Our Worthy State Deputy Bob Hawkins – Prayers Needed

Sir Knights All,

Our Worthy State Deputy Bob Hawkins was having some heart attack symptoms and went to the hospital. They checked him in and did the appropriate test. He is scheduled for bypass surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m.

He is in good spirits subject to the obvious concern about his condition and the upcoming surgery. He is at Mercy South Hospital.

Please keep Bob in your prayers as he undergoes surgery tomorrow.

SK Ronald A Krentz
Color Corps Commander

IW Adoration Closing


Due to the winter weather forecast and water shut-off tomorrow, the Adoration Chapel will close today, 1/18 at 3:00 pm and will re-open Sunday 1/20 at 1:00 pm.

Thank you for your commitment to this ministry.

Incarnate Word Adoration Council

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for January 20, 2019

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Standing with laborers and emergency workers Oct. 4, 2001, a priest blesses a 20-foot tall cross of steel beams that had been recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York. The Knights of Columbus Heroes Fund was established on the day following the Sept. 11 attacks. (CNS photo from Reuters)

We continue the review of some of the more significant KofC events and accomplishments which have occurred since the turn of the century.

2014: The Knights launch the “Building the Domestic Church” initiative.

2014: The Knights of Columbus donates an ultrasound machine to a Baltimore pregnancy center, making it the: 500th such gift by the Order.

2015: Haitian amputee athletes attended a meeting at the Vatican, Jan. 10, in a visit sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

2015: The Guadium et SpesAward, the Order’s highest honor, was presented to Cardinal Francis George, the 11th recipient of the award since its establishment in 1992.

2015: The Knights of Columbus provided $400,000 to the Ukrainian-rite and Latin-rite Catholic communities of Ukraine. The funds were used for humanitarian relief, including projects that fed and aided homeless children and refugees living on the streets of the capital city of Kyiv.

2015: The Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors announced the creation of four faith-based investment solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of Catholic institutions.

2015: The Special Olympics World Games were held in in July, with 7,000 athletes from more than 177 countries traveling to Los Angeles for the event. The Knights of Columbus donated $1.4 million to fund the qualified athletes from the U.S. and Canada.

Find the links to the entirety of this article at www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

Links Related to this week’s column:

    By Knights of Columbus (2018)

    • On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized 25 martyrs of Mexico, including six members of the Knights of Columbus. Less than one year later, Carl A. Anderson was installed as the 13th supreme knight in Mexico City and dedicated the Order and his administration to Mary under her title Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Please shop our book and CD Rack-in-the-Back.  Suggested Donation for the CD's is $3.00/title - books on the top shelf are FREE.

We would like to talk with you about becoming an IW Knight.  Please visit us on-line at our web site: www.IWknights.com/AboutUs.  Or call Rob at: (314) 973-2373.


Reminder – First Degree tomorrow night

To All,

Please come to the First Degree Exemplification tomorrow night, 1/15/19, at 7:00pm in the Watson room.

Come and show our support to the new candidates that will join our council.

There will be pizza, refreshments and fellowship after the exemplification. Let’s make our new Knights feel welcomed to the council.

There will not be a meeting afterwards, just celebrating and getting to know the new members.

Hope to see you there.

IWKnights’ Free Throw Championship Winners

This past Wednesday (January 9, 2019), the IWKnights Sponsored the local level of competition for the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition was held in the Incarnate Word Parish's Kent Center.

(Number of winners) boys and girls from (town or towns), ages 9 to 14, were named local champions and have earned the right to compete at the district level to be held at St. Monica Parish in Creve Coeur, MO in  February.

Below are the 2019 Free Throw Championship competition winners:

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The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions.

Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, culture of life, families and youth.

Congrats to all of the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship IWKnights council level winners.

 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship Winners

9 yr old girls   Lucy Black
10 yr old girls   Lucy Jonz
12 yr old girls   Kaitlyn King
13 yr old girls   Anna Vincent

9 yr old boys   Benjamin Harper
10 yr old boys  William Hoag
11 yr old boys   Patrick Effer
12 yr old boys   Luke Downey
13 yr old boys   Daniel Foles
14 yr old boys   Patrick Origliasso Jr.

IW – Adoration Closure Update

Update from IW Adoration council……..


A decision has been made for the chapel to remain closed today, Sunday 1/13. It will reopen on Monday, January 14 at 9:00 am.

We will be rescheduling our Adoration Weekend. Thanks to all who volunteered. Stay tuned for a new date.

Thank you for your dedication to this ministry!

Incarnate Word Adoration Council


Infancy Narrative Concert–ON TONIGHT!

Hello All!

The concert is on—please park in the front lot! Incarnate Word, 13416 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017 | 314-576-5366 | parish,

TONIGHT, Saturday, January 12th at 7pm. Xi Zhang, violist with the St. Louis Symphony, and my wife Shen Wen, piano faculty at St. Louis University, are volunteering their talents playing to raise money to feed the hungry.

Xi brought to my attention her desire to work with Music for Food, and the Knights of Columbus have graciously offered to help collect food and money donations.

Food donations will benefit Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity Food Pantry, and money donations will go to Caring and Sharing in Wentzville. Please make checks payable to Music for Food and donate before the concert.

On the first half of the concert Xi and Shen will play Karl Stamitz’s Concerto for viola and piano. On the second half of the concert Chuck Neff will read the account of the birth of Jesus, the flight to Egypt, and the slaughter of the Holy Innocents from the very Good News of Matthew.

At six points throughout the reading, Xi and Shen will play original musical reflections. I have written these reflections hoping to help us focus on the gospel during the Christmas season.

I hope that you are able to attend what will be beautiful music and a noble and good cause!


Joe Tyldesley


IW – Adoration Chapel Weather Closing

From IW Adoration council…….


Due to the winter weather forecast, the chapel will close on Friday, January 11 at 11:00 am and will re-open on Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 pm.

A quick reminder to Saturday Adorers: On Saturday, January 19 the water company is coming to IW to fix some issues in the lines. They cannot commit to exactly what time they will be here, but we should be prepared to have NO water in the buildings from 9am-3pm that day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your dedication to this ministry!

Incarnate Word Adoration Council