Please join the Knights of Columbus in praying a Novena for Life. The Novena will begin daily on Jan 15th with the Rosary at 8am and Mass at 8:30 in the chapel. On Saturday the Rosary will begin at 4:30 pm in the Church and on Sunday the Rosary will be at 9am followed by Mass at 9:30am. The Novena will end on Jan 23rd. Please join us in praying for and end to abortion and euthanasia, and for respect for life in all of it’s stages. For more information, please go to our website kofc-8699.org
Please join the Parish and the Knights of Columbus the weekend of December 30th and 31st in celebrating the
Feast of the Holy Family. A special prayer will be said for our families that they may
more closely resemble the Holy Family in faith and action and asking the Holy family
to watch over and guide our families in the coming year. This is a blessed occasion, and an opportunity to deepen our faith. Don’t miss out!
The Knights of Columbus want to thank all of the participants in our 2023 Keep Christ In Christmas poster contest. This contest, conducted in conjunction with the REP program helps young Catholics focus on the true meaning of the Christmas season.
This year’s winners are:
1st prize 1st and 2nd grade Lilly
2nd prize 1st and 2nd grade Dominic
3rd prize 1st and 2nd grade Fritz
1st prize 3rd and 4th grade Angelo
2nd prize 3rd and 4th grade Grace
3d prize 3rd and 4th grade Rian
1st prize 5th and 6th grade Casey
2nd prize 5th and 6th grade Jimmy
3d Prize 5th and 6th grade Owen
The winners all received gift cards and a certificate from the Knights.
St. Pater Damian Knights of Columbus in conjunction with the St Pater Damain Religious Education Program sponsored a Keep Christ in Christmas Poster contest for children in the 1st through 6th grades. There were three divisions, Grades 1&2, Grades 3&4 and Grades 5&6. 1st and second place winners in each division will received a gift card and an award certificate. The winners are pictured above after receiving their awards from Fr Curt, Deacon John, Brother Ray Arndt and Grand Knight Mark Alagna
The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council has recognized our council's hard work in the past year by awarding us both the Founders and Columbian Awards. Only a few councils nationally qualify for these awards each year. If you are looking for an active vibrant council to share your talents with, please consider joining us!!
The Knights recently welcomed four new members to our Brotherhood. New Knights Tom Miller, Phil Christensen and Dan Naleck received the honor of 3rd degree membership.
We also welcomed Leonard Korona as a transferee.
We are ALWAYS looking for new members. If you’re a Catholic Gentleman over the age of 18, we want you to join us too!
The Knights of Columbus recently participated in a Knights of Columbus national program called Coats for Kids. Our council purchased and donated two cases of coats to benefit the National VFW Childrens Home in Eaton Rapids MI.
Charity is what we are all about!!
The St Peter Damian Knights of Columbus recently contributed $500.00 toward the purchase of an Ultrasound Machine for the Women's Care Center in downtown Chicago.
Studies show that a woman who has an ultrasound is far less likely to abort her child than a woman who does not have one. Our council is partnering with multiple other councils in the Chicago area to buy the machine. Every child deserves a chance and a life.
Brother Knight Larry White and Father Chris presenting the 2023 Scholarship Award Checks