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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

PWID Donations to Special Olympics Arizona

January 25, 2013

Worthy Grand Knights and Brothers All,

State Deputy Bryant Sayers and I had a great meeting on January 22, 2013 with Tim Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics Arizona. Amongst other things we discussed our continued support for the Special Olympics Arizona and the best process for us to make donations to his organization.
Mr. Martin advised us that there are only 51 official Special Olympic 501c3 organizations in the United Sates. There is one for each State in the USA, as well as Puerto Rico. The local Special Olympic organizations all work within their State’s organization. Only the State level organization has a bank account.  All funds for Special Olympics must go through the State Organization.  They, in turn, keep track of funds donated to each community and supplies funds to them upon their request.
We expressed to Mr. Martin that our subordinate councils throughout Arizona want to make donations to support the activities happening in their local communities. He advised us to write all checks to “Special Olympics Arizona” and earmark the local activity in the Memo Line of the check.
Going forward, all checks written by the Arizona State Council for State and/or subordinate council’s PWID or other donations, to any Special Olympics organization in Arizona, will be written to “Special Olympics Arizona” and earmarked with the local activity in the Memo Line of the check. The subordinate council can request the original check be sent to the council, so they can present it to the local Special Olympic group. Otherwise, the original check will be sent directly to the Special Olympics Arizona headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona and a copy of the check will be sent to the council as proof of the check being written.
We assured Mr. Martin that the Arizona Knights of Columbus will continue to support Arizona Special Olympics at the State and local level.  We look forward to a fruitful partnership with this organization.
Please reach out to State Secretary Larry Becker at azlarry@cox.net for any question or concerns.

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker
State Secretary

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Men's Conference

Catholic Men's Fellowship Phoenix
CONFERENCE WILL BE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2013

(Feel free to forward this email to friends and family and share it on social network sites.)

Dr. Jonathan Reyes is speaking at the conference

Professor of Church History and Culture

Dr. Jonathan Reyes is the founding president of the Augustine Institute (2006-2008). Besides teaching courses in Church history at the Institute, Reyes speaks on college campuses, at parishes and at conferences across the country. He currently serves as President of Catholic Charities of Denver. Reyes and his wife Stephanie live in Parker, CO, with their seven children.

Hurry! The group discount ends Sunday, February 3rd!

If you are coordinating the purchase of tickets for your group, buy your tickets before February 3rd to receive $11 off each ticket. All group and individual tickets go to $57 after February 3rd.

For more details about the conference, visit cmfp.org.

Official Conference Tee Shirts are available!

The official 2013 Men's Conference tee shirts are available for purchase at cmfp.org. Order today and have the option to have them shipped to you prior to the conference or have them available for you to pick up the day of the conference.

The 2013 Catholic Men's Fellowship of Phoenix Conference will be on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at the Grand Canyon University Arena (3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017). Make sure you visit the 2013 Men's Conference webpage on the CMFP website for all the conference details, like:

  • Speaker bios
  • Grand Canyon University Arena parking map and other info
  • Ticket information

2013 Men's Conference Speakers

Catholic Men's Fellowship is here to serve the men of the Diocese of Phoenix. We envision Catholic men linked as brothers, sharing the love of Jesus Christ. We believe that all Catholic men need to take their rightful place in their families, Church, and communities as men of God.


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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Chief Judge John M Roll Chapter New Web Site

We are pleased to announce that the Chapter now has a web site in addition to the Yahoo Group. You will find it here tucsonknights.com.

Visit it often to keep up to date with events.

The Yahoo group will continue to operate and be maintained.

At the Chapter meeting January 14, we will have a presentation and demonstration of the features of the new web site.

Regards,

Pete Karculias
Secretary
Chief Judge John M Roll Chapter

S.K. Mario Vassallo
AZ KofC District Deputy 5
KofC Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter President

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Message From The State Secretary January 2013

A Message from the State Secretary
January 2013
Brothers,

Please be aware that the Arizona State Per Capita assessment statements for the 2nd half of fraternal year 2012-2013 have been created and emailed your council’s Financial Secretary in mid-January 2013.  We are using the council’s Financial Secretary’s email address listed in the current State Directory. If we do not have his email address, we will USPS mail the statement to the Financial Secretary’s mailing address listed in the State Directory.

According to the State By-Laws, Article 8, Section 5:
“All subordinate councils in Arizona shall be entitled to a discount of ten (10) cents per taxable member on the amount of the State Council per capita assessment for the current period if paid within thirty (30) days of billing, and if not paid within thirty (30) days no discount shall be allowed.”
You will see this rebate on your statement. If your council pays their Per Capita and the envelope the check is USPS mailed to the State Secretary is postmarked on or before by March 2, 2013, the council is entitled to this discount.

In accordance to the Supreme By-Laws, Section 57:
“Councils failing to pay such assessments or Supreme Council assessments shall not be entitled to representation in their State Council until they do pay the same and any arrears.”
Your council is required to pay the entire State Per Capita assessment and Arrearage before the Arizona State Convention on May 17, 2013, in order to seat your council’s delegates in the State Convention.

Also, the St. Joseph’s Youth Camp and Navarrete Vocations listed on the statement are voluntary. Although they are not required to be paid, we strongly suggest your council pays these voluntary amounts. All funds collected a given to St. Joseph’s Youth Camp or used for Vocations accordingly.

Please make the Per Capita check payable to “Arizona State Council, Knights of Columbus.” Please USPS mail the check to:  Larry Becker, State Secretary, 1701 West Houston Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233-1708.

Please contact State Secretary Larry Becker at azlarry@cox.net with any questions or concerns.

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Convent Help - Council 8077 - Tucson

Knights of the Tucson Chapter are pitching in to help the nuns at Immaculate Heart convent, chapel and school in Tucson.  Knights from Council 8077 put in nearly 30 new lights and repaired outlets, as well as fixed the sound system in the chapel in one Saturday in January. 

The pictures are:

Journeyman electrician SK Jesus Encinas preparing fixture for replacement in Sister's bedroom.

Jesus installing a new luninaire for hallway outside Sisters' kitchen.

I'm finished, you guys pretty it up.

GK Ricardo Preciado and Mike Dinapoli wait for their turn to finish the job.

Richard Preciado puts the finishing touches on the brand new, high efficiency lighting for the nuns.

Fraternally,
Drew Mansager
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Clear Roadway - Council 14089

St. Christopher's church in Marana risked losing parish property that had become a "public roadway" due to people driving through the area.  Fr. Abran Tadeo obtained donated fencing but needed the fencing cut in order to protect church grounds.

Knights from St. Damien of Molokai, Council 14089, in Marana gathered on a cold Saturday morning to
support their parish and priests.

 

1.)  # 2998 --- Eight rolls of 10' and 12'  fencing had to be placed,

 

2.)  # 2990 --- positioned,

 

3.)  # 3000 --- rolled out,

 

4.)  # 2994 --- measured, cut and re-rolled.

 

5.)  # 3001 --- under capable, encouraging leadership

 

6.)  # 3006 --- all before noon.

 

Grand Knight Jim Maino was thankful for the tremendous turnout and hard work of so many.

 

 


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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tucson March for Life

TUCSON MARCH FOR LIFE - 2013
JANUARY 19, 2013

>> TUCSON MARCH FOR LIFE: MASS
>>
>> When: Sat, January 19, 2013 9am – 10am
>>
>> Where: St. Augustine Cathedral 192 South Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ >> (MAP [1])
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>> There will also be a non denominational service: Rally and Prayer >> for Life Leo Rich Theater
>>
>> Tucson Community Center 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM ...
>>
>> TUCSON MARCH FOR LIFE: MARCH
>>
>> When: Sat, January 19, 10:30am – 12:30pm
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>> WHERE: ST. AUGUSTINE CATHEDRAL, 192 SOUTH STONE AVENUE TUCSON, AZ >> (MAP [1])
>>
>> March to Holy Hope Cemetery
>>
>> Holy Hope Cemetery
>> Memorial Service - 12:30 p.m.
>> Rose Ceremony at the statue of Rachel

> The Tucson March For Life has been an annual testimony to life since > 1993, and this will be Tucson’s 18th memorial of the anniversary of the > deadly Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision, legalizing abortion.
>
> A prayerful witness to the sanctity of human life, the March remains > dignified and non-provocative in its approach; it is a public event to > show the Tucson community our commitment to the protection of all human > life, especially women and their unborn children.
>
> Police Escort will be on site all along the route for traffic control > and to maintain a peaceful event. All are welcome to participate in a > solemn, non aggressive and prayerful manner. However, offensive > clothing, signs, or behavior will not be welcome!

For more information click on this linbk: http://tucsonmarchforlife.org/ [2]

John S. Garcia
Public Relations Director
Arizona State Council
(602) 525-4424
www.azknightsofcolumbus.com [3]

Links:
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[1] http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=St.%20Augustine%20Cathedral%2C%20192%...
[2] http://tucsonmarchforlife.org/
[3] http://www.azknightsofcolumbus.com

Diocese of Phoenix Life Events January 2013

Dear Fathers, Deacons, Lay Leaders, and Faithful of the Diocese,

Please find attached the promotional fliers and information for Diocesan and Arizona Rallies for the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Here is the basic breakdown of Events the Diocese is hosting or collaborating with in upholding the lives of the Unborn Children lost to and threatened by abortion—and the human dignity of all involved in this tragedy:

1.       SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013:  DIOCESE OF PHOENIX YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT ASU RALLY (7-10 PM ASU MEMORIAL UNION TO ALL SAINTS NEWMAN CENTER—FLIER ATTACHED)

 

2.       SUNDAY, JANUARY 20: ANNUAL MASS FOR THE UNBORN:  BISHOP THOMAS J. OLMSTED, CELEBRANT (11 AM, ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH—PRIESTS TO CONCELEBRATE, PLEASE CONTACT MIKE PHELAN)

 

3. TUESDAY, JANUARY 22: ANNUAL ARIZONA PRO-LIFE RALLY (NOON-1:30, SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR DISTRICT COURT PLAZA, 401 W. WASHINGTON AVE, PHOENIX)

Feel free to email me or Matt Anderson with questions.

Thank you for all you do to build a culture of life. More is needed! Hope to see you at one or more of these powerful events!

In Christ the Lord of Life,

Mike Phelan

Director of Marriage and Respect Life Parish Leadership Support

Diocese of Phoenix
“Do not be afraid! Always be brave! Defend life!”_ John Paul II

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Necrology list from your Council for 2012/13

Worthy District Deputy’s, Worthy  Grand Knights, Worthy Financial Secretary’s.

Please send all the names of Brother Knights deceased from your Council since 7/1/2012 to State Warden’s e-mail at KofC@AzMyHome.com 

Please include Council number, their title and date of the death.

 

 

 

 

Tom Kalisz

State Warden

Arizona State Council

Cell: 602.418.3467

kofc@azmyhome.com          

            

           

             

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PWID - Council 11827

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St. Catherine Laboure’ council 11827 completes Tootsie Roll Drive


"Butch Arenivaz, Knights of Columbus fund drive chairman, presents a check for $1023.09 to Marline Rankin, manager of the Chino Valley facilities of the Intermountain Center for Human Development. The center takes care of the needs and education of people with intellectual disabilities.

The Knights wish to thank the people of Chino Valley who so generously donated their hard earned money for this cause."