Chaplain April 2023

Dear Brother Knights,

Happy Easter! He is Risen! Alleluia!

There is an ancient Christian saying that St. Pope John Paul II would like to repeat, “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song!” The fact that Jesus is risen from the dead is indeed our song that we sing abundantly in this Easter season, abut it’s meant to ring in our hearts together at all times.

The resurrection of Jesus gives us so much hope because it’s the promise of resurrection for us who are faithful to Jesus. We long for the resurrection even amidst the fallen world, and despite our own weaknesses and failings.

St. Paul says, “Where, O death, is your victory, where O death, is your sting?…But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 15: 55-57). It’s because of the resurrection, that St. Paul’s boast makes sense.

Easter is the greatest and happiest celebration that the world will ever know. The worst fear in the world, death, has been conquered, and we now have certain hope in eternal life by following Jesus Christ. The antidote to the sickness of sin and death is available to us all and it gives perspective to all our earthly concerns.

I pray that you and your families have a very blessed Easter Season. I hope it is a season filled with great joy. We indeed are an Easter people are alleluia is our song. Let us sing this every day in our thoughts, words, and actions.

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Nicholas Kipper