Booze for Golf Tournament

To All Council Members,

We are going to raffle a booze bucket full of spirits and beer. Therefore we are asking each council member to bring a bottle of their favorite spirits or twelve pack of their favorite craft or domestic beer to the next council meetings from now to the September meeting to be added to the the booze bucket to be raffled off at the golf tournament..

Please consider both of these requested booze donations to make the upcoming golf tournament a success.

Thanks for your help in this matter,

The Golf Committee

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Please See the Movie “Unplanned”

An extremely important movie opened in limited theaters this week. The movie is Unplanned, a powerful pro-life film depicting the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director turned national pro-life advocate and author. The movie also carries a message of hope, conversion, and redemption for anyone in need of God's grace and mercy. "What Abby saw changed everything." Visit www.unplannedfilm.com/ for general info about the movie and links to local theaters and show times. Some sneak previews were shown earlier this week but it officially opens on today, March 29, and how long it stays in theaters is dependent on ticket sales.

Some generous donors have paid for as many as 3000 tickets so that folks can view the movie for free. The web-site is being updated as theaters are added, so be sure to check back for additional locations and times as additional showings are added when free tickets will be made available. All you have to do is register on-line for the showing of your choice at www.unplannedstl.com/. Note that as 7:30 am on Fri March 29,several showings are already sold out but some showings for today are still available. So check the web-site as soon as you can to get tickets and go back to the web-site to watch for updates as additional theaters are added.

This could be a game changer. Everyone needs to see it - regardless of their views on this topic. Please see this movie and invite fellow parishioners, family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc, to see it. Ticket sales will dictate how long it is kept at theaters and whether it is spread to even more theaters.

Also, it does come with an "R" rating and below is a letter from Abby Johnson regarding the MPAA's reason for the rating and the content of the movie.


 

Abby Johnson

 

Ashley Bratcher, who stars as Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson, reacts on 'Fox & Friends.'

Dear Parents,

I wanted to take a few minutes before my movie, Unplanned, comes out in theaters to talk to you. Mom-to-mom. Parent- to- parent. As you know, the movie received an R rating from the MPAA, and I imagine that may make you nervous about allowing your children to see it. Setting aside that, it feels a little weird to have a movie made about my life, and even weirder to be told that my life is “rated R.” I want to tell you, as a mother, what you can expect from the film: The movie does not have profanity. The Lord’s Name is not taken in vain or disrespected. There is no nudity, no immodesty, and certainly no sex or “suggestive” moments. None.

So why the R rating? For two scenes. Two scenes that the movie team was determined to re-create accurately, at my insistence, because they are important for people to see. The first is a CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) recreation of what I saw on the ultrasound screen when I assisted in the abortion procedure that convinced me of the humanity of the unborn. You will see what I saw: a baby on an ultrasound screen in black and white 2D. You will see the abortion instrument, which looks like a big straw in real life and like a dark line on the ultrasound, introduced onto the screen. You will see the baby struggle against it. You will see the baby first slowly, then quickly disappear into the instrument as it does what it is designed to do. It is important for you to know that this was a CGI recreation and NOT footage from a real abortion. But it sure looks like what I saw. I think this scene is so important for teenagers and older children to see because it tells the truth about what our culture keeps trying to insist is a “right” and a “freedom.” No one will be able to see this scene and then say they “don’t know” the truth about abortion.

The second scene that was cited as a reason for the R rating is a scene that re-creates my awful experience with the abortion pill. Ashley, the actress who plays me, did a fantastic job capturing both my physical pain and my fear. I won’t lie to you; that scene shows some blood. In real life I hemorrhaged so badly I thought I was going to die. The movie captures that without being gratuitous or gory. I think the producers walked that line well.

The rest of the film is not as intense as those two scenes. It will make you laugh, make you cringe, gasp, cry, and cheer- all the things a good movie should. The difference with Unplanned is that it has the potential to change and save lives in the process.

So, should you take your kids to see this movie? I can’t decide for you, but I will tell you that my twelve-year old daughter will see it. I can tell you my friends who have pre-screened the film plan on bringing their 10, 11, and 12-year olds along with their teenagers to see it, and I hope you will do the same. Our children are of the generation who is being lost to abortion. This is personal for them too. They are likely to hear and see more graphic content in most school health classes! I guess what I’m trying to say is, this movie is authentic. Yes, it’s a movie about abortion, but even more so, it’s a movie about the truth of forgiveness, repentance, and redemption, because that is what the story of my life, is really about.

See you at the movies.

Sincerely,
Abby Johnson

Webmaster's note:

Click on the Button to read the Op-Ed by Abby Johnson on the movie on the Fox News Channel Website called Abby Johnson: ‘Unplanned’ is my story and you can't unsee it and to see Ashley Bratcher, who stars as Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson in the movie as she reacts to the movie getting an unexpected R Rating.

Please See the Movie “Unplanned”

Brother Knights and Ladies,

An extremely important movie is coming to limited theaters this week. The movie is Unplanned, a powerful pro-life film depicting the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director turned national pro-life advocate and author. The movie also carries a message of hope, conversion, and redemption for anyone in need of God’s grace and mercy. "What Abby saw changed everything." Visit www.unplannedfilm.com/ for general info about the movie and links to local theaters and show times. It officially opens on March 29 and how long it stays in theaters is dependent on ticket sales.

There are also some sneak previews at certain theaters this week. Some generous donors have paid for as many as 3000 tickets so that folks can view the movie for free. The web-site is being updated as theaters are added for sneak previews, so be sure to check back for additional locations and times of the sneak previews and other showings when free tickets will be made available. All you have to do is register on-line for the showing of your choice at www.unplannedstl.com/. Note that as 5 pm on Wed March 27,several showings are already sold out so check the web-site as soon as you can to get tickets and go back to the web-site to watch for updates as additional theaters are added.

This could be a game changer. Everyone needs to see it – regardless of their views on this topic. Please see this movie (either sneak previews or when it opens later this week) and invite fellow parishioners, family and friends to see it, too. Ticket sales will dictate how long it is kept at theaters and whether it is spread to even more theaters.

Ted Juen

IW 40 Days for Life Adopt-a-Day – April 13

To All Council Members,

Please see the information below and see if you can join the group for Incarnate Word's 40 Days for Life Adopt-a-Day. Incarnate Word's adopt a day is on Saturday, April 13 from 7:00am to 7:00pm. If you can spend an hour or two on that day it would be greatly appreciated by the Pro-Life Committee.

Thanks for your time,

Jeff


Dear fellow leaders of Incarnate Word Parish ministries,

Cindy Reznikov and Christy McCollom recently attended a 40 Days for Life leadership meeting hosted by the Coalition for Life.  Members of the Ascension Parish Men's Club spoke at the meeting about their successful efforts to increase their parish participation at their parish 40 Days for Life Adopt-a-Day.  Ascension Men's Club, which organizes their parish Adopt-a-Day, asked the parish ministries to each adopt one hour to cover the sidewalk on the day of their Adopt-a-Day.  Ascension was able to increase their parish participation last fall to 120 participants at their prayer vigil. Their goal this spring is 144 participants.  This is a very impressive number as our parish had 45 participants last fall at our Adopt-a-Day.  Our goal this spring is 60!

We decided to give this strategy a try at our own parish for our upcoming parish 40 Days for Life Adopt-a-Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 13th.  These prayer vigils truly save lives.  Here is the story of an encounter I had during the fall 2015 40 Days for Life prayer vigil, while praying on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood.

A woman pulled her car over to the curb and  said to me “I want you to know you all are making a difference”.  I told her thank you for stopping to share such kind words with us and then she said “Can I show you something?”  She showed me a picture on her cell phone of a beautiful baby boy of about 8 months with a big smile on his precious face.  The woman said this was a picture of her son, her 4th child.  She told me she came to Planned Parenthood to abort this baby because they didn’t think they could take on another child.  But she said “because you all were here I changed my mind.”  I was at that moment convicted by the power of prayerful witness on the sidewalk.   She again said “you all are making a difference and I have my son because of you.”  What gift can compare to such encounter?  I’ve certainly been convicted that “All things are possible through Him” when we cooperate.

May we ask for your ministry's help in this most worthy life saving prayer vigil? Our adopt-a-day begins at 7am and ends at 7pm on Saturday, April 13.  Will your ministry consider adopting one hour on that day to cover the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood with prayer?

If you would like a member of the parish pro-life committee to speak for 3-5 minutes at an upcoming meeting we would be happy to come.   Thank you so much for your consideration of this effort to save babies and save their mothers from a lifetime of regret.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Peace be with you,
Christy McCollom & Cindy Reznikov

IW – Adoration Closing 3/2

Due to the winter weather advisory, the chapel will be closed from Saturday, March 2 at 9 pm until Monday, March 4 at 9 am.

We are working to make the best decision possible to keep everyone safe and appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the continuous winter weather.

Adoration Closing

Good evening Adorers. Father has decided to close the chapel overnight. It will re-open tomorrow at 9 am.

Sincerely Yours,

Mr Bryan V. Hewing

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IWKnights Valentine’s Brunch

To All Council Members and Ladies Auxiliary,

We want to extend this invitation to all of the Council Members and the Ladies Auxiliary to please consider attending the upcoming Valentine’s Brunch with your spouse or significant other.

WHAT: VALENTINE’S BRUNCH — CATERED BREAKFAST

WHEN: FEBRUARY 17th (SUNDAY MORNING]

TIME: 10:15 AM — AFTER THE 8:45 MASS & ROSARY

WHERE: LOWER CHURCH HALL

MENU: BACON, SAUSAGE, CHEESY EGGS, BERRY

FRUIT SALAD,

O’BRIEN POTATOES, YOGURT, & STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

COST: $18 PERSON, $36 A COUPLE

BRING YOUR LOVELY SPOUSE & ENJOY A DELICIOUS BRUNCH!!

RSVP: By Wednesday, Feb 13th, to Eric Bergmann at bergy2844 or 636-532-7017.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE FOR A GREAT MORNING OF FELLOWSHIP.

IW – Adoration Closing

Due to the weather forecast, the Adoration Chapel will close on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6:00 pm and will re-open on Monday, Feb. 11 at noon.

Holy Spirit Assembly: Funeral Arrangements for Pat & John Bacheldor

From Holy Spirit Assembly:

Hello fellow Holy Spirit Assembly Sir Knights.

We just received the schedule for Pat & John’s funeral arrangements:

4-8pm on Monday, February 11, viewing at Schrader Funeral Home (14960 Manchester Rd. Ballwin, phone 636-227-5511). Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will hold a short prayer service (7pm anticipated start time).

10am on Tuesday, February 12, funeral at Ascension Church (230 Santa Maria Dr, Chesterfield, MO, phone 636-532-3304). Choir & Honor Guard will be present.

It is my understanding that a refreshment reception will be held in the Ascension Multi-Purpose Room following the funeral.

1pm on Tuesday, February 12, burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Knights Honor Guard will be present.

The Knights Honor Guard as well as the Ascension Church & Holy Spirit Choir members will receive additional detail via their organizations.

Do not hesitate to write or call me with any questions or comments.

The family appreciates everyone’s continuing thoughts & prayers.

Thank you.

Joe Burleski

Faithful Navigator
Holy Spirit Assembly #3588

IW – Adoration Closing

The Adoration Chapel will remain closed until Thursday, January 31 at 9:30 am. There will be no Benediction tonight.