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Councils Encouraged to Submit 2014-2015 Awards Applications

The actor Alan Alda once said: Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.

In the same vein, Football Hall of Famer and Brother Knight Vince Lombardi said: The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 21, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

VA Seeks Ongoing Donations of Books, Magazines, and Games

The VA Central Iowa Health Care System has asked for the Iowa Knights of Columbus help collecting used books, magazines, and games for use at their Des Moines facility. The items will be used by the Veterans who are patients and by visiting Veterans and families in the waiting areas.

This is an ongoing project with no time limits and just a…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 21, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Supreme Knight Reconnects with Algona Knight Battling Brain Tumor

Many remember the story of Doug Kollasch of Algona who is battling a brain tumor. Through the work of many, he had an inspiring meeting with Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson at the 131st Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in San Antonio, Texas August 2013 (…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 20, 2015 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Celebrate Founder’s Day during Iowa Knights of Columbus Night at the Iowa Energy on March 29th

Knights, their families, fellow parishioners, and friends are invited to gather and celebrate Knights of Columbus Founder’s Day during Iowa Knights of Columbus Night at the Iowa Energy on March 29th.…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 20, 2015 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Thanks for Rose Drive help

Thanks to all of the Knights, CDA members, and friends who helped with the Rose Drive this past weekend to support Birthright of Decorah and to spread the pro-life message.  $366.04 was raised.

Added by Decorah Knights on January 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Vertical v. Horizontal Theology

Here's the issue at hand...and it is glaringly obvious. There is a change in theology with regard to architecture and it serves man and…
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Added by Andy Milam on January 20, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

First week of the legislative session, Iowa Catholic Conference

The first day of the Iowa legislative session this week offered an opportunity for legislative leaders to talk about their expectations for the session. You can find the highlights on our Facebook page.

Legislators began introducing bills this week. Many have little chance of advancement. As bills start to move we’ll let you know about our priority items.

Iowa is one of only seven states with a “split legislature.”…

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Added by Tom Chapman on January 16, 2015 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Thanks to brother Marty Stratton

Work continues on the new DecorahKnights.tk website.  The webmaster (CLM) thanks brother Knight Marty Stratton for all of his help.  Please check out Marty's website:  http://www.stratexe.com/

Added by Decorah Knights on January 15, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Council 4208 photos from the past

Council 4208 is transitioning away from its old website (http://stbenedictcouncil.catholicweb.com/) to its new and improved IowaKofC.org profile (http://iowakofc.org/profile/DecorahKnights).  Photos from the past can be found at DecorahKnightsphotos.tk

Added by Decorah Knights on January 14, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Review of "Parish Priest"

"Parish Priest -- Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism," is a biography on the Order's founder. Written by best-selling author Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster, the book is a fascinating account of Father McGivney's world and the people who influenced him and came to know his greatness.

Review by St. Benedict's Council 4208 member Claude Mertzenich:

I have read Parish Priest to my children, and we were all fascinated by…

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Added by Decorah Knights on January 14, 2015 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Knight and Family of the Month for November 2014 Announced

I would like to congratulate the Knight of the Month and Family of the Month winners for  November for the state of Iowa. 

Rob Klocke  from Council 4132 in Hawadren, Iowa for being the November Knight of the Month. Rob will receive a personalized Knight of the Month shirt. 

The Dennis Harpenau Family from Council 3810 Granville, Iowa. Dennis and his family will receive a monogramed family bible.

A State, Knight of the Month and State Family of the Month are chosen each…

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Added by Joseph Pollpeter on January 14, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Council 4208 members lead weekend Rosaries

Some of the St. Benedict's Knights of Columbus are leading the Rosary on Saturdays and Sundays before Masses in St. Benedict's parish because of their devotion to Jesus and His blessed Mother.  If you wish to lead the Rosary, please feel free to contact Claude Mertzenich for information via email or by calling 563 382 5565.  The Rosary Center…

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Added by Decorah Knights on January 14, 2015 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Holy Hour for Vocations in Decorah

-->Archbishop Michael Jackels will lead a Holy Hour for Vocations in Saint Benedict's Church building (…

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Added by Decorah Knights on January 14, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Rose Drive 17 - 18 Jan 2015

The Knights of Columbus are taking a collection after Masses in Saint Benedict's parish the weekend of 17-18 January 2015.  $ collected support efforts by Birthright to protect unborn babies and their mothers. …

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Added by Decorah Knights on January 14, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

St. Benedict's Council 4208 support seminarian

Saint Benedict's Knights of Columbus Council 4208 is spiritually and financially supporting seminarian Brian McGee via the RSVP.  Please pray for him.  All people, not just Knights, are asked to send Brian letters of support.  Home address:  3168 325th St., Cresco, Iowa 52136.  Seminary address:  Mundelein Seminary, 1000 East Maple Ave.…

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Added by Decorah Knights on January 14, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Church's Duty

I recently came across this blog post and was moved enough by it that I wish to share it.  Here it is, in it's entirety.

IN MY LAST BLOG, I talked about the phenomenon, quite common today, of those who would delay or oppose the correction of liturgical abuses or imperfections because they feel that people’s feelings will be hurt…
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Added by Andy Milam on January 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Three Men's Conferences to be held March 2015

Our modern secular society calls men to focus on careers, achievement, perhaps sports and entertainment. The Church calls men to become One in Christ through a spiritual path which leads to holiness. As Disciples of Christ, we should be proclaiming the Gospel message in many ways. To fill our need to grow in our spirituality and faith, the following men’s conferences are available:…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 12, 2015 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

Supreme Offering Grand Knight and Fraternal Council Leadership Webinar 17 January 2015

This presentation, at 1 PM on 17 January 2015, will provide fraternal leaders with tips and techniques to build strong councils as well as provide helpful suggestions to make the Knights of Columbus the most effective charitable service organization in their parish and community.

In this one hour presentation, topic covered…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 9, 2015 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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