Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening Our Parish

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Three Men's Conferences This Spring


Added by Steve Heffern on February 5, 2016 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting and Recycling at the Same Time

The Knights of Columbus puts out some very informative and high quality publications that you receive every month or two.  These publications represent a positive advertisement for our Order and the Father Michael J McGivney Guild. 

How about after you’ve read the Guild Newsletter you take it to church or a council meeting.  Ask people if they received it and when you find someone who didn’t hand it to them and say something like, “Father Gabriel’s message on…


Added by Steve Heffern on February 5, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Knightline 2-4-16- It's time to play ball!

Brother Knights,

When it comes to membership, the Iowa Knights of Columbus is like a football team that doesn’t come ready to play in the first half.  We end up going into the locker room behind.  I won’t be like some coaches and scream and yell to try to get you motivated.  We have always been a second half team and I know we will do better the rest of this fraternal year, and we need to.  As of today we are down 106 members from where we started July 1st.   We lost the…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on February 5, 2016 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Late Breaking Results of 2015 State Winners-- Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest

The posters have been judged and the results have been determined and the awards presented.  Here then are the state winners for the 2015 Substance Abuse Awareness Poster contest!

The link below the winners names in each category should lead you to a picture of the winning poster.…


Added by Robert Dale Ukena on January 28, 2016 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

Building the Domestic Church webinar- February 20

Come one- come all!

All state officers, district deputies and council officers are encouraged to participate in this webinar.  Please feel free to share this invitation with others, as the Supreme Council may not have a full and complete list of fraternal leader email addresses.

This session will be geared toward Building the…


Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on January 28, 2016 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Council 5043 Donates to Mary's Choice

The Iowa Great Lakes Knights of Columbus Council 5043 has had a number of fundraising activities in the past 12 months, including omelet, pancake, and coffee and doughnut community events, as well as its heavily-attended Soup and Pie Supper in November.

During its Valentine’s Social Friday, the Spirit Lake Council presented Mike Skaggs, Mary’s Choice Executive Director, a check toward Mary’s Choice, a crisis pregnancy help center in Sioux City. The funds will help Mary’s…


Added by Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 on January 19, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

2015 Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Winners


The above link will show the GRAPHIC images of the 2015 KCIC State winners.  These kids put in a lot of effort on their submissions. 

Their winning posters have moved on to New Haven for further consideration. . . (Stay tuned.)

Added by Robert Dale Ukena on January 26, 2016 at 5:01pm — 4 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference newsletter - Jan. 22, 2016

Not all of the political activity in Iowa these days relates to the caucuses. The state legislature is back in session as well.

Senate File 84 was considered in a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday. The bill would restrict many employers from asking job applicants up-front about criminal convictions. The purpose of the bill is to provide better opportunities for ex-offenders by preventing their job applications to be put aside immediately based on their criminal record.

Once the…


Added by Tom Chapman on January 22, 2016 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Spirit Lake Knights Donate to Neighbor Parish Haiti Water Women and Children's Tuition Mission

Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 of the Knights of Columbus decided at its officer meeting that all funds received at its February omelet breakfast would be dedicated to the Haiti Mission, in coordination with St. Joseph’s Parish in Milford. Omelets will be served with a free will offering from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday, February 15 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake.



Added by Paul Katzfey on January 14, 2016 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Supreme Knight announces a new Building the Domestic Church while Strengthening our Parish campaign

The supreme knight asked the assembled leaders to urge their jurisdiction’s council to accelerate their efforts to work with their pastors to strengthen their parishes and also seek to strengthen Christian family life.

“The family as…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on December 8, 2015 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

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