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Coats for Kids Giving Tuesday

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Coats for Kids

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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many of us are busy decorating, planning our dinners and shopping for gifts.

Let’s not lose sight of what Thanksgiving really means — It’s about giving thanks and giving back.

December 1 is Giving Tuesday — an international day of giving that follows the gratefulness of Thanksgiving with the generosity of charity. Do you have it marked on your calendar?

This Giving Tuesday, the Knights of Columbus will raise money to purchase more than 6,000 new coats for children in need. We’ll only have 24-hours to raise $135,000 — the amount needed to bring the gift of warmth to thousands — and we’ll need your help to do it.    Our council has a personal goal of $1500 (that’s 72 coats).  Please spread the word to make this happen.

This year, your gift goes even further. A generous donor has pledged to match every dollar donated this #GivingTuesday up to $135,000.

That means that you can support twice as many kids — but only if you give today!

On Giving Tuesday, we will need your help and generosity to bring the gift of warmth to children this winter. Please mark your calendar and get excited to make a difference!

Donate Online Today With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many of us are busy decorating, planning our dinners and shopping for gifts. Let’s not lose sight of what Thanksgiving really means — It’s about giving thanks and giving back. December 1 is Giving Tuesday — an international day of giving that follows the gratefulness of Thanksgiving with the generosity of […]

November Business Meeting Switched to Virtual

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Virtual Business Meeting

Due to increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois, we are limiting the number of participants for in-person meetings.

Therefore, we are once again switching to a Virtual Format.

 

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTIONS:

I suggest you try to connect prior to our 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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Virtual Business Meeting Due to increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois, we are limiting the number of participants for in-person meetings. Therefore, we are once again switching to a Virtual Format.   VIRTUAL INSTRUCTIONS: I suggest you try to connect prior to our meeting to be sure you don’t have problems.   […]

Advent Inspirations

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Little Blue Books of Advent / Christmas Inspiration

Sold Out November 15th  – Alternatives Here

With the decreased mass attendance due to the pandemic, we reduced our order of Little Blue Books slightly and we have unfortunately already sold out.   We apologize to those that were unable to purchase one of the books.   We suggest checking with neighboring parishes to see if they are offering the books or utilizing one of the following alternate resources.


Delivered Daily

Receive Advent Inspirations in your email inbox each day from Relevant Radio

Anytime, Anywhere

Read or listen to Fr. Rocky’s Advent Inspirations while you brush your teeth, on the way to work, or at the dinner table.

Be Inspired

Deepen your faith this Advent with these daily inspirational messages as we await the coming of Our Lord.

Making 2021 the Best Year of Your Life Starts with Advent!

It’s a totally free and totally awesome daily video program (sent straight to your email) that will help you prepare for Christmas like never before!

Provide your name and email so sign up for Dynamic Catholic’s Best Advent Ever video series  (click image or link).   Then watch the inspirational videos each day to think, pray, and implement the ideas in your life.


Spend your time with Christ in the Gospel this Advent

alongside Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire community.

Would you like to receive these daily Gospel reflections in your inbox every morning?  If so, click on the image to sign up.

“May we spend these holy days together in prayer, penance, and hope, fixing our eyes on the appearance of Christ our Savior and longing for his deliverance.”

Peace,

Bishop Robert Barron


These are just a few of the many resources available on the web this Advent season.  Enter “advent daily inspirations” in your browser search bar to find others.

 

Little Blue Books of Advent / Christmas Inspiration Sold Out November 15th  – Alternatives Here With the decreased mass attendance due to the pandemic, we reduced our order of Little Blue Books slightly and we have unfortunately already sold out.   We apologize to those that were unable to purchase one of the books.   We suggest […]

Thank a Homeless Veteran

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Caring for our Veterans

On November 11th we recognize those men and women who have served our country in the military.  Since its beginnings, the Knights of Columbus has supported active military personnel and our veterans.  This year, join with us to really say “Thank You for Your Service” by helping homeless veterans with donations to make a difference in their lives.

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.

Sadly, there are many homeless Veterans in our area.  Our council has partnered with Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) to make a difference this holiday season.  We are collecting new items from their current wish list.  In short supply are winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves, food and gas gift cards, towel sets, disinfectant wipes, and sprays. The complete list and more information can be found on our donation website (kofc12801.square.site/veterans).

New Items can be dropped off at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 502 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood IL 60107 the weekend of November 15 or 22.  You can also contact us at info@kofc12801.org to arrange for a pickup.  Unable to shop, but still want to participate?  Make an online donation using credit  card or Google Pay or mail a check, payable to Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus Council #12801, care of St. John the  Evangelist Catholic Church.

Thank you for remembering our Veterans in your prayers and also for your support of our work with MSHV.  Visit their website (helpaveteran.org) to learn more about their mission to End Veteran Homelessness.

Caring for our Veterans On November 11th we recognize those men and women who have served our country in the military.  Since its beginnings, the Knights of Columbus has supported active military personnel and our veterans.  This year, join with us to really say “Thank You for Your Service” by helping homeless veterans with donations […]

Annual Giving Tree

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annual giving tree

Tis The Season of Giving

Annual Giving Tree

Now Through December 20th

Every year at Thanksgiving time, we kickoff our Annual Giving Tree event in conjunction with St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Normally, we’d place two Christmas trees, filled with gift tags, in the narthex.  Parishioners would select one or more tags from the trees and then go shopping for age-appropriate toys for the boy or girl they selected.  Gifts were then returned to the trees before Christmas, and the Knights of Columbus would assist Hanover Township staff with the annual Holiday Program toy distribution.

Many families in Hanover Township are in need of assistance this year.  More than 500 families participated in the program last year and more than 1300 toys were distributed. This year we anticipate the demand will be even higher due to the pandemic. Without programs like this, Christmas might be pretty bleak for children of these families.  We’ve been working with the township to simplify the process and keep everyone safe.

No Tags – No Trees

Return Toys to Table in Narthex

Due to current restrictions, which prevent congregating in the narthex, we won’t be putting up Christmas trees filled with tags.  Instead, you decide what age group, Boys and Girls (ages 1-13), you want to purchase your gifts for.   Purchase one or more toys (minimum value $10-$15) and return the unwrapped toys to the parish.  They can be brought to mass or dropped off at the Parish Office during normal business hours.  We will isolate the gifts for a period of time, and then the township will pick them up.

So that you can take advantage of Black Friday and other deals, we are  launching the program earlier than usual.  We also realize that some people may not wish to purchase toys, but would still like to participate.   Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Parish Office (cash, gift cards, or check payable to Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus Council #12801) or you can use our secure online donation site (https://kofc12801.square.site/giving-tree) using a credit card or Google Pay.

About Hanover Township Holiday Program

Now thru December 16, families facing financial need can apply for the annual December holiday sponsor-a-family and toy drive programs.  Residents can click here to complete an application. A Spanish registration form is also available here for bilingual families.

 

Tis The Season of Giving Annual Giving Tree Now Through December 20th Every year at Thanksgiving time, we kickoff our Annual Giving Tree event in conjunction with St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Normally, we’d place two Christmas trees, filled with gift tags, in the narthex.  Parishioners would select one or more tags from the […]