Into the Breach in Illinois

Illinois is rolling out a new program to introduce men and their families to the Knights of Columbus.  Read about it here and contact your Diocesan Representative to find out more.

Quest for Circle of Honor 2023

Circle of Honor Goal: 2112

Total Intake YTD: 1230

Percent of COH Goal: 58.24%

The Winter Membership Challenge is underway.  Illinois is leading Team Evangelization and the entire order bracket challenge for the second straight month.  Into the Breach in Illinois is working, bringing new men into the order and Illinois to the top.  Keep up the great work!

Honor Your Council Chaplain

Each council can nominate and submit their chaplain to their state council for consideration of the State Blessed Michael McGivney Award form (SBMMA).

Each state winner will be submitted to Supreme for consideration for the international award, the Blessed Michael McGivney Medal form (BMMM). The winner will be announced at the Supreme Convention.

Important Dates:

State Blessed Michael McGivney Award form (Council Only) Recommended Due March 31, 2023

Blessed Michael McGivney Medal Award form (State Only) Due April 30, 2023

Important Update:

The due date for the State Council Service Program Award Winners (SPAW) form has been changed to April 30, 2023.

Program Submissions

State and International Program Awards recognize councils that execute an outstanding program in a Faith in Action program category (faith, family, community, or life). State Award winners are eligible to compete at the Supreme Council level for the International Award.

If you haven’t yet, encourage councils to complete a State Council Program Awards Entry Form for each program category and send it to your State Council Program Director by March 15, 2023

Be sure to include these submissions on your IL-SP7

National Eucharistic Revival

At the 140th Supreme Convention, Bishop Cozzens called on all delegates to be leaders in the National Eucharistic Revival. To stay up to date on all that is happening, locally and nationally, sign up for the Heart of the Revival newsletter here.

The USCCB has also created a Leaders Playbook for Year 1. This playbook offers the “Why” and “How” of the Revival, along with some practical suggestions about “What” might happen. Please refer to this document as your state council continues to support this initiative. We will be sharing this playbook with state program and faith directors as well. 

Employment Opportunities 

With over 50 departments across three locations, the Knights of Columbus offers a diverse set of opportunities. Click on the links below to find one that matches your skills and goals:

What's News

New CIS Series for Councils

Catholic Information Service will be launching a new series of booklets called the Cor Ecclesiae Series (Heart of the Church). This series will provide small group study guides for the writings of popes on various topics. The first booklet published, With a Father’s Heart, will be on St. Joseph, focusing on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde. The Cor Ecclesiae Series will be perfect for councils implementing Cor Meetings or councils looking for faith formation that builds fraternity.

With a Father’s Heart will be available for purchase through the CIS Online Store beginning Monday, March 20th.

State Convention 2023

April 21- 23, Wyndham Hotel, Springfield

Or call the Reservations Desk by Phone at 1-877- 999-3223,
block code is 04207027KN

Together We Are One!

Thank you for your commitment to growing our Order. The State Council pledges to work with you for continued success throughout the remainder of the fraternal year!

Steve Mann
State Deputy

Spring Fraternal Benefit Seminars

New seminars have been posted on the Insurance page.  Council participation at these seminars can qualify a council for the Founder's Award.

Newman Update

Keep those Newman Donations coming in.  The response has been good, but we can do better! Our goal this year is $5 per member.  Don't wait donate today by clicking the button below.

ASAP - Aid and Support After Pregnancy

The Order is more than halfway to reaching its $5 million goal for ASAP this fraternal year! Encourage councils to find resources and submit their applications by visiting

Click here for the Top 15 ASAP rankings.

Knightcast - the video podcast for Knights of Columbus

KnightCast is a groundbreaking video series from the Knights of Columbus with the aim of engaging today's Catholic men in a compelling conversation about the Catholic Faith and their own, personal growth as they lead their families in service to the Church. Featuring host Jonathan Reyes as well as guests and subject matter experts in each episode, KnightCast seeks to cover topics ranging from sports and marriage to evangelization and the Saints. 

Watch now at

The prayer below is yours to share. God Bless each of you and remember pray often.

Our Lady, Health of the Sick,

I look to you for the comfort of a mother's love,

I pray to you on behalf of those who are suffering

and for my own healing needs.

Mary, your love strengthens me

and brings me peace. 

Our Lady, Health of the Sick, 

embrace all who are emotionally and physically ill that they may return to

good health under your tender care. And please intercede for my very 

special needs. (mention your needs here). 

Mary, your love strengthens me and brings me peace. 

** say your intention here***

Our Lady, Health of the Sick, pray for us.  Amen. 

Building the Domestic Church

An Illinois Knight's 365 Prayer (2021-2022).pdf

Using Webex for Illinois KofC Meetings

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