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Lazarus House

Your Saint Irene Council of the Knights of Columbus works with Lazarus House in Lawrence to provide meals for people temporarily housed in their emergency shelter. Lazarus House is a spiritually based organization offering help to the needy, typically in the form of food, shelter, clothing, advocacy, education, work preparation, health services, a listening ear, a welcoming heart, and the restoration of dignity and self respect. This is what makes Lazarus House so special. Beyond merely meeting immediate needs like food, shelter and clothing, they focus on developing skills for their clients to become self supporting again. Over 100,000 meals are served per year in the soup kitchen, and over 33,000 bed nights are provided in the various housing units (emergency, transitional, etc).

Once a month, the Saint Irene Knights travel to Lazarus House, where they cook and provide a monthly dinner at the Emergency Shelter. Saint Irene's 2nd year confirmation candidates support this ministry. This is an important outreach to needy people outside our own parish. In short: It's our faith in action!

The Knights seek, and will happily accept, monetary donations to help pay for these meals. If you would like to contribute, or if you would like to participate in preparing and serving meals, please contact St Irene's Knights of Columbus via kofc@stirenes.org - Thank you!

Arriving at Lazarus House with dessert cake
Arriving at Lazarus House with dessert cake - 12/28/13

Brother Ken making meatballs
Brother Ken making meatballs - 10/26/13

Knights of Columbus Dinner Team
Knights of Columbus Dinner Team - 3/22/14

Marsala Sauce prep
Marsala Sauce prep - 4/26/14

Brother Flemming as Dr Pepper
Brother Flemming as Dr Pepper - 12/28/13

Brother Paul making sauce
Brother Paul making sauce - 10/26/13

Knights of Columbus Dinner Team
Knights of Columbus Dinner Team - 3/22/14

Salad and Chicken breasts ready
Salad and Chicken breasts ready - 4/26/14

Brother Bill serving
Brother Bill serving - 3/22/14

Brother Kevin Master Chef
Brother Kevin Master Chef - 10/26/13

Brother Paul preparing chicken
Brother Paul preparing chicken - 12/28/13

Serving up Chicken Marsala with egg noodles and green beans
Serving up Chicken Marsala with egg noodles and green beans - 4/26/14

Amy serving
Amy serving - 3/22/14

Brother Frank making garlic bread
Brother Frank making garlic bread - 10/26/13

Brother Joe checking on the peppers
Brother Joe checking on the peppers - 12/28/13

Brother Flemming opening cans
Brother Flemming opening cans - 10/26/13

Brother Paul slicing meat
Brother Paul slicing meat - 12/28/13

Brother Ken browsing the supply storage
Brother Ken browsing the supply storage - 12/28/13

Halloween cupcakes are ready
Halloween cupcakes are ready - 10/26/13

Brother Flemming found hundreds of turkeys in the walk in freezer
Brother Flemming found hundreds of turkeys in the walk in freezer - 12/28/13

Dinner is served
Dinner is served - 10/26/13

Knights of Columbus dinner team
Knights of Columbus dinner team - 10/26/13

Knights of Columbus dinner team
Knights of Columbus dinner team - 12/28/13

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