Keep Christ in Christmas - Campaign is in Full Swing

If you are looking to spread the true spirit of Christmas with our "Keep Christ in Christmas" vehicle magnets, window decals, and outdoor Nativity sets, please visit our website at .

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Tree Lot


The Tree Lot had another successful season. We ordered 320 trees and had 3 left when we officially closed. Thanks to all who volunteered for setup, working shifts, and teardown. We raised a lot of money for charity. Great job, one and all.


Friday, December 20, 2013

A Knight Before Christmas 2013

12 men joined our ranks in our Become a Knight Before Christmas December First Degree ceremonial. Welcome Brothers! Two sons (Tom Hilbert & Nick John) joined their fathers' council. It's always good to see the next generation follow their fathers into the Knights of Columbus.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

KC11091 Family Christmas Party

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a time of reflection,
a time for good cheer,
a time for friends and family,
during a special time of the year!

Holiday Greetings to all of my Brother Knights,your families, and friends! We would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend the Annual Knights of Columbus Family Christmas Party this Saturday following the 4:30pm mass.

Some main dish items and beverage will be provided by the Knights.

What can you Bring? The following is a guideline based on the first letter of your last name...however feel free to deviate if you have a specialty!

A thru G Side Dishes
H thru P Desserts
Q thru Z Salads

There will be plenty of activities for the kids including a visit from Santa, ornament making, and so much more!

If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact Barb Sheehan (847)528-9063(cell)  or Mark Ostrowski at (847)778-4269

Please RSVP as soon as possible.

God Bless,

Mike & Barb Sheehan

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Nativity Scene on Maui

Our own Adam Smith found this nativity scene on Maui. There's a good chance this set came from our program, but it's possible someone else made it. Any way you slice it, great to see it. Have fun in Hawaii, Adam!

Who wouldn't like to be on Maui right now. It's brrr in Chicago.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December 2013 General Meeting - Awards

John Wolak receives a Knight of the Month Award for August

Dan Perna receives a Knight of the Month award for November

Ray Mueller receives a Family of the Month award for November

Thursday, December 5, 2013

2010 Flashback - Founders Washout

Tom McCabe (left) and Jerry Ahler
Here's a blast from the past for your enjoyment.

Our very own Tom and Jerry make the most of a very rainy Founders Days. Past Grand Knights have all the fun.

Add the 2013 weather, and Founders Days has not had the best luck lately. This only means we're due for some great weather for several years, right?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 2013 Meeting - Awards

Jerry Gard accepts Family of the Month award

Scott Shepard accepts Knight of the Month award

Monday, October 28, 2013

Major Degree a Major Success

Council 11091 - These men earned their 2nd and 3rd Degree status

Council 11091 welcomed 4 new members in the 1st Degree ceremonials on Sunday, October 27 2013. We also had 15 members take their 2nd and 3rd Degree on the same day.

In total, 13 new Knights took their 1st Degree, 29 took their 2nd Degree, and 28 took their 3rd Degree.

Congratulations to all our Brother Knights. Thank you to all those who helped set up, participated in the degrees, and helped clean up.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Keep Christ in Christmas Campaign is Underway

We're well underway in the 2013 Keep Christ in Christmas campaign. Proceeds go to many worthy causes. Get your magnets and decals at They make great gifts.

Visit the Facebook page at

And always remember to Keep Christ in Christmas.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Family of the Month

During the October meeting, Rick Orabutt receives a Family of the Month award.

Knight of the Month

During the October meeting, Tim O'Neill receives a Knight of the Month award for September.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Family of the Month Award

Father-in-Law and Son-in-Law receive a Family of the Month award. Way to go!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Summerfest at St. Margaret Mary

We cooked a lot of food and raised some good money for the parish. Everyone worked hard and had a great time.

Additional info and photos are on the Facebook page.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Clay Pigeon Shoot A Blast!

Fun in the sun - perfect weather for shooting
On August 24th we had 22 shooters, including Brothers, friends and family, converge on the Coon Creek Hunt Club for the 7th Annual Clay Pigeon Shoot.  This year saw five father-son/daughter combinations and a good number of beginners or those that have been away from the sport for a while.  We were blessed with perfect weather and the steady hands of our younger shooters.  The surprise shooter of the day was our own Les Paprot, who shook off the rust and then proceeded to bust clay after clay!  Nice job Les!

As we do every year, the safety portion of the class is done first, followed by the chance to take some warm-up shots from the wobbler tower.  The Club provided two instructors that spent almost two hours with the newest shooters to make sure they were comfortable, safe and successfully breaking some clays. 

New this year was the completion of three separate shooting areas:  Sporting Clays, Trap, and the Wobbler Tower.  This allowed for multiple opportunities to shoot without any waiting.  By lunch time, everyone was about “shot out” as the action was non-stop!  There was a new “Top Gun” crowned this year, so congratulate Chris Burns when you see him next, he shot lights-out all day! 
The new archery range was up and running as well, and we saw about a third of the group try their hand on the course.  From my vantage point, it appeared the ladies had the steadier aim over there.
The Knights supplied the pop and water from inventory, so this event (as always) is a zero cost event to the Council as each Brother pays for what they shoot.

We finished with some lunch and congratulations for the participants.  My thanks to everyone that helped out, and I look forward to setting it up again next year.

SK Jerry Ahler, CPS Chairman

Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Knight - Kent Thompson

Kent joined our ranks at the August First Degree ceremony. Welcome Brother Kent!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Installation of Officers for 2013-2014

The next slate of officers were installed in June. Mark Ostrowski is our Grand Knight.

IL State Kamporee 2013

Knights and families from around IL gathered for the State Kamporee in Lena, IL in June.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Hammer Open 2013 Registration

Registration is open for the 2013 Hammer Open golf outing.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Here is a link to the form. FIll it out and get it to Juergen. Reserve your spot or your foursome now.

See you on the links.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April Blood Drive

District Deputy Mark Halper - double red blood cell donation
Last Sunday our council hosted its latest blood drive. Thank you to all the Knights, friends, and family who donated blood and time to the event. It was nice to see some Knights bring their children to donate. You must be 17 to donate blood, or 16 with parental consent.

Special thanks to Fire Bar for giving a discount card to everyone who donated. You get to "Pick a pint" for just $1. What a deal!

Don't forget, each time you donate, you have a chance to win a door prize, and an additional chance to win the football signed by 7 of the Super Bowl Champion '85 Bears.

The next blood drive will be Sunday, June 16.

Monday, April 22, 2013

New Knight Sergio Contreras

Sergio Contreras - First Degree Knight
Sergio joined our council in the April 1st Degree event. He is the son-in-law of Kevin Wright, one of our own. It was nice to get to know Sergio a little after the ceremony. He is eager to get involved with our council.

Three other candidates from other councils also participated and became Knights in the First Degree.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

March Meeting Photos

Feb Family of the Month - Joe Bongiovanni accepts

Feb Knight of the Month - Dan DeLavergne

Past Family of the Month - Chris Cimaglio accepts

Bible for Prisoners Program

New 4th Degree Knights