Why Join the Knights of Columbus?

Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

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St Christopher Parish KC Council
(2014-2015)

Grand Knight***Louie Vidales
Chaplain*Fr Paluch/Fr Guzman
Deputy Grand Knight***Jorge Castillo
Chancellor***Jerry Marquette
Recorder***                 Ted Engler
Financial Secretary**  Joe Frontera
Treasure***  Jerry Gillis Sr
Lecturer*           Jerry Haran
Advocate***    Joseph Dobias
Warden***Joe Pleztke
Inside Guard***   Ronald Strzelczyk
Outside Guard***        Bob McMahon
Trustee (1st Year)***      Bill Spies
Trustee (2nd Year)   MIke Tryon
Trustee (3rd Year)         Chuck Enk

(*Appointed annually)
(**Appointed for a 3-year term)
(***Elected)

" Contact any member to apply for membership "
Emblem of the Order
4th Degree
Brother William Kerkel  ~  Knights of Columbus #5866

PO Box 456
Midlothian, IL  60445
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State of Illinois Annual Fraternal Survey
2012

        CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTIONS                                       CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES

Church Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . .  $  1,113,854                       Visits to Sick/Bereaved. . . . . . . . .. . . . . 166,969

Vocations/Seminarian Support. . . . . . .  $     626,011                       Number of Blood Donors. . . . . .  . . . . . . . 19,148

Community Activities. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . $ 1,231,402                       Habitat for Humanity . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . .. 2,597

Mentally Impaired/Special Olympics. . . $  1,504,886                       Hours of Volunteer Service. . . . .  . . . . 2,104,356

Youth Activities. . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . $     269,935                       Hours of Fraternal/Family Service. . .. . .192,424

Catholic Education/Scholarships. . . . . . $     215,861

TOTAL Charitable Donations:              $4,961,949.00  

All of the above charitable dollars distributed and charitable activities performed would not be
possible without the 73,000+ Knights of Columbus and their Families in the State of Illinois.

        ONE MEMBER ~ PER COUNCIL ~ PER MONTH
So we can continue our mission of
Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism
Who are the Knights:
Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Fr. Michael McGivney as a fraternal benefit society to provide benefits for the widows of its members while offering fellowship among Catholic Men.  The Knights of Columbus has grown into a fraternal order with more than 1.5 million members located around the world.  These individuals donate over 100 million volunteer hours and millions to charitable causes.  Here at Saint Christopher’s Parish, we are active as ushers, with St. Vincent DePaul, Holy Name Society, and other parish groups.  We sponsor Free Throw Contest, Food and Toiletry collections, Intellectual Disability Drive and other charitable works.   These are just a few of the great works of our members and families.  If you and your family would like to learn more about the Knights of Columbus, please feel free to speak to any of the council knights or call Louis Vidales 773 414 3275 or William Spies at 708 307 4037  We look forward to volunteering with you in the future.  As always we thank the parish for their support and kindness

" Divine Mercy Sunday "