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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Brother William Kerkel ~ Knights of Columbus #5866
PO Box 456
Midlothian, IL 60445
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William Kerkel Council #5866
PO Box 456
Midlothian, IL 60445
Making A Difference For Life
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State of Illinois Annual Fraternal Survey
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