We are well into Lent and I hope that your Lenten disciplines are going well. I want to thank you for leading the Stations of The Cross on March 10 even though we were back to winter when they were celebrated. These Stations of the Cross have inspired millions for centuries.
Over the next few weeks, our Gospels for Sundays will be dealing with the theme of baptism as the catechumens are preparing for baptism, and each of us is preparing to renew our baptismal promises. When we are baptized, each of us has a threefold role to play in our response to our baptismal call. We are to be prophets, priests and kings. These three groups of people were anointed before they began their public ministry in Sacred Scripture.. Christ himself was baptized before He began his public ministry. Through this Lenten season, we not only need to reflect on our baptism, but also to make this first sacrament of initiation into the life of the Church part of our way of living by doing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
The many good works that you do as Knights, and the many charities that you support are signs that you have taken your baptism seriously. Thank you.
May we continue to support each other through the remaining time of Lent.
Fr. Dick Bester