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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dedication for St Mark's Church - Oro Valley

4036--Many Sir Knights made their first Honor Guard call out at the dedication of the new St. Mark church in Oro Valley, January 26, "and executed duties extremely well," according to Color Corps Commander Drew Mansager.


4002--The St. Mark IV made their debut at their home parish's church dedication January 26.  They are l to r Bill Buhs, Bryan Doris, GK Rich Robinson and John Kubat.



4044--Kazimierz Kozak receives assurances from CCC Drew Mansager while PFN Louis Centobene surveys the Honor Guard.  Kozak made his Fourth Degree on January 11 and served in his first Honor Guard 15 days later.




4015--CCC Bill Barrett confers with SK Patrick Roll before the dedication of the new St. Mark church in Oro Valley.  CCC Jose Louis Perez, of Assembly 16, and brother Robert Roll anticipate the day's dedication.




4051(2)-4052(2)--Eighteen Sir Knights took part in the Honor Guard for the dedication of St. Mark church January 26 in Oro Valley.





Monday, January 27, 2014

Orange Picking - Tucson

Knights, family members and friends from the Tucson area gathered to harvest the orange crop at the Benedictine Monastery on Saturday, January 25, 2014. There were 61 people signed in for the event, the largest turnout ever. The weather was beautiful and everyone seemed to enjoy the day. All were served a delicious lunch before leaving. After the oranges were picked, washed and juiced, the sisters now have more than 60 gallons of frozen orange juice.

The Benedictine Monastery is home to about 27 members of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Prioress Sister Ramona expressed her gratitude by email, “May God reward you a hundredfold.”








Thursday, January 23, 2014

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Winners

The Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Winners
Zacharrie Balma 5-7 Council 10799

Fiona Cummings 5-7 Council 10799

Abraham Hernandez 8-10 Council 7904

Alexandre Balma 8-10 Council 10799

Chris Garcia 11-14 Council 1200

Sophia Gonzalez 11-14 7904

-Rudy Cavolina

Arizona State Program Director
District Deputy 22

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014 State Raffle Information

Here is the information for the 2014 Arizona State Raffle.

Clicking on the links will attempt to download to your computer. Please make sure your pop-up blockers are turned off.

The Sales Document can be found below.
2014 Raffle Manual

English Poster with space to allow for local charity to be entered in:
English Poster

Spanish Poster with space to allow for local charity to be entered in:
Spanish Poster


The 2014 Information for Sellers will help Brother Knights understand the Mission of the Charity Raffle.  This document supports the 2014 Charity Raffle Manual.
Sales Guide

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Corpus Christi Council 10062 Year of Faith Award

Corpus Christi Council #10062 was the recipient of the Year of Faith Award.
The activities included:

Faith Professed:  
Distributed Holy Cards and Rosary Beads after all Masses in October 2012 and May 2013
Co-Chaplain Fr. Rafael Bercasio lectured membership on vocations during general council meeting in January 2013.
Council supported 3 seminarians with monthly cash donations throughout the year ($200 per month each)
GK travel throughout Phoenix area in support of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe – presentations to school children throughout the week and parishoners after Masses on weekends.
Justice for All a Pro-Life program for college and high school kids – we provided funds, food and a venue for the program
Faith Lived:
Knight’s Kids – provided funds and personnel for a Christmas “shopping spree” for underprivileged children from Guadalupe, AZ.  47 children at approx. $120 per child.
Food collected during 2 food drives – food donated to SVdP
Donations to SVdP $9,500 and to St. Mary’s Food Bank $3,000, Down Syndrome Network $4,700.
Faith Celebrated:
Corporate Communion held monthly Oct 2012 through July 2013.  Now held 1/qtr. Social follows Mass.
Weekly Adoration conducted by 20+ K of C members
Rosary prayed in Adoration Chapel on 3 occasions.
Faith Prayed:
AZ Rosary Celebration – council rented bus for parishoners as well as 20 K of C volunteers at event.
Catholic Men’s Conference – 16 K of C attendees
600 Rosary beads donated to Seton Catholic High School for student event.


Dennis Sullivan
Grand Knight

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Diocese of Phoenix on the Pro Life Events

Brothers,


Today, I received the attached is a flyer from the Diocese of Phoenix on the Pro Life Events in the Diocese. There is a Mass on Sunday. Hopefully, we can get the flyer on our website to promote these events.
Mass for the Unborn Child: 9 a.m. at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will celebrate a Mass for the Unborn Child using the newly published “Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb,” crafted to support parents awaiting the birth of their child.


Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker


Monday, January 6, 2014

2014 International Golf Tournament



Brother Knights,
We have invited the three state Bishops, Worthy Supreme Knight, and our Worthy State Deputy as our guests.  The 46th  Knights of Columbus Annual Amateur Golf Tournament is open to all Knights in good standing. Hosted by Council 5133 and Council 10762.  We expect 200 golfers and their families to attend this six day event.  All proceeds will be used to support local 501(c)3 charities.

We plan to kick off this charity event on January 10, 2014 (after all the holidays are behind us).  It goes without saying that an email mailing will save the committee hundreds of dollars in postage and stationary.  Money that would best be used for those in need.


Vivat Jesus,

 SK & PGK Joe Gulotta
Council 10762

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Knights in Action

Here are some pictures of Knights in the Tucson Area.

Knights and families of Council 13272, Our Lady of the Rosary in Oro Valley, teamed up with parishioners to clean chairs before moving into their new church.


Fraternal Benefits Field Agent Von Clarke (l) and Bert Hanson take a knee while Jim Luhr O'Connor (center) keeps cleaning.

GK Ritch Robinson (center) recaps the morning's work, before moving on to the next project at St. Mark.

Knights share a fraternal moment after working together while a potential Knight obsrves.



Thursday, January 2, 2014

Pro-Life Events

The following is a list of Pro-life Activities taking place during the month of January, 2014. Please forward this information to all Councils and Assemblies.
 
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The Center for Arizona Policy will host a Capitol Prayer Walk on Monday, January 13, 2014, from 7:00 a.m to 8:30 a.m. Marchers will assemble at the Arizona State Capitol flag pole at 7:00 a.m. They will proceed from there to the Capitol lawn between the Senate and House of Representatives for prayer by 7:10 a.m. At 8:00 a.m. the prayer walkers will gather and pray for elected leaders. The address for the capitol is 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Free parking is available at the Southeast corner of Washington and 17th Avenue. The link below will provide you with a helpful flyer about the event: http://www.azpolicy.org/media-uploads/pdfs/PrayerWalkFlier.pdf
 
The Diocese of Tucson's annual March For Life, will take place Saturday, January 18, 2014. The day begins with a Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Following Mass, all are invited to walk just over four miles to Holy Hope Catholic Cemetery, 3555 N. Oracle Road. A Rally will take place there at the Statute of Rachel at abut 12:30 p.m. Click on the link below for more information: http://www.newvisiononline.org/2014/pro-life-advocates-to-march-for-life-in-tucson/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+newvisiononline%2FScLd+%28The+New+Vision+-+The+diocesan+newspaper+for+the+Diocese+of+Tucson%29
 
In Casa Grande, they will have the 2014 Life Walk and Diaper Dive. The event takes place Saturday, January 18, 2014. It begins at Peart Park, 350 East 6th Street, Casa Grande, AZ. Check in time is at 10:00 a.m. The walk take place between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Rose Ceremony will take place following the two-mile walk. Walkers are encouraged to bring diapers for sizes 3-5 to support the local Crisis Pregnancy Center. Click here for more information: http://www.casagrandelifewalk.com/
 
Also on Saturday, January 18, 2014, the Diocese of Phoenix will hold the first Arizona Catholics United Pro-Life Leadership Conference. It will take place at  Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral and Hall, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. The day will begin with Mass at 8:30 a.m., followed by conference until 3:30 p.m. Rita Dillard of American Life League will keynote. Each Parish or organization may send two attendees. This is an educational event.
 
The Diocese of Phoenix will hold its annual Pro-Life Mass on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85017. The Mass will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, will preside.
 
Arizona Right to Life is sponsoring the 2014 Sanctity of Life Sunday Prayer Rally on Sunday, January 19, 2014. It will take place at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007. The rally begins at 2:00 p.m. Speakers include: Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix; The Honorable Nancy Barto, District 17 State Senator; Mr. Fernando Amaro, Hispanic Ministries Facilitator for the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention; Mr. Aaron Dailey of the Redemption Church; and Rev. John Muir, Parochial Administrator of St. Rose Duchesne Catholic Church in Anthem. Click on the link for more information: www.azliferally.org
 
On January 24, 2014, the Diocese of Phoenix will sponsor the annual Youth and Young Adult Pro-Life Rally. The event will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. The rally begins at the ASU Newman Center. Music will be provided by Chris Muglia and Band. the event includes an A-Mountain Eucharistic Procession with the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix. The Keynote speaker is Stephanie Gray of the Canadian Bioethics Centre. Her information can be found at:  http://www.unmaskingchoice.ca/about/staff/590 The event is open to pro-life supporters of all ages.
 
 
John S. Garcia
Public Relations Director
Arizona State Council
(602) 525-4424
www.azknightsofcolumbus.com