IWKnights Bulletin insert for 2-5-17

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

The most recent Knights of Columbus-Marist poll finds support for abortion restrictions on both sides of the political aisle.

“Significant majorities of Americans oppose the use of tax dollars to fund abortions and want the Supreme Court to rule in favor of abortion restrictions, according to a new Marist Poll sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Americans overwhelmingly oppose the use of tax dollars to support abortion in other countries (83 percent).  More than six in 10 Americans (61 percent) also oppose the use of tax dollars to fund abortions in the United States.  This includes almost nine in 10 supporters of President Donald Trump (87 percent) and nearly four in 10 supporters of his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton (39 percent).

The poll demonstrates that there is a clear bipartisan consensus on limiting abortion to – at most – the first trimester, with a majority of Clinton supporters (55 percent) and more than nine in 10 supporters of President Trump (91 percent) saying they support such limits.

Among Americans overall, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) want abortion restricted to, at most, the first trimester.  Among those who want restrictions, 74 percent want the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of those restrictions.  This equates to about 55 percent of Americans who support such action by the Court.

Nearly six in 10 (59 percent) say it is either an immediate priority (34 percent) or an important one (25 percent) to limit abortion to the first trimester.  This includes 78 percent of Republicans and almost half of Democrats (47 percent).  Even among those who identify as pro-choice, more than four in 10 say restricting abortion is an immediate priority or important (44 percent).

‘There is a consensus in America in favor of significant abortion restrictions, and this common ground exists across party lines, and even among significant numbers of those who are pro-choice,’ said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.  ‘This poll shows that large percentages of Americans, on both sides of the aisle, are united in their opposition to the status quo as it relates to abortion on demand. This is heartening and can help start a new national conversation on abortion.’

Regardless of their views on whether abortion should remain legal, almost six in 10 Americans (59 percent) believe that abortion is morally wrong. This includes eight in 10 supporters of President Trump and nearly four in 10 supporters of Clinton (37 percent).

Nearly eight in 10 Americans (78 percent) think laws can protect both the well-being of a woman and the life of her unborn child.”  The poll was conducted in mid-December, 2016.

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Fat Friday and Fish Fry Season Right Around The Corner

Hi Guys,

The 2017 K of C Fish Fry Season is right around the corner and Council 9981 needs your help to make the seven week endeavor a success.

The fish fry season is typically held on seven Fridays during Lent, this year is different, this year we will have a Fat Friday Cajun Dinner Party on Friday February 24th and then have our normal fish fry on the following six Fridays. This email is to enlist help for the Fat Friday dinner only, we will send out another email for the following six Fridays.

Listed below are the times and jobs opportunities on Friday Feb 24 for the Fat Friday event.

3:00-7:00PM– Cooks in kitchen, need 4 cooks.
5:00-6:00PM– Set up of Kent Center – many hands needed
6:00-7:00PM– Food Runners to deliver food from LCH kitchen to the Kent Center, 2 runners needed
6:15-7:30PM – Food Servers, 13 servers needed.
6:00-7:30PM– Refreshment table ( Beer, Wine, Water, Soda) 4 individuals needed.
7:30-10:00PM-Refreshment table ( Beer, Wine, Water, Soda) 4 individuals needed.
7:30-9:30PM– Kitchen Cleanup- 6 individuals needed
10:00-10:30PM– Cleanup of Kent Center. Many hands needed to put away tables, chairs, and cleanup of Kent Center.

Below is a link to Sign Up Genius that will allow you to sign up to work the Fat Friday performing setup, serving line, refreshments and clean up, please take a minute to access the link and signup or contact me with times you can work. The kitchen work and food runners are not listed on the link below so please email or call me with times you can work. We are very fortunate and have some parish members that will also be helping with serving, setup and clean up of the Kent Center, you will see their names on the sign up genius link below.

I’ve also included the link below to the Fat Friday Cajun Dinner Party, it will be a fun event with awesome music and delicious food, if your not able to work on the serving line or in the kitchen please consider attending the dinner, family and friends are very much invited.

Thanks for your time and I look forward to working the upcoming Fridays with you,

Chris Williams



IWKnights Bulletin insert for 1-29-17


Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus? 
Since the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative launched Jan. 22, 2009 – the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade – hundreds of state and local councils have assisted qualified pregnancy care centers (PCCs) to obtain ultrasound machines.  Because of the high percentage of abortion-minded women who experience a change of heart after seeing their preborn child’s heartbeat or moving body via ultrasound, the machines play an important part in the PCCs’ lifesaving work.

When a council raises half the cost of an ultrasound machine – which starts at roughly $20,000 – the Supreme Council matches that amount through the Order’s Culture of Life Fund.

To date, the initiative has funded more than 750 ultrasound machines – valued at over $36 million – in all 50 states, as well as in Canada, Jamaica, Guatemala and Peru.  Jurisdictions with the most machines funded are Florida (59), California (48), Texas (48), Missouri (43) and Michigan (37).  The IW Knights were directly involved in the efforts to provide one of our pro-life partners with three of the Missouri ultrasounds and one in Illinois.

January is Pro-Life month.  During this month we are wrapping up our 2nd Baby Bottle Campaign here at Incarnate Word.  As usual our parishioners and friends of pro-life have provided significant funds to the three Street Ministries which our campaign was designed to support.  The accumulated funds were distributed to: ThriVe of St. Louis, Coalition for Life St. Louis and the Respect Life Apostolate of the St. Louis Archdiocese.

To date – from all sources – the Street Ministries will receive nearly $125,000The IW Knights thank our parishioners and the friends of pro-life for their generous donations!

Some of the information in this article was taken from an article in the KofC Columbia magazine.  You can find a link to the entire article by clicking here and on our Facebook  page (address below).

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.

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Take Action Today to End Taxpayer Funded Abortions

From Supreme Knight Carl Anderson…

Dear brother Knight,

Your action is needed to end taxpayer funded abortions!

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to permanently ban all taxpayer funding of abortion. We urge you to contact your member of Congress to express your support for this important legislation.

In 1976, our brother Knight Congressman Henry Hyde introduced a provision which prohibits any funds from Medicaid being used to pay for abortions. In the last 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has been renewed annually and has saved more than two million lives!

The important legislation that needs your support will make the Hyde Amendment permanent and will apply it across the federal government, not just to Medicaid. This will save even more innocent lives!

At our 134th Supreme Convention, we resolved “to speak out to our elected representatives about the need to enact legislation protecting human life.” I urge you to take that action today by contacting your member of Congress and telling them to vote YES on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

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IWKnights & Incarnate Word Parish Feed Homeless in Soulard

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

(ST. LOUIS, MO)  Yesterday, parishioners from Incarnate Word Parish in Chesterfield….including members of the IW Knights….went to Saints Peter & Paul Parish in the Soulard neighborhood in south St. Louis (City) yesterday evening to give the homeless in the area a warm meal as part of the its Peter and Paul Community Services program.

 According to the Incarnate Word Parish website….On the 20th of each month, Incarnate Word volunteers prepare, transport and serve a meal to the homeless clients of Peter & Paul Community Services, an ecumenical human service agency committed to providing transitional housing and supportive services to the homeless, especially those experiencing mental illness, HIV/AIDS or drug or alcohol addiction. Our group of volunteers provide a meal for up to 200 clients at Peter & Paul in the Soulard neighborhood. Volunteers are always needed. There are many opportunities for you to help with this ministry.  Dinner is served from 5:00pm-5:45pm on weekdays and Lunch is served 12:00pm-12:45pm on weekends Meals are served at the Sts. Peter & Paul’s Parish Hall, 816 Allen Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104. Volunteers park in the Parish Hall parking lot, which is diagonally opposite from the church. Enter the doors at the top of the staircase on the SE side of the building, which is by the dumpster. Follow the hallway into the kitchen. Meals Hall phone is 314-773-8486. 

Below are some pictures from yesterday……

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A little history on the Peter and Paul Community Services (PPCS) Meals program…..

Saints Peter & Paul Parish in the Soulard neighborhood in south St. Louis (City)

Saints Peter & Paul Parish in the Soulard neighborhood in south St. Louis (City)

Saints Peter & Paul Parish in the Soulard neighborhood in south St. Louis (City)

Like most grassroots movements that have endured, PPCS began when a group of concerned neighborhood volunteers responded to what had become a neighborhood issue.

In January of 1981, a local man who was homeless and known to the neighborhood was found frozen to death. The news of his passing inspired individuals from the community to reach out to others who were homeless and in need of help.

The community’s decision to become involved led to the opening of a “winter shelter” operated from the basement of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Soulard, where it continues today.

An ecumenical effort from the start, several faith communities formed partnerships in order to better organize, including the Catholic parishes of Sts. Peter and Paul and St. Vincent de Paul, Trinity Lutheran Church, and the Sai Baba community of St. Louis.

Soon it became apparent that more could be done.

Volunteers established a Meals Program to offer nourishment and a sense of community to those living on low income in the neighborhood and beyond. Today, that program feeds over 30,000 meals each year, and is open to families, seniors, veterans, and those who are homeless.

(More at http://www.ppcsinc.org/history_s/1828.htm).

According to Peter and Paul Community Services (PPCS) Meals program, Every day from the 2nd through the 21st of each month, a free meal is served in the Parish Mid-Level Hall. These homemade meals are served to the residents of the shelter, as well as to families and individuals in the Soulard area, who may be on limited or fixed incomes. PPCS says that they have between 80 and 200 guests who dine with us each day.

On a personal note…..this is the first time I went down to help out at the Peter and Paul Community Services (PPCS) Meals program feeding the homeless on Incarnate Word Parish’s day.  It was something that i had wanted to do for a long time, but was never able to do due to scheduling reasons (work, personal, etc.).  it a very selfless, humbling, and very fulfilling thing to do on the 20th of every month (or any other day for that matter).  I highly recommend that you consider going down to help out, or if you cannot, donate food to have sent down to the Peter and Paul Community Services (PPCS) Meals program to be served to the homeless.

For more information, you can go to the following websites:

IWKnights Bulletin insert for 1-22-17

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Fmr. Congressman Henry Hyde

Fmr. Congressman Henry Hyde

“Henry Hyde was among the most ardent, eloquent and effective defenders of the unborn in U.S. history.  So it is no exaggeration to say that the late U.S. Representative from Illinois was the greatest American champion in the most important human rights struggle of our time – namely, the fight for equal justice under law for the unborn child.  Though he died in 2007, and the legislative achievement bearing his name – the Hyde Amendment – was enacted by Congress more than 40 years ago,  Henry Hyde’s work and witness remain as vital as ever in the continuing effort to build a world in which every child, born and unborn, is protected by law and welcomed into life.

Born and bred a New Deal Democrat, Hyde switched parties in 1952 out of concern about communism and voted for Eisenhower.  In 1955, he joined the Knights of Columbus as a member of Father McDonald Council 1911 in Elmhurst, Ill.  He won a seat in the state legislature in 1966, and in 1974 he won a race for the Sixth Congressional District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served for the next 22 years.

As a state legislator he was once inclined to co-sponsor a bill legalizing abortion, because he had never fully considered the issue.  Once he studied the bill, Hyde changed his mind and led the opposition to defeat it.  By the time he arrived in Washington, D.C., he was an ardent defender of the unborn.  Indeed, in the eyes of pro-life supporters, Hyde was the right man at the right place at the right time.

Just one year earlier, in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade declared that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution – enacted in 1868 to reverse America’s shameful failure to respect the inalienable dignity of all human beings – precludes extending the equal protection of the laws to the unborn child.  Specifically, Roe fabricated a constitutional right to abortion (nested in a larger “right to privacy”) and simultaneously declared that the unborn child is beyond the reach of the U.S. Constitution’s basic protections.

Read with its lesser-known companion case decided the same day, Doe v. BoltonRoe in effect held that the Constitution forbids meaningful limits on abortion throughout every stage of pregnancy.  The consequences of Roe v. Wade and its jurisprudential successors have brought corrosion and corruption of the rule of law – and a death toll approaching 60 million – to the United States.

The Hyde Amendment entrenched in law the commonsense notion that, at a minimum, taxpayers should not be made to pay for abortions, nor should the federal government incentivize abortion for those in poverty.”

The foregoing piece is part of an article found in the KofC Columbia magazine.  You can also find a link to the entire article on our Facebook page.  Find us at www.IWKnights.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/IWknights9981

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.

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 and the booklets Rack are FREE.

Bridget on the Allman Report Tonight…chilling update!

From Bridget at ThriVe…….

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


Media Alert: BREAKING, Bridget on Allman Report Monday…chilling update!

Bridget appears on the The Allman Report on ABC30 Monday at 5pm and 10pm  (and 6:30am Tomorrow morning) to unpack St. Louis Politicians’ shocking proclamation of Abortion Sanctuary City.