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A Growing Legacy

For 130 years, the Knights of Columbus has remained stalwart in support of Father McGivney’s vision. To learn more on the history of the Knights of Columbus, CLICK HERE!

Added by Publicity Director on August 22, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments

"For Greater Glory" to be Released on DVD & BlueRay

For Greater Glory is scheduled for DVD and BlueRay release on 11 September 2012. A movie night put on by a Council and/or Assembly would be a great way to share this important part of history with your parishes.

Added by Publicity Director on August 21, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

Council 15347 of Elkhart Hosts Outdoor Pancake Breakfast

Saint Mary-Holy Cross Council 15347 of Elkhart hosted an outdoor pancake breakfast after Mass at Holy Cross on 12 August 2012. Over 80 people enjoyed the breakfast and even had entertainment from Grand Knight Jon Hand's giant pancakes. The next pancake breakfast will be 9 September 2012 after the 10 AM Mass at Saint Mary's in Elkhart.…


Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Washington Wins Iowa KofC Softball Tournament, Advances to Nationals

A Washington team won the Iowa Knights of Columbus Softball Tournament in Cedar Falls 21-22 July 2012 for the third straight year. The team won all five games and qualified for the national tournament slated for Labor Day weekend in Kansas. In back are Tyler Becker,…


Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Golf to Support Scott County Catholic Schools

The Father Ken Martin Golf Outing and Dinner will be held 29 August 2012 at Emeis Golf Course. Funds raised assist families facing a financial crisis that may force them to take their children out of a Scott County Catholic school. For information about sponsorship opportunities or other questions, call Jim Tiedje at 563-391-2820 (home) or 309-743-7746 (work).

Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Monthly 24 Hour Adoration in Melrose

The Knights of Columbus of Albia sponsor a 24-hour adoration the first Friday of the month at St. Patrick Church in Melrose. Mass begins at 8 AM, followed by 24 hours of adoration, and closes with benediction at 9:15 AM on Saturday. For more information or to sign up for an hour, call Tony Humeston at 641-932-7709.

Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Prayer Request for Father Dan Krettek

Father Dan Krettek, Pastor at St. Mary's/Holy Cross in Elkhart, has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is scheduled for surgery 21 August 2012. His doctor is optimistic about removal, but we still need to include Fr. Dan in our prayers over the next few days, and especially on Tuesday.

Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Iowa City Cans & Bottles for Life

The Knights of Columbus at St. Patrick Church in Iowa City will be collecting 5 cent redemption cans and bottles the third Saturday of every month from 9 AM to Noon. The collection will take place at the west side of St. Patrick Church near the entrance to the Day Chapel. No need to sort cans. Proceeds benefit “Right to Life” organizations in Johnson County.

Added by Publicity Director on August 19, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

'Choose Life' License Plates in Iowa

The State of Iowa has committed to making 'Choose Life' License Plates and making them available and this is great.
Under DOT rules, proponents have one year to obtain 500 applications for the plates, which cost $25 more than regular fees for motor vehicle registrations. So far they only have around 200 orders, so we need to get ordering.…

Added by Antonio Banuelos on August 15, 2012 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Fourth Degree - Regalia Order Information

Sir Knights, Attached is info for ordering regalia. This is a good time to order because of the discount. Dowling 263 will refund half of what you pay for regalia when you participate in 10 honor guards.

Pass this on to any 4th degree members in your councils who need to order.

Fraternally yours,

Rick Brecht FN Dowling 263…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on August 12, 2012 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Mulligan Stew

MULLIGAN STEW by Tom Bormann

It’s the end of summer vacation, county fairs are over and school will be starting in a day or two, but there is still time for one last party before the daily routine begins again.

In the tiny village of St. Joe (officially Saint Joseph) located on Highway 169 on the southern edge of Kossuth County a tradition which is known as Mulligan Stew has been carried on for well over fifty years now. Folks from near and far have been gathering on the third…


Added by Thomas J Bormann on August 5, 2012 at 1:09pm — 3 Comments

Update on the Wheelchair Mission

American Wheelchair Mission

As reported earlier at the July meeting, the Iowa Knights have purchased a sea container of 110 wheelchairs which have been ordered, and should be delivered to Haiti sometime in September or October. Dan Moberg of the Wheelchair  Mission told me that after the shipment arrives in Port Au Prince, it typically can take up to 5 months for the chairs to be cleared for distribution. We partnered with the…


Added by Jerry A. Wells on August 3, 2012 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Community Events



My Brother Knights,

Here are a few ideas in which you can do for Community events for August and Sept.

If you have peolpe that need a house or other property that needs painting or repair now is the time to get that job done.

With the weather the way it is you may want to take it easy in this extreme heat but it can be done with the right precautions.

Also those Councils that are near a Habitat for Humanity Area you can go on the the web site…


Added by Michael J Becker on August 2, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments

One Member Per Council Per Month - ANOTHER July 2012 Success Story

Pictured left to right: Council 568 Warden Glenn Rinkenberger, Council 568…


Added by Publicity Director on August 1, 2012 at 10:12pm — No Comments

One Member Per Council Per Month – July 2012 Success Story

From Al Winters, Knights of Columbus Field Agent based in Mason City

Father John Naumann Council 11162 in Greene conducted a First Degree to induct two new members into the Order 25 July 2012. The new members are brothers as well as college students and are preparing to head back to college. The dad is a Third Degree Insurance Brother Knight. 

Wednesday night was the only night that would work for one of the candidates…


Added by Jason Follett on July 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Council 11192 and Iowa KofC Foundation Help Family In Need

On 6 June 2012, Rosa Lopez of Queen of Peace Parish in Waterloo lost her four year old daughter, Estefania Garcia Lopez, due to complications while admitted to a local hospital for long term health and medical problems. Compounding this great sadness, Rosa, the head of a household with other…


Added by Jason Follett on July 29, 2012 at 9:38pm — No Comments

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