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2nd & 3rd degree exemplifications held in Waukon, Sunday 13 September 2015

http://iowakofc.org/events/2nd-3rd-degree-exemplification-waukon

Excellent 2nd & 3rd degrees in Waukon today! Thanks to Joseph M. Behnke, Field Director, Ceremonials Supreme Office, for his special presence and also for the presence of PSD and Iowa Ceremonial Director Pat O'Keefe (…

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Added by District 8 Knights on September 13, 2015 at 9:03pm — 1 Comment

Iowa KofC welcomes new Field Agent Loren Burbach to the Dagel Agency

The Knights of Columbus Dagel Agency is proud to announce our newest Field Agent Loren Burbach. Loren resides in Sac City,…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on September 11, 2015 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

David Bellendier appointed as Master of the Fourth Degree

Supreme Master Dennis J. Stoddard has recently appointed David Bellendier as the Master of the Iowa District in the Father Padilla Province. District Master Bellendier served as Worthy State Deputy for the Iowa Jurisdiction from 2000-2002 and as a Supreme Director…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on September 10, 2015 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

Davis Assembly 271 congratulates past State Deputy and past Supreme Director, David Bellendier, and his wife Julie, on his appointment as our new Worthy District Master.

Davis Assembly 271 congratulates past State Deputy and past Supreme Director, David Bellendier, and his wife Julie, on his appointment as our new Worthy District Master. We thank him for his years of service to the Knights of Columbus, and we look forward to working closely with him…

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Added by Davis Assembly on September 9, 2015 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Continuing the Theme of Beauty

Benedict XVI, in the Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis writes:



"This relationship between creed and worship is evidenced in a particular way by the the rich theological and liturgical category of beauty.  Like the rest of Christian Revelation, the liturgy is inherently linked to beauty: it is veritatis splendor.  The liturgy is a radiant expression of the paschal mystery, in which Christ Jesus draws us to Himself and calls us to communion."

The beauty of…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 9, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Why even ask a man to join the Knights of Columbus? Why "waste" your time?

Why "waste" your time asking another man to join the Knights of Columbus? Here's why:



http://iowakofc.org/profiles/blogs/link-in-the-chain…

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Added by Decorah Knights on September 7, 2015 at 6:19pm — 2 Comments

Link in the Chain

My daughter frequently remarks about current events “everything happens for a reason.” For years I’ve responded “perhaps not, you just need to find a reason to make sense of it.”

 

I stumbled across a quotation from St. Pope John Paul II which caused me to rethink my position: “… for people of faith, there are no coincidences, only…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on September 7, 2015 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

The Truth Between Brothers

I have a great friend, a brother really, who lives near St. Louis.  I’ve been thinking of him lately for a lot of reasons, not the least of which because I’ll be seeing him in a little over a week.  Bob is wonderful person and we got to know each other on a church trip to Rome and by working together on a church project.  He and his wife live the faith in ways that humble me.  A few years ago they opened a home for pregnant women providing love and care for mothers and their 48 expectant and…

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Added by Steve Heffern on September 6, 2015 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Sept. 4, 2015

This is the time of year when we’re reviewing possible legislation for the next session, doing presentations for various groups and meeting with key legislators regarding our priorities. For example, Iowa Catholic Conference staff will be speaking at the School Choice Summit coming up in a couple of weeks. It will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the State Historical Museum in Des Moines. There’s still time to find out more…

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Added by Tom Chapman on September 4, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Jim Brockert - Still Agency August Agent of the Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williamsburg, IA –  For the 3rd consecutive month, 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…

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Added by Pamela Kae Still on September 4, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

Why Praise and Worship Music is Praise, But Not Worship

My very close friend, Rev. Christopher Smith, pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Taylors, South Carolina recently wrote a very compelling article regarding music in the Liturgical Life of the Church.  It is so well done that I want to share it with you.  I think that the catechetical nature of the article will help us to continue to better understand the climate of the Church, liturgically and theologically.



Fr. Smith:  The first time I ever went to a Life Teen…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — 12 Comments

Why does the Church Promote Beauty?

Recently, Raymond Card. Burke made the following statement, “The beauty of the Sacred Liturgy is given concrete expression by means of the objects and the gestures of which the person – a unity of soul and body – has need in order to be raised to the realities of faith which transcend the visible world. This means that sacred architecture and sacred art, including the sacred appointments, the vestments, the vessels and linens, must be of such a quality that they can express and communicate…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 2, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Family Matters: Mission of Love Adult Conference in Waterloo on November 7

Join us for the Archdiocese of Dubuque Adult Conference focused on the family! This will be a conference to inspire, equip, and empower families for their mission of love.

The conference is Saturday, Nov 7 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo.

Featured presenters include Jon Leonetti, Joel and Lisa Schmidt, and John Angotti. In…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on September 1, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Two Iowan Families selected as Supreme Council "Family of the Month"

The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council has selected two families from Iowa as awardees of the July "Family of the Month"!…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on August 31, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments

Fastest & Most Direct Way to Submit a Form 100

The fastest and most direct way of submitting a Form 100 is to e-mail to membershiprecords@kofc.org

Added by District 8 Knights on August 30, 2015 at 9:24pm — No Comments

District Deputy John Zweibahmer (District 8) Featured on the Iowa Knight Life Radio Program

District 8 Deputy John Zweibahmer was featured on the Iowa Knight Life Radio Program two times during the Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus. Click on the following links to access podcasts of the programs:



Iowa Knight…

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Added by District 8 Knights on August 29, 2015 at 10:56pm — 6 Comments

2015 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Spelling Bee Results

Photos show left-to-right, 3rd place, 2nd place, 1st place, and State Youth Director Bob Ukena.

4th Grade

1st - Nathan Southard,…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on August 29, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

New Hampton KofC

August 10, 2015 The New Hampton Knights held their family picnic, and scholarship award to three students.  Also was a program DANCE BY OUR MEXICAN FAMILIES WHICH IS DONE IN THERE CULTURE.…

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Added by Terrance H Kasuboski [TERRY] on August 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Precepts of the Catholic Church

The Precepts of the Catholic Church are a description of the absolute minimum actions required of Catholics regarding the Church.

The Church uses these precepts to remind us that Christian life requires a commitment to prayer and active participation in the liturgy and sacraments. If we fall below this bare-minimum level, we can’t rightly consider ourselves to be in full communion with the Catholic Church.

Each of these precepts of the Catholic Church is a requirement.…

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Added by Andy Milam on August 25, 2015 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Reflections from the State Chaplain following the Supreme Convention

The Knights have celebrated the annual Supreme Convention and the Church has now had a lighter than usual celebration…

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Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on August 19, 2015 at 11:44pm — 1 Comment

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