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Are You a Member of the Guild?

Are You a Member of the Guild?

This August, as we celebrate the anniversaries of our founder’s birth (Aug. 12) and death (Aug. 14), we invite you to join us in promoting Father McGivney’s cause. It takes just three simple steps: join, pray and report. If you are already a member, be sure to invite your family, and all men and women, to join the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild. It’s free and even…

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Added by Henry Fullick on August 9, 2017 at 7:59am — 1 Comment

Michael Gaspers appointed District Master of 4th Degree in Iowa

My very dear brothers:

Today I received a letter from the Supreme Master Dennis Stoddard communicating the appointment of the new District Master for the 47 Assemblies that make up the Iowa…

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Added by State Deputy Iowa KofC on August 8, 2017 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

SK Carl Anderson - Update from Supreme Convention

 

Dear Brother Knight:

 

This week, more than 2,000 Knights and their families gathered in St. Louis for the 135th Supreme Convention, which was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the last fraternal…

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Added by District Master on August 6, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Fourth Degree Online Discussion Group

Click here to join the Fourth Degree Online Discussion Group, which is an electronic meeting place for information and discussion of the Fourth Degree in Iowa.

Your request for membership in this group must be approved by an administrator before you can become a member. You will receive an email when your request is approved.

Added by Davis Assembly on August 5, 2017 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Knights of Columbus Change Fourth Degree Uniforms

Knights of Columbus Change Fourth Degree Uniforms

Click here for the story.

Here's the new uniform:…

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Added by Davis Assembly on August 3, 2017 at 1:12am — 12 Comments

Supreme Knight Outlines Recruitment Priorities

Click here for this important story.

Added by District 15 Knights on August 1, 2017 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Knights of Columbus 135th Supreme Convention live from St. Louis!

Experience the Knights of Columbus 135th Supreme Convention live from St. Louis!
 
Simply visit kofc.org for news, photos…
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Added by KOC Council #5513 on July 31, 2017 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

2017 Raffle for Life Benefits Women Recovering from Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

For the past ten years, the Raffle for Life has raised more than $100,000 for Des Moines area women and children. In 2017 for the third year in a row, proceeds will benefit Dorothy’s House, a safe place for teen and youth…

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Added by Jason Follett on July 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Father Knipper's pastoral tips for people who are in need of a visit by a priest to a dying/ill friend or relative

As part of Father Knipper's homily during daily Mass on Tuesday 25 July 2017 in Saint Benedict's parish, he gave some pastoral tips for people who are in need of a visit by a priest to a dying/ill friend or relative. Here's what Father suggested:…

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Added by Decorah Knights on July 27, 2017 at 1:22am — 1 Comment

K of C DAVIS 4TH DEGREE ASSEMBLY 0271 MEETING DATES Summer/Fall 2017

JULY 30  INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AT WAUKON  10:00  SOCIAL BALDRIC

AUGUST  27  SUMMER PICNIC AT  K OF C HALL WEST UNION  12:15

SEPT  10  CONFIRMATION AT SUMNER  AT 2:00  HG

SEPT 26  4th  TUESDAY MEETING AT MONONA  7:30

OCT. 22 CONFIRMATION at ST. BERNARD'S in ALTA VISTA at 10:30 mass HG

OCT 24  4th TUESDAY MEETING AT ELKADER …

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Added by Davis Assembly on July 25, 2017 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

Past State Deputy to become Vice Supreme Master

Today I received a letter from the Supreme Master Dennis Stoddard communicating the appointment of the new Vice Supreme Master for the Father Padilla Province of the Fourth Degree of our Order, which is made up by the jurisdictions of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.

The new Vice Supreme Master…

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Added by Paul Lee on July 19, 2017 at 10:41pm — 3 Comments

District 15 Sends Congratulations and Thanks to Deacon Dan O'Brien & Wife Kim Upon His Ordination

From email dated 19 July 2017:

Dear Deacon Dan & Kim,

On behalf of the Knights of Columbus of northeast Iowa, congratulations on your ordination to the permanent diaconate. May God's grace flow through you ever…

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Added by District 15 Knights on July 19, 2017 at 2:15am — No Comments

We are called. Come & join us. Summer 2017.

Click on the following link for a one-minute and fifteen second video of State Deputy Antonio Banuelos inviting all practical (practicing) Catholic gentlemen to join the Knights of Columbus: https://www.facebook.com/IAKnights/videos/10155205958735339/

Added by District 15 Knights on July 18, 2017 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, July 17, 2017: health care reform, anti-trafficking legislation

HEALTH CARE REFORM STILL AT ISSUE

The U.S. Senate is still working on a health care reform bill called the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.” In response to a newly-released version, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, said, “The USCCB is reviewing carefully the health care bill introduced by Senate leadership earlier today (July 13). On an initial read, we do not see enough improvement to change…

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Added by Tom Chapman on July 17, 2017 at 9:38am — No Comments

Training is Essential

I enjoyed a wonderful, stimulating weekend at the Iowa Knights of Columbus State Organizational Meeting this past weekend in Urbandale, Iowa, just outside of Des Moines. One of the many important topics discussed was communication. Brother John McGee headed up a great session on communication.

As has come up many times with me personally, the topic of the…

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Added by Profile Page Chairman on July 17, 2017 at 9:06am — 3 Comments

Proposers Challenge - 2017 Fourth Quarter Results

Announcing the winners of our fourth quarter proposer's challenge (Apr-May-Jun 2017).

Recall the contest rules:

How - to be Eligible: Submit completed, signed form 100 with proposer name

Recall the contest rules:

How - to be Eligible: Submit completed, signed form 100 with proposer name

Each Quarter the 5 highest recruiters (minimum of two (2) new members to qualify) will receive cash Prizes in the following denominations:

  1. Most Men Recruited-…
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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on July 15, 2017 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Kenny Baumler Family is Supreme Council Family of the Month of May

Kenny 's nomination was chosen at random from among the many entries received at Supreme.

As one of 100 monthly "Family of the Month" winners at Supreme Council office, Kenny and his family were awarded a Holy Family Gift for their home.…
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Added by Waukon Knights on July 9, 2017 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Goals for District 15 for the 2017-2018 fraternal year

District 15 leaders, here's a reminder of some of our most important goals as we move forward this fraternal year (2017-2018):



(1) Pray the Rosary daily publicly and/or privately. Don't even try the things below without doing this and without, at a minimum, offering the holy Sacrifice of the Mass…

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Added by District 15 Knights on July 6, 2017 at 5:06pm — 7 Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Chaplain's Homily, 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year A - 07/02/2017

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year A - 07/02/2017

2 Kings 4:8-11,14-16a, Psalm 89, Romans 6:3-4,8-11, Matthew 10:37-42

"Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me." Matthew 10:37-38

Ole and Lena absolutely loved to go camping…

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Added by Decorah Knights on July 5, 2017 at 12:36am — No Comments

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