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 […]

Your Unwanted Items Wanted

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Ladies Auxiliary Need Your Items for

Savers FUNDrive Event & Glitz &  Glamour

Plus Help Knights Assist Veterans

 

It’s time to clean out your closets and help the Ladies Auxiliary raise funds for their various charitable works.  You can also help the Knights provide needed items to veterans.   Check out the flyers below for more details.

Download the PDF file .

Click to Open Closet Cleanup Flyer (PDF)

Glitz & Glamour

Click to Open Glitz & Glamour Flyer (PDF)

MSHV Veterans Wishlist

Contact Louis Neri for more information and to arrange pick up of your donation for veterans.

Download the PDF file .

Click to Open MSHV Veterans Wishlist Flyer (PDF)

Ladies Auxiliary Need Your Items for Savers FUNDrive Event & Glitz &  Glamour Plus Help Knights Assist Veterans   It’s time to clean out your closets and help the Ladies Auxiliary raise funds for their various charitable works.  You can also help the Knights provide needed items to veterans.   Check out the flyers below for […]

Christopher Columbus Our Patron

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This week we celebrated the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492.  Columbus’ voyages have been celebrated since the colonial days.  Columbus Day first became a state holiday in Colorado in 1906.  It wasn’t until 1937 that Columbus Day became a federal holiday.

When the Knights of Columbus was born on February 6, 1882, the new members selected Christopher Columbus as their patron, recognized as a Catholic and celebrated as the discoverer of America.  Ten years later, on the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of the New World, 6,000 Knights of Columbus marched in the New Haven Columbus Day parade.   Just thirty years later, with support from the Knights, the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain was dedicated in Washington, D.C. Some 20,000 Knights attended the ceremonies, which were overseen by President William H. Taft.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.  We invite practical Catholic men, age 18 or older, to join our ranks.

  This week we celebrated the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492.  Columbus’ voyages have been celebrated since the colonial days.  Columbus Day first became a state holiday in Colorado in 1906.  It wasn’t until 1937 that Columbus Day became a federal holiday. When the Knights of […]

Final 5k Planning Meeting

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Please Join Us For 5k Knights Challenge Planning Meeting

It’s hard to believe, but the Fifth Annual Knights Challenge is almost here.   We started planning for this year’s event right after the last runner crossed the finish line last year.   The core committee has been having monthly meetings, and not we’d like ALL VOLUNTEERS to attend the final meeting. This will be our final opportunity to make sure we have everything in order for race day.

FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE ON REGISTRATION FEES

Online registration will be cut off on October 4th so that Racetime can generate bibb numbers and prepare the final roster.  Any registration after October 4th will be $5 more per person.

We will be placing the shirt order next week, so if you know anyone that is planning on running or walking, and who have not registered, tell them to do so now.  We only guarantee your t-shirt size if you pre-register for the Knights Challenge.   In addition, we could run out of t-shirts completely, as we are trying to minimize the number of extra t-shirts ordered.

DONATIONS & TEAMS STILL WELCOME

For those that won’t be in town or that can’t run or walk in the 5k,  you can still support one of the registered teams, or simply make a donation either online or by mailing a check to St. John’s Parish Office (indicating Knights Challenge Donation).  See our race website for more details.  Why not form a team with your family, friends, or co-workers.   You can save on your registration by doing so.  The team that raises the most donations will be awarded a prize on race day.

 

 

Please Join Us For 5k Knights Challenge Planning Meeting It’s hard to believe, but the Fifth Annual Knights Challenge is almost here.   We started planning for this year’s event right after the last runner crossed the finish line last year.   The core committee has been having monthly meetings, and not we’d like ALL VOLUNTEERS to […]

Fall Breakfast with Knights & Ladies

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Click to EnlargeJoin Us for Some Fellowship & Pancakes

Our Fall Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale are being held Sunday, September 9th. Join the Knights and Ladies in the Parish Center 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 and biscuits and gravy.   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 Gregg 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 9th. Join the Knights and Ladies in the Parish Center 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 […]