The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members in 13000 councils. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus St. John Council is located one half block north of the BN train tracks in Westmont at 25 N. Cass ave. The Grand Knight for 2009 is Sir Knight Rick Vath. You can contact the Knights Hall by phone at 630-969-3738 or via the Contact Us button above on the left.
Council Meetings are all held the KC Hall, 25 N. Cass Ave in Westmont.
Council Member Meetings: 2nd Tues of each month, 7:30pm
Officers Meetings: 4th Weds of each month, 7:00p,
Ladies Auxiliary Meetings: 4th Tues of each month, 7:30pm
St. John Council was founded in 1953 through the efforts of the St.Joseph Parish. It is named after St. John who was known to be the Apostle of Charity. The St. John Council works closely with the Holy Trinity(Westmont), St. Joseph and St. Mary of Gostyn(Downers Grove) Parishes, providing funds for various projects, members being active participants in their parish. etc.
Our council holds and sponsors many fundraising events and activities throughout the year.
FAMILY ACTIVITIES include our annual picnic, breakfast with Santa, Memorial Day and Independence Day parades, and a Christmas party.
COUNCIL ACTIVITIES include Cruisin' Nights, Taste of Westmont, Sunday afternoon bingo, First Friday fish fries (every Friday during Lent), and a Fall golf outing.
CHURCH ACTIVITIES include financial assistance to Holy Trinity (Westmont), St. Mary of Gostyn and St. Joseph (Downers) schools and parishes, support R.E.A.C.H. programs at all three parishes, and financial assistance to Newman Centers in Illinois.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES include support of youth baseball, football, and parish school athletics, Scolarships, and a youth free throw contest.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES include our annual M - H Tootsie Roll drive and senior citizen luncheons.
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