Christopher Columbus Assembly #2349

 Christopher Columbus Assembly #2349

All events at

St. Rosalie’s Conrad Center

6740 W. Montrose, Harwood Heights,IL

Officer’s Meetings - Usually 2nd Monday of each month

Regular Meetings -Usually the 4th Monday of each month

Fannie May Candy Kickoff Dinner

Monday, Sept 14 at Vince's Restrauant 7:00pm

Christopher Columbus Assembly will be kicking off it’s annual Fannie Mae Candy drive on Monday, Sept 14 at Vince’s Restaurant (web site - ) , 4747 N Harlem Ave (Holiday Mall -the old Holiday Bowling Lanes-– Lawrence and Harlem), Harwood Heights at 7:00pm. Vance’s is a great Italian restaurant, and our menu will include a choice of entrees: Chicken Vesuvio, Steak Milano, Lasagna, Orange Roughly and Chicken Italiano. The cost of the dinner of $30.00 per person, and the Assembly is picking up 50% of that so your cost will be $15.00. All members are invited.

As mentioned, this will be our Fannie Mae Candy Drive kickoff. We will have candy to distribute to members who are interested in selling Fannie Mae candy bars. We have ordered a variety of bars again, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and chocolate with almond, mint, peanut butter and crisps. The price of the bars went up this year, from .50 cents to .65 cents, but we have decided to keep the price at $1.00 so as not to have to deal with change when selling. Our proceeds will again go to benefit Seminarians, Pro-life and our other Knights of Columbus Charities.

When our drive began years ago, one of the driving forces behind it was to allow new members to get a set or regalia (cape/chapeaux/sword) and participate in Honor Guards. We will again be offering incentives for new members, 3 years or less, when they sell 2 cases of candy (a case has 144 bars, so 2 cases is 288 bars), they will earn a $100.00 credit for a piece of Regalia. If the regalia is more than the $100.00 credit the member is responsible for the difference. Existing members who have their regalia, will be eligible for a $50.00 credit for selling 3 cases, $75.00 for 4 cases and $100.00 for 5 cases. This credit can be used for new regalia, accessories such as a tuxedo, tux shirt or jewelry, or Assembly logo shirts, sweaters or jackets. Please note that items can either be purchased by the Assembly or can be purchased by the member and will be reimbursed when a receipt is submitted. Cash awards will not be distributed .

Selling the candy is very easy. The cost of a bar is $1.00, which is less than the normal price of $1.50 or more at the Jewel or Walgreens, and everyone loves Fannie Mae chocolate. Good places to sell are to friends and neighbors, and if you are allowed, at work. Also, at this price, you can even but some for yourself and family. The Assembly is also planning to have candy sales at some of our local church’s in the coming weeks.

We will be having a Candy Sale at Our Lady of Victory parish, on Sat Oct 23/Sunday Oct 24. Locations and dates will be published on our web site and in our email newsletters. Whether you plan to participate in our Candy drive or not, please join us for our dinner on Monday, Sept 15, and share some fellowship and fraternity with your Brother Knights. Please contact Webmaster SK Tom Kaiser at if you are planning to attend the dinner so we can provide a count for the restaurant.

Next General meeting
Our next l meeting will be on Monday, Sept 28 and all members are invited to attend. We will begin our meeting at 8:00pm at St. Rosalie’s Conrad Center with a rosary. Following the rosary we will begin our General Business meeting. If you have any special intentions you would like us to include in our rosary prayers , such as for yourself, loved ones or anyone who you feel needs prayers, please email SK Tom Kaiser at  them to me or call (630-699-2079) and they will be included in our rosary intentions. Also, if you cannot be with us that evening, we encourage to take the time between 8:00 and 8:15 to say a rosary on your own and join us in Spirit.
Honor Guard
On Oct 4, the sisters of Our Lady of the Angels parish , 3808 W. Iowa St., Chicago, IL 60651, will be holding a celebration of final vows for some of their sisters and have requested a 4th Degree Honor Guard. The mass will start at 2:00p,m, Honor Guard please arrive by 1:30. Car pooling will also be available from the north side. Please contact SKTom Kaiser at 

Congratulations New Sir Knights of Christopher Columbus Assembly

In February, Christopher Columbus welcomed -

Sir Knight Chet Mikucki

Sir Knight Jim Mikucki



Sir Knight Bill Hollywood


who joined the 4th Degree at the February Exemplification in Lisle.

In April, the Assembly welcomed

Sir Knight Wilbur Ligutam


Sir Knight Daniel Tucci  



Sir Knight Albert Oraha

 at the April Exemplification in Glenview.

Congratulations to these dedicated Sir Knights who have completed their journey to Knighthood.