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Over $30,000 Raised for Dorothy's House

Pictured left to right are: Jerry McClain Council 15347 Grand Knight; Kellie Markey, Dorothy’s House Founder and Director; Ray Blase, Raffle Chair; and Don Brown, Council 5038 Grand Knight.…

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Added by Jason Follett on December 6, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Upcoming Events

January 10 KC Meeting @ 7PM



Saturday, January 21, 9AM setup for breakfast



January 22, 7:30 KC Breakfast



February 4th & 5th KC members take active roles in the Masses at St Patrick's.



February 14 KC Meeting @ 7PM



February 18 9AM setup for breakfast



February 19 7:30 KC Breakfast



March 14 KC Meeting @ 7PM



March 25 9AM setup for breakfast



March 26 7:30 KC Breakfast



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Added by Waukon Knights on December 6, 2016 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Columbus Day 2016 - Degree Challenge Results

Every District was encouraged to schedule and host a formation degree between October 9th and October 16th in commemoration of Columbus day.

Those district deputies who were successful in scheduling the degree AND getting a new member earned $40 and if additional new members the DD could earn additional $40…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on December 5, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Tailgate Recruitment Challenge 2016 - District Results

•Tail Gate Promotion - to qualify district deputy must have meet a minimum of 7 new members
•7 Districts met the requirements of a minimum of 7 new members
–Grill Master Sets

District 1…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on December 5, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Tailgate Recruitment Challenge 2016 - Council Results

Tail Gate Promotion - recruit a minimum of 3 new members in October and December

•19 councils met the requirements of a minimum of 3 new members
Grand Knights will be awarded KC BBQ Apron Sets…
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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on December 5, 2016 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Proposer Challenge - October & November 2016 Combined Results

We have new leaders and with first and second place coming from the same first degree.  The top three leaders are the result of well executed Church Drives.

What are you doing to motivate your recruiters?

Second quarter proposer's challenge update after two months

Member

Member No.…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on December 5, 2016 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

District 8 Knights District Deputy John Zweibahmer Acts As Master of Ceremonies @ State Family Meeting in Des Moines, 3 December 2016

District Deputy John Zweibahmer (District 8) Acts As Master of Ceremonies @ State Family Meeting in Des Moines, 3 December 2016.

The Iowa Knights of Columbus State leadership (State Family) convenes…

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Added by District 8 Knights on December 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Loss of a great Knight.

I wanted to let everyone know that we loss a great Knight last week.  Many of you remember Scott and his family as Family of The Year 2 years ago.  Please keep Scott's family in your prayers and if anyone or a Council would like to honor Scott please see the info below from Informed Choice.  Thank you,  Wes Dammann GK of Scott's home Council 12438.

There is a $30,000 matching gift made by the Knights of Columbus in Memorial of Scott Halbur. Many of you have meet Scott he was the…

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Added by Wes Dammann on December 1, 2016 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

Mass for Life rescheduled

Please note: Iowa Right to Life has cancelled the Midwest March for Life on Jan. 14, 2017. The Mass for Life with the four bishops of Iowa has been rescheduled for 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15 at Saints John and Paul Church in Altoona, IA at the conclusion of the first day of the Iowa Institute for Social Action. Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the homilist. (To be clear, no sign-up is necessary for the Mass!)

Added by Tom Chapman on November 30, 2016 at 5:15pm — 3 Comments

ICC Newsletter - Nov. 28, 2016

We hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving. Time to get back to work!

One of our top priorities during the upcoming legislative session is to encourage passage of an Education Savings Account (ESA) program in Iowa. Click here for a very short video about how ESAs work for families.

ESAs will help all parents pay for the learning environment that best suits their child’s needs,…

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Added by Tom Chapman on November 28, 2016 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

To Bear Wrongs Patiently and to Forgive Offenses Willingly, by Father Bill Reynolds, State Chaplain

The Year of Mercy is ending, but we can still consider some of the Works of Mercy which are to be ours, both in knowledge and in practice.

Two of the Spiritual Works of Mercy are closely related, so I will consider these together. They are, to bear wrongs patiently, and to forgive offenses willingly.

Who among us has not been ‘wronged’ sometime in your life? Of course, we all feel that sometime in our life we were wronged. The next question is more challenging! Have your…

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Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on November 22, 2016 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Marriage and Mercy, by Father Bruce DeRammelaere, Assistant State Chaplain for the Diocese of Davenport

I'm an odd-ball. I'm an odd-ball in the fact that, while the majority of Catholic priests would rather do a funeral than a wedding, I am a Catholic priest who loves weddings. I love weddings, not only because they are a joyous occasion, but because it is an opportunity. You are meeting two people at one of the happiest moments of their lives, and in that happiness they want that happiness to last, and that is the Churches opportunity to help them in that endeavor.

But opposed to our…

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Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on November 22, 2016 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Nov. 10, 2016 - Election Recap

Most of the election coverage has been focused on the presidential race but we pay attention to the Iowa Statehouse. Tuesday’s elections resulted in the Republicans gaining control of the Iowa Senate. They picked up six seats for a total of 29 Republicans to 19 Democrats and one independent. There will be a special election in Davenport next month. The Republicans in the House gained two seats giving them a 59-41 majority.

This is the first time Republicans have had control of both…

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Added by Tom Chapman on November 10, 2016 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

Proposer Challenge - Second Quarter Standings Thus Far

Second quarter proposer's challenge update after one month

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…
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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on November 2, 2016 at 10:35pm — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Nov. 2, 2016

“Making decisions in the light of our faith will not be easy, and it may lead us to a place we don’t want to go. But it is our life-long obligation to say “yes” to God in all things, and listen for His voice sounding in our heart.”

Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics,…
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Added by Tom Chapman on November 2, 2016 at 11:38am — No Comments

2016 Iowa Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Iowa Knights of Columbus state Soccer Challenge

Girls – 9 years…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on November 2, 2016 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Camp High Hopes Receives Knights of Columbus Donation

Jim Weber, Trustee 11038; Kevin Hotchkiss, Deputy Grand Knight 11038; Ron Heydon, Deputy Grand Knight 12855; Dennis Kluver, District Deputy 20; Anthony Gabriel, Grand Knight 11038; Chris Liberto, Exec.Dir. Camp High Hopes; John Staiert, Grand…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on November 1, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Freeing the Captive, by Fr. Randy Schon, Assistant State Chaplain for the Diocese of Sioux City

     The people of the Bible knew all about captivity.  The low point of the Old Testament is the Babylonian Captivity, when the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and sent the survivors to captivity in Babylon (modern Iraq).  The Jews were exiled there for over a generation before they were allowed to return home.  When Jesus said to "free the captive," this bad memory would immediately come to mind for the people of his time.  Sadly, the corporal work of mercy to "free the captive" today can…

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Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on October 29, 2016 at 7:26pm — No Comments

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…

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

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