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Third Annual Plane Pull for Special Olympics Iowa June 4th

Special Olympics Iowa is hosting their third annual Plane Pull event June 4 at the Endeavor Air/South Cargo Ramp at the Des Moines International Airport. 

Teams of up to 20 will test their strength against a UPS 757 airplane weighing more than 120,000 pounds. Teams will compete to see who can pull the airplane 12 feet in the fastest time.

*NEW THIS YEAR: Teams will get to pull twice, with their fastest time counting as…


Added by Special Olympics Iowa on May 25, 2016 at 12:45pm — 3 Comments

(Extra) Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Today there are many faithful Catholics who over the last forty years or so have seen the all too common utilization of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during the Mass. An innovation from the 1970’s intended for occasional use in emergency situations, these extraordinary ministers have indeed become quite ordinary in your ordinary parish Mass on any given Sunday. Sadly, this modern practice has contributed greatly to the blurring of lines between…


Added by Andy Milam on May 24, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Knight's in Action

Thanks to Gary Becker and Ben Williamson for their help trimming the trees at St. Patrick's

Added by Perry Knights on May 23, 2016 at 3:27pm — No Comments

P58 Highway Road Cleanup

The Knight of Columbus St. Jude Council 1243 will be doing our annual highway road cleanup of P58 on Tuesday the 24th, Please meet at the HyVee Parking lot at 6pm.

Added by Perry Knights on May 23, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea

Although we Iowans are quite far from the sea, our trade with the world is enormous and requires the transportation of goods to and from Iowa over the world's oceans and waterways. Thus, it is fitting that we remember and pray for mariners and people of the sea. This does include, of course, the courageous men and women who ply the great rivers on the eastern and western borders of Iowa.…


Added by Davis Assembly on May 23, 2016 at 12:01am — No Comments

Passing of a Brother Sir Knight

It is with a very heavy heart to report the passing of Sir Knight Mark Kakert. Mark suffered a massive heart attack on Saturday evening May 14, and sadly passed away on Wednesday evening May 18 at the age of 55 years old. Mark & I have been lifelong friends. Mark just received the honor of the 4th degree on March 12, 2016 at the Davenport exemplification. He was very active in both his council & assembly. Visitation is Sunday May22 from 2:00 - 6:00pm and the funeral Mass on Monday…


Added by Steven S. Gaertnier on May 20, 2016 at 11:42pm — 2 Comments

32nd Annual Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games Being Held This Weekend

More than 2,500 athletes, 1,200 coaches and 2,000 volunteers are set to converge on the Iowa State University campus for the 32nd Annual Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games May 19-21. Events begin Thurs., May 19 with the Torch Run Final Leg bringing the Flame…


Added by Special Olympics Iowa on May 17, 2016 at 2:31pm — 3 Comments

The Use of Latin in the Ordinary Form


Right from the jump, let’s clear up a common misconception: the Ordinary Form is not a vernacular only Mass. Considering how most Catholics experience the Holy Mass at their parish on a weekly basis, this might not appear to be the case.

No doubt many people believe the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is only offered in the vernacular; and why shouldn’t they. For decades the…


Added by Andy Milam on May 17, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Vocations, We Must Support Them


The following is an article written by "The Liturgy Guy."  It is definitely worth the read and it may give some insight into what has been going on with vocations for the last 20 years or so.  Please give it a read:

In a recent post I discussed the orthodoxy and vibrant Catholicism…


Added by Andy Milam on May 10, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Insurance Check-Up for 2016

Insurance Check-Up for 2016

The first quarter of 2016 has flown by!

Hopefully, you’ve established a few goals for this year. I’ve learned a great tip regarding resolutions. First, write them down. It’s not too late if you haven’t already done this. Commit your goals to paper and post it someplace you will see it often. Writing down a goal is the first step towards achieving it. It may not make sense at first, but I’m sure you have…


Added by Decorah Knights on May 5, 2016 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Music and Holy Worship

The following is an article from a good friend of mine which makes sense for those of us who are active Knights to understand, with regard to the most visible form of worship, Holy Mass.

Roseanne T. Sullivan, B.A. Studio Arts and English, M.A. English with writing emphasis,  is a writer from the Boston area who currently lives in San Jose, CA. Sullivan studied and sang Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony in liturgies for several years with the St. Ann choir along with Kerry…


Added by Andy Milam on May 3, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

This corner of Iowa became a love nest for bald eagles

Click here for article about bald eagles in Lansing.

Added by Lansing Knights on May 1, 2016 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Letter from our State Military Outreach Chairman - SFC Michael J. Sullivan “Sully”

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Worthy Brothers and Sir Knights,

I write to you for a few reasons. First, and foremost, I would like to personally thank the Knights of Columbus, State Officers, and all those in attendance for a wonderful tribute to the Remember Our Fallen display. It was a great honor to be the Host for our Guest Speakers, Bob Ukena, Dave Ballendier and COL (R)…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on April 28, 2016 at 10:32am — 2 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, April 25, 2016

Welcome to our weekly report as the legislature considers the last few bills of the session. There’s still time to contact your legislator by going to our Action Center at

On Friday the Iowa Senate passed its version of HF 2460, the human services budget bill. The bill appropriates nearly $2 billion for important human services programs. Among the…


Added by Tom Chapman on April 25, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments

Third Annual Special Olympics Ankeny Play Day a Success

Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) hosted two Young Athlete Play Activity Day sessions sponsored by Sammons Financial Group on April 21. The event was held at Ankeny Centennial High School with one session running in the morning and one in the afternoon.

The Youth Athlete Play Activity Day is a program designed…


Added by Special Olympics Iowa on April 22, 2016 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, April 18, 2016

Budget bills are moving at the State Capitol and legislators are aiming to finish the session by the end of the week.

House File 2460 is the appropriations bill for health and human services. It has been approved by the House Appropriations Committee and is scheduled to be debated on the floor of the House as soon as tomorrow. The bill spends nearly $2 billion from the state’s general fund for important health and human services programs, such as Medicaid and the state’s safety…


Added by Tom Chapman on April 18, 2016 at 8:52am — No Comments

2015-2016 Outstanding Council Programs

2015-2016 Outstanding Council Programs

It is the privilege of the Iowa State Council to announce the recipients of the Outstanding Council Surge with Service program for the 2015-2016 fraternal year. These Councils were recognized during the 2016 State Convention of the Iowa Knights of Columbus, held April 15-17, 2016.

Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on April 17, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Address of the State Chaplain to the 2016 State Convention

Dear Worthy State Deputy Jon Aldrich. Dear Worthy Supreme Director Paul Lambert. Dear Brother Knights. Friends all.


We gather as Catholic men, bonded in faith, challenged to unity, charity, fraternity, and patriotism. At this 115th  annual meeting of the Iowa Jurisdiction of the Knight of Columbus, we thank God for our faith.


Last evening we had a wonderful meal together. Indeed, a banquet. This evening we will again gather and share a banquet. This…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on April 16, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hiatus through April


I will be taking the rest of the month of April from posting.  Please bear with me as I do some research and prep for my next rounds of postings.  Thanks for your understanding and please as always pray for me, as I pray for you.

Pax et Bonum.

Andy Milam
Catechesis Chair, State Council, Iowa Knights of Columbus

Added by Andy Milam on April 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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