MSGR. SUPPLE COUNCIL

 

WHO WE ARE

We are Council 13160. Chartered in 2002, we take our name in honor of Msgr. James Supple who started St. Thomas Aquinas parish in 1942 on the south side of Iowa State's campus. We are one of the four college councils in Iowa. Since we are also tied to the parish of St. Thomas we have a unique mix of college guys and resident parishioners. It is our mission to take care of not only our brothers and their families but those in need on a local and global scale. The money we raise every year through numerous fund raisers is given to charities including Special Olympics, Friendship Ark, The Gabriel Project, The Emergency Residence Project, and The Campaign for People With Intellectual Disabilities.

The council also support parish projects such as the Lighthouse Media Kiosk, mission trips, and the priest's vestments. We as Knights here at St. Thomas feel called to provide other services to the parish as well, the biggest of which is fish dinners during Lent. The council does not make a profit off of the fish dinners, but instead continues to put them on every year as a service to our parishioners.

 

                                

 

Upcoming Events

Local Council District

Rosary For Life (Every Sunday @ 11:30 AM )

Come join your brother knights and fellow parishioners in the praying of a rosary for life! You are encouraged to bring family/friends and meet in the Daily Mass Chapel after 10:30 Mass.

St. Cecilia's Fish Dinner (February 19 @ 5:00 PM)

Support our brothers on the north side of town and enjoy a great fish dinner for the second Friday of Lent. This is a great opportunity to socialize with members of St. Cecilia's Parish.

Fish Dinner (February 12 @ 5:00 PM)

Kick off the first Friday of Lent by bringing your family and friends out for a great fish and pasta dinner at St. Thomas Aquinas. The Knights will be preparing a full menu including baked cod, pasta, cole slaw, baked potato, bread, and desert. Come enjoy the food and socialize with fellow parishioners. Prices are $4 for kids, $8 for adults, and $28 for a group of 4 students/family.

St. Cecilia's Fish Dinner (March 4 @ 5:00 PM)

Support our brothers on the north side of town and enjoy a great fish dinner for the second Friday of Lent. This is a great opportunity to socialize with members of St. Cecilia's Parish.

1st Degree Exemplification (February 21 @ 4:00 PM)

Interested in joining the Knights of Columbus? This is your chance! Our council will be conducting a live first degree ceremony in St. Catherine's Room beginning at 4:00. Candidates should arrive at 3:30. Dress code is business casual.

2nd/3rd Degree Exemplification (March 6 @ 1:00 PM)

Already a first degree member and ready to make the move to full knighthood. Learn the lessons of the remaining pillars of our order unity and fraternity. The exemplification is to be held in Boone at Sacred Heart Parish. Candidates are asked to arrive by 12:30 and wear western business dress.

Council Business Meeting (February 25 @ 6:30 PM)

All brother knights are encouraged to attend the monthly council business meeting. The meeting will take place in St. Catherine's room. Come provide your opinion and shape our council's involvement in the parish and community.

1st Degree Exemplification (March 7 @ 6:00PM )

Interested in joining the Knights of Columbus? If you could not make it to our council's first degree this is your chance! The Ankeny council 5038 will be conducting a live first degree ceremony beginning at 6:00. Candidates should arrive at 5:30. Dress code is business casual.

Fish Dinner (February 26 @ 5:00 PM)

Bring your family and friends out for a great fish and pasta dinner at St. Thomas Aquinas. The Knights will be preparing a full menu including baked cod, pasta, cole slaw, baked potato, bread, and desert. Come enjoy the food and socialize with fellow parishioners. Prices are $4 for kids, $8 for adults, and $28 for a group of 4 students/family.

 

 

OUR HISTORY

"Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy 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.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 15,100 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea." -KofC.org

 

                         

JOIN US

We are the Knights of Columbus, serving mother Church and those in most need. Everything we do is based on charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. We are Catholic men striving to be better husbands, fathers, brothers, and servants of God.

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Contact:

Zach Shaver
Grand Knight
email: zjshaver@iastate.edu

 


Knights of Columbus
Msgr. James Supple
Council #13160

College Council: Iowa State University
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas  
Ames, IA 50014