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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fr. Douglas Bazi - May 3, 2016

Worthy Brother Knights:

Fr. Douglas Bazi will be coming to Phoenix May 3, 2016. A special night is planned to hear his story of his kidnapping and torture for nine days at the hands of jihadists. Fr. Bazi will speak at Xavier College Preparatory. See the attached flyer for more details.  Also attending this fabulous evening will be the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix.

Fr. Douglas is an amazing man of deep faith and is pastor to more than 100 families that were kicked out of their homes by ISIS in June of 2014. You may have seen him in the commercials on TV sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. This is a must see event for all Catholics, especially you my brother Knights.

Here's a link to the one-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHegSk2omdE

Here's a link to a five-minute video in which he describes a little of what happened to him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZZzkn20Ij4

Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona State Council

Knights of Columbus

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tucson Planned Parenthood Protest Info

Join us on April 23rd for the ProtestPP National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood in Tucson.

On April 23, #ProtestPP will conduct the first annual nationwide protest at Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide, to be held on the 4th Saturday of April every year until the abortion chain no longer preys upon our communities.

We’ll call on Congress and the States to cut off all government funding to Planned Parenthood and bring charges against all those responsible for the horrific baby parts scandal. And we’ll demand that all charges against undercover journalist David Daleiden be dropped.

Visit http://protestpp.com/#home for more information. 
Contact the protest coordinator at tucson@protestpp.com.
Planned Parenthood - Margaret Sanger Health Center
Meet at Grant Road and Beverly Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85712
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on April 23
Sponsored by TUCSON FOR LIFE

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Workshop for Financial Officers

We will have a Financial Secretary Workshop for Financial Secretaries, Comptrollers, Grand Knights and Navigators on May 3 in Chandler.


Date: May 3, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
            3450 West Ray Road
            Chandler, AZ 85226


Here is a link to a map showing the church location. At the bottom of the page is a campus layout. We'll be in the social center which is most often referred to as Hennessy Hall. The best place to park would be the lot north of the campus.









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There is no cost.


This will be a shortened version of the training program presented in the past. Both new and experienced council and assembly officers will find this useful.


Topics will include


Member Management – use of the online tool provided by the home office
- Member Information
- Council Administration
- Reporting council officers and service program personnel


Member Billing
- Initial setup for billings
- The billing cycle including retention activity
- Dues Assessments
- Other Assessments
- Processing dues receipts


Council Accounting
- Accounting setup
- Receipts
- Vouchers
- Adjustments


Please respond to this email with:
Council or Assembly Number:
Email Address:
Phone Number:


Thank you.


Friday, April 01, 2016

State Deputy Message - April 2016

April 1, 2016


We are starting our 4th Quarter of this fraternal year. Wow! How time flies? As a State, we have a lot to be thankful for and proud of. We reached our 16,000th member in Arizona. We are embracing our mission calling to build the domestic Church, while strengthening our Parishes. Our Bishops are extremely appreciative of our continue service to our faith community. The charities we support are appreciative of the great work we are doing in our community. I am extremely appreciative of all the great efforts you and your council are doing to stand tall, fight the good fight, and grow in strength. As I have said earlier this year, 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.

We are preparing for the 2016 State Convention, on May 20 and 21, 2016, at the Casino Del Sol Resort, in Tucson. We look forward to seeing every council represented at this very important meeting.  Not only will we be conducting the business of the State Council, electing our State Officers, and voting on resolutions, we will also be celebrating our successes of this fraternal year. There will be lots of time for fraternal bonding and enjoying the many hotel amenities.

I ask you to continue to work hard to earn the Star Council Award. There is still time to complete the programs necessary, as well as obtain your membership and insurance goals. We have about 90 days to finish strong. With everyone’s help, the Arizona jurisdiction will earn the Supreme Circle of Honor Award. This is the year! Together, we can do it!

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
Knights of Columbus
PO Box 1944
Gilbert AZ 85299