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Knights Substance Abuse Poster Contest

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Annual Substance Abuse Awareness

Substance Abuse Poster Contest

Voting at Business Meeting

Brother Knights,

The teachers have voted and it is now our turn to cast our ballets for the posters that will go on to the next level of competition.

Be sure to vote at the Jan. 21st business meeting.

Poster Contest The annual Knights of Columbus Nationwide Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest is underway. Each year young people from St. John the Evangelist School, ages 8 through 14, are invited to participate in the local contest held by our Council in accordance with the national rules. Students are encouraged to develop an original poster and slogan idea designed to discourage their peers from experimenting with drugs and alcohol. All contestants are recognized for their participation, with winning entries progressing to local, district, state and international levels of competition.

 

  Knights of Columbus Annual Substance Abuse Awareness Substance Abuse Poster Contest Voting at Business Meeting Brother Knights, The teachers have voted and it is now our turn to cast our ballets for the posters that will go on to the next level of competition. Be sure to vote at the Jan. 21st business meeting. […]

Survey of Fraternal Activity

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ANNUAL SURVEY OF FRATERNAL ACTIVITY

Over the last ten years, the Knights of Columbus donated more than $1.5 billion to charitable and benevolent causes and more than 682 million hours of volunteer service to aid the less fortunate.  To help prepare our Annual Survey of Fraternal Service for the Supreme Council Office, we ask that you complete the Individual Fraternal Survey Worksheet and bring it with you to our next meeting on January 21st.

This will assist us in determining the number of hours of community service volunteered by our members.   If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please drop it off at the Parish Office or email the completed form to us.

ANNUAL SURVEY OF FRATERNAL ACTIVITY Over the last ten years, the Knights of Columbus donated more than $1.5 billion to charitable and benevolent causes and more than 682 million hours of volunteer service to aid the less fortunate.  To help prepare our Annual Survey of Fraternal Service for the Supreme Council Office, we ask that […]

A Busy December

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December is usually a very busy time of year for the Knights and Ladies, and this past month was no exception.   The month started out with our participation in the 30th Annual Light UP Streamwood for the Holidays. It was a cold night December 5th, as we lit the luminarias on Park Blvd., but that didn’t prevent us from completing our mission. Sadly the Knights & Ladies had a major role in the wake and funeral for our beloved Pastor, Father Ted on December 11th and 12th.

Holiday Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

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Another annual event is our Holiday Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale which was held on December 14th. We had very good attendance once again this year.   The Ladies baked some of their favorite treats and the Knights served up the usual pancakes, eggs, sausage, and fruit. We continued with our special toppings including warm maple syrup, strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. Santa was on hand to meet with the children and several other vendors sold gift items.

Annual Holiday Party

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The Ladies hosted our Annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 16th.   In addition to sharing some dinner and fellowship, pajamas were collected for the woman’s shelter.   Thank you to all the Knights and Ladies that helped organize these events.   Thank you to all that supported our charitable efforts.

December is usually a very busy time of year for the Knights and Ladies, and this past month was no exception.   The month started out with our participation in the 30th Annual Light UP Streamwood for the Holidays. It was a cold night December 5th, as we lit the luminarias on Park Blvd., but that […]

Father Ted Wake & Funeral

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When news surfaced about Father Ted’s death, the membership of the Ladies & Knights were alerted that our help would be needed.  As soon as details were final, we would share them and ask for assistance.

The parish staff asked if we could provide an honor guard all day on Thursday and for the funeral on Friday.  They also asked for assistance with a hospitality table.   Father Ted had called upon us many times in the past to provide the same assistance.    We were honored to do so once again.

Thank You to Knights & Ladies

The Ladies & Knights turned out in great numbers on both days.  We’d like to thank our 4th Degree Master, Commanders, St. Monica Guards, and the members of Bishop Sheil Assembly (including our Knights) who provided the honor guard.   Thank you to the Ladies for providing the hospitality.  There were many additional Knights & Ladies that served in other capacities  including deacons, ministers of communion, and ushers at the wake and funeral.

Members of Father Ted’s family expressed their appreciation to us throughout the two days.  It was truly our honor to be of service to Father Ted and the parish for this final tribute.  Thank you to all that helped.

Honor Guard & Hospitality When news surfaced about Father Ted’s death, the membership of the Ladies & Knights were alerted that our help would be needed.  As soon as details were final, we would share them and ask for assistance. The parish staff asked if we could provide an honor guard all day on Thursday […]

Living Red Carpet for Father Ted

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The article Trading tinsel of Hollywood for priesthood,which appeared in the Catholic New World in January 2010, tells about how Father Ted left Tinsel Town in the rear view mirror and set about “doing something positive for humanity”.  We at St. Johns were fortunate to be a part of that successful mission.

There wasn’t a red carpet rolled out today as the Mass of Christian Burial concluded, but there was a line of Knights of Columbus leading to the exit of the church.   As the priests, who had gathered to con-celebrate the mass, along with our new Archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, exited the church, they extended the line all the way to the curb.   There were still several more priests inside the church who made additional lines behind the Knights.   Father Ted may have seen red carpets in his past life, but none were as impressive as the “living red carpet” that was laid out for him today.   I have to think he would have approved.

Archbishop Cupich remarked that Father Ted had been trying to figure out a way to invite him to our parish.  He joked with the other priests that they shouldn’t get any ideas about how to get him to visit their churches from Father Ted.

Speaking to Father Greg, the Archbishop said that he had risen to the challenge and despite there not being a course in the seminary that taught this, performed beyond his maturity.  Most Rev. Jerome Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee had remarked that Father Ted told Father Greg that his task was to train him to be a pastor.   These past few days, Father Greg had to skip ahead to the final chapters of that training class, but he commented he had lots of help and support.

And so this chapter in the life of Father Ted draws to a close as he exited St. John the Evangelist Church for the final time.   This is a book that bears rereading as we can all learn something from his example.   In the past two days the resounding theme was how energetic Father Ted was and how full of faith he was.   Though we are sorrowful now, we can take comfort that one day we will be united with him again, and perhaps we’ll share stories from this day.  Rest in Peace Father Ted – thank you for all you did for us in your brief stay.

 

 

 

The article Trading tinsel of Hollywood for priesthood,which appeared in the Catholic New World in January 2010, tells about how Father Ted left Tinsel Town in the rear view mirror and set about “doing something positive for humanity”.  We at St. Johns were fortunate to be a part of that successful mission. There wasn’t a […]