Prayers for Gus Spillone

June 23rd, 2014 by Gary Pappin

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SIR KNIGHT

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

Holy Hour Our Lady of Fatima

May 12th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

Our LADY Of Fatima

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Please Join Us!

7:30 PM

May 13, 2014

 

Please Join Us at 7:30 PM this Tuesday, May 13th,  in the Day Chapel.   On the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima we will be praying the Rosary and other Prayers in her honor and for her intercession.

 

“Breathe love into lives ruled by fear
Soften hearts that are hardened by pride,
Whisper gently to those bound by chains,
Sow peace where conflict divides.”

Honoring Mary and all Mothers

May 11th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

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Happy Mother’s Day

Today we honor Mary, our Blessed Mother and Mother of Jesus Christ, as well as all mothers – living and deceased. In churches across the world, there were May Crownings and special blessings for Mothers.

This day has become a commercialized holiday in many parts of the world, especially in the United States. Hopefully that doesn’t change the underlying reason for the special observance – honoring those loving women who have given the precious gift of life. It is fitting that they be the recipient of gifts and loving affection today.

Some Facts about Mother’s Day History

The history of Mother’s Day is centuries old. During the 1600’s, the early Christians in England celebrated a day to honor Mary, the mother of Christ. By a religious order the holiday was later expanded in its scope to include all mothers, and named as the Mothering Sunday. Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter), “Mothering Sunday” honored the mothers of England.

Later, as Christianity spread throughout Europe, the celebration changed to one honoring “Mother Church”, the spiritual power that gave them life and protected them from harm. It then evolved into a celebration honoring all living and deceased mothers on “Mothering Sunday”. This celebration was discontinued when the settlers came to America but it would later resurface during the Civil War era.

President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother’s Day, as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of those mothers whose sons had died in war. On May 9, 1914, he made the first official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May. He asked Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers through the celebration of Mother’s Day.

Canonization of Two Popes

April 26th, 2014 by Gary Pappin

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Two Saints

Order Supports Celebrations in Three U.S. Cities and Rome for Popes’ Canonizations

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor major U.S. celebrations coinciding with the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on Sunday, April 27 in Washington, D.C.; New Haven, Conn.; and Los Angeles. In Rome, the Knights will also be active, lending financial support to Vatican television’s broadcast of the canonization ceremony, and hosting numerous pilgrims at K of C facilities.

“These two saints have each left very important legacies for the Church, and important examples of holiness for all of us,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, who worked with Pope John Paul II over the years on a number of projects, and will be in Rome for the canonizations. “Pope John XXIII led the Church into the Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II served as its key interpreter, leaving the Church a profound legacy that continues to shape the third millennium of Christianity.”

Additional Reading & Images

Canonization Resources

Knights of Columbus Supreme Website

Canonizations
Relic of Pope John Paul II to Be Venerated in New Haven on Day of Canonization
Knights Join Rome Canonization Celebrations
Canonization Vigil for Pope John Paul II to be Held by Los Angeles Archdiocese and Knights of Columbus

Vatican Press: Facebook Page