Knights of Columbus
Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest
- Kids in grades K - 8 are invited to participate.
- Details are available from YFF Director Vickie Simpson.
Vocations Raffle >> You Could Win Big!
As a church family, we need to support religious vocations so that we continue to have faithful priests and sisters for future generations. Our annual Vocations Raffle supports seminarians in Illinois as well as vocations in our diocese and parish. You are invited to support vocations with a donation to the Knights of Columbus Vocations Raffle. Tickets are $1, or you can buy a book for $15. When you buy a $15 book, $6 of that goes toward statewide vocations and the other $9 stays with our Benton KC Council to support local vocations. Cash prizes total $20,000.
Tickets are available from any Benton KC member, or make purchase arrangements by email: [email protected]
St. Joseph Prayer Service
Aug. 16, 2023: Our parish prayed to St. Joseph for his intercession in passing on the Catholic faith to future generations. Many thanks to the Knights, Sr. Laura, Fr. Urban and Fr. George for assisting with this beautiful prayer service.
See photos here.
Council 9890 Featured in National Columbia Magazine
Bishop Albert R. Zuroweste Council 9890, Benton, IL, partners with the American Red Cross to host Blood Drives throughout the year. More than 100 units of blood are collected each year. Grand Knight, Willie Wolf (left), takes the lead with other council members assisting and donating blood.
Get Involved -- Join Today!
Catholic men ages 18 and older are invited to join the Knights of Columbus. This fraternal organization supports the parish and local community.
There are two K of C councils in our parish family and their contact information is below. Learn more about who the Knights are >>> click here
Benton Council 9890
-- Meets the second Monday of the month in the St. Joseph Parish Center
-- Contact Grand Knight Willie Wolf or District Deputy Harold Campbell for information
Christopher Council 3943
-- Meets the third Wednesday of the month in the Columbian Club, Christopher
-- Contact Grand Knight Mike Salmo or District Deputy Harold Campbell for information
Whether retirement is several years away or you're already a retiree, Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors offer investment solutions that can help you reach your financial goals without sacrificing your Catholic morals. And, these K of C investment funds are available to all Catholics, not just KC members! To learn more, contact Bryce Levanti or click HERE.
Respect Life -- All Ages, All Stages
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Local Knights News
Knights Lead the Way in Pro-Life Action
In a world that needs men who serve, protect and defend LIFE, Benton Knights of Columbus members are leading the way in our parish. KC Council 9890 recently held two "Bridges for Life" events to promote the sanctity of life. During the two days, Oct. 1 and 28, an estimated 32,700 motorists viewed the pro-life message, and the response was overwhelmingly positive.
Thanks to all who stood up for life: Willie Wolf, Ken Hungate, David and Donna Spencer, Louie Ferando, Jim Yancik, Bryce Levanti, Don Owens, David Stock, Bill Tasky, Jerry and Marcia Whitehead, Kathy Wolsing, Pat Borgra, Mary Beth Simpkins, Tim and Melody Scroggins, Sr. Janice Alfoldy, Sr. Laura Reynolds, Betty Batts, and Harold Campbell.
Council 9890 Hosts Silver Rose Prayer Service
The Silver Rose Prayer Service, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, was held on September 21, 2022. This special prayer service focuses on the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death. The silver rose is on a nine-month pilgrimage that began in March and ends on December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. During that time, Silver Roses travel from town to town along eight routes throughout North America. Several of those routes begin in Canada and end in Mexico. Parishioners present were invited to write their special intentions in the "Prayer Intentions Book" that travels with the rose.
Appreciation is extended to all who participated, and special thanks to those who helped conduct the service: Willie Wolf, David Spencer, Harry Orlandini, Bryce Levanti, Jim Yancik, Sr. Janice and Flora Alfoldy, Sr. Laura Reynolds, Fr. Urban Osuji, and Harold Campbell.
Benton Knights Win State Award
Benton Knights of Columbus Council 9890 received the General Assistance Fund Award during the Illinois K of C Convention held May 28-30 in Chicago. This award recognizes councils for raising money to help alleviate human suffering and to provide financial assistance in times of sudden and catastrophic need or extraordinary loss. Ken Martinek, membership director for the Belleville Diocese, presented the award at the Council's June meeting. Congratulations, Knights, and thank you for your charitable works!