Knights Challenge 5k 2014 Successful

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KC_5K_collage1Congratulations to all Winners & Thank You to All

On October 4th, we held our first annual Knights Challenge 5K Race and 1M Walk to benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  We had 75 participants, despite the 40 degree weather with snow flurries.  Thank you to all that helped make this event a success.  We had set a goal of 100 participants when we began planning this event.  Since this was our first race, and the weather didn’t cooperate, it was gratifying to see so many people turn out to help us support this worthwhile cause.

Race Director, Jim KaltingerReflections on First Annual Knights Challenge
5K Race / 1M Walk

With the race underway, Jim Kaltinger, Race Director, is shown here responding to Streamwood Examiner reporter with his thoughts on this year’s event and what next year might bring.   He hopes that this will be an annual event, and that next year will have an even bigger turnout (which translates into more money for the Hanover Township Food Pantry).

Several months ago, Jim approached Mary’s Millennium Council with his idea about conducting a 5K race.  As an avid runner, he knew something about what was involved, but that challenge didn’t stop him from suggesting we sponsor an event.  The council approved the idea overwhelmingly and we embarked on a journey which culminated today with a successful event.

Jim hopes to be able to run in the race next year, something he couldn’t do this time due to Race Director duties.

The Knights of Columbus, Mary’s Millennium Council in particular, is a great place for a man to share his dreams and together with fellow Knights, Ladies, members of the parish and community, accomplish great things for others in the community.

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Congratulations to all Winners & Thank You to All On October 4th, we held our first annual Knights Challenge 5K Race and 1M Walk to benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  We had 75 participants, despite the 40 degree weather with snow flurries.  Thank you to all that helped make this event a success.  We […]

2014 Intellectual Disabilities Drive

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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.

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The 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 […]

Fall Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

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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.

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Join 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 […]

Farewell Father Piotr

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 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 Knight

KofC_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. Read More

 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 Knight , Father Piotr.   He has been our chaplain and a great advocate of the Knights, especially in the Polish community of the parish. […]

Family Outing a Success

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IMG_4047All About Family Fun

Knights & Ladies

Summer Outing

Last night was a beautiful evening in Schaumburg as The Boomers and Miners met to do battle on the baseball field.   Mary’s Millennium Council had third-base side seats which were the perfect vantage point for the game.  The Miners took an early lead, but the Boomers fought back within one run, but eventually lost.

The score didn’t matter because that was only part of the entertainment.  It was Superhero night at the ballpark and all the young children were dressed up in their favorite character’s costume. As usual there was plenty of on field entertainment during the game.   Friday nights are special at the ball park as the Boomers host a fabulous fireworks show.  If you missed the event, you can watch the fireworks here:


Summer Outing 2014 (24 photos)

Families are the foundation of society and are at the core of the Knights of Columbus. With this in mind, councils regularly sponsor activities that allow families to spend time together in volunteer activities, faith initiatives and social events.  Those families that were at the game certainly had some quality time together enjoying a fun-filled evening under the lights.

Thank you Adam Kanyuh for arranging another great family outing.

 

 

All About Family Fun Knights & Ladies Summer Outing Last night was a beautiful evening in Schaumburg as The Boomers and Miners met to do battle on the baseball field.   Mary’s Millennium Council had third-base side seats which were the perfect vantage point for the game.  The Miners took an early lead, but the Boomers […]