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Monday, March 02, 2020

State Deputy Message - March 2017

Brothers,

As we enter this season, Pope Francis reminds us that during Lent we are urgently called to conversion.   Christians are asked to return to God with all their hearts (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord,  utilizing our Supreme programs of Building the Domestic Church while strengthening our Parishes is an excellent foundation for taking action on our Holy Father's Lenten Theme. 

Lent is an opportune time for our members to step into the Breach and become the Leader of Your Domestic Church. What better time do we have to show our families the strength of our spiritual leadership displayed in a humble, penitential manner.  As the apostles discovered in the Gospels, it is difficult to accomplish your mission alone. There is strength in numbers. 

And like many before us who have experienced doubt and fatigue on their journey of faith, so too do the members of our Councils encounter these feelings over the years.  When our faith becomes tepid we often turn to spiritual retreats or other Parish resources to rekindle the fire of our faith. Rather than walk this journey alone, we rely on our Parish community to rekindle our passion.

As in our faith journey, our Councils and members go through these same cycles.  These are the times we need to bring in new members to join us and to strengthen us with their youth, enthusiasm and new ideas. 

Ash Wednesday, March 1, begins the season of Lent as well as a time for us to conduct recruiting events and church drives to bring these new members into our Councils.  During this season of Lent Pope Francis calls us to not settle for mediocrity in our spiritual life, neither should our Councils settle for mediocrity in service to their priests and Parishes.

Accept this challenge to evangelize our faith and grow our order so together we enter the triumphant Easter Season with stronger Councils firmly grounded in our love and friendship with our Lord.

Vivat Jesus,

Sean Halpain

Arizona State Deputy

Friday, May 19, 2017

2017 Arizona State Convention

Dear Brother Knights and Friends of the Knights of Columbus,

It’s that time of the year again and the Knights of Columbus annual Arizona State Convention is just around the corner. The convention is scheduled for May 19-20, 2017. It will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Hotel, located in Scottsdale, Arizona. You will find all the new updates and information listed below. The convention website is completely is under construction and will be ready soon.



Registration information and payment must be received no later than May 5, 2017.  Additional $10 will be assessed for Registration received after May 5, 2017.

Hotel:
Hotel accommodations must be made by the individual directly. Room reservations can be made calling the hotel directly at 800-832-2025 and identifying yourself as a Knight of Columbus or by going to this link:



Hospitality Suites:
There are a limited number of suites available for hospitality rooms. You will not be allowed to book a hospitality suite directly through the hotel. Please contact the Convention Chairman, Bob Holsinger at telephone (480) 329-0815 or email at r_e_holsinger@msn.com for assistance in reserving one.


Advertising in the Arizona State Convention Program Book is available. Email your ad to Julius Tiritilli at JulTiritilli@gmail.com. The preferred format for submission of advertising is a high resolution PDF file. But will accept other forms as well (JPG, AI, or EPS files). All advertising must be submitted no later than April 16, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding the convention registration or website, please contact either:
Bob Holsinger    Convention Chairman          (480) 329-0815
Bill Drummey    Convention Co-Chairman    (480) 460-2727

I hope you will be as excited for the upcoming convention as we are. Thank you for your participation and we look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale in May.



Vivat Jesus!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Knights of Columbus Has Partnered with FORMED

Knights of Columbus Now on FORMED

 

 

 

Knights of Columbus 
Now on FORMED!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Assembly 3703

Fr. Bardo Antunez, San Felipe de Jesus parish in Nogales, AZ, welcomed Sir Knights of the newly formed Fr. Jose Gallego Assembly 3703 and District Master Bryant Sayers and members of St. Francis Assembly in Sierra Vista, at a Mass for the Unborn and the Holy Family Saturday, March 25.

 

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Monday, March 20, 2017

St. Patrick's - Tucson

Tucson St. Patrick's Day parade---Sir Knights from three Tucson Assemblies provided two color guards for Tucson's 30th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

 

State Chaplain Fr. Pat Crino, pastor of SS Peter and Paul parish and school, was cheered throughout the parade.  SKs and parents of SS Peter and Paul students led the school's parade entry.

 

One of Tucson's youngest SKs, Billy Barrett, who was Exemplified in January, was proud to carry the Knights of Columbus flag in his first call out.

 

St. Patrick, Himself, was close behind the lead color guard and entry for the Tucson St. Patrick's Day Parade.

 

Parents and students of SS Peter and Paul school celebrated St. Patrick's Day and SS Peter and Paul on their school's float.

2016-2017 Arizona State Free Throw Champions

Free Throw Champions




BOYS
District
Council
Town


GIRLS           District  Council         Town
AGE















9
1st
Marcus Johnson
15
12856
Glendale
1st
Emma Breen               8       3121   Maricopa

2nd
Brock Shows
5
10762
Tucson
2nd
Paige Ketcham          25     12164  Scottsdale

3rd
Keegan Bunner
4
11855
Tucson
3rd
Isabella Alvaez          24     11675  Litchfield Park








10
1st
Andy Valle
8
3121
Chandler
1st
Shariffa Piamonte      24     11675  Goodyear

2nd
Ryan Burbach
32
13278
Phoenix
2nd
Gosimuzo Alilonu       12     12708  Phoenix

3rd
Garon Dreier
30
13497

3rd
Maya Dolasinski         23     10050  Phoenix








11
1st
Keynon Clark
32
13278
Phoenix
1st
Howdy Hawkins         23     13286  Cave Creek

2nd
Luke Rehl
23
10050
Phoenix
2nd
Angela Othon              1       1858   Douglas

3rd
Kobe Arzola
10
3419
Mesa
3rd
Lucy Bullington          30     13497  Phoenix








12
1st
Peyton Lee
8
3121
Chandler
1st
Aleena Navarro          12     11738  Glendale

2nd
David Dolasinski
23
10050
Phoenix
2nd
Stacey Lamb               9       9446   Mesa

3rd
Miguel Sanders
15
12856
Phoenix
3rd
Ashleigh Berry           27      7904   Gilbert








13
1st
Cameron Kaye
30
13497
Phoenix
1st
Ilena Gomaics             4      11855  Tucson

2nd
James Hartnett
32
13278
Phoenix
2nd
Amesha Kumar          15      3855   Peoria

3rd
Vincent Standridge
28
4737
Litchfield Park
3rd
Priscila Varela             8       3121   Chandler








14
1st
David Rodriguez III
1
1858
Douglas
1st
Amanda Barcello        8       3121   Gilbert

2nd
Alexander Wong
31
9380
Tucson
2nd
Kailee Cullinan            5      12696  Tucson

3rd
Mark Zachery
30
13497
Phoenix
3rd
Kayla Pettet               25     15001  Phoenix










Monday, March 06, 2017

Monsignor Bui Installation Mass at Holy Spirit

The Knights of Columbus were in full force for the installation of Monsignor Bui as pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tempe. Bishop Olmsted was the main celebrant of the mass of installation.
There were 16 Honor Guard present including Former District Master Bob Holsinger and State Warden Tom Kato.






Wednesday, March 01, 2017

40 Days for Life

Brother Knights,
March 1 begins the 40 Days for Life Campaign. The campaign goes from March 1 – April 9. Please consider taking at least 1 hour during these 40 days to support life and pray to end abortion!
Organize your council and/or assembly to plan a day or days that you can go pray together as a group.

You can sign up for the following locations here:

Location specific instructions and Local Contact are available on each of the pages.

If there is not a location near you, we ask that you spend an hour in adoration with your council and/or assembly to pray for the end of abortion during this time period.

Vivat Jesus!


Douglas dedication

State Deputy Sean Halpain addresses more than 100 parishioners of St. Luke's in Douglas for the dedication of their Monument to the Unborn, sponsored by Prince of Peace Council 1858 and Assembly 21.














Sir Knights from Prince of Peace, Assembly 21 in Douglas, St. Francis of Assisi, Assembly 2058 in Sierra Vista and Fr. Henry Miller, Assembly 2308 in Tucson joined to dedicate the Monument to the Unborn, March 26, 2017.







Fr. Gilbert Malu, pastor of the Catholic Community of Douglas, serving three parishes, blesses the monument.  The Sandstone for the monument was donated by Cochise County's Clark ranching family.  Alex Espinoza, local funeral director turned the sandstone into the monument.   The Robles family, owners of Romantic Realities, catered the luncheon and provided corsages to SK's wives as well as table decorations.




WSD Sean Halpain and wife Brenda were honored to slice the Centennial cake for Prince of Peace, Council 1858 in Douglas.  The WSD also presented Supreme's centennial certificate at the end of Mass.














WSD Sean Halpain congratulates and presents Prince of Peace, Council 1858, Grand Knight Jose Manuel Perez with his council's Double Star Council award, Sunday, February 26 in Douglas.  The Council had reached 200% of their membership goal, again, the Thursday before. 

                                                                 




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

State Charity Raffle Update #1

Worthy District Deputy and Grand Knights,

  1)  You should all have received your 2017 Charity Raffle Tickets, posters (Eng/Span) and Sales Guides by now.  If you have not, please contact me and I will either track your supply or resend them to you.

  2) Your Raffle Chairman should be well into the implementing your council sales plan.  Please provide me with the name and contact information for your council chairman ASAP.

  3) I have a limited supply of tickets, posters and sales guides still available on a first com-first shipped basis.  Let me know ASAP if you wish to have some of my remaining supply.

  4)  Posters are available on the State Website. FYI the posters are available in standard format as well as an editable format allowing you to post your charity on the poster.

  5) There are 2 versions of the sales guide on the website - an 8 page guide for councils comfortable with the program, and a more extensive 22 page version for councils wishing to review a more comprehensive guide - or perhaps if your chairman is new to the program.

Good Luck and God Bless you for your efforts.  Remember that your charity, your council and the state charities all benefit from your extra efforts.

Vivat Jesus,
Dennis Sullivan
DD #26, State Charity Raffle Director
denpsulli@aol.com
480-201-5556