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Serving Veterans Together - Supreme Knight announces partnership with Gary Sinise Foundation

Speaking as a special guest at the States Dinner during the 132nd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Orlando, Florida on 5 August 2014, actor Gary Sinise, who played Lt. Dan Taylor in the movie Forrest Gump, thanked the Knights of Columbus for its support of his foundation for wounded military personnel. He said, “You have shown that you can be a shining light of hope” for severely injured…

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Added by Jason Follett on August 10, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Aug. 8, 2014

One of the main goals of the Iowa Catholic Conference is to help inform your conscience and encourage involvement in the political process, particularly on issues at the state legislature. To that end, next month we’ll be releasing the latest version of our “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” document. However, recent events on the national and international scene are worthy of your immediate prayer and attention.

The situation is grave for many Christians and other minority…

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Added by Tom Chapman on August 8, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Creston Council 1228 Starts Ultrasound Initiative

Help the Creston Knights of Columbus purchase a new PORTABLE ultrasound machine for LC Clinic of Stuart.  LC Clinic provides life affirming pregnancy care services to Southwest Iowa.  They need a new ultrasound machine and the Creston Knights want to help them get a portable unit they can use in Stuart or Creston. Please send donations to KC Ultrasound, 222 N Maple St, Creston, IA 50801.  More importantly please pray for our initiative and for the many babies that will be saved and…

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Added by Steve Heffern on July 22, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Iowa Knight Line 17 July 2014

Iowa Knightline – 17 July 2014

 

“For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God's will, to be what God wants us to be”--Thomas Merton.

 

~ District Meetings – Leadership Planning ~

 

As a council officer you have been charged with leading your council in its many endeavors to serve those in need and to remain the right arm of your parish priest. Being successful in meeting…

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Added by Publicity Director on July 21, 2014 at 5:43am — No Comments

Onawa-Blencoe Knights Hold Highway Clean-Up Day

NOTE: This originally appeared in the 10 July 2014 edition of The Catholic Globe, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Sioux City.…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on July 17, 2014 at 9:13pm — No Comments

View from the Scooter: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Father Dennis Meinen, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux City, serves as chaplain at Holy Spirit Retirement Home, Sioux City, for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in the diocese and Calix; and is Faithful Friar of the Garrigan Fourth Degree Assembly. He was the honoree for the Fourth Degree Exemplification held in Sioux City on 12 April 2014. This column, which appeared in The Catholic Globe, the official newspaper of the…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on July 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

2014 Iowa Knights of Columbus Softball

2014 Knights of Columbus

Softball & Golf Tournament

Presented by Houghton Council 3905

July 18th, 19th, & 20th

Golf: Friday July 18, 2014. Located at Green Acres Golf Course in Donnellson, Iowa.

• 1:00 PM Shotgun Start

• 2-Man Best-Ball

Deadline for sign-up is July 11,2014. Call Kyle Kirchner to sign up your teams.

Golf prizes and trophy will be presented Friday July 18th at the Houghton KC Hall starting at 6:00 PM.Softball…

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Added by Publicity Director on July 17, 2014 at 5:47pm — No Comments

12 Year Old from Humboldt Wins 2014 International Free Throw Championship

Jacob Thurm of Humboldt was crowned as a 2014 Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Champion (12 Year Old Division). Jacob participated in the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and represented Saint Mary's Council 8592 based in Humboldt.

Jacob completed 24 successful free throws out…

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Added by Robert Dale Ukena on July 15, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

2014 STATE SPELLING BEE RESULTS

2014 STATE SPELLING BEE RESULTS

4TH GRADE

1. Amy Zhang, Ames, Council 2230

2. Alexandra Somodi, Cedar Falls, Council 4516

3. Spencer Paulsen, Clive, Council 9574

5th Grade

1. Owen Gaul, Colesburg, Council 1734

2. Brendan Barker, North Liberty, Council 15049

3. Jack Marley, Glenwood,Council 6977

6th Grade

1. Paul Somodi, Cedar Falls, Council 4516

2. Kieu Pham, Des Moines, Council 12482

3. Miguel Trejo, Fort Madison,…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on July 15, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

2014 KofC Free Throw Winners

Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Championship

The Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Championship was held Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Clarion-Goldfield High School.

First place winners were (back…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on July 15, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

Over the Edge - Toss Your Boss; Speical Olympics 2014

The Iowa Special Olympics has two updated videos for Over The Edge in 2014... take a moment to watch the "Toss Your Boss!"

http://iowakofc.org/video/toss-your-boss

http://iowakofc.org/video/over-the-edge-for-special-olympics-iowa-2014

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Iowa Knightline – 11 July 2014

~ Spring Membership Campaign Results ~

 

Brother Knights,

We had a very successful spring campaign and attained our goals in membership growth. Each year we start anew to invite men to belong and participate in this fraternity we love so much. Invite a man – especially your father, brother or son – to join us in the Knights of Columbus.

 It doesn’t stop with the invitation either. The duties of the proposer extend…

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Added by Publicity Director on July 15, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

Assembly 262 Donates to Brushy Creek Honor Flight

Sir Knights of Clement Smythe Assembly 262 based in and around Fort Dodge are shown presenting funds to Ron Newsum, chairman and founder of Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight, a group of dedicated volunteers that sends veterans on a flight to Washington D.C. , to visit the memorials which were erected in their honor. Assembly 262 earlier this year spear headed a fundraiser which resulted in a donation of…

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Added by Jason Follett on July 13, 2014 at 9:10pm — No Comments

State Chaplain: Unborn Should Be Civil Rights Focus Now

Iowa Knights of Columbus State Chaplain, Father William E. Reynolds, had the following letter to the editor published by the Des Moines Register on July 13, 2014:…

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Added by Jason Follett on July 13, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Hotrods & Hogs - Fundraiser - August 2nd 2014

On August 2nd, The Assumption Knights of Columbus, Council 12130 in Granger, is hosting a fundraiser (Hotrods & Hogs" car & bike show) to help Brother Knight, Anthony Welch, join the Franciscan Friars. You can learn more about his story here http://www.hotrods.fundmonkey.com.

We currently need Promotion and Campaign support!!!!

1.  Promote the event to guests  by word of mouth, email blasts…
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Added by Shannon Godwin on July 10, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Iowa Knight Line - 04 July 2014

~ State Deputy's 2014 Fourth of July Message! ~

 

Brother Knights,

As you all know, our principles are charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.  Independence Day is a good day to reflect about patriotism. 

As you celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends, remember to pause for a moment to think about our freedoms and how much we owe those who came before us and shaped our country into what it is today. We should especially keep in mind…

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Added by Michael P. Gaspers on July 3, 2014 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Christ Our Life Conference Volunteers Needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS THROUGHOUT IOWA WELCOMED TO SERVE IN VARIOUS MINISTRIES FOR 2014 CHRIST OUR LIFE REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Catholic…

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Added by Publicity Director on July 3, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference - Supreme Court rules on religious liberty, July 3, 2014

SUPREME COURT RULES ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

We hope you have a great Fourth of July holiday! This week began with a positive decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court ruled that closely-held family corporations will not be required to provide insurance coverage for certain drugs. The Hobby Lobby stores had a religious objection to paying for drugs which may cause abortions.

The Court said the government failed to show that the mandate is the least restrictive means of…

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Added by Tom Chapman on July 3, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

new yellow wheelchair

many of you have seen the red wheelchair I bring to the state meetings, and have seen the construction, etc:. I now have the sample chair in the new bright yellow color. same chair, just a different color. check it out at our July meeting in Des Moines. I'm looking forward to visiting with you

Jerry A. Wells

Added by Jerry A. Wells on June 26, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, bishops release statement on humanitarian situation

The Iowa bishops have released a statement on the humanitarian issue on the southern border of the United States.

It reads, in part: “We appreciate government officials for responding as best they can to this crisis and ask them to make sure that legal services are available to unaccompanied children. Children without family in the U.S. are at risk of being sent back to an unsafe situation. The best interests of these children should be a priority.”…

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Added by Tom Chapman on June 26, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

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