In Memoriam April 2018

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When we published our last bulletin article, we honored two of our fallen members, Peter Kippes Sr. and Joan Monaghen.  It is with great sadness that we report that another Brother Knight, Harold “Skip” Riley, went home to meet Our Lord after we had submitted our article for publication.

He was a Charter Member of the Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus Council #12801 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Streamwood, IL, where he served as an usher for many years. He became a 4th Degree Knight of Assembly 2330.

It was a cold, windy, and wintery day Sunday April 15th as the Knights, Ladies, and families of our fallen Brother Knights, Peter Kippes Sr. and Harold “Skip” Riley, gathered after the 9:00 AM mass, as we dedicated their stones in our Memorial Garden.   Ladies Auxiliary member Joan Monaghen’s stone will be dedicated on April 29th, since her family was unable to attend this ceremony.

Father Nate blessed the new stones which were added to our Memorial Garden by Wally Niemczyk, who is the creator and caretaker of this gorgeous setting for prayer and reflection.  We encourage all members to visit the garden and to keep these members and their families in your daily prayers.

Thank you to the families and friends of our fallen Brother Knights and Ladies Auxiliary members, for joining the current members for these special dedication ceremonies.  May all who visit this memorial garden find peace and comfort.

Obituaries:

Harold J. “Skip” Riley, Jr.
Peter J. Kippes Sr.
Joan Monaghen

When we published our last bulletin article, we honored two of our fallen members, Peter Kippes Sr. and Joan Monaghen.  It is with great sadness that we report that another Brother Knight, Harold “Skip” Riley, went home to meet Our Lord after we had submitted our article for publication. He was a Charter Member of […]

Founders Day 2018

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Founder's Day
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March 29, 1892

New Haven, Connecticut

Father McGivneyIn March, 1892, as the Connecticut winter grew to a close, a small group of men, led by Father Michael McGivney, sought to found a new Catholic Fraternal Organization to protect their fellow men and their families.

Since Catholics weren’t well liked, not many people paid much attention to the new society which had just been chartered by the state. Who would have thought that this organization would grow to what it is today.

It was baffling to think that a group of destitute Irish immigrants, fighting against unemployment, discrimination and diseases in New Haven, Connecticut, would cause a spark that would light up the world with more than 1.9 million members in more than a dozen countries.

kofc_insturance_transAnd what, exactly, did they found? Father McGivney, we know, did not just found a charitable society, but a society of mutual aid through which members would insure their own well-being, and that of their families, with the help of their brother Knights.

Today a group of  men dedicated to serving the needs of their Catholic community have donated nearly $1.9 billion dollars to charitable causes and spent more than 75 million hours volunteering last year. These men are carrying on Father McGivney’s dream. We need more men to help us in our mission. Would you like to join us in our mission? We would welcome the opportunity to discuss our organization with you.

Before deciding that a new group was in order, Father McGivney researched the finer points of other fraternal benefit organizations’ insurance programs, ultimately concluding that their coverage was insufficient. How proud must he be to know that the Knights of Columbus continues to provide insurance by brother Knights, for brother Knights, protecting Catholic families for generations?

 

Click Images to Enlarge March 29, 1892 New Haven, Connecticut In March, 1892, as the Connecticut winter grew to a close, a small group of men, led by Father Michael McGivney, sought to found a new Catholic Fraternal Organization to protect their fellow men and their families. Since Catholics weren’t well liked, not many people […]

Palm Sunday Pancakes

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Breakfast with the Knights & Ladies

Our traditional Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale is being held this Sunday, March 25th.  Join the Knights and Ladies in the Parish Center from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Palm Sunday for some of the best pancakes, sausages, eggs and baked goods in Streamwood.

In addition to “made to order” pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy are back by popular demand. You can decide to add toppings such as chocolate morsels, bananas, and other fruit to your pancakes or create a meal that includes our latest menu addition. The Ladies will also have a selection of their special baked good as well so that you can take something home for later in the day if you like.

Thank you in advance for your support.  Funds raised by this annual breakfast helps with our many charitable activities throughout the year.

Breakfast with the Knights & Ladies Our traditional Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale is being held this Sunday, March 25th.  Join the Knights and Ladies in the Parish Center from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Palm Sunday for some of the best pancakes, sausages, eggs and baked goods in Streamwood. In addition to […]

Prayer to St. Joseph

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Saint Joseph’s Day, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph is in Western Christianity the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Join the Ladies Auxiliary in the Parish Center this Sunday, March 18,st.Joseph_statue for the annual St. Joseph’s Table. This is always a very popular event open to the parish.

Prayer to St. Joseph

‘O, glorious St. Joseph, we stand before this Altar with joyful and grateful hearts. We lovingly present to you the labor of our hands and the dedication of our hearts that have fashioned this Altar in your honor. We again place ourselves under your powerful protection. Help us follow your example of complete trust and faith in Divine Providence. Open our minds and hearts to love and serve the poor, the suffering and those rejected or ignored by society. As a family, teach us to love and honor each member of our families with the love and reverence you had for Jesus and Mary. As a nation, inspire in us the will and the way to live in peace with all nations of the world that in our day we can experience the fulfillment of the prayer of Jesus. Peace be to you.

Remember, O most pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our sweet protector, St. Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or implored your aid without obtaining relief.

Lord Jesus, bless this Altar, all this food, the candles, those who prepared it and all those who visit it. We ask this in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.’

Saint Joseph’s Day, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph is in Western Christianity the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Join the Ladies Auxiliary in the Parish Center this Sunday, March 18, for the annual St. Joseph’s Table. This is always a very popular event open to the […]

Lenten Suppers 2018

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Every Lent do you wonder what to do for meatless dinners on Fridays?

You don’t have to wonder any longer!

 

lenten_suppers_2017This year, come to St. John the Evangelist Church in Streamwood for your Lenten Suppers. The suppers will be served in thStations of the Crosse Parish Center every Friday from February 16th – March 23rd (No Lenten Supper on Good Friday – March 30th)

We invite you to pray the Stations of the Cross with us at 7:00 PM (English) or 8:00 PM (Polish).

Follow the path that Jesus took to Calvary depicting the Passion of Christ.

If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at (630) 837-6500 Ext. 20 or E-mail: Parish@mystjohns.org

 

Volunteers Needed

As usual, the Knights will help with the cooking while the Ladies will help with serving. We’ll need some volunteers to arrive around 4 or 4:30 PM to help prepare the food. We’ll need some help cleaning up after 8 PM as well. If you can help on any or all Fridays, just show up and offer to assist.

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Every Lent do you wonder what to do for meatless dinners on Fridays? You don’t have to wonder any longer!   This year, come to St. John the Evangelist Church in Streamwood for your Lenten Suppers. The suppers will be served in the Parish Center every Friday from February 16th – March 23rd (No Lenten […]