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Knights Sacrifice their Hair for Vocations
During the month of August the students of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School answering the challenge by their principal and the Knights of Columbus from the Bishop Francis J. Green Council # 11855 collected almost $2,000 worth of pennies in their “Pennies from Heaven Drive” to support vocations.
On September 16th, the Principal, Grand Knight, and School Liaison Officer made good on their promise to have their hair cut if the students beat their record $1,800 from last year. They did!
The entire student body gathered in the courtyard to watch.
Principal, Mrs. Charlene Roll smiles as her hair is cut. She is true to her word as she delivers on her promise to have her hair cut if the students best their goal on the Pennies from Heaven Drive for vocations.
Principal Roll and Grand Knight Robert Roll watch as School Liaison Officer Bill Barrett (also Faithful Navigator of the Father Anthony Rey Assembly # 3617) delivers on his promise to have his head shaved if the students meet their goal on the Pennies from Heaven Drive for vocations.
Now it’s the Grand Knight’s turn, as FN Bill Barrett (orange shirt) feels his freshly shaven bald head.
Grand Knight Robert Roll appears to be enjoying his haircut.
Students, like Romans watching a Gladiator contest, scream - “The Beard Too!”
Sister Claudia, a Sister of Charity at Saints Peter and Paul, poses with our clean shaven Knights of Columbus.
Respectfully submitted by Rick Riess, Deputy Grand Knight – Bishop Francis J. Green Council # 11855
September 16th is Prisoner of War- Missing in Action (POW-MIA) National Recognition Day. Sir Knights from the Father Anthony Rey Assembly # 3617 were joined by Sir Knights from the Father Henry Miller Assembly # 2308 and Sir Knights from the MSGR Don H. Hughes Assembly # 23892 and Knights from the Bishop Francis J. Green Council # 11855 in conducting the 3rd annual POW-MIA Ceremony at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School. This year the middle school students at Saints Peter and Paul were joined by the 5th graders in Mrs. Deb Mansager’s class from San Manuel. Several parents were also in the audience. We were honored to have Father Albert Miranda (also a Knight of Columbus) attend the ceremony and lead us in prayer.
It takes a Baker’s Dozen worth of pictures to explain the ceremony. Brothers, we hope you enjoy.
Students stand as the Color Guard prepares to post the colors at the 3rd annual POW-MIA Ceremony at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School.
Color Guard presents the colors and students recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
The audience and our Worthy Marshal AZ South – Sir Knight Drew Mansager, applaud after the Color Guard posts the colors at the 3rd annual POW-MIA Ceremony.
Master of Ceremonies, Faithful Captain of the Father Anthony Rey Assembly # 3617 – Sir Knight Ray Obral, explains the significance of the details in the POW-MIA flag.
Sir Knights Jay Eisele and Gus Aguilar point out the details on the POW-MIA flag as Faithful Captain – Ray Obral explains their significance to the students.
Master Sergeant Paul Gallegos on active duty at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base narrates the table ceremony. Master Sergeant Gallegos is a Knight of Columbus in the Bishop Francis J. Green Council # 11855 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Master Sergeant Gallegos explains the significance of the salt shakers as Principal Roll and Father Albert Miranda observe. THERE IS SALT ON THE PLATE, SYMBOLIC OF THE FAMILY'S TEARS AS THEY WAIT AND REMEMBER. Bell tolls once.
As the Knights raise their glasses as in a toast, the narrator explains THEY (the Prisoners of War and Missing in Action) CANNOT TOAST WITH US TODAY -- MAYBE TOMORROW, IF WE REMEMBER. Bell tolls once.
Knights salute our Prisoners of War and Missing in Action as they conclude the table ceremony.
As the table ceremony concludes our Worthy Marshall – Drew Mansager, has us all reaching for our handkerchiefs as he plays “Amazing Grace” on his bagpipes. Following the ceremony, Drew gave an encore performance for the students and explained how the bagpipes work.
Color Guard prepares to retire the colors.
On the way back to their classrooms, students file by the table to get a close look at all the symbolism discussed during the ceremony.
Principal Roll and Father Albert requested a group photo of all who made the POW-MIA ceremony such a memorable experience for the students.
Respectfully submitted by SK Rick Riess, Father Anthony Rey Assembly # 3617
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
"On August 20th, 2016, Grand Knight of the Our Lady of the Desert Council No. 15704, Ray Obral, presented Father Paul Coury, C.Ss.R., Rector at the Picture Rocks, Redemptorist Renewal Center, Our Lady of the Desert (OLD) Church, with a check for $3,455.00. The check represents half of the State Raffle Ticket Sales sold by the Brothers from Council No. 15704. Father Paul, very appreciative, explained to the OLD Congregation that these funds will be put towards the cost of new chairs for the Church."