Register for Knights Challenge 5K

September 24th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

Knights ChallengeMary’s Millennium Council #12801 is in the final planning stages for the first annual Knights Challenge 5k Run / 1M Walk being held on Saturday, October 4th.     The Knights took on this challenge to raise funds for the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  It will soon be holiday time, and there are many families in the area that will be calling upon the food pantry for assistance.  We would like to acknowledge our sponsors who have given us the support to fund this project.

Our Gold level sponsors are St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church and Packaging By Design.

Knights Challenge Sponsors

Our Silver level sponsors are Kiwanis Club of Streamwood, Citizens for Ramiro Juarez, The Seville, Larry Kaifesh for Congress, and The Ron Donofrio Family.

Our Bronze level sponsors are A1 Trophies & Awards, Inc., Countryside Funeral Home & Crematory, Tie-Not, and Hanover Township, Thomas Smogolski, Assessor.


Online Registration (click here)

You can also register by mail or in person at the St. John the Evangelist Parish Center.

Download Knights Challenge Information Flyer / Registration Form (PDF)

Mark your calendars and plan to participate in this fun-filled morning to benefit our good partners in the community.  Together we can Feed His Sheep through the Hanover Township Food Pantry.

Knights of Columbus & Hanover Township Food Pantry

Thank You for Your Support

2014 Intellectual Disabilities Drive

September 7th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

Tootsie RollThe 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 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.

Dates & Locations for 2014 Drive

September 19 – 21

St. John the Evangelist’s Knights of Columbus and the Ladies Auxiliary will be offering Tootsie Rolls outside the Jewel store and the Post Office on Irving Park Road, the corner of Park Blvd. & Irving, and the Walmart on Barrington Road on the morning and afternoon of Friday September 19th and Saturday September 20th, and after all the Masses on the weekend of September 20t/21st  at St. John’s.

If you are interested in purchasing one or more bricks of 50 Tootsie Rolls for Halloween treats, please contact Adam Kanyuh, Chairman for the drive, to place an order. The cost should be around $10 each if the same as in past years.

Please support this worthy cause.

Fall Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

August 6th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

Pancake BreakfastJoin Us for Some Fellowship & Pancakes

Our Fall Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale are being held Sunday, September 7th. Join the Knights and Ladies in Kyle Hall from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM for some of the best pancakes, sausages, eggs and baked goods in Streamwood. Back by popular demand are our “made to order” pancakes.   You can decide to add toppings such as chocolate morsels, bananas, and other fruit to your pancakes. Top them off with some warm maple syrup if you like as well. The Ladies will also have a selection of their special baked goods for sale.

We hope that you’ll join us for some fellowship either before or after mass.   Funds raised from this event help us with our charitable works throughout the year. We’d like to thank Father Ted and all the parish staff for their support of our fundraising efforts.   Thank YOU for supporting us as well. We have some new sponsors, who have purchased advertising on our placemats. Please patronize our sponsors and tell them you saw their ad at the Breakfast with the Knights of Columbus:


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Streamwood: Nationwide Insurance, Brandy’s Restaurant, Red Wing Shoe’s Store, Diamond Cut Granite Inc, Taylor Rental, Dary Carpets, Fred Crespo, The Seville, Woodland Cleaners, Fire Side Ale House, A-1 Trophies & Awards Inc., Ron Donofrio (Enterprises), Cruises Inc. (Christine Pappin, MCC), 7 – Eleven,

Margaret L Bean MPM, Conway Imports Auto Sales, Streamwood Florist, New Horizon’s , The Picture Painter Oil & Acrylic Painters, Bear Family Restaurants McDonald, Flying L Trucking (Donna Lenhardt), Dollar General

Bartlett: Hoelterhoff, Carol Stream: Wing Stop, Hanover Park: Discount Tire, Omega Restaurant, Family Video, CD One Price Cleaners, Italian Express, 1st STOP Complete Auto Repair, Hollywood Bliss, Two Seasons Cycle & Ski, Palatine: The Christian Shop , LTD, Schaumburg: Village Tavern & Grill, Re/Max, The Finer Line Inc.

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.