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Christopher West speaks on 'Theology of the Body': St Benedict's Parish Mission 2016

Join us for St Benedict's Parish Mission 2016
Save the Date - …

Added by Decorah Knights on July 22, 2016 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

An Old Orientation made New: Robert Cardinal Sarah

The Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship and Discipline for the Sacraments (the Pope’s chief liturgist) has called on all Catholic priests to start offering Mass ad orientem (facing East), beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2016.  He made his comments during the keynote opening address of the Sacra Liturgia conference taking place in London from July 5 to 8, 2016.

During his speech to a packed auditorium of around 200 people, Cardinal…


Added by Andy Milam on July 19, 2016 at 9:30am — 15 Comments

ICC Newsletter - July 18, 2016

Lately every week seems to bring news of a violent tragedy that has taken place in our country. These events have brought new attention to related public policy issues as well.

Here in Iowa, the Legislative Council approved a one-day study committee to examine the causes and impacts of, and possible remedies for, increased levels of violence. The committee will meet this fall after Election Day and may make recommendations to the legislature. We think the study will contribute to an…


Added by Tom Chapman on July 18, 2016 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Council 4208 members sell "pork chops on a stick" at the Winneshiek County Fair to raise money for Foods Resource Bank

Decorah Knights help man the pork chop booth to raise funds for the Winneshiek County Community of Hope (WCCH), which is one of many projects administered by the Foods Resource Bank (FRB), which actually carries out the projects. The WCCH FRB chapter is a non-profit organization. 100% of FRB donations go to the project(s) of its choice. FRB takes the WCCH donation and turns it into equipment, seed, fertilizer, materials, education. FRB partners with other Christian…


Added by Decorah Knights on July 16, 2016 at 9:05pm — 1 Comment

Farm Progress Show Sign ups now OPEN


Just over $1200 will be going to St Boniface, and over $1700 to St John's

This is a great money maker for us.   Bringing outside money into our council and communities.

Work your shift, then free entry into the show!

Added by St Johns Adel Council 9574 on July 16, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

District 8 Preparing to Have a Formation Degree (2nd degree) Team

District 8 has begun the process of developing a team of members who will conduct Formation Degree (2nd degree) exemplifications across the district. All Knights of Columbus members who have received the honors of the Formation Degree may apply to join the discussion by clicking here. Comments from those across Iowa who have successfully started and maintained a Formation…


Added by District 8 Knights on July 14, 2016 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Supreme Knights asks for a novena of Prayer for our Nation

Following a week of violence across the United States, the Knights of Columbus has called for a novena of prayer to heal the wounds and divisions afflicting this country. 
Knights, their families and all people of good will are encouraged to join in the novena (nine days of prayer) that will run from July 14-22 by praying St. Francis of Assisi’s Prayer for Peace:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let…

Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on July 13, 2016 at 9:52am — 5 Comments

District 7 District meeting

Thom Mahr will be hosting the District 7 District meeting at his home at 6889 Robin Ave. Monday evening July 25 at 6pm sharp. There will be brats, other meats, and beverages served.

Added by Thom Mahr on July 12, 2016 at 1:53pm — 4 Comments

Ecclesia Semper Reformanda (The Church is Always in Need of Renewal)


I have had the distinct pleasure in the last week to have a sit down and visit with His Excellency, R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City.  As part of that visit, there was a gathering of District Deputies from the Sioux City Diocese, who were invited to the Bishop's residence to hear a message and receive an invitation from him directly.

The message is from His Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Sioux City (and I paraphrase):

We live in a time of…


Added by Andy Milam on July 12, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot

Today is the Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot. Saint Benedict's Council 4208 wishes you a happy Saint Ben's day!

Mass readings:

Click …


Added by Decorah Knights on July 11, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments

Two Iowans received international KofC scholarships

Two Iowa youth were most recently informed of their selection of a scholarship from the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus!

James Lamansky was selected to receive…


Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on July 8, 2016 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Tonight's meeting is cancelled.

Tonight's regularly scheduled business meeting is cancelled.

Come back to later for more information.

Added by Monona_Area_Knights on July 7, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

What Are We Seeing?

My friend Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek, STD, has been a priest of the Diocese of Austin since 1985 and is currently pastor of parishes in Gatesville and Hamilton. His doctorate is in Dogmatics with a special emphasis on ecumenism from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.  Please continue to read his contribution.

At present, Catholics are confronted with cardinals and bishops openly promoting Holy Communion for the remarried, a synodal process that avoided repeating our Lord’s…


Added by Andy Milam on July 5, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

District 30 Set to Make Star District!

Click here to listen to an interview of Isaac Doucette, District Warden for District 30. District 30 is set to achieve the coveted Star District status; Isaac explains how and why and more. Congratulations, District 30, from District 8.

For the entire Iowa Knight Life radio program for 22 June 2016,…


Added by District 8 Knights on July 3, 2016 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

Members, Councils, Assemblies, and Districts Should Have Profile Pages on

To facilitate and encourage fraternal conversation and to increase the distribution of information (St. Luke 11:33), each and every Council, Assembly, District, and individual member of the Iowa Knights of Columbus should have a Profile Page (website) here on the web platform.

If you want to get a Profile Page (website) operating for your Council,…


Added by District 8 Knights on July 1, 2016 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

Fr Kevin's Bon Voyage - 25 Jun 2016

Bon Voyage to Fr. Kevin Anstey, who has served as Council 4403 Chaplain for the last two years.  Fr. Kevin has been assigned as administrator of Saint Anthony in Knoxville and Sacred Heart in Melcher…


Added by Fr. James P Conroy Council 4403 on July 1, 2016 at 9:52am — 2 Comments

National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week 2016

24 - 30 July 2016

Natural Family Planning is a morally acceptable and medically responsible way to help married couples plan their families.

This year's slogan is:…


Added by District 8 Knights on July 1, 2016 at 12:17am — 2 Comments

Rest in Peace Lynn Wiese, Former State Advocate

Lynn Wiese, age 65, of Iowa Falls died on Sunday, 26 June 2016. Lynn was a Former State Advocate for the Iowa Knights of Columbus.

CLICK HERE to read more on…


Added by Jason Follett on June 29, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ways to Combat Satan in Our Daily Lives

Christians face a spiritual battle each day that we live after Baptism. The Word of God teaches us that our life on earth is a constant struggle against the Evil One (Satan), and it reminds us that we have decided to follow Christ and to be always ready to face the Devil’s blows. To make ourt time here one of authentic conversion, with no concessions given to the demons, these are 10 effective spiritual weapons.

1. Lead an ordered life

First, pay great…


Added by Andy Milam on June 28, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Ossian Knights Chaplain Has Youtube Channel

Father Robert Gross, chaplain for Ossian Knights Council 2073, now has his own youtube channel where his weekly homilies and reflections can be found. Be sure to check it out and bookmark it. Click on the link below to view the channel and his videos.

Added by Ossian Knights on June 25, 2016 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

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