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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

State Deputy Message - July 2015

July 1, 2015


Thank you so much for putting huge efforts towards meeting your council’s Star Council Award. We are still tallying the year end results to see who earned this prestigious award. Once the dust settles, we will send you the final results.  I expect excellent results for Arizona! The 2014-2015 fraternal year was wonderful. Thank you for working with your State Leadership team to help strengthen and grow the Order in Arizona; to be an enormous force for good in your council, Church, family, and community.

I welcome all Brother Knights to attend the 2015-2016 Arizona State Council Organizational Meeting. This meeting is designed especially for our District Deputies to learn of the goals and theme for the new fraternal year. They will be given many tools to help your council grow in strength. You are welcome to attend the meeting on Saturday July 11, 2015, starting at 8:00AM, at Ss. Peter’s and Paul’s Catholic Church, 1946 E Lee St., Tucson, Arizona. You can find the registration information on the State website. I hope to see you there!

Starting with your July 2015 council meeting and throughout this entire fraternal year, I request every council in Arizona pray the Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel at the end of every meeting and gathering. With religious freedom being threatened, our Christian brothers and sisters be martyred for their beliefs, the assault on the culture of life, and the constant attacks on the sacrament of marriage, I sincerely believe that Satan is hard at work. He is destroying our society and Church while working on every family, man, woman, and child to not follow the teachings of our Catholic Church. We must keep our councils and assemblies strong to fight this battle and defend everything we know as good. Please pray that St. Michael will protect us and our Lord will guide us so we will remain victorious and continue to build our Church with service and faith.

  1. Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

    Saint Michael the Archangel
    defend us in battle; 
    Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, 
    O Prince of the heavenly host, 
    by the power of God, 
    cast into hell Satan 
    and all the evil spirits 
    who prowl about the world 
    seeking the ruin of souls.

Vivat Jesus!
Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

2015 Arizona State Organization Meeting

Congratulations to the newly elected State Officers for the 2015-2016 Fraternal Year!!!

Fr. Bishop Francis J Green Council 11855 are the proud hosts for the 2015 Arizona State Council Organization Meeting occurring July 10-12 in Tucson Arizona.

All District Deputies are required to attend this meeting and all other brother knights are welcome to participate.

Please download the registration document for more information.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Rim Catholic Radio Photos

Here are two photos from this afternoon, taken at the new Rim Catholic Radio studio here in Payson.  One photo shows the studio sign that identifies our affiliation with Immaculate Heart Radio.  The other photo shows our 4 Council 9995 members with the check that K of C Arizona Charities so generously provided.  Thank you again for your help in making that happen.


Vivat Jesus, 


Pete Dohms

Lecturer, Council 9995


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Knight Honored - Pete Martinez

On June 30, SK Pete Martinez will be honored by ABC15 and Sanderson Ford as part of their "Salute to Veterans" segment on Sonoran Live. Pete was one of six Veterans selected and he will be interviewed live on their show. Pete will also be honored for the entire week of June 30 to July 5th.

I will be posting more information on our Facebook Page as it gets closer. Knights of Columbus Council 13836
Here is the link to the recent TV appearance.

Nick Nebelsky
Deputy Grand Knight
St. John Paul The Great Council #13836
Resurrection Church, Tempe, AZ

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Catholic News Service

An article posted by the Catholic News Service highlights the charitable giving and service of the Knights.

The full article is available on the Catholic Sun website:

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Work Party - Tucson

Description: Knights of Columbus Work Party at Casa De Jose in Tucson
Knights from Our Lady of the Valley Council #6842 in Green Valley & Bishop Francis J Green Council #11855 at Saints Peter & Paul in Tucson came together to spread gravel and do yard work for a group of retired Capuchin Priests. Twenty-Three Knights (& ten wheel barrows) turned out and made short order of spreading the 10 tons of pea gravel. Each Council donated $100 to cover the cost of the gravel.

One of the most impressive things was that on the day before Fathers' Day, there were five sets of Fathers & Sons from Council 11855 in action- Joe & Pete Paddock, Rick & Fred Riess, James & Matt Wiseley, Robert & Konnor Roll, Bill & Billy Barrett.

Photo 1)  Worthy State & Council 11855 Chaplain Fr Crino stands in the center of the work crew. He is clearly the hardest working State Chaplain in the order and perhaps the only gravel spreading one too!

Photo 2) Front yard of the retirement home

Photo 3) Side yard of the Retirement home

Photo 4) The 10 ton pile of gravel
Photo 5) GK Dean Moulis of Council 6842 in Green Valley directed the work crew

Photo 6) Final Clean-up



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Independence Day Mass - Ss Simon and Jude

Arizona Rosary Celebration

Be sure you have marked your Calendars for this years Arizona Rosary Celebration which will take place on October 24-25, 2015.

Also be sure and note the dates for planning meeting in the Newsletter. 

The NEXT Meeting for TUCSON is June 27, 2015.

The NEXT Meeting for Phoenix is June 27, 2015.

Be sure your Council and Assembly are represented at these meetings.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Special Olympics Softball - Tucson

On Saturday, 6/13/15, at 0900, the Special Olympics "Team USA" played a scrimmage with the Subway Tucson team.
This event was held at the "Field of Dreams" ballpark in Tucson and went from 0900 until around 1200 (noon).
Team USA consists of Athletes from the Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff areas and will be representing the United States (and Arizona) at this years Special Olympics World Games.
The World Games is being held in Los Angeles, California  this year and goes from July 25th through August 2nd.

ESPN is capturing everything before and during the competition.  Check out athlete stories, World Games news and more on the Special Olympics ESPN channel!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Tucson Ordination photos


1.)  Alan Valencia, a member of Francis J. Green, Council 11855, at SS Peter and Paul parish in Tucson, approaches the altar at St. Augustine Cathedral for his ordination.


2.)  Sir Knights receive instruction before Alan Valencia's ordination. 


3.)  Twenty four Sir Knights from eight Assemblies throughout Southern Arizona participated in the Mass of Ordination for brother Knight Fr. Alan Valencia from Sacred Heart parish in Nogales, AZ.