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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Eve Rosary with Bishop Olmsted

Brother Knights,
I would like to invite and encourage you and your families to join Bishop Olmsted and others on Christmas Eve to pray a community Rosary is support of the unborn. Following is a message from the Diocese of Phoenix Office of Marriage and Respect Life
Due to Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday, our annual Christmas Eve Rosary with Bishop Olmsted will be held at a NEW TIME this year, from 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM. PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Planned Parenthood, 5771 W. Eugie Ave., Glendale, AZ

As we celebrate the eve of Christ's birth, join Bishop Olmsted in praying the rosary outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Glendale. Please park along nearby streets and walk to the site; do not park in local business or medical parking lots. Bring water and shade. Info: https://dphx.org/event/christmas-eve-rosary-for-life-2017/
Vivat Jesus,
Sean E. Halpain
State Deputy
Arizona Knights of Columbus
2875 W. Ray Road, Suite 6-280
Chandler, AZ 85224

Monday, December 18, 2017

Tucson Parade of Lights

Please find attached photos from the Tucson Parade of Lights from Assembly 3617.

This is annual Christmas Parade in Tucson won't say Christmas. Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School once again had an entry in the parade. Principal Roll invited the Fr Anthony Rey Assembly 3617 Color Guard to lead the entry. One of the school's parent owns a 1950's Fire Engine which the students got to ride on. This was a tremendously enjoyable event for the students, the parents, and especially the Knights!

Programs Newsletter - December 2017

Worthy District Deputies and Grand Knights,
Please see this months newsletter  It contains ideas for programs your Councils can undertake as part of Supreme's Domestic Church initiative.  It also contains information about March for Life events coming up in Phoenix and Tucson on January 20, 2018.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for more info or to make suggestions for improvement.

Vivat Jesus!
Lawrence A. Powers
State Program Director
Arizona Knights of Columbus
(702) 827-8135

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Coats for Kids Council 12246

St. Benedict Council 12246 in Phoenix, Arizona, collected over 145 coats for the Coats for Kids program. The council coordinated the effort with two domestic violence shelters to obtain an exact size for each of the children and delivered the coats personalized for each child wrapped in festive Christmas packages.



Members of the Knights of Columbus, St. Benedict Council #12246 passing out Coats for Kids at the Vista Colina Emergency Family Shelter in Phoenix, Arizona.


Members of the Knights of Columbus, St. Benedict Council #12246 passing out Coats for Kids at the Chicanos Por La Causa De Colores Domestic Violence Shelter.


Members of the Knights of Columbus, St. Benedict Council #12246 that helped collect and distribute  over 145 Coats for Kids

L to R: Jay Iole, Alfred Gomez, Patrick Tacderan, Isauro Amaro, Ed Giovannucci and Ron Ellenberger (not pictured, James Chavez)


The Coats for Kids wrapped and waiting for the children at Vista Colina Emergency Family Shelter in Phoenix, Arizona



Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Thanksgiving Bash at Davis Monthan AFB

SKs Bill Neer, Randy Hannon and Alex Wright from Don Hughes Assembly, #2392, with the Chairman of the Tucson Military Affairs Council, Ellen Jiminez at the Annual Thanksgiving Bash at Davis Monthan AFB.

Sir Knights from the Hughes Assembly helped feed 400 airmen at Davis Monthan AFB Thanksgiving Dinner. The Hughes Assembly also donated $500 worth of Honey Baked Hams to this effort.

SKs Wright and Randy Hannon help wrap plastic ware and napkins in preparation for the Annual Thanksgiving Bash at Davis Monthan AFB.

Vet's photo

Fr. Anthony Rey, Assembly 3617 Sir Knights, father and son Bill and Billy Barrett (center) joined Gercke Assembly 16, the mother of Tucson Assemblies, in the Tucson Veterans' Day parade color guard.
   Gercke Assembly also provided a riding trailer for those Sir Knights and their families which could not march.

Fiesta de Tumacacori

#1 Ten Sir Knights, from five Assemblies, celebrated the 51st Fiesta de Tumacacori December 2, escorting Bishop Gerald Kicanas in the procession to Mass at the Tumacacori Mission.

#2 FN Dan Doyle, Duval Assembly 19 in Nogales, has attended all 51 Fiesta de Tumacacori processions as a Knight.
Pictures taken by Marilyn Luehrmann, of the Green Valley photographers club