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

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Brothers, There is a lot going on with our Council, our Assembly, our Church, and our Community....


* Saturday August 22 , our council is planning an outing to go see the Kane County Cougars . Ticket prices are $13 each, parking is $8 per vehicle. For more info, call Tom Dougherty at 1 - 773 - 332 - 7333. TICKETS are Available. NOTE: Tickets need to be paid for by the end of June for those wishing to attend the Cougars Game

* Crusin Nights - THURSDAYS - June 4 thru August 27 (except July 9) GREAT time, bring your family and friends - Great turnout last week, let's continue in this fun event.

* Officers Installation. Wednesday, June 24th, (in lieu of officers meeting), at 7:00 PM. Fr. Rafal will celebrate said Mass. All Knights and their families are encouraged to attend this wonderful ceremony.

* ID DRIVE (Save the dates)
We hope to have two churches this year: Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Mount Carmel to sell after masses on 9/12 and 9/13.
The intersection of 63rd St. and IL 83 on 9/11 and 9/12. The intersections in Westmont on 9/18 and 9/19.

* At Holy Trinity Church, we hear that a Young Adult Group is forming, for the younger ones, Totus Tutus this summer, and their Pro-Life group has a wonder film that will be shown in the Richmond Church Parking lot during the 2nd or 3rd week of July (as I get more info, I'll let everyone know.) As Knights, as catholics, your Church Life is important, find ways to get involved; Ushers, Lectors; EMs; dedicate an hour a week to attend the Adoration Chapels (a truly wonderful opportunity to give Thanks and offer personal prayer and listening.

* From the Christian brothers newsletter... Three Novices to be Invested to the Christian Brothers - one is Holy trinity's Jonathon Emanuelson. Please keep him and all those answering their vocation calls in your prayers. On July 25th during the liturgy celebrating the Midwest District jubilarians, three postulants will be invested with the Brothers' robe and officially enter the novitiate. They include Brothers Michael Phipps , Johnathon Emanuelson and Ryan Anderson . Joining them for the one year novitiate program will be two novices from the District of San Francisco New Orleans - Brother Javier Hansen from northern California and Brother Joseph Wright from San Bruno.

* Dooley Assembly Report We are part of this wonderful assembly - Get Involved... VETERAN’S REPORT: Ron Schelli PFN & Frank Cale • Event Planned in Bolingbrook (behind Village Hall) for an Honors Night for Veterans on September 5th • July 18th is Bingo at the Manteno Veterans Home. Please arrive at 12:30. White Castle hamburgers will be provided • Saturday September 12th is the Cookout at the Manteno Veterans Home. We will need lots of help as we serve over 300 veterans. Menu includes Brats and Italian sausage.

* MEMORIAL MASS: Frank Rossi PFN Memorial Mass is scheduled for Sunday November 15th at Holy Trinity in Westmont. Mass begins at 11:30 AM with a reception to follow. Please send Frank Rossi PFN contact information for the deceased members of the Assembly so families can be notified of the event.

* NIGHT AT THE RACES: Frank Cale Event is scheduled for 6/12/15 at Maywood Park. Cost is $34.00 per person. Cost includes entrance into the park, a program and a buffet dinner. Frank will update the assembly with more information at next meeting.

* PICNIC: Picnic is planned for Sunday July 26th in Lion’s Park – Westmont. Cost is $10.00 per person. The picnic will start at 11:00am, please bring a dessert

* Downers Grove 4th of July Parade - at this time we haven't heard if St. Joe's and/or St. Mary's Knights are participating. When/if I get information, it'll be shared.

ATTENTION: Please read the following and pass on to friends. Hope's Front door is a very worthwhile local Charity.

Hello Everyone, To celebrate HOPE’S Front Door’s 15th year of service to the community, we are hosting a special fundraising event at the Sushi House in Downers Grove. On June 15th (next Monday) and July 15th, the Sushi House will donate 15% of all food and beverage sales to HOPE’S Front Door. As an extra special touch, they are creating a HFD roll for the menu on those 2 days. If sushi isn’t your thing, they also offer a wide array of cooked Asian fare including tempuras, noodle dishes and grilled items. Please bring the attached coupon with you (print extra copies for family and friends!) and join us for Lunch or Dinner or BOTH!! Diane Ray Program Director HOPE'S Front Door 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.322.9803 http://www.hopesfrontdoor.org/

- LOOKING AHEAD . . . Cruisin’ Nights reappear this summer on Thursday evenings, beginning on June 4. Please help out where you can. We are a month away from our first Cruising Night/Street Fair event of the season. I would like to finalize the schedule. We passed out a sign up sheet at the last council meeting. In case you were not there or the sign sheet did not make it to you, please let me know your availability to work this summer. I would like to keep the team concept going with the 3 teams. Areas to work will be; set up, clean up, outside guard, bartending, outside cashier, grill cooks, grill runner, cashier. Set up crew needs to start set up about 5 so things are ready to go by 6pm. Cleanup starts around 8:15 depending on crowd.

Thanks for the volunteerism!

Also, on Saturday August 22 , our council is planning an outing to go see the Kane County Cougars . Ticket prices are $13 each, parking is $8 per vehicle. For more info, please call the hall

The June 2015 issue of Knightline is now available online.


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


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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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