Chaplain January 2023

Dear Brother Knights, The New Year carries with it a spirit of new beginning. The past year is behind us; we can’t change it. We have things in our lives that we want to change, and the New Year seems to be a good time to make this change. This is why many of us […]

Chaplain December 2022

Dear Brother Knights, In the upcoming Solemnity of Christmas and throughout the Christmas season, we celebrate the greatest news that the world has ever heard: God has taken on human flesh and become like us, even entering our world as a little baby. No matter who we are or what age we happen to be, […]

Chaplin November 2022

Dear Brother Knights,     In this month of November we recall those who have gone before us.  And we recall those who share in the resurrection of Jesus.  On November 2, on All Soul’s day, we prayed for those who will see the heavenly Father, but whose souls need purification.  They are assisted by our prayers. On […]

Chaplain October 2022

Dear Fellow Knights, In 2014, when I was in residence at St. Patrick’s parish in Lincoln we had a missionary priest, Fr. Emanuel, preach our missionary co-op program. The missionary co-op program in the Diocese of Lincoln is where priests from all over the world speak about the Church’s missionary activity throughout the world in […]

Chaplain September 2022

Dear Fellow Knights, First, let me say what a blessing it is to be the new pastor of St. Teresa Parish and the chaplain for the Knights of Columbus Fitzgerald Council. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you during the last few years as I was in residence at St. Teresa. What […]

Chaplain May 2022

Dear Brother Knights, It has been a privilege and an honor to serve as your chaplain for the past five years! I will never forget the annual fish fry’s (and navigating with COVID), the fireworks stand, your faithful pro-life work, your support of the physically and mentally challenged and your active presence in our parish […]

Chaplain April 2022

Dear Brother Knights, We are right in the midst of Holy Week and the Sacred Triuum. Please make time to come to the Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil Masses and liturgies: the high point of our year as Catholics. I would like to thank the Fourth Degree Knights for being at Confirmation on […]

Chaplain March 2022

Dear Brother Knights Families, I hope you all are having a great Lent! I would like to reiterate from a past email that our Grand Knight, James McCarville sent out on my behalf a few weeks ago. It was reiterating the message Tony Shafers said regarding our first fry. I want to thank everyone involved […]

Chaplain February 2022

Dear Brother Knights, Lent is going to be very quickly upon us with Ash Wednesday on March 2nd. It’s never too early to start praying about how the Lord is calling you personally to increased prayer, fasting and almsgiving. So be sure to ask the Lord how He wants you to observe Lent. If you’re […]

Chaplain January 2022

Abundant blessing in the New year to you all! It is hard to believe that it is 2022. As we begin a new year, it is natural to hope for new beginnings and to review things that could be improved in our lives and in out world. Let us pray for those affected by COVID-19 […]