A 4th of July message

By , July 3, 2015 12:47 pm

Please click on the link below to play the video

Recalling the enduring trust in God that has defined our country.

 


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Knights of Columbus meeting

By , July 3, 2015 12:26 pm

The Knights of Columbus will be having their monthly meeting on Tuesday July 14th at St Francis of Assisi from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Learn About Us

   

I WANT TO JOIN!

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

The Life and Legacy of Father McGivney Video     http://bcove.me/ae31wfsb

If you are interested in becoming a Knight please contact Grand Knight, Jerry Murphy @ jmurphy@tsargent.com  

 

 

Supporting Parish Music

By , April 28, 2013 10:12 pm

On behalf of the St. Francis Knights of Columbus Council, State Secretary Dan Werner presents a check for $800 to Devin Sires, parish music director.  The funds will be used to purchase microphones and stands for the parish music ministry.  The proceeds came from the council’s annual Pies for the Parish fundraiser. IMG_5405

2013 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Convention

By , April 28, 2013 9:51 pm

Congratulations to Father George Komo, who was named Des Moines Diocesan Chaplain of the Year at the 2013 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Convention! He was honored at the convention awards banquet. At the convention, Dan Werner was re-elected as State Secretary and was elected as a delegate to the Supreme Convention. Rob Ryan was honored for his results as a field agent. Congratulations to all council members for their achievements over the past year.

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St. Joseph’s Emergency Family Shelter Playground Build

By , April 28, 2013 9:40 pm

On April 20, nine men from St. Francis Knights of Columbus and 4 from Graham Construction worked to build a Playground at St. Joseph’s Emergency Family Shelter. The Shelter often has many young children that are in residence, and they were all excited to learn that they were getting a playground! Bob Rafferty, Rob Szalay, Steve Hauschilt, David Barry, David Heeren, Steve Cashman, Bob Bell, Dave Addicks and Bob Pederson (all from our council) work tirelessly to complete the construction in one day. Work involved digging holes by hand, carrying heavy steel parts, grading and leveling the ground and moving huge quantities of mulch. Though the work was hard, all had a great time worked with a smile on their faces. The project truly had God’s blessing, for after three straight days of lousy weather, the clouds parted, the rain stopped and the temperature was just right for construction.

A pat on the back goes to all that gave up a Saturday at home to volunteer for this worthy project.

Preparing the construction site

Preparing the construction site

Dave Addicks(K of C) pouring concrete with Pat Nesvedt(Diocese of Des Moines)

Dave Addicks(K of C) pouring concrete with Pat Nesvedt(Diocese of Des Moines)

David Barry(K of C) and Joey(Graham Construction) using lasers to make sure it is all level

David Barry(K of C) and Joey(Graham Construction) using lasers to make sure it is all level

Bob Rafferty still working hard after 7 hours

Bob Rafferty still working hard after 7 hours

Steve Cashman mentoring the younger guys on how to pour dirt out of a wheel barrow

Steve Cashman mentoring the younger guys on how to pour dirt out of a wheel barrow

Finished at last

Finished at last

Also see blog post on Iowa Knights of Columbus site. 

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