Knights of Columbus
Many congratulations to the 2017 Knights of Columbus Scholarship Winner, Alex Hanson!
Alex graduates from Iowa City West High and will attend the University of Northern Iowa next Fall.
Knight of the Month-April 2017: Bob Wagner
The 2017 Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Fridays were a huge success!
March Knight of the Month: Ron Conner
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization with a worldwide
membership of 1.9 million. The KC's were founded by the Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney in
New Haven, Connecticut in 1882. The Knights were formed to render financial aid to 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. Pope John Paul II referred to the Order as the “strong right arm of the church.” Our
common bond is our devotion to the Catholic faith and our brotherhood in Christ. We join
together to help one another become better Catholics, better husbands, better fathers, better
providers for the financial protection of our families and better citizens of the countries in which
they love. Our purpose today is to support those who most need our help. Catholic men doing
charitable works define the essence of what it is to be a Knight. To become a Knight helps us to
do God's work. The St. Thomas More Parish Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of
each month at 7:00pm in the lower level of the church.
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy benefits such as a free monthly issue of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, and eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.
As a member of STM Council 15049, you can enjoy participation in church activities, family activities, youth activities, community service and council activities. You will enjoy fellowship with your member knights and support of our pastor.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Applications for membership into the Knights are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus or by downloading and completing the application (form 100) from our webpage then emailing it to the email addresses below.
For information on joining or transferring into our council please contact Grand Knight, Dee Goldman at 859-388-0095 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Deputy Grand Knight Bill Graf at 319-339-5975 or by email at email@example.com for.
Any Third Degree member in good standing is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The Fourth Degree is the Patriotic Degree and the visual arm of the Knights in their tuxedos and regalia. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and love of the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at funerals, civic and religious functions, etc., an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.
Past Knight of the Month Award recipient: Tony Juraco
The Knights of Columbus recently participated in the Habitat for Humanity Workday.
Knights of Columbus
Dee Goldman (Grand Knight)
Bill Graf (Deputy Grand Knight)
Keith Less (Treasurer)
William Wise (Recorder)
Photos from the Knights of Columbus sponsored Parish Easter Egg Hunt 2016