January Social

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You are invited to our First Ever Virtual Crockpot & Dessert Cookoff. Normally, the last Saturday of January the Knights and Ladies meet after the 4:30 PM mass in a head to head match against each other for the coveted prize of the number one crockpot dish and dessert dish from amongst all the entries.

This year, since we are unable to meet in large groups, we’ve modified our event to a virtual get together on Zoom. Each participant will get the opportunity to describe their dish and show a picture or video of their entry. They can also enter a video showing someone in their house tasting the entry to give everyone an idea of how good it tastes.

After everyone has a chance to virtually “taste” the entries, we’ll vote on our favorites awarding prizes in several categories to be named that evening.

Knights entries should consist of any crockpot meal. We used to restrict it to chili, but last year decided to allow any dish for those that aren’t chili fans. Ladies entries can be any dessert dish.

Since we are remote, feel free to invite a neighbor or friend or even some of our members who have moved away. Everyone will be winners, as we share some fellowship with each other during these challenging times. Come join us for a fun filled evening starting at 6 PM. More information will be posted closer to the event. But meanwhile, fill out this signup form to express your interest in attending. If you don’t want to compete, you are still welcome to attend. See you all on January 30th.

Signup for Crockpot Cookoff Participant, Dessert Cookoff Participant or Observer by clicking on this signup sheet:

January 2021 Social

 

You are invited to our First Ever Virtual Crockpot & Dessert Cookoff. Normally, the last Saturday of January the Knights and Ladies meet after the 4:30 PM mass in a head to head match against each other for the coveted prize of the number one crockpot dish and dessert dish from amongst all the entries. […]

2020 in Review

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2020 was a difficult year, to say the least. But Knights continued to raise the bar for charitable work and faith formation, and we’ve been thrilled to feature these stories of hope in our bulletin articles and on our website.  Here is a review of some of the top stories,

Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic:  In March, as the world locked down in response to COVID-19, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori urged Knights and their families to say a prayer composed by Pope Francis that sought Mary’s intercession under the title of “Health of the Sick.”

Prayer Resources During Lockdown:  As movie theaters shutdown, the Knights created a list of 12 movies that are not only entertaining, but also aim to lift minds and hearts to something higher. It wasn’t only movie theaters that shut down. Churches around the world canceled public Masses to reduce the spread of the virus. To keep the Word of God alive, many dioceses moved their services online. The Knights compiled a list of Masses and other resources for their members and faithful to continue participating spiritually in the Mass from home.

Other Novenas: Knights of Columbus and their families were encouraged to join in praying the Divine Mercy Novena beginning Good Friday. Following the pain, outrage and violence resulting from the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd, Knights encouraged praying our Novena for National Unity & An End to Racism. In honor of Respect Life Month, the Knights of Columbus lead Catholics around the world in praying for an end to abortion from Oct. 4-12.  They also invited all Knights and Catholics to pray a special novena Oct. 22-30 before the Beatification of our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney.

Leave No Neighbor Behind: Knights checked on fellow Knights and their neighbors during the pandemic. With help from the parishioners and other supporters, we helped our neighbors by supporting our parish, Hanover Township Food Pantry, the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, the Special Olympics, our SPRED program, Gigi’s Playhouse, Little Angels, and the Bartlett Learning Center.

Thank you for reading, and watching, throughout 2020. We can’t wait to continue sharing stories like these that inspire, giving us hope and strengthening our faith in the new yearFraternal Activity Survey. Vivat Jesus!

Brothers, please send your reports of fraternal activities to Chuck by January 15th.  

 

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  2020 was a difficult year, to say the least. But Knights continued to raise the bar for charitable work and faith formation, and we’ve been thrilled to feature these stories of hope in our bulletin articles and on our website.  Here is a review of some of the top stories, Prayer for Protection in […]

Consecration to the Holy Family

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Families today face many struggles, both through cultural pressure and through the personal struggles that accompany family life. Despite these struggles — and partly as a result of conquering them — families have great capacity for love and joy, a joy that is strengthened through the peace and truth found in Christ.

To assist families in living out this joy of Christ, Knights of Columbus Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori has composed a prayer through which families may come together to consecrate themselves under the protection of the Holy Family. We invite every family of our parish to engage in the Consecration to the Holy Family, which will occur next weekend at all the masses on the Feast of the Holy Family.

 The word consecration literally means “association with the sacred”, and as such it requires a much larger commitment than simply reciting a prayer off of a card. To receive the full benefit of intercession from the Holy Family, one must cleanse the body, mind, and soul.

The decision to consecrate your family needs to be intentional and a process through which you completely surrender to God through the Holy Family. As a family, intentionally choose something to fast from. The fast can be for at least a week. As our physical bodies are drawn to things of the world, it is strongly encouraged that you fast from something that you would normally do or consume. Fasting helps to discipline our minds and hearts to refrain from secular activities and be more focused on God. Each member of your family is strongly encouraged to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.

Prepare for the commitment you are making. Consecration to the Holy Family is not a single event. You have chosen a way of life for your family. You and your family are consciously choosing to be a beacon of light of God’s love through his Church.

Families today face many struggles, both through cultural pressure and through the personal struggles that accompany family life. Despite these struggles — and partly as a result of conquering them — families have great capacity for love and joy, a joy that is strengthened through the peace and truth found in Christ. To assist families […]

Celebrating 20 Years of Faith in Action

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On October 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Called together by their parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization.

Twenty years ago, this weekend, on December 12, 2000, a small group of St. John the Evangelist Parish men were called together by their priests, Rev. Robert F. Tonelli, and Rev. Fred C. Pesek, to form Mary’s Millennium Council #12801. They were officially recognized by the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus as evidenced in the attached certificate.

Both groups of men sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause: they vowed to be defenders of their country and their families and their Faith. Today we honor those founding Brothers, many of whom remain active members, and all who have followed in their footsteps. Together they have performed countless hours of service to God, the Church, and the community at large. Congratulations Brother Knights of Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 on achieving the anniversary of 20 Years – Faith in Action.

We call upon all the men of the parish, who are not currently members, to prayerfully consider following in their footsteps to keep this tradition alive in our parish. Become a member of our Council today and Supreme Council will pay the first year’s membership dues (a $30 savings) in honor of the Beatification of our founder. This is an extremely exciting time to join the Knights of Columbus. Take advantage of this limited time promotion which runs through December 31, 2020.

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On October 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Called together by their parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. Twenty years […]

Thanksgiving Thank You to Homeless Veterans

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Since its beginnings, the Knights of Columbus has supported active military personnel and our veterans.  This Thanksgiving, Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus Council #12801 of Streamwood, IL, continued that tradition by hosting a fundraiser for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.

The Knights support the shelter throughout the year, and normally collect household items at their Christmas party, instead of buying gifts for each other.   Due to the pandemic, the annual party would not be held, therefore, the Knights appealed to their parish, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Streamwood, to fill the void.   The parish responded overwhelming donating cash, gift cards, and household items totaling more than $5000, including two truckloads of new household items.

John Dixon, Veteran Fulfillment Manager Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans said “We are so thankful for all of the donations and generosity of the Knights of Columbus. It is assuring to know that the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans has such amazing support. “

The two deliveries were made to the shelter before Thanksgiving.  We learned that due to the donations, MSHV was able to include $100 in food gift cards to each veteran visiting the shelter prior to Thanksgiving, in addition to their requested household items.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all our donors who made this fundraising event a success.   We owe our veterans a huge thank you for their service.  It warms our heart to see this overwhelming response from our parish.

Daily Herald Article Since its beginnings, the Knights of Columbus has supported active military personnel and our veterans.  This Thanksgiving, Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus Council #12801 of Streamwood, IL, continued that tradition by hosting a fundraiser for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. The Knights support the shelter throughout the year, and normally collect […]