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Join Club 150

The Club 150 program is rolling along with a number of new members. Click here to sign up and pay online before the next $500 drawing and the grand finale $3,000 drawing in the fall!

On May 22, a group of Club 150 members assembled for the second $500 drawing of the year. Fr. Rich drew Ted Naegel’s number and the rest is history. Ted was presented the $500 check at the May Council meeting. Congratulations, Ted!

At the June 16 awards dinner, the Knights were pleased to present two contributions to our pastor, $5,000 for the parish and $5,000 for the parish school!

Our third $500 winner was drawn by Fr. Rich on Aug. 27, among a standing-room-only crowd of energetic onlookers. The winning number drawn belonged to Susan Kern, who was pleasantly surprised to find out that her husband Rick had purchased her a winning membership.

Special Bonus Drawing Added

Due again to the popular response to the Club 150 program we have added a SPECIAL $500 BONUS DRAWING on October 8, which will bring the total prize money up to $5,000. The GRAND PRIZE DRAWING of $3,000 will take place in November.

If you’re not in the 2022 program now’s a good time to join. And don’t forget to tell a friend, as many parishioners do not know about the program. Give them a chance to join in and have some fun while helping our parish, school, and community!

Golf Tourney Approaches

Everyone’s excited about this year’s Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament, taking place Monday, Sept. 26, at Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka! The tournament benefits the Ascension Little School, The Academy of St. Louis, and our Knights of Columbus General Charity Fund. All the 144 golf slots are filled and we have a full complement of volunteers from the Knights, Ladies Auxiliary, and others!

Sponsorships remain available at several levels. Click here for the registration flyer.

We want to thank our current sponsors:

Gold Sponsors
Arco Construction/Hank Bellina
Don Kelley

Silver Sponsors
Maddog Maintenance LLC/Brian Fenili
Edward Jones/Tim Price
Hometown Floors/Matthew Foulon
IBM Hybrid Cloud & AI/Cliff Koch
Lou Fusz Automotive Group/Patrick Fusz
Moneta Group/Anthony Dorn
Walsh Real Estate/Dustin Walsh
Wells Fargo Advisors/ John, Bret & Michele Carter
Walker McClellan/ KofC Field Agent

Food & Beverage Sponsors
Anheuser-Busch
Chick-fil-A

Hole Sponsors
Dave Copeland Family
Dan & Laura Duffy
Brandon Duncan & Family
Dave Duncan & Family
Tim & Kathy Ferguson
Emma Ferguson
Kevin & Ann Gallen
Jerry & Gloria Lamoureux
Deacon John and Clare Marino
Robert & Janet Waters
Dr. John & Sherry Wood
30 Plan Corp – Jessie Weiss
40 Days for Life September 29th – Ted & Majorie Naegel
Ascension Catholic Church – Fr. Molini
MH Berg & Associates – Mike Berg
The Bug Doctor – Langdon Nauert
Caldwell Banker – Lavern Thoman
Crown Packaging – Don Hoffman
The Dean Team – Bob Chitwood
Edward Jones – Joe Klug
Fielder Electrical Services – Matt & Paula Fielder
Five Angels Foundation – Denny St. John
Gamma Tree – Tim Gamma
JB Accounting Services – Jennifer Boul
KOC Women’s Auxiliary – Nancy Kolaz
LPL Bridgewater Asset Management – Lisa Filla
Morgan Stanley – Dan Naert
The Odefelein Family, “Semper Fi”
Psychologists & Educators- Alan & Sandy Politte
Respect Life Committee – Greg Miller
Schrader Funeral Home
Signs & More – Tim Walsh
Special Inspections & Design – Steve Fultz
Syberg’s (Chesterfield)
Water Pro – Sean Livingston
Welsch Heating & Cooling- Denise Webb
Woodlake Dental – Dr. Paul Edgerley

Family Hole Sponsors
Mike Collins (in Honor of Joe Gegg)
Pat & Don Durand
Mike Nugent
Ed & Laverne Thoman




Program Helps New Moms

By Deputy Grand Knight Tim Lewis

As members of Knights of Columbus we have a long history of supporting Life. Our Supreme Knight, Patrick Kelly, recently said that “One of the most important tasks God has given us at this moment is to advance the cause of life.”  Since 2009, the Knights have purchased over 163 Ultrasound machines valued over $75 million, and we will now embark on our latest mission and programs in this area, titled ASAP.

ASAP (Assistance and Support After Pregnancy) will focus our support and resources targeted to raise funds for Maternity Homes and Pregnancy Support Centers. Brief details follow:

Assistance and Support After Pregnancy describes the Knights of Columbus’ efforts to support pregnant women, mothers and their new children by serving pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes. These pro-life, non-profits are lifelines to women and babies in need and offer essential services that make the difference between a baby being aborted and a baby being born in a supportive environment. Pregnancy resource centers provide assistance to nearly 2 million clients each year. In 2021, Knights donated $4.6 million and 469,000 volunteer hours to support these centers and the women and children they serve through cash donations and community service activities such as baby and maternity item drives. These life-saving organizations would not be able to provide the level of assistance women and children need without support from our Order and collaborating parish communities. Through the ASAP initiative, councils can now contribute even more support. For every $500 a council donates to a qualifying pregnancy resource center or maternity home (up to $2,000), the Supreme Council will donate $100 more. Visit kofc.org/asap for resources.

Click here for more information. Much more information and review of these programs will come at our upcoming Council meetings! 

Fourth Degree – September 17

A Fourth Degree exemplification will be held at the Airport Hilton on Saturday, Sept. 17. Details here. This is a great opportunity to bring Brother Knights into the Fourth Degree and reach full knighthood in our order. The Fourth Degree is the Patriotic Degree and is one of the best retention tools that we have: Nearly 90% of members who join the Fourth Degree remain Knights. There are no virtual Zoom degrees scheduled at this time, and the next live degree event is scheduled for March 2023 in Kansas City.

Monday Night Football Pool

For a $25 donation, Knights and others will receive a booklet that enters them into a pool of other donors for Monday Night Football games. The final score will determine a winner who will receive $60. You don’t even have to know how to play football, and you can win more than once. Your booklet is valid for 20 games (16 Monday Night games and four playoff games). If you are interested, please contact Gerard Marshall at gerard.marshall@sbcglobal.net or (314) 303-6250. The net proceeds will go to the Ascension Little School and other Knights charities.  If you are so inclined, please tell your relatives and friends about this charity.  It’s fun and helps a worthy cause!