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The Ave Maria

We normally think of the Lord’s Prayer as the prayer received from God, but the Hail Mary is another such prayer. The difference is that the Lord’s Prayer was received from God: from Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself; whereas the Hail Mary was received indirectly from God: from the Angel Gabriel who brought the annunciation from the Most Holy Trinity, and from St. Elisabeth who blessed the Holy Virgin on the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. The words of the Angel Gabriel began: Hail full of Grace…


Added by Andy Milam on March 18, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

New Facebook Page for Perry's St. Jude's Council

Please take a moment to check out our new Facebook page.

Suggestions are welcome.

Added by Perry Knights on March 17, 2015 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Day of Prayer for the Unborn Child Wed 25 March 2015

Decorah Knights are encouraged to spend time in Eucharistic adoration before the exposed blessed Sacrament in Saint Benedict's Church building from 7 - 8 pm on Wed 25 March.

Added by Decorah Knights on March 17, 2015 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Supreme Council Policies re: Knights of Columbus Events & Public Officials

You may have perhaps been made aware of issues that arose in Virginia concerning a 2015 Saint Patrick's Day Parade. For more information, please visit the Virginia Knights of Columbus and Diocese of…


Added by Jason Follett on March 17, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Encyclical of Pope Pius XII Ingruentium Malorum on reciting the Rosary

But it is above all in the bosom of the family that We desire the custom of the Holy Rosary to be everywhere adopted, religiously preserved, and ever more intensely practiced. In vain is a remedy sought for the wavering fate of civil life, if the family, the principle and foundation of the human community, is not fashioned after the pattern of the Gospel.

To undertake such a difficult duty, We affirm that the custom of the family recitation of the Holy Rosary is a most efficacious…


Added by Andy Milam on March 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - March 16, 2015

The Iowa House passed House File 573 last Thursday by a vote of 57-39. The bill requires that prior to performing an abortion, a physician must certify that the woman has undergone an ultrasound imaging of the baby and that the woman was given the opportunity to view the ultrasound image. HF 573 supports an informed consent process for women and would reduce the number of abortions. The bill moves to the Iowa Senate. We’ll have an updated alert soon.



Added by Tom Chapman on March 16, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Preamble to the Constitution of the State of Iowa

"WE THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF IOWA, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of those blessings, do ordain and establish a free and independent government, by the name of the State of Iowa..."

Clearly, the people who formed the government of the State of Iowa, and who requested and received admission to the Union, recognized the intimate relationship between free government and the God Who gives people the…


Added by Davis Assembly on March 15, 2015 at 4:08pm — 1 Comment

Knight and Family of the Month

Joseph Pollpeter

State Family Director

February State Knight and Family of the Month                            



Congratulations to Brother Knight Kevin Emanuel and his family for being chosen February Family of the Month. Kevin is member of Council 8702.  Kevin’s family, wife Kate and daughters, Sonia and Suzanne enjoy being a together as a family. They regularly attend Mass together when everyone is home. Kevin is…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on March 14, 2015 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

20th Annual Eastern Iowa KofC Campout Set for Late August 2015

The 20th Annual Eastern Iowa KofC Campout will be held at the Walnut Acres Campgrounds in Monticello on 28-30 August 2015. Join us for a weekend of camping like you are in Hawaii.

Registration will be open Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

The fun…


Added by Jason Follett on March 12, 2015 at 4:38pm — No Comments

The Battle of Lepanto and the development of devotion towards the Holy Rosary

The sixteenth century was marked by the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. The Turks, who already occupied most of the Mediterranean, Northern Africa, the Middle East and the Balkanic Peninsula, were threatening Western Europe. They took Belgrade in 1521, held Rhodes the following year, and then invaded Hungary and sieged Vienna in 1529. They were driven back by a tiny margin and run aground at Malta, retreating to take Cyprus, a then Venitian possession.

Faced with the Turkish threat,…


Added by Andy Milam on March 11, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Storm Lake to Host 2015 Iowa KofC Golf Tournament

To download the registration form,…


Added by Jason Follett on March 11, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

Decorah Knights membership recruitment/retention notes from 7-8 March webinars

These webinars have been VERY helpful.  All Knights of Columbus are encouraged to attend future huddles & webinars.

The following notes are from the meeting:

24 hour can change your life - brochure

Why you should become a Knight - "

How to conduct a church drive-   "

First Degree Ceremonial…


Added by Decorah Knights on March 10, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

Deputy Grand Knight Needed

DGK position is now open.  Please consider serving you council with your leadership talent.

Added by Denison Knights on March 9, 2015 at 9:43pm — 2 Comments

Power of 10 (ten) for recruitment & retention

Click here for the Power of 10 (ten).  This is an oldy, but a goodie.

Added by Decorah Knights on March 8, 2015 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference, first legislative deadline report, March 7, 2015

Friday was the first “funnel” deadline at the legislature. With exceptions, bills have been voted out of committee by that date to be considered during the rest of the session.

An Education Savings Account bill, House Study Bill 203, did not come up for a vote in the House Education Committee. The chair of the committee chose not to bring it up because of budget concerns. The bill would have provided for Education Savings Accounts starting with kindergarten the first year and adding a…


Added by Tom Chapman on March 7, 2015 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights: Seminarian Dennis Conway is installed as an acolyte March 1, 2015

Seminarian Dennis Conway was installed as an acolyte, March 1, 2015; click here for the complete story.  Dennis Conway spent the summer of 2014 in Saint Benedict's parish (Decorah) doing pastoral work.  Let us pray for him, for all seminarians, and for all men considering a vocation to the holy priesthood.

Added by Decorah Knights on March 7, 2015 at 6:56am — No Comments

Decorah Knights Spring Dinner Tickets Now Available

St. Benedict's Council 4208 annual Spring Dinner tickets are now available.

This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Council, and the food and drink are without compare.  Click here for more information, and get your tickets today!

Added by Decorah Knights on March 6, 2015 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Decorah Knights web training session for fraternal leaders @ 1 pm on Sat 7 March 2015 in Decorah

The Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus is pleased to invite you to take part in a web training session for fraternal leaders.  You are being invited to participate because of your key leadership role.  This session will be geared toward all fraternal leaders and especially district deputies, grand knights, council membership and program directors and the council membership team. This webinar will discuss the importance of your council being visible during three Orderwide…


Added by Decorah Knights on March 6, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

Douglas C. Kollasch (1969-2015)

Many have gotten to know Doug Kollasch over the past two and half years as we have shared his battle with brain cancer in several News Updates on Sadly, he lost…


Added by Jason Follett on March 6, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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