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Novena Before Beatification

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Novena Before Beatification

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On Oct. 31, Father McGivney is to be named “Blessed” by Pope Francis. That day, the Church will declare what many have long believed — that the holy soul of Father McGivney can intercede for us before the throne of God.

In the past, miracles have occurred for those who pray at the time of a beatification. So, as we count down the days to this amazing event, we invite you to join brother Knights and Catholics across the world in praying a special novena from Thursday, Oct. 22, to Friday, Oct. 30.

The brand new novena features commentary on the life of Father McGivney, as well as unique petitions and daily intentions close to our founder’s heart. We hope that through these prayers and petitions many will be brought closer to God and that we ourselves may renew our love of God and neighbor.

A downloadable version of the novena can be found here. You can also sign up to receive a daily email, which will include the unique petitions and prayers for each of the nine days of the novena. Click here for details.

Visit Our Beatification Page: Http://Kofc12801.Org/Beatification Join a Novena Before Beatification On Oct. 31, Father McGivney is to be named “Blessed” by Pope Francis. That day, the Church will declare what many have long believed — that the holy soul of Father McGivney can intercede for us before the throne of God. In the past, miracles […]

October Business Meeting

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Wednesday,

October 21, 2020

7:30 PM In Person Meeting

& Virtual Attendance Option

Our next business meeting will be in the Parish Center with alternative attendance  using FreeConferenceCall.com for our virtual platform.

PLEASE NOTE:    Masks Will Be Required for Entrance 

If You Aren’t Well or If  You Have Been Exposed to COVID-19  Please Do Not Attend in Person

 

Meeting will be preceded by Tom Hegna Retirement Seminar from 6:30 – 7:30 PM

The Business Meeting Will Begin After Non-Member Guests Have Left Parish Center

 

Register Today (Click Here) – Attend In Person Or Virtually

All members and non-members must preregister so that we can control capacity.

 

Business Meeting Will Use a Different Virtual Link Than the Seminar (see below)

 

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTIONS:

I suggest you try to connect prior to our first meeting to be sure you don’t have problems.

 

You can join from Phone (dial the number and put in the access code) or your Computer.

Best experience with Google Chrome

 

You may get a prompt (pop-up) asking to allow access to your microphone / camera – be sure to click OK.

If you block pop-ups, you can allow them for freeconferencecall.com  in your browser settings.

 

If you don’t get sound, check Audio settings.

 

Dial-in number (US): (720) 740-9880

Access code: 3891843#

 

Online meeting ID: gpappin8

 

Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/gpappin8

 

 

Enter your Name & Email Address & click Join

(complete instructions – click the link below)

 

For additional assistance connecting to the meeting text ‘Call Me’ to the Dial-In number above and you will be called into the conference. Message and data rates may apply.

 

Participant instructions:

https://www.freeconferencecall.com/participant-instructions

 

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:30 PM In Person Meeting & Virtual Attendance Option Our next business meeting will be in the Parish Center with alternative attendance  using FreeConferenceCall.com for our virtual platform. PLEASE NOTE:    Masks Will Be Required for Entrance  If You Aren’t Well or If  You Have Been Exposed to COVID-19  Please Do Not […]

Our Namesake Christopher Columbus

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Today, the Knights of Columbus celebrate Columbus Day, knowing that our namesake gave voice to generations of Catholics and helped clear a path for the diverse society we have today. 

We celebrate 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 was not 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.


COURAGE AND CONVICTION: The True Story of Christopher Columbus is a thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America. Produced by the Knights of Columbus and narrated by actor Chazz Palminteri, this film provides insight into Christopher Columbus’ remarkable genius as a sea navigator as well as his deep desire to bring all nations to Christ.  If you missed Sunday night’s premiere on EWTN, you can now watch this documentary at KofC.org/Columbus and on the KofC YouTube channel.

 

 

Through expert interviews and archival footage, we look at the origins of Columbus Day and the symbolic role that Columbus has for Catholic immigrants, especially Italian Americans. Finally, the film addresses the current indictments against Christopher Columbus with boldness and exposes the motives behind the attacks of revisionist historians.

“Courage and Conviction” shows why Christopher Columbus remains not only a man worthy of admiration, but a noble icon of what it means to be a Catholic and an American.


Want to learn more? Click the links below.

Why the Knights of Columbus? 

Christopher Columbus and Fake History

Five Myths about Columbus 

Why Columbus Sailed 

Today, the Knights of Columbus celebrate Columbus Day, knowing that our namesake gave voice to generations of Catholics and helped clear a path for the diverse society we have today.  We celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492.  Columbus’ voyages have been celebrated since the colonial […]

Register Today – Retirement Seminar

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Register Today – Attend In Person or Virtually

All members and non-members must preregister so that we can control capacity.

Prior to our normal October Business Meeting, we will be streaming a retirement seminar from the Parish Center.

The Illinois General Agencies will be hosting a virtual benefit night in October. Our incredible guest speaker Tom Hegna will present valuable information to all catholic families in our parishes and communities. All councils have been asked to invite members and non-members to register for this upcoming event.  Parishioners of St. John’s are invited to attend in person or online – you do not need to have a member of the Knights in your family.

About Our Speaker

Our guest speaker will be Tom HegnaTom Hegna is an economist, author, and retirement expert. He has been an incredibly popular industry speaker for many years and is considered by many to be THE Retirement Income Expert!.

About this Event

“Don’t Worry, Retire Happy! Seven Steps to Retirement Security” is your guide to straight-forward retirement planning in uncertain times. In this presentation, Tom will simplify the retirement journey with his seven steps to retirement security. Learn how to make a trouble-free plan for retirement with a solid foundation to build on for future generations. Avoid living a just-in-case retirement and enjoy the fruits of your labor! Whether you are a late starter with your retirement planning or you have significant savings, this presentation outlines how to make the most from the least with the smallest amount of risk.

We will be live-streaming this seminar from the Parish Center. You will also receive a link to the online event should you prefer to attend remotely.

We are limited to 50 attendees onsite, so register early if you wish to attend in person.

 

FREE EVENT – Supports Homeless Veterans

This event is FREE, but we would appreciate donations of items for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Items in Red are most in need. All items must be NEW in package. Cash or check donations are also welcome.

Click HERE to Download Current Wish List

No Veteran should be homeless. Mary’s Millennium Council, in conjunction with MSHV and YOU, can do something about that. Thank you for your consideration.

Register Today – Attend In Person or Virtually All members and non-members must preregister so that we can control capacity. Prior to our normal October Business Meeting, we will be streaming a retirement seminar from the Parish Center. The Illinois General Agencies will be hosting a virtual benefit night in October. Our incredible guest speaker […]

Message from Supreme Knight

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Brothers,

As I listened to the Supreme Knight’s opening convention speech, it struck me that this is exactly the message we need to get out to all our fellow Catholics.

I strongly encourage you to watch his opening speech if you haven’t had an opportunity to do so.  The reason I said “watch his speech” is that there is a tremendous video component to his presentation as well.

Not only did the Supreme Knight give a history lesson of the founding of our Order, but he also covered key milestones of our involvement with so many important issues since our beginning.  Not to mention our many, many charitable endeavors and how we have helped so many others…and changed lives one project at a time.  I don’t think I’ve ever felt prouder to be a member of The Knights of Columbus than after watching his presentation.  I strongly encourage you to watch it with your wife and family.

When we invite a man to join the Knights of
Columbus, we are not simply inviting him to do
something. We are inviting him to be someone.
We are inviting him to be a man of charity, unity
and fraternity.

 

 

This video is an incredible reinforcement and recruiting tool for our order.

Click picture or enter link into browser:  https://www.kofc.org/un/en/news-room/convention/2020/supreme-knight-speech-video.html.

Other convention news:  http://kofc.org/en/news-room/convention/2020/index.html

 

 

Brothers, As I listened to the Supreme Knight’s opening convention speech, it struck me that this is exactly the message we need to get out to all our fellow Catholics. I strongly encourage you to watch his opening speech if you haven’t had an opportunity to do so.  The reason I said “watch his speech” […]