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Knights of Columbus Eucharistic Adoration

small KofC Adoration Hour

The members of our council have committed to  support Eucharistic Adoration in our parish.

We’ve committed to a one-hour time slot each week. If  50 of our Brother Knights sign up to help one hour a year (even if it’s above your own personal  Adoration commitment), you  would only need to provide this extra hour once a year!

Our assigned time slot is 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM weekly on Sundays. While this assignment is challenging, if we all pull together as a council, we would be setting an excellent example to men in our parish. This is a great opportunity for quiet reflection with the Lord.

We ask that you prayerfully consider contributing one extra hour to support our  council’s commitment to our Parish.

You will need a passcode to enter the chapel since the building is secure. Please contact SK Don Moore at 847-836-1632 if you would like to volunteer or you can email Don at


Click here to sign up for Eucharistic Adoration

2014 Free Throw Championship – Saturday January 11

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Centegra Healthbridge Fitness Center
9 a.m. to noon

Since 1972, councils around the country have sponsored the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14. The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at the local level. Winners move on to the district, regional, and state or province levels. From there, some make it to the international level for championship competition in their group.

Questions? Email Phil Miller at or Jerry O’Sullivan at

Illinois Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship website

Order your Knight’s Shirts and Other Apparel Here


You can now order your St. Mary Huntley Council 11666 KofC shirts at the link below.

To order the “standard” Council 11666 shirt, select “True Navy” from the color choices.

When ordering there is a section for special instructions, this is where you can specify your name as you would like it embroidered on your shirt.  Once you have completed your order, you will receive a confirmation email and a follow up phone call where you can provide  credit card payment information for your order.

Click Here to go the ordering page

Congratulations to our newest Fourth Degree Knights

Grand Knight Dan Quirk, center, is joined by our newest Knights of Columbus in the Fourth Degree. Pictured (l-r): Anthony Santerelli, Phil Miller, Phil Riccio, and Charlie Andrews.

Four Brother Knights, from St. Mary Huntley Council 11666 completed their Fourth Degree Exemplification on Saturday, April 13, at the Marriott Resort in Lincolnshire.  Congratulations to Brothers Charlie Andrews, Phil Miller, Phil Riccio, and Anthony Santerelli.

Jerry O’Sullivan Knight of the Month – January 2013

At the January meeting of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666, the trustees selected Jerry O’Sullivan Knight of the Month.  Their selection recognizes his work making the council’s 2013 Free Throw Championship a successful event for the boys and girls, ages 10-14, who participated in the event held January 12th at Centegra Healthbridge Fitness in Huntley.

Jerry was the co-Chairman of the event and also assumed the responsibility of coordinating with the parents of the council champions of the individual age brackets for participation at the district level competition held at St. Margaret Mary School Gym on Saturday, February 16th.

Brad Lauinger Knight of the Month December 2012

At the December meeting of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666, the trustees selected Brad Lauinger as Knight of the Month for December 2012 recognizing his efforts arranging the Council Family Christmas Party.  Brad, as host for the council, made sure the 100 plus council family members had a great time, especially the youngsters who enjoyed having Santa visit the party and pass out gifts.  During the evening, Brad also made time for everyone to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of the infant Jesus.

As Brad planned for the evening festivities, he insured there was a wide variety of food and treats by working with local business in the community as well as the Knight’s families who brought food to compliment the main course.  Also, Brad arranged to have members of the St. Mary of Huntley Choir to lead the record number of attendees in singing Christmas Carols to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit.

Dave Parmer Knight of the Month for November 2012

At the November meeting of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666, the trustees selected Sir Knight Dave Parmer as Knight of the Month recognizing his efforts coordinating the parking lot fund raising operation at the Old St. Mary’s Church parking lot during the annual festival held in Huntley the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day.

Parking close to the site of this activity was at a premium and Dave coordinated efforts of the Knights of Columbus to provide parking for those coming to the Village of Huntley for this activity.  The funds raised are used to support the many local charitable activities sponsored by the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666.





Immediate Past Grand Knight Bill Byrne (left) receives Star Council Award from present Grand Knight Dan Quirk

The St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666 has earned the distinction of Star Council for the 2011-2012 fraternal year.

The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Connecticut, made the announcement.  The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership, recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsorship of service oriented activities.

“Receiving the Star Council Award is quite an honor for us.  We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment,” proclaimed Past Grand Knight Bill Byrne, under whose leadership the council qualified for this award.

SK Gary Radaszewski and SK Don Moore, Knights of the Month September 2012


SK Gary Radaszewski and SK Don Moore

At the September meeting of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council # 11666, the trustees selected Don Moore and Gary Radaszewski as Knights of the Month for September 2012, recognizing their efforts coordinating the council’s 2012 Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Members of the Knights of Columbus do a great deal to assist people with intellectual disabilities.  The Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities is one of the most popular programs conducted by Knights of Columbus state and local councils.  The campaign is a fund raiser in which councils collect donations outside stores and on street corners, usually in the fall of each year.  According to Don Moore, “The generosity and enthusiasm of those making donations was remarkable considering the current financial challenges everyone faces as a result of our nation’s economy.”

Fr. Jonathan Bakkelund, Knight of the Month August 2012

Father Jonathan Bakkelund


At the August meeting of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666, Fr. Jonathan Bakkelund, Parochial Vicar at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntley, was selected as August Knight of the Month, recognizing his efforts planning the Annual Clergy Play Day Golf Outing held in July at Marengo Ridge Golf  Club.  Fr. Bakkelund took the lead organizing the event.  Understand the huge amount of work necessary to organize a golf outing of this magnitude, the Knights wanted to recognize him for all his work.  He was helped in the planning by Fr. Jeremy Trowbridge, Parochial Vicar from St. Peter Cathedral in Rockford.

Coming from Machesney Park, Illinois, he graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2006 with a degree in Theology and Philosophy. Upon completion of undergraduate studies, Bishop Doran asked him to study at the Pontifical North American College in Vatican City. He completed studies for a Bachelor of Sacred Theology Degree at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in June of 2009. Fr. Bakkelund served as a deacon during a pastoral year at St. Thomas the Apostle, Crystal Lake, from 2009-2010. He returned to Rome for his final year of studies in the fall of 2010 and completed a Master’s of Divinity in Dogmatics from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on May 21, 2011.

Fr. Bakkelund joined the Knights of Columbus in 2002 and is currently a First Degree member of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666.