Please pray for Richard Herman, Kirby Smith and Tom Walters, members of the Knights of Columbus Leo Council 727 in Emporia, Kansas. All have recently been ill and/or hospitalized. Please ask the Lord to heal them and to comfort their loved ones. I would also ask your prayers for those who participate in auto sports. The racing season will soon be upon us. Please ask the Lord to protect them from injury, to foster good sportsmanship, and to promote fellowship among all in the racing community. As we enter the holy and penitential time of Lent, may we prepare ourselves as we anticipate the commemoration of our Lord's Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension. As always, I pray for you and your needs. God bless.