Streamwood Summer Celebration Success

August 6th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

SSC BingoJob Well Done, Ladies

Once again, the Ladies Auxiliary members were on hand helping out during the Streamwood Summer Celebration.    Many of our Ladies are active in several community organizations.  If you were at the fair, you probably saw them throughout the park, not just at the Bingo Tent.

From what we could tell, everyone seemed to be having a great time at the summer celebration.  The weather was a mixed bag, with cool temperatures to start out the weekend, then hot and humid and finally back to cool temps on Sunday evening.

Thank you to all who helped the Knights in the Bingo Booth. Your support in working the booth and playing Bingo is a tribute to what we are about – being there for each other



Moretti’s Fundraiser July 24

July 6th, 2014 by Gary Pappin


Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 is having a Fundraiser on July 24th at MORETTI’S Ristorante & Pizzeria in Bartlett. Click on the link or image to visit their website and see their menu.

3 ways to order: Dine-In, Delivery or Carry Out

MUST MENTION: Knights of Columbus Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 of Streamwood

This is a really easy way to help provide funds to our council to assist us in carrying our our various charitable activities. If you aren’t familiar with what we do, simply browse through our website pages.

Thank you to Moretti’s for making this possible. A portion of the proceeds from each order all day July 24th will go to our council as long as you mention us when ordering – either on the phone or in person. Enjoy some pizza or other Italian dishes while knowing that you will be helping others in our church and community.

Please Pass the Word to Family, Friends, & Co-Workers

No flier is necessary, but if you’d like a reminder or would like to share with family, friends and co-workers, feel free to print this.

Printable Flier – Click Here

Thank you in advance for your support of this summertime fundraiser and thanks again to Moretti’s.

Farewell Fr. Piotr

June 28th, 2014 by Gary Pappin


Father Piotr Gnoinski’s last mass here at St. John’s is being held at 11 AM this Sunday. The Knights of Columbus are pleased to provide an honor guard for our Brother KnightKofC_rosary_fr_piotr, Father Piotr. He has been our chaplain and a great advocate of the Knights, especially in the Polish community of the parish.

He’s been here for only 3 short years, but he has made a big contribution to the faith community of St. John’s and to the council. We’ve heard his sermons on Sundays, where he’s shared his interpretation of the words in a very meaningful way. During our meetings, he’s also shared those insights. Brother Knight, we’ll miss having you in our midst. We pray that God will continue to bless you as your continue your service in your new assignment. Thank you for all that you have done for the parish and our council.

Please Join the Knights & Ladies Auxiliary at the 11:00 AM Mass to say Farewell to our Brother Knight as he moves on to his new parish to continuing serving God and His people. There will be a reception in the Parish Center following mass.

Photo Tribute to Fr. Piotr – Presented to him by Gary Pappin

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Click here: Farewell Fr. Piotr (76 photos) for photo tribute to Father Piotr.

We’d like to thank Roberrobert_photost J. Miskinis, St. John’s Photographer, for the image above of Fr. Piotr, as well as many of the photos he’s taken at St. John’s Church which will be featured in the photo tribute. Please check out his website for copies of these and many more photos around our parish.



Prayers for Gus Spillone

June 23rd, 2014 by Gary Pappin



Gus Spillone

passed away Saturday. His wake will be at Salerno’s on Lake St. in Roselle, Thursday June 26th from 3:00 – 9:00 PM.


The Knights will gather at the chapel Thursday evening at 6:00 PM.  Please wear full regalia or tux with social baldric.

His funeral mass will be at St. John’s on Friday June 27th at 10:00 AM.

Gus was one of the founding Knights of our Council and always an active participant despite his long illness. He is shown here with our Grand Knight, Loren Becht, presenting him with Knights in Action award, just last year. We trust that he is resting comfortably now and smiling down on us. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Father McGivney, Pray for Us

Busy June Calendar

June 1st, 2014 by Gary Pappin

Officer Installation

This is a busy month for the Knights and Ladies. Wednesday June 18th at 7:30 PM, the Parish Center will be the site of new officer inductions during a joint meeting. Ed Adams, our District Deputy, will be on hand to formally induct the men and women who will assume responsibilities on July 1st. We’d like to thank the outgoing officers for their contributions, and wish the new officers well as they begin the new fiscal year.



Families are the foundation of society and are at the core of the Knights of Columbus. With this in mind, councils regularly sponsor activities that allow families to spend time together in volunteer activities, faith initiatives and social events. Mary’s Millennium Council is holding its summer outing this coming Friday, June 6th, at the Schaumburg Boomers baseball game. This promises to be a fun evening which will conclude with a fireworks display as part of “Fireworks Fridays” at the ballpark.


Fr. Pitor’s Final Masses

Sadly,  our beloved Brother Knight Fr. Piotr will say his final mass here at St. John’s on June 29th.  There will be a reception for him which the Ladies will help serve.   Thank you Fr. Piotr for all the support of the Knights and Ladies while you were here at St. John’s.  You will be dearly missed.