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Thursday, October 01, 2015

State Deputy Message - October 2015

October 1, 2015


In the world-wide Catholic calendar, the month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. No form of extra-liturgical devotion to Mary is more widely practiced among the faithful or found by them to be more satisfyingly complete than the Rosary, which has come to be regarded as the very badge of Catholic piety. In Arizona, we have a very unique and special opportunity to show our devotion to Mary, our Mother, through our participation with the Arizona Rosary Celebration. This is the largest Rosary event like this in the United States of America. This year, we will be honoring Mary under Her title of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. This beautiful event will be held in the Diocese of Tucson, on Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with the Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, as the Presider. And then, it will be held in the Diocese of Phoenix, Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., at the Phoenix Convention Center, Halls F & G, with the Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, as the Presider, and Most Reverend Eduardo A. Nevares, Auxiliary Bishop of Phoenix, attending. This is an event that every Knight and his family should attend. I look forward to seeing you there.

A great way to strengthen your council is to participate in Supreme’s October Church Recruitment Drive. It makes sense to look for new members in the place you’re most likely to find them — your parish. One efficient and proven way to do this is to hold a Church Recruitment Drive. To make your Church Recruitment Drive a success you will need the right tools. To ensure your success, please consult you District Deputy and the Supreme website for more information on the tools and structure this type of drive. Bringing prospective and new members, along with their families, to the Arizona Rosary Celebration is a great way to show them our programs of charity and spirituality.

The Arizona Knights of Columbus 2015-2016 fraternal year’s theme is “Find Us Ready Lord”. This year’s theme deals with the Destiny of Man and how we prepare ourselves for our final reward. We can prepare with Service, Prayer, Charity, Unity, Fraternity, & Patriotism.  We need to build our Order stronger so together we can work to combat the evil lurking in our world today. Please pray the Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel at the end of every meeting and gathering. Satan 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.

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker
State Deputy

Arizona State Council


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