May 25, 1960-2020. HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY HOLY GHOST COUNCIL! Our Original Charter Council above

2020 05 HGC4977 is awarded the First Ever "Leave No Neighbor Behind" Award at the 2020 IL State Virtual Convention

2020 05 State General Program Director John Lough (L) and State Deputy Frank Schwartz (R) holding HGC4977's "Leave No Neighbor Behind" Award

2020 05 Close Up of HGC4977's "LEAVE NO NEIGHBOR BEHIND" Award

2020 05 Charitable Water Bottle Donations .. with Social Distancing!

2020 05 Holy Ghost Knights unloading at St. Joseph's Home

2020 05 A Portion of the Donated Water!!!

2020 05 Palatine's Little Sisters of the Poor show their Appreciation! Thank You Little Sisters for all you do!!!

2020 05 ZOOM Business Mtg in Progress!

2019 12 "GivingTuesday" at GiGi's Playhouse

2019 12 "GivingTuesday" at GiGi's Playhouse. Area Councils combine to donate over $11,000!!!

2019 11 Past Grand Knights attending the Special PGK / 60th Council Anniversary Dinner

2019 09 The Knights are on a Tootsie "Roll" for Intellectual Disabilities

2019 09 Thanks to Brother John Theodore and "Signs Today" for providing signage for our Knight's Faith Library at St. Theresa!

2019 08 St. Theresa Picnic.

2019 08 New Officers are sworn in at the August Meeting. L-R: Don Ketterhagen, Brett Pfister, Mark Nannini, Bruce Alesi, Mike June, Jim Arns, and Steve Taromina. Not shown - Fr. Tom Bishop and Fr. Tim Fairman

2019 07 Marching in the Palatine 4th of July Parade.

2019 06 Fr. Tom is honored by the Holy Ghost and Illinois State Councils with an Official "Recognition of Appreciation" for his Worthy Service as Chaplain and Pastor

2019 06 Pictured are 26 of the 45 Members who led Programs, Events, Administrative or Committees during the 2018-2019 Fraternal Year. Thanks for your Leadership!

2019 06 Brother SK Andy Ruff presents Scholarships, Altar Server Certificates and Essay Contest Awards to St. Theresa graduating 8th Graders!

2019 05 Sir Knights honor our Veterans on Memorial Day at St. Michael Cemetery with Fr. Mike Scherschel (St. Hubert Pastor)

2019 05 The Sir Knights honor Mother Mary at the May Crowning

2019 05 Feed My Starving Children 3 Council Food Pack Out Event

2019 05 at FMSC. Dine-2-Donate Fundraiser monies presented by the 3 Council's Grand Knights

2019 05 at FMSC. The Happy Totals from our Food Packing Efforts!

2019 02 The Hajost Family was honored by Dn. John Breit & GK Bob Novak as the St. Thomas "Parish Family of the Month"

2019 02 Holy Ghost Council #4977 is recognized at Feb's Wolves game.

2019 02 The DeGiulio's having Wolves Fun! Pictured are Nico, Louie, Lindsay, Stella Schlenbecker and Jim DeGiulio

2019 02. Graham Rotelli scores a Wolve's Tee launched from the Ice. Long Reach!

A 1969 Picture of the PGKs of HGC4977. THANKS SK ANGELO POLVERE (pictured on very left)

2018 12 Mundelein Seminary Wreaths donated by the "Patriots of the Trinity"

2018 12 Bake Sale Fundraiser. Thanks to all who baked and volunteered!

Santa Nicholas arrives at the Children's Christmas Party!

2018 12 Anticipation that Santa Nicholas has a Special Gift for them!

2018 12 Santa Nicholas and 2nd Santa Fred award Raffle Prizes!

2018 12 Parachute Fun with Help from the St. Thomas Teen Group!

2018 10 Team Tootsie on a Roll! (L-R) Brett Pfister, Jim Arns, Dave Tuegel, Jim Schroedl

2018 10 Brother Bill Paul receives the Parochial Christifideles Award at the Holy Name Cathedral

2018 09 I.D. Drive Enthusiasm!!!

2018 09 Brother Brett Pfister dons the Tootsie Roll Costume for Charity! He wore it for 10 hours!!! Well Done Brett!

2018 09 Tootsie Roll Intellectual Disability Drive Volunteers

2018 09 Brothers Sokulski, Crider and Nix Teaming up for the I.D. Drive

2018 08 Honoring the Little Sisters of the Poor on their Feast Day and 150 yrs of Service to the Church, Community and Poor in the U.S.A.

2018 08 Little Sisters, Celebrating Priests and Sir Knights

2018 08 Mother Margaret, Father Tom and Sir Knights

2018 08 St. Theresa Picnic Cooks!

2018 08 Picnic Food was Fantastic!

2018 08 Picnic Water Balloon Toss

2018 08 Picnic with Father Matt!

Council 4977 - Congratulations on earning the KofC Spirit of Illinois Gold Medal Award !!!

2018 07 Bruce Wittmeyer receives his Patriotic Degree Certificate. Congrats Worthy Sir Knight Bruce !!!

2018 07 Knights of the Month braved fierce parade heat in Full Dress Regalia! Thanks to (L-R) Sir Knights Pierre Zermatten, Matt Chambers, George Tibus and Jim Killigrew. (Adolf Stransky not shown)

GK Bob Novak presents Fr. Tim a KofC Stole

Fr. Tim receives a KofC Stole to celebrate 30 years of faithful service as a priest.
Congratulations Father Tim!

June 2018 - Celebrating a successful Fundraising Event for the Feed My Starving Children charity

Feast of Corpus Christi - Outdoor Procession

Sir Knights honoring the Feast of Corpus Christi

Grand Knight Bruce Alesi presents veterans assistance check to Veterans Director Ron Willer

Corporate Communion Mass and Breakfast

Independence Day Parade

Cardinal Cupich with Sir Knights

Deacon John and Father Tim

Family Knight :) with the Schaumburg Boomers

Spring 2018 Special Olympics - Honoring our Flag!

Spring 2018 Special Olympics - Greeting the Athletes!

St. Theresa LIFT Check Presentation

June 2018 Fr. McGivney Golf Benefit.
A respectable 4th place!

Christmas Party Fun!

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Council Announcements

CONGRATULATIONS

Holy Ghost CounciL!

Presented at the May 2020 IL State Council Convention, our hard-working council was awarded the FIRST EVER "LEAVE NO NEIGHBOR BEHIND" PROGRAM OF THE YEAR AWARD!   This Faith in Action program was recently created by the KofC Supreme Council to inspire and give direction to the Knights of Columbus councils in this time of pandemic. 

 

Responding to an urgent appeal from the Little Sisters of the Poor to help supply bottled water for the wonderful Residents of St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly, the Knights leaped "into the breach" by quickly coordinating and communicating a fundraiser program.  Within hours of the awareness of the problem, dozens of cases of water started "pouring in" at St. Joseph's by wonderful and giving donors.  In addition, the very first pallet of almost 2,000 bottles of water was on order!  And then a second!!  And then a third!!!  The effort was full on - embraced by our Knights, our St. Theresa and St. Thomas of Villanova Parishes, and the surrounding Palatine Community!

 

The results?   4 days later, our "Leave No Neighbor Behind" crusade raised over $13,500 in community donations!!!  This is roughly equivalent to over 66,000 bottles of water! 

 

 Way to go Holy Ghost Council and a Special Thanks to our Palatine Community!!! 

 



HGC4977 Meetings & Events 

  • MEETING ON    Tue, May 26     7 pm Fraternal Benefits Review (Zoom)
  • MEETING ON    Mon, June 1    7 pm Monthly Planning Officers Mtg (Zoom)
  • MEETING ON    Mon, June 8    7 pm Monthly Business Mtg (Zoom)

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God Bless the Members, Family and Friends of the KofC Holy Ghost Council #4977!  

Bob Novak - Grand Knight

 



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2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM

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St. Theresa Church
455 North Benton Street
Palatine, IL 60067 US

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