Culture of Life (2016-2017)

For the 2016-2017 year, Council 966 has decided to focus on “Culture of Life” activities. The intent of a focus is commit resources to a single area versus spreading ourselves thin over the wide range of service needs. Below are the event’s we’re supporting this year. Check under the “Volunteer” section to learn more about how you can help at each event. Additional ideas and requests can be submitted to Matt Herrick,


September 1: Women’s Health: emotional and physical – presented by Jenifer Bowen, CEO of Iowa Right to Life, 5:30, Marshalltown Public Library
September 24: Oktemberfest Right-to-life float, 9am, Miller JH

September 28-Nov 6: Participation in a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil at public right of way by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, 1000 East Army Post Road, Des Moines, Iowa

October 2: Participation in our own Marshalltown prayer chain on Center St & Olive. 1-3pm

October 8-9: Distribute Pro-Life Signs after Masses

November: none scheduled

December 12, 2016: Prayer Service for the Sick & Suffering, St. Henry, 7pm Dec 12.

January 15-16 2017: 2017 Iowa Institute for Social Action, Iowa Catholic Conference,
Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM – Monday, January 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM (CST)
Altoona, IA –Click Here for Tickets

February: none scheduled

March 20: Donated to  Pathways of Pella Clinic towards a Ultrasound Machine as a way to combat abortion.
March 30: Right to Life vigil in the Iowa State Capitol Rotunda

April 8:  Iowa River Hospice Night of the Stars annual fundraiser, 5:30-8:30, Elmwood Country Club,  (We’re sponsoring a table for Knights widows.)

April 27:  Financial support of Tast of Life (Birthright) Fundraiser being held at MCC.
May 17: Blood Drive



Ideas being investigated
  • A freewill breakfast or potato bar dinner with proceeds going to Birthright, and Birthright coming to set up displays and to answer questions.
  • An info night/fundraiser for a suicide hotline
  • Mass with 4th Degree Honor Guard at one or more Nursing Homes
  • Lent – Host ArchD End of Life Presentation
  • Host viewing of Voiceless
  • Commission Unborn Child sculpture or artwork