Daniel Ossian, a Past Grand Knight of Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council 5038 based in Ankeny, was honored by…Continue
Every District was encouraged to schedule and host a formation degree between October 9th and October 16th in commemoration of Columbus day.
Those district deputies who were successful in scheduling the degree AND getting a new member earned $40 and if additional new members the DD could earn additional $40…Continue
Tail Gate Promotion - recruit a minimum of 3 new members in October and December
We have new leaders and with first and second place coming from the same first degree. The top three leaders are the result of well executed Church Drives.
What are you doing to motivate your recruiters?
The Iowa Knights of Columbus State leadership (State Family) convenes…Continue
I wanted to let everyone know that we loss a great Knight last week. Many of you remember Scott and his family as Family of The Year 2 years ago. Please keep Scott's family in your prayers and if anyone or a Council would like to honor Scott please see the info below from Informed Choice. Thank you, Wes Dammann GK of Scott's home Council 12438.
There is a $30,000 matching gift made by the Knights of Columbus in Memorial of Scott Halbur. Many of you have meet Scott he was the…Continue
Added by District 8 Knights on December 1, 2016 at 9:43am — No Comments
Please note: Iowa Right to Life has cancelled the Midwest March for Life on Jan. 14, 2017. The Mass for Life with the four bishops of Iowa has been rescheduled for 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15 at Saints John and Paul Church in Altoona, IA at the conclusion of the first day of the Iowa Institute for Social Action. Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport will be the homilist. (To be clear, no sign-up is necessary for the Mass!)
We hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving. Time to get back to work!
One of our top priorities during the upcoming legislative session is to encourage passage of an Education Savings Account (ESA) program in Iowa. Click here for a very short video about how ESAs work for families.
ESAs will help all parents pay for the learning environment that best suits their child’s needs,…Continue
The Year of Mercy is ending, but we can still consider some of the Works of Mercy which are to be ours, both in knowledge and in practice.
Two of the Spiritual Works of Mercy are closely related, so I will consider these together. They are, to bear wrongs patiently, and to forgive offenses willingly.
Who among us has not been ‘wronged’ sometime in your life? Of course, we all feel that sometime in our life we were wronged. The next question is more challenging! Have your…Continue
I'm an odd-ball. I'm an odd-ball in the fact that, while the majority of Catholic priests would rather do a funeral than a wedding, I am a Catholic priest who loves weddings. I love weddings, not only because they are a joyous occasion, but because it is an opportunity. You are meeting two people at one of the happiest moments of their lives, and in that happiness they want that happiness to last, and that is the Churches opportunity to help them in that endeavor.
But opposed to our…Continue
Most of the election coverage has been focused on the presidential race but we pay attention to the Iowa Statehouse. Tuesday’s elections resulted in the Republicans gaining control of the Iowa Senate. They picked up six seats for a total of 29 Republicans to 19 Democrats and one independent. There will be a special election in Davenport next month. The Republicans in the House gained two seats giving them a 59-41 majority.
This is the first time Republicans have had control of both…Continue
Second quarter proposer's challenge update after one month
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:
Added by Tom Chapman on November 2, 2016 at 11:38am — No Comments
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Iowa Knights of Columbus state Soccer Challenge
Girls – 9 years…Continue
Jim Weber, Trustee 11038; Kevin Hotchkiss, Deputy Grand Knight 11038; Ron Heydon, Deputy Grand Knight 12855; Dennis Kluver, District Deputy 20; Anthony Gabriel, Grand Knight 11038; Chris Liberto, Exec.Dir. Camp High Hopes; John Staiert, Grand…Continue
Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on November 1, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The people of the Bible knew all about captivity. The low point of the Old Testament is the Babylonian Captivity, when the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and sent the survivors to captivity in Babylon (modern Iraq). The Jews were exiled there for over a generation before they were allowed to return home. When Jesus said to "free the captive," this bad memory would immediately come to mind for the people of his time. Sadly, the corporal work of mercy to "free the captive" today can…Continue
Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on October 29, 2016 at 7:26pm — No Comments