Due to some major construction, 7th Street is closed starting at Watson Powell Jr. Way, and it opens up again at Grand. If you are coming from Interstate 235, we suggest you take the 5th St. exit, go south on 5th Street to Grand Ave, make a right (West) on Grand Ave until you…Continue
Happy Easter to all my Brother Knights!
I often hear from councils that they are going to focus on activating existing members. That’s great! I hope all councils pursue assign a brother to ensure no one becomes “The Guy” who doesn’t come back and really make this part of the monthly activity of the council.
What I don’t understand is thinking that a council can only do one or the other – engage or recruit. I believe these are both / and activities that work hand in hand.…Continue
Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on March 21, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments
The following individuals are the 2016 Iowa State winners in the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. All winners listed below have been awarded a cash award of $100 as the State winner in their grade.
The thought and maturity shown in the winning essays was truly heartening said a member of the State judging panel. Here are your winners!
8th Grade Winner:
Samantha Recker, Cascade, IA (representing…Continue
Two bills supported by the Iowa Catholic Conference were passed by the legislature and sent to the governor this week:
House File 2386 passed the Senate 49-0. The bill enables the termination of parental rights when the court finds “clear and convincing” evidence that a child was conceived as a result of sexual abuse. The abuser’s parental rights could be terminated as a result of their perpetrating the sexual abuse.
The Iowa House also passed Senate File 2191 by a vote of…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on March 18, 2016 at 12:24pm — No Comments
From an historical point of view, there are two interesting major points when it comes to understanding the need for prayers after Holy Mass, the use of the Leonine Prayers at the end of low Masses in the Extraordinary Form and the need for the return to them in the Ordinary Form. The first is that the Leonine Prayers are not as irregular as it may seem. It can be said that they are not 'actually' part of Mass, they are stuck on the end of some, but not all, Masses, in an awkward and ad hoc…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on March 15, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
Attached is updated final list with a couple of corrections.
Also, want to note and congratulate Fr. Steve Meyer from the Dennison team for taking first in both the singles handicap as well as the all events handicap. Congratulations…Continue
Added by IA KofC State Bowling Tournament on March 12, 2016 at 4:57pm — No Comments
Over 2400 Catholics Process with the holy Eucharist at Planned Parenthood in Denver, Colorado.
For the full story and video showing the 4th degree leading the Eucharistic procession, visit…
Added by Davis Assembly on March 11, 2016 at 9:52pm — No Comments
As attention turns to budget matters at the legislature, we are asking for your help on a bill that would support refugees who have resettled in Iowa. SF 2298 would expand the current “RefugeeRISE” program contingent on an appropriation from the legislature. The Iowa Refugee Alliance is seeking $350,000 from the state to leverage $650,000 in federal matching dollars. The program is run by EMBARC, a nonprofit group…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on March 11, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The Knights of Columbus at St. Luke’s in Ankeny, Father Richard E. Gubbels Council 15603, would like to invite you and your friends to a “Grilled Chop & Chicken Dinner” on Saturday, April 30 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. If you would like, you are also welcome to join us for Saturday mass at 4:30pm. Our adult menu will include Pork Chops or Chicken Breasts, Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls, and an Ice Cream Buffet to finish it off. Our children's menu includes Chicken…Continue
Added by Council 15603 on March 9, 2016 at 7:07pm — No Comments
The Final weekend finished with 22 teams and some very special moments.
On Saturday during team event bowling, Eric Frickson from Cedar Falls bowled a perfect game. What a thrill just watching. Great game Eric.
Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on March 8, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments
In continuing the ever important conversation on participatio actuosa and how we are to engage the source and summit of our Faith, the Liturgy; we can look to what Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments had to say, regarding Vatican Council II and the implementation and observation of the faithful in their participation at Holy Mass. His Eminence lamented the misinterpretations of its teaching on “active…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on March 8, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments
The Northeast Iowa Knights of Columbus Banquet was on Saturday 5 March 2016. With over 90 people in attendance, including State Deputy Jon Aldrich and wife Cyndi, it was a big success. Visit the following link for more information about the…Continue
The Iowa Catholic Conference (ICC) supports HF 2329, a bill to prohibit the trafficking and use of fetal tissue following an abortion. It was set to be debated last week on the floor of the House; however, on Thursday the state Board of Regents came out publicly against the bill. We can infer this is because the University of Iowa wants to protect its ability to continue using fetal tissue from abortions in research.
The Church teaches that the use of this tissue is unethical because…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on March 6, 2016 at 3:42pm — No Comments
After discussing with a number of council Grand Knights and Program Directors, here are few reasons they say the SP-7 is important-…Continue
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Results from week two of the 2016 K of C Bowling Tournament.
We had 13 more teams compete. We will close the tournament this weekend with 22 teams coming to town.
In continuing my exploration of participatio actuosa, there is an importance placed upon listening and understanding the internal action of the human person as it relates to worship at Holy Mass. In another blog post, I made the following observation:
The most demanding of human actions is that of listening. It requires strict attention and summons up in a person his total constructive effort. It is possible to sing, especially a very familiar tune, and not be conscious…Continue
Orlando Gil of the Harlan council 3900 invited me to answer this question. here is my response:
Why am I a Knight of Columbus?
Duc in Altum!
Simply put because of Russ Hensing and Richard Dole. In 1984 I moved as a recently married man from Nebraska to Iowa Falls Iowa for work. We were alone in the community and I was looking to make connections. Russ and Richard showed up at my apartment with evidence of an organization of men helping others while…Continue
If you sent a message to your legislator last week through our Action Center last week, thank you! If you haven’t yet done so, we would appreciate your taking action on these two bills:
House File 2329 would stop the transfer or sale of fetal tissue in Iowa after an abortion. The ICC supports the bill. Our position is that abortion is a grave moral evil…Continue