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June Virtual Planning Meeting

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Planning MeetingMonday,

June 1st

7:00 PM WebEx Meeting

Our next planning meeting will be using WebEx for our virtual platform.

 

DO NOT USE ANY PREVIOUS MEETING LINKS

Gary Pappin’s Personal Room

https://meetingsamer10.webex.com/meet/gpappin | 627608324    (Click this link)

 

Join by phone

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 627 608 324

 

Note:   This link will NOT change – so this should make your life much easier !!

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Monday, June 1st 7:00 PM WebEx Meeting Our next planning meeting will be using WebEx for our virtual platform.   DO NOT USE ANY PREVIOUS MEETING LINKS Gary Pappin’s Personal Room https://meetingsamer10.webex.com/meet/gpappin | 627608324    (Click this link)   Join by phone +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll Access code: 627 608 324   Note:   This link will […]

May Virtual Business Meeting

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Vote this WednesdayWednesday,

May 20th

7:30 PM WebEx Meeting

Our next business meeting will be using WebEx for our virtual platform.

Please join me to elect 2020-21 Officers & vote on other council motions.

If you haven’t attended a meeting for awhile – this is the one to attend

DO NOT USE ANY PREVIOUS MEETING LINKS

Gary Pappin’s Personal Room

https://meetingsamer10.webex.com/meet/gpappin | 627608324    (Click this link)

 

Join by phone

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 627 608 324

 

Note:   This link will NOT change – so this should make your life much easier !!

Download How To WebEx Guide (PDF)

Wednesday, May 20th 7:30 PM WebEx Meeting Our next business meeting will be using WebEx for our virtual platform. Please join me to elect 2020-21 Officers & vote on other council motions. If you haven’t attended a meeting for awhile – this is the one to attend DO NOT USE ANY PREVIOUS MEETING LINKS Gary […]

Fraternal Benefits Night

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Brother Knights,

During this time of pandemic, we are relegated to holding meetings virtually. Our Field Agent, Crispin Jones, has reminded us at past meetings about the Insurance Benefits available to our families as members of the Knights of Columbus. When Father McGivney founded the Knights, times were much like they are today. He wanted to be sure to protect the widows and orphans, should something happen to the bread winner of the family. Our General Agent, Jim Lutz, has scheduled several virtual meetings, now through the end of the fiscal year, to allow councils to meet their Founder’s (Insurance) Award requirements. Please plan on attending our session Thursday May 28th, at 7 PM. Further details will be provided upon registration.

This is an excellent opportunity to take a look at your current financial situation and learn about programs that the Knights offer. You and your spouse are cordially invited to attend this event. Please RSVP quickly to reserve your spot. If you are unable to attend that evening, and would be interested in attending another session, please let us know and we’ll work with our General Agent to make that happen.

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Brother Knights, During this time of pandemic, we are relegated to holding meetings virtually. Our Field Agent, Crispin Jones, has reminded us at past meetings about the Insurance Benefits available to our families as members of the Knights of Columbus. When Father McGivney founded the Knights, times were much like they are today. He wanted […]

Call to Action for Reopening

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MULTI-PHASED PLAN FOR REOPENING CHURCHES

Last week Cardinal Cupich announced plans for a gradual reopening of churches throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Starting this week, there will be virtual training of volunteers who will assist in this phased plan at each parish.

Complete details of the phased plan: Reopening Plans (May 13, 2020)

Mary’s Millennium Council & Ladies Auxiliary have a tradition of providing assistance to our pastor.    We have been in contact with Fr. Gregg and pledged our support in providing assistance as this plan unfolds.   He has informed us that at least initially, volunteers involved will have to be under the age of 65 or in good health.

Mary Alice Benoit, St. John’s Office Manager, is compiling a list of potential volunteers.   Brother Knights who fit the age guidelines should have received an email from the Grand Knight asking for volunteers.   Please respond to that email if you can help.

Watch for further updates on https://www.mystjohns.org/ and the https://www.archchicago.org/ websites.

As Knights, we are asked to Step Into the Breach, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic, to Leave No Neighbor Behind.

 

 

 

MULTI-PHASED PLAN FOR REOPENING CHURCHES Last week Cardinal Cupich announced plans for a gradual reopening of churches throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Starting this week, there will be virtual training of volunteers who will assist in this phased plan at each parish. Complete details of the phased plan: Reopening Plans (May 13, 2020) Mary’s Millennium […]

Sixth Sunday of Easter

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St. John the Evangelist – Vimeo

It’s hard to believe that it’s the Sixth Sunday of Easter already.  We hope that you and your families have been able to continue praying together at home using the various resources listed on our Spiritual Resources post or others you may have found.

Fr. Gregg and Deacon Bob Esposito recorded today’s liturgy and shared it on Vimeo.  The latest masses in English and Polish are posted each week on the parish website https://www.mystjohns.org as well.  We thank all involved for bringing us together virtually from St. John the Evangelist Church.

As Fr. Gregg mentioned in his remarks today, he asks for your patience for a little longer.  The Archdiocese of Chicago has unveiled a multi-phased plan, created in conjunction with the Bishops of Illinois and the State of Illinois government and health officials, to gradually reopen churches to some activities.   There will still be the need for virtual prayers for the immediate future, but there is hope for the future reopening.   Complete details of the plan can be found in Cardinal Cupich’s letter: Reopening Plans (May 13, 2020).

The Knights, Ladies Auxiliary, and other Parish Ministries, will be working with the parish staff to implement plans outlined by the Cardinal.  Please be sure to watch for updates on the parish and Archdiocese websites as well as Sunday bulletins posted on the parish website.   This Sunday’s Bulletins:  May 17th for Website          May 17th Print Version

 

Four tips to help kids focus

during streamed Mass

For kids, focusing during Mass is harder than ever now that Sunday is streamed. These four tips can help.

1. Redefine success – attending mass in your living room isn’t the same as attending in church.  Think about how you can enter more fully into the Mass

2. Let your kids pick the Mass – there are many online masses, many of which are available on demand, so even mass time can be tuned to the family’s needs.  Maybe your children really miss seeing your parish priest, or maybe they want to hear hymns like the ones sung in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception broadcasts sponsored by the K of C.

3. Read along with the prayers – we miss out on sensory engagement at home – there’s no smelling of incense for example.  It’s easy to be distracted. An easy way of adding more sensory engagement is to print out the Mass readings.

4. Celebrate Sundays – Just because churches are closed doesn’t mean that you have to go without the post-Mass hospitality — in fact, since days seem to blend together when you’re stuck inside, Sunday treats are even more important than ever to help mark the day as special.  Special brunches are especially encouraged as are phone and video calls with other family members and friends.

Originally published in a special bi-weekly edition of Knightline, a resource for K of C leaders and members.  (click here for entire story)

 

 

St. John the Evangelist – Vimeo It’s hard to believe that it’s the Sixth Sunday of Easter already.  We hope that you and your families have been able to continue praying together at home using the various resources listed on our Spiritual Resources post or others you may have found. Fr. Gregg and Deacon Bob […]