Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization with a worldwide membership of 1.8 million. The KC's were founded by the Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut in 1882. Our purpose today is to support those who most need our help: vocations, widows, orphans, special needs, and the most helpless of all, the unborn. Catholic men doing charitable works define the essence of what it is to be a Knight. To say "Yes" to being a Knight is helping do God's work. The St. Patrick Parish Council was founded in 2008. Council meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm in the St. Anne's Room.
|Position||Knights of Columbus|
|Name||Ed Panther, Grand Knight|
St. Patrick Parish Council 14481 was founded on April 5, 2008 through the efforts of the Pastor Very Rev. Rudolph T. Juarez, First Grand Knight Stanley Sedore, Financial Secretary Richard Craig, Knights of Columbus Agent Gary Sieren and the Knights who joined in 2008. It is attached to St. Patrick Church, Iowa City, Iowa. The Name of Council is located in the Narthex of church.
As a member of the St. Patrick Parish Council 14481, you will 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. Business meetings are held twice a month. All Knights are invited to attend the Executive Board Meeting. The Monthly Business Meeting is the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the St. Anne's Room. A Rosary at 6:30pm in the Day Chapel precedes that meeting.
The council holds a variety of activities during the year such as the Monthly KCans4Life, Annual Persons with Intellectually Disabilities (PID)Tootsie Roll Drive, Parish Easter Egg Hunt, Youth Basketball FreeThrow Contest, Pancake Breakfasts, Luncheons, Couple Dances, Golf Outings, Christmas Card Fundraiser, and other Raffle Game fundraisers. In addition, we support parishioners in need of personal services such as house and yard maintenance.
Here is the list of officers for the current fraternal year: 2019-2020 Officers Council 14481
Grand Knight, Agnew, Leo
Deputy Grand Knight, Martini , Nick
Financial Secretary, Hyde, Patrick
Chancellor, Aschenbrenner, Eric
Recorder, Hoffman, Chad
Treasurer, Miller, Scott
Advocate, Young, Doug
Warden, Schwager, Tim
Inside Guard, Garvin, Terry
Outside Guard, Wisor, Bob
One Year Trustee, Salm, Dan
Two Year Trustee, Ruxton, Pat
Three Year Trustee, Panther, Ed
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 many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.
As a member of the St. Patrick Parish Council 14481, you will 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 in the Knights are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus or access the Documents Section of our website for a pdf file of the Membership Application.
Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to 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 civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.
Our KCs served the priests last Thursday for their cluster dinner.
In July 2019, the KC's spent this morning at the Catholic Worker House spreading mulch in the garden and around the yard. In the attached pic are Bill McCoy, David Goodner, myself and Pat Hyde. Not pictured is Dan Lotiempo.
In 2018, we helped harvest crops, mowed, and removed brush at The Catholic Worker House.
KCans4Life - Tired of recycling bottles and cans? Let the knights recycle for you and contribute to a great cause. St. Pats Knights of Columbus will be collecting $.05 redemption cans and bottles every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the west side of the church in Fr. Rudy's driveway/garage (behind the Day Chapel). Proceeds benefit "Right to Life" organizations in Johnson County. No need to sort. Drop off a bag or box of cans and bottles and the knights will sort for you. Ask your relatives, friends, and neighbors to contribute their cans and bottles.
When: Every 3rd Saturday
Where: West Side of Church in Fr. Rudy's driveway/garage.
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Council 1st Saturday Rosary (8:15 a.m.) and Mass (8:30 a.m.)
Thank You to the Knights of Columbus Council #14481 for their monetary donation for Noah’s Nursery to purchase needed supplies!