News & Announcements

Blood Drive at Our Lady of Ransom on Friday, 3/26

Maria Council #4836 will be hosting a blood drive at Our Lady of Ransom’s Paluch Hall (in the church’s basement) from 1pm to 5pm on Friday, 3/26.

As part of the Knights of Columbus’ Leave No Neighbor Behind campaign during this pandemic, we are encouraged to donate blood to help replenish the dangerously low supply at area hospitals.  

To help manage social distancing protocols, we are recommending donors sign up for an available time-slot in advance using the following link on Versiti Blood Centers of Illinois’ website.

If you are interested in helping in other ways on the day of the blood drive, please email me at We need a few volunteers to help set-up, greet donors as they enter the church, ensure the parish’s social distancing protocols are followed, and/or clean up after the event.


Contribute to Coats for Kids and/or other Maria Council Programs

You may contribute to Maria Council's annual Coats for Kids drive and/or donate to other council initiatives via the link below. 


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