1st 2nd & 3rd Major Degree
Sunday, February 8, 2015

Candiate Registration: 11:30AM
1st Degree to Begin at 12:00 P.M.
2nd Degree at: 1:00 P.M.
3rd Degree to follow 2nd Degree
Father Michael J. McGivney Guild

IL 60th State Certificate
 From Grand Knight
Dom Ramirez.....

Hello Brother Knights,

Brother Knights...

I would be remiss if I didn't start my report without mentioning an incredible special Sir Knight and my father Juan V Ramirez. Many of you knew him as he was elected Inside Guard of our council in June. My dad was the perfect example of what this Order is all about. He was one of the most kind, generous and giving men that you would ever meet. He would help anyone that needed it and not ask anything in return. His sudden passing last month was truly unexpected and shocking, but the Good Lord called him to Rest in Peace and be in his Glory. We were blessed and fortunate to have him with us for some many wonderful years. We will miss him and all the dearly departed Brother Knights. They will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

The Dedication and Blessing of our Holy Family Shrine was held on Aug 3. As many of you know Fr. David Simonetti (Assoc. Pastor- St. James in Sauk Village, IL and 4th Degree Sir Knight) personally purchased and erected the Statues of Joseph Mary and baby Jesus at our facility. Archbishop Joseph N. Perry presided over the Mass and Blessing if these statues. Fr. Simonetti installed the Shrine in the back of our grounds so that anyone can pray in a peaceful and quiet environment. The Shrine is absolutely beautiful with the landscaping and brickwork. An old wooden public bench was restored and is part of the Shrine.

Of course many of our Brother Knights were dressed in full Regalia in support of this beautiful dedication. The Lake Side room was full with those attending the Mass and Blessing. Afterwards a nice luncheon was enjoyed by all. I would like to thank all those who were part of this event especially Fr. Simonetti, Mike Kabala and Jim Bis. Also I would like to thank Ace Catering for their fine service.

Until Next time, Vivat Jesus!

Dom Ramirez, Grand Knight

We still need your help and/or co-chairpersons for the following programs;

  • Supreme Essay Contest for Jr./High School Students - August, 2014
  • Soccer Competition for Jr./High School Students - August, 2014
  • Intellectual Disabilities Day/Toostie Roll – September, 2014
  • Lansing Autumn Fest III - October, 2014
  • Children’s Halloween Party – October, 2014
  • Breakfast with Santa – December, 2014
  • Adult Christmas Party – December, 2014

Prayerfully consider attending our next meeting and stay afterwards to learn more about these great programs. We need your help to run and have another successful program.

Please see take a look at our Crawler in the upper right of this webpage. You can get more information about the following events planned:

  • Chicago Fire Soccer Tickets September 13th
  • Soccer Challenge, Sept 13th

  • Lansing Council’s Seminarians that we currently sponsor
  • Our next major degree exemplifications, for those wishing to join our council and the Knights will take place on:

    • (Take your 1st Degree) TBA by your Lansing Council Degree Team.
    • (Take your 1st-3rd Degrees) Sunday August 24th at St. Francis Xavier Council #14283
      St. Francis Xavier Church Hall
      2500 Arbeiter Road
      Joliet, IL 60431

      Registration 11:30
      1st Degree 12:00
      2nd Degree 1:00
      3rd Degree following the 2nd.

      Dinner& Registration $15 for candidates, Sponsor/Observers $10.
    • (Take your 4th Degree) Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel and Executive Conference Center
      3000 Warrenville Road
      Lisle, Illinois 60532.

      Deadline for Banquet is: 8/22/2014
      Deadline for Candidates Form 4's for names to be listed in the Souvenir Program Book is 8/10/2014.
      SPECIAL REMINDER a candidate must be a 3rd Degree Member in good standing to be eligible for the 4th Degree Exemplification.

    Fellowship will follow each of these degree ceremonies. For more information above the above, or taking your fist degree, contact the webmaster of this website so we can talk,

Want to learn more about the Knights??
Please see the "How to Join" button on the left of this page.

If you are a member of the Knights of Columbus we welcome you to join us at our monthly meeting!

The Lansing Council meets at our facility, located at: 17800 Lorenz Ave, Lansing, IL. See the "Directions" button on the left of this website page, for a map and driving details to find our council. Council meetings are held on the First Tuesday of each month starting at 8PM.

New Information!

Attention all third degree members:

December, 2012

Please be advised that I was notified this week that the mandatory 6 month wait period for a Brother Knight to join the Fourth Degree from the date of his First Degree has been discontinued. This means that a Third Degree Brother in good standing can take his Fourth Degree at any time. Realistically he could take his First, Second and Third Degrees on a Sunday and his Fourth Degree the next Saturday.

I hope this clarifies your questions and if I can be of any additional assistance please let me know.

Vivat Jesus!

Paul D. Isherwood
Master of the Fourth Degree
of the Northern District of Illinois
Knights of Columbus - Marquette Providence