Knights of Columbus

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


Faith in Action
  • Faith: Our goal is to strengthen our men and their families in the faith. We should constantly inform ourselves in the Catholic faith. This formation goes beyond mere facts or religious practice to an authentic connection with a loving God and his son Jesus Christ.
  • Family: Father Michael J. McGivney sought to strengthen the familial bond of father to mother and children to parents. Our family programs are an evolution and response to a society that seeks to weaken the bonds of family. We must make it clear that society should value a family that is faithful to God and each other.
  • Community: As Knights of Columbus, we are called to serve our family and our God. Our first principle is Charity, at home with our families or in our communities. This is a critical part of our Knights of Columbus mission.
  • Life: The urgency of the threat to a culture of life cannot be misunderstood. Respect for the dignity of life demands a commitment to human rights across a broad spectrum. Both as Knights of Columbus and as followers of Christ, “Catholics must becommitted to the defense of lifein all its stages and in every condition” (Saint John Paul II, 1995).

St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057 prsents a $1,000 donation to Bethany Christian Services. Located here in Palos Heights, Bethany Christian Services of Illinois finds families for children and strengthens families. The Safe Families for Children program is a network of volunteer host families who help parents in need of temporary care for their children as they work through hardships such as homelessness.


Look for St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057 Knights of Columbus at the Palos Heights Classic Car Event Thursday evening July 18. We'll be on Harlem at 123rd by the fire house selling hot pretzels and cold water.

Grand Knight Steve Lukasik, ID Drive Chairman Brian Mellenthin, and Chancellor Fran Pendergast recently distributing the checks to organizations that help people with intellectual disabilities from last fall's Tootsie Roll Drive. For several years our council has supported St. Alexander's Special Religious Education (SPRED) program.

Distributing the checks to organizations that help people with intellectual disabilities. Elizabeth (daughter of Brian and Kim Mellenthin) presenting a check from the Intellectual Disabilities Drive - better known as the Tootsie Roll Drive - to Imagine Diving. Bob Hemedinger left, Jimmy Schroeder right.


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.


St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057 will accept your an old, worn, or damaged American flag. Flags are collected by the Knights and, in a periodic retirement ceremony, disposed of in a dignified and respectful manner. Flags may be left in the marked container in the SAVE room.


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!)


The Blue Star Service flag is displayed by families who have members serving in the Armed Forces. It is designed to be displayed in the window of the family residence. Knights of Columbus Council 14057 is providing these flags to families of military service personnel. Contact Tom Stuchly or leave a message at the Parish Administration Center.


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

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