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North Iowa Knights Raise Funds for Mason City Based Ultrasound

When Caring Pregnancy Center of Mason City, which has provided confidential pregnancy testing and counseling as well as support for families since 1986, was exploring the addition of a 3D-4D ultrasound machine to expand its services, several Knights of Columbus felt the calling to make this a reality.

Alyn Winters, Knights of Columbus…


Added by Jason Follett on February 12, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Convention Resolutions Due 23 February 2015

At the 2012 Annual State Council Meeting aka convention, the by-law concerning proposing resolutions was amended. Under the new rules, resolutions must be submitted to the State Deputy and the State Advocate forty-five (45) days before the Annual State Council Meeting. For 2015, the deadline is February 23, 2015.…


Added by Jason Follett on February 12, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 members attend travel gavel meeting in Waukon on 10 Feb 2015. Three members of northeast Iowa KofC insurance team in attendance.

Several members of the Decorah Knights attended the Travel Gavel meeting in Waukon on Tue 10 Feb 2015.  In addition to the regular members, three members of the northeast Iowa Knights of Columbus insurance team were in attendance:  Mike Bormann, Dan Conlon, and new field agent Wally Witt.  They provided inspirational and helpful information.

Added by Decorah Knights on February 11, 2015 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

Award Winning Iowa KofC Family Featured in "Fathers for Good" Blog

The 2014 Iowa Knights of Columbus Family of the Year, Jayson and Darci Wagner from Anamosa, were featured in the latest blog posting of Fathers for Good, a fatherhood initiative by the Knights of Columbus for men and also wives who want to support their husbands in becoming the best fathers. CLICK…


Added by Jason Follett on February 10, 2015 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Short Link to the "Prayer for An Iowa Knight".

The "Prayer for An Iowa Knight" is on the main webpage.  However, the link to that prayer has a very long URL.  Here is a shorter URL:

Please consider offering this prayer regularly.

Added by Decorah Knights on February 10, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 8, 2015


The Iowa House Education Committee passed a bill last week to provide additional spending flexibility for community-based preschools, such as Catholic schools, that participate in the state-funded preschool program.  The bill, House File 156, also includes transportation funding provisions to assist public schools. HF 156 is now eligible to be debated on the House floor.

The first subcommittee meeting was held last Thursday for Senate File…


Added by Tom Chapman on February 8, 2015 at 7:48pm — 2 Comments

Decorah Knights ran Mardi Gras fundraising bingo at Saint Benedict's school, Decorah, 11 am - 3 pm on 8 Feb 2015

Sunday February the 8th was the Mardi Gras celebration at St. Benedict’s school from 11 am till 3 pm.  This is an important fundraiser for the parish's school.  The Knights of Columbus ran the bingo.  Council 4208 Knights stopped by to participate and helped out with the bingo.  All Knights, parishioners, their families, and…


Added by Decorah Knights on February 8, 2015 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Decorah Council 4208 Knights attended ceremonials webinar Sat 7 Feb 2015

Some of the members of Council 4208 attended the State ceremonial webinar.  It was well received and had useful information.  From left to right:  Dennis McGlaughlin, Brian Franzen (GK), Claude Mertzenich…


Added by Decorah Knights on February 7, 2015 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Venerable Father McGivney biography

"Parish Priest -- Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism," a new biography on the Order's founder, is now available online. Written by best-selling author Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster, the book is a fascinating account of Father McGivney's world and the people who influenced him and came to know his greatness.

Review by the St. Benedict's Council 4208 webmaster:

I have read Parish Priest to my children, and we were…


Added by Decorah Knights on February 6, 2015 at 11:19pm — 2 Comments

Ossian Knights Council 2073 new website update

There are now two ways to access the Ossian Knights' new website/profile on the platform:


This is now the official website for Council 2073.

Although there are still parts that are being added, the main structure of the website is now in place.  The plan for…


Added by Ossian Knights on February 6, 2015 at 10:15pm — No Comments

CPID Once Again Exceeds $600,000

The 2014-2015 Iowa KofC Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities (CPID) to date has raised $621,990.76.

“Iowa has exceeded $600,000 in four of the last five years”, said Denny Hagedorn, Iowa KofC CPID Chairman. “In 2013-14, Iowa raised $622,373 and with 18 more Councils still to report for 2014-2015, we will easily surpass that…


Added by Jason Follett on February 5, 2015 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

January 2015 Membership Incentive Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following Councils for winning the January 2015 Membership Incentive! Each will be receiving a check for $50.

Council 1115 - Neola

Council 3893 - Vinton…


Added by Jason Follett on February 5, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Ossian Knights begin work on profile/website on the platform

The Ossian Knights (Council 2073) have begun work on their website:

Please check it out and leave comments and friendly greetings in the comment box at the bottom of the site.

Added by Ossian Knights on February 4, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Take action: Fight for the Unborn


This article is a reprint from Our Sunday Visitor in January of 2015.  With the wrap of the Midwest March for Life in Des Moines we are renewed in our support for the Pro-Life movement.  The author, Lawrence P. Grayson is a visiting scholar in The School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America. Vivat Jesus!

Andy Milam

Church Director

State Council, Iowa Knights of Columbus

After almost 42 years of persistent efforts to abolish…


Added by Andy Milam on February 3, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Feb. 2, 2015

Catholic Schools Week and National School Choice Week were celebrated across the state last week. Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds spoke at a school choice event held at the State Historical Building and Gov. Branstad signed proclamations to mark the events.

In addition, staff from the Iowa Catholic Conference was part of a team of speakers discussing Education Savings Accounts at Davenport Assumption High School last Thursday night. There was a great turnout of nearly 100 people at this…


Added by Tom Chapman on February 2, 2015 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Recognize the gift of Marriage in your parish on Sunday February 8

Each year World Marriage Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of February. World Marriage Day honors husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life. You can find more ways to celebrate this…


Added by Paul Lee on February 2, 2015 at 8:39am — 1 Comment

Check out the Iowa Knight Life weekly radio program

Click here to visit the Iowa Knight Life website and listen to podcasts of this weekly program produced right here in Iowa.

Added by Decorah Knights on February 1, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Thanks to GK Bill Ludwig for his sponsorship of the website

If you look in the right-hand column of this website, you'll see an advertisement for "Royal Flooring".  Grand Knight Bill Ludwig is sponsoring the website via this ad.  You may want to visit the Royal Flooring website, and you…


Added by Decorah Knights on February 1, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

4th degree exemplification in Coralville on Friday 10 April 2015

Click here for information about the 4th degree exemplification in Coralville on Friday 10 April 2015.

Added by Decorah Knights on February 1, 2015 at 1:20am — No Comments

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