This Week on Knight Life
This week on Knight Life — audio found at our Iowa State Convention in Des Moines. You may think variety show or news program? It may feel a little like both this week as we hear from people who are instrumental in the causes we support.
We have a new State Chaplain – Fr Bill Reynolds of the Davenport Diocese. Fr Bill has been around the Knights awhile and sees convention as a retreat refreshing experience. He is currently one of our Assistant State Chaplains and Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton. Father Reynolds is a Brother Knight of Msgr. T. J. McCann Council 2663 in Newton and a Sir Knight of Bishop William L. Adrian Assembly 1941 in Grinnell.
We cannot move on without giving high regards to our outgoing State Chaplain Fr. Brian Danner. He served us very well and became a close friend to men of faith and a few ne’r do wells in our order. He just loved us all…Thank you Fr. Brian.
|1||Knight Life Radio Program 2014-05-14 [56k Version]|
|2||Fr Bill Reynolds Chaplin 14May14_sm|
|3||Marty Pieper Conv Co Chair 14May14_sm|
|4||Jasik Coljo Polish Knight Ames 14May14_sm|
|5||Brian Mason Ops Mgr Choices Clinics of Iowa 14May14_sm|
|6||Jenny Condon life message 14May14_sm|
|7||Knights to Christ 14May14_sm|
A very important job for the State convention is planning. It starts a year ahead, even longer and required hundreds of hours of work to make the event seem like it is happening spontaneously. Marty Pieper was the co-chair of the convention committee and he speaks of the process, keys to success and expresses his appreciation. We give our thanks to Lonnie Wadnitz his co-chair, those Marty named as helpers and all those who worked without recognition just for the satisfaction of a job well done.
Believe it or not we come next to Jasik Coljo (listen if you want to know) a native of Poland who happens to now be in Ames at Iowa State University. As I was talking to Joe Hays about his interaction with Pope John Paul II, there was a man listening intently. I asked him his name and he told me this wonderful story. Of course he knew of Saint John Paul in Poland years before his rise to become a history making Pope of the Catholic Church. In the weeks ahead, I will run that interview with Joe Hays who was overjoyed to know that the pope, he invited to Iowa, and touched the life of his son, was now a saint.
Others are on their way to sainthood, at least in my eyes, and those are the people who stand for life in Iowa every day. I didn’t know there was a man who worked at Choices clinic until I met him at the convention. Brian Mason plays a key behind the scenes role for Choices Clinic based in Iowa City. He shares exciting news of 3 additional clinics slated to open yet this year 2014 — August Fort Dodge, Burlington in September and East Des Moines later in the fall. Of course they can plan on the Knights being there to provide funds for an Ultra-Sound and monthly support.
Speaking at the Knights State Convention were Deacon Rick and Jenny Condon. Jenny is director of Innervisions Clinic in West Des Moines. She spoke with me for only a moment but told this story of the struggle to give life a chance in unsettling circumstances.
To learn more about Knights to Christ visit: www.KnightsToChrist.org
Thank you Steve, thank you to everyone…
Knight Life is a presentation of the Iowa Knights of Columbus.
We are 31,500 men working for the good of our parishes, communities, state, nation and world. Think about joining us. We do good works for others and together we will become the men God created us to be.
Our state deputy is Joe Ramirez, our incoming State Deputy is Dan Werner. Dan has charged us to Go and Make a Difference. We pray for strength and guidance from God to do what is right for every man, woman, child and unborn child.
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