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Decorah Knights Council 4208 June 2016 Newsletter

Click here for the June 2016 Newsletter, which was sent out to members by regular mail.

Please note that much more information is available on the Decorah Knights' website:…


Added by Decorah Knights on June 7, 2016 at 11:06pm — 2 Comments

Regarding the Dress of Clergy

[The following are excerpts from the Catholic Encyclopedia's entry on "clerical costume" and deals with the development of the Roman cassock as clerical dress.]

In the sixth and following centuries we find that in Rome and in countries near Rome the civil dress of the clergy began markedly t o differ from that of the laity, the reason…


Added by Andy Milam on June 7, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, June 6, 2016


The political parties’ primary elections are being held tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Voter registration, or a change in party affiliation, are allowed at the polling place. For more information, go the Iowa Secretary of State's website at

You can also visit our website for a copy of our most recent "Faithful…


Added by Tom Chapman on June 6, 2016 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Attended Knights of Columbus Fraternal Officer Training Webinar

The webinar was made available locally at the following location:

If you have a Profile Page on and wish to view the webinar, contact the Decorah Knights' webmaster (M),…


Added by Decorah Knights on June 4, 2016 at 7:48pm — 2 Comments

The Mission of the Knights of Columbus

"The Knights of Columbus is an organized way to express love of neighbor in acts of charity."

--Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight.…


Added by District 8 Knights on June 4, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Still Agency Announces New Field Agent joining team

The Still Agency is proud to announce our newest professional field agent, Nick Still.  Effective June 1st, 2016, Nick will be servicing the councils of Des Moines, Ankeny, Newton, Grinnell, Tama, and Toledo.

As a agent Nick meets and advises members regarding the products and services available to them as…


Added by Pamela Kae Still on June 1, 2016 at 11:32am — No Comments

Should a Catholic Church be Catholic in Nature?


Construction of the new Our Lady of the Rosary Church Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina.

The following article is from Fr. Dwight Longnecker.  There is some real truth as many in the State are facing realignment and consolidation.  Also, with those things comes new construction.  As many of our Brothers are part of planning committees at the parish level there is something to be said about this mentality.  Please enjoy the…


Added by Andy Milam on May 31, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

ICC Newsletter - report on the 2016 legislative session

Work on the 2016 legislative session is all wrapped up now that the governor has signed the appropriations bills. Click here for a complete review of the session on our website. There was the usual mix of successes and disappointments.

It’s time to encourage members of Congress to enact common-sense protections for pro-life health care workers. The Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R.…


Added by Tom Chapman on May 31, 2016 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Council 4208 and Decorah Regina Mundi Court #1737 CDA 60th Anniversary Celebration

The 60th anniversary of Council 4208 and of Decorah Regina Mundi Court #1737 of the Catholic Daughters of America will be celebrated with a concert on 10 June 2016; International Irish Tenor Mark Forrest will perform. Click here for concert…


Added by Decorah Knights on May 30, 2016 at 8:42am — 4 Comments

A Catholic Memorial Day Message

Some things to do on a regular basis:

  1. Acknowledge the deep pain felt by those among us who have suffered loss through military action, and the anxiety of those who are a world away from someone they love.
  2. Care for those who have suffered the profound physical and mental effects of war.
  3. Remember that Christ came to restore the cosmos as far as the curse is found, and that all earthly kingdoms will pass away when he comes to…

Added by Davis Assembly on May 28, 2016 at 2:31pm — No Comments

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

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