Quest for Circle of Honor 2023
Fraternal Benefit Night - Nov. 29, 7:00 PM
The General Agents in Illinois have set up another Fraternal Benefit Night for Councils and potential members. The General Agents in Illinois have set up another Fraternal Benefit Night for Councils and potential members. Registration Information can be found on the Insurance Page
Winter Organizational and District Deputy Mtg
December 2 - 4 Marriott Hotel - Bloomington/Normal
DO GREAT THINGS!
The Knights will be gathering in Normal on Dec. 2 - 4. Highlights include Great Fraternity, Education and the Vocations Raffle Drawing where someone will win $10,000. Hotel reservations are open now and must be made before NOVEMBER 18 in order guarantee the group rate. Use the buttons below to complete two steps: First - Register for the meeting and purchase meal tickets. Second - Book your hotel room before November 18.
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!
Fraternal Benefit Seminar Qualifications
As we continue to receive questions about what counts and what does not count regarding qualification for Fraternal Benefit Seminars, we want to reiterate that councils striving for the Founder’s Award must host (or co-host) two fraternal benefit seminars (in-person or virtual) per year. Each council must have a minimum of 7 members or member-eligible attendees at each seminar. Suggested methods of promotion include council email/social media, parish email/social media, pulpit announcement, bulletin notice, and personal outreach to prospects. Please work with the general agent(s) in your jurisdiction – and encourage councils to work with their field agent – to schedule and promote fraternal benefit seminars in your jurisdiction.
Hot Off The Press
Newman Postcards are arriving at your mailbox! Be looking for yours and donate so that we, as Knights, can provide resources for the evangelization and support of our faith on College Campuses in Illinois. Our goal this year is $5 per member. Don't wait donate today by clicking the button below.
Vocations Raffle - 2022
The drawing date is rapidly approaching. Has your council participates in raising funds to support seminarians this year? Paper books and money should be turned into the State Office by November 25. Online Sales will continue through the weekend and close on Sunday, November 27 at 6:00pm.
Giving Tuesday - November 29, 2022
National Eucharistic Revival
Information Requested - Program Mini Survey
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 kofc.org/KnightCast.
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
Through the Orderwide Building the Domestic Church initiative, Knights and their families have greater opportunities to participate in a variety of activities that promote the New Evangelization, strengthen our parishes and grow the Order. Knights of Columbus has always been an organization dedicated to the well-being and support of Catholic family life. The family is the first and primary place where we experience and are formed in our Catholic faith. By building upon our current programs and activities, the Knights of Columbus continues to promote the family as a ”domestic church” where husbands and wives, parent and children, grow in their knowledge and practice of the Catholic Faith. In order to perform its important mission of evangelization, each family needs to find support in the sacramental life of the parish.
Find the State program activities under Church link or click here.
More information can also be found on the Supreme Council Website by clicking here.
Using Webex for Illinois KofC Meetings
To Join via Computer or Tablet:
After you have registered, download and install the "Cisco Webex Meetings" App from https://webex.com/downloads.html or if you are using an iPad or Android tablet from their respective App Store.
After installing the app, test the installation by clicking https://webex.com/test-meeting.html this will launch the application and connect you to a test meeting to check your audio and video settings prior to the meeting.
At event time, click the green "Join Now" button in the email you received after registering. The application will launch (be patient) and you will be connected to the event.
To Join via Telephone (audio only):
If you do not have a computer with internet connection available, you can join the event via telephone. The email that you received after registering contains a toll-free dial in number. At event time, dial that number.
You will be prompted for a Meeting ID. Enter that with the keypad on your phone. Press # after you have entered the number.
You may be prompted for a User ID. If you received one, enter that number and press #, otherwise just press #.
You will join the meeting with audio only.
If the event allows, you can "raise your hand" by pressing *9. The Host will unmute your phone and call on you to speak. You can lower your hand by pressing *9 again. (The Awards Ceremony probably will not have this feature available)