MARY FOR OUR PATRONESS
This is the month of the rosary. Our Lady requested the rosary to be recited often for peace in the world. Since we have Mary for our patroness, we should have foremost in mind the pleas of our Lady's requests. We have great turmoil going on in our world today. ISIS, Russian Expansion, gun violence, domestic abuse,mass murdering and refugees of Christians world-wide, abortion, wearing away of religious liberty. As Our Lady said at Fatima, "Pray, pray, pray."
SEPTEMBER 14TH BLOOD DRIVE WITH HEARTLAND BLOOD DRIVE
St. Walter Knights of Columbus sponsored the September 14th Blood Drive with Heartland Blood Drive. In total we collected 49 pints of blood that could possibly save up to 147 lives. Heartland Blood Centers would like to thank you on behalf of the accident victim that received red cells, on behalf of the cancer patient receiving platelets, and on behalf of countless families made whole in recovery from illness and accidents. Heartland announces a new program that could benefit your high school or college students. High school students (age 16 can give blood but need the consent of parents), college students or parents or friends who donate on behalf of a student can possibly win a $1,000 scholarship. Five such scholarships will be awarded to students at the end of each year. Just fill out the form next time you donate blood and give it to a Heartland representative and you will be entered to win. It is as easy as that.
We would also like to thank Chicago Pastry in Bloomingdale for their continued donation of tasty donuts and Frato's Pizza in Schaumburg for supplying free pizza to the medical staff at the blood drive. See you on December 14th.
THANK YOU FROM THE ID DRIVE CHAIRMEN
THANK YOU FROM THE CO-CHAIRMEN OF THE INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED PERSONS DRIVE, (Tootsie Roll Drive) Frank Duda, Frank Montefalco and John Baumgart. To date, we have deposited $5,559.63 into our account. To achieve this amount, we have depended upon many fellow Knights and individual parishioners of our Parish. We have utilized 4 street intersections, railroad station, and 6 business establishments. They are as follows: Walgreens on Maple, in Roselle, the Ace Hardware on Maple, in Roselle, Doc Dogs, on Irving Park Road, the Main Lobby of Harris Bank, Walgreens, on Lake and Springfield, and the Ace Hardware on Lake and Springfield, and St. Walter Church. All of these establishments deserve our thanks and patronage. In addition to these establishments, we also have placed canisters with a supply of Tootsie Rolls at 18 other establishments within our Village. This is a trial on our part, and we do not know, if or how much, this may benefit us. These canisters are not manned by an individual who is waving it someone's face, they may be totally ignored, or worse case scenario, they could be stolen. It is a work in progress. Volunteers from Ray Graham spent 11 hours a day, on both Friday and Saturday, at Doc Dogs, and the 2 establishments on Maple Avenue. Their service was greatly needed and appreciated.