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Sunday, March 01, 2020

State Deputy Message - March 2015

March 1, 2015
Brothers,
Lent is a season when Catholics focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. Lent is a great time to "repent", return to God, and re-focus our lives to be more in line with Jesus. It's a 40 day trial run in changing our lifestyles and letting God change our hearts. We might try one of these practices for Lent:
·       Fasting: Some people have been known to go without food for days. But that's not the only way to fast. We can fast by cutting out some of the things in our lives that distract us from God. We can give up some activity like worry or reality TV to spend time outside enjoying God’s creation.
·       Service: Some Catholics take something on for Christ. We can commit to help a stranger, co-worker, or friend everyday of Lent. Serving others is one way we serve God.
·       Prayer: Catholics also use Lent as a time of intentional prayer.
During this Lenten season, brother Knights in Arizona have several ways to fast, serve, and pray. “40 Days for Life” is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. There are numerous campaigns happening throughout Arizona from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. You are strongly encouraged to participate in these campaigns. Many councils and parishes have campaign dates already set. Please sign up for a block of time to pray on the front lines. For more information, please reach out to Mike Rimbey, Arizona State Council’s Chairman for “40 Days for Life” at MikeRimbey@aol.com or www.40daysforlife.com 
We can serve others by bringing Catholic men and their families closer to Christ by asking them to join our Order. March 29th is Founder’s Day, which marks the day when Connecticut approved the charter of the Knights of Columbus in 1882. To commemorate this, Supreme is asking every council in the entire Order is asked to conduct a Church Membership Drive and a 1st Degree exemplification during March.  Your Church Drive should focus on inviting men to join us in our service to the Church. Your District Deputy is available to help and support you with this. He will be asking you for your commitment for a successful drive.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson says, “I believe our saintly founder sees into the hearts of his brother Knights today. One hundred years from now, he will not be surprised by what his brother Knights continue to accomplish.” This March, let’s make Father McGivney’s dream our own. Let’s continue his mission of building our Order stronger to serve our Church, protecting Catholic families, and bring men closer to Christ. After all, it’s part of what being a Knight is all about.
Remember that by living our State theme, “I will choose Christ, I will choose love, I choose to serve”, you and your council will exemplify our four principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. With this, your current members and your new members can be an enormous force for good in your council, Church, family, and community.
Vivat Jesus!



Larry Becker                                                                                                                                                                                         State Deputy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Track & Field Competition


 

Brothers,

 

There is a need for volunteers in the Tucson area to help with Special Olympics Arizona, on Saturday March 28. Please read the note below and use the attached form to register. 

 

Vivat Jesus!

 

Chet Yancy

State Program Director

CRYancy@aol.com

 

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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

SPECIAL OLYMPICS ARIZONA

2015 CORONADO AREA TRACK & FIELD COMPETITION

  When:       Saturday, March 28th 

              8:00AM – 4:30PM

              Volunteer Shifts:

                 Shift 1:    8:00AM  –  12:30PM

                 Shift 2:   12:00PM  –   4:30PM    

                             (Additional shifts available for Friday PM and Saturday early AM set-up, Saturday PM take-down and all-day team volunteers.)

Where:      Amphi High School 

                        125 W. Yavapi Road

What:      This is one of our largest competitions of the year. Nearly 600 children and adults with intellectual disabilities will be competing in 25 different track and field events. Approximately 500 volunteers* are needed to assist with running the events, escorting and supervising athletes, providing security, organizing Opening Ceremonies, assisting teams, taking photographs, setting up, cleaning up and performing a variety of other tasks. We’re also in need of a few experienced track and field officials.    (*Volunteers must be age 14 and over.)

Contacts:  Contact Holly Thompson at HollyThompson@soaztucson.org (no phone calls please). Please send your name(s), phone number, email address and which shift(s) you are willing to volunteer. Volunteer groups and organizations are asked to designate one contact person to email on their behalf (group registration form is attached).

Thank you for your support of Special Olympics Arizona!

 Holly Thompson

Coronado Area Director

Special Olympics Arizona

 www.SpecialOlympicsArizona.org

 HollyThompson@soaztucson.org

 Direct: 520.207.1382      Fax: 520.207.0789

3340 N. Country Club Road - Suite 102, Tucson, Arizona 85716

 Donate. Click here to learn about the rewards of Thoughtful Giving.

Volunteer. Warning! It’s addicting! Find volunteer opportunities here.

Participate.  Register now for the 2015 Tucson Polar Plunge!

Merchandise. Get your favorite SOAZ gear now at our online merchandise store!

 

  

 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Upcoming Priest and Deacon 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Degree Exemplifications

There will be special Exemplifications held for both the Tucson Diocese and Phoenix Diocese for Priests and Deacons.



Please see the attached for Phoenix: (Click here to download Phoenix)
See below for Tucson: (click here to download Tucson)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Pictures from Tucson Conference on Saturday, March 7, 2015

Attached are some photos I took while down in Tucson on March 7, 2015.  It was a great event and you may want others to view.  Stan & Rose Ann, did a great job setting up the monitor and computer to show things regarding the Knights and I like to thank them for their efforts!  Other than that, enjoy the photos.



Chet Yancy, DD, PFN, PGK,
State Programs Director


40DFL, Tempe update #2

Prayer warriors out in force at Tempe Planned Parenthood.


This Friday is the day for Saint Mary Magdalene Knights of Columbus to line the sidewalk at Chandler Planned Parenthood. 

Praying for crowds, like we see in these pictures. 

God bless, 
Mike Rimbey 
Arizona Knights of Columbus 40 Days for Life State Chairman 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
~ Edmund Burke

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." ~Galatians 6:9

Sunday, 3-15-15
City of the Lord teens PRAY TO END ABORTION!



City of the Lord was one of our first ever "teen" groups to pray and stand witness during a 40DFL campaign at the Tempe Planned Parenthood and they are the first "teen" pro-life group to use their talents to make a video for the 40DFL Tempe prayer vigil challenge.  Your continued prayers, witness and support inspire and encourage all of us!  Thank you.

Saturday morning, 3-14-15
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Scottsdale and St. Timothy's PRAY TO END ABORTION!



Thank you Fr. Greg Menegay for joining us and a young man (1st on the left) holding a Defend Life sign high above his head.  That young man just happened to be walking by and wanted to help support our cause and pray to end abortion.  All Glory to God for this Life affirming witness!

Saturday afternoon, 3-14-15
More special guests from Show Low



Dinah Monahan praying and standing witness with two of her 24 grandchildren.  You might recall, Dinah drove down last Spring with one of her grandsons to PRAY TO END ABORTION in Tempe.  Dinah is the founder of Living Hope Women's Center in Show Low AZ and said "If we truly believe this is murder, we should be out here..." (praying and standing witness in front of Planned Parenthood).

Thursday 3-12-15
Prayer and Outreach...

These first time teen 40DFL prayer warriors from Show Low experienced many events while praying and standing witness.  The battle was on.

"Christian! Never tremble; Never be downcast; Gird yourself for battle; Watch, and pray, and fast."That is exactly what I witness on Thursday.  Christian's, young Christian's with courage, joy and determination for LIFE. The evil one tried to cause division, but the Holy Spirit gathered together a prayerful group of young warriors that prayed for those who verbally attacked us.

Let us pray for mercy, peace, and an outpouring of God's Love to overflow upon all who have experienced the violence of abortion or any violent crime against humanity.

PRAY TO END ABORTION

Peace be with you,

Lisa Blevins
Tempe Campaign Director
40 Days for Life
www.40daysforlife.com/tempe
http://youtu.be/H_Bos1cn5ro
http://youtu.be/JUf6C2wUcWY

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Laugh4Hope: Support the Culture of Life Programs


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Brothers,

 

Here is a fun way to support the Culture of Life! Laugh4Hope is an annual family-friendly comedy night that brings hope to the community through laughter. On April 11, 2015, doors open at 6:00PM and the show starts at 7:00PM, at the Grand Canyon University Arena, 3300 West Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85017.

 

Laugh4Hope is a stand-up comedy night designed to both uplift and encourage the community while benefiting two local, non-profit, low-cost healthcare centers that serve women and children in need across the Greater Phoenix area.  Our reason is simple, to provide a night of clean comedy that unites people and serves a greater purpose all while laughing at the humorous irregularities of life!

 

As a local grassroots effort, Laugh4Hope builds relationships and strengthens communities while supporting the critical work of honorable healthcare.  LCWC & the HOPE Mobile, the beneficiaries of Laugh4Hope, provide quality healthcare to the medically underserved and working poor.

 

Laugh4Hope will promise you a night of good, clean laughter.  The comedians will not use inappropriate language or make any sexual innuendos.  The humor is aimed at adults and older children/teenagers.  It is a memorable family event! In these hectic times, get back to basics with your family and loved ones, reconnect with your coworkers and friends by laughing together at real life experiences.

 

Here is a link you can use http://www.laugh4hopephx.com/ to reserve your tickets. If any council would like to purchase a group of 10 or more, please call 480-448-5600 as soon as possible. (I am told that these are reserved seats and in a much better location).

 

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Vivat Jesus!

 

Larry Becker

 

 

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Track & Field Competition - TUCSON

Good Morning Brothers,

      It's that time of the year again when the Coronado Area Special Olympics holds it Track and Field Competition.
This is the biggest event of the year which requires the most volunteers.
Please get the below email and Volunteer Registration Form out to as many Councils as possible.

Each Council can complete the attached form and return it to me as soon as you can.

Thank You for your support in this worthy event.

Vivat Jesus!!!

Kevin

Kevin Donnelly
State Special Olympics Chairman
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
Cell: (520) 370-9041

kdonn27@yahoo.com
 









VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

SPECIAL OLYMPICS ARIZONA
2015 CORONADO AREA TRACK & FIELD COMPETITION



When:       Saturday, March 28th 
              8:00AM – 4:30PM
              Volunteer Shifts:
                 Shift 1:    8:00AM  –  12:30PM
                 Shift 2:   12:00PM  –   4:30PM    
                             (Additional shifts available for Friday PM and Saturday early AM set-up, Saturday PM take-down and all-day team volunteers.)
                       

Where:      Amphi High School 
                        125 W. Yavapi Road
             

    What:       This is one of our largest competitions of the year. Nearly 600 children and adults with intellectual disabilities will be competing in 25 different track and field events. Approximately 500 volunteers* are needed to assist with running the events, escorting and supervising athletes, providing security, organizing Opening Ceremonies, assisting teams, taking photographs, setting up, cleaning up and performing a variety of other tasks. We’re also in need of a few experienced track and field officials.    (*Volunteers must be age 14 and over.)
     
     
    Contacts:    Contact Holly Thompson at HollyThompson@soaztucson.org (no phone calls please). Please send your name(s), phone number, email address and which shift(s) you are willing to volunteer. Volunteer groups and organizations are asked to designate one contact person to email on their behalf (group registration form is attached).
     
                                                                               
Thank you for your support of Special Olympics Arizona!


Holly Thompson
Coronado Area Director
Special Olympics Arizona

www.SpecialOlympicsArizona.org

HollyThompson@soaztucson.org 

Direct: 520.207.1382      Fax: 520.207.0789

3340 N. Country Club Road - Suite 102, Tucson, Arizona 85716


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Donate. Click here to learn about the rewards of Thoughtful Giving.
Volunteer. Warning! It’s addicting! Find volunteer opportunities here.
Participate.  Register now for the 2015 Tucson Polar Plunge!
Merchandise. Get your favorite SOAZ gear now at our online merchandise store!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

New Supreme App for Both iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.) & Android Operating Systems


Brothers,

In the March 2015 Knightline, there is an article on the new membership Supreme App for Both iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.) & Android Operating Systems. For your convenience, you can find this article pasted below. This can be a great way to help you tell our story when you are trying to talk with someone to join the Knights of Columbus. Please consider loading this app on your smartphone and tablet with iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.) or Android operating systems. I was able to easily search for and download on my iPhone and iPad, by using the words Knights of Columbus Join Us in the App Store search field. Hopefully, this will help you strengthen the Order with new members. Please forward this email to everyone in your Council.

“Why Join the Knights of Columbus?”: New membership app lets prospects know what the Order offers

The new Knights of Columbus “Join Us” app shows what the Order has to offer eligible Catholic men and their families. The app is now available, free of charge, on both iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.) and Android operating systems. This app features an overview of the Knights of Columbus’ work in providing security to families, as well as our charitable and faith-based programs. It’s a concise and engaging way to share with prospects the good works and top-rated insurance protection made possible by joining the Order. Through the app, one can also access the online form interested prospects can complete as the first step in becoming a Knight of Columbus. This tool is available for download on any compatible device. Download this app and encourage your fellow Knights to do the same. With such a convenient recruitment tool available at our fingertips, we can all the more easily show qualified Catholic men what the Knights of Columbus can provide for both him and his family.













Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker


Sunday, March 01, 2015

Oleander Cleaning - Tucson

The Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter, representing Councils and Assemblies of Southern Arizona, trimmed the oleander bushes for the Sister's at the Benedictine Monastery.  Saturday morning, February 28th, 2015, fourteen Brother Knights and three Wives trimmed, picked up, and swept clean the oleander leaves and branches.  The 12 to 15-foot tall bushes that were trimmed are located on the perimeter of the monastery grounds.  A large roll-off container was filled to the top with oleander leaves and branches.  The oleander trimming operations on the outside of the grounds are complete for this year.  The Sister's were very appreciative and, as always, provided lunch for the crew.