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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, April 20, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network


There’s still time to encourage legislators to help parents with adoption expenses. Last week the Iowa House passed House File 2468 by a vote of 95-1. The bill provides a refundable tax credit of $2,500 for adoptions. It will help make adoptions more affordable for parents, as agency fees can start at $12,000 and go up from there. The credit would also assist birth mothers because adoption agencies and…


Added by Tom Chapman on April 20, 2014 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Burkey’s ‘Vision of Hope’ for Meniere’s Research


Below is a note sent out from the wife of a Brother Knight (Dan Burkey) from the #13109 Altoona council (Jon Aldrich's home council).  Patty Burkey has had an incredibly trying time these past few years dealing with Meniere's disease. This particular disease has little or no funding for research at the…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on April 17, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Knights of Columbus Help Provide Prosthetics to Boston Marathon Bombing Amputees

One year after the Boston marathon bombing, the Knights of Columbus Stand With Boston Program is providing assistance for people who lost limbs in that tragic event.



Added by Program Director - IA KofC on April 15, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments


For the fraternal year 2013-14 ending on June 30th, 2014, we have the following Star Council Incentives:

  • Star Council: Council will receive 4,000 VIP points
  • Double Star Council: Council will receive 8,000 VIP…

Added by Program Director - IA KofC on April 7, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Iowa's Newest Council Recognized in Cedar Rapids

March 29th 2014 is the date of founding for Seton Mazzuchelli, # 15921 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hiawatha IA.

The council's name comes from 2 individuals who were facing daunting, almost incredible odds, against which they achieved success that can be measured even today.…


Added by Publicity Director on March 29, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

Founder's Day - March 29th

March 29th is celebrated as Founder's Day by the Knights of Columbus.

In 1882 Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney set in motion the dream of the Knights of Columbus - a catholic, fraternal benefits society. 132 years later the order he founded is 1.8 million men strong - a charitable force for good and truth in American society. Knights everywhere are encouraged to celebrate the legacy of  Father…


Added by Publicity Director on March 29, 2014 at 6:50am — No Comments

Iowa Helping Hands Foundation assists Widow of Fallen Knight - Councils urged to do likewise

Foundation Monies being given to Colleen Beuner surrounded by her children by Vern Vondara, District Deputy Sunday March 23rd. Pastor Fr Appel was very pleased with the swift response from the Knights. He summed it up perfectly by saying “this is what we do, as Knights!”…


Added by Publicity Director on March 26, 2014 at 6:08am — 2 Comments

Ankeny’s Two KofC Councils Raise Nearly $9000 for The Gabriel Project

Ankeny’s Knights of Columbus councils, Msgr. J.M Hanson Council 5038, based at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Parish, and Father Richard E. Gubbels Council 15603, based at Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish, recently completed their Seventh Annual Raffle for Life.

Since 2007, the raffle has been held to coincide with Respect Life month and to…


Added by Publicity Director on January 1, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Decision to Close One Catholic Church Becomes an Opportunity for Iowa’s Newest

Saint Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in New Hampton had been home to a Catholic parish since the early 1890s. However, in the early…


Added by Publicity Director on December 30, 2013 at 10:35pm — No Comments

West Des Moines Knight Named 2013 KofC VAVS Co-Male Volunteer of the Year

Our military personnel voluntarily act as the protectors of our nations, standing on the front lines while keeping us safe behind them.

The Knights of Columbus (KofC) acknowledges this unselfish act of patriotism by promoting the “Serving Those Who Served” program. The philosophy behind “Serving Those Who Served” is simple: the men and…


Added by Publicity Director on December 27, 2013 at 10:29pm — 1 Comment

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