Knights of Columbus St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057
St. Alexander Parish   •    Palos Heights, Illinois   •    (708) 448-4861 Ext. 400






CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS



St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057 Knights of Columbus awarded $1,000 scholarships to two graduating St. Alexander School students to go toward the cost of tuition at the Catholic High School of their choice. The scholarship recipients, Michael Sheerin and Mary DiVincenzo were selected by the St. Alexander School faculty. Mary was on the Gold Honor Roll, plays basketball and soccer, was selected for the Southside Catholic Conference Volleyball All Star Game, and will attend Mother McAuley High School. Michael was on the Silver Honor Roll, participated in many service projects, played on multiple sports teams, is an altar server, and will attend Brother Rice High School.




INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES DRIVE



One of the most recognizable activities of the Knights of Columbus, funds collected from the I.D. Drive go to local and state organizations to help support people with intellectual disabilities. Donors receive a Tootsie Roll candy with our thanks.




St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057 Knights of Columbus present a check to the St. Alexander SPRED (Special Religious Education) Program from the proceeds of the fall Intellectual Disabilities Fundraiser.




Grand Knight John Laskey and Past Grand Knight Brian Mellenthin of St. Theodore Guerin Knights of Columbus Council 14057 presented a check to GiGi's Playhouse of Tinley Park, proceedes from the fall Tootsie Roll Drive, one of several donations to local groups that help people with intellectual disabilities.



WINCE PODBIELSKI
50 YEARS AS A KNIGHT!

Congratulations to Wince Podbielski as he celebrates 50 years as a member of the Knights of Columbus having joined the Order on Palm Sunday 1973. Wince was surprised with a 50th Anniversary pin by his grandson Alex Lynch at the April meeting of our Knights of Columbus council. Pictured with Grand Knight John Laskey.


MOTHER THEODORE GUERIN




COATS FOR KIDS



St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057 Knights of Columbus raised the funds, purchased, and delivered $2000 worth of winter coats to St. Agnes School at our sharing parish, Our Lady of the Heights in Chicago Heights. Grand Knight John Laskey and members of the council attended Mass and met with the School Principal and the Pastor Fr. Gary Graf.

Knights of Columbus Councils across North America purchase new winter coats to be distributed to children in need in their local communities. Through the dedication of councils across the United States and Canada, hundreds of thousands of new winter coats have been distributed to children across North America since the inception of the Coats for Kids program.




EXEMPLIFICATION OF CHARITY, UNITY, AND FRATERNITY



New members of the council are welcomed in a ceremonial called The Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity, focusing on the three core principles of the Order. The Exemplification is public allowing family, friends, and parishioners to witness and understand firsthand the organization that their husbands, fathers, brothers, sons and friends are joining, the principles and values they are committing to, and why it matters.



SPELLING BEE



St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057 sponsored the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee for our St. Alexander School students. Four finalists advanced to the regional competition at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lansing. Congratulations to Conor Weldon, Lucas Paolicchi, Gabby Pacetti, Margaret Coffey. They are pictured with PGK Steve Lukasik.



KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS POSTER CONTEST





SOCCER CHALLENGE







KNIGHTS GEAR

Knights of Columbus apparel can be ordered online at KNIGHTSGEAR.COM. Many items can be personalized with our council name and number. For personalized items specify:
St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057.



BAPTISM ROSES AND ROSARIES

Parents of children baptized at St. Alexander will be receiving special gifts from the Knights of Columbus. To celebrate her child's Baptism, each mom will receive a beautiful glass rose symbolic of love and life. And, the dads will receive a rosary emblematic of the Knights' devotion to our Blessed Mother to encourage them to be a model of prayer for their children. Members of St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057 will be present at the Baptisms to give these gifts. (Knights are needed on an ongoing basis to present the Roses and Rosaries. Contact Jerry Ritz to volunteer!)






CROSBY CENTER SIGN SPONSORSHIPS

Sponsorships are available through the Knights of Columbus for St. Alexander's Crosby Parish Center. As a sponsor you will have the benefit of having your advertising sign appear on the wall of the Crosby Parish Center and will enjoy the exposure your sign will get at all the sports activities and the many parish social events held in the Crosby Center. Previous sponsors are being asked to renew. And there are opportunities for new sign sponsors as well. For sponsorship information contact Tom Stuchly at (708) 699-4444 or e-mail to tomstuchly@comcast.net.



Preserving Faith Through the Cross

NEWMAN FUND

Named in Honor of John Henry Cardinal Newman, the Newman Centers are Catholic residence and ministry centers at non-Catholic universities throughout the world. They were inspired by Newman's writings encouraging societies for Catholic students attending secular universities. The Illinois Knights of Columbus dedicated themselves to the support of the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry in 1917 when they began supporting the Newman Foundation at the Univeristy of Illinois. In 1959, the Illinois State Council allocated funds for other schools throughout the state and today, Illinois Knights support more than 800,000 students enrolled in Illinois Colleges and Universities.




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