Holiday Social Recap

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The Knights and Ladies Auxiliary held their annual joint Christmas Social on December 19th.  Since charity is one of the four pillars of the Knights of Columbus, the Knights and Ladies collected pajamas and various home goods for the Women’s Crisis Center and Veterans who are in need of support.   The Ladies provided refreshments for the evening.

Following the dinner portion of the evening, there were several presentations made.  Bob Fallon, District Deputy, was on hand to present a very prestigious award to Bill Henderson.   He was selected as Knight of the Month (October, 2018) by the Illinois State Council Knights of Columbus.   To put this in perspective, there are over 73,000 Knights in the state of Illinois.

 

Bill was recognized for his many contributions to the Knights and the church, including Race Director for our 5k Knights Challenge, usher, minister of communion, and many other contributions.   Congratulations Bill on this well-deserved recognition from the state.  Speaking of the 5k, Deputy Grand Knight Gary Pappin presented the council with a plaque received from Hanover Township, for our continued support of Hanover Township Food Pantry via the 5k and other activities throughout the year.

 

Also on hand was our Field Agent, Larry Szmurlo, who retired at the end of 2018.   He faithfully served our council for more than ten years.   We presented him with a crucifix in appreciation for his service to our council.  Another very special presentation was to one of our own Knights, Tommy Davidson.  Tommy is currently in the seminary beginning his studies to become a priest.  The council supports a seminarian each year and we were especially honored to be presenting a monetary gift to Tommy to defray his costs.   We will keep him and his father, Tim (who is studying to become a deacon), in our prayers as they begin this faith journey.

 

Finally, Grand Knight Frank Esposito and President Joni Lorkowski presented Christmas gifts to Fathers Nate and Gregg as well as the custodial staff of St. Johns.   We are very grateful for the support the Knights and Ladies get from the parish.

The Knights and Ladies Auxiliary held their annual joint Christmas Social on December 19th.  Since charity is one of the four pillars of the Knights of Columbus, the Knights and Ladies collected pajamas and various home goods for the Women’s Crisis Center and Veterans who are in need of support.   The Ladies provided refreshments for the […]

Holiday Party December 19

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
7:30 PM

 

Knights will have their short December Business meeting immediately before the Christmas Party
Knights, Please note the change to meeting time for this month’s meeting.  Parish Center at 7:00 PM

 

Our Annual Pajamarama

Rather than a grab bag
please bring PJs that will be
donated to the Community Crisis Center in Elgin

New Knights Tradition

Getting inspiration from the Ladies Auxiliary we announced a new tradition of donating items to help veterans at our Annual Christmas Party.  Louis Neri, who transferred into our council this year,  shared a list of items that are in need at the present time.   We suggest purchasing items from the following list, especially items in red which are in short supply.

 MSHV Veterans Wishlist Flyer (click to open PDF)

Please bring your items to the Christmas party.  They don’t need to be wrapped.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:30 PM   Knights will have their short December Business meeting immediately before the Christmas Party Knights, Please note the change to meeting time for this month’s meeting.  Parish Center at 7:00 PM   Our Annual Pajamarama Rather than a grab bag please bring PJs that will be donated to the […]

Black Friday Shopping List

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Two Old Christmas Traditions

When you go shopping on or after Black Friday, keep in mind our traditional Knights and Ladies Auxiliary Christmas giving programs.

Giving Tree

Giving Tree

 

December 2nd we kick off  the Annual Giving Tree tradition here at St. John’s.   Trees will be setup in the church narthex on Friday, November 30th.  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 16.

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 3,000 gifts last Christmas.

 

 

Pajamarama

 

 

At our Annual Joint Christmas Party, for the last several years, rather than bringing grab bag gifts, the Ladies Auxiliary has brought pajamas to be donated to the Elgin Women’s Crisis Center.  This tradition will continue on December 19th.

New Knights Tradition

 

Getting inspiration from the Ladies Auxiliary we announced a new tradition of donating items to help veterans at our Annual Christmas Party.  Louis Neri, who transferred into our council this year,  shared a list of items that are in need at the present time.   We suggest purchasing items from the following list, especially items in red which are in short supply.

 MSHV Veterans Wishlist Flyer (click to open PDF)

Please bring your items to the Christmas party.  They don’t need to be wrapped.

Two Old Christmas Traditions When you go shopping on or after Black Friday, keep in mind our traditional Knights and Ladies Auxiliary Christmas giving programs. Giving Tree   December 2nd we kick off  the Annual Giving Tree tradition here at St. John’s.   Trees will be setup in the church narthex on Friday, November 30th.  To […]

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.  We reflect on 2018 as we write this article.  For many, it has been a challenging year – wildfires are burning in California and many have suffered loss from other man-made or natural disasters.   Many are struggling with illness or financial problems.   As Knights we are here to comfort one another, so please remember those in need of comfort in your Thanksgiving prayers.

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.  We reflect on 2018 as we write this article.  For many, it has been a challenging year – wildfires are burning in California and many have suffered loss from other […]

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).

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 […]