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Monday, February 29, 2016

23rd Religious Appreciation Dinner

State Officers and Bishop Kicanas at the 23rd Annual Yuma Area Religious Appreciation Dinner tonight.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Big News! Fatima Women Center 4-D Ultrasound Machine

Great news! Today, Fatima Women Center received the matching fund check from Supreme for their 4-D Ultrasound machine. 
I spoke with Kelly Copeland today. He very excited and said that the machine is about 10 days away from being delivered. The center has spoken with the Diocese of Tucson about a blessing ceremony when the machine is operational and ready to be used. We should expect an invite for an event to be held in the next few weeks or so. I would like to have a 4th Degree Call Out at the center that day. I would also like to make it a huge Knights, presence at the ceremony in Tucson. This is a big deal! Please feel free to pass this message on.
Again, thank you to our State 4-D Ultrasound Initiative Project Chairman Ron Cacini, Henry Armstrong, the MBC Foundation, Council 9800, and to all the Brothers, Councils and Assemblies who generously donated towards this great cause.
We will be helping to save many, many lives! Praise be to God!
Vivat Jesus!
Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona State Council

Friday, February 12, 2016

Council 9800

Picture at Council 9800 in Mesa.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Knights in Action - 11855

   Worthy State Chaplain, Father Patrick Crino, and Knights of Columbus Council 11855, support the scouts of Saints Peter
and Paul Parish, Troop 155 Tucson, on Scout Sunday, celebrating the Scouts' 106th birthday on February 8, 2016. Many of the adult scout leaders are Knights.

   The first pastor of SS Peter and Paul, Father Joseph Patterson, got Boy Scout Troop 155 started in 1931.  Father John Lyons, pastor before Fr. Pat, was a student at SS Peter and Paul in the 1960s and was also a member of Troop 155. 

   Fr. Crino thanked the Boy Scouts and their families for their contributions to the parish and school, including three Eagle Scout projects; a Prayer Garden, a Flagpole, and a new concrete sidewalk.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Holy Family Council 11675 Knights In Action

Holy Family Council 11675, Litchfield Park. St. Thomas Aquinas Parish ministry fair.

Chris Martinez
District Deputy #24

Monday, February 01, 2016

February 1, 2016


As you are aware, our mission is to build the domestic church, while strengthening our parish. In doing this, we are helping our pastors and priests in their ministry to bring our faith community closer to God. The number one thing we can do to meet this objective is to grow the Order. With more men and their families in the Knights of Columbus, you and your council will be better fortified to help our parish grow stronger. Congratulations to the councils listed below for already meeting and/or exceeding their 2015-2016 Supreme membership recruitment quotas! These councils are doing everything they can to strengthen their parish! They are well on their way to earning the Star Council Award. 

So far during this fraternal year, of the 145 councils in Arizona, we have 41 who have not recruited a single new member. Of these councils, 11 of them did not recruit any new members last fraternal year, either. Your District Deputy, State Membership Chairman Kevin McCarthy, State Officers, and I are here to help these councils and all the councils in Arizona to grow and prosper. 

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 and attain the joys of heaven. 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