State legislators have not been able to come to an agreement on public school funding levels. This has drastically slowed work on the state budget. Typically, a target date for the end of the session is when the reimbursement of daily expenses for legislators ends - this year on May 1. It seems unlikely that the legislature will be finished by May 1 this year.
On Wednesday the Iowa House passed SF 448 and sent the bill to the governor. The Iowa Catholic Conference had opposed a…Continue
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Council 8269 invited boys and girls ages 9 to 14 to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition was held on January 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Maquoketa High School West (old)…Continue
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Bowl-a-thon fundraiser. Fun for the whole family and friends!
Will be Sunday, April 12, Oneota Lanes, 1-3pm. $60 for four people. Bumpers will be up – so everyone is welcome! Cost covers 2 hours of bowling, one pizza/pitcher of soda per lane and rental shoes. Join us in this fun way to support the work of the Knights of Columbus in our community. Call the …Continue
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For 84 years of faithful service, the Iowa Knights of Columbus will honor Norbert Hammes and his wife of 74 years Marie on Saturday April 11th in Coralville.
Norbert is 102 years old as of March 19th 2015. He has been a Knight since 1931. In fact he is the oldest active Knight living in Iowa. He has been a fourth degree Knight since 1944.
Together with his Father C.P. Hammes and mother Lena, Norbert attended the 1934 Supreme Convention in Detroit Michigan.…Continue
The second legislative deadline was Friday. Only bills that have passed a committee in both chambers remain eligible, except for budget- and tax-related legislation. Several bills of interest to the Iowa Catholic Conference died in the “funnel.” Here’s a list, including our position on the bill:
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A note from Saint Benedict's parish:
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! - to the St. Benedict Parish Family Members!!!! The St. Benedict's Parish Family Fish Fry was a huge success! All because of YOU!
Give and it shall be given onto you ……..(remember when we asked you to give…)You gave, and gave, and gave….with your whole heart,…
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The Council Bluffs, Iowa ,Knights of Columbus from Queen of Apostles Council 10805 and Holy Family Council 10722 held a Wild Game Feed, Feb. 7th. The event involved a dinner, silent auction, oral auction, and raffle prizes. This year the dinner consisted of; Hors Devours Boudan Balls, Rocky Mountain Oysters, Deer Sausage, Smoked Salmon, and Sea Hock Soup. Main Entrée; Kung Pao Spicy Pheasant, Beaver Stroganoff, Elk Italian Pizza, Chorizo pizza, Wild Boar Kielbasa Sausage…Continue
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March 29th had special significance in 2015. First, it was Palm Sunday. Second, it was Knights of Columbus Founder’s Day, celebrating the legacy of Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney and the contributions of Knights since 1882. Finally, it was when Iowa held its 2014-2015 finals for the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship.…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on March 31, 2015 at 5:08pm — No Comments
Friday is the second “funnel” deadline for non-money related bills to be passed by one chamber and approved by a committee in the other chamber. There’s still time to contact your legislator on some key issues.
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I. The origins of the Rosary: from Psalter to Ave Maria
In order to understand how the devotion of the Rosary developed, one must look above all to another, much older form of piety: the recitation of the psalms. Since the very beginnings of Christianity the psalter has enjoyed the primary place as form of prayer, both collective and personal. Composed of 150 psalms, the psalter is divided - probably by Origen (d. 254 A.D.) - into three equal parts of 50 psalms…
Day of Prayer for the Unborn Child
Wednesday 25 March 2015, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
General information: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/prolife/day_of_unborn/
Information specific to Iowa: See Iowa Program Director's report in the March 2015 edition of "…Continue
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Pass the word. Knightline has announce a new app that gives a great overview of our work in Charity, our Faith based programs and how the Knights of Columbus provides Security to their families. Just type in "Join Us" and download the app.
The Decorah Knights of Columbus Council 4208 thanks all who participated in the annual Spring Dinner fundraiser today in Saint Benedict's parish hall, Sunday 22 March 2015. Brother Knights prepared, served, and tore down after the meal, and they had plenty of help from family and friends. Members of Saint Benedict's parish as well as friends from…Continue
Please send a message to your Senator today in support of House File 573. The bill requires that prior to performing an abortion, a physician must certify that the woman has undergone an ultrasound imaging of the baby and that the woman was given the opportunity to view the ultrasound image.
Abortion is a very difficult and personal issue. It is very important that the mother have access to all relevant information…Continue
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The Knight Life radio program for 4 March 2015 features an inspirational interview of Denison Council Grand Knight Kelly Tornow.
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Gary Nolan, Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials has been assigned by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson to be the Supreme Council representative at the 114th Iowa Knights of Columbus Convention in Coralville.…Continue
The menu is Yankee Beef Pot Roast, hot vegetable, real mashed potatoes, salad, beverages, and dessert.…Continue
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