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Feeding the Hungry; A Corporal Work of Mercy

On Feeding the Hungry, by Assistant State Chaplain for the Sioux City Diocese Father Randy Schon

Jesus told many parables about a final judgment in which there would be a separation of good and evil. It is in Matthew 25 that Jesus specifies his main criteria for this separation. When the king welcomes the good people to his kingdom, he begins by saying, "For I was hungry, and you gave me food" (Matthew 25: 35). Jesus then lists several other works of mercy that were performed by…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on October 18, 2016 at 9:12am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Oct. 14, 2016

What should we be looking for in leaders?

“Those with political responsibilities must not forget or underestimate the moral dimension of political representation, which consists in the commitment to share fully in the destiny of the people and to seek solutions to social problems. In this perspective, responsible authority also means authority exercised with those virtues that make it possible to put power into…


Added by Tom Chapman on October 14, 2016 at 11:59am — No Comments

Proposers Challenge - 2016 First Quarter Results

 Announcing the winners of our first quarter proposer's challenge.

Recall the contest rules:

How - to be Eligible: Submit completed, signed form 100 with proposer name

Each Quarter the 5 highest recruiters (minimum of two (2) new members to qualify) will receive cash Prizes in the following denominations:

  1. Most Men Recruited- $300.00
  2. Second Highest Recruited -$200.00
  3. Third Highest Recruited -$150.00
  4. Fourth Highest Recruited…

Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on October 13, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

GO PRIEST. Is Jesus calling you?

Added by District 8 Knights on October 10, 2016 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Recruiting Webinar

See message below about an opportunity to learn more about recruiting new members to the order.

Vivat Jesus,

Waukon Knights

Dear Brother Knight,

Whether you’re an officer or a member, you are are invited to join us for a special live VIDEO webinar on Oct. 22, 2016, titled “Effective Recruitment: For Recruiters — By Recruiters.”

If you’ve recruited dozens of members or…


Added by Waukon Knights on October 10, 2016 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

Its Church Drive Season - Is Your's in Full Swing?

This past week-end your state membership director helped conduct a church drive at St Patrick's Parish in Dunlap.

What is a Church Drive?

       The Knights of Columbus designates two periods each year when every council is encouraged to conduct a Church drive. During these weekends, one in October and one in March, all councils are asked to conduct the drive in each parish they serve. The church drive may be the most effective way of presenting our…


Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on October 10, 2016 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

Columbus Day Degree Challenge -- Bonus

Iowa’s Degree Challenge Event

When- October 9th through October 16th 2016

What- Columbus Day Degree Challenge

Who – Any Iowa District Deputy

Why – Because More Brother Knights will bring More Hands to Raise More Funds, Serve and Evangelize More People in Need

Because no man should wait to become a Knight and there is no better time.

How can we get it done? It’s Easy! Read…


Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on October 10, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments

A Successful Start to Pregnancy Resource Conferences - by Steve Heffern

On October 1st the Iowa Knights of Columbus Culture of Life Committee hosted our first Pregnancy Resource Conference at the New Hope Assembly of God youth center. From the reaction of the participants at the conference and in comments made to the committee on their surveys, I am happy to report to my Brother Iowa Knights that the conference was a hit.

Centers from around the state from our list of pregnancy supportive organizations were invited to attend the conference. Word of mouth…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on October 7, 2016 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Recruit new members and get a chance at $300 cash!

Attention members of the Iowa Knights of Columbus

Between now and 31 December 2016, recruit new members and get a chance to win as…


Added by District 8 Knights on October 1, 2016 at 5:11pm — 2 Comments

Chaplain Al Schmitt’s remains identified, coming home

Click on the following links for information:

Honor Guard for Father Aloysius Schmitt Memorial Mass:…


Added by Chaplain Schmitt Assembly on September 30, 2016 at 11:42pm — 2 Comments

Hey, what are you thinking?

Brother Knights, 

I'd like to know what you think about our state website and our use of technology in general. Now is the time to give your opinion!  I've posted a survey on the website here: 2016 Website Survey

You can send in a paper survey or you can click to an on-line survey.  There is even an open-ended question that will let you provide input on anything you want concerning information technology.

We are…


Added by Steve Heffern on September 28, 2016 at 6:07pm — 9 Comments

Knights of Columbus Policy of Faithful Witness


I received this today from our Supreme Secretary. I ask that you ensure all of our brothers adhere to our order's policy and our commitment to bearing courageous witness to the sacredness of life.…


Added by State Deputy Iowa KofC on September 21, 2016 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Sept. 19, 2016

“As faithful Catholics, we must consider every issue and candidate through the lens of God’s Word.” Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics, 2016

While most political attention is being paid these days to the presidential campaign, every seat in the Iowa House is up for election this fall as well as half of the Senate seats.

The Iowa bishops’ “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” has…


Added by Tom Chapman on September 19, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Presents Money to Seminarian at Holy Hour for Vocations

A Decorah Knights RSVP check for $1000 was presented to seminarian Kyle Tietz after the Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday 14…


Added by Decorah Knights on September 16, 2016 at 4:46pm — No Comments

District 8 Travel Gavel Schedule

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…


Added by District 8 Knights on September 13, 2016 at 5:05pm — No Comments

"Website Promotion" article in the Sep 2016 edition of The Knight Today

I'm pleased that my "Website Promotion" article has appeared in the September 2016 edition of The Knight Today. I'm thankful for the fine work Brother Francis Schlueter (editor) does in putting together that publication.

I'd like to bring to the attention of the reader that the…


Added by M on September 10, 2016 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Iowa Knights of Columbus Inaugural Pregnancy Resource Conference

Iowa Knights of Columbus Culture of Life Committee has organised and is hosting an inaugural pregnancy resource conference to bring together pro-life advocates for training and networking.

Lunch Provided

Download the Flyer: …


Added by Publicity Director on September 8, 2016 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Knight Watch

We will start a program where we monitor the building and access to the building while RE classes are going on.  This will allow the Catechist to concentrate on teaching.  We will ensure the safety of our Catechist and our students.

Added by St Johns Adel Council 9574 on September 6, 2016 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Aug. 31, 2016

As a part of the Iowa bishops’ Faithful Citizenship effort, we ask you to pray for those who are in public service or running for office, that they may use their position to protect the defenseless, promote the life and dignity of the poor and vulnerable, and seek ways to advance fairness, justice, and dignity in our society.

Among the new resources…


Added by Tom Chapman on August 31, 2016 at 9:24am — No Comments

Hiatus for September

Brothers All,

I am going to be taking a hiatus from posting for the month of September.  I need to recharge my batteries a bit with regard to the blog, as well as do some research on how to best write about "Into the Breach."

That being said, I look forward to picking up the blog again in October.  Please pray for me, as you remain in my prayers every day.


Andy Milam

District Deputy #4

Catechesis Chair

State Council, Iowa…


Added by Andy Milam on August 30, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

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