SSPP Knights Blood Drive – September 20

Please make a charitable donation of a unit of your blood this Lenten season.  One unit of blood can save up to three lives. The Knights of Columbus Council 1369 will be More »

Knights of Columbus Announces Fund to Help Christians Threatened with Extinction in Iraq

Click here to read the original article on www.kofc.org. 8/11/2014 Commits $1 million and seeks public donations for humanitarian aid to religious minorities Donate | Prayer for Iraq The Knights of Columbus announced today More »

Monthly Rosary – September 20

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 More »

Sign up for the Tootsie Roll Drive

Please sign up by clicking here!!!     More »

Celebrate Life Banquet 2014

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Attend this year’s Pro Life banquet on Nov. 15th 2014.  5 pm Mass, 6:15 pm Cocktails and 7:00 pm dinner. Celebrate Life Banquet event flyer registration download.

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SSPP Knights Blood Drive – September 20

Please make a charitable donation of a unit of your blood this Lenten season.  One unit of blood can save up to three lives.

The Knights of Columbus Council 1369 will be hosting the next SSPP / St. Raphael blood drive on Saturday, September 20th, 2014, in SSPP’s Zuker hall (the lower level of the junior high building) from 7:30 am until 11:30 pm.  Appointments can be made online here, or by contacting Mike Van Bree at (812) 989-5460.  Donating only takes an hour, and refreshments will be available for all donors.  Walk-in’s will be welcome after 9:00 am.  Please advise if you plan on being a walk in donor.

New donors are greatly needed!  Please contact us immediately!

(For those that use it, our “sponsor code” is 100918.)

Please make a charitable donation of a unit of your blood this Lenten season.  One unit of blood can save up to three lives.  Donating is a real act of love.

 

 

 

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FootballMania is Here!

Continuing on the success of one of our most successful fundraisers of the year, the Footballmania is an annual sweepstakes which involves the biggest sports event and most televised game of the year!

In an effort to make the 2014 FootballMania fundraiser successful, I would like to ask everyone’s help with both ticket sales and E-ticket sales.  The tickets have were distributed at our Business Meeting in August.  If anyone would like tickets before the meeting to sell to family and friends, please feel free to contact me by email or call my cellular # (c: 630-881-1738) and I will make arrangements to get tickets to you.

I have also setup our E-ticket website https://www.charitymania.com/give/A4213.  The link to this site can be sent to family, friends and co-workers via email.  This is a great way to promote the fundraiser to people we know that do not live close to us or who live out of state.

Tickets and E-tickets are both $20.00 for a chance to win each of the 17 weeks of the NFL Regular Season.

Thank you to all my fellow Knights  in advance for helping to make 2014 FootballMania a successful fundraiser.

 Sincerely…Brian E. McElmeel

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Knights of Columbus Announces Fund to Help Christians Threatened with Extinction in Iraq

Click here to read the original article on www.kofc.org.
8/11/2014

Commits $1 million and seeks public donations for humanitarian aid to religious minorities

The Knights of Columbus announced today that is establishing a fund to assist those – particularly Christians as well as other religious minorities – facing a horrific and violent persecution and possible extinction in Iraq and the surrounding regions.

The Knights has pledged an initial $500,000 and will match an additional $500,000 in donations from the public.

“The unprovoked and systematic persecution and violent elimination of Middle East Christians, as well as other minority groups, especially in Iraq, has created an enormous humanitarian crisis,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “Pope Francis has asked the world for prayers and support for those affected by this terrible persecution, and we are asking our members, and all people of good will, to pray for those persecuted and support efforts to assist them by donating to this fund.”

Anderson added: “It has shocked the conscience of the world that people are systematically being purged from the region where their families have lived for millennia – simply for their faith. It is imperative that we stand in solidarity with them in defense of the freedom of conscience, and provide them with whatever relief we can.”

Those seeking to assist with the relief efforts can donate to K of C Christian Refugee Relief by visitingwww.kofc.org/Iraq or by sending checks or money orders to: K of C Christian Refugee Relief, Knights of Columbus Charities, P.O. Box 1966, New Haven, CT 06509-1966.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100 percent of all donations collected by Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., will be used for humanitarian assistance for those Christians – as well as other religious minorities –being persecuted or displaced in Iraq and the surrounding region.

The Knights of Columbus has a long history of providing humanitarian relief and has done so following Sept. 11, 2001; last year’s typhoons in the Philippines; Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Sandy; tornadoes nationwide; flooding in Mexico; and tsunamis in Indonesia and Japan.

 

In addition, the Knights of Columbus has also long supported persecuted Christians. Throughout the 1920s, the Knights provided humanitarian assistance and created international awareness of the persecution of the Catholic Church in Mexico.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization with more than 1.8 million members worldwide.

Dedicated to charity, Knights last year provided more than $170 million and more than 70 million hours to charitable causes, assisting substantially with several humanitarian disasters from North America to Asia.

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Monthly Rosary – September 20

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!)

 

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Bike for Life | Sept. 6th

Join other bikers in this prayerful but fun event to raise funds for pro-life efforts;

  • Suggested donation to participate $10
  • Limited t-shirts available for $20

More info and signup available HERE

We have added an additional date:  Sept. 6th at 9am. We will repeat the event.

Start in front of Planned Parenthood at 3051 East New York Street in Aurora.

Celebrate Life Banquet 2014

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Attend this year’s Pro Life banquet on Nov. 15th 2014.  5 pm Mass, 6:15 pm Cocktails and 7:00 pm dinner. Celebrate Life Banquet event flyer registration download.