Illinois State Council

Knights of Columbus

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What's News

Knights on Bridges for Life - October 7, 2021

Knights of Columbus across Illinois are communicating the message that an Abortion takes away a human life. Se more about this program and how your council can get involved by clicking here.

Columbus Day Parade - Oct. 11, 2021

You are invited to participate in Columbus Day Mass and Parade.
Click here for more information.

Fall 2021 Fraternal Benefit Night

The Fall 2021 Fraternal Benefit night for the State of Illinois is scheduled for October 13th at 6:30pm Central Time. Please print or open the flyer linked below and have each participant register using the link on the bottom of the form.

Please register early as we expect 1,500 people or more logged into this event.

download the flyer

Men's Retreat

"How is your health? Mind and Body, Spirit and Soul"

October 30, 2021 - Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows
For more information visit the
Faith Page

State Newsletter for August 2021

The publication of the State Newsletter is back! TO read the August 2021 Edition click here. Archived editions will be posted on the Newsletter Page under the Home tab.

Military Chaplain's Scholarship Fund

Please support the Military Chaplain's Scholarship Fund which provides financial support to seminarians who have committed to be both Diocesan Priests and Military Chaplains. You can read more about it in Supreme Master Dennis Stoddard's letter by clicking here.

Now Accepting Online Donations for Newman Fund!

You can give safely and securely right on the website. Click below to go to the Newman Fund Donation Page.

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)