December 2012 News Updates (22)

Prayers Requested for Des Moines Diocesan Priest Facing Cancer

The Pastor of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in West Des Moines, Father Bob Hoefler, has suffered from a variety of health problems over the years including been treated for prostate cancer about ten years ago. Unfortunately, Fr. Bob’s cancer has returned and is requiring surgery scheduled for 2 January 2013. For more details, CLICK…

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Sir Knights Again Support Wreaths Across America at Iowa Veterans Cemetery

Sir Knights of James G. Jordan Assembly 3031 based in West Des Moines once again supported the national Wreaths Across America program benefitting the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.…

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Iowa Knights Continue to Answer Call to Supply Chalices for Kenyan Parishes

In March 2012, Father George Komo, Parochial Vicar at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in West Des Moines, approached the Iowa Knights of Columbus to expand his Kenyan chalices project started in Council Bluffs in 2010. Iowa Knights continue to respond positively to this effort.

After the December 2012 State Family meeting in Des Moines,…

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

Three Hail Mary Drive for Newtown

Dear Fellow Brothers:

Our parish and community were deeply affected by the events at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Newtown, Connecticut is 55% Catholic and our Church, St Rose of Lima, has suffered a heavy toll. We had eight funerals, most of them for children. Many, many people have asked how they can help. One way is with your…

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State Deputy's 2012 Christmas Message

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them…

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Added by Publicity Director on December 20, 2012 at 5:45pm — 2 Comments

Pope John Paul I Council 10150 in St. Marys Assists Wounded Veteran

On 10 November 2012 a group of Knights from Pope John Paul I Council 10150 in St. Marys spent the day removing trees and brush from the rural…

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KofC Council 185 in Newtown, CT Seeks Donations

The Knights of Columbus Council 185 will be doing what we can to support the families affected by the recent tragedy in our Sandy Hook Elementary School. We are opening hall to grieving families during this most difficult time and will provide whatever additional assistance is needed. These are extraordinary times for us and we are extremely grateful for your love, prayers and support.…

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Support Our Veterans and Enjoy Drake Basketball 23 January 2013

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Vatican Statement on CT Shooting

The Holy Father was promptly informed of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and he has asked me to convey his heartfelt grief and the assurance of this closeness in prayer to the victims and their families, and to all affected by the shocking event. In the aftermath of this senseless tragedy he asks God, our Father, to console all those who mourn and to sustain the entire community with the…

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Added by Publicity Director on December 14, 2012 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Presidential Proclamation -- Honoring the Victims of the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown,…

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Prayer to the Holy Innocents

Holy Innocents, you died before you were old enough to know what life means, pray for all children who die young that God may gather them into His loving arms.

Holy Innocents, you were killed because one man was filled with hatred, pray for those who hate that God may touch their hearts and fill them with love.…

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Added by Publicity Director on December 14, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Des Moines Area Family Sledding Party 17 February 2013 -- RSVP NOW!

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Iowa Knights Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief

With regions of the East Coast still reeling from Hurricane Sandy, the Iowa Knights of Columbus approved at its December 2012 leadership meeting to allocate $1500 from its disaster fund to this recovery effort.

“To make a difference by assisting those less fortunate is what it means to be a Christian and a Knight,” shared Iowa Knights of…

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Added by Publicity Director on December 13, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Iowa Knights Continue Decades Support of Special Olympics Iowa | $25,000 Donation Made; Laake Elected to SOI Board

At their December 2012 leadership meeting held in Des Moines, the Iowa Knights of Columbus recommitted their decades-long support to Special Olympic Iowa.…

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Iowa Catholic Bishops and Knights of Columbus Leaders Appoint Assistant State Chaplains

Iowa’s four Catholic Bishops in consultation with Iowa Knights of Columbus State Deputy Joseph A. Ramirez and State Chaplain Father Brian J. Danner are pleased to announce the appointment of Assistant State Chaplains for each diocese.…

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Support Catholic Radio Iowa on 14 December 2012

State Deputy Joe Ramirez encourages all Iowa Knights of Columbus to make a pledge to Catholic Radio Iowa on 14 December 2012. Let's make Friday a big day for Knights. Call 515-223-1150 to make a pledge.

Added by Publicity Director on December 13, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Still Agency's Cota and Tatz Earn Professional FICF Designation

The Still Agency, serving over 10,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Central and Southeast Iowa, announces that Field Agents Robert Cota and Steve Tatz have been award the professional FICF designation.

The distinguished FICF designation is an advanced award granted by the Fraternal Field Managers…

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Added by Shawn Still on December 11, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Northern Polk County Knights Help Slumberland Bring a Good Night’s Sleep to Those in Need

Knowing that a good night’s sleep can have a positive impact on quality of life,…

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Added by Publicity Director on December 9, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Still Agency November 2012 Agent of Month - Matt Munoz

The Still Agency, serving nearly 10,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Central and Southeast Iowa, announces that field agent MATT MUNOZ is the Agent of the Month for November…

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Added by Shawn Still on December 8, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Register Now for the 2013 Iowa KofC Bowling Tournament

Council 1722 in Cherokee is hosting the 2013 Iowa KofC Bowling Tournament on 16-17 February, 23-24 February, 2-3 March, and 9-10 March. All Councils and…

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Added by Publicity Director on December 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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