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Sauerkraut Chili??

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Council 5043 served up an exquisite blend of sauerkraut chili at the Okoboji Winter Games Chili Cook Off. The group placed first in the non-profit division, and will participate in the 2016 annual competition.

Added by Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 on January 19, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

Council 5043 Donates to Mary's Choice

The Iowa Great Lakes Knights of Columbus Council 5043 has had a number of fundraising activities in the past 12 months, including omelet, pancake, and coffee and doughnut community events, as well as its heavily-attended Soup and Pie Supper in November.

During its Valentine’s Social Friday, the Spirit Lake Council presented Mike Skaggs, Mary’s Choice Executive Director, a check toward Mary’s Choice, a crisis pregnancy help center in Sioux City. The funds will help Mary’s…

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Added by Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 on January 19, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Council 5043 Builds Wheelchair Ramp for Parishioner

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    The Iowa Great Lakes Knights of Columbus Council 5043 put charity into action when it built a wheelchair ramp for a former organist at St. Mary’s Parish. The ramp, on Hill Avenue near the church, will allow Karen Arnold access…

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Added by Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 on January 19, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

THE LAST DIVINE LITURGY IN HAGIA SOPHIA OF 1919

The following is an article posted by Anthony E. Stivaktakis.  It is a great testimony of Christian Faith.  Please read on about an example of fortitude exemplified by our Eastern brethren, during World War I.

- As informed by the grandson of the brother of Papa Noufrakis today (Summer 2001), a bust of the hero was made in his village of Alones, and there is also the grave there of Archimandrite Eleutherios (Lefteris) Noufrakis (pictured below).

- The text…

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Added by Andy Milam on January 19, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to show all of the activity from the entire IowaKofC.org website on your own Profile Page

It's nice to be able to go to your own Profile Page (website) and see what all is going on across the entire IowaKofC.org platform. It is relatively easy to set up an RSS feed on your Profile Page to do just that. A short set of instructions is below.

Sign in to the IowaKofC.org website. Go to your Profile Page. Find the RSS box. If you haven't done much with your Profile Page, the RSS box is probably somewhere down lower in…

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Added by Decorah Knights on January 18, 2016 at 9:11pm — 2 Comments

Martin L. King and the continuing need for civil rights legislation

If it was right and just in 1964 for President Lyndon Johnson to sign the civil rights act, following upon the courageous witness of Martin L. King, then it is only right and just now that the unborn should be the beneficiaries of civil rights legislation to recognize and protect their personhood and dignity.

It was unjust to deny civill rights and liberties to racial minorities in decades in the past. It remains unjust to deny civil rights, the dignity of personhood, and protection…

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Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on January 18, 2016 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Caucus like a Catholic!

This is a reproduction from the Iowa Catholic Conference website. All great material to consider when you decide who to caucus for.

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On caucus night,…

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Added by Paul Lee on January 18, 2016 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 Recognizes Altar Servers

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Lakes area boys and girls from St. Mary’s Catholic Church were treated to a bowling and pizza recognition event over the Christmas holiday break this year.

Nearly 20 middle school and high school kids…

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Added by Paul Katzfey on January 15, 2016 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference newsletter - Jan. 15, 2016

The Iowa legislative session began on Monday with the usual ceremonies and opening statements by leaders. Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) was sworn in as Iowa’s first female Speaker of the House. She said that the legislature should pursue policies that increase opportunities, use technology to remove barriers, and make Iowa the best state in the nation to grow a business and raise a family.

Sen. Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs), Senate Majority Leader, said the legislature’s focus…

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Added by Tom Chapman on January 15, 2016 at 3:53pm — No Comments

New Officers 2015

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The Knights of Columbus Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 on July 28 inducted officers for the 2015-2016 fiscal year at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spirit Lake.…

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Added by Paul Katzfey on January 14, 2016 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment

Tootsie Rolls Net $3400 for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

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The results are in and those Tootsie Rolls you might have received at Jennings Tow and Repair, HyVee, Fareway, Wal-Mart or Bomgaars Labor Day Weekend were part of a great cause. The local Knights of Columbus again distributed the sweet treats, with…

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Added by Paul Katzfey on January 14, 2016 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Soup & Pie Supper Serves Nearly 1000

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Nearly 1000 people left the Spirit Lake Expo Building November 1 with full stomachs after the St. Mary’s Parish Soup & Pie Supper sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Iowa Great Lakes Council…

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Added by Paul Katzfey on January 14, 2016 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Spirit Lake Knights Donate to Neighbor Parish Haiti Water Women and Children's Tuition Mission

Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 of the Knights of Columbus decided at its officer meeting that all funds received at its February omelet breakfast would be dedicated to the Haiti Mission, in coordination with St. Joseph’s Parish in Milford. Omelets will be served with a free will offering from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday, February 15 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake.

The…

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Added by Paul Katzfey on January 14, 2016 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Spirit Lake Knights Donate to Honor Flight

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The Dickinson County Commission of Veteran Affairs was desperately looking for help sponsoring veterans for its Honor Flight program. And Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 of the Knights of Columbus stepped…

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Added by Paul Katzfey on January 14, 2016 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Omelets for Cherish House Baby Cribs

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Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 of the Knights of Columbus decided at its annual Christmas party that all funds received at its recent omelet breakfast would be dedicated to the Cherish House to purchase baby cribs for its teen girl…

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Added by Paul Katzfey on January 14, 2016 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Council 5043 Knights Crown Free Throw Champions

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Lakes area girls and boys ages 9 to 14 participated in the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship last weekend, and six earned the right to compete at the…

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Added by Paul Katzfey on January 14, 2016 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Hand Missals...Why We Should Still Have One

Since the allowance of the vernacular in the Mass following Vatican II, the idea of people having their own Roman Missal has fallen into relative obscurity. The erroneous thinking that the Roman Missal was simply there to help one follow the Latin has, sadly, resulted in a temporal and eternal disconnect with the liturgical and spiritual heartbeat of the Church. The liturgical year of the Catholic Church is far more than an artificial collection of feasts and seasons. It is a profound and…

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Added by Andy Milam on January 12, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

2 New Photos!

Two new photos, the first is a group photo of our officers and the second is a group photo of the 17 Knights (12 from our council) who completed their 2nd and 3rd degrees at our very first time hosting this exemplification.

Added by Council 15603 on January 11, 2016 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Iowa legislative session preview - Jan. 8, 2016

We hope to see you at the Midwest March for Life coming up on Saturday, Jan. 16. The event is put on by Iowa Right to Life. Check out the flier here. There will be a Mass with the bishops of Iowa at St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by a rally on the west steps of the state capitol at 11 a.m. and a walk to the Iowa Supreme Court…

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Added by Tom Chapman on January 8, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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