Quest for Circle of Honor 2023

Circle of Honor Goal: 2127

Total Intake YTD: 478 (gain of only 28 this week)

Percent of COH Goal: 22.47%

We can receive a reduced COH goal if we reach 50% of our goal before 12/31/22. Let's get out there an invite Catholic men to join us. We Can do this - Together as One!

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


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!

Steve Mann
State Deputy

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.

Supreme Convention Tool Kit

Resources to help councils get active and Step Into The Breach

Coats For Kids

Now is the time to be ordering coats and planning your council's distribution. More information about ordering can be found here.

What's News

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

Giving Tuesday is an excellent time to make a donation to Illinois State Council Charities, Inc. Designate funds to be used for General Disaster Relief, Pro-Life, Intellectual Disabilities, Seminarian Support, or Newman Campus Apostolate. Any gift means that the Knights of Columbus can continue to support these important ministries. Send your donation today and be sure to include your Council Number and Membership Number so proper credit can be given. Learn more on the Charity Page.

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.

Information Requested - Program Mini Survey

Council leaders to complete the Program Mini Surveys posted in each new Fraternal Leadership Advisory Newsletter that comes out biweekly on Thursdays.

These surveys are vital to the Supreme office, which helps us gauge the health of each council program, and the data will support decisions to retain, update, or remove certain programs.

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

  • 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.

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

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 or if you are using an iPad or Android tablet from their respective App Store.

  • After installing the app, test the installation by clicking 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)