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  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • United States
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What KC Council do you belong to?
This IowaKofC.org profile page serves as the official Cedar Rapids Knights (Council 5544) website. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Simply scroll up and down to get information about our Council. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| If you are a practical (practicing) Catholic man, age 18 or older, we welcome you to join the leading organization of Catholic laymen in the world. Click on the following link for more information on joining the Knights of Columbus: https://www.kofc.org/un/en/membership/join/prospective.html
What is the name of your Parish?
Saint Jude's (http://www.judes.org/), Cedar Rapids
What degree in the KC's have you attained?
Council 5544 is diverse and has members who have achieved all four degrees. The first degree is the introductory and initiation lesson, whereas the second (formation in the Faith and the Order) and third (Knighthood) degrees increase a member's knowledge of the Faith and of the Order and move him toward full knighthood. The fourth and final degree (http://iowakofc.org/page/4th-degree-membership) is the Order's Patriotic Degree and is emblematic of the Order by virtue of the characteristic chapeaux, capes, swords, etc., that fourth-degree members wear when participating in honor guards (http://iowakofc.org/page/4th-degree-color-corps-1).
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ABOUT CEDAR RAPIDS COUNCIL 5544

Council Leadership & Contact Information:

Council email address: koc5544@aol.com
Meeting location and time: St. Jude's Parish Center on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Rosary at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:00.
Grand Knight: Christopher J. Zaugg, 2216 Chandler St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-1631, 319-365-2830, cbzaugg@imonmail.com
Deputy Grand Knight: Jeff Freilinger
Chaplain: Fr. Mark Reasoner
Insurance field agent: Walker Bormann
District Deputy: Russell Yount

About Council 5544:

Charter date: April 5, 1964

If you are a practical (practicing) Catholic man, age 18 or older, we welcome you to join the leading organization of Catholic laymen in the world. Click here for more information on joining the Knights of Columbus.

If you want to get a website/profile operating for your Council or Assembly, click here for an instructional video. For more information and discussion on this issue, click here. [Kudos to Marty Stratton (IowaKofC.org webmaster) for helping to get the 5544 website up and running. In thanksgiving, please take some time to visit Brother Marty's business website.]

Links:

---->>The Witness is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (AoD). All members of the Knights of Columbus in the AoD should subscribe to The Witness to get information directly from our Bishop and to have access to local, State, national, and international Catholic and other news. Click here to subscribe to The Witness.
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--->>Old Cedar Rapids 5544 website.

Council 5544 Mission Statement and Prayer:

The Knights of Columbus was founded by Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney, a New Haven parish priest, in 1882. The organization was formed to provide charitable outreach and care for the financial well being of Catholic families, focusing on the protection of widows and orphans, and on strengthening the faith of its members. It has grown into the world’s largest lay Catholic organization, with more than 1.8 million members throughout North and Central America, the Philippines, the Caribbean and Europe. The enormous force for good of the nearly 15,000 Knights of Columbus councils donated more than $1.5 billion and 682 million hours of service over the last decade to various charitable causes.  Council 5544 follows in this tradition in our local area, and we ask for the prayers of our guardian angels, Saint Benedict, Saint Joseph, the blessed Virgin Mary under the title of our Lady of Guadalupe, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney (founder of the Knights of Columbus), and all people as we try to help our brothers and sisters in the service of our Lord Jesus the Christ.  May the Holy Spirit come upon our Council and all people such that we may serve our heavenly Father in Truth and Justice.  Amen.

Prayer of An Iowa Knight

This website is dedicated to the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney, to Christopher Columbus(1, 2) and, most importantly, to Saint Mary, most holy Mother of the Church

Cedar Rapids 5544's News Updates

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At 8:30am on November 3, 2015, M said…

Looking forward to more News Updates, Photos, and Events to be posted on this website!

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At 11:40am on August 16, 2015, District 15 Knights said…


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