Blood Drive – Need Volunteers on this Friday & Saturday

To All,

This coming Saturday, January 12 will be the first blood drive for 2019. We are in need of volunteers for tear down, set up and clean up on this coming Friday, 1/11, and Saturday, 1/12.

We will need volunteers for the following;

Friday Evening at 5:30 to 6:30pm – 6 volunteers

Saturday Morning at 6:00am to 7:00am – 6 volunteers

Saturday Afternoon at 1:00pm to 2:30pm – 6 volunteers

If you can help please contact Jeff Grotegeers at 636-394-9485 (gcgrote) or Barry Sullivan at 314-542-9616 (bpsullivan90).

Thanks for your help

The Blood Drive Committee

IWKnights’ Basketball Free Throw Contest

To All Council Members,

We are in need of volunteers for Wednesday’s (1/9) Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Contest for the students from Incarnate Word. Volunteers need to arrive as early as 5:30pm and no later than 6:00pm. We could use up to 14 people, 2 for registration and 12 for rebounding, scoring and judging. The event is in the Kent Center with a start time of 6 pm, we should be done by 7.

Thank you for your help in this matter,

Jason Thurman

Council 9981 Youth Director

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for January 6 & 12, 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)

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

2013: A new K of C initiative began to provide funding for Boston Marathon bombing victims, helping amputees acquire prosthetic devices not covered by insurance.

2013: Francis: The Pope from the New World, a K of C-produced documentary on the life story of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aired Oct. 20. The film aired on several networks and was also made available on DVD.

2013: A major meeting led by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus discussed the role and mission of the Catholic Church in North, South and Central America. The conference was held at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City from Nov. 16-19.

2013: Following the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Knights of Columbus in the Visayas jurisdiction delivered food, water and other necessities during a relief operation.

2014: The Knights of Columbus is recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company.®

2014: The Order’s: Saint John Paul II National Shrine receives designation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as a national shrine.

2014: The Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief initiative stands at more than $2 million in public donations and Order-raised funds, which are distributed to support humanitarian assistance to refugees fleeing persecution in Iraq and the surrounding areas.

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:

  • THE NEW MILLENNIUM: 2000 AND ONWARDS
    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.

Rack-in-the-Back........

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.


 

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for December 30, 2018

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)

More review of significant K of C events and accomplishments which have occurred since the turn of the century.

2012: The Knights supports the efforts of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, under the leadership of Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, in addressing contemporary challenges to religious freedom and conscience in the United States.

2012: The Guadalupe Celebration, the largest religious event in that city in a generation, was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles under Archbishop Jose Gomez, and the Institute for Guadalupan Studies in Mexico City, on Aug. 5 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

2012: The Knights of Columbus shipped aid and funds to those in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, with more than $500,000 in funds donated.

2012: The Knights of Columbus and Pontifical Commission for Latin America cosponsored a conference on “Ecclesia in America” (The Church in America), with assistance from the Institute for Guadalupan Studies in Mexico City held at the Vatican from Dec. 9-12.

2013: Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, representing the Knights of Columbus, attended the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as he was appointed the 266th Roman Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, March 13.

2013: Knights and their families and guests gathered at “America’s Catholic Church” in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Knights Tower Carillon and to re-consecrate the Order to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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:

  • THE NEW MILLENNIUM: 2000 AND ONWARDS
    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.

Rack-in-the-Back........

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.


 

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for December 23, 2018

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)

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

2010: Following the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, the Order provides immediate assistance to Catholic Relief Services, establishes a relief fund and purchases 1,000 wheelchairs for Haitians suffering disabilities.  In partnership with Project Medishare, the Knights’ “Healing Haiti’s Children” program provides prosthetics and two years of physical therapy for children who lost limbs in the earthquake.

2010: Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, archbishop of Havana, receives the Gaudium et Spes Award, and with assistance from the Knights, the first new seminary in Cuba in more than 50 years is opened.  Two years earlier, a delegation of Knights from Cuba attended the Supreme Convention for the first time in 60 years.

2011: To address the severe shortage of military chaplains, the Knights established a new scholarship program for the Military Archdiocese’s Co-Sponsored Seminarian program.

2011: Building on the success of their collaboration at World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, the Knights and the Sisters of Life co-sponsor the Love and Life Centre, the official English-language catechetical site at World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

2011: The Order establishes a Shrine of Blessed John Paul II in Washington, D.C., at the site of the former John Paul II Cultural Center.  Supreme Knight Anderson announces the initiative will include permanent exhibits celebrating the life and teachings of the late pope and the 500-year Catholic heritage of North America.

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:

  • THE NEW MILLENNIUM: 2000 AND ONWARDS
    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.

Rack-in-the-Back........

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.


 

USA Aid now Actually going to Persecuted Christians in Middle East

This Week, President Trump signed a bill directing Federal Foreign Aid to go directly to groups and agencies who actually help the Persecuted Christians in Iraq and the Middle East. Watch the video below:

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for December 16, 2018

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)

Again we continue with our review of some of the more significant KofC events and accomplishments which have occurred since the turn of the century.

2008: On March 16, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI approves a decree of heroic virtue for Father Michael J. McGivney, declaring him “Venerable.”

2008: The Order is present throughout Pope Benedict XVI’s pastoral visit to the United States.  A K of C-commissioned plaque commemorates the pope’s Mass at Yankee Stadium.  It accompanies two similar plaques, which commemorate Masses that Pope John Paul II and Pope Paul VI celebrated there.

2008: McGivney Hall, the new home of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, is dedicated Sept. 8.

2009: The Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative launches Jan. 22, 2009.  To date, more than 250 ultrasound machines have been purchased for pro-life pregnancy centers using matching funds from the Order’s Culture of Life Fund, established in 2008.

2009: The Order hosts a “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” summit on volunteerism in New York and designates 2009 as the Year of the Volunteer.  The Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program launches; to date, the initiative has provided more than 45,000 winter coats to children throughout the United States and Canada.

2009: Giovanni Alemanno, the mayor of Rome, presents Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson with “Lupa Capitolina” award for the Order’s 90 years of service to the Eternal City.  The following year, the city hosts an exhibit about the 90-year relationship at the Capitoline Museum.

2009: Following the 127th Supreme Convention in Phoenix, the Order hosts the first International Marian Congress and Guadalupe Festival, gathering about 20,000 participants.

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:

  • THE NEW MILLENNIUM: 2000 AND ONWARDS
    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.

Rack-in-the-Back........

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.


 

STL Area Advent Events of Note, etc.

There are Certain Events of note going on this Advent around St. Louis that might be interesting or of interest to you:

  1. Glorious Night: A Christmas Concert with the Daughters of St. Paul - Back for two nights only! Join the Daughters of St. Paul Choir for a joyful night of song, dance, and prayer to prepare for the coming of Christ on December 9th and 10th at Chaminade High School. Tickets are available for $20 each and can be purchased online here, at Pauline Books & Media on Watson Road, or by calling (314) 965-6935.  https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjE1OTA=
  2. Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations - Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations at St. Joseph parish in Manchester, MO. Outside of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Ferguson, this is this best OLG Celebration I have heard of or been to (gone the last 2 or so years) MO in St. Louis and very highly recommend it and plan on attending it again this year.
    • Dec. 11, 2018 –
      • Rosary at 11 pm followed by traditional mañanitas with live Music by some of our very own St. Joe parishioners.
    • Dec. 12, 2018
      • 6:00pm
        • Procession outside of the Church
      • 7pm
        • Mass followed by a Mexican traditional dinner in the Parish Center. Everyone is welcome!!

Speaking of St. Joe Manchester……. Why spend money getting hay for your parish’s nativity scene (or home’s nativity scene  for that matter) when you can do this (from the column of the pastor of St. Joe Manchester, Fr. Thomas M. Pastorius):

Parish Advent Project: COMFORTING JESUS -  Each week during Advent, we invite you to sit down and think of something that you (and your family) learned about God, or an act of service that you (and your family) plan to accomplish in the upcoming weeks as you prepare spiritually for Christmas. You may also choose a petition or two that you and your family will pray for in a special way during Advent. Please write them down on a piece of paper. (Families with younger kids may choose to talk about Christmas and to have the children draw pictures of Christmas Bible scenes). We then invite you to run these papers through the paper shredder near our stable in the back of Church. The shredded paper will then be used to line the manger scene where the baby Jesus will be placed at Christmas Mass. The idea is that the more good deeds we do, the more comfortable Jesus will be upon his arrival.

Advent by Tail Light (Saturday, Dec. 8, 6:00 PM) – (Yes, it DID say Advent by Tail Light) - Men, what better way to prepare for the coming of Christ than with a tailgate party? Join us in the back parking lot of Christ Prince of Peach parish (on Weidman Road in Ballwin, MO) on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6:00 PM for chili, fire, a brief reflection, and lots of great fellowship. This event is for all adult men. No registration necessary. Be sure to bring your own chair and beverages. For more information or to volunteer to make a pot of chili, please email awright@christprinceofpeace.com.

There is usually a display of Nativity Scenes from around the World (literally) at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in South St. Louis on a weekend during Advent, but cannot find out when. If I Find out when, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, watch this video I made of the Displays in 2011….enjoy!

Sincerely Yours,

Bryan V. Hewing
New Media Coordinator, IWKnights of Columbus

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for December 9, 2018

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

  • 2005: The Knights send 2,000 wheelchairs to land-mine victims and people with disabilities in Afghanistan and elsewhere.  Through its partnership with the Global Wheelchair Mission, Knights have since distributed nearly 25,000 wheelchairs around the world.
  • 2005: Villa Maria Guadalupe, the Order’s pro-life retreat center in Stamford, Conn., operated by the Sisters of Life, opens.
  • 2006: In its first international expansion in almost a century, the Order charters its first councils in Poland, beginning with John Paul II Council 14000 in Krakow.
  • 2006: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the U.S. Gulf, Knights donate more than $10 million and 100,000 volunteer hours to help rebuild Catholic churches and schools.
  • 2007: The Knights of Columbus Incarnation Dome, a 3,780-square-foot mosaic depicting mysteries of Christ’s life, is constructed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • 2007: Represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the Knights and K of C families are defendant-intervenors in a case challenging the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Court decisions in 2009 and 2010 uphold the words’ constitutionality.

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:

  • THE NEW MILLENNIUM: 2000 AND ONWARDS
    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.

Rack-in-the-Back........

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.