Knights of Columbus

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Knights of Columbus Robert H. Weaver #12005

Thinking of becoming a Knight

You can join for free between now and the end of the year.  It will only take 30 minutes of your time and you can become part of the largest Catholic Men’s service organization in the world.  We need you!  For information reach out to Jeff LeRoy, Grand Knight, at or call 630-336-7728.

Mobile Food Pantry

Even with the Pandemic, your council has continued to be active in our community.  In conjunction with Catholic Charities and the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Robert H. Weaver Council 12005 has been sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry once a month since August right here in our parking lot.  In that span we have assisted well over 1,000 families with much needed staple food supplies.  We have had a lot of help from other groups in the Parish like the Fit Sheppherd and several of the ministries.  Thanks to all who have recently been braving the extreme cold to help out!!  We will continue until at least June to provide this service.

Robert H. Weaver Scholarship

We are proud to announce that we will again be offering our College Scholarship Program to both graduating High School Seniors and Students who are completing their first year of College.  Due to the pandemic, we were unable to offer the program last year so we are opening it up to students who are completing their first year of studies this year.  To apply for the Scholarships, go to the knights of Columbus link on the OLM Website and download the forms needed.  All applications will be due back not later than  4pm on June 14th.  Scholarship award amounts will be paid directly to your college.

See below for further details or download these files

Scholarship Application Coversheet

Scholarship Application


Robert H. Weaver Scholarship Application


In memory of a former parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Parish who exemplified the “true meaning” of service and dedication to our church and community, the Knights of Columbus / Robert H. Weaver Council #12005 has established a scholarship program for high school seniors seeking financial assistance for continuing education (accredited trade school / junior college, college or university only).  Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of merit.  However, financial needs and other circumstances may be considered.  The scholarship award for a single recipient shall not exceed $1,000.00, depending upon funds available.  The selection committee may select multiple awards (not exceeding a total of $2,000.00 per year), depending upon funds available.  Awards will be made directly to the accredited institution’s bursar’s office in the account of the winner.  No funds will be distributed directly to the successful candidate.


Scholarship applications will be accepted from individuals who meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be a member of the current graduating class from an Illinois accredited High School.
  2. Must be a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish who has actively participated in service to the Parish.


A) Applicants must submit the following material:

a) A typed and signed application. Applications will be made available to the Our Lady of Mercy Parish – Youth Ministry office.

b) Three signed letters of recommendation concerning the applicant’s character. These must be from persons other than family members.

c) A typed and signed essay, of not more than 500 words on: “Describe your service activities and explain why they are important to you, the OLM Parish and community in general.”

The sealed Application must be received at the address below no later than
4:00 PM  /  JUNE 14, 2024

 Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.

Attention:  Scholarship Committee
c/o Knights of Columbus – Robert H. Weaver Council #12005
701 S. Eola Rd.
Aurora, IL  60504

C) The Scholarship Committee will review all applications.

D) Decision will be made by: July 12, 2024.  Selections of the Scholarship Committee will be final.  All applicants will be notified of the results by mail and email.  Please provide an email address.


Any questions (in writing or email only and up to 5 days prior to award) shall be directed to:
Jeff LeRoy
689 Clarendon Lane
Aurora, IL  60504