August 2012 News Updates (29)

Labor Day 2012 Message

Monsignor Stephen Orr, Pastor of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Parish and Chaplain of Monsignor J.M. Hanson Council 5038, both in Ankeny, Iowa, offers this Labor Day Message:

This weekend we observe Labor Day. While it is a civic holiday, it also touches our faith. We are grateful for the God-given talents that allow people to not only make a living for themselves and their families, but also to contribute to the good of the human family at large. We pray in a special way for…


Added by Publicity Director on August 31, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Soccer Challenge Kicks into High Gear in September

The 2012 Soccer Challenge is under way. Order your Soccer Challenge kits at

The Regional Competitions have already been scheduled for the weekend of 6-7 October. The…


Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on August 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Membership Director Update: August & September 2012


Added by Michael P. Gaspers on August 28, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Communtiy Director Update: Fall Event Ideas

My Brother Knights: As we approach the Fall season here are some things we can do in our communities to make them a better place for all of us.

When coming to help some of the elderly we can rake leaves off their yards as well as cleaning around the outside of their homes. Offer to check the gutters so they are free of debris form the past Summer and early Fall. There is no need for ice jams on the roofs when then winter season comes.  These jams are causes of major roof…


Added by Michael J Becker on August 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Informed Choices Annual Banquet "Save The Date"

I just received our postcard invitation to the Informed Choices Annual Banquet.  I would encourage anyone who can make it to attend.  The Informed Choices Medical Clinic Annual Fundraising Banquest will be held on October 16, 2012 from 7:00pm. to 9:00 p.m. at the Marriott in Coralville.  Their Vision is to Eliminate te "need" for abortion in Iowa.  And their Mission is To Turn FEAR into confidence by meeting the REAL NEEDS of women and men and providing STRENGTH for life's tough choices.  If…


Added by Pamela Kae Still on August 28, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Family Director Update: Fullick's Honored; Labor Day Weekend

At the Eastern Iowa Knights of Columbus Campout this past weekend, participants voted to rename it The Henry and Betty Fullick Campout, in honor of their long time support of it and for their many years serving the Iowa Knights of Columbus. 2012 marked the 16th year for this fun family activity.

With Labor Day weekend approaching, why not take your family camping and enjoy the nature our Good Lord provides us?

Added by Micheal Lause on August 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Newton Knights Donate to Pregnancy Center of Central Iowa

Please CLICK HERE to read the full article from the Newton Daily News.

Added by Publicity Director on August 24, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments

YOUTH 2000 DSM Eucharistic Retreat Returns March 2013, Financial Support Needed

All Saints Catholic Church of Des Moines is sponsoring the YOUTH 2000 Eucharistic Retreat at Dowling Catholic High School March 1-3, 2013. This retreat was held annually from 2001 through 2008 and has produced much fruit in vocations to the priesthood, religious life, lay ecclesial ministry and holy marriages.

The Iowa Knights of Columbus have a history of supporting youth activities and have been very generous in the support of YOUTH 2000 in the past. Worthy State Deputy Joe…


Added by Publicity Director on August 23, 2012 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Christ Our Life Conference Releases Speakers' Biographies

The 2012 conference speakers are among the best in the Catholic world. For more information, CLICK HERE!

Added by Publicity Director on August 22, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Pro-Life Movie "October Baby" to be Released on DVD

After almost a year of being released in selected theaters, the pro-life movie "October Baby" is being released on DVD on 11 September 2012. Critically acclaimed and praised by Christian and Pro-Life groups, it made a quick visit to major cities in the United States. Check the website for plans on public showing…


Added by Antonio Banuelos on August 22, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

John Paul the Great Catholic University's "Pillars of Catholicism" Free Course

John Paul the Great Catholic University has just launched a FREE online course on the fundamentals of our Catholic faith entitled "Pillars of Catholicism".

In keeping with Pope Benedict’s Year of Faith declaration, this free course was conceived and launched by the students of the university in conjunction with the collaboration of their professors.

For more information,…


Added by Publicity Director on August 22, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Growing Legacy

For 130 years, the Knights of Columbus has remained stalwart in support of Father McGivney’s vision. To learn more on the history of the Knights of Columbus, CLICK HERE!

Added by Publicity Director on August 22, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments

"For Greater Glory" to be Released on DVD & BlueRay

For Greater Glory is scheduled for DVD and BlueRay release on 11 September 2012. A movie night put on by a Council and/or Assembly would be a great way to share this important part of history with your parishes.

Added by Publicity Director on August 21, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

Council 15347 of Elkhart Hosts Outdoor Pancake Breakfast

Saint Mary-Holy Cross Council 15347 of Elkhart hosted an outdoor pancake breakfast after Mass at Holy Cross on 12 August 2012. Over 80 people enjoyed the breakfast and even had entertainment from Grand Knight Jon Hand's giant pancakes. The next pancake breakfast will be 9 September 2012 after the 10 AM Mass at Saint Mary's in Elkhart.…


Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Washington Wins Iowa KofC Softball Tournament, Advances to Nationals

A Washington team won the Iowa Knights of Columbus Softball Tournament in Cedar Falls 21-22 July 2012 for the third straight year. The team won all five games and qualified for the national tournament slated for Labor Day weekend in Kansas. In back are Tyler Becker,…


Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Golf to Support Scott County Catholic Schools

The Father Ken Martin Golf Outing and Dinner will be held 29 August 2012 at Emeis Golf Course. Funds raised assist families facing a financial crisis that may force them to take their children out of a Scott County Catholic school. For information about sponsorship opportunities or other questions, call Jim Tiedje at 563-391-2820 (home) or 309-743-7746 (work).

Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Monthly 24 Hour Adoration in Melrose

The Knights of Columbus of Albia sponsor a 24-hour adoration the first Friday of the month at St. Patrick Church in Melrose. Mass begins at 8 AM, followed by 24 hours of adoration, and closes with benediction at 9:15 AM on Saturday. For more information or to sign up for an hour, call Tony Humeston at 641-932-7709.

Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Prayer Request for Father Dan Krettek

Father Dan Krettek, Pastor at St. Mary's/Holy Cross in Elkhart, has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is scheduled for surgery 21 August 2012. His doctor is optimistic about removal, but we still need to include Fr. Dan in our prayers over the next few days, and especially on Tuesday.

Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Iowa City Cans & Bottles for Life

The Knights of Columbus at St. Patrick Church in Iowa City will be collecting 5 cent redemption cans and bottles the third Saturday of every month from 9 AM to Noon. The collection will take place at the west side of St. Patrick Church near the entrance to the Day Chapel. No need to sort cans. Proceeds benefit “Right to Life” organizations in Johnson County.

Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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