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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

State Deputy Message - July 2015

July 1, 2015

Brothers,

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.
    Amen

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

4th of July

  Sir Knights from Arizona Districts North, Central and South participated in

"The best Fourth of July parade in America" according to Travel and Leisure magazine earlier this month.  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

KofC Arizona State Council and "40 Days for Life" Knight Shift on October 16 at Planned Parenthood, Tempe, Arizona

Brothers,


Once again, the Arizona State Council and “40 Days for Life” are joining forces to conduct a “Knight Shift”. Please see the attached flyer. Please share this message at your District, Council, and Assembly Meetings.

All Brother Knights and their families are invited to attend and pray lifesaving Rosaries for the unborn. This is a very important event showing our Unity in the battle for life, against the evil of abortion. Please search in your heart to sign up for a 2 hour session to pray the Rosary throughout the night of October 16-17, 2015. My wife Teresa and I will be there praying. Please join us. We promised to pray the Rosary often. Here is an excellent opportunity to do so to help lives. Please use the “Sign Up Genius” link below to sign up. If a time slot is full, please consider signing up for a different slot. We need them all filled. If they are all filled, please join us when you can. The more Prayer Warriors the better!

Knight Shift
7:00 pm Friday, October 16, 2015, to 7:00am Saturday, October 17, 2015
Planned Parenthood
1250 East Apache Boulevard
Tempe, Arizona

7:00pm Prayer begins with the Most Rev. Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix
Guest Speaker:  Larry Becker, State Deputy, Arizona State Council, Knights of Columbus

To Sign up for the Knight Shift:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4BACAE22A5FC1-knight

Please contact Arizona Knights of Columbus State Chairman Mike Rimbey for any questions or concerns at MikeRimbey@aol.com or Cell: 602-510-0768





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

“The Knight Shift at a “40 Days for Life” Vigil has a special character all its own. The abortion center is usually closed and the surrounding area is quieter; perfect conditions for silent, prayerful reflection on the evil that we seek God’s intervention to end.

Thank you for your witness. Thanks to all the men on the Knight Shift at “40 Days for Life” Vigil this Fall — and special thanks to the Knights of Columbus organization, which proclaims itself “uncompromisingly pro-life,” and for listing “40 Days for Life” as a recommended pro-life link on its Supreme web site.”

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona Sate Council


KofC AZ Culture of Life Activity: "Choose Life" License Plate Project

Brothers,

Here is an excellent and very easy Culture of Life activity that you and your council can do at no cost to your council and with very little effort! All you need to do is hand out cards advertising the “Choose Life” license plate. There are no names or money to collect. You will be directing people to go to a website to sign up for a the license plate from A.D.O.T.  This is a great way for people to show an outward sign that they are Pro-Life, for everyone to see while they are driving. I have these license plates on all 3 cars parked in my driveway.

The Arizona Life Coalition earns $17.00 for every plate ordered. Every year thereafter, when the owner renews their license plate, the coalition earns another $17.00.  If every council in Arizona had 5 people sign up for the plate, the coalition will earn over $12,000.00. They will get this year over year when people renew their plates. These funds are used for Pro-Life services throughout Arizona.

Here’s the plan:
  • By August 16, please contact State Program Chairman Chet Yancy, at CRYancy@aol.com , to let him know that your council wants to do this activity on a weekend, at your parish, between September 19 to October 19, 2015. You have 5 weekends to pick from.
  • We will get you 2,000 post cards that advertise the “Choose Life” license plate. See attached. (We are only ordering enough cards to cover the councils that report back to Brother Chet by August 16.)
  • Schedule a pulpit announcement the weekend of your project, saying your council will be handing these cards out after the Masses.
  • You should ask to show the 3 minute video during each Mass, found at this link  https://vimeo.com/126832052  to explain to the Parish the purpose of and how easy it is to order these license plates.
  • Hand out the cards as people exit the Church. Show them the website address on the card. This is the website to purchase the license plate for their car.
  • That’s it! There are no name lists to keep or money to handle. Nothing to turn back to the State Council. Just hand out all of the cards!


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

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona Sate Council


Monday, July 20, 2015

KofC Participation at the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Committee on Scouting

Brothers,

You, your council’s youth director, and other council officers are cordially invited to attend the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Committee on Scouting’s “Bishop’s Dinner 2015 - Celebrating Our Call to Serve” at Mt. Claret Retreat Center, 4633 N 54th St, Phoenix, on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Please join in the acknowledgement of Catholic scouts earning the Eagle Scout rank, Gold Award and Stars and Stripes Award during the past year and presentation of the adult leader recognitions. The evening begins with a gathering at 5:30 PM, opening and dinner at 6:15 PM, and the main program at 7:15 PM.

I invite you to join me at this dinner. Your pastor has been invited to attend as well. Perhaps your council would consider extending an invitation to pay for the pastor’s dinner and offer to escort him to the event. If your parish has a Scout unit, you may want to coordinate with the unit committee to sponsor the pastor, deacon or youth minister.

To further support this cause, I encourage your council to purchase an ad in the dinner’s program book.

Please review and complete the attached forms for your reservations &/or ad for the program book.

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

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker
State Deputy

Arizona Sate Council

2015 Arizona KofC Culture of Life Ultrasound Initiative

Brothers,

At the 2015 Arizona State Council Organizational Meeting, in Tucson, on July 11, the Culture of Life Ultrasound Initiative was initiated. Please read the attached document that gives the details of this program. I encourage every council and assembly in Arizona to support this important lifesaving program.

Please direct any questions on this program to State Ultrasound Chairman Ron Cacini at ronccini@gmail.com or (480) 220-2795.

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

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona Sate Council


Sunday, July 12, 2015

New Twitter Post!!!

Is Program Director Chet Yancy changing allegiances??? #azkofc http://t.co/qzdZHHMYUg July 12, 2015 at 10:00AM
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New Twitter Post!!!

DD meeting with Supreme Representative Jose Jimenez. #azkofc http://t.co/h923bPTgv2 July 12, 2015 at 09:19AM
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Saturday, July 11, 2015

New Twitter Post!!!

District Master Bob Holsinger on the importance of the Patriotic Degree! #azkofc http://t.co/3ucwwv4Dcq July 11, 2015 at 03:20PM
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New Twitter Post!!!

Tyson Gentz talking about St. Joseph Youth Camp! #azkofc http://t.co/3EttzBrl0l July 11, 2015 at 02:34PM
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