by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
Last weekend I attended the annual meeting of the Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. Also attending were our Springfield Section Representatives, Jim and Mary Comerford, and their son, Father Christopher Comerford, pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish in Granite City, and our local prior (chaplain), Father Christopher House. We also had three priests inducted into the Order as new members: Msgr. Carl Kemme, vicar general; Father David Hoefler, pastor in Effingham and Shumway and dean of the Effingham Deanery; and Father Daren Zehnle, my priest secretary, master of ceremonies and associate vocation director. I have been a member for many years and the order does important work for the church in the Holy Land, so I want to tell you about them.