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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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Black Friday Shopping List

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Two Old Christmas Traditions

When you go shopping on or after Black Friday, keep in mind our traditional Knights and Ladies Auxiliary Christmas giving programs.

Giving Tree

Giving Tree

 

December 2nd we kick off  the Annual Giving Tree tradition here at St. John’s.   Trees will be setup in the church narthex on Friday, November 30th.  To participate in this drive, select one or more tags from the tree, purchase an appropriate gift ($10 – $15 value) and return it to church by December 16.

The gifts should be UNWRAPPED and placed in a gift bag. The Knights and Ladies, in conjunction with our church and community partner organizations, will distribute the gifts to needy children and seniors in our community. Mary’s Millennium Council #12801, with your help, donated more than 3,000 gifts last Christmas.

 

 

Pajamarama

 

 

At our Annual Joint Christmas Party, for the last several years, rather than bringing grab bag gifts, the Ladies Auxiliary has brought pajamas to be donated to the Elgin Women’s Crisis Center.  This tradition will continue on December 19th.

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.

Two Old Christmas Traditions When you go shopping on or after Black Friday, keep in mind our traditional Knights and Ladies Auxiliary Christmas giving programs. Giving Tree   December 2nd we kick off  the Annual Giving Tree tradition here at St. John’s.   Trees will be setup in the church narthex on Friday, November 30th.  To […]

Happy Thanksgiving

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As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back at all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts.  We reflect on 2018 as we write this article.  For many, it has been a challenging year – wildfires are burning in California and many have suffered loss from other man-made or natural disasters.   Many are struggling with illness or financial problems.   As Knights we are here to comfort one another, so please remember those in need of comfort in your Thanksgiving prayers.

Here is Our Thanksgiving Prayer:

O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;

When I have work, help me to remember the job-less;

When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all;

When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer;

When I have my faith and trust in God,

help me to remember those who have put God aside in their lives.

When I am surrounded by my family and friends, help me to remember those

who are alone in the world and have no one to turn to.

Let us be aware that all gifts come from you my God, and may

we serve Your heavenly will in everything we do.

Amen

May you have a Holy and Happy Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back at all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts.  We reflect on 2018 as we write this article.  For many, it has been a challenging year – wildfires are burning in California and many have suffered loss from other […]