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Making a Difference Knights Challenge 5k 2014

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Ladies Auxiliary 5k Staff

First Annual Knights Challenge 5K a Success

At 6:00 AM this morning many of these ladies gathered at St. John the Evangelist Church Parish Center to begin preparation for the First Annual Knights Challenge 5K Run / 1M Walk.  Together with Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus Council #12801, they were hosting the event to raise funds in support of Hanover Township Food Pantry.

Ladies in ActionLadies Auxiliary in Action

Welcome guests from the Knights Challenge 5K.  We’d like to tell you a little bit about ourselves.  We are considered a “committee” of the Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus Council #12801. As such, we stand in partnership with the Knights of Columbus whereby we are a responsibility of, and are responsible to the Knights of Columbus. We function independently and in compliment to the Knights.  But, as you’ve witnessed today, we work rather well together to achieve our common goals.

Registration tableHelping with Registration

Most of the participants in the Knights Challenge 5K registered online in advance which helped the registration process go smoothly on race day.   The participants checked in to get their assigned number, pick up their technical t-shirts, and goody bags.

This gentleman was one of the early arrivals once registration began around 7 AM.   We’re not sure if you can see it on his jacket, but there are white flakes on the sleeves.   In case you weren’t up early this morning, we’ll give you a hint on what they were (think winter).  You guessed it, there were snow flakes in the air prior to race time.

Knights & Ladies DisplayHanover Township Food Pantry

As you can see from our display board, we are actively involved in works of charity in our church and community.  Hanover Township Food Pantry is one of the charities that we annually support with funds and volunteer hours.   When the Knights approached us, asking if we would consider helping organize a 5K race to support the food pantry, we were more than happy to volunteer our assistance.

The holiday season is fast approaching, really evident with today’s snow flurries, and there are many families in our area that could use some extra assistance to make the holidays happy.  That is where we, in conjunction with Hanover Township hope to make a difference.

By YOUR support of our race today, your too have helped in this worthy cause.  For that we will be forever grateful.  We hope that you enjoyed the time you spent with us today and that you will join us next year for the Second Annual Knights Challenge 5K.   Be sure to follow Knights Challenge 5K on Facebook so that you’ll learn about our event once we begin our planning.

For more information and pictures from today’s event see the Knight’s article: Knights Challenge 5k 2014 Successful


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 Knights of Columbus & Hanover Township Food Pantry

Thank You for Your Support



2014 Intellectual Disabilities Drive

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Tootsie RollThe Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities

The Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, also previously known as the Tootsie Roll Drive, is probably the Knights of Columbus’ best-known national fund-raiser. Unlike fundraising done by other organizations, 100% of the money raised through the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities goes to help people with intellectual disabilities. The Knights do not use a hard sell approach to collect money; they merely stand (or sit) near the entrance to businesses wearing a red and yellow apron designating them as a K of C fundraiser. Most people know about the annual drive and the great work of the Knights of Columbus, and will donate without any solicitation. In return they receive a “thank you” from the Knight and an offer of a Tootsie Roll to those who donate.

Dates & Locations for 2014 Drive

September 19 – 21

St. John the Evangelist’s Knights of Columbus and the Ladies Auxiliary will be offering Tootsie Rolls outside the Jewel store and the Post Office on Irving Park Road, the corner of Park Blvd. & Irving, and the Walmart on Barrington Road on the morning and afternoon of Friday September 19th and Saturday September 20th, and after all the Masses on the weekend of September 20t/21st at St. John’s.

If you are interested in purchasing one or more bricks of 50 Tootsie Rolls for Halloween treats, please contact Adam Kanyuh, Chairman for the drive, to place an order. The cost should be around $10 each if the same as in past years.

Please support this worthy cause.

Streamwood Summer Celebration Success

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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

Sunday, July 6th, 2014


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

Saturday, June 28th, 2014


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.


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.