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Decorah Knights web training session for fraternal leaders @ 1 pm on Sat 7 March 2015 in Decorah

The Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus is pleased to invite you to take part in a web training session for fraternal leaders.  You are being invited to participate because of your key leadership role.  This session will be geared toward all fraternal leaders and especially district deputies, grand knights, council membership and program directors and the council membership team. This webinar will discuss the importance of your council being visible during three Orderwide…


Added by Decorah Knights on March 6, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

Douglas C. Kollasch (1969-2015)

Many have gotten to know Doug Kollasch over the past two and half years as we have shared his battle with brain cancer in several News Updates on Sadly, he lost…


Added by Jason Follett on March 6, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Bishop Pates Encourages Knights to Make Habitat for Humanity's Pope Francis House Reality

Bishop Richard E. Pates encourages the Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Des Moines to partner with Habitat for Humanity in its bid to build a home on Francis Avenue in Des Moines for a low-income family in honor of Pope Francis.…


Added by Jason Follett on March 5, 2015 at 3:03pm — 2 Comments

"The Knight Today" newsletter (March 2015) newsletter has been published

The Iowa Knight Today is the longstanding publicity flagship of the Iowa Knights of Columbus.  It is published three times per year.  Click here to read important Iowa Knights of Columbus news.

Added by Decorah Knights on March 4, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments

Spellers Earn R-E-S-P-E-C-T at Iowa KofC Spelling Bee

The Iowa Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee is an exciting contest for youth in grades 4-7 to demonstrate their spelling abilities and show that knowledge is also cool.

The 2014-2015 contest was held at Saint Cecilia's Parish and School in Ames on 1 March 2015 with the following being…


Added by Jason Follett on March 3, 2015 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

"The Importance of Religious Freedom" Essay Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the 2014-2015 Iowa Knights of Columbus Essay Contest are:

  • 8th Grade -- Madeleine Lange, Cascade (Council 930)
  • 9th Grade -- Wendolyn Hannum, West Point (Council 739)…

Added by Jason Follett on March 3, 2015 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

Still Agency February Agent of the Month

Field Agent Barry McNulty earns “February 2015 Agent of the Month”


Williamsburg, IA – 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 Barry McNulty was Agent of the…


Added by Pamela Kae Still on March 2, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 attended huddle / information meeting

Council 4208 members attended the Cedar Falls huddle meeting via webinar from Decorah.

Added by Decorah Knights on March 1, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, March 1, 2015

Welcome to the new members of our legislative network.

It’s shaping up to be an interesting week at the State Capitol. It’s “funnel” week, where non-money bills in the Iowa Legislature are required to pass a committee no later than Friday to remain eligible for consideration.

It’s time to contact your legislator in support of Education Savings Accounts. A subcommittee meeting is scheduled tomorrow (Tuesday) to consider an ESA bill in the Iowa House. Please encourage your…


Added by Tom Chapman on March 1, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments

Knights of Columbus: Changing lives for good

This article is posted here with permission of The Witness, the weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of…

Added by Decorah Knights on March 1, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

LC Clinic Dedication in Former Planned Parenthood Location

On February 28th, the LC Clinic dedicated their new building in Creston. The building had been rented to Planned Parenthood before they closed their doors in July of 2014.  Through the generosity of a local donor, the LC Clinic completed the purchase of the building on the 24th of February.  Planned Parenthood installed the clinical fixtures and layout of the building at their cost.  These changes made the building perfectly suited for the LC Clinic which is a pregnancy care…


Added by Steve Heffern on February 28, 2015 at 4:28pm — 2 Comments

Supreme Council January Family of the Month Awards

Supreme Council “Family of the Month” Awards

Each Month the Supreme Council will randomly select families that are nominated by their councils, by completing the Family of the Month Form.

 The following families from Iowa are winners for January 2015.

 Congratulations to:

 The Family of Peter and Mary Lodholz

Council 1168 in Oelwein.




The Family of Michael and Michele Evink

Council 8702 in…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on February 28, 2015 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

Contact your legislator now

You may have been waiting for the right opportunity to contact your legislators in support of Education Savings Accounts. Now's the time! Go to

Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) would allow parents who choose not to enroll their children in a public school to receive a deposit of public funds into a savings account set up by the state. This…


Added by Tom Chapman on February 27, 2015 at 11:33am — 1 Comment

Deadline to Submit 2014-2015 Awards Applications Extended to March 8th

For the 2014-2015 fraternal year, the Iowa Knights of Columbus will be accepting nominations for the following awards:

  • Church Surge with Service Program of the Year
  • Community Surge with Service Program of the Year…

Added by Jason Follett on February 25, 2015 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Pope Leo XIII and the Rosary

Pope Leo XIII is known for his development of the social doctrine of the Church, but few people remember that he used to be called the Pope of the Rosary. In an age “when all evils combine to oppress the Church under their weight”, Leo XIII had recourse to a line of action that had born rich fruits in the past, and exhorted a return to the Holy Rosary of St. Dominic and St. Pius V.

This is why in his encyclical of 1st September 1883 he “decrees and orders that throughout the whole…


Added by Andy Milam on February 25, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Eucharistic Adoration at 2015 Convention: Adorers Invited


We will be having Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at the 2015 Iowa Knights of Columbus Convention at the Coralville Marriott April 10-12, 2015. Adoration will begin following the 8 AM Mass on Friday and…


Added by State Deputy Iowa KofC on February 24, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 22, 2015

We’re pleased to report that two of our legislative priorities moved forward last week.

House Study Bill 138, regulating payday loans, was introduced last Monday and passed a subcommittee on Thursday. We support the bill. HSB 138 would help customers avoid the debt cycle by allowing them a 90-day period to pay off the debt without repeat borrowing. Now our job is to convince the House Commerce…


Added by Tom Chapman on February 22, 2015 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment


The Doug and Carolyn Miller  Family from Council 952, Algona is the State Family of the Month for January 2015. Congratulations to Doug and his Family. The will soon receive a personalized monogramed Family Bible.

The Knight of the Month is Dan Martin from Council 10464 in Sac City. Dan is a past Grand Knight and has a hand in all the major functions of the council. He has been influential setting up recruiting drives in the local parishes. He is very active with other organizations…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on February 21, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

Lenten Reflection on the Rosary

Brothers All,

I had the distinct privlege of being part of a retreat some years back in which this topic was discussed.  I pray that you find the same solace and understanding that I did.  Love of the Holy Rosary and Our Mother is paramount in the Order and it should be paramount in our lives, as we draw closer to God the Father, through His Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Please read and absorb, over the next 6 weeks!!! God love you!



Added by Andy Milam on February 18, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Iowa’s Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Winners Announced

In a society where Christmas has become for many - especially children - a secular holiday, the Knights of Columbus sponsors the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest as a defender for the faith. This program, similar to the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest, allows young people to engage their creative talents and imaginations while understanding the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.…


Added by Jason Follett on February 17, 2015 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

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