Chaplain April 2024

Dear Brother Knights,

He is risen! Alleluia!

Easter is the greatest celebration in the Church because it is the greatest event in the history of the world. The fact that Jesus resurrected from the dead changes everything. Our greatest fear, our death, has been put to death by Jesus. Through Jesus’ resurrection, God has power over death, and that’s what gives us so much hope.

Jesus gives hints of his power over death throughout the gospel. We see this, for instance, in the raising of his friend Lazarus from the dead. He tells Lazarus’s sister, Martha: “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”

In Jesus, these are not mere words. These are not just platitudes to make Martha feel better. They are truth, and he proves that they’re true because he then raises Lazarus from the dead. May we follow Jesus with all our hearts as his faithful disciples, carrying us, too, into eternal life.

May God bless you and your families with a blessed Easter season.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Nicholas Kipper