THANKS TO OUR KNIGHT JIM JENCA
Jim Jenca is a fireman at the Carol Stream Fire District. The vendor they use at Carol Stream Fire Distric for AED's is Defib Solutions. Their representative, Bryan Heriaud, asked if they knew any charitable organization that would benefit from an AED donation. Jim suggested the Knights at St. Walters and indicated that he was a member. Jim contacted Grand Knight Ray Horn to let him know that we were being considered for the donation and indicated that it was ultimately the decision of the Knights were the AED would go. Jim suggested it should stay at St. Walters. As luck would have it, the Knights were awarded one of the donated AED's, which was being donated by Royal Die and Stamping Co, in Carol Stream. So, this is how we got the donation here at St. Walters. The AED will reside in the Narthex. Thank you Jim for the donation.
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.