6248 - Eleven SKs from five Assemblies from throughout southern Arizona honored Fr. Martin Atanga at Holy Cross church in Morenci on the occasion of him becoming a U.S. citizen, as well as his 25th anniversary of being ordained.
6210 - SK Rob Bridges and St. Francis of Assisi Assembly 2058 in Sierra Vista, spearheaded efforts to recognize Fr. Atanga's recent milestones.
6214 - Assembly 2058 PFN John Goodman (l) and Daniel Garcia present Fr. Atanga an American flag, flown over the U.S. capitol in his honor.
As a Morenci High School senior, Garcia (r) was part of the ground breaking ceremony for Holy Cross church in Morenci in 1970.
6231 - Sir Knights from Fray Francisco Garces Assembly 12, Miami and the Copper Corridor, St. Francis Cabrini Assembly 18, Safford, St.Francis of Assisi Assembly 2058, Sierra Vista, Fr. Henry Miller Assembly 2308, Tucson and St. Alphonsus Assembly 3407, Catalina traveled to Morenci to congratulate and celebrate with Fr. Martin Atanga recently.
1.) Sir Knights from Gercke Assembly 16, Henry Miller, 2308 and Hughes 2392, prepare to lead the procession in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to Santa Cruz parish in Tucson on July 15.
The pastor of Santa Cruz parish is Tucson native, Fr. David Guzman, Order of Carmelites Discalced (OCD)
2.) Several Councils carried their banners while praying the Rosary through the residences near Santa Cruz church in Tucson. The procession is at the request of Fourth Degree Knight, Fr. David Guzman,OCD.
3.) After praying the Rosary on the mile long procession to Santa Cruz church, Sir Knights and parishioners attended the Vigil Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.