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2014 Iowa KofC Soccer Challenge Finals Held

The Iowa Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge Finals were held at the Pella Soccer Complex on October 18, 2014. The finals were the culmination of a four-tier competition that began in early September at the local Council level in each contestant’s home area. The youngsters aged 9 to 14 competed with others their age and gender. Winners from the local contest faced competition from ever increasing areas at the District and…

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Added by Jason Follett on October 24, 2014 at 9:03pm — No Comments

UNI & Drake Councils Recognized as Star Councils during KofC College Conference

At the Knights of Columbus College Conference being held 26-28 September 2014, College Councils for the first time were recognized for having earned the distinction of Star Council. The Star Council Award is the highest distinction any Council can achieve. It takes into consideration a Council’s membership and insurance growth, as well as programming activities reported in each of six program categories, which are the…

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Added by Jason Follett on September 27, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

August 2014 Iowa Knight and Family of the Month Announced

Iowa Knights of Columbus Family Director Joe Pollpeter announced the August 2014 Knight and Family of the Month for the Iowa…

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Added by Jason Follett on September 17, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Remember September 11th: Give Blood and Support Our Troops

Added by Jason Follett on September 16, 2014 at 9:48pm — No Comments

2014 Retreat - “Catholic Gentlemen: Today’s Disciples of Christ”

Added by Jason Follett on September 16, 2014 at 9:16pm — No Comments

KofC Launches “Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive”

In October 2014, the Knights of Columbus launched “Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive” to help both our families and parishes grow in the faith.

This program will help Knights and their families prepare for the 8th World Meeting of Families to be held next year in Philadelphia, while also offering opportunities for daily…

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Added by Jason Follett on September 13, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Join Bishop Pates at Kickoff Year of Marriage and Family Celebration

Added by Jason Follett on September 13, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

State Advocate To Retire; Candidates Sought For April 2015 Election

State Advocate Brian W. Thul of Whittemore has announced that he will retire from the position at the end of his current term on 30 June 2015.

“Due to…

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Added by Jason Follett on September 1, 2014 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Getting Our Message Across - State Deputy Seeks Out A Publicity Director

Members of the Iowa Knight of Columbus are continually searching for new ways to enhance our Order’s mission and contributions to the Church, community, and fellowman. Publicity can be a very useful communications tool, advancing Knights of Columbus…

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Added by Jason Follett on September 1, 2014 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Iowa KofC CPID Fund Supports Renovation at Easter Seals of Iowa’s Camp Sunnyside

For the past several years, Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council 5038 of the Knights of Columbus based in Ankeny has been supporting the mission of their neighbor Easter Seals Iowa and its Camp Sunnyside. As a result of this partnership, Council 5038 and Easter…

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Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 8:06pm — No Comments

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - Funds Being Collected for Ultrasound Machines

Did you know that in 2007 there were 6,500 abortions in the State of Iowa? In 2014, that number is expected to approach 9,000. More than sixteen unborn children are killed every day in Iowa.

The good news is that 91% of women who see their unborn child on an ultrasound machine at the Informed Choices Clinics choose LIFE! YOU can help…

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Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Faith Fest fills Burlington area with inspiration - Council 568 oversaw logistics

CLICK HERE to read the full article from The Catholic Messenger, the newspaper of the Diocese of Davenport.

Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

Iowa’s seminarians gain insight about priesthood - Iowa KofC again funds the convocation

Iowa’s four dioceses recently helded their annual state seminarian convocation in Iowa City. The Iowa Knights of Columbus proudly sponsors this yearly event.

CLICK HERE to read an article on the convocation from The…

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Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Serving Veterans Together - Supreme Knight announces partnership with Gary Sinise Foundation

Speaking as a special guest at the States Dinner during the 132nd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Orlando, Florida on 5 August 2014, actor Gary Sinise, who played Lt. Dan Taylor in the movie Forrest Gump, thanked the Knights of Columbus for its support of his foundation for wounded military personnel. He said, “You have shown that you can be a shining light of hope” for severely injured…

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Added by Jason Follett on August 10, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Assembly 262 Donates to Brushy Creek Honor Flight

Sir Knights of Clement Smythe Assembly 262 based in and around Fort Dodge are shown presenting funds to Ron Newsum, chairman and founder of Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight, a group of dedicated volunteers that sends veterans on a flight to Washington D.C. , to visit the memorials which were erected in their honor. Assembly 262 earlier this year spear headed a fundraiser which resulted in a donation of…

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Added by Jason Follett on July 13, 2014 at 9:10pm — No Comments

State Chaplain: Unborn Should Be Civil Rights Focus Now

Iowa Knights of Columbus State Chaplain, Father William E. Reynolds, had the following letter to the editor published by the Des Moines Register on July 13, 2014:…

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Added by Jason Follett on July 13, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Fortnight for Freedom: Threats from Secularizing, Devaluing Religious Roots

As we celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom, this guest column was printed in the June 20, 2014 edition of The Catholic Mirror, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Des…

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Added by Jason Follett on June 23, 2014 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Assembly 3265 Sir Knights Step Up to Feed Deploying National Guard Soldiers & Families

By Jason Follett, Faithful Navigator - Father Paul F. Hans Assembly 3265

The United States along…

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Added by Jason Follett on May 21, 2014 at 10:17pm — No Comments

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