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Thanks to Immediate Former District Deputy (DD) John Zweibaher from the 2017-2018 DD for District 15

From: District Deputy for District 15 (starting July 2017)



I would like to thank Immediate Former District Deputy (DD) John Zweibahmer, who was elected to the State Council's Third-Degree Executive Committee at this year's Iowa Knights of Columbus State…

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Added by District 15 Knights on July 1, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Be Not Afraid!

Be Not Afraid!

 

My Brother Knights!

This past week end I attended two of many final Masses in our Sioux City Diocese. Sadly many parishes were move to oratory status or outright closed. Why? Lack of priests yes, but also lack of lay leadership and involvement – so many Catholics have fallen or moved away.

 

There are plenty of feelings of hurt, loss and anger and companion thoughts of what should I (we) do. As I listened to…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on June 28, 2017 at 10:24pm — 4 Comments

Iowa District 15 Knights of Columbus Called on to Pray the Rosary Daily

The time has come for the Knights of Columbus to help stop the collapse of the Church (see Reference below) and to begin Her rebuilding, which will also result in the growth of the Order. Starting on 1 July 2017, the District Deputy for District 15 calls on District 15 Knights to begin praying the Rosary daily--in public and/or…

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Added by District 15 Knights on June 28, 2017 at 8:25am — 4 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, June 27, 2017: updated action alert on health care; victory for religious freedom

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has sent out an updated action alert regarding the Senate health care bill. You can find the alert and take action at https://votervoice.net/USCCB/home.

The USCCB is recommending the following three changes to the bill: 

  • Strip out harmful changes to Medicaid that will wreak havoc on the poor and vulnerable, including the per capita caps;
  • Ensure that any health…
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Added by Tom Chapman on June 27, 2017 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, June 23, 2017

The U.S. Senate is working on its version of a health care bill. The House passed its own bill last month.

Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has highlighted certain positive elements in the Senate bill, but reiterated the need for Senators to remove unacceptable flaws in the legislation that harm those most in need.

Bishop Dewane said, “The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is…

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Added by Tom Chapman on June 23, 2017 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

K OF C DAVIS 4th DEGREE ASSEMBLY (0271) MEETING DATES Summer 2017

> JUNE 25 HONOR GUARD FOR FATHER PAUL PETERS RETIREMENT 10 AM MASS ELKADER, RECEPTION AT JOHNSONS SUPPER CLUB.
> JUNE 27  4th  TUESDAY…
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Added by Davis Assembly on June 22, 2017 at 11:01pm — No Comments

THE FINAL STEP UP

THE FINAL STEP UP

By Leslie M. Opat, Past Faithful Navigator of Davis Assembly 0271

--I am the man who proudly became a Knight.

--I am the man who took the oath and payed his dues.

--I am the man who completed all three degrees of the Knights of…

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Added by Davis Assembly on June 21, 2017 at 5:06pm — 2 Comments

Preventing the Guy Who Never Came Back

Contributed by Larry Hauber - Regional Membership

Remember “I’m the Guy?”

It’s up to us – you and me – to work in our Council Halls and with our brother Knights, especially new Knights to be certain none of them become the Guy who didn’t come back. 

As Council Officers ask yourselves as you close out this fraternal year and plan for a better next:

1)    Have you invited all members of your council to at least one event:…

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Added by Retention Chairman Iowa KofC on June 18, 2017 at 10:43pm — 4 Comments

Proposer Challenge - Fourth Quarter Standings Thru April & May 2017

Fourth Quarter Recruits Thru April and May

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 -$125.00
  5. Fifth Highest…
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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on June 9, 2017 at 6:12am — No Comments

Honor Guard for Archbishop-emeritus Daniel Kucera's visitation and funeral Mass

Brother Knights-
 
Archbishop-emeritus Daniel Kucera OSB, a 52-year Honorary Life member of the Knights of Columbus, met his eternal reward on Tuesday, May 30. The Iowa Knights of Columbus bows in prayer and gratitude for his life and his…
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Added by Davis Assembly on June 2, 2017 at 12:31am — No Comments

Davis Assembly Honor Guard: Arthur R. Hemesath, 93, of Ossian, Iowa died Friday, May 26, 2017

Arthur R. Hemesath, 93, of Ossian, Iowa died Friday, May 26, 2017 at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian, Iowa.
Visitation will…
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Added by Davis Assembly on May 29, 2017 at 1:25am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, May 25, 2017

The Catholic bishops of Iowa have released a statement reviewing the 2017 Iowa legislative session.

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds is now serving as governor following the resignation of Gov. Terry Branstad. In her inaugural address, she mentioned tax reform, energy, education and workforce issues as priorities. Branstad has been confirmed as the…

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Added by Tom Chapman on May 25, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

New Facebook Website!

Knights of Columbus St John's Adel Council 9574 has created a new Facebook website and will be posting all new content and photos here: https://www.facebook.com/KofC9574/ moving forward. Check it out, "Like" the page to stay up to date with all the latest news and content!

Added by St Johns Adel Council 9574 on May 21, 2017 at 5:15pm — No Comments

"Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society."--Saint Francis de Sales

"Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society."

Saint Francis de Sales…

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Added by Ossian Knights on May 20, 2017 at 1:01am — No Comments

What counts as a Domestic Church activity for the 2016-17 Columbian Award application

Many of our Councils are busy wrapping up another successful year of service to the parish and community in support of our families. 
As you complete AND submit your Columbian award application, please keep in mind the new requirement to include AT LEAST four programs that connect your council, families, and the church…
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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on May 19, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Four Planned Parenthood centers close in Iowa

Scott Valencia, COO/Director of Advancement for Iowa Right to Life and an active leader for the Iowa Knight of Columbus reported to me today that Planned Parenthood announced today at 2:30pm that they will be closing 4 of their clinics!! Keokuk, Sioux City, Burlington, and Bettendorf.  Bettendorf will remain open for a short time doing tele-med (RU 486) abortions, but the others will be closed by June 30th! …

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Added by Dennis Shea on May 18, 2017 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

K OF C DAVIS 4th DEGREE ASSEMBLY (0271) MEETING DATES as of Wed 17 May 2017

K of C DAVIS 4TH DEGREE ASSEMBLY MEETING…
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Added by Davis Assembly on May 17, 2017 at 9:36am — No Comments

"M" has been appointed District Deputy for District 8 (to be District 15 as of 7/1/2017)

The Iowa Knights of Columbus State Deputy-Elect has appointed Brother M (photo) as District Deputy for District 8 (to be called District 15 after 7/1/2017) to succeed Brother…

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Added by District 15 Knights on May 12, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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