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Fortnight for Freedom: Threats from Secularizing, Devaluing Religious Roots

As we celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom, this guest column was printed in the June 20, 2014 edition of The Catholic Mirror, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Des…


Added by Jason Follett on June 23, 2014 at 7:13pm — No Comments

The Feast of Corpus Christi

The Corpus Christi Procession: a Catholic Tradition

Processing through the community with the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ is a venerable Church tradition. The procession is an outward demonstration of Catholic faith and belief in the real presence of the risen Christ, under the appearance of the Consecrated Host.

In his Apostolic Letter …


Added by Publicity Director on June 22, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments

State Golf Tournament

Due to recent very heavy rains, the State Golf Tournament scheduled for June 21st in Storm Lake has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.  Will announce new date when it has been set.  District Deputies; please contact your local Councils with this late breaking information.  Thank You, Kevin McKinney, FS, Council 2326, Storm Lake.

Added by Kevin McKinney on June 18, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments

Fortnight for Freedom June 21-July 4

  For Immediate Release

Date:      June 11, 2014

Contact:  Anne Marie Cox (515) 237-5057



Fortnight for Freedom celebrated in Des Moines

Pray for religious liberty and the freedom to…


Added by Publicity Director on June 14, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

St Augustin 10558 Fields Plane Pull Team for Special Olympics

Saturday, June 7, a team of twenty Knights, parishioners and friends from St Augustin Parish and Council 10558 shown in the photograph under the leadership of Tre Critelli, pulled a 122,000 pound UPS 757 over a measured course at DSM airport to benefit Special Olympics - Iowa, a…


Added by Publicity Director on June 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

9th Annual James & Judy Chambers Western Iowa

Memorial Camporee

The Knights of Columbus are holding their 9th Annual James & Judy Chambers Western Iowa Camporee the weekend of June 6-8, 2014. It will be held in the City of Storm Lake, IA in the City Campgrounds on the East side of Storm Lake.

On Friday night we will have a Wine & Cheese Party for those in attendance. Also Saturday Evening we will have a potluck dinner for all to enjoy. On Sunday morning donuts, coffee, juice and milk will be served to those in…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on June 4, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Bishop's Catholic Fund Presentation

Each year the Iowa assemblies of the 4th Degree contribute $3.00 for each dues paying member for the Bishop’s Catholic communications Fund. The funds are divided equally among the four dioceses. This year $2,541 to be used as Most Rev. Martin J. Amos see fit to spread the Word of God and the…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on June 1, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference update - tomorrow's Call-in Day to Congress on immigration reform


Tomorrow, May 29, is a national “call-in day” to Congress in support of immigration reform. To participate, dial this toll-free number, 1-855-589-5698, to be automatically connected to your U.S. House Member and ask them to:

  • Vote for immigration reform,
  • Support a path to citizenship,
  • Preserve family unity, and
  • Employ safe and humane immigration enforcement practices.



Added by Tom Chapman on May 28, 2014 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Assembly 3265 Sir Knights Step Up to Feed Deploying National Guard Soldiers & Families

By Jason Follett, Faithful Navigator - Father Paul F. Hans Assembly 3265

The United States along…


Added by Jason Follett on May 21, 2014 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Membership Records - Speedy Processing

Brothers all :

As we get closer to months end and fraternal year end to avoid delay in processing all form 100's can be emailed or faxed in to Supreme.

Email to:



Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on May 20, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Marriage According to “Everybody Loves Raymond”

At this past week end's 113th State Convention in Des Moines, the Iowa Knights of Columbus sponsored sessions on spiritual formation / enrichment prior to 10AM Mass.

The first talk was given by Justin Frato.…


Added by Anita Gaspers on May 10, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

White Collar Crew - Pulling for Christ

Looking to do more good with more hands the Iowa State Council is pleased to announce the formation of a new team in the upcoming Plane Pull for SOIowa: the White-Collar Crew.

To be made up of priests and religious this team will be Pulling for Christ and need our support. Each team member must raise a…


Added by KC Membership - Iowa on May 10, 2014 at 9:19am — 6 Comments

Greetings to the Hierarchy - from Des Moines Convention 2014

It is customary for the Iowa State Council of the Knights of Columbus gathered in convention to send greetings and pledges of support to the Bishops of Iowa.

This pleasant duty is generally handled by the Past State Deputies of Iowa on behalf of the delegates and general membership. Full letter at IowaKofC Position Statements

This year's letter…


Added by Publicity Director on May 10, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments

Report of the Good of the Order Committee - Convention 2014

Pro-Tem Committee Report

Iowa Knights of Columbus

State Convention - May 3, 2014

Committee Name Good of the Order

We pledge our renewed support for Our Holy Pontiff Pope Francis, who is truly a" Pope of the

People" and we commend Him for showing us by His humility that We were placed on this

earth to help those who need our help.

We urge all councils to continue their generous participation in the many important programs

that make our…


Added by Publicity Director on May 10, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

State Deputy-Elect Dan Werner Addresses Convention Delegates: Go Make a Difference

State Deputy Elect Dan Werner addressed the convention delegates shortly after he was elected. His acceptance address laid out the main emphasis he intends to be the focus of his time in office. Under the overall theme of "Go Make a Difference"…


Added by Publicity Director on May 10, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Swing for the Fences - Winners Drawn



Results are in, the Winners have been drawn and …. Drum roll please:


First Prize -- Terry Rasmussen- Council No 12129 Solon for the 3-day, 2-night stay at Honey Creek Resort, on scenic Lake Rathbun in south central Iowa. – Value- $300.00 (Cash alternate available on request)


Second Prize -- Gerald Decker- Council No 5389 for a $100.00 gift card




Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on May 8, 2014 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Shoot For the Stars - Councils Recognized at Convention

~ Stars for Saturday Luncheon at Convention ~


Councils reaching Star Status by May 1st qualified to send one representative to lunch with the state officers on Saturday May 3rd.

One council was drawn from among those qualified and in attendance for a week end get-away (cash prize alternate $300 available on request)

Congratulations to Council 568 represented by Pat Lyons on winning the drawing! As long as…


Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on May 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Fr Danner Wants You -- To Be a Knight of Columbus

~ MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN – Growing, Growing  -- Gone ~

Announced at Convention: Father Danner Wants You to invite another Catholic man to be a Knight…


Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on May 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference: legislative session concludes

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network 

The Iowa House adjourned at about 6 a.m. on Thursday morning after an all-night session. The Senate finished with budget bills early on Thursday, but, before adjourning on Friday, passed a resolution giving the Senate Government Oversight Committee subpoena power to investigate "secret settlements" in state government.

During the last day or so of the session, we were part of discussions regarding an amendment to the “standings”…


Added by Tom Chapman on May 4, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

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