Knights of Columbus
"Help the Knights of Columbus give the gift of life!"
The Knights are hosting a pancake breakfast and blood drive on Sunday, February 24th. Online appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome and all are appreciated. Donors will eat free; for those who are unable to give blood, free will donations are appreciated.
2018/2019 Knights of Columbus, council 15049 Officers
The Knights of Columbus and the DeGowin Blood Center would like to thank everyone for a great turnout and support to make this blood drive a success with 20 successful donations! We appreciate those who donated and those who also attempted. Because of your generosity at all our KC events, we are able to donate a commercial washer and dryer to the Catholic Worker House! Very much appreciated, thank you! STM KCs.
Click here to view washer/dryer
The STM Knights of Columbus Council performed a day of service for the Catholic Worker House back in May, building shelving in their basement as well as doing miscellaneous odd jobs (fixing their bathroom, doing yard work). During our coordination for that event, they highlighted a need for an additional washer and dryer to keep up with resident demand, particularly on the weekends. Our Council discussed this for several months after getting their feedback. We selected the units after doing research and coordinated to get the hookups and with Lowe's to get the installation completed.
Click here to view article on Iowa City Catholic Worker's facebook page.
The St. Thomas More Knights of Columbus and the Social Justice Commission would like to thank the parish community for its recent support of its (third annual) Spaghetti Supper fundraising event. Delicious food and good company was shared by all in attendance. All proceeds from the event will be directed to the Iowa City Free Lunch Program (icflp.org/) which our parish continues to actively support through gifts of time and treasure. A special thank you to all the volunteers and those who donated food to the event to make it a success.
Knights of Columbus welcoming home the most recent Honor Flight Veterans
Living Rosary and Dinner
Congratulations to Ted Pietryga-Knight of the Month September 2017
The Knights of Columbus councils in the area are hosting a Pancake Breakfast at the Regina Cafeteria from 8am-Noon on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Knights are selling tickets after Mass in the Narthex for $5.00 each or $20.00 for a family of four or more.
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