Join us on April 19th at 11:00am at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle. The Illinois citizens for Life will be presenting 2 Caritas awards for pro life to the Knights of Columbus in DuPage County. Larry and Marge Theriault will be accepting the individual award. There will be a 2nd award for the Knights of Columbus in Dupage County. John Zabinski to accept the organizational award on behalf of the Knights of Columbus in DuPage County.
Join the Pro Life Action leagues Stations of the Cross, on Good Friday, April 3rd, at 10:00 am in front of Planned Parenthood in Aurora at 3051 East New York Street. The Knights of Columbus Rosary/Divine Mercy chaplet will proceed immediately after the stations are completed.
Knights for Life
Monthly Pro-Life Rosary outside Planned Parenthood, Aurora
7:30 am breakfast
(meet at Pomegranate Cafe, 55 S Commons Dr. Aurora, IL 60504)
9:00 am Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet
(join us on the third Saturday of every month!)
Diaper Drive for Lent 2015
The Father McGivney Center for Hope and Healing has requested that a collection be taken up for diapers; therefore, we will be holding another diaper drive at our next monthly business meeting on April 7th. Our last drive, back in the fall was very successful and well liked. We collected 2600 diapers thanks to your generosity. In particular, please bring in number 4 diapers this time. Please note that other sizes will also be accepted if you already have them. We will donate these diapers to either the Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Hope and Healing in Chicago and/ or the Waterleaf Women’s center in Aurora depending where the biggest need is.
Please consider donating blood to save a life.
This year’s blood drive will be at SS Peter and Paul Zucker Hall on April 11. Click the link above to reserve your spot. Walk-ins available after 9 am.
Contact Mike Van Bree if you are interested in volunteering in preparation for or on the day of the event.
A mini football “combine” was held over the weekend in Indianapolis, inviting Special Olympics athletes to experience a series of drills and activities similar to those administered to young athletes simultaneously participating in the NFL Scouting Combine.
Occurring in the same city, the NFL Scouting Combine featured more than 300 of the nation’s top college football players, who were timed, tested and interviewed in what is an intense, four-day job interview in advance of the NFL college draft.
Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Joe Reitz and former Colts wide receiver John Standeford hosted the clinic at the Colts’ indoor training facility. They worked with some 30 Special Olympics athletes and a similar number of volunteers, which included Knights of Columbus, members of Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC), and athletes, coaches and officials from Marian University.
CAC was a sponsor of the event, along with the Indiana Knights of Columbus and Special Olympics Indiana. Reitz, a member of Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC), told the athletes about having correct priorities in their life.
“For me, I call them the ‘three F’s’ that are the most important things in my life,” said Reitz. “Of course, F’s are bad in school, but my F’s are good: faith, family and football — in that order.”
The participants braved frigid cold and a fresh snowfall to complete elements of the mini combine that resembled events from the NFL Combine, such as the 40-yard dash and agility drills. They also played a flag football game led by Reitz and Standeford.
“The Mini Combine event is a reminder of the dignity of the human person, which is what the Knights of Columbus-Special Olympics partnership is about,” said Indiana State Deputy Scott Cunningham, who has led an effort to make Special Olympics a statewide priority for the Indiana Knights. “It’s a commitment that stands on the shoulders of the state’s 33,000 Knights and is reflected in the partnership of many local councils and local Special Olympics efforts.”
A “Founding Champion of the World Games,” the K of C has committed $1.5 million to this summer’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles to help cover the costs of athletes’ transportation, housing and meals. The international event was last held in the U.S. in 1999 in Raleigh, N.C.