Dixon Council #690 506 W. 3rd St. Dixon,IL. 61021 815 288-1821
The Dixon Council is located near the corner of Madison and 3rd St. Dixon Illinois (behind the Citgo gas station which is located on 3rd Street.) You can contact the Knights by phone at 815-288-1821, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact any Knight for Membership information.
The Annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive is just around the corner (September 16-17)! Signup is available at the K.C. Hall (815-288-1821).
The words Vivat Jesus! are much more than a slogan or password for the Knights of Columbus. In these words, “Jesus lives!” we find the foundation, meaning and mission of our Order.
When Pope Benedict XVI spoke for the first time in the homily at his installation Mass, he said, “The Church is alive — she is alive because Christ is alive, because he is truly risen.” It is this reality of the Risen One that animates the work of the Knights of Columbus and why we greet each other fraternally with “Vivat Jesus!”
In his first homily as supreme chaplain at the state deputies’ meeting last June in New Haven, Bishop William E. Lori spoke about the necessity of the earthen vessels of our lives manifesting the glory of the Lord. That, too, is the mission of the Knights of Columbus. As Benedict XVI reminded us at his installation, “the purpose of our lives is to reveal God to men.”
Our Order, perhaps more than any other organization of Catholic laymen, is called to witness to a world that is unbelieving, that is doubtful, that is cynical, and that in many regions has abandoned the Christian faith. This witness comes primarily through our works of charity, through our families, and through the spirit of fraternity that animates our organization; it is a witness that proclaims Jesus is truly alive and so is his Church.
The real “culture war” that we face is the insistence of secular society that Jesus is merely a 2,000-year-old historical fact that can be ignored today. Secular society’s insistence upon legalized abortion, euthanasia and same-sex “marriage” is, in reality, the symptom of this fundamental refusal to see Jesus in his full reality.
Through our works of charity, the Lord’s presence is made manifest, in so many ways, in our parishes, our neighborhoods and our families. This is why Charity remains the first and animating principle of our Order.
This is also why we continue to focus so strongly on charity and why we are so proud that our Survey of Fraternal Activity this year again shows the Knights of Columbus growing in works of charity — nearly $136 million and more than 63 million hours in volunteer service.
With an average of $17 for each volunteer hour, that equates to more than $1 billion in service last year alone, and more than $10 billion during the last decade. And in direct cash payments in the last decade we have exceeded $1 billion.
The real importance of this is not simply a matter of dollars. The real importance is that our councils have an open door and a helping hand for so many neighbors in need.
This month we will celebrate our third Knights of Columbus Eucharistic Congress — a very special event during the Year of the Eucharist. Its theme highlights our principles of charity and unity.
As Catholics our works of charity are rooted in the divine act of charity revealed in the Eucharist, the Eucharist that is also the source of our unity. The Eucharist is our sublime assurance that Jesus lives and that he is with us!
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For Your Info...Subject: Interesting
Excerpts of an article written by non-Catholic Sam Miller - a prominent Cleveland Jewish businessman:
"Why would newspapers carry on a vendetta on one of the most important institutions that we have today in the United States , namely the Catholic Church?
Do you know - the Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students everyday at the cost to that Church of 10 billion dollars, and a savings on the other hand to the American taxpayer of 18 billion dollars. The graduates go on to graduate studies at the rate of 92%.
The Church has 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. with an enrolment of 700,000 students.
The Catholic Church has a non-profit hospital system of 637 hospitals, which account for hospital treatment of 1 out of every 5 people - not just Catholics - in the United States today.
But the press is vindictive and trying to totally denigrate in every way the Catholic Church in this country They have blamed the disease of rd Satpedophilia on the Catholic Church, which is as irresponsible as blaming adultery on the institution of marriage.
Let me give you some figures that Catholics should know and remember. For example, 12% of the 300 Protestant clergy surveyed admitted to sexual intercourse with a parishioner; 38% acknowledged other inappropriate sexual contact in a study by the United Methodist Church , 41.8% of clergy women reported unwanted sexual behavior; 17% of laywomen have been sexually harassed.
Meanwhile, 1.7% of the Catholic clergy has been found guilty of pedophilia. 10% of the Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia. This is not a Catholic problem.
A study of American priests showed that most are happy in the priesthood and find it even better than they had expected, and that most, if given the choice, would choose to be priests again in face of all this obnoxious PR the church has been receiving.
The Catholic Church is bleeding from self-inflicted wounds. The agony that Catholics have felt and suffered is not necessarily the fault of the Church. You have been hurt by a small number of wayward priests that have probably been totally weeded out by now.
Walk with your shoulders high and you head higher. Be a proud member of the most important non-governmental agency in the United States ....
Then remember what Jeremiah said: 'Stand by the roads, and look and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is and walk in it, and find rest for your souls'. Be proud to speak up for your faith with pride and reverence and learn what your Church does for all other religions.
Be proud that you're a Catholic."
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About the Council
The Knights of Columbus was organized in Dixon in June of 1902 by John Ford, John Erwin and other Catholic men. #690 Council works closely with the St. Annes, and St.Patricks Parish in Dixon, providing funds for various projects and hours of volunteer service for the Community.
Who are the Knights
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, (SEE OUR INS. AGENT LISTING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE OFFICERS PAGE), and many more family and personal benefits. Benefits of being a member of your local council: Church Activities, Youth Activities, Family Activities, Community Service and Council Activities.
How to Join
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus. Or enter contact information on our contact page or emails offered on officers page.
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Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.
The Ladies Auxiliary's main function is to SUPPORT the men and the council. They do this primarily by providing help at events, cooking for events and providing monetary help. They also generally do help with setting up and beautifying the hall for events. No Ladies Auxiliary in our council at this time
Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility. No Squires Circle in our council at this time.
Thank you sponsors, for your support;
Jones Funeral Home, Love’s Floor Covering, Sauk Valley Vendors, Oliver’s Food Pride, Loop Barber Shop, Dixon Metal Specialties, Drifter’s Saloon, Farley’s Appliances, Burke’s Irish Realty, Burkardt Gas, Slim n’ Hank’s Body Shop