News & Announcements

Welcome to our Website!

Our website is open to the public.  We welcome you to discover our council and activities. 

Only the "Members Only" area requires a unique Knights ID to access secured information.

To access our sign up sheets please click this link...   Sign-Up Sheets

 

There is an up to date limited directory on this site in the Members Only Section.

There is also a Complete directory on this site.  Sign in to Members Only then scroll down to Council Documents Library.  The complete directory is available in both Excel and PDF.  (The complete directory is only updated about 2-3 times per year)  This area also contains other secured documents including our meeting minutes.

Larry's List and other links are now available on the "Links of Interest" on this site.

Links to our Churches are on our "About Our Council" and our "Links of Interest" page's.

Hint:  As you roll your cursor over selected text throughout the site you will find links to more information!

If you would like to volunteer to help with our website, or anything else that we do, please contact our Grand Knight or the Webmaster.

To All Event Chairmen...

Checklist for running an event
 

If you are a Chairman or Co-Chair of any of the events listed on our calendar, please update your event information on this website. You automatically have access to change and update your event! Just click the "Members Only" link on the left, sign in using your Knights ID number and birth date and you can make changes (except the date) to your event! Manage sign-ups, change wording, correct typos, add/change co-chairs or add flyers or photos. Control of your event is in your hands.  We highly encourage you to add and update your information. * If your event is not yet listed on the calendar, contact our DGK or Webmaster to have the event added. If the event date is wrong or you need any help with this please contact the DGK or Webmaster.
If your event requires scheduling specific time slots, you can start a sign-up sheet by clicking here. Ultimately you are responsible to set-up, maintain and delete your sheet, but if you need help with this please contact Peter Stresino or the Webmaster.
If you would like to use our generic "Checklist for running an event" please click the link above.

If you would like to make a motion or request a check from the council please scroll down and print a motion request or check request form, fill it our and bring to our council meeting.

A Form-10784 is required by Supreme to be submitted following all events.  Click this link to submit your form:

Faith in Action Program Forms | Knights of Columbus (kofc.org)

Thank you!

How to join the Knights of Columbus

Online Signup Flyer
 

The benefits of becoming a member of the Knights of Columbus have never been greater. Our objectives and programs provide every Catholic man with meaningful ways to serve our church, community and neighbors.

*Please consider this is Your Invitation to Join Us.

 

For more information on how to join our council please contact:

 GrandKnight@HoffmanSchaumburgKnights.com

 

You can join the Knights of Columbus online!  Go to www.KofC.org/joinus for details, or view the flyer.

Credit Card Payments for Dues and Donations

We now take credit cards for membership dues, donations and various other events online! 

 

Please note there is a small processing fee that is built into the cost.  We include the fee in your payment.  Thank you for your support!

 

Click here to go to our Credit Card Payment Site.

How to access confidential information

Click here to access confidential information
 

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For all “Not For the Public” information like personal contact data, meeting minutes, financial documents and/or any other confidential information, you must be a member of our council and an ID number and password are required.

 

Click the link above for more details on how to access this information.

New Knights

New Knight Welcome Letter
 

Welcome to our new Knights.  This area will list our newest members.  Contact information for all of our Knights is listed on the Members Only Page.

 

Date                  New Knight                         Church

6/13/24               Frank Kelly                      St Hubert

6/13/24               Paul Caponigri                

6/13/24               Marty Ross                      St Matthew

2/21/24               Michael T Charnota

2/21/24               Jesus Mario Contreras
2/21/24               Augustus J Gates
2/21/24               Saul Mancera

11/15/23             Jonathan Spangler       St. Hubert

11/15/23             Chris Orlof

11/15/23             Michael Storino 

11/15/23             Frank Storino 

11/15/23             Kent Perry -reapplication 

11/9/2023           John Spangler

Sept 2023           Bob Ruffing                CHS

3/15/2023           Peter Quinn                St. Hubert

3/15/2023           Rick Peter                   St. Mathew

3/15/2023           Russ Hasz                   Holy Spirit

11/16/2022         Pat Kinnane

11/16/2022         Pat Maude

11/16/2022         Paul Pajor

11/16/2022         Mark Miller

11/16/2022         Adam Miller

11/16/2022        Dave Pedersen

11/16/2022         Terry Hanich

11/10/2022        F. Allen Hanich                Transfer

8/11/22               Cameron Meeker           Transfer

July 2022            Michael Ortega

July 2022            Tom Kunzer

July 2022            Chuch Corona

July 2022            Clive Pinto

July 2022            Bob Panczak

1/25/22              Ron Boniecki

1/16/22              Fausto Juarez

11/30/21            Christopher Hommowun

11/21/21            Joe Dalo

10/27/21           Jeremy Thomas

10/5/21             Chuck Morton

Transfer             Roy Castor

Transfer             Kevin Chimack

Transfer              Clayton Pelletier

Transfer              Stephen Tariq             

12/12/19             Kevin Minogue             St Hubert                     Joe Tuccori

12/12/19             Keyvan Rafii                St Matthew                   Larry Smith

12/12/19             Richard Schmitz          St Hubert                     Vince Wroblewski

Info for New Knights and their Families

A Ladies Guide to the Knights of Columbus
 

This handy guide will help you and your family to understand much of what the Knights are about and how being a Knight can become a positive addition to your family life.

 

Faith in Action

Knights in Action. Faith in Action.

The Knights of Columbus offers men a place to lead their families and communities in faith and service and put their Faith into Action. Knights of Columbus members, parishes and families have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference through 32 Supreme Council-recommended programs.

 

Organized into Faith, Family, Community and Life categories, the Faith in Action program model empowers Knights to come together to share faith, celebrate fraternity with loved ones, and do what they do best — stand shoulder to shoulder in service to the community and to defend life at all stages and in every condition.

 

Click here for more info.

 

Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity Form 1728A

All Knights that perform volunteer work for our council or the community, attend meetings, give blood, visit the elderly or many various other forms of charity work are requested submit the totals of all hours worked.

This can be done two ways.

1.  Sign on to the Members Only section of this website and fill in your hours throughout the year as you go.*

2.  Fill out the interactive form 1728A located on the Supreme website (Link below) and then print a copy or save as a PDF, OR print the interactive form and hand fill it out.  Either way you choose.  Then turn it in to your Church Advocate (currently: Nick Bratt for St Hubert, Walter Watts for CHS and Bill Clark for St Matthew).

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE INTERACTIVE FORM       This is the newest version of the form.

Click here for help on where to list your activities on the 1728 form

*Filling out the form online is the preferred method.  You can even use your smartphone for this and add hours throughout the year right at the event.  Everything you add will be accumulated and a year-end report can be printed by you or our Grand Knight!

 

We as a council are requested to submit a total of all hours of service for all our Knights.  Our grand Knight will accumulate and total the hours you submit through one of the two methods above.  He will fill out a form 1728 for the whole council and send it to Supreme.

 

Supreme wants to know the total hours we as a council gave to help people in need and yes it includes even non-council activities.  If you can't find where to log something you do, just add it to one of the misc. sections.  Please try to log everything you do.  Scroll down for help with activities and suggestions as to where to list them on the Form 1728A.

 

The form 1728A is due back to the council by December 31 of each year.  The information is used to have an approximate idea of the good work we do as an organization.  So please either log your hours in the Members Section or print off a form 1728A fill it out to the best of your recollection and turn it in to your Church Representative (currently: Nick Bratt for St Hubert, Walter Watts for CHS and Bill Clark for St Matthew).  Please try to turn it in early, preferably by the last business meeting of the year.

Coats For Kids!!!

Make a donation to help us fund our Coats For Kids campaign. Your donation goes directly to purchasing coats to be given to children during the winter months.

Click here to make an online donation to this worthy cause.

A small portion of your donation goes to processing fees.

Form 1728A Help Guide! (Supplement)

Help with Form 1728A
 

If you are not sure where to list your volunteer activity on the Form 1728A you can use this form as a guideline. 

Just click the link. 

The Tootsie Roll Drive! (AKA The ID Drive)

Every year in September the Knights are on street corners and at local businesses giving away Tootsie Rolls for donations to help people with intellectual disabilities.  

Ninety percent of the money we collect goes to local charities!  Gigi’s Playhouse, Special Camps, Misericordia, Elite Stars, and all three of our churches “Gift Programs”.  Ten percent goes to Statewide Charities.

Please visit: TootsieRollDrive.com for more updated information, to make a donation or to sign up to help.

We will be doing a limited amount of corners and still need help.

We thank you for your support!!!

Pre-sale of Bulk Tootsie Rolls to local businesses

Many local communities, including ours, have been increasing restrictions on corner solicitations over the last few years.  Because of this we are looking for additional sources of donations for our ID Drive. 

 

We have decided to solicit local businesses to make a donation for Tootsie Rolls in bulk.  They can then give them to their clients, customers or employees.   Each business will get a container and a laminated sign to post with the TRs to show that they made a generous donation to support the K of C and local ID charities.  Other councils have done this in the past with much success.

 

We have ordered Tootsie Rolls and will start this campaign in mid-July and run thru mid-late August.  Minimum donations are $20 per sleeve or $100 per case (300 Tootsie Rolls / 6 sleeves per case).

 

We are asking you, our Knights, to help find businesses willing to participate.  You can sign up to join our team if you would like to go out and visit businesses, or if not, maybe you could at least check where you work to see if they would be willing to participate or just make a donation.   Please let us know how you can help.  Sign up online or give us a call.

 

For additional info or to sign up please contact Jim Manfre, Tom Senese or Mike Sulentic.

 

Food Pantry at Church of the Holy Spirit

Food Pantry Flyer
 

The Food Pantry at Church of the Holy Spirit serves about 150 families per week and provides them each with about $150 worth of groceries! 

These numbers have risen substantially in the last few years.  The pantry needs help.  Unloading trucks on Tuesdays and distributing food on Thursdays.  If you can help please contact our Grand Knight or visit the pantry.

 

Anyone with a valid Cook County ID can shop at the Pantry once each month.

The Pantry is open every Thursday from 2 to 5 pm.

Send your family and friends in need.

For more info or to volunteer as a helper, please contact our Grand Knight.

 

If you would like to donate food you can give it to our Grand Knight or bring it to The Church of the Holy Spirit on Thursdays between 9am and Noon.  If you would like to make a financial donation please Click Here.

St Hubert Job Ministry

Need a Job?  Get a Job!  or a better Job!!!

We will help you at the St Hubert Job ministry. 

We usually meet on the second and fourth Monday evening of every month at St Hubert parish center to help you with anything relevant to your job search.

We are available to you 24/7 365.  Please contact us at anytime.

Click the link below to see our latest events.

There are no dues or fees for membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions.

Employers are welcome to post job opportunities.

Please contact Mike Ritter for more info.  847-846-6456.

 

Click here for more information.

40 Cans For Lent

Each year all Knights are encouraged to bring 40 cans of food to any of our meetings or events during the Lenten season.  These cans (or boxes) of food will be donated to the CHS food pantry! 

 

Our State office will match donations based on weight or value. Cans of food are preferable as they are heavier than dry boxes but we will take anything you wish to donate.  For every 500 pounds of food we collect the pantry gets additional financial contributions by the Knights Supreme Office.

 

Anyone can participate in this even if you are not a Knight.  If you can't donate food a check or online donation will be gladly accepted instead.   Donations will be accepted by Dennis Grogan or can be brought to any of our events or meetings or you can bring food directly to The Church of the Holy Spirit on Thursdays between 9am and Noon.  Please let them know it's from the Knights program.

 

To donate online click here.

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Knights of Columbus council 6964 is sponsoring a “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest. Open to children between the ages of 5 and 14, age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of November 1st. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of three age categories.
Posters preferred to be 11 X 17 inches in size and reflect the Keep Christ in Christmas theme with a visual image. Posters can be dropped off in the outer lobby of the Church or at the Parish or School Office and the back of each poster should include the child’s name, age and contact information for the child’s family. 

The deadline for submittal of posters is Monday, December 15th. All posters will be displayed in the Narthex of the Church and the winners will be announced in the Church bulletin. Winning posters will advance to regional and state competition with the opportunity for additional prizes. Judging deadlines:  District January 15th     Regional January 31st     State February 15th

For more detailed information, contact Dave Sertich: 

DavidMSertich@gmail.com

224-848-2752 cell

200 Ticket Raffle

The 200 Ticket Raffle to support K of C activities, Our Churches and local charities.

Tickets are $10 each.  First Place winner receives $500.  Nine 2nd place winners receive $50 each.

2021 drawing is on March 13.  Winner need not be present.

Tickets will be sold online and by Pete Skinder

 

Click here to buy a ticket online.

Helping Hands Program

The Helping Hands program is designed to recognize the important work many councils already do to care for the most disadvantaged members of our communities – the homeless, the addicted, the elderly who may feel isolated and abandoned, and many others.  Put your faith into action and help those less fortunate in your community. 

 

The kinds of things we do include. 

  • making a meal for someone recovering from an illness
  • driving a person to a doctor appointment
  • picking up a parishioner to take him/her to Mass
  • relieving a caretaker by sitting with a homebound spouse
  • doing grocery shopping for someone with mobility problem

To get involved please contact Tim Figiel at: 847-274-1034

 

For more information click these links:

  Helping Hands Home Page

  https://www.sainthubert.org/helping-hands

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Flyer
 

Enjoy the Christmas countdown with one of these adorable chocolate filled Advent Calendars. Prepare for Christmas by opening a window each day to find a wonderful piece of gourmet milk chocolate and Bible text that tells a part of the Nativity story.

Each calendar is $4.45 which includes a credit card processing fee. SK Dave Sertich will distribute the calendars.

 

Contact Dave Sertich at 224-848-2752  or  davidmsertich@gmail.com.

 

Click here to order your Advent Calendar online using a credit card or G-Pay.

Dine To Donate

Our Dine to Donate events help us raise funds for our Churches and Charities. Have a meal (or two, or more) and the restaurant will donate a percentage of your bill back to the council.  This monthly promotion is open to all Knights, family and friends.  You don't have to be in the Knights to participate.  Just go out to eat and give the flyer for the event to your server.  The more you spend the more we receive.

Also, please try to frequent the restaurants that support us whenever you can as a gesture of good will.

Here is a list of some of the restaurants and businesses that support us...

 

Granite City801 Plaza Dr, Schaumburg

Riccardo's Ristorante, 1170 Roselle Rd.

My Cocina Grill, 43 S Sutton Rd, Streamwood

Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria, 2475 W Higgins Ave (Just east of Barrington Rd)

Pilot Pete’s, 905 Irving Park Rd, Schaumburg

Village Tavern, 901 W Wise Rd, Schaumburg

Chick-fil-A, two locations: 935 E Golf Rd and Barrington at Schaumburg Rd.

Volunteering Opportunities

Our main purpose and goal is charity. We participate in charitable works, raising money and providing effort for groups in need throughout our communities.  Here is a short list of things you can help us with even if you are not in the Knights.  If you would like to volunteer to help us, please consider one of these events and sign up or contact the event Chairman for more info.

There are many other things that pop up.  Since you made it this far, please look over our home page for opportunities where you can help.  There is a section on our home page called "Upcoming Council Events" that is an updated list of everything we do.

Tootsie Roll Drive. (more info)  Every September we need help giving out Tootsie Rolls for donations to help those with intellectual disabilities.  We always need outside help.  Please join us and our charities.

St. Patricks Day Party  Every March we hold a great party and raise money for charities.  We need people to come.  We always need outside help with set up and take down.  Please refer to our calendar for dates.

Dine to Donate  (More info) We hold these events just about every month.  Just go out and eat and present our flyer and a portion of what you spend will come back to the council.  Bring your family!  Enjoy a meal at one of our great local restaurants.

Pancake Breakfasts  Help us again just by eating!  Or help with set up or take down.

Feed our Starving Children  We pack and send life saving food to impoverished people around the world.

Adopt a Highway Program  (More info) Join us to clean up the streets in our community.

Food Pantry  (more info) The Church of the Holy Spirit has a tremendous pantry.  They always need help and donations.

Blood Drives  Our council helps to organize this event.  Help us by giving blood or helping with set up and clean up. 

Pro-Life  Events and rallies.  Check our website or contact Nick Bratt.

Raffles  We hold several raffles during the year.  Buy a ticket and you can win, and it helps us help others.  Some of our favorites are the Zacchaeus House Raffle.  this is a halfway house that helps men come back from addictions.  The Vocations Raffle helps our seminarians with their expenses.  The 200 raffle is just for cash.  It generates money for our general charity fund.

Helping Hands Program  (more info) This is a St Hubert program that the Knights help with.  You can too.

Meals On Wheels  There are several Knights that help with this program run by The Kenneth Young Center.  We will be happy to help you volunteer for this.

 

Please sign up to help if you can.  We always need help and it is a great way to get to know us and participate in the things we do.

 

 

Adopt A Highway Program

Adopt a Hwy Release Form
 

Our council will be helping to keep our local roadways clean.  Volunteer to clean up litter along Higgins (Rt 72) between Plum Grove and Rt 53.  We will be working from April thru October.  We will meet at the I-Hop on Higgins near 53 at 8:30 am before each event.  Sign up online to volunteer or contact Pete Stresino or the event Chairman for more details or to volunteer.  

All participants are required to sign the release form (please print and sign in advance or forms will be provided at I-Hop).

All participants are required to watch a 4 minute IDOT video before helping.  Click Here to see the video.

Our Ways & Means Committee

Our Ways & Means Chairman is Tom Senese.   Tom is always looking for new ways to raise money for our Churches and local charities. 

Our "Dine to Donate" program is one of Tom's favorites!  Eat at a participating restaurant, give them the coupon and a portion of what you spend comes back to the council!  Bring your family and friends.  See the calendar for current events.

If you are interested in helping in any way or if you know of a restaurant that would be willing to participate in this program PLEASE let Tom know.

The Newman Fund

Newman Centers are Catholic ministry centers that provide pastoral services and ministries to their Catholic Communities, in particular to the Catholic student population within Illinois colleges and universities. In addition to weekend and weekday Masses, a variety of university and parish related meetings and social events take place at the Newman Centers. The full Sacramental life of the Church exists in a Newman Center just as it would in any parish. Baptism, Reconciliation, Marriage, special Masses, and even funerals are part of the Newman Community. It is truly a student's "parish away from home".

Check out this Video to see a view of the Newman Center at NIU.

The Illinois Knights of Columbus dedicated themselves to the support of the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry in 1917 when they began supporting the Newman Foundation at the University of Illinois. In 1959, the Illinois State Council allocated funds for other schools throughout the state and today, we as Knights in Illinois, support more than 800,000 students enrolled in Illinois Colleges and Universities.

If we are to continue to evangelize our Catholic faith on the campuses of Illinois, and provide faith-based places and resources for college students, we need your help.

Please CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE to our Council's Newman Fund!

 

Motion Request Form

Motion Request Form (Blank)
 

This is the form you need to make a motion at our monthly business (General) meetings.  Please print and bring to the meeting.  Thank you!

Reimbursement Request Form

Reimbursement Request Form
 

Please print this form fill it out and bring to the meeting if you need to be reimbursed for any expenses.  Thank you!

LENTEN SOUP AND BREAD MEAL at St Hubert

St Hubert has been hosting this event for the last several years at the beginning of Lent and we hope it will continue.

Please check back each year for more details as they may change.  Here are the details of the 2020 event...

 

The confirmation class will hold a simple Lenten Soup and Bread Meal. Please join us at St Hubert in the lower level of the church. We will also be serving peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and macaroni & cheese for the little ones. There will be a free will donation, of which all proceeds will go to the Food Pantry at Church of the Holy Spirit and the Youth Ministry Mission trip. Please join us afterwards in the church for Stations of the Cross.

If you would be willing to donate a pot of meatless soup, please call the Religious Education Office at 847-885-7703 or Dave Sertich at 224-848-2752.

 

For more details please contact Sir Knight Dave Sertich.

Special Camps

Easter Flyer 2020
 

Special Camps, DuPage County, helps people with intellectual disabilities.  They help our Knights council during our Tootsie Roll Drive and are approved to receive a donation.  They have an annual camping trip during the summer.  Please click here for more info.  www.specialcamps.org

Zacchaeus House

Zacchaeus House (Luke 19) is a ministry of Catholic Deacons of the Archdiocese of Chicago offering hospitality to men in transition to stability in their lives.  This is a not-for-profit, non-treatment residential home for displaced men seeking an opportunity to better their situation following misfortune or mistake.  The house provides a secure environment of respect, order and peace while coaching men to sharpen their life skills, growth in self esteem and spiritual maturity towards achieving responsible and independent living.  The House subsists solely on the volunteer offerings of our benefactors.

For more information please contact our Council Chaplain Deacon Larry Smith or:

Click here to go to their website for more information.

 

Safe Environment Resolution

Safe Environment Resolution
 

Our council will vote on presenting the attached Safe Environment Resolution to the State Convention in May.

At last night's business meeting District Deputy Dick Lambke brought up an issue of importance about being compliant with Safe-Enviroment. In essecense what Safe Enviroment is a training course for four members of the Council, these are the Grand Knight, Program Director, Family Director, and Community Director. Once these four individuals has completed the course the Council is considered co
compliant. Yes, 6964 is compliant. However, many councils in the state are not with no repercussions. What this resolution intends to do is add a penalty for non-compliance.
Please read the attached resolution. We will be voting on it at the next business meeting. Just so you are aware you are voting to give permission to sign the resolution by the Grand Knight and Financial Secretary to send it to committe for further review. A no vote will not give permission.
Ponder it carefully.\\Thanx,

Vivat Jesus

Jon Mucker, Grand Knight