November 2015 News Updates (20)

Decorah Council 4208's Knight, Family, and Youth of the Month

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Youth of the Month is a Council 4208 local…


Added by Decorah Knights on November 28, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving greetings

Dear Brother Knights:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

There are many things for which each of us should be thankful. Take a moment today to study your heart and soul and recall your blessings and gifts which come from God. And then, make sure that you are a source of blessing and Thanksgiving for others.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Vivat Jesus

Fr. Bill Reynolds

State Chaplain

Iowa Knights of…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on November 26, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments

Thanksgiving Message

I distinctly remember 40 years ago today—the day before Thanksgiving—November 26, 1975. My mother had died in June of that year, and I was in what would become my last year of work before leaving teaching to enter the seminary. After leaving school I began to drive to our family home in Oxford. There was a terrible snowstorm, and roads and snow removal were not what we know them to be today.…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on November 25, 2015 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Nov. 20, 2015

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is asking for your help in urging Congress to protect the right of conscientious objection to abortion.

Can you imagine if you had spent years training to help the sick as a nurse – only to find that to keep your job, you must take part in the killing of a defenseless five-month-old unborn child? This happened to Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, RN, who was forced by her employer to participate in a late-term abortion against her deeply held pro-life…


Added by Tom Chapman on November 20, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Iowa bishops statement on Syrian refugees, Nov. 17, 2015

The recent movement of 27 governors in the United States to apparently oppose entrance to Syrian refugees to their respective states (CNN, 11/16/2015) revives an embarrassing experience in our country’s history.

During World War II, those of Japanese nationality in the United States were rounded up and placed in confinement. In the aftermath of World War II, apologies and compensation were accorded to the victims of such unfortunate actions. As…


Added by Tom Chapman on November 18, 2015 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Reflections following the weekend homily for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

This was not the homily from last weekend, but is a reflection after the weekend, incorporating part of the weekend homily. —Father Bill Reynolds, State Chaplain, Iowa Knights of Columbus

     Both our passages from Daniel and from Mark’s gospel this week are examples of apocalyptic images. Sometimes in the scriptures it seems like the author was writing while in the midst of a bad experience on illegal drugs.

       Often cosmic images are employed, as indeed the…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on November 18, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Assembly 3265 Gives Presentation Honoring Old Glory at "Celebrate America with our Veterans" Event

On 14 November 2015, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 490 in Des Moines and Chapter 1102 in Ames hosted Celebrate America with our Veterans at the Vittoria Lodge in Ankeny. During the first music intermission, PFN Jason Follett and PFN Lee…


Added by Jason Follett on November 15, 2015 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

Knightline 11-12-15 Hunting for Harvest - Membership

Hunting for Harvest – Membership Campaign

Final results for the October World Series of membership: Iowa gained 69 members. We had hoped for 70. Close call.

Let’s get out there and participate in the November challenge. Almost to the middle of November and we’re in the middle of the pack in our division.…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on November 13, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

Knightline 11-12-15 Good of the Order - State Deputy

Good of the Order- A Message from State Deputy Jon Aldrich
Brother Knights,

Our Culture of Life Committee held its second meeting today.  Things are moving quickly.  We have some potential sites for new or replacement…

Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on November 13, 2015 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Dubuque Council Celebrates Holy Hour with the Holy Family Icon

When the David J. Ochs Council -  #15813 in Dubuque found out that the Holy Family Icon was coming to Iowa, they asked to be the first ones to get it.  That's just so cool that they really wanted the Icon and that they had a purpose for it.  Rather than use the stock booklet (available on our website at: …

Added by Steve Heffern on November 12, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments

2015 Iowa State Knights of Columbus Retreat

Brother Knights from the State of Iowa gathered this past weekend (November 6 to 8, 2015) at the American Martyrs Retreat House in Cedar Falls, IA for the annual state retreat.  There were 18 Brother Knights in number.  They were from Cedar Falls,…


Added by brian luecke on November 10, 2015 at 5:27pm — 1 Comment

How to know what's going on across the entire website

It's easy to learn about *ALL* of the activity on the website. Simply go…


Added by Decorah Knights on November 5, 2015 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Holy Family Icon program support materials released

As announced at the most recent Supreme Convention, a new Icon has been introduced as part of the traveling Icon Prayer Program. Our newest icon features the Holy Family- Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

Just released are the official prayer card and…


Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on November 4, 2015 at 11:27pm — No Comments

"October Agent of the Month" for Still Agency


Williamsburg, IA – The Still Agency, serving nearly 10,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Central and Southeast Iowa, is proud to announce that Field Agent Jim Brockert was Agent of the Month for October 2015.


Jim is a dedicated and true professional.  By…


Added by Pamela Kae Still on November 4, 2015 at 4:09pm — No Comments

To Honor, Thank, and Remember our Veterans on Nov 11

Come join Pope John Paul I Assembly #3377, Fr. Victor Romanelli Council #12482, and the Iowa State Council in remembering and showing our appreciation to our Veterans during  the 2015 Veterans Day Remembrance Mass and program.



Added by Paul Lee on November 3, 2015 at 3:28pm — No Comments

It's time for new blood.

It's time to evangelize and/or re-evangelize by bringing in new members. The Lord Jesus clearly calls each of the baptized to evangelize, and one of the ways to do this is to evangelize and re-evangelize our baptized brother Catholics. There are some men in our parish who will become disillusioned with the Faith if they are not actively engaged by their brothers, and there is a distinct chance that disillusioned men (and their families) will leave the one,…


Added by Decorah Knights on November 3, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

ICC Newsletter - Nov. 3, 2015


Additional presenters and supporters have been announced for Sunday’s interfaith and bipartisan “Vote To End Hunger Rally” at Grand View University in Des Moines.

Rep. Mark Smith, (D-Marshalltown), Democratic leader in the Iowa House of Representatives, and Sen. Brad Zaun, (R-Urbandale), will make a few remarks.

The rally will also feature an Iowan who has lacked reliable access to a sufficient quantity of food.  Jean Rolf currently lives in Dubuque…


Added by Tom Chapman on November 3, 2015 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Understanding of Place

Recently, I had a long conversation with a priest friend  who describes himself as "liberal."  He finally responded to the request of some of his parishioners to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass.

One reason that commentaters have put forward for the Moto Proprio is the Pope Emeritus' desire (reinforced by Pope Francis) to renew the Priesthood, presumably part of that is to increase vocations, and to deepen the spirituality of priests, and therefore the Church. I continually, ask…


Added by Andy Milam on November 3, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

“Celebrate America with our Veterans” on November 14

Celebrate America with our Veterans…

Added by Jason Follett on November 1, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

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