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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

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Oct. 14, 2016

What should we be looking for in leaders?

“Those with political responsibilities must not forget or underestimate the moral dimension of political representation, which consists in the commitment to share fully in the destiny of the people and to seek solutions to social problems. In this perspective, responsible authority also means authority exercised with those virtues that make it possible to put power into…

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Added by Tom Chapman on October 14, 2016 at 11:59am — No Comments

Proposers Challenge - 2016 First Quarter Results

 Announcing the winners of our first quarter proposer's challenge.

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 October 13, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

GO PRIEST. Is Jesus calling you?

http://www.gopriest.com/

Added by District 8 Knights on October 10, 2016 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Recruiting Webinar

See message below about an opportunity to learn more about recruiting new members to the order.

Vivat Jesus,

Waukon Knights

Dear Brother Knight,



Whether you’re an officer or a member, you are are invited to join us for a special live VIDEO webinar on Oct. 22, 2016, titled “Effective Recruitment: For Recruiters — By Recruiters.”



If you’ve recruited dozens of members or…

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Added by Waukon Knights on October 10, 2016 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

Its Church Drive Season - Is Your's in Full Swing?

This past week-end your state membership director helped conduct a church drive at St Patrick's Parish in Dunlap.

What is a Church Drive?

       The Knights of Columbus designates two periods each year when every council is encouraged to conduct a Church drive. During these weekends, one in October and one in March, all councils are asked to conduct the drive in each parish they serve. The church drive may be the most effective way of presenting our…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on October 10, 2016 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

Columbus Day Degree Challenge -- Bonus

Iowa’s Degree Challenge Event

When- October 9th through October 16th 2016

What- Columbus Day Degree Challenge

Who – Any Iowa District Deputy

Why – Because More Brother Knights will bring More Hands to Raise More Funds, Serve and Evangelize More People in Need

Because no man should wait to become a Knight and there is no better time.

How can we get it done? It’s Easy! Read…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on October 10, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments

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