Disaster Relief for Hurricane Harvey

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TEXAS HURRICANE VICTIMS
NEED YOUR HELP

Thanks to your generous support, the Knights of Columbus has raised more than $500,000 toward disaster relief in the Texas area. You can read more about our efforts here.

But donating isn’t the only way you can help.

Listed below is a link to our latest tweet on the disaster, which we urge you to share on your personal and council accounts. We are also linking to a flyer that may be shared online or printed and distributed around your community.

#HurricaneHarvey @ twitter

Printable Texas Disaster Relief Flyer

Sharing these links will cost no more than a few seconds of your time, but they can make all the difference in the life of another.

Please spread the word as we keep Texas in our prayers.

Click here to donate to Texas Disaster Relief

TEXAS HURRICANE VICTIMS NEED YOUR HELP Thanks to your generous support, the Knights of Columbus has raised more than $500,000 toward disaster relief in the Texas area. You can read more about our efforts here. But donating isn’t the only way you can help. Listed below is a link to our latest tweet on the disaster, […]

Corporate Mass & Memorial

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August 27th – 9AM Mass

Dress:

4th Degree Knights: Social Baldric & Tux

1st – 3rd Degree Knights: Suit & Tie

Ladies: Red top; black pants

 

Knights Center StoneMemorial Service

Following Mass

We will gather in our Memorial Garden following mass for a brief ceremony honoring our fallen Knights & Ladies

August 27th – 9AM Mass Dress: 4th Degree Knights: Social Baldric & Tux 1st – 3rd Degree Knights: Suit & Tie Ladies: Red top; black pants   Memorial Service Following Mass We will gather in our Memorial Garden following mass for a brief ceremony honoring our fallen Knights & Ladies

Honoring Father Michael J McGivney

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This weekend we mark the birth and death of Father Michael McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus.  He was born in Waterbury on August 12, 1852. His parents, Patrick and Mary (Lynch) McGivney, had arrived in the great 19th Century wave of Irish immigration.

On October 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Called together by their parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization.  Today it is the largest society of Catholic men in the world, with more than a million and a half members in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, and several Central American and Caribbean countries.

In mid-August of 1890— over 100 years ago—one of the largest funerals in the history of Waterbury, Connecticut took place. The throngs who attended were grieving the death, at age 38, of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.  Delegations were present from almost every one of the 57 K of C councils which had sprung up in the Order’s first eight years. The bishop of Hartford and more than 70 of Connecticut’s Catholic priests were joined by many civic leaders.

Father McGivney pray for us as we continue the work you started in 1881.

This weekend we mark the birth and death of Father Michael McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus.  He was born in Waterbury on August 12, 1852. His parents, Patrick and Mary (Lynch) McGivney, had arrived in the great 19th Century wave of Irish immigration. On October 2, 1881, a small group of men met […]

Congratulations New 4th Degree Sir Knights

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW FOURTH DEGREE KNIGHTS: Mark Arient, Denis Cuasay, and Robert Miskinis who received their degree in an exemplification held on May 20, 2017 at Hilton – Oak Brook Hills.   Dick Scheffki, our Fourth Degree Program Director, is pictured here with the new Sir Knights.

The triad emblem of the Fourth Degree features the dove, the cross and the globe. The dove, classic symbol of the Holy Spirit and peace, is shown hovering over the orb of the Earth (globe). Both are mounted on a variation of the Crusader’s cross, which was found on the tunics and capes of the Crusading knights who battled to regain the Holy Land from the pagans.

 

The Fourth Degree is the highest degree of the order. It is an extension of the third degree. Members of this degree are addressed as “Sir Knight”. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic citizenship. Fewer than 18% of Knights join the Fourth Degree, which is optional.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW FOURTH DEGREE KNIGHTS: Mark Arient, Denis Cuasay, and Robert Miskinis who received their degree in an exemplification held on May 20, 2017 at Hilton – Oak Brook Hills.   Dick Scheffki, our Fourth Degree Program Director, is pictured here with the new Sir Knights. The triad emblem of the Fourth Degree features […]

Summer Celebration Parade

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Streamwood Summer Celebration

Annual Parade

Saturday, July 29th

Summer Celebration includes a Parade, filled with exciting attractions and fun for all!  The theme is “Movie Magic”. The Parade will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 10:30 am.   Mary’s Millennium Council will be participating once again.  This year we are position #54 (which is about halfway through the entries).  Gather at the church parking lot by 9:30 AM.

We will have our banner, flags, and church van in the parade.   Knights are still needed to participate.  We’ll be handing out Tootsie Rolls (iconic for the Knights of Columbus) along the parade route.  More information about the parade can be found on the Streamwood Summer Celebration website.

If you can participate, and haven’t signed up already, please contact Dick Scheffki.

Streamwood Summer Celebration Annual Parade Saturday, July 29th Summer Celebration includes a Parade, filled with exciting attractions and fun for all!  The theme is “Movie Magic”. The Parade will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 10:30 am.   Mary’s Millennium Council will be participating once again.  This year we are position #54 (which […]