Looking to do more good with more hands the Iowa State Council is pleased to announce the formation of a new team in the upcoming Plane Pull for SOIowa: the White-Collar Crew.

To be made up of priests and religious this team will be Pulling for Christ and need our support. Each team member must raise a minimum of $50. Your state council officers are challenging councils to create their own teams. If you cannot be on a team or participate in the pull yourself, consider supporting one of the White Collar Crew with your prayers and a $50 or more sponsorship? Visit the link below to donate or to join the team.

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White Collar Crew - Pulling for Christ (IA KofC) was conceived May 2nd during a meeting of the Iowa Knights of Columbus State Officers and Chaplains while gathered at State Convention.

The team will be composed of Priests and Religious - not necessarily from the Des Moines Diocese but from where ever willing.

Local Knights of Columbus are asked to support their chaplain by a pledge or donation to this worthy cause to aid Special Olympics Iowa.

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Comment by Michael P. Gaspers on May 31, 2014 at 6:51am

Team Members as of 5/30/14

Fr. Ray Higgins–Stuart 1961

Fr. Chris Reising–DM Our Lady of the Americas 14267

Msgr. Chiodo and Fr. Adam Westfall–DM St. Anthony 12482

Fr. Guthrie Dolan and Fr. Ray McHenry–WDM St. Francis 12422, assembly 3031

Fr. Chris Fontanini–Earling 1741

Fr.Joe Pins–DM Diocesan Vocations Director

Fr. Mike Amadeo–DM Holy Trinity 14029

Fr. Francis Amoku –

Fr. Ken Halbur–Creston 1228

Fr. Enrique Garcia-Eliza Council 13750 in Conception, MO

Fr. Juan Antonio Hernandez, Council 12483 (Des Moines, St Anthony)

Fr. Fabian Moncada, Council 9632 (West Des Moines, Sacred Heart)

Fr. Chris Reising, Council 14267 (Des Moines, Our Lady Of the Americas)

Fr. Reynaldo Hernandez, Council 14267 (Des Moines, Our Lady Of the Americas)

Deacon Luis Alonso Mejia, Council 14267 (Des Moines, Our Lady Of the Americas)

Most Reverend Richard E. Pates, council 15336 (Des Moines, St Ambrose Cathedral)

Comment by Antonio Banuelos on May 27, 2014 at 2:40pm

Father Enrique Garcia, Council 13750 in Conception, MO (recently incardinated in the Diocese of Des Moines) will be joining the White Collar Crew. 

Father Chris Reising, Council 14267 in Des Moines will be sponsored by his home council.

Other Hispanic priests waiting for confirmation based on their schedule availability are Father Juan Antonio Hernandez (Council 12482 in Des Moines), Father Fabian Moncada (Council 9632 West Des Moines) and Father Reynaldo Hernandez (also from 14267 in  Des Moines).  All these have secured funds to join the White Collar Crew, but are pending schedule verification.

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