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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Warmest Wishes from the Knights of Columbus
for a joyful Christmas and a grace-filled New Year.
Lord Jesus let your Spirit light my actions and give me the strength
to follow what Your Word has made me see. Make me, like Mary, your Mother,
not only to listen, but also to put the Word into action. You who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.
Knights of Charity
From putting coats on kids to helping victims of natural disasters to protecting Christians in the Middle East, the Knights of Columbus were true Knights of Charity in 2018.
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- Make Check Payable To: Mount Prospect KofC Council #6481
- Indicate Donation Type: Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, SPREAD, Seminarian and Vocation Support, Coats for Kids, Confirmation Rosaries, Keep Christ In Christmas, Culture of Life, Christmas Wreaths, Youth Activities and Recognition, Christian Refugee Relief, Food for Families, Other.
- Mail Check To: Mount Prospect KofC 6481 311 Country Club Dr Prospect Hts IL 60070
“Keep the Faith Alive,” is our Order’s vocations initiative and has a number of programs based on prayer and designed to reach the hearts and minds of young people, as well as to provide financial support during their years of seminary training or religious formation. Please help us to support them and pray for them.
Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
This annual event supports our Parishes SPRED - Special Religious Development Ministries and local organizations: Mount St. Joseph, Illinois Special Olympics, Clearbrook, Riverside Foundation and Misericordia. Street corner and storefront donations go to support local organizations, donations collected before and after mass at the five parishes we support go support their SPRED Ministries.
Each year rosaries with a carrying pouch are blessed by the Bishop presiding at the Confirmation and distributed by the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard to the Confirmandy after receiving their Sacrament.
Christmas Wreaths and Decorations Sale
Sales of these traditional Christmas decorating favorites go to support our council and the parish.
Keeping Christ In Christmas
We are pleased to offer two ways in which we can remind others of the true meaning of Christmas.
Proceeds from the sale of these items go to support our Seminarians in their journey
to become our future spiritual leaders as parish priests.
Youth Activities and Recognition
Our annual Free Throw Competition, Spelling Bee, Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Competition and the Catholic Citizen Essay contests are for boys and girls in middle school.
These programs provide an athletic outlet and encourage the values of sportsmanship and healthy competition, help to develop competency over vocabulary, reading and writing and encourage today’s youth to become citizens grounded in their faith through creative writing.
Corporate Communion Raffle
Knights and their families gather together at a designated Sunday each year to pray together and celebrate the joy of the Gospel. Following the mass they enjoy a meal together. After the meal, the raffle tickets are drawn and the winners are announced. The proceeds go to support the council activities,
Food for Families
Provides families access to nutritious food. Although the economy may have improved in some areas,
many families still need food assistance. In fact, some councils have seen families who previously
donated to food pantries more recently come to the same pantries to receive donations.
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Coats For Kids
When families struggle to clothe their children with warm coats in the winter, councils help meet this basic need.
Donations collected for this program are used by councils to purchase new winter winter coats for these children.
Christian Refugee Relief
Christians are at risk in areas all around the globe. The Knights of Columbus has responded with the Christian Refugee Relief Fund, which provides humanitarian assistance, primarily in Iraq, Syria and the surrounding region.
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