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: https://www.kofc.org/un/apps/newjoin/en/registration/index.html

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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IWKNIGHTS.com Website issue

As you may have noticed on the IWKnights main website…. other than the top menu on IWknights.com, that’s the rest of the website doesn’t show up and instead says that it has an internal server error message. The reason for that is that that part of the website hosted by UKNIGHT INTERACTIVE and apparently is down along with websites for other councils that are also hosted by UKNIGHT INTERACTIVE and is beyond our control.

I sent an email to you not Interactive to find out how long the site will be down and am still awaiting a response. As far as I can tell, the Holy Spirit assembly website is still up and not affected buy whatever is causing the different Council sites to be offline. You can also get same information more by going to www.IWKnights9981.Com which is still up and running and is hosted by GoDaddy. Hopefully I’ll get something soon… Take care.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mr. Bryan V. Hewing

New Media Coordinator, & Webmaster, Incarnate Word Knights of Columbus Council #9981 (Chesterfield, MO)

IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for July 7, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

K of C field agent Gerardo Gautier delivers hot meals to a family in need. • The massive Centennial Tree in Ponce is toppled to the ground as a result of hurricane winds.

Warriors to Lourdes

With this column we conclude the review of a number of major issues which the Supreme Knight and staff discussed with state deputies during organizational meetings held in early June. Attendees were state deputies from the United States, Canada, Poland, Mexico, Philippines and the Dominican Republic.

During the opening business session, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson spoke about the importance of the Knights’ charitable work and emphasized the importance of councils working closely with their pastors and parishes.  He also stressed the new ‘Faith in Action’ program model and its connection to our Building the Domestic Church priority (for explanation of these two important initiatives see the first of this series in the 6/17/18 Bulletin).

CONTINUING TO HELP PUERTO RICO

“I was down in Puerto Rico with the state deputy and we stopped at an orphanage and a school for girls that had taken a direct hit from the hurricane as most of the island had.  Here we were five months after the hurricane, the roof was still not finished, and the girls were not in the orphanage but they were still at temporary homes because they could not fix the roof.  So I gave the nun who was in charge of the facility a check for $50,000 from the Knights of Columbus to fix the roof, and she could not stop crying.”

WARRIORS TO LOURDES

“I met a woman who had served in the military and received a very severe head trauma as a result of an IED and now barely can talk.  What she can say is very difficult to understand.  And her mother said to me, ‘I can't thank you enough for this experience.  My daughter and I are not Catholics, but being here has changed our lives, and we thought people had forgotten about us.  But then the Knights of Columbus called.”

Follow the link on www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights to read the entire article published on www.KofC.org

Links Related to this week’s column:

  • Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, MD
    Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.


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How to celebrate July 4th the Catholic way

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On July 4, 1776, a Catholic signed the Declaration of Independence. Charles Carroll of Maryland was committed to this new nation.

And since then, American Catholics have been building. We’ve built churches and schools, hospitals and neighborhoods.

Even when many people believed that a Catholic could never be a true citizen of the United States, we’ve gathered together to do good. In 1882, in the midst of anti-Catholic bias, a parish priest brought Catholic men together to form the Knights of Columbus.

More than 130 years later, Knights continue to lead with faith, protect their families, serve others and defend their values. Last year alone, the brotherhood donated 75 million volunteer hours and $185 million to charity.

This Independence Day, join the Knights and celebrate your heritage as an American Catholic!

Yours truly,

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The IWKnights Electrical patrol!

From Steve Dickhut:

Hi fellows:

We are ready to begin the IWKnights Electrical patrol! The IWKnights, and anyone who wishes to volunteer, are forming a number of crews to work our way through the IW grade school building wing as we replace the fluorescent lighting tubes (FTs) with LED tubes. Essentially, on a fixture by fixture basis, we are removing the fluorescent tubes and ballasts then splicing back together a few wires which were cut during the removal process and then finally reinstalling LED tubes of the same size as the FTs back into the fixture.

This project will save the parish a significant amount of money in labor and annual utility costs. The LED tubes are estimated to last 50,000 hours each.

With Mike DiScala’s initiative, Tony Koester, Ed Ferder and myself spent the last several days working on a plan to execute the project. We intend to begin work on Thursday morning (7/5) and we have arranged entry into the school between 8AM to 8PM daily. We can work later into the evening but the doors will be locked for entry after 8PM. Its possible this project could take the remainder of the summer.

We want to form two types of working crews – each has a need for ladder and/or ground work. Here is a description of the two types of crews:

Breakdown & Restore Crew (B&R) will consist of at least one ladder-man and a floor-man or two. These crews will begin breakdown work in each classroom by: removing and storing the plastic lens covers, removing the metal wire covers, removing the two fluorescent lights in each fixture, snip the ballast wires and finally remove the ballast from the fixtures (2 screws). Estimated time per fixture is – 10 to 15 minutes. After the Wire crew completes its work in each classroom a B&R crew will return and reverse its earlier process and leave the fixture ready for its intended use. FYI, this morning – with 2 ladder-men and a floor-man – we broke-down the fixtures in one classroom in a time period of just less than an hour.

The Wire Crew will also consist of at least one ladder-man and a floor-man. On this crew, the ladder-man’s primary job is to splice the wires back together which were cut when the ballasts were removed and then test the power by inserting an LED tube. The floor-man’s job is to keep the the ladder-man on the ladder. There is no heavy work – just handing or receiving tools and misc materials plus switching the power on/off. Estimated time to “jump the wires” is 15 to 45 minutes per fixture (the large discrepancy time is due partially to the condition of the individual fixtures).Tony Koester has prepared an instruction sheet which explains how to splice the wires.

Let me reemphasize these points, 1) there is no heavy lifting and, 2) we need floor-men as much as ladder-men. The key issue is to get significant volunteer participation and to form a number of volunteer crews. We would like to form 4 or 5 of each crew type which can coordinate a time to work together – say, 2 or 3 hours at a time.

Any questions or if volunteering time please call, email or text me at the following contact points:

Thanks,

Steve Dickhut

(314) 409-6774

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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for July 1, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

The following is additional information regarding the review of a number of major issues which the Supreme Knight and staff discussed with state deputies during organizational meetings held in early June.  Attendees were state deputies from the United States, Canada, Poland, Mexico, Philippines and the Dominican Republic.

During the opening business session, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson spoke about the importance of the Knights’ charitable work and emphasized the importance of councils working closely with their pastors and parishes.  He also stressed the new ‘Faith in Action’ program model and its connection to our Building the Domestic Church priority (for explanation of these two important initiatives see the first of this series in the 6/17/18 Bulletin).

THE STRONG RIGHT ARM OF OUR PARISHES

“We pride ourselves in being called the strong right arm of the church.  We cannot do that unless our councils are the strong right arm of their parish priests.  That was Father McGivney’s dream--a team of men who would be there for their local pastor.”

CHARITY - DOING MORE

“When we tout our numbers, it's not numbers alone, it is lives changed and lives changed in ways that only we can do.  But as we go forward this year, let's do a little more.  Let's ask every council if they can do three, four or five percent more this year.  If we do, we are going to change thousands of more lives.”

ULTRASOUND INITIATIVE

“We are getting reports back that for every ultrasound machine we place, we are saving an average of two children a week.  That's 100 children a machine.  Where can you save 500 lives for $15,000?  Where can you save one life for $15,000?  And, if you talk about the legacy of being a grand knight or the legacy of your council - what if it is saving hundreds of babies?”

Follow the link on www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights to read the entire article published on www.KofC.org

Links Related to this week’s column:

  • Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, MD
    Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.


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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for June 24, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore was the main celebrant for this and the other Masses celebrated throughout the weekend. He was also the Homilist for each Mass.

We continue the review of a number of major issues which the Supreme Knight and staff discussed with state deputies during organizational meetings held in early June.  Attendees were state deputies from the United States, Canada, Poland, Mexico, Philippines and the Dominican Republic.

During the opening business session, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson spoke about the importance of the Knights’ charitable work and emphasized the importance of councils working closely with their pastors and parishes.  He also stressed the new ‘Faith in Action’ program model and its connection to our Building the Domestic Church priority (for explanation of these two important initiatives see the first of this series in the 6/17/18 Bulletin).

RESPONSIBILITY OF STATE DEPUTIES

“We've been entrusted by our brother Knights to guide this organization into the future, to guide its growth, and to guide its well-being.  And it's a heavy responsibility. If [the] Knights of Columbus is going to grow or decline in the local council. That's why we have to reach out and make sure that our local councils are active, that they have sustainable leadership, and that they understand the necessity of bringing new and more people in.”

BUILDING CATHOLICISM, NOT COLUMBIANISM

“What Father McGivney laid out was not the principles of a men's club or the principles of a secret society.  It was a principled way of life for men to live their Catholic faith.  We are not just building Columbianism, we are building Catholicism.  Let's think about being a Knight of Columbus like that.  And if we do, we understand that we are not just state deputies. Is that not the spiritual genius of Father McGivney?  To understand how to build a way of life for men that goes to the central core of what it means to be a Catholic: charity, unity, brotherhood.”

Follow the link on www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights to read the entire article published on www.KofC.org

Links Related to this week’s column:

  • Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, MD
    Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.


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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for June 17, 2018

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

In his address to the state deputies, Supreme Knight Anderson announced the 2017 charitable giving and volunteer hours and also discussed the new Faith in Action program and the call that they – as leaders – have to ensure the future of the Knights of Columbus.

Over the next several weeks we will review a number of major issues which the Supreme Knight and staff discussed with state deputies during organizational meetings held in early June.  Nearly 80 first and second year state deputies attended from the United States, Canada, Poland, Mexico, Philippines and the Dominican Republic.

During the opening business session, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson spoke about the importance of the Knights’ charitable work and emphasized the importance of councils working closely with their pastors and parishes.  He also stressed the new ‘Faith in Action’ program model and its connection to our Building the Domestic Church priority.

OUR NEW PROGRAM MODEL – FAITH IN ACTION

“What the Knights of Columbus is doing in thousands of different ways every day is putting our faith in action.  Putting our faith in action in ways that people see and understand and know bring value to people's lives, bring value to our communities, bring value to our country -whichever country we are living in.  So I urge every single council to embrace this program and to carry forward projects within each of these categories.”

BUILDING THE DOMESTIC CHURCH

“The domestic church is foundational to Faith in Action.  Pope Benedict told us that the church has three missions. It has a mission to pray, it has a mission to evangelize, and it has a mission of charity.  Our domestic church program simply says the Catholic family has the same mission.  It has the mission to pray together, it has the mission to build up each other in the faith, and it has the mission to practice charity among the members of the family and for the family to reach out to other families.  How many fewer individual Catholic families would be broken and suffering if we could get our families to pray more, build-up each other in the faith, forgive, and reconcile and practice charity?”

Follow the link on www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights to read the entire article published on www.KofC.org

Links Related to this week’s column:

  • Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, MD
    Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.


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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.


 

Prayers for Fr. Vowels

Sad news regarding past IW Pastor Fr. Timothy Vowels from IncarnateWord Parish........

Fr. Timothy Vowels at the IW Fat Friday Cajun Dinner and Party in 2016

Please pray for former Incarnate Word pastor Fr. Tim Vowels.

Received June 8, 2018

This week Fr. Vowels received news that the cancer in the meninges is spreading to his brain fluid. Father is managing this life ending disease with strength and grace and has anywhere from three months to as long as 7-8 months remaining. Father Vowels asks for your continued prayers.

If you would like to send a note to Fr. Vowels he can be reached at:

Fr. Tim Vowels
Mother of Good Counsel
6825 Natural Bridge Rd

St. Louis, MO 63121

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mr. Bryan V. Hewing
New Media Coordinator, & Webmaster, Incarnate Word Knights of Columbus Council #9981 (Chesterfield, MO)