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What KC Council do you belong to?
|||||||||||||||This profile page serves as the Council 2073 website.|||||||||||||||Simply scroll up and down to get information about our Council.|||||||||||||||Many thanks to Marty Stratton ( webmaster) for helping to get this Council website up and running. Be sure to visit Marty's website (|||||||||||||||[Note: Ossian is the headquarters for Council 2073, District 8, and Davis Assembly 0271.]
What is the name of your Parish?
(1) Saint Francis de Sales, Ossian (; (2) Saint Aloysius, Calmar; (3) Our Lady of Seven Dolors, Festina. Ossian Knights meet in the Ossian parish gathering space in the Church building
What degree in the KC's have you attained?
Members of Council 2073 have achieved the first, second, third, or 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 ( 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 ( Council 4208 members who have achieved the Fourth Degree are usually members of Davis Assembly 0271 (
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Ossian Knights's News Updates

"Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society."--Saint Francis de Sales

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 1:01am 0 Comments

"Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society."

Saint Francis de Sales…


Ossian Knights Chaplain Has Youtube Channel

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 10:12pm 1 Comment

Father Robert Gross, chaplain for Ossian Knights Council 2073, now has his own youtube channel where his weekly homilies and reflections can be found. Be sure to check it out and bookmark it. Click on the link below to view the channel and his videos.

Ossian Knights Council 2073 Grand Knight and District 8 Warden John Zweibahmer selected to attend Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 1:54pm 1 Comment

Council 2073 Grand Knight John Zweibahmer was selected by the delegates to the Iowa Knights of Columbus State Convention (Coralville, Iowa, 11 April 2015) to represent the State of Iowa at the summer Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In addition to acting as Council 2078 Grand Knight, Zweibahmer also serves as the Warden for District 8 (northeast Iowa), and Zweibahmer is also an active member and officer in …


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-->About Ossian Council 2073

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-->Council 2073 Mission Statement and Prayer


Meeting Information:

The Ossian Knights' (Council 2073) regular meeting is on the first Monday of each month in Saint Francis de Sales' parish hall.

For regular meetings:
8 pm
For "Travel Gavel" meetings:
7 pm
"Travel Gavel" meetings are usually held in January and/or February.  The "Travel Gavel" is presented to a Council in northeast Iowa for best membership showing at meetings with other Councils. Travel Gavel points are added up over the fraternal year, and the northeast Iowa Council with the most points earns the Travel Gavel. Attending Travel Gavel meetings is a way to learn what other Councils are doing, and winning the Travel Gavel is a source of pride for the Council. Attending Travel Gavel meetings is a wonderful manifestation of Christian unity and fraternity.

Council meetings and degree exemplifications are open ONLY to members of the Knights of Columbus.  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.

About Ossian Council 2073:

This section is under construction.

--Men prayerfully and quietly leading lives of charitable service to their families and the Church as workers and citizens in fraternal unity with their brother Knights
--and more

Council Leadership & Contact Information:

This section is under construction. For information, contact the Grand Knight.

Council email address:
Council address:
John Zweibahmer(Acting Grand Knight, 563 419 8653,
Jake Holthaus (Deputy Grand Knight)
Fr. Gross(Chaplain)
Wally Witt (Council Insurance Agent, phone, email)
John Zweibahmer(District Deputy, 563 419 8653,
Council 2073 temporary webmaster: M. Contact the temporary webmaster if you have an interest in being the regular webmaster for this Profile Page (website).


Link 1---->>Recruitment leaflet.  This can be modified to suit the needs of a council or member and printed up and sliced to make slips suitable for carrying in one's wallet and, when one encounters a prospective member, a slip with the member's name and contact info on it can be given to the prospect, and the prospect's name and contact info can be jotted down on a second slip so that the member can contact the prospect again at a later date.  This sometimes seems to break the ice when discussing the KC's with a potential member.

Link 2---->>Iowa Knight Life weekly radio/podcast program.  Click here to visit the Iowa Knight Life website and listen to podcasts of this weekly Knights of Columbus radio program produced right here in Iowa.

Link 3---->>Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney Guild.  There is no cost to join the Guild, and there are no meetings.  Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney is the founder of the Knights of Columbus.  "The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild serves as a source for information about the life, works and spirituality of Father McGivney. The Guild distributes informational materials about him, receives reports of favors granted through his intercession and oversees the distribution of relics. Guild members receive regular updates on the progress of Father McGivney's cause for canonization and are invited to participate in promoting devotion to this Servant of God. Members of the Knights of Columbus are not automatically Guild members and must elect to join the Guild. The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild Newsletter is published bimonthly except July- August, and is sent free to Guild members" (from the Guild website).

Link 4---->>Natural Family Planning (NFP).  Click here for Knights of Columbus information on NFP.  Click here for United States Conference of Catholic Bishops information on NFP.

Link 5---->>National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

Link 6---->>OssianKnights private online group.  If you're a member of Council 2073 and have a profile (account) on the website, you may click here to request to join this group.

Council 2073 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.  The Ossian Knights of Columbus Council 2073 follows in this tradition in our local area, and we ask for the prayers of our guardian angels, Saint Francis de Sales, 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.

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At 11:58pm on April 14, 2017, District 15 Knights said…

John Zweibahmer, PGK for Ossian, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Iowa Knights of Columbus:

At 9:36pm on December 26, 2016, District 15 Knights said…

District 8 District Deputy John Zweibahmer attends Waukon Knights' 2016 Christmas party

At 11:37am on December 20, 2016, District 15 Knights said…
At 7:41pm on January 31, 2016, M said…

DELICIOUS breakfast today!

At 5:54pm on January 10, 2016, Ossian Knights said…

Ossian is the headquarters for Council 2073, District 8, and Davis Assembly 0271.

At 1:54pm on November 10, 2015, Davis Assembly said…
At 9:44pm on November 8, 2015, Ossian Knights said…
At 2:46pm on November 2, 2015, Ossian Knights said…

Ossian Knights meet tonight.

At 11:36pm on August 9, 2015, Decorah Knights said…

Why join the Knights of Columbus:

Q & A for prospective members:

TANGIBLE REWARDS ($$$, insurance, and other benefits) for you and your family through membership in the Knights of Columbus:

FREE member/family insurance benefits simply by virtue of membership in the Knights of Columbus:

At 9:12pm on March 29, 2015, M said…

Eagerly awaiting updates on this website.  ;-)


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