Worthy Brother Knights,
The Wisconsin Knights of Columbus State Council is deeply saddened at the tragic event that took place in Waukesha this week. Now is a time for all Knights in the State to unite in prayer for the deceased, injured, grieving families, and the Waukesha community; all of which were innocent victims of yesterday's horrific sin.
The parishioners of the Waukesha Catholic Parish Community were greatly impacted by yesterday’s tragedy; so we stand in solidarity with them and their pastor, Fr. Matthew Widder. From the Dozens Injured, Bill Mitchell of Council 15090 is seriously injured with 8 broken ribs. Fr. Pat Heppe is recovering from injuries and is under observation. We pray for the repose of the souls of Virginia Sorenson, LeAnna Owen, Tamara Durand ( wife of Dave Durand), Wilhelm Hospel, and Jane Kulich.
We are in an organization that strives to build a culture of life. We, starting with ourselves, work for the conversion of all hearts to God. Let us press forward in conviction, knowing that Christ the King has won over death. Know that we, leading by example, strive to live a life of virtue so as to bring others to the Truth that all Human Life is Sacred.
United in prayer,
The State Officers
"REMEMBER PRAYERS ARE POWERFUL"
Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney
God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Blessed Michael McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify Blessed Michael McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present
(All of those affected by the Christmas Parade tragedy in Waukesha on Sunday).
(Deceased, Injured, Grieving Families, and the Waukesha community).
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)