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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2017-2018 Charity Raffle

Worthy DDs and GKs,
Happy New Year!!!  I hope you  had a great Christmas season and are enjoying the start of 2018.  At the recent mid-year organization meeting, the Worthy State Deputy authorized Richard Armanini and I to contact each GK personally (by phone) to ensure that they had received an adequate supply of raffle tickets, posters and sales guides for their council charity raffle campaign.  As you know, our goal this year is $355,000 and this can only be achieved if councils start their campaign early and have the needed supplies on hand when needed.
We will also take the opportunity to see if any council or district would like us to come and hold a strategy session - either personally or via video conference.
We plan to begin making these call starting February 1st through the 15th. 

Vivat Jesus,
Dennis P. Sullivan                                     Richard Armanini
AZ State Charity Director                           Co-Director
e-mail: denpsulli@aol.com                        REArmani@gmail.com
480-201-5556                                          480-818-1774

If you do not have the raffle material, contact your District Deputy. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Priest Appreciation Dinner - Phoenix

The Phoenix Diocese Priest Appreciation Dinner is fast approaching.  It will take place on February 9, 2018.  The attached invitation has been sent to all District Deputy's, Grand Knights and Faithful Navigators in the Phoenix Diocese.
Separate invitations have also been mailed to almost 300 Priest who live and work within the Phoenix Diocese. We would like to ask your help in making sure that these invitations have been received by the Priest in your Parish, your Council Chaplain, your Faithful Frier and and another priest you know in the Phoenix Diocese. Be sure they are invited and please let us know if they plan to attend.  It would also be a great idea if you invited and paid for your Deacons as well.
We are encouraging every Knight that attends to try and sponsor a Priest as well.  Remember almost
half the priest that are invited do not have an assigned Parish or an affiliation with a Council or Assembly. They need sponsorship as well.   
Please get these message to your Brother Knights  and RSVP as soon as possible with the Names of the Knights who plan to attend, as well as the number of Priest your knights,  councils and assemblies would like to sponsor.
Thank you. 
Vivat Jesus!

Rick Garrison
Knights of Columbus
AZ State Executive Secretary
SS Simon & Jude Cathedral Council 12708
Phone: 480-522-7064

January Programs Newsletter

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 the State Free Throw Championship and the  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, January 10, 2018

Christmas Parade!

Fr. Douglas J. Nohava Council 1229. 
Our Fourth Degree color corps was in this years annual Winslow Christmas Parade. This Year’s Christmas party was a hit, especially because Santa Clause came to visit the children.
Also, our hard working Knights repainted the Hope Pregnancy Resource Center. We are looking forward to 2018 so we can further serve our Parish and Community!
Vivat Jesus!

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Priest Appreciation Dinner - Tucson

December 20, 2017

Dear Worthy Grand Knight,

You are cordially invited to the “Annual Priest Appreciation Dinner” for the Diocese of Tucson. The Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring this event on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The event this year is being held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Parish Hall, 8650 N. Shannon Road, Tucson, Arizona 85742 and hosted by Roy Champeau Council 8077.
There will be a social hour beginning at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.  All Priests are guests of the Knights of Columbus for this special dinner. The dinner will be a choice of roast beef or eggplant parmesan with various side dishes, dessert and coffee. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know so that we can accommodate those needs. Tickets for the dinner are $25.

Please confirm your reservation with Roy Champeau Council by calling Jeffrey Schneider at 520-419-4130 or emailing him at bronte1@mindspring.com.

His Excellency Edward J. Weisenburger, Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson, is scheduled to be in attendance as are the State of Arizona Officers of the Knights of Columbus.

We have enclosed a tally sheet from the Roy Champeau Council containing more information regarding the dinner and menu. Please return the tally sheet and funds by Thursday February 1, 2018 so the proper arrangements for food can be made. You can also reserve and pay by credit card on the chapter web site at http://www.tucsonknights.com.

We look forward to you joining us for an evening of fraternity and brotherhood.


Jeff Morgan
Chapter President

Knights of Columbus