Luminaria Lighting

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Luminaria, the Village’s annual holiday light extravaganza, is scheduled for Friday, December 4 at 6:00 pm. Luminaria

Same Islands – Park Blvd & Irving Pk Road

Bring Lighter if you have one

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions for large gatherings, Streamwood is unable to hold an official tree lighting ceremony or visit with Santa at Village Hall.

however, they encourage you to take a walk through Veterans Memorial over the holiday season to enjoy the thousands of colorful lights on the trees.

Luminaria, the Village’s annual holiday light extravaganza, is scheduled for Friday, December 4 at 6:00 pm.  Same Islands – Park Blvd & Irving Pk Road Bring Lighter if you have one Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions for large gatherings, Streamwood is unable to hold an official tree lighting ceremony or visit with Santa at Village […]

Giving Thanks

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This Thanksgiving  we look back at what all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts. In particular we remember our fallen Knights and recognize their contributions and those of their wives.  We also remember all our sponsors and supporters of our various causes like the 5K Race for Hanover Township Food Pantry, the Intellectual Disabilities Drive, the Ladies Savers Drive, and the Homeless Veterans Drive.

We all have much to be thankful for. We are thankful that even in this extraordinary year we were able to continue these charitable efforts with success.  This weekend we kick off a tradition here at St. John’s – the Annual Giving Tree. It’s different this year with no Christmas Trees or tags.  Simply purchase an appropriate gift ($10 – $15 value) for a boy or girl and return it to church by December 20.

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 through the help of Hanover Township. Mary’s Millennium Council #12801, with your help, donated more than 2,000 gifts last Christmas.

St. John’s is a warm and giving parish community. Thank you all for your ongoing support of our various programs. May you have a Holy and Happy Thanksgiving Day. December 1st is #GivingTuesday – we are sponsoring a ”Coats for Kids Drive” online at https://kofc12801.square.site/giving-tuesday.

 

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

Thank you Fr. Gregg, Fr. Nate, and the entire St. John’s Parish Staff and Parishioners for all you do for keep our parish thriving as a community of faith and caring.

This Thanksgiving  we look back at what all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts. In particular we remember our fallen Knights and recognize their contributions and those of their wives.  We also remember all our sponsors and supporters of our various causes like the […]

2019-2020 Award Recipients

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As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back at what all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts.  There are many individuals that contribute to the success of the Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary.   Once a year we gather at the Past Grand Knights Dinner to recognize the Knight & Lady of the Year as well as the Family of the Year.  Due to COVID-19, we have postponed our dinner, but still would like to recognize these award recipients.

Family of the Year

is awarded to Philip and Billie Roth & Family.  Phil has been a member of our council for over 10 years and has served as Outside Guard for two fiscal years and as Warden for five fiscal years. He remains Chairman of council’s Illinois Adopt-A-Highway cleanup program.  Besides his leadership positions, he volunteers for Intellectual Disabilities and Kiwanis charity fund raising drives, cooks for pancake breakfasts and Lenten suppers, volunteers to help at our annual Knights Challenge 5K race, and much more. He initiated our council’s participation in the Illinois Adopt-A-Highway cleanup program and coordinates regular roadside cleanup activities.

Phil is an active contributor to our parish, serving as Head Usher. In addition, he is a Eucharistic Minister, along with his daughter, while his son-in-law serves as a Lector. Even his granddaughter gets involved, helping to pass out church bulletins after masses.

His wife, Billie, is village president and has served in public office for more than 30 years. She is actively involved with Children’s Advocacy Center, Shelter Inc., Easter Seals, Kiwanis, and the American Cancer Society.

This husband and wife team have been very active in the community for years and have recently been recognized for their contributions. Phil is involved with the Meals on Wheels program, Streamwood Summer Celebration volunteer (Beer tent), traffic control for Hanover Township 5K run, and Hanover Township Food Pantry helper. He was awarded the 2020 Hanover Township Supervisor’s Senior Volunteer Award, recognizing the many hours volunteered in our community. Billie received the top recognition — the Mary Ellen “Mel” Runzel Volunteer Service Award — at the 2019 Hanover Township Supervisor’s Community Service Award breakfast.

During our current Covid-19 crisis, this husband and wife team have taken “Leave no Neighbor Behind” to heart. They personally contacted local business and collected food donations for the Hanover Township Food Pantry. They also delivered the food to those in need. Finally, they contacted many people in the village by phone making sure that they were safe and that their needs were met.

Their dedication and hard work in performing these volunteer activities has greatly impacted many in the community, including seniors, children, veterans and adults. They do so without expecting any recognition and are always willing to do more. All that anyone needs to do is ask and they will be there. Not even Covid-19, despite putting themselves at risk, could stop them from fulfilling their service to others.

It gives me great pleasure to nominate them as Family of the Year for their years of continued service to the Knights, Community, and the Church.

~ Gary Pappin, GK


Knight of the Year

is awarded to David Arias.  David Arias is a special Olympian that has won gold medals in power lifting, ice skating, and bowling.  David, a fourth degree Knight, has been a dedicated member of our council for four years and has served as a council officer, Inside Guard, for three years. He is involved in almost all our council & church activities: 5K run, ID Drive, Kiwanis, pancake breakfast, Lenten suppers, mass usher, Boys Scouts leader, honor guard, parade, bingo tent, etc.

He is a past recipient of Knight of the Month for the State of Illinois Knights of Columbus, in which he was recognized for his many contributions to the church, council, and community.

His service work is impeccable. Although he is dealing with downs syndrome, this does not stop him from going beyond what is expected. David is the prime example of what is meant of being an outstanding person and very giving Christian man.

He truly serves to be Knight of the Year.

~ Gary Pappin, GK


Lady of the Year

I am very proud to announce The Lady of the Year for 2020 is Karen Diaz.

Members of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary take in many facets of each member’s lives serving our family, church and community.  We are wives, mothers, grandmothers, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Respect Life advocates, Ministers of Care, Bereavement Ministers, Hanover Township volunteers, Lectors and Prayer Warriors to mention a few.  With this said, this year’s Lady of the Year has been chose for outstanding dedication to the parish of St. John’s, St. John’s School, her faith in God and the care and love she gives to her family.

Karen is a vital member of our organization.  Her leadership in fundraising is evident in her accomplishments for St. John’s School and our Auxiliary.  She has supported the PTC of our school for the last three years. Karen helps lead numerous fundraisers for the school.  She was an assistant coach for the volleyball and basketball teams.

Karen is a Eucharistic Minister and Lecturer for our parish.  As member of our Auxiliary, Karen is co-chairman of the Fundraising Committee.  For the past two years she has helped raise close to $5000 for the school and Auxiliary with the Savers Fundraisers.  This money has not only helped fund the school Technology Fund but also the donations made by the Auxiliary to the church and community. With COVID-19, Karen’s efforts were the only fundraiser we were able to have this year.

Our Auxiliary has been referred to as a Band of Angels and Karen is one of our truly dedicated angels.  While fighting cancer, Karen has given her gift of boundless time to our church, school and community.  To quote St. Mother Teresa: “If we pray, we will believe; if we believe, we will love; if we love, we will serve.”

It is my privilege to award Karen Diaz the title of Lady of the Year for 2020.  Karen you are truly a remarkable and awesome individual.

~Joni Lorkowski, President Ladies Auxiliary


Congratulations to all for these well-deserved awards.  May your work provide an example to those who follow in your footsteps.

As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back at what all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts.  There are many individuals that contribute to the success of the Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary.   Once a year we gather at the Past Grand Knights Dinner […]

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 […]

Advent Inspirations

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Little Blue Books of Advent / Christmas Inspiration

Sold Out November 15th  – Alternatives Below

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.

 


 

Dear Parishioners, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church has resumed Sunday and Daily Mass with limited seating.  Please see website for further information and to register:  https://www.mystjohns.org/

Click Here for some additional spiritual resources including prayers during the pandemic, online and televised masses, and rosary sites.

See below for Advent-specific resources.   May God continue to Bless you and your family.

 


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

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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 Below 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 […]