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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

Iowa Knightline- January 29, 2015

Hello- This e-newsletter will feature news and notes that will help your Council succeed. If there is something you would like featured, please let us know. E-mail

Fraternally, Paul Lee (Third Degree Exec Comm. Member, Iowa Knightline Editor)



Brothers- As human persons we look for occasions to mark our…


Added by Paul Lee on January 29, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Encounter Paradise Lost

At the suggestion of a priest, I have now watched "The Encounter Paradise Lost".  Peace be with you.

Added by M on January 27, 2015 at 11:26pm — No Comments

2015 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Convention information

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Iowa Knights of Columbus family- Welcome to the 114th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Knights of Columbus, April 10-12, 2015, in beautiful Coralville, IA. Enjoy fraternity by connecting with old friends and make new ones.  Learn about our programs, strategies to grow the Order, receive training for officers, all while growing in your faith.  Various spiritual experiences await include daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Adoration of the Blessed…


Added by Paul Lee on January 27, 2015 at 10:56pm — 1 Comment

Immaculate Conception Marian Icon continues to move around the state

The Immaculate Conception Prayer Program began August 7 at the 131st Supreme Convention in San Antonio, Texas. It began traveling the state in September, and since then it has visited some 150 councils, which includes over 250 parishes, religious education programs, nursing homes, and Catholic grade/high schools. Nearly 5000 people have viewed this Icon over the past…


Added by Paul Lee on January 27, 2015 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Supreme Council Family of the Month

State Family Director

Joe Pollpeter

Congratulations to the Family of William and Rose Cunningham of Council 2144, Centerville, Iowa. They are the November Awardees of the Supreme Family of the Month.

Each month a random drawing is held by the Supreme Council Office from all of the Family of the Month Forms that are completed and turned in. There are 100 families chosen each month. Each of these families will receive a Holy Family Icon from the Supreme…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on January 27, 2015 at 7:26am — No Comments

December Knight and Family of the Month


 State Family Director

Joseph Pollpeter

 I would like to congratulate the following winners of Knight of the Month and Family of the Month for December.

Knight of the Month for December is Charles Osmanski, from Council  0739 in Fort Madison. Charles will receive a custom monogramed shirt for being Decembers Knight of the Month. 

Family of the Month is The Charles and Shannon Covell Family from Council 2073 in Ossian, Iowa.  They have two…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on January 26, 2015 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

Excellent Rosary resources

The Rosary Center

Please consider joining the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.

Added by Decorah Knights on January 24, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Jan. 23, 2015

This week is Catholic Schools Week and the Iowa bishops have released a statement in support of Education Savings Accounts. ESAs would allow parents who choose not to enroll their children in a public school to receive a deposit of public funds into a savings account set up by the state. The money could be used for nonpublic school tuition.

“This innovative idea would further level the playing…


Added by Tom Chapman on January 23, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Knights Needed to Pull a Plane for Special Olympics Iowa

Iowa Knights are encouraged to organize a team and begin fundraising now for the 2015 Special Olympics Iowa Plane Pull on 6 June 2015 in Des Moines.

Last year’s inaugural event raised $115,000, well above the $70,000 goal. Despite the rainy and cool weather, the 2014 event was a fun adventure and the plane actually…


Added by Jason Follett on January 23, 2015 at 3:08pm — 3 Comments

Councils Encouraged to Submit 2014-2015 Awards Applications

The actor Alan Alda once said: Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.

In the same vein, Football Hall of Famer and Brother Knight Vince Lombardi said: The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort…


Added by Jason Follett on January 21, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

VA Seeks Ongoing Donations of Books, Magazines, and Games

The VA Central Iowa Health Care System has asked for the Iowa Knights of Columbus help collecting used books, magazines, and games for use at their Des Moines facility. The items will be used by the Veterans who are patients and by visiting Veterans and families in the waiting areas.

This is an ongoing project with no time limits and just a…


Added by Jason Follett on January 21, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

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