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).


PRAYER BREAKFAST - SATURDAY OCTOBER 19

Deacon Dan Welter will be the featured guest speaker at a Prayer Breakfast on Saturday morning October 19, 2019 at St. Alexander in Palos Heights. Immediately following the 8:00 A.M. Mass at St. Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, a delicious breakfast will be served in the adjacent Crosby Center. The buffet style breakfast will be catered by Country House. Deacon Welter will speak following breakfast.

Daniel J. Welter is the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Chicago, appointed by Cardinal Cupich in 2017. Ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1991, he served at St. Barnabas, Our Lady of the Woods, St. Josaphat, St. Gertrude, and Holy Name Cathedral. He grew up on the southwest side and attended Quigley South High School and Loyola University. Deacon Welter is a retired Cook County Circuit Court judge. He received his Juris Doctorate from IIT/Chicago Kent College of Law and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1976. He was later admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Federal Trial bar. And, he also served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago.

Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets for the Prayer Breakfast are $10 per person and will be available after Sunday Masses at St. Alexander Church on October 6 and 13. Tickets will also be available during the week at the parish office. The event is sponsored by St. Alexander Church, Rev. Martin Michniewicz, Pastor, and St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057 Knights of Columbus.



Winter Clothing Drive for Homeless Vets


Grand Knight Steve Lukasik is presented with the Fr. McGivney and Founders Awards for Fraternal Year 2018-2019 by District Deputy Dave Kroll at the council meeting 10/9/19.


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.



RETIRING WORN AMERICAN FLAGS

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.


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!)


BLUE STAR FLAGS

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.


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.


Read the Knights of Columbus Chicago Archdiocesan Chapter Newsletter.




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