I have a great friend, a brother really, who lives near St. Louis. I’ve been thinking of him lately for a lot of reasons, not the least of which because I’ll be seeing him in a little over a week. Bob is wonderful person and we got to know each other on a church trip to Rome and by working together on a church project. He and his wife live the faith in ways that humble me. A few years ago they opened a home for pregnant women providing love and care for mothers and their 48 expectant and…Continue
Today a new First Degree member confided that while he took a private oath to pray the Rosary every day, he didn’t know how. That’s an incredibly brave confession. I admire his honesty and scruples to ask for help.
Yes, he has the rosary wallet card. So the words and diagrams are available. My first feeble response was that he should come to Mass 45 minutes early and participate in the Rosary to get the rhythm of prayers and that would help to learn them.
But, of course,…Continue
On February 28th, the LC Clinic dedicated their new building in Creston. The building had been rented to Planned Parenthood before they closed their doors in July of 2014. Through the generosity of a local donor, the LC Clinic completed the purchase of the building on the 24th of February. Planned Parenthood installed the clinical fixtures and layout of the building at their cost. These changes made the building perfectly suited for the LC Clinic which is a pregnancy care…Continue
On Wednesday, October 29th, General Sheridan Council 1228 of Creston presented a check to Ruth Fennessy, Executive Director of LC Clinic of Stuart with the local council matching funds for their new ultrasound. Mrs Fennessy brought the new machine with her and provided the Knights with insights on how important the new machine is to the clinic. She also gave the Knights an update on the search for a location in Creston for their satellite office.
Fr Ken Halbur, Holy Spirit Pastor,…Continue
Added by Steve Heffern on October 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Help the Creston Knights of Columbus purchase a new PORTABLE ultrasound machine for LC Clinic of Stuart. LC Clinic provides life affirming pregnancy care services to Southwest Iowa. They need a new ultrasound machine and the Creston Knights want to help them get a portable unit they can use in Stuart or Creston. Please send donations to KC Ultrasound, 222 N Maple St, Creston, IA 50801. More importantly please pray for our initiative and for the many babies that will be saved and…Continue
Added by Steve Heffern on July 22, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Council 12216 serves the parishes of Leon and Mt Ayr Iowa. The two communities are a marathon distance apart - 26.2 miles from one to the other on Highway 2. Their parishes are served by two different priests. But when this council comes together as Knights to take on projects they speak with one voice. On June 14th that was a booming voice as the council erected a 7 foot by 14 foot Pro-LIfe sign at mile marker 20 on I-35.
When heading north, you’ll see the…Continue
Added by Steve Heffern on June 25, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments
Three new Pro-Life billboards can be found on Union county highways thanks to the combined efforts of the Creston Knights of Columbus and Crest Area for Life.
The project started with a conversation between Betty Baker, President of Crest Area for Life and Francis Doyle, Trustee for Council 1228 of Creston. Three landowners in the area had volunteered to host Pro-Life billboards. Betty asked Francis if the Knights of Columbus could help. Crest Area for Life is a Southwest Iowa…Continue