IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for April 15, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

PRAYER FOR LIFE 

by Pope John Paul II
Evangelium Vitae, 1995 

O Mary, bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living, to you do we entrust
the cause of life:

Look down, O Mother,
upon the vast numbers of babies not
allowed to be born, of the poor whose
lives are made difficult, of the men and
women who are victims of brutal
violence, of the elderly and the sick killed
by indifference or out of misguided mercy.

Grant that all who believe in your Son
may proclaim the Gospel of life with
honesty and love to the people of our
time.

Obtain for them the grace to accept
that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of
celebrating it with gratitude throughout
their lives and the courage to bear witness
to it resolutely, in order to build, together
with all people of good will, the
civilization of truth and love, to the praise
and glory of God, the Creator and lover of
life.

Amen.
 

The preceding was published on KofC.org  Links to it can be found on: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for April 8, 2018

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“Since the establishment of the Christian Refugee Relief Fund in 2014, the Knights of Columbus has collected more than $18 million. As of Dec. 31, 2017, over $16 million has already been distributed to provide food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care to persecuted Christians in the Middle East.”

– KofC.org

 

“The Knights of Columbus Refugee Relief Fund is an eloquent sign of your Order’s firm commitment to solidarity and communion with our fellow Christians. The Holy Father once more asks the Knights and their families to pray for those in need, for the conversion of hearts, and for an end to the spiral of violence, hatred and injustice in that region.”

– Papal Greeting to the Knights of Columbus,

Jul. 18, 2017

“Without the help of the Knights of Columbus, the Christians of Iraq would have disappeared. Thank you for standing with us.”

– Archbishop Basher Warda of Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

 

“Whether at home or abroad, charity is our Order’s first principle and the basis for all we do as brother Knights. It is the tangible way that we live out that spirit of fraternity and “missionary discipleship” to which Pope Francis has called us.”

– Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

Please find more about us at: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for April 1, 2018 (Easter Sunday)

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St. Joseph is depicted leading Mary and Jesus into Egypt in this mosaic at the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in the Cairo suburb of Maadi. Tradition holds that the Holy Family rested at this site. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

“As Catholic fathers, one of our main responsibilities is to pass on the faith to our children. We do this best by living the faith in an engaging way and by attending Mass with our family.  But we also need to teach our kids the basics of the faith at a young age and make sure their Catholic knowledge grows as they do.

“In teaching about Jesus and Mary, a summary of Gospel stories and a review of the mysteries of the rosary provide an excellent primer.  What can we say about St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and adoptive father of Jesus, who has no words recorded in the Bible?  In our online age in which every stray thought can be texted or tweeted, we can present Joseph as a model for our times — a man of action who goes against the tides and trends of the world.”

Presenting St. Joseph by using a set of countercultural virtues, is a method for fathers to imitate him in their own lives. Fathers should consider presenting these five virtues:

Be Attentive – “Our kids are bombarded by distracting media, yet they long for peace of heart and mind…”

Be Humble – “Social media, as forums for idealized personas and perfect images, are not noted for fostering humility…”

Be Protective – “Our kids can feel vulnerable amid what Pope Francis calls a ‘throwaway culture’, which does not respect the dignity of the human person…”

Be Hardworking – “Although life today is vastly different than in the time of St. Joseph, the demands of hard work are still essentially the same…”

Be Loving – “ Our world is filled with distorted images of love that can cause our children great harm and heartache.  Joseph is an antidote…”

“Presenting St. Joseph with these countercultural virtues, we fathers should seek to imitate him in our own lives.  That will be a win for our children, our families and ourselves.”

The preceding is excerpted from an article in the Columbian Online and so there is more to the description of these five countercultural virtues at the following addresses: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for March 25, 2018

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“On Good Friday, through the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death, we are invited to remember Christ’s sufferings.  The day commemorates Christ’s conquering of death through his passion and resurrection, thereby opening the gates of heaven for each of us.

Unfortunately, attendance at the Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death has been in decline in many parts of our country.

In our busy lives, it is all too easy to look away from the harsh reality that Christ bore on the Cross for us.  However, our faith and that of our families and parishes are strengthened when we take the time to attend the Good Friday liturgy.

As Archbishop Fulton Sheen put it: ‘Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.’

As we enter the Lenten season, every council is asked to encourage brother Knights and their families to attend the Good Friday liturgy in their parish on March 30.  Let your parishes know of the liturgy’s importance and how its commemoration can strengthen each family as a domestic church.”

This article was published on KofC.org or the link can be found at the following addresses: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for March 18, 2018

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Our final Fish Fry event of the season happens this coming Friday (3/23).  The IW Knights and the Ladies Auxiliary want to thank the parishioners, their family and friends, all our volunteers and our advertisers for their support this season.

We apologize for any delays or snafus you may have encountered during the initial weeks of this season.  It certainly was not the fault of the design of the beautifully renovated Lower Church Hall.  We appreciate the investment and the improvements.  It is a great asset for the entire parish!  While we did have some early issues adapting our Fish Fry operation to the new configuration, we now feel comfortable with the current layout.  Thanks for your patience!

We would like to remind you of our “Upstairs” service points.  You will recognize the service points by their distinctive colors:

The Orange Thing in front of the school is a bright orange tent and signage – this will serve as the location to pick-up your On-Line orders with Curb-side pickup.  You can place your orders at StLFishFry.com then drive-up in front in 20 minutes, honk and we will get the order to your automobile.

The Yellow Zone is the location of the Carry-Out ordering and Pick-Up area. The Order and Payment Center is located in the church/school vestibule where it is warm and there is plenty of seating.  Look for the reserve parking in front of the gym.

KofC news can be found at the following addresses:  www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for March 11, 2018

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Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori

Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori

Our Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori recently wrote an article which was published in the Colombia Online. In the article he “encouraged everyone to attend and participate in the liturgies of Holy Week.  He mentioned four steps that we can all take to grow in appreciation of the liturgy.

“First, spend time every day being recollected in prayer.  Take time to let the Lord speak to your heart and shed his light on the events of your life, your relationships, your struggles with sin and weaknesses, and your opportunities to love others or grow in virtue.  Being with the Lord, allowing his heart to speak to our hearts in love, makes us long to know and love him more deeply.  It prepares us to share in the liturgy more actively and, in turn, liturgical prayer enriches our personal life of prayer.

Second, be sure to make regular use of the sacrament of reconciliation.  This sacrament, in which our sins are forgiven, is like a cleansing of the spiritual palate.  It rids us of the bad taste left by the “junk food” of sin and distracted living while preparing us for the good things the Lord has in store for us.

Third, engage in lectio divina (divine or spiritual reading).  Think of how much more we would appreciate the liturgy if, in advance, we were to prayerfully read and reflect upon the Scripture readings and prayers to be proclaimed at Mass.  If we took a little time to do this, we would arrive at Mass ready to listen and better prepared to take part in the liturgy.

Fourth, why not dedicate some time to read and study what the Catechism of the Catholic Church or the shorter Compendium teaches about the liturgy and the sacraments? The Catechism draws its teaching from the Second Vatican Council and other sources in the Tradition.  Its teaching is reliable, profound and beautiful.

All of this brings us back to Lent and Holy Week.  This is preeminently the time for us to raise the bar of our life of prayer.  As Holy Week approaches, may we truly ‘taste and see the goodness of the Lord!’”

The entire story can be read on-line – the link can be found at the following addresses: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for February 25, 2018

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A painting by Dudley G. Summers depicts the Four Chaplains in prayer together on the deck of the torpedoed USAT Dorchester Feb. 3, 1943.

75 YEARS AGO, FOUR U.S. ARMY CHAPLAINS MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE AT SEA

The following paragraphs are the introduction to a feature article published this month in the Knights of Columbus on-line magazine – the Columbia.

“In the early morning hours of Feb. 3, 1943, the USAT Dorchester was steaming across frigid, U-boat-infested waters in the North Atlantic.  Suddenly, a German torpedo struck near the engine room, triggering a massive explosion.  The transport vessel, which was carrying more than 900 passengers bound for a U.S. Army base in Greenland, capsized and sank in less than 20 minutes.

Among those on board were four Army chaplains, each with the rank of first lieutenant: Father John P. Washington; Rabbi Alexander D. Goode; Rev. Clark V. Poling, a Reformed minister; and Rev. George L. Fox, a Methodist minister. Just hours before the attack, Father Washington had celebrated a Mass that was attended by men of many faiths.

As the ship sank, the chaplains calmly ministered to the panic-stricken and wounded, assisting soldiers and others boarding lifeboats.  Many survivors later testified to their bravery.

‘I could hear men crying, pleading, praying,’ recalled Pfc. William B. Bednar. ‘I could also hear the chaplains preaching courage.  Their voices were the only thing that kept me going.’

Others reported seeing the chaplains handing out life preservers until there were no more to give — including their own.  One eyewitness, John Ladd, said, ‘It was the finest thing I have seen or hope to see this side of heaven.’

Survivors on rafts were awestruck as they caught a final glimpse of the courageous quartet, who came to be known as “The Four Chaplains,” standing together on the slanted deck, arms locked and singing hymns as the ship slipped beneath the waves.  They were among more than 670 passengers who died at sea that day. In the 75 years since their death, and still today, there have been many dedicated to commemorating the chaplains’ sacrifice and keeping their story alive.”

The entire story can be read on-line – the link can be found at the following addresses: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for February 18, 2018

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Missouri State Capital

In January 2018, The Knights of Columbus undertook its most recent public opinion poll entitled: Americans’ Opinions on Abortion.  As usual, the poll was conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion located at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Here are some of the questions with descriptions of the results:

  • When asked to align with one side of the abortion debate, a slim majority of Americans describe themselves as pro-choice.
  • More than three in four Americans, including six in ten who identify as pro-choice, want significant restrictions on abortion.
  • More than six in ten Republicans, independents, and Democrats want significant restrictions on abortion.
  • A majority of Americans see abortion as morally wrong.
  • If it is likely a child will have a genetic disorder, more than six in ten Americans see having an abortion as morally wrong.
  • Does having an abortion improve a woman’s life in the long run? A majority of Americans say no.
  • Laws can protect both a pregnant woman and the life of her unborn child according to nearly eight in ten Americans.
  • More than six in ten Americans support a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.


The preceding information was published on KofC.org web site or links to the entire report can be found at the following addresses:
www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for February 11, 2018

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Picture from 2017 Fish Fry.

Last Friday evening was the opening event for our Lenten Series – Fat Friday, a Mardi Gras party.  If you did not attend this year please consider joining us next year.

So now we begin our run of six (6) successive Friday evening Fish Fries.  These events will take place in the parishes’ newly renovated Lower Church Hall (LCH).  We serve from 4PM to 7PM.  Our menu will be the same as last year and our prices have not changed.  We call our event the StL Cajun Fish Fry!  In addition to our regular menu, we will offer a Cajun special or two each week.  But as always – Cod is our king fish whether offered in our traditional or Cajun dishes.  Of course we have plenty of shrimp and tilapia dishes.  The Ladies Auxiliary will be in the same place offering a great selection of desserts.

The changes to the LCH are beautiful and will provide additional seating.   However, we have made several changes to operation.  Specifically, we are attempting to alleviate parking issues in the back lot by moving to the front of the church our carry-out business and establishing pick-up area for our on-line service.  This should transfer a large percentage of the cars to the front lot.

You will recognize the service location of the carry-out orders or the pickup for your on-line orders by their distinctive colors.

The Orange Thing in front of the School is a bright orange tent – this will serve as the location to pick-up your on-line orders.  You can place your orders at StLFishFry.com.

The Yellow Zone is the location of the carry-out ordering and pickup area. The order center will be located in the church/school vestibule where it is warm and plenty of seating.

Find more information on this event at: StLFatFriday.com or at the following addresses: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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 February 4, 2018

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This Friday (2/9), we begin our Lenten Series – a seven (7) week run of Friday events.  This week we present our pre-Lenten Fat Friday – the Mardi Gras party.  It is a Cajun dinner, a dance with live music by Revolution along with mask and costume contests.

The dinner is a Cajun Feast – jumbo shrimp and sausage boiled in Cajun spices along with potatoes and corn; seafood gumbo (shrimp and cod); and, a Cajun choice of Jambalaya or beans and rice with shrimp.  The dessert selections are either: bread pudding, apple cobbler or chocolate chip cookies.  The tickets are $30.00 each and include 2 tokens for beer or wine.  See the flyer, elsewhere in this bulletin, for directions about where to purchase the tickets on-line or via a check in the parish office during weekdays between 8AM to 5PM.

The doors open to the Kent Center at Incarnate Word parish at 6PM and we begin serving dinner at 6:45PM.  Revolution – the band – will play from 8 to 10PM.

The net proceeds of this event go to beneficiaries of our IW Knights council 9981 Charitable fund.  This year our feature beneficiary is the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Please join us on Friday evening, February 9th and bring some friends and help us support area charities.

Find more information on this event at StLFatFriday.com or at the following addresses:  www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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.