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State Deputy Successfully Completes "Over the Edge for Special Olympics Iowa"

Worthy State Deputy Joe Ramirez was one of a few to go Over the Edge for Special Olympics Iowa by rappelling off the 345 ft Financial Center in downtown Des Moines on Wednesday, 19 September 2012.

The Over the Edge for Special…


Added by Publicity Director on September 19, 2012 at 10:03pm — No Comments

High School & College Students Encouraged to Attend YOUTH 2000 Retreat; Knight & Parish Support Also Needed

It is to you, young people, that the task first falls of bearing witness to the Faith and bringing into the third millennium the Gospel of Christ, who is the Way, the Truth, the Life …

~ Blessed Pope John Paul II ~

All Saints Catholic Church of Des Moines will be hosting a three day YOUTH 2000 Retreat 1-3 March 2013 at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines. All high school youth, as well as…


Added by Publicity Director on September 15, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Support a Culture of Life through the 2012 Raffle for Life

For the sixth consecutive year, the Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council 5038 Knights of Columbus in Ankeny is sponsoring a Raffle for Life. This raffle benefits the Gabriel Project, a parish-based, crisis pregnancy program.

In the past 12 months, Gabriel Project volunteers have assisted 57 pregnant women and 36 babies have been born; 20 women are currently being assisted by Gabriel Project volunteers. The Gabriel Project exists totally on the efforts of volunteers. There is no paid staff and…


Added by Publicity Director on September 14, 2012 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Paul Falck - August 2012 Agent of the Month for Still Agency

The Still Agency, serving nearly 10,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Central and Southeast Iowa, announces that field agent PAUL FALCK is the…


Added by Shawn Still on September 14, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

All Iowa Knights Encouraged to Attend "Football and Fellowship While Supporting our Vets" 6 October 2012

The Des Moines Area Fourth Degree Assemblies are hosting a "Football and Fellowship While Supporting our Vets" event at the 6 October 2012 Drake vs. San Diego football game.

CLICK HERE for more information and how to RSVP tickets.

All First, Second, Third, and Fourth Degree…


Added by Publicity Director on September 13, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

ICC releases Faithful Citizenship flier; Catholics encouraged to participate in political process

In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue; and participation in political life is a moral obligation. ~ "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship", U.S. Catholic Bishops ~

The four Catholic dioceses of Iowa will be distributing informational fliers on "Faithful Citizenship" in parishes across the state this fall.…


Added by Publicity Director on September 13, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Chirst Our Life Call for Volunteers - Sign Up Online!

The Christ Our Life Conference will be a great spiritual and faith forming event taking place in the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines September 22 and 23. Our State Deputy Joe Ramirez has encouraged councils to actively promote and participate in such an important event.

The cost of tickets is $25…


Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on September 13, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Fourth Degree Exemplification in Des Moines 13 October 2012

CLICK HERE for full details on the Fourth Degree Exemplification in Des Moines on 13 October 2012.

Added by Publicity Director on September 13, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Newly Remodeled Youth Programs Page. Check it out!

Check out our newly remodeled Youth Programs Page and let us know what you think.  Is it easier to browse and find relevant information? Does it reflect our Youth Programs accurately?

We are working a few more details on it such as Coats for Kids, finalizing the Spelling Bee, and adding more pictures of events.

Enjoy and let us know how it works for you.

Vivat Jesus!

State Program Director

Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on September 11, 2012 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Project Moses Update - September 2012

The following is from Joe Worthing, Executive Director of Project Moses and a Brother Knight

Pope Benedict XVI said on 10 September 2012 that the Ten Commandments are God's…

Added by Publicity Director on September 11, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

State Deputy's World Day of Prayer for Peace & Patriot Day Message

CLICK HERE to read the 2012 World Day of Prayer & Patriot Day Message from Worthy State Deputy Joseph A. Ramirez.

Added by Publicity Director on September 8, 2012 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment

Prayer…There’s An App For That

It seems that life happens at such a breakneck speed that sometimes you can’t even find time to pray! How about taking just a few minutes each day to pray? How would you like the prayer experience to come right to your inbox?…


Added by Publicity Director on September 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Archbishop Hanus Blesses Waterloo Middle School; Fourth Degree Presents Gift in Memory of Late PSD Murphy

Archbishop Jerome Hanus of the Dubuque Archdiocese blesses hallways, classrooms, and doorways at Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School in Waterloo, Iowa, on Sunday, 12 August 2012. Area Fourth Degree Sir Knights provided an Honor Guard for the Archbishop.

In addition, the Fourth Degree…


Added by Publicity Director on September 1, 2012 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

Davenport KofC Soccer Challenge Date Announced

All boys and girls in grades two through eight are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2012 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge 8 September 2012 from 9 AM to Noon at Davenport Soccer Fields. Students will compete in their re­spective age divisions. Competition forms will be available at the field on the day of the event. All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 who place first in their age division are eligible to compete in the higher levels of completion. For more…


Added by Publicity Director on September 1, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Labor Day 2012 Message

Monsignor Stephen Orr, Pastor of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Parish and Chaplain of Monsignor J.M. Hanson Council 5038, both in Ankeny, Iowa, offers this Labor Day Message:

This weekend we observe Labor Day. While it is a civic holiday, it also touches our faith. We are grateful for the God-given talents that allow people to not only make a living for themselves and their families, but also to contribute to the good of the human family at large. We pray in a special way for…


Added by Publicity Director on August 31, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Soccer Challenge Kicks into High Gear in September

The 2012 Soccer Challenge is under way. Order your Soccer Challenge kits at

The Regional Competitions have already been scheduled for the weekend of 6-7 October. The…


Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on August 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Membership Director Update: August & September 2012


Added by Michael P. Gaspers on August 28, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Communtiy Director Update: Fall Event Ideas

My Brother Knights: As we approach the Fall season here are some things we can do in our communities to make them a better place for all of us.

When coming to help some of the elderly we can rake leaves off their yards as well as cleaning around the outside of their homes. Offer to check the gutters so they are free of debris form the past Summer and early Fall. There is no need for ice jams on the roofs when then winter season comes.  These jams are causes of major roof…


Added by Michael J Becker on August 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Informed Choices Annual Banquet "Save The Date"

I just received our postcard invitation to the Informed Choices Annual Banquet.  I would encourage anyone who can make it to attend.  The Informed Choices Medical Clinic Annual Fundraising Banquest will be held on October 16, 2012 from 7:00pm. to 9:00 p.m. at the Marriott in Coralville.  Their Vision is to Eliminate te "need" for abortion in Iowa.  And their Mission is To Turn FEAR into confidence by meeting the REAL NEEDS of women and men and providing STRENGTH for life's tough choices.  If…


Added by Pamela Kae Still on August 28, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Family Director Update: Fullick's Honored; Labor Day Weekend

At the Eastern Iowa Knights of Columbus Campout this past weekend, participants voted to rename it The Henry and Betty Fullick Campout, in honor of their long time support of it and for their many years serving the Iowa Knights of Columbus. 2012 marked the 16th year for this fun family activity.

With Labor Day weekend approaching, why not take your family camping and enjoy the nature our Good Lord provides us?

Added by Micheal Lause on August 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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