Chaplain July 2021

Dear Brother Knights,

As we celebrate Independence Day this month, let us continue our prayers for our blessed country.

Please take a few minutes and listen to this incredible account of why the Star-Spangled Banner was composed. This is definitely something every American should hear.

Star Spangled Banner As You’ve Never Heard It

I would like to share with you some wise words from General Robert E Lee in 1863:

“Soldiers! Let us humble ourselves before the Lord, our God, asking through Christ, the forgiveness of our sins, beseeching the aid of the God of our forefathers in the defense of our homes and our liberties, thanking Him for His past blessings, and imploring their continuance upon our cause and our people.”

“Knowing that intercessory prayer is our mightiest weapon and the supreme call for all Christians today, I pleadingly urge our people everywhere to pray. Believing that prayer is the greatest contribution that our people can make in this critical hour, I humbly urge that we take time to pray – to really pray.”

“Let there be prayer at sunup, at noonday, at sundown, at midnight – all through the day. Let us pray for our children, our youth, our aged, our pastors, our homes. Let us pray for the churches.”

“Let us pray for ourselves, that we may not lose the word ‘concern’ out of our Christian vocabulary. Let us pray for our nation. Let us pray for those who have never known Jesus Christ and His redeeming love, for moral forces everywhere, for our national leaders. Let prayer be our passion. Let prayer be our practice.”

A special thanks to all involved with our KC fireworks stand this year! We broke our all-time record for sales from last year! Thanks to all who planned, organized, promoted, setup, staffed and tore down the stand. All of your time, energy and effort is greatly appreciated!

In Christ,
Fr. Hottovy