Knights of Columbus
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Respect Life -- All Ages, All Stages
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Socks are the most needed but least donated article of clothing for the homeless. The Benton Knights of Columbus Council 9890 is doing something about this!
Collection boxes are at each church entrance.
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 Jim Yancik or Harold Campbell for information
Christopher Council 3943
- Meets the third Wednesday of the month in the Columbian Club, Christopher
- Contact Mike Salmo or Harold Campbell for information
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!
Parishioners Pray for Life During Silver Rose Prayer Service
The Silver Rose Prayer Service, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, was held on September 22 with 48 parishioners in attendance. The focus of the prayer service was to pray for 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.
Special thanks to all who attended and to those who helped conduct the service: David Spencer, Harry Orlandini, Jim Yancik, Sr. Janice and Flora Alfoldy, Sr. Laura Reynolds, Fr. Urban Osuji, and Harold Campbell.
(front) David Stock, Michael Labar, David Spencer, Don Owens, (back) Harold Campbell, Ken Martinek, Jim Yancik, Pat Sanders, Louie Ferando, Ken Hungate, Bill Tasky, and Willie Wolf.