News & Announcements

2023 NOVENA FOR LIFE (All 9 Days)

CLICK HERE for All 9 Days of the 2023 NOVENA FOR LIFE

The Protection of Life is a sustained prayer intention of the Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Respect Life Team.  The 9-day "Novena for Life" is meant to bring our parish families together in a spiritual battle and pray for a Culture of Life and a Civilization of Love in our community, nation and world.  Over this 9-day novena, please lead your family and participate in the Novena for Life.  Thank you and God Bless!

BLOOD DONORS - Please Go to Community Donor Centers

Please read this message offered by Vitalant, the blood drive partner of the KofC Holy Ghost Council #4977.

The local Vitalant Blood Donation Centers are:

  • Arlington Heights – 25 W. Rand Road
  • Schaumburg – 211 W. Golf Road

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. To put it bluntly, the demand for blood is constant.


Our friends at Vitalant need our help to ensure there is blood available for patients in need.  The response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused schools, businesses and places of worship to cancel upcoming blood drives.  This is putting our blood supply at risk. 


Right now, there is an urgent need for healthy donors to continue to donate blood to ensure hospital patients have what they need to survive.  Patients cannot wait for coronavirus to go away. An available blood supply is critical for them as they undergo cancer treatment, surgeries or to fight traumatic injuries.


If you are healthy and eligible to donate, please consider donating blood, platelets, plasma or red cells to help these patients. 


Donating blood only takes one hour.  Vitalant has 17 community donation centers in the Chicagoland area. If you are able to donate, please visit or call 877.25VITAL and schedule your donation today.  


Vitalant is absolutely committed to safety for patients, donors and our communities. Learn more about Vitalant’s response to coronavirus.


Thank you for your dedication to helping patients who need donated blood to survive, heal and recover.

Original Holy Ghost Council Charter Located!

CLICK HERE to examine the original Charter of the Holy Ghost Council


With the untimely passing of PGK and Founding Charter Member John Busch, members of our council were requested to review items that had been stored by John.   We are excited to have located the Original Charter for our Council.   Plans are being made to publicly display this important Council document.   Please click the attachment to get a more detailed look!