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       •   25 N. Cass   •    Westmont, IL 60559   •    630-969-3738   •   

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This Year's St. John Council Fish Fry Menu

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Brother Knights,

The world premiere of a powerful new documentary film on Pope John Paul II's direct role in the fall of communism will take place this weekend in Chicago. On Dec. 6, the premiere of Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism will be held at the Copernicus Center, a cultural hub for the city's large Polish community. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the screening begins at 5:15 p.m. The center is located at 5216 West Lawrence Avenue (one block east of Milwaukee Avenue). Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson served as executive producer of this documentary, which traces St. John Paul II’s crucial role in the liberation of Central and Eastern Europe from decades of Soviet rule. Famed actor Jim Caviezel serves as the film's narrator, and renowned composer Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher) provides original music. The film features rare archival footage and exclusive interviews with several heads of state, among them former Polish president and Solidarity founder Lech Walêsa, as well as eyewitness testimonies of many of John Paul II’s closest associates, including his lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz. This feature-length film represents the most ambitious and in-depth effort yet to chronicle the spiritual impetus that led to the fall of communism in 1989.

The documentary’s television debut will take place Monday, Dec. 7, on WTTW11 at 7:30 p.m. A national TV distribution in the United States and a theatrical distribution in Poland is planned for the spring of 2016.

For more information about the film, visit jp2film.com and follow online on Facebook and Twitter


There is a lot going on with our Council, our Assembly, our Church, and our Community....


Brothers, There is always so much to share, it's difficult to pick which to highlight....

Congratulations to our Brother Knights who advanced to the 2nd and 3rd Degree on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at a Knighthood Degree held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. They are Thomas Mack, Deacon Thomas Jagielo, Patrick Ryan, Ed Mokry, Anthony Kranz, and Robert Kaiser. Congratulations gentlemen on your Knighting.

Thanks to Frank Rossi for all his efforts to make this successful and to Tony Polito for preparing the meal as well also DGK Joe Moffa and Konrad Miskowicz-Retz who helped during and after the meal back at our hall, plus Bob Gleason, Brad Alexander, and Hank Anzelone who joined in with the others for support at the exemplification.

For those 1st Degree members who couldn't make it on 11/1, Bishop Fitzgerald Council 14649 in Downers Grove will be hosting a Knighthood Degree on Sunday, January 10, 2016.


Our Breakfast with Santa, Pancake Breakfast is Dec. 6 - attached are a poster and letters looking for ad solicitations, please use them to help promote this event. Also, save this date, we'll be in need of volunteers, Chairman bill Fumagalli will be requesting assistance, BUT most importantly we need YOU to bring in Family & Friends.


HONOR GUARD REQUEST - SK John was a member of our Council prior to Notre dame's forming...

An honor guard is requested by the family for the Memorial Mass of Sir Knight John O'Shea on Friday November 13, at 11:00AM. Honor Guards should report at 10:30AM at Notre Dame Church 64 Norfolk Ave, Claredon Hills, Il. Thereis a Visitation at 10-11 AM but the widow suggested the Honor Guard report only for Mass. It is on the Dooley website. SK Bob Nowakowski-PGK


Our council has once again partnered with the Uptown Tavern for some holiday raffles. The raffles will take place at the Uptown Tavern.
This year's annual turkey raffle with be on 11-21. The annual ham raffle will take place on 12-19.


BINGO HELP - this month's 3rd week is in need as Craig & Gina will not be there (keep them in your prayers as Craig undergoes a serious cancer surgery - plus Greg will be out of town. Let Jim Ryan jimfranryan@sbcglobal.net, know if you can help.

Also this month has a 5th Sunday (which indicates our Corporate Communion) but also there is NO assigned Team (to date no one has stepped forward to commit on a regular 5th week schedule). Usually my wife and I are there but this year that weekend marks our 45th Anniversary so we won't be at Bingo. Our Council needs at least 7 to step up and commit to being there. Please let me know hal5050@aol.com

Bingo only asks about 4 hours of your time on Sundays - Noon to 4; don't sit back and let someone else do it. Get Involved.


From our Ladies Auxiliary...

We are scheduled for BUNCO on November 6th, Friday evening: Come Join us now that the weather is cool & we can be inside staying warm! Time: 7:30 pm Place: Knights of Columbus Hall at 25 N. Cass Ave. Bring a friend to share, bring an appetizer to share CASH Prizes - CASH BAR - COST - $6.00 to play FUN is included in the cost! Peoples Resource Table will be set-up for donations in the back with the Holidays approaching please try and Help others in nee Looking forward to seeing everyone!


The November 2015 issue of Knightline is now available online.

In this issue you’ll find information on: • The new altar dedication at the Saint John Paul II Shrine • College Councils Conference Celebrate 50 Years • The Top 10 Recruiting Practices • Reminders and information on council activities • And more. This notification has been sent to all members who have an email address on record. To help your council take advantage of this new and timely system, please pass the word to your fellow members. Those who do not currently receive these notifications can register for the mailing list by providing an email address to their local Financial Secretary. Please be advised that paper copies of Knightline will continue to be mailed to all listed officers. Click HERE to read the November 2015 issue of Knightline.


Follow Council activities on our website www.kofc3738.org and at facebook.com/KofC3738 or twitter.com/KofC3738. - Dooley Assembly website www.drdooleyassembly.com - Illinois KOC at www.illinoisknights.org - KOC Supreme www.kofc.org


All Sundays - BINGO join a once a month team November 8 - St. Joe's Council has "40 the Film" at Downers Grove North 3 PM November - 10 Monthly Meeting - Memorial mass for our Council's Deceased members in lieu of formal Meeting. Will be at Holy Trinity November 15 - MEMORIAL MASS: Deceased Sir Knights of our Dooley assembly November 18 - 4th degree Dinner/meeting (open to all Knights, regardless of Degree and their Ladies) November 21 - "It's OK to Say Merry Christmas" button sale after all HT Masses November 21 - ends Vocation Raffle – turn in all sold books November 28 - Holly Days Parade November 29 - Corporate communion 9:30 Mass HT December 6 - Breakfast with Santa January 18 - March for Life Parade (of the 200 signs are Council made last year; all were used) February 20 - 4th Degree Exemplification


CLICK for Calendar of Events - new ones always being added!

Link to Community Events - Westmont Street Fair - Cruisin' Nights, Open Market & More


Knights of Columbus Insurance Questions?
For all your insurance needs please contact Greg Groszek, Field Agent
630-810-9046 or 630-730-4156


Please click to contact Frank Rossi OR just call the KC hall at (630)969-3738


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Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members in 14,000 councils. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

Council Information
The Knights of Columbus St. John Council is located one half block north of the BN train tracks in Westmont at 25 N. Cass AVE. (630)969-3738. The incoming Grand Knight for 2014 is Sir Knight Al Repak. You can contact the Knights Hall by phone at 630-969-3738 or via the Contact Us button above on the left.

Council Meetings
Council Meetings are all held the KC Hall, 25 N. Cass AVE. in Westmont.
Council Member Meetings: 2nd Tues of each month, 7:30pm
Officers Meetings: 4th Weds of each month, 7:00p,

About Our Council
St. John Council was founded in 1953. It is named after St. John who was known to be the Apostle of Charity. The St. John Council works closely with the Holy Trinity (Westmont), and St. Mary of Gostyn (Downers Grove) Parishes providing funds for various projects with members being active participants in their parish. etc.

Our council holds and sponsors many fundraising events and activities throughout the year.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES include our annual picnic, breakfast with Santa, Memorial Day and Independence Day parades, and a Christmas party.

COUNCIL ACTIVITIES include Cruisin' Nights, Taste of Westmont, Sunday afternoon bingo, Fish Fry every Friday during Lent, and a Fall golf outing.

CHURCH ACTIVITIES include financial assistance to Holy Trinity (Westmont), St. Mary of Gostyn (Downers Grove), support of the R.E.A.C.H. program at Holy Trinity parish, and financial assistance to Newman Centers in Illinois.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES include support of youth baseball, youth football (scoreboard at WHS), and parish school athletics, Scholarships, and a youth free throw contest. Each year we also help sponsor SMG Spring Musical.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES include our annual Intellectual Disabilities Fund ('Tootsie Roll') Drive. and senior citizen luncheons.

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