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Farm Progress Show

Our primary job duties will be Parking Lot duties. However we may be ask to preform other task as needed. Exact report location will be added once I have all the details.

August 26, 27 and 28. 6 AM until Noon.

We can go to the show after our shift, no gate charge for us.

LOCATION: Boone

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11 New Knights

11 New Knights

Adel Waukee Knights of Columbus welcome 11 new men to the order. It's our biggest group ever!

Adel Waukee KC Support Seminarian Andrew Windschitl

Andrew Windschitl

2012-13: Theology II
St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

God is good and has been so to me from the beginning. Even though my family was not particularly devout, the foundation was set to get me where I am today. When I was five, I would have told you that I wanted to be a firefighter, astronaut, or priest (perhaps all three if given a chance!). As time went on, my interest in those vocations and the faith waned. During junior and senior high school and most of college, I was lukewarm. The death of Pope John Paul II was the catalyst I needed to come back.

Thankfully there was rich soil at the St. Stephen the Witness Student Center at the University of Northern Iowa. Fr. Kenneth Glaser welcomed me and saw to it that I became a better Christian. At that time, I yearned to be a husband and father, thinking that there was nothing better for me. Of course, what we think about ourselves is often at odds with what God thinks about us.

After college, I moved back home where I found a young adult group at St. Francis of Assisi in West Des Moines. It was very similar to the group support of which I was a part at St. Stephen. Thanks be to God, again, for we have there a great mentor in Deacon David O'Brien. While leading the Bible study, he stressed a prayerful life to maintain our personal relationship with our Lord.

Meanwhile, I dated a couple of times, only to find out to my dismay that marriage would probably not be my vocation. I was also working in customer service at an insurance broker. Despite my distaste for the job, the experience made me realize that I enjoy educating and helping people. Prayer took the desire a step further when I began to understand that there are much better things with which to help people than insurance.

I was still reluctant to take the next step of applying to the diocese, but after consulting with a couple of good friends who are like brothers to me and others, including married men and priests, I applied and was accepted by Bishop Pates in December of 2009.

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Adel Waukee KC Support Seminarian Trevor Chicoine

Trevor Chicoine

2012-13: College Senior
St. Pius X Seminary, Loras College

My name is Trevor Chicoine and my home parish is Immaculate Conception Parish in St. Marys. I am a seminarian for the Diocese of Des Moines at St. Pius X Seminary at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. My road to seminary began when my family moved to the Diocese of Des Moines in the fall of 1999. My small hometown of St. Marys would prove to be the grounds in which the seed of my calling was to be sowed.

I was blessed to have several excellent pastors as a youth who were real role models to me. Two things in particular made these priests great models of priestly service--they were excellent pastors and they were average guys at the same time. As a kid growing up, it was inspirational to see how these great men could bring people closer to God through a variety of means, especially through the Eucharist and the Holy Mass. But, at the same time, they were average guys. Fr. Gubbels could often be seen out for a jog on a summer's evening. It was also not uncommon for Fr. Krettek to come into daily Mass with his hunting pants on under his alb after a long morning in the tree stand. It was at this time that the thought of becoming a priest first entered my mind. Through the example of these and other great priests, I began to actively discern whether or not I was being called to the seminary.

It was through this discernment process that I met Fr. Chris Fontanini, former vocations director. I was accepted as a seminarian Christmas Eve 2008, my senior year in high school and in the fall of 2009, I entered St. Pius X Seminary at Loras College in Dubuque as a seminarian for the Diocese of Des Moines.

FOLLOW TREVOR AT HIS BLOG.

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