Soccer Penalty Kick Challenge
Saturday, September 26th
9:00 - 10:00AM

Council #3540
2015 Seminarians Flyer

These young men can use your prayers and support while they are at St. Joseph’s Seminary studying to become a priests.


Father Michael J. McGivney Guild

IL 60th State Certificate
 From Grand Knight
Matt Martinez.....

Hello Brother Knights,

Hello Brother Knights,

Thank you for your assistance for making our 60th Annual Council Raffle a success, which was drawn at the Cheeseburger event on August 15th. My huge thanks is also given to the volunteers and Brother Knights who helped prepare and clean up after this major event.

Please do not forget to support our Seminarian Raffle, which helps our two seminarians to continue their studies. Theo and Rubin have answered God's call to become a priest, can you help support them in this journey? See our crawler in the upper right corner of this website, for Theo & Rubin's prayer request. For more information see the below article from Brother Ron Fisher, or his sent out letter with these tickets. Your attention is also needed to the Swim Team Raffle for their coaches, see this important article in the September/October bulletin.

I hope you attended the Corporate communion Mass and Meal which was on Saturday, August 29th which started at St. Ann’s 4PM mass and ending at the Meal located at Kacey’s restaurant at 5PM. It was great to see our council go to Mass together and Break Bread together.

In the next few months, our council will be busy, so have you invited a Brother Knight our your latest sponsored member to Join us for a meeting?

Please be mindful about the World Day of Prayer service we will be holding on September 11th. FYI Contact Church Director Roger Tyderek.

ID (Tootsie Roll) Drive the weekend of September 18-20th. We need your help to man the store fronts and the streets. To sign up for helping out the council, contact either Co-Chairperson Michael Kabala or Larry McGrath.

Attention 3rd degree brothers that wish to take their 4th Degree: the next Exemplification will take place on Saturday October 3rd in Crystal Lake. If you are interested in becoming the most visual part of the Knights, don’t go to this ceremony alone – either let myself or our Membership Director Jim Bis know of your intentions. We have the paperwork, we just need your decision to attend, we'll walk you through the rest of the process!

I hope to see all of you in attendance at the annual Right to Life Chain and Rosary on Sunday, October 4th. Your help in this program will also assist our council achieve "Star" status - will you take 90 minutes to get us closer to this goal?

Monday October 12th will be Columbus Day (and not just another Day off from work) which is the 523rd anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the new world. Did you know that in April 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus and New York City Italian leader Generoso Pope, Congress and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed October 12 a federal holiday under the name Columbus Day?

Have you asked a family member, golf buddy, neighbor, co-worker or event fellow parishioner to Join the Knights? In order for the council to reach the “Star” status, we need to have 2 or more new members each month. Don’t forget about our contest – the Brother Knight that brings in the most members by the end of June, 2016 will receive a Council T shirt FREE - due to your efforts!

In closing, one very important step for our council is to meet the Insurance portion of this quota. Our Worthy Insurance Agent, Tim Totos whose contact information is located in the officer page of the website needs to hear from YOU. There is no monetary obligation for a check of this Fraternal benefit, Tim will make an appointment and you'll discuss your short/long term needs.

I hope to see some new faces at our next General meeting, need more information about that - please don't hesitate to contact me!

Vivat Jesus!

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

  • Soccer Competition - August/September 2015
  • Supreme Essay Contest – August/September 2015
  • Children's Halloween Party - October, 2015
  • Breakfast with Santa - December, 2015
  • Adult Christmas Party - December, 2015
  • Basketball Free-Throw Competition - January, 2016
  • Spelling Bee Competition - January, 2016

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:

Our next major degree exemplifications, for those wishing to join our council and the Knights will take place on:
  • (Take your 1st Degree) To be scheduled
  • (Major Degree Take your 1st-3rd Degrees) Sunday October 11 - 6707 - 175th Street Tinley Park, 12:30 PM Registration, 1st degree starts 1PM
  • (Take your 4th Degree) Saturday October 3rd - Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center - 800 S. Route 31 Crystal Lake, IL 60011.

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


Brother Knights, it is once again time for our Vocations Raffle. By the time you read this you should have received your letter along with a raffle book in the mail. All proceeds from the Raffle will be used to help support our Seminarians and Priests. They need our help, so please sell or buy your Raffle book and return the STUBS WITH COVER INTACT as soon as possible to Ron Fisher at 3538 193rd Street Lansing IL 60438. Or use the return envelope I will provide to you in the future mailing.

In addition to the many Seminarians we have supported in the past, many who are now serving in the Priesthood, we continue to sponsor two seminarians who are now in their third year of study. For the next several months our two Seminarians Rubin Chaidez and Theo McManigal will be working as understudies to Priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago parishes. Please see our flier on Rubin and Theo on this website in the upper right corner of this page!!

My Brother Knights we can be proud of our past efforts but we must continue to support out Vocations raffle for the future Seminarians, Priests, and Religious. For every book we buy or sell our Council receives a total of $9.00 to support our local efforts. In addition, the State receives $6.00 to support the greater worldwide cause, totaling $15.00 of support.

Remember, if it were not for a former Seminarian Father Michael J. Mc Giveney, we the Knights of Columbus would not be the organization we are today.

Vivat Jesus!!

Question? Contact Ronald P. Fisher Vocations Chairman at 708-895-5579.

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.