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Monday, June 01, 2020

State Deputy Message - June 2016

June 1, 2016


In the Catholic Church, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost. The "Sacred Heart" is Christ, the Word Incarnate, and Savior, intrinsically containing, in the Spirit, an infinite divine-human love for the Father and for his brothers.

There are some key dates in June to note. Perhaps one of my favorites is June 2, National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day. (Yum, this is my favorite ice cream flavor!) Flag Day is on June 14. Disneyland opened on June 17, 1955. Father’s Day is on June 19. The Summer Solstice is on June 21. The Pledge of Allegiance was first recognized by Congress on June 22, 1942. And June 30, is Father-In-Law Day.  And lastly, June 30 is also the last day of the Knights of Columbus fraternal year.

In just four short weeks, is the end of this fraternal year. Have you done everything you can to earn the Star Council Award? If so, can you stretch to reach the next level of a multi-Star Council Award? Did you submit your Columbian Award Application SP-7 to report on all the great service programs your council did this year? Did your council hold elections for the council officers for the next fraternal year? You should not delay on these items. Submit your council’s year-end forms early. You deserve the recognition for a job well done. We are all looking forward to earning the Supreme Circle of Honor Award for the Arizona jurisdiction. If we all do our part, together we will all succeed!

This is my last State Deputy’s monthly message. In writing 24 of these messages over the last two fraternal years, my hope was that they were meaningful and helpful to you. I made every effort to be honest and transparent, while trying to have fun and conveying messages to help drive our great State to success. I enjoyed writing these, as I opened my heart and soul onto the printed page. I will miss writing these messages. I will also miss being your humble servant as your State Deputy. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with everyone in Arizona and in the Order. I am truly blessed to have served in this capacity. Thank you for the honor. I wish the very best to next year’s State Officers and leadership team. I promise to keep my head in the game until June 30, when I hope to announce Arizona’s success as a Supreme Circle of Honor Award winner! Then, we can all enjoy a “Rocky Road” ice cream cone to celebrate!

St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us!

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

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona State Council

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Org Meeting - July 8-9, 2016

The Organizational Meeting for the Arizona State Knights of Columbus 
will take place July 8-9, 2016

Click to download Registration Form.
The meeting will be hosted by Fr. Marcel Salinas Council 11536
St. Timothy Catholic Church
1730 W Guadalupe Road
Mesa, AZ 85202

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Membership Incentives 2016-2017

Click on the links below for the membership incentives for the 2016-2017 Fraternal Year:

Membership Promotion Program
Vivat Jesus!

Kevin McCarthy
State Membership Director
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
Cell: (602) 684-8125
Find us ready Lord.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Knights in Action-Morenci

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.





Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Knights in Action - Tucson

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. 

Saturday, July 09, 2016

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Friday, July 08, 2016

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Knights in Action July 4th

Twenty six Sir Knights from four Assemblies from Tucson, Mesa and Flagstaff marched in "America's Best Town for 4th of July" parade, named by Travel and Leisure magazine. 

CCC Bill Strube, Assembly 2889 (Mesa), joined CCC Ruben Sandoval (not pictured) of Assembly 2308 (Tucson).  Sandoval's two sons are the first red capes behind Strube.

Marshal Drew Mansager, AZ South, addresses the Honor Guard regarding health and safety issues before the parade.

Marshal of the North, SK Pete Kloeber, commands the color guard in a column left movement.  The crowd is up close and very enthusiastic at the Flagstaff parade.

Redounding the Colors before dismissal after the Flagstaff Fourth of July parade.

  Assemblies participating in the parade were Tucson's Gercke Assembly 16, Flagstaff's Msgr. Albouy, Assembly 17, Tucson's Miller Assembly 2308 and Mesa's Collins Assembly 2889.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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