New Catholic Radio Station in St. Louis

Predicted Coverage Area for K244FO 96.7 FM, Crestwood, MO

Predicted Coverage Area for K244FO 96.7 FM, Crestwood, MO

Covenant Network, owner of catholic radio stations in St. Louis, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, etc. has been granted a broadcast license by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a new FM translator station for KHOJ-AM 1460 to broadcast on 96.7 FM (Granted one week ago today)

The station, K244FO-FM, is licensed to Crestwood, Missouri with an Effective Radiated Power of 250 Watts from a tower of 827 feet above Ground Level located just off of Tesson Ferry Road in Crestwood.

according to the FCC, FM Translator stations simultaneously rebroadcast the signal of a primary AM or FM station on a different frequency.  Those translator stations that provide service within the primary station’s protected service area are classified as “fill-in” stations.  Fill-in translators can be owned by the main station or by an independent entity.  Commercial non-fill-in translators are generally owned by independent entities, with certain exceptions, while noncommercial educational non-fill-in translator stations are generally owned by the primary station being rebroadcast.

If you are in St. Louis,Covenant Network is asking you to check out their newest station on 96.7 FM! Let them know if it comes in where you live by clicking on their website or contact me by filling out our feedback form and I will forward the feedback to Covenant Network.

Bryan V. Hewing,
New Media Coordinator

September Missouri K of C events for 9981 interest

To All Council & Ladies Auxiliary Members,

See e-mai below from Jim Ressler:

Two upcoming K of C events for St. Louis area and state level of fellowship.

Sunday, Sept 16 Cardinals vs Dodgers game at 1:15 PM in the left field porch. Tickets are $25 each ($5 goes to Cardinal Glennon). After a day hitting golf balls at our tournament, watch the Cardinals hammer away to stay in contention for the playoffs. Deadline to purchase K of C tickets is August 18th – so act now.

Sunday, Sept 30 the Special Olympics new Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City is hosting an open house for the Missouri Knights of Columbus. The tour starts runs from 1-3:30 PM. Jim Ressler is driving a van/SUV to Jeff City leaving after the 5th Sunday mass/brunch at approximately 11 AM. As Mary Niswonger shared at our last meeting, this facility is one of a kind and K of C has pledged $1.2 million in funding. We can see IW council’s plaque (Bronze or Silver) in the new training center lobby. The trip to Jeff City from IW expected to be about 2 hours. We could stop for a meal in Jeff City or return, if a majority prefer.

Address: 305 Special Olympics Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Alternatively, Lou Holtmann is organizing a bus for 50 people to Jeff City for $20 each leaving South County at 10:30 AM, return from Jeff City at 3:30.

Contact Jim Ressler to join either or both of these activities.

Phone: 314-453-4937 or 314-610-1446. email james.ressler.

Cardinals ticket request to Jim by August 17.

Special Olympics RSVP to Jim by Sept. 27.

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for August 12, 2018

Knights from throughout the Order gathered for the opening business session and to hear the Supreme Knights report.

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

“The 136th Supreme Convention occurred last week in Baltimore last week.  As usual, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson delivered his Annual Report where he reported on the order’s accomplishments and continued commitment to bring Christ’s charity to millions.

Our Pillars and the Common Good

‘If we value charity — if we value unity and fraternity — we will build a society where the common good is protected. And if we value these things, then we will protect the freedom that makes them possible.’

Brother Knights are Men of Charity

‘Our charitable contributions surged to more than $185 million. … It is one of the largest year-to-year increases in our history. Let me commend and thank every jurisdiction that helped us achieve this goal.’

‘The Order also donated more than 75.6 million volunteer hours, an increase of more than 500,000.’

‘The cumulative numbers are impressive, but more impressive is the fact that these works are done by individual Knights in their local communities — works done by men who are true Knights of Charity: men who are everyday heroes.’”

Over the next several weeks we will report on more the accomplishments noted by the Supreme Knight.

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Live coverage of KofC Convention from Baltimore, MD


Experience the Knights of Columbus 136th Supreme Convention live from Baltimore!

Simply visit for news and photos. You also can check out our Convention pages for a close-up look at everything that’s going on. And don’t forget to follow us on social media.

Live video coverage will be provided by EWTN, Salt + Light and CatholicTV.

The networks will begin broadcasting the events Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m. ET with the Opening Mass, celebrated by our very own supreme chaplain, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. The convention’s Opening Business Session, featuring the Supreme Knight’s Annual Report, begins at 1 p.m. The States Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

SiriusXM Radio’s The Catholic Channel will also broadcast two of its regular satellite radio programs — Conversation with Cardinal Dolan and Busted Halo — directly from the convention center in Baltimore. Streaming will be available through SiriusXM.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for August 5, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

From the KofC Columbia On-Line Edition – the monthly article by KofC Supreme Chaplain, Archbishop William E. Lori.

Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori

“ON OCT. 14, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Pope Paul VI.  Pope Paul was elected to the Chair of Peter in 1963, during the Second Vatican Council, and served until his death in 1978. He was responsible for advancing the teachings and reforms of the council, a daunting task which he implemented with wisdom, love and courage.

This saintly pontiff was first and foremost a follower of Jesus. He was a man of deep prayer and rigorous penitence.  Steeped in culture, he was an intellectual who followed closely 20th-century developments in philosophy, theology and contemporary debates that helped pave the way for the council.  He showed us a pastor’s heart in his profound encyclicals on authentic human and economic development and on the spread of the Gospel in today’s world.

When he issued the landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life, On the Regulation of Birth) in July 1968, Blessed Paul VI addressed the contemporary issue of birth control with the same wisdom, love and courage that characterized his entire life and ministry.  Unfortunately, his prophetic teaching was greeted by many with hostility and today remains widely ignored. However, the time has come for people everywhere to discover what many faithful married couples have already discovered — namely, Pope Paul’s wise and loving teaching on the dignity of human life and on God’s plan for human love.

A deeper look at Humanae Vitae reveals that Paul VI did not merely reassert a ban on contraception — rather, he offered a teaching that opens the way for a virtuous respect for the gift of human life and the meaning of human sexuality.  Writing in an era of rapid change and social upheaval, he acknowledged that people were grappling with new attitudes toward sexuality and that new methods of birth control had raised questions about the Church’s teaching.  In fact, many urged the pope to change the Church’s teaching out of compassion for married couples.  Many also said that relaxing this teaching would strengthen family life and make the Church’s mission of spreading the Good News more credible — empty claims that subsequent history has disproved.

Blessed Paul VI knew that shortcuts in matters such as human love, life, marriage and family lead to profound unhappiness and to terrible social consequences.  He foresaw an increase in infidelity, the lowering of moral standards, lack of respect for life, lack of respect for women, and the breakdown of the family — all of which and more have come to pass.  By contrast, the Church’s teaching respects the gift of human life and shows married couples how to relate to one another in a respectful, loving manner.

In Humanae Vitae, the Holy Father called upon married couples to form a loving union in the sight of God, a union that is open to the gift of new human life, a love that is total and faithful, a love that is ordered toward the procreation and formation of children in the loving setting of a family.  He reminded Catholics and all people of goodwill of the God-given link between the unitive and procreative dimensions of human sexuality.  He invited couples to consider morally licit ways to exercise responsible parenthood, rejecting unnatural forms of birth control that do not invite dialogue and cooperation.

Today, many people have awakened to the negative social consequences of the sexual revolution.  But awareness is not enough.  Evils such as the breakdown of the family cannot be overcome without a renewed appreciation for and practice of the virtues of chastity, modesty and self-control, together with deep respect for others. Pope Paul has shown us the way of wisdom, love and courage. Let us follow his lead.”

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Picnic Reminder


The Picnic is only 18 Days away!

  • Location:
    • Creve Coeur Park at the Greensfelder Memorial Shelter.
  • Date:
    • Sunday, August 19th, 2018. Starting at 12pm –until the food anddrinks are gone.
  • Cost:
    •  $12 per family or $6 per individual.


Come enjoy a picnic with your fellow Knights and families. Invite someone you know that may be interested in joining the Knights of Columbus.  Brats, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, and drinks will be provided.

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. We will have yard games to play and plenty of food to enjoy.
Call or email Eric Bergmann  or click here to make reservations or if you have any questions at 636-532-7017 ,

you can also register online by clicking here.

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for July 29, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Paul Marretti

Paul Marretti (Photo Courtesy of Virginia Special Olympics)

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“As a ‘Founding Champion of the World Games’, the Knights of Columbus has supported the games since the first Special Olympics in 1968, donating more than $600 million to programs for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

His job title is ‘Bagger at Kroger’, a seemingly candid label that hardly describes his best work, even if he’s handled groceries since June 2001.  Shoppers may be unaware that the man asking them if they want paper or plastic personally asked Congress for funding in 2005.  An international public speaker, Knight of Columbus and Special Olympics athlete, Paul Marretti has raised tens of thousands of dollars for people with intellectual disabilities.

Marretti’s enthusiasm and support for sports goes back to his childhood, when, in no particular order, he participated in soccer, golf, basketball, skiing, bowling, tennis, aquatics and softball.  In 1995, he approached a local baseball league about sponsoring a softball game at Richmond’s ballpark.  The goal was to raise a little money for the Special Olympics.  The outcome was tens of thousands of dollars more than anyone expected, providing funding that resulted in local Special Olympics programs which are still active today.

Marretti entered the Special Olympics the same summer he started his job at Kroger, a regional grocery store chain, earning three medals at the 2001 Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games.  He joined the Knights of Columbus the following year and began speaking publicly about the positive impact the games had on the lives of participants.  He then became one of a dozen athletes designated as Global Messengers, going on to speak about his experience before 75,000 people at the Dublin Special Olympics World Games in 2003.

In August 2003, he spoke at the 121st Annual Supreme Council Meeting in Washington D.C. An audience of 2,500 listened at the States Dinner as Marretti explained his journey with the Special Olympics.

‘It’s always nice to be among friends who are so involved in two organizations which have so dramatically changed my life, Special Olympics and Knights of Columbus,’ he said.  ‘Without the Knights of Columbus, Special Olympics athletes like me simply would not have the opportunities we do.’”

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  • IWKnights' Developmental Disabilities (DD) or “Tootsie Roll” Drive
    Incarnate Word Knights of Columbus.

    • One-half of the funds raised go to support the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The remaining funds are distributed at the discretion of each individual council..


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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for July 22, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Want to put your faith in action?  Eager to give back and serve your community?  Then you are ready to join the Knights of Columbus.

Since July 1, eligible Catholic men in the United States and Canada* can now join the Knights of Columbus online, in a simple, streamlined process that takes just five minutes.

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you:

  • Get opportunities to join a local council in your area to put our faith in action.
  • Receive a membership card and our award-winning monthly magazine, Columbia.
  • Get access to netour online members’ portal that includes tons of great content to help you lead with faith, protect your family, serve others and defend your values.
  • Can discover the Catholic difference of our member-exclusive financial products and services.
  • Stand in solidarity with Knights across the globe who defend life, family and religious liberty.

Joining takes just 5 minutes, and costs $30/year.

Get connected to one of the largest Catholic organizations in the world, and one of the globe’s greatest forces for good. Begin your journey as a Knight, and discover the tremendous benefits that more than 1.9 million men and their families enjoy.

Join today.  Use this link:

Already a member?  To learn more about the Online Membership initiative, visit our for members page.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for July 15, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

From the Knights of Columbus web site:

“2017 was a record-setting year for Knights of Columbus charitable work with an unprecedented $185.6 million in donations and 75.6 million hours of service provided worldwide.

The monetary value of K of C’s service hours is valued at $1.9 billion based on an estimate by Independent Sector, a network for nonprofit foundations that values a 2017 volunteer hour at $24.69.

The K of C’s 2017 survey of charitable giving also showed that monetary donations increased $8 million from 2016 (+4.5 percent) and service hours grew by 527,550 (+0.7 percent). Year-over-year annual growth in both categories has been consistent over the past two decades.

‘Once again, the Knights of Columbus showed the enormous difference we can make in the lives of others by putting our faith in action,’ said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. ‘The needs of many of our communities were particularly great in 2017, especially in the wake of historic hurricanes in Houston, South Florida, Puerto Rico and much of the Caribbean. The Knights did not hesitate to provide assistance after these humanitarian crises and in Mexico where two cities were badly damaged by earthquakes.’

In addition to disaster relief, K of C also continued to support local communities through programs like:

  • Disaster Relief                        $7.5M
  • Christian Refugee Relief       $6.3M
  • Coats for Kids                          $2.5M
  • Food Drives                              $7.6M
  • Special Olympics                     $14.7M
  • Habitat for Humanity             $600,000
  • Global Wheelchair Mission   $1.6M

Since 2014, the Knights’ Christian Refugee Relief Fund has donated more than $17 million for humanitarian assistance to Christians and other religious minorities primarily in Iraq, Syria and the surrounding region.

‘Along with what we do in our own communities, the reach of the Knights is global,’ Supreme Knight Anderson said. ‘We were able to pledge $2 million to save Karamles, a predominantly Christian town on Iraq’s Nineveh Plain liberated from ISIS in 2017. Christian churches and graves were desecrated, and many homes were looted, damaged or destroyed.’

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