This Week on Knight Life
Mercy Works ….we are reminded of first principles based on God’s law. We are reminded of of our duties toward others, especially those in critical need. It may seem like more than we can handle and if we should wonder how we can do these things- it’s not our ability but God’s grace that carries the day. For myself and for many brothers Knight’s activities enliven our faith.
Hello, I’m Mike Gaspers back with you for a half hour of information, inspiration and invitation around the activities of this band of brothers the Iowa Knights of Columbus.
This is Knight Life…our Mission is Be Men of Courage and to do everything with LOVE for our fellow man, woman, child and unborn child.
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Overview of the Podcast – Mercy Works
To remind us to participate more fully in this Year of Mercy we begin this week with Fr Bill Rousch of Burlington sharing Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Year of Mercy.
Knights are known for charity – sometimes being appropriately called Knights of Charity rather than Knights of Columbus. Our founder’s vision aligned the order’s principles with our faith and encourage us to undertake the corporal and spiritual works of mercy as men. Visit the USCCB website for more information and ideas for the Year of Mercy regarding the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
There are many good works happening with the St Augustine’s council in Des Moines. We heard about their Christians at Risk fund raiser. Recently they completed a Coats for Kids Drive. Rob Denhartog returns to explain to Johnathon Eltrevoog the council’s involvement with Best Buddies of Iowa and their Hog Roast fundraiser.
Thank you Johnathon for this report. Thanks also for the men of the St Augustine council for undertaking corporal works of mercy and for Rob Denhartog for his leadership on them.
We recently heard from Dennis Shea at the Midwest March for life. Dennis shared another ministry with which he has spent a great deal of time.
To visit those in prison is one of the corporal works of mercy. Perhaps one more difficult for some of us to become involved with. I’m inspired by brother Shea and his willingness to serve.
Why are you a Knight? What is your special ministry to family, church or community? We’d love to hear your story – leave a comment on this blog or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fraternity is our third Knightly principle many members acknowledging the most appreciate about the Knights. For over 50 years Knights have sponsored a statewide bowling tournament – this year sponsored by 5660 in Sioux City. for more information visit the Official State Bowling page.
All you bowlers make certain you are signed up and bowl in Sioux City this lent with your brother Knights. Growing closer to God and doing good works – Will Fergen is typical of so many Knights’ families in this regard.
We travel south now to hear from Bob Kesterson of the Harlan council. Bob received his 4th degree in early January and I caught him right afterwards for his impressions on the day. Like most exemplifications members remark on learning something they may have forgotten and are inspired.
Bob and I both invite brother Knights to become better informed American Catholic citizens by joining the fourth degree.
For Knights our first allegiance is to God – with whom all things are possible. Steve Hesprich shares a reflection on patriotism in this week’s Knights to Christ. With God anything is possible as we will hear.
May the Divine assistance be with us always that we may not fail building up our domestic church and helping our parish priests.
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I’m Mike Gaspers, thank you for listening. Feeling inspired? Then act courageously and with love to put your faith into action by word and by deeds. Don’t forget to March with us this Saturday!
Interested in the Band of Brothers? Contact a Knight or your parish priest and we will bring you into this fraternity of Catholic men.
Knight Life is a production of the Iowa Knights of Columbus.