Message from Supreme Knight – Coronavirus

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Please Watch for Details about March Business Meeting via Video Conference

~ Gary Pappin, GK

The Knights of Columbus is carefully monitoring the Coronavirus situation and its impact on the Order. Since the virus is spread by personal contact, containment efforts stress social distancing by restricting travel, meetings and other gatherings. Accordingly, the Supreme Council most strongly recommends the following actions to protect brother Knights and others:

• Cancel all personal contact meetings, including business meetings, until further notice.
• Cancel all planned events, where people would gather, until further notice.
• Cancel all travel for Knights of Columbus business until further notice.

(the memo outlines methods to continue the functioning of the Order)

This is a moment to deepen our commitment to the very principles which define us: charity,
unity and fraternity. There will likely be many opportunities in coming weeks to live out these
principles in service to our brother Knights, our families and our communities. May this time of
difficulty also be a moment when we as Knights step into the breach and show ourselves to be
disciples of Jesus Christ and men at the service of others.

Fraternally,
Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

Message from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson Regarding Coronavirus (Click for PDF)

Please Watch for Details about March Business Meeting via Video Conference ~ Gary Pappin, GK The Knights of Columbus is carefully monitoring the Coronavirus situation and its impact on the Order. Since the virus is spread by personal contact, containment efforts stress social distancing by restricting travel, meetings and other gatherings. Accordingly, the Supreme Council […]

St. Joseph’s Table Cancelled

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Ladies Auxiliary Sponsored St. Joseph’s Table Cancelled

The Ladies Auxiliary Board regrets to inform the parishioners of St. John the Evangelist that the annual St. Joseph’s Table, which would have been held after the morning and afternoon masses on Sunday, March 15th, has been cancelled.   This decision was made in the abundance of caution, and  in light of recent changes implemented by the Archdiocese of Chicago, as precautionary measures to prevent spread of respiratory illnesses, such as COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and common Flu.  (If you aren’t aware, there are changes implemented at mass – click the link above).

Proceeds from the annual event support the Hanover Park Food Pantry, so we will most likely have an alternative fund-raiser later in the year.

We encourage everyone to do their part to prevent spread of illness, such as COVID-19.  Washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water is the best defense.  Don’t know how long 20 seconds is – say a Hail Mary and include an intercession by St. Joseph to help the world’s health care administrations contain this latest illness.

Are you worried about COVID-19?  To put things in perspective … Each year, there are 1 billion individuals impacted by common flu, yet it doesn’t get this notoriety.   There is a lot of misinformation in the media.  Check out the following links to be educated about COVID-19.

Ladies Auxiliary Sponsored St. Joseph’s Table Cancelled The Ladies Auxiliary Board regrets to inform the parishioners of St. John the Evangelist that the annual St. Joseph’s Table, which would have been held after the morning and afternoon masses on Sunday, March 15th, has been cancelled.   This decision was made in the abundance of caution, and  […]

Mercy Homes March for Kids

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Volunteers will again be out in force on Chicago-area street corners, St. Patrick’s Day parades, and other events throughout the month of March, collecting donations to help Mercy Home for Boys & Girls give at-risk children a safe place to live, therapy to heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect, and tools like education and job skills to help them build independence.  Mary’s Millennium Council joins other Knights of Columbus councils in supporting this cause throughout the month.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ March for Kids campaign is the public’s chance to help children break the cycle of abuse and neglect.

The campaign will feature teams of street volunteers collecting donations to Mercy Home and handing out Mercy Home Shamrocks as a way of saying ‘thank you.’ Donations like those generated by its March for Kids effort supply Mercy Home with 100% of the funds it needs to care for children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Clad in their signature green aprons, Mercy Home March for Kids volunteers will collect donations after masses the weekend of March 14-15th.  Donations can also be made at St. John’s Fish Frys throughout Lent.   Thank you in advance for your support of Mercy Homes.  For more information about their mission, see their website  (mercyhome.org).

Volunteers will again be out in force on Chicago-area street corners, St. Patrick’s Day parades, and other events throughout the month of March, collecting donations to help Mercy Home for Boys & Girls give at-risk children a safe place to live, therapy to heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect, and tools like education […]

Lent 2020 – 40 Days 40 Bags

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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 May 1st and 2nd. 

 

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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 […]

Free Throw Competition 2020

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The Knights of Columbus councils have sponsored the Free Throw Championship tournament for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 since 1972. Mary’s Millennium Council teamed up again this year with St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and held our council championship on January 29th at Canton Middle School.

There were 45 “Sharp Shooters” that took aim to be the best in our area. When the shooting stopped, we had Eleven council winners in various age and gender brackets. This is the largest group we’ve invited to the Regional Championship.

Advancing are Kathleen (9), Alec (9), Rose (10), Parker (10), Erica (11), Frank (11), Mia (12), Anthony (12), Bella (13), Cristian (13) and Kayla (14) . All participants received Certificates of Participation at the event. The finalists will receive recognition awards at the school’s Spring Awards Day. Congratulations to all contestants who learned another valuable sportsmanship lesson.

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We’d like to recognize the individuals that made this year’s tournament possible. Mr. Ryan Binder, Athletic Director at St. John’s School, shared his gym time so that we could hold this event. His coaches helped us to keep the things moving. Brother Knights Gary Pappin, Adam Kanyuh, Alex Diaz, Phil Roth, Mark Arient, Bob Zagogdon, and Tom Witt were on hand to facilitate. Special thank you to the members of the Ladies Auxiliary Doraly Witt and Karen Diaz for helping check in participants.

The Knights of Columbus councils have sponsored the Free Throw Championship tournament for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 since 1972. Mary’s Millennium Council teamed up again this year with St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and held our council championship on January 29th at Canton Middle School. There were 45 “Sharp Shooters” that […]