November 2016 News Updates (9)

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

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