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Onawa-Blencoe Council 6249 presented certificates, rosaries and leather-bound Bibles to 14 young people who received the sacrament of confirmation at St. Joseph Church in Salix. Each Bible was inscribed with the recipient's name and the name of their chosen saint. The council also re-erected a pro-life sign that was nearly destroyed by vandals.


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Rev. Juan Padilla Assembly in Emporia provided an honor guard for a First Communion Mass at Sacred Heart Church in which 40 young people received the sacrament.


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Fourth Degree Knights from throughout the state participate in a rosary procession to the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. Knights joined about 1,000 participants for the procession, including Auxiliary Bishop Lee A. Piché of St. Paul and Minneapolis, who made remarks at the state capitol on the sanctity of marriage before the event began. (Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit)


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St. Louis Council 453 hosted a pro-life baby shower on Mother's Day, netting more than 1,000 baby items and about $100 in cash donations.

Members of San Jose Trabajador Council 15287 in Kansas City participated in the Lenten Stations of the Cross at Holy Cross Church, with Grand Knight Isaac Jimenez playing the role of Jesus.


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Falls City Council 1336 hosted its 62nd annual Lenten fish fry, which raised $3,512 for Sacred Heart School. The funds will directly support school activities for students.

Sacred Heart-St. Anthony Council 10000 in Steinauer operates a medical equipment loaner program in which local members of the community can borrow medical equipment like wheelchairs, walkers and shower seats for a brief period of time. Many people temporarily require these items after illness or surgery, but the cost to purchase this equipment is usually not covered by insurance. The council has about 75 pieces of medical gear available, which are rented out on a regular basis.



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