ladies Auxiliary at the 11:00 AM Mass to say Farewell to our Brother Knight as he moves on to his new parish to continuing serving God and His people.  There will be a reception in the Parish Center following  mass.


Photo Tribute to Fr. Piotr – Presented to him by Gary Pappin

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Click here: Farewell Fr. Piotr (76 photos) for photo tribute to Father Piotr.

We’d like to thank Roberrobert_photost J. Miskinis, St. John’s Photographer, for the image above of Fr. Piotr, as well as many of the photos he’s taken at St. John’s Church which will be featured in the photo tribute.  Please check out his website for copies of these and many more photos around our parish.



Prayers for Gus Spillone

June 23rd, 2014 by Gary Pappin



Gus Spillone

passed away Saturday. His wake will be at Salerno’s on Lake St. in Roselle, Thursday June 26th from 3:00 – 9:00 PM.


The Knights will gather at the chapel Thursday evening at 6:00 PM. Please wear full regalia or tux with social baldric.

His funeral mass will be at St. John’s on Friday June 27th at 10:00 AM.

Gus was one of the founding Knights of our Council and always an active participant despite his long illness. He is shown here with our Grand Knight, Loren Becht, presenting him with Knights in Action award, just last year. We trust that he is resting comfortably now and smiling down on us. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Father McGivney, Pray for Us

Family Outing a Success

June 7th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

IMG_4047All About Family Fun

Knights & Ladies

Summer Outing

Last night was a beautiful evening in Schaumburg as The Boomers and Miners met to do battle on the baseball field.   Mary’s Millennium Council had third-base side seats which were the perfect vantage point for the game.  The Miners took an early lead, but the Boomers fought back within one run, but eventually lost.

The score didn’t matter because that was only part of the entertainment.  It was Superhero night at the ballpark and all the young children were dressed up in their favorite character’s costume. As usual there was plenty of on field entertainment during the game.   Friday nights are special at the ball park as the Boomers host a fabulous fireworks show.  If you missed the event, you can watch the fireworks here:

Summer Outing 2014 (24 photos)

Families are the foundation of society and are at the core of the Knights of Columbus. With this in mind, councils regularly sponsor activities that allow families to spend time together in volunteer activities, faith initiatives and social events.  Those families that were at the game certainly had some quality time together enjoying a fun-filled evening under the lights.

Thank you Adam Kanyuh for arranging another great family outing.



June Events

June 1st, 2014 by Gary Pappin

Officer Installation

This is a busy month for the Knights and Ladies. Wednesday June 18th at 7:30 PM, the Parish Center will be the site of new officer inductions during a joint meeting.   Ed Adams, our District Deputy, will be on hand to formally induct the men and women who will assume responsibilities on July 1st.   We’d like to thank the outgoing officers for their contributions, and wish the new officers well as they begin the new fiscal year.


Families are the foundation of society and are at the core of the Knights of Columbus. With this in mind, councils regularly sponsor activities that allow families to spend time together in volunteer activities, faith initiatives and social events. Mary’s Millennium Council is holding its summer outing this coming Friday, June 6th, at the Schaumburg Boomers baseball game.   This promises to be a fun evening which will conclude with a fireworks display as part of “Fireworks Fridays” at the ballpark.

corpus_christiAs is tradition at St. John’s, the Knights will have an Honor Guard for the Corpus Christi procession on Sunday June 22nd prior to the 11:00 AM mass.   Sadly, this will be the final time that our beloved Brother Knight Fr. Piotr will lead us in this beautiful ceremony. His final mass here at St. John’s will be the following weekend. Be sure to join us after masses on that Sunday to bid him farewell.