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      St. John Council #3738
       •   25 N. Cass   •    Westmont, IL 60559   •    630-969-3738   •   


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Brother Knights,

HONOR GUARD NEEDS...

Brother Sir Knights, we are requesting an honor guard for this coming Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Holy Trinity Church for the 9:30am Mass. The purpose for the honor guard is to present Fr. Rafal with his 4th Degree certificate. Fr. Mike has arranged for Fr. Rafal to be the celebrant for the Mass, however he does not know that we are making the presentation.

Please arrive between 9:00 and 9:15am. We will make the presentation right after Communion. Also, we can use this as a possible recruiting tool. I will have some brochures and Form 100's and will make an announcement to the congregation that some of us will be available for questions in the narthax after Mass.

Let's get as many Sir Knights out as possible to congratulate one of our Priests. Thank you.

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Corporate Communion - Our 5th Sunday Corporate communion will be held at SMG's 8:30 Mass. We hope to be joined with our new SMG Council Brothers - everyone's welcome. 4th Degree members in Regalia please be there before 8:15; our Church Director, Dave Ortman, will have a wonderful breakfast following at our Hall.

Holly Day Parade - Saturday, November 29
We'll have the Santa Maria Float again this year. We need 4th Degree members in Regalia and other members to carry banners and flags. We need to be at Westmont Library before 4:45 PM. So either meet us there or be at the Hall before 4:30 and we'll walk up there. More information to come.

Nov. 19 - 4th Degree Club Thanksgiving meeting/dinner. Open to Sir Knights and their Ladies ~ again anyone thinking of moving to 4th Degree next year you & your Lady are very welcome. At this meeting we'll discuss our Christmas Party.

Vocation Raffle - please return your raffle books before November 25

Our Council's Memorial Mass - Each year we honor our passed Brothers - This year we will be gathering at Holy Trinity on Nov. 11 at 7 PM for this special occasion. Families are welcome.

Dooley Assembly Memorial Mass - our Assembly also has a memorial Mass to Honor departed Brothers. This year it will be nearby at St. Joseph Parish. 5 PM. Families are welcome.

"It's OK to say Merry Christmas to me" pins are being sold by Frank Rossi for $2 each, our Council gets to keep $1 from each sale. Frank will be selling after Masses at HT 11/22&11/23

Breakfast for Santa - At our Hall, Sunday Dec. 7 more info to come

BINGO - what's an ifo for if not to remind us of our Bingo Responsibilities. This year we are exceeding our projected budget income. Thanks to everyone that helps. NOVEMBER has a 5th Sunday and we have not been able to have enought to volunteer to form the occasional "5th Sunday Team" - two that usually help will be out of town. This is an SOS for help, if you can please respond to this email.

Check out the video, it brought back a pleasant memory to me. At the Food Pantry I help operate, we have a "cooking demo" each month where a group of wonderful ladies share healthy eating and tips to stretch meals for our clients at the Food Pantry.
Usually around Thanksgiving/Christmas we prepare a feast featuring Turkey and all the fixings (each family gets a complete dinner to take home).
The ladies who help me with this always bring in some special items. One of the special items was a couple of trays of jumbo shrimp. A couple of years ago, one of the men who were in attendance started crying, saying it's been over 5 years since he had jumbo shrimp.
That before his world began it's downward spiral, he had it often and how thankful he was to be able to taste it a gain.
What a difference people can make in others lives.

    

Message from our Financial Secretary PLEASE CLICK

CLICK for Calendar of Events - new ones always being added!

Link to Community Events - Westmont Street Fair - Cruisin' Nights, Open Market & More

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Knights of Columbus Insurance Questions?
For all your insurance needs please contact Greg Groszek, Field Agent
630-810-9046 or 630-730-4156

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*GREAT DEAL ON 4TH DEGREE REGALIA PKG*
Please click to contact Frank Rossi OR just call the KC hall at (630)969-3738

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LOOK at the "Activities" page to see important upcoming events such as:
- Council Activites
- 4th Degree Activities

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Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members in 14,000 councils. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

Council Information
The Knights of Columbus St. John Council is located one half block north of the BN train tracks in Westmont at 25 N. Cass AVE. (630)969-3738. The incoming Grand Knight for 2014 is Sir Knight Al Repak. You can contact the Knights Hall by phone at 630-969-3738 or via the Contact Us button above on the left.

Council Meetings
Council Meetings are all held the KC Hall, 25 N. Cass AVE. in Westmont.
Council Member Meetings: 2nd Tues of each month, 7:30pm
Officers Meetings: 4th Weds of each month, 7:00p,

About Our Council
St. John Council was founded in 1953. It is named after St. John who was known to be the Apostle of Charity. The St. John Council works closely with the Holy Trinity (Westmont), and St. Mary of Gostyn (Downers Grove) Parishes providing funds for various projects with members being active participants in their parish. etc.

Our council holds and sponsors many fundraising events and activities throughout the year.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES include our annual picnic, breakfast with Santa, Memorial Day and Independence Day parades, and a Christmas party.

COUNCIL ACTIVITIES include Cruisin' Nights, Taste of Westmont, Sunday afternoon bingo, Fish Fry every Friday during Lent, and a Fall golf outing.

CHURCH ACTIVITIES include financial assistance to Holy Trinity (Westmont), St. Mary of Gostyn (Downers Grove), support of the R.E.A.C.H. program at Holy Trinity parish, and financial assistance to Newman Centers in Illinois.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES include support of youth baseball, youth football (scoreboard at WHS), and parish school athletics, Scholarships, and a youth free throw contest. Each year we also help sponsor SMG Spring Musical.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES include our annual Intellectual Disabilities Fund ('Tootsie Roll') Drive. and senior citizen luncheons.

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