News & Announcements

Father Prez Wear

Brother Knights,
     The cold weather is here and the Holidays are coming!  With that being said, Father Perez is pleased to announce we are offering Perez wear in time for those Holiday stocking stuffers or something fashionable to add to your wardrobe rotation. New to our apparel lineup, we are now offering Bears and Blackhawks Fr. Perez style t-shirts with the Bears in navy blue and the Hawks in black.  These shirts are screen designed, with short sleeves priced at $20 and long sleeves at $25.  We are ONLY offering the football and hockey shirts in short and long sleeve t-shirts. 

     But that's not all!   We are offering our regular embroidered short sleeve Perez polos for $25 and long sleeve Perez polos for $30.  Additionally, we continue to offer up our collection of embroidered sweatshirts including the popular quarter zip for $40, pullover hoody for $30, and our new zip-up hoody for $40.  Get your orders in now, you only have until Friday November 23rd to order. Please send all orders to or stop up at the clubhouse and sign up for an order on the billboard.  As always, cash is preferred and no returns or exchanges. All profits are donated to the Council.  Thanks, be safe, and have a great Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas! 

March-April Smile

Mount Greenwood, Chicago, Illinois – Father Perez Knights of Columbus Council #1444, on Chicago’s Southwest Side, installed thirteen men into the Council during First Degree exemplification ceremonies conducted recently in the Father Perez Clubhouse. Father Perez Chancellor and Membership Chairman Matt Stevens, St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, led the ceremonial. Father Perez’s new Knights are Peter Dowdall, Jeff Hart, William Kazupski, Michael O’Connell, and Kevin Paruszkiewz, St. Christina Parish; James Cascone Jerry Kinsella, and Tom Ellerbeck, Queen of Martyrs Parish; Jimmy Azarello, John Conroy, and Kevin Sullivan, St. John Fisher Paris; John Kent, St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish; Ed Condon, St. Linus Parish; and Sean Murphy, Most Holy Redeemer Parish. Following the ceremonies, Father Perez Grand Knight Bob Szyman, St Kilian Parish, and Financial Secretary Ron Hrad, St Christina Parish, welcomed the new Knights to the order and encouraged them to advance through the order’s Second, Third and Fourth Degrees and then invited them to celebrate their exemplification in the clubhouse. Father Perez Knights of Columbus Council #1444 recently welcomed thirteen new members to its ranks in Father Perez Clubhouse. Pictured seated left to right are Jeff Hart, Peter Dowdall, Jerry Kinsella, John Kent; second row Grand Knight Bob Szyman, Mike O’Connell, Tom Ellerbeck, Father Perez Chancellor and Membership Chairman Matt Stevens, Jimmy Azarello, and Kevin Sullivan; back row: Father Perez Financial Secretary Ron Hrad, Sean Murphy, Edward Condon, Kevin Paruszkiewz, William Kazupski, and Jim Conroy

Thanksgiving Memorial Mass

 One hundred fifty Father Perez Knights of Columbus Council #1444 members, families, and friends attended a memorial service at St. Christina on Thanksgiving morning to reflect on the lives of Brother Knights who passed away since Thanksgiving 2017. Sir Knight Deacon Stan Rakauskas officiated at the service and Sir Knight Tony Baran served as sacristan. Sir Knight Jack Ullrich read the names of twelve deceased Brother Knights: John A Donovan IV, John J Duignan, Richard F Horath, Edward J Kozel, James J McGreal, Michael Muir, John V Neville, Garrett A O Brien, William J O Connor, James P Regan Sr, Robert Stake, and Tony Urbaniak, and family members were invited to light a candle at a side altar in their memory.

In a demonstration of fraternity, a principle of the Knights of Columbus, Ullrich asked all retired and active-duty police officers to stand and remember Commander Paul Bauer a member of St. Michael the Archangel Council #12173. Retired Police Commander James Knightly lit a Bauer’s candle, escorted by Knights Detective Bill Donnelly and Officer Ed Finneran in their dress blue uniforms. He also asked the congregants to remember Dayna Less, Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez, and Dr. Tamara O'Neal who were murdered on Monday afternoon, November 19th.

Following the ceremonies, families, friends, and Knights retired to the church hall for a continental breakfast arranged by Brother Knights Chris Doeseckle and Bob Pratcher.

Thanksgiving Memorial Mass

THANKSGIVING MEMORIAL SERVICE Join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, at St. Christina Church as we remember our deceased Brother Knights from the past year. Families of the departed are invited to light a candle in remembrance. The service will begin at 10:30 am, followed by a continental breakfast. Once again, PGK Jack Ullrich will manage this touching memorial to our departed Knights. This year we will be honoring the following deceased Brother Knights: SK James McGreal ' John Neville Anthony Urbaniak ' William O’Connor Michael Muir ' SK John Donovan PGK Garrett O’Brien ' John Duighan Richard Horath

Childrens Christmas Party

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY Father Perez K of C will be hosting the annual Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, December 22nd from 12-2pm at the Clubhouse. As you know, Santa is very busy a few days before Christmas but he wanted to check out our change of venue because he heard how wonderful the clubhouse is decorated and he wants to hear the Christmas tunes on the jukebox The cost is $10 per family which includes a gift, food, refreshments, and a visit from Santa Claus himself! We are also asking to please bring canned goods to donate to our food drive . To RSVP, contact PGK Larry Lynch at (312) 444-3145. Please include the age and name of the child(ren) attending



PGK Bob Griffin reports that tickets for the 20th Annual “Chance of a Lifetime” raffle are going quickly, though a few tickets are still available. Raffle tickets are $100 a piece with only 300 sold. Every year the raffle has been the main fundraiser for the clubhouse. Please remember early bird drawing is November 17th, with the main drawing on December 1st at the clubhouse. For tickets please stop at the clubhouse. Good luck to all!


CLUBHOUSE CHRISTMAS PARTY Mark your calendars, the 5th annual Christmas party is set for Saturday, December 8th! Hosted by Brother Knight Pat Egan, the Christmas party is open to everyone and starts right at 8 pm at the Clubhouse. The drinks will be flowing and of course, there will be everybody’s favorite; karaoke! All are also welcome to bring an appetizer if they would like. So come on out, have a few drinks, spread some holiday cheer and show off your singing talents!