Knights of the Class of 2017
After serving with the Knights of the Holy Temple at Saints Peter and Paul for three years, I can honestly say that becoming a part of this organization is one the best decisions I have made. KHT has not only provided numerous opportunities for service at the Lord’s altar and in the local community, it has enabled me to meet and befriend amazing people who share the same values and love the Faith. Thanks to the fraternal support of my brother Knights, I have been able to grow closer to Christ and have discerned a vocation to the priesthood. I will continue to serve the Lord as often as possible as I enter Saint John Vianney College Seminary to discern my vocation. I hope many young men will embrace the opportunity to join KHT as it has helped me grow spiritually and taught me how to be a good leader.
- Andrew Bogusz Founding Member
As a founding member of the Knights of the Holy Temple at our parish, I had the pleasure of continuing a legacy of service. I was a member the Knights for three years and I am now moving on to college. I strongly recommend membership in the Knights to my fellow young men at Saints Peter and Paul. Why? Because being a part of this group of young men has helped me strengthen my relationship with God through prayer, service, and brotherhood. The benefit for each young man will be different. One of the biggest benefits for me personally is that my fellow Knights held me accountable. Accountable first to God, to the group, and to myself. As a Catholic, I seek a strong prayer life. We Knights serve together at the altar and pray alongside one another in the adoration chapel. Each Knight relies on the others for support and accountability. As Knights we learn from each other, but not as teachers and students. We are role-models for each other, everyone having their own strengths and weaknesses from which each of us can benefit. The Knights of the Holy Temple program is running well today. We have a lot of fun. We plan and implement our service and recreational activities, and work with our priests and deacons on projects in the parish. Though I have been a member for only three years, I have a vested interest in this group’s success. My sincere hope is that you my fellow parishioners will support the Knights and the work we do. If you are in high school or entering high school, please consider this fantastic opportunity to serve our Lord and the people in our parish.
- Evan Shoup Founding Member
Knights of the Class of 2016
Being a member of the Knights of the Holy Temple at Saints Peter and Paul Church was a wonderful and very worthwhile experience. My fellow Knights created a group of teenagers where I felt comfortable talking about the Lord and serving Him from the altar. I enjoyed this most about being a Knight of the Holy Temple. Going to a public high school you don't have the opportunity to meet with a group of people who are so passionate about the church, but with these guys I was able to grow stronger in my faith. This, along with the strong relationship I formed with them, helped me feel better prepared to take on the ups and downs of college with Jesus by my side. I hope many young men continue take advantage of this opportunity to grow closer with the Lord and other parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul. I plan to continue growing in my relationship with Christ as I move on to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where I will study Computer Engineering.
- David Rodriguez Founding Member
After almost two years of service with the Knights of the Holy Temple, I can confidently say that joining this amazing group of guys was one of the best decisions I have made. This experience allowed me to meet many great people and find friends that shared my interests and values. It has drawn me significantly closer to the faith while serving the Lord. I highly recommend this group for anyone wishing to further themselves in the faith and make great friends along the way. I plan to continue to serve and grow in my relationship with Christ as I move on to the University of Illinois for Engineering.
Update: Kevin has transferred and will be attending St. John Vianney Seminary as a Sophomore. He is the first seminarian to come out of the SSPP chapter of the Knights of the Holy Temple. Please keep him in your prayers as he discerns priesthood.
- Kevin Knox Founding Member