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40 Bags 40 Days

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As you start your spring cleaning, remember that the Ladies Auxiliary are going to be collecting items and taking them to Savers for a fundraiser. This was a very successful fund raiser for us last fall. This could be done in coordination with a Lenten Penance.


40 Bags in 40 Days: The idea to combine this fund raiser with Lent came from Simply Catholic. They wrote that Father Kyle Schnipple first suggested it as a Lenten Penance and since then, hundreds of groups and blogs have picked up the idea.

How the Challenge Works: The original concept is easy. Pick a size of bag, fill it up with stuff and get rid of it. What size bag should I pick? That depends on you – if you have a big house and/or a big family, and lots of stuff then go big. For smaller families with less stuff, then a small bag might be a challenge. If you don’t know what size to pick, perhaps a standard tall kitchen bag is the place to start. If you struggle to fill the bag you’ve chosen, one of two things is happening – you are using too big a bag or you should prayerfully consider letting more things go. There is something to be said for steady discipline of letting a bit go each day, but whatever works for you is fine. It usually takes about 30 minutes to fill a bag.

Can I gather bags ahead of Lent and count them? Sure. The goal is to let a little go each day, but if you know you are going to be missing a few days and really want to do all 40 bags… go ahead. There really isn’t a right or wrong way. Do bags of trash/junk/paper count? Yes. You have this stuff in your house and it is stealing your space, your time and your sanity. Of course it counts to let it go. We will be collecting your items on April 12th and 13th. 

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As you start your spring cleaning, remember that the Ladies Auxiliary are going to be collecting items and taking them to Savers for a fundraiser. This was a very successful fund raiser for us last fall. This could be done in coordination with a Lenten Penance. 40 Bags in 40 Days: The idea to combine […]

Celebrating the Knights

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In August 2018, the Knights of Columbus held its 136th Supreme Convention in Baltimore, MD. This video tells the story of the convention and of the Knights of Columbus from founding until today.

Founded by a young parish priest now on the path to sainthood, the Knights of Columbus has helped strengthen men, their families, their parishes and their communities since 1882. Today, there are more than 1.9 million members of the K of C doing good across the world.

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In August 2018, the Knights of Columbus held its 136th Supreme Convention in Baltimore, MD. This video tells the story of the convention and of the Knights of Columbus from founding until today. Founded by a young parish priest now on the path to sainthood, the Knights of Columbus has helped strengthen men, their families, […]

Holiday Party December 19

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
7:30 PM

 

Knights will have their short December Business meeting immediately before the Christmas Party
Knights, Please note the change to meeting time for this month’s meeting.  Parish Center at 7:00 PM

 

Our Annual Pajamarama

Rather than a grab bag
please bring PJs that will be
donated to the Community Crisis Center in Elgin

New Knights Tradition

Getting inspiration from the Ladies Auxiliary we announced a new tradition of donating items to help veterans at our Annual Christmas Party.  Louis Neri, who transferred into our council this year,  shared a list of items that are in need at the present time.   We suggest purchasing items from the following list, especially items in red which are in short supply.

 MSHV Veterans Wishlist Flyer (click to open PDF)

Please bring your items to the Christmas party.  They don’t need to be wrapped.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:30 PM   Knights will have their short December Business meeting immediately before the Christmas Party Knights, Please note the change to meeting time for this month’s meeting.  Parish Center at 7:00 PM   Our Annual Pajamarama Rather than a grab bag please bring PJs that will be donated to the […]

Keep Christ in Christmas

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Millions of people in North America were reminded to “Keep Christ in Christmas” thanks to the efforts of the Knights of Columbus. The campaign included public service announcements aired in the United States during the Christmas season, as well as a variety of local programs in support of the campaign that included signs, billboards, Nativity scenes and Christmas cards.

“In a society where Christmas has often become shorthand for shopping, many who celebrate Christmas can lose sight of it true meaning. Those who celebrate Christmas give gifts to each other because it is the day on which we celebrate the greatest gift: God’s gift of his son to the world,” said Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson. “Christmas is about ‘peace on earth toward people of good will’ and we think that’s a message worth remembering.”

Mary’s Millennium Council conducted a “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest in conjunction with St. John’s School.  Winners from the council contest will advance to the district level.  We’ll show you some of the posters and announce the winners in a future article.  This is the traditional start of a series of Kids Programs we conduct each fiscal year.    We wish you a Merry Christmas.

Millions of people in North America were reminded to “Keep Christ in Christmas” thanks to the efforts of the Knights of Columbus. The campaign included public service announcements aired in the United States during the Christmas season, as well as a variety of local programs in support of the campaign that included signs, billboards, Nativity […]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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