Dear Worthy State Deputy Jon Aldrich. Dear Worthy Supreme Director Paul Lambert. Dear Brother Knights. Friends all.
We gather as Catholic men, bonded in faith, challenged to unity, charity, fraternity, and patriotism. At this 115th annual meeting of the Iowa Jurisdiction of the Knight of Columbus, we thank God for our faith.
Last evening we had a wonderful meal together. Indeed, a banquet. This evening we will again gather and share a banquet. This…Continue
Today we had an interesting gospel, the last (21st) chapter of John’s gospel. Actually, there is, of course, only one gospel—the gospel of Jesus Christ, but it comes to us from four sources.
Today we meet seven of the disciples. They go fishing, and fish all night, and catch nothing. Have you ever worked hard at a project or task and come up completely empty handed? No doubt that has happened to all of us. That is the course of life.
At the first…Continue
Dear Brother Knights:
Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Msgr. Gerald Stessman who died Monday, April 4, 2016, and was a Faithful Friar of the Fourth Degree for many years and a Faithful Friar of the Dowling Assembly.
Below please find a copy of the obituary from the Iles Funeral Home website:
Msgr. Gerald J. Stessman, 83, died Monday, April 4th at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy…Continue
Today is Founder's Day, the anniversary of the founding of our esteemed order by Father Michael J. McGivney. We thank God for his witness to meeting the needs of Catholic families by starting an organization to help the widows and orphans of Catholic men, and to counter the anti-Catholic sentiments which were strong in early American history.
Thank-you Father McGivney for the heritage you left us as a legacy. May we treasure that legacy and make it grow by our own dedicated…Continue