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It's time for new blood.

It's time to evangelize and/or re-evangelize by bringing in new members. The Lord Jesus clearly calls each of the baptized to evangelize, and one of the ways to do this is to evangelize and re-evangelize our baptized brother Catholics. There are some men in our parish who will become disillusioned with the Faith if they are not actively engaged by their brothers, and there is a distinct chance that disillusioned men (and their families) will leave the one,…

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Added by Decorah Knights on November 3, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

ICC Newsletter - Nov. 3, 2015

 ‘VOTE TO END HUNGER’

Additional presenters and supporters have been announced for Sunday’s interfaith and bipartisan “Vote To End Hunger Rally” at Grand View University in Des Moines.

Rep. Mark Smith, (D-Marshalltown), Democratic leader in the Iowa House of Representatives, and Sen. Brad Zaun, (R-Urbandale), will make a few remarks.

The rally will also feature an Iowan who has lacked reliable access to a sufficient quantity of food.  Jean Rolf currently lives in Dubuque…

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Added by Tom Chapman on November 3, 2015 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Understanding of Place

Recently, I had a long conversation with a priest friend  who describes himself as "liberal."  He finally responded to the request of some of his parishioners to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass.

One reason that commentaters have put forward for the Moto Proprio is the Pope Emeritus' desire (reinforced by Pope Francis) to renew the Priesthood, presumably part of that is to increase vocations, and to deepen the spirituality of priests, and therefore the Church. I continually, ask…

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Added by Andy Milam on November 3, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

“Celebrate America with our Veterans” on November 14

Celebrate America with our Veterans…
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Added by Jason Follett on November 1, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Marian Council 4144 Past Newsletters

A few past Newsletters for Marian Council 4144 can be found at http://iowakofc.org/page/council-newsletters or by clicking on the links below:

October 2012 Edition of Marian Council…

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Added by Marian Knights on October 31, 2015 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Saints of the States

Saints of the States on All Saints Day

                                                                                                            Dan Lynch, http://www.jkmi.com/…

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Added by Davis Assembly on October 31, 2015 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Eucharist: Reaffirmation of the Primacy of God

The following is a homily given by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2011.  It is a poignant message that applies to us today as much as it did the first time he gave it.



 

Dearest Brothers and Sisters!

Six years ago, the first apostolic journey in Italy of my pontificate led me to Bari, for the 24th National Eucharistic Congress. Today I came to solemnly conclude the 25th, here in Ancona. I thank the Lord for these intense…

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Added by Andy Milam on October 29, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Iowa Knights participate in the Des Moines Diocesan Year of the Family

The Iowa Knights of Columbus State Council participated in the closing activities for the Des Moines Diocesan Year of Marriage and Family.  The Mass and other activities were held at St. Boniface Church in Waukee.  The Adel-Waukee Council assisted with the lunch…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on October 27, 2015 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

Youth Compete in the 2015-2016 Iowa Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge

Youth from across Iowa competed in the 2015-2016 Iowa Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge in Pella on October 17, 2015.

The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is a competition designed for players to demonstrate the most basic soccer skill - the penalty kick. Open to all boys and girls ages 9-14, each player at the state competition is…

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Added by Jason Follett on October 24, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Member, Brother Dan O'Brien, Receives Institution of Lector

Click here for the article on the institution of lectors from page 9 of the 18 October 2015 edition of The Witness. This article is posted here with the permission of…

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Added by Decorah Knights on October 24, 2015 at 12:06am — 1 Comment

Easter Seals Iowa Honors Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council 5038

On 20 October 2015, Easter Seals Iowa, at their annual celebration, awarded Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council 5038 in Ankeny with the 2015 Mark Melton Volunteer of the Year Award for spearheading the Iowa Knights of Columbus Flagpole Plaza at Camp Sunnyside.

The area at Camp Sunnyside renovated into the Iowa Knights of Columbus Flagpole Plaza was…

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Added by Jason Follett on October 22, 2015 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Our Mothers Warning

Peace my beloved children, peace be with you all!



I, your Immaculate Mother, love you immensely and come from heaven to tell you that the Lord invites you to conversion and holiness through me.



Without prayer you will not be able to walk in this world that is increasingly letting itself be enveloped in the darkness of Satan, because it does not pray.



Be strong in faith and faithful to God. Do not doubt, but be…

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Added by New Hampton Knights of Columbus on October 22, 2015 at 9:47pm — No Comments

ICC Newsletter - new speakers announced for hunger rally - sign up today

Additional speakers have been announced for the interfaith Vote to End Hunger Rally to be held Nov. 8 at Grand View University in Des Moines.

Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register, will serve as the emcee for the event. Cory Berkenes, executive director of the Iowa Food Bank Association, will speak about what hunger looks like in Iowa. Jos Linn, Grassroots Manager, U.S. Poverty Campaigns, RESULTS, will lead an interactive session educating participants on…

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Added by Tom Chapman on October 22, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

The Eucharist and Culture

The following was written by Ralph McInerny, PhD (author of the Fr. Dowling Mysteries) not long before his death:

Doctors and lawyers require appointments; celebrities flee the fame they once pursued and turn away importunate visitors; the wise and the mighty are distant from us. How odd that God is always available.

He is everywhere, of course. There would be no anywhere without him. The Trinity dwells within the graced person, and the faithful can say with Paul, I live…

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Added by Andy Milam on October 21, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Knights of Columbus Recruiter Membership Incentives 2015-2016 Fraternal Year

As of 19 October 2015, this has been extended to 31 December 2015. Click here for details.

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Added by Decorah Knights on October 19, 2015 at 8:49pm — No Comments

40 Days for Life reaches the halfway point today. Are you participating?

Brother Knights and families,

With all the recent controversial planned parenthood videos exposing the ugliness of such an industry of abortion, we should all be a part of a 40 Days for Life program somewhere. Go to: 40 Days for Life locations to find a City in Iowa near you to help with a little bit of time and prayer with fellow Pro-Lifers.

The locations in Iowa should show up as:…

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Added by Dennis Shea on October 14, 2015 at 11:41pm — 3 Comments

Parish Liturgical Renewal

Below is an article that appeared in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, November 1999 by author, Ian Rutherford.  Ian Rutherford graduated from the University of Dallas with a B.A. degree in Political Philosophy. He served on the University of Dallas liturgical committee and is currently the webmaster of The Catholic Liturgical Library.  While it is a bit older, it speaks to what the future would bring and is being promoted today.  And the fruits borne out since are spoken about in this article.…

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Added by Andy Milam on October 14, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Iowa family to receive Supreme Council Family of the Month award

The Supreme Council has recognized the family of Joel and Cheryl Wood, members of Council 930 in Cascade as one of the August 2015 Families of the Month!

Each of the 100 randomly selected families receives a framed print of the Holy Family as well as a signed congratulatory letter from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on October 13, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments

Programming Council Success Fraternal Training Session Webinar Recording

Information about the webinar: http://iowakofc.org/events/programming-council-success-fraternal-training-session

This webcast is now on-demand, should you like to view it again.

Use the link below to enter the webcast at any…

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Added by Decorah Knights on October 8, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments

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