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Preparing for the Arizona Rosary Celebration

The 4th Degree Honor Guard preparing for the Arizona Rosary Celebration.

Arizona Rosary Celebraion

Some of the State Officers at the Rosary Celebration

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Upcoming Exemplification January 2015

Worthy Faithful Navigators, Grand Knights and District Deputies,

We are fast approaching the deadline for the January Exemplification in Tucson. I encourage you to have your candidates make their hotel reservations and send in the registration forms as soon as possible. We have moved the deadline for Hotel reservations to Dec 27th. I would also remind you there in no waiting period for advancement to the 4th Degree so lets invite those taking their 2nd and 3rd Degree in January to the exemplification.

I would also like to announce the appointment of Michael Paz as the new District Marshal for Arizona central. We look forward to his leadership for our Honor Guard.

Yours in Christ

Bob Holsinger
District Master

Friday, October 3, 2014

Voter Registration

Knights of Columbus Are Urged to Make Informed Decisions During November's Elections and Participate in Nonpartisan National Voter Registration Program

During a recent conference at the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona State Deputy Larry Becker spoke to how the Knights, as informed Catholics, are actively involved in the "Public Square."

State Deputy Becker said, "The Knights of Columbus encourage its members to meet their responsibilities as Catholic citizens and to become active in the political life of their local communities, to vote and to speak out as individual citizens on the public issues of the day and to make their choices about who leads and represents us, allin alignment with Catholic teachings."

In addition to voting one's conscience, Knights are encouraged to participate in programs that support the democratic ideals upon which this nation was founded. To that end Knights of Columbus should register to vote and should encourage other members of their families, parishes, and communities to register.  To fill this need, the Knights of Columbus has developed the parish based Nonpartisan National Voter Registration Program, the goal of which is to enable members to help fellow Catholics exercise their right to vote.

This important program is being conducted in September and October, 2014. To participate, Grand Knights must first obtain a local pastor's permission, the Grand Knight should log on to the Officers' Desk Reference and select the "Nonpartisan Voter Registration Program" tab to review the webcast training and related instructions and materials referred to below.   This will help ensure that the Grand Knight and the members of the council are properly trained on how to administer this program. Please also review the "Catholic Citizenship and Public Policy" and "Guidelines For Political Activity" entries under the "Political Issues" tab of the Officers' Desk Reference. 

State Deputy Becker states that, "Knights believe that in the realm of everyday affairs we are conduct ourselves with integrity, kindness, respect, hospitality, and civility."

"Through our strength, with our members and conviction, we are to defend Religious Liberty, the Culture of Life, Marriage, and the Family. In Arizona, the Knights of Columbus, along with our Church, support these ideals. My Brother Knights, I urge you to publicly support these values and vote with your conscience. I also urge you to ask men and their families to join the Knights of Columbus to help us in even greater strength to support these values," concluded the Arizona State Deputy.

Monday, September 1, 2014

JAN 2015 4th Degree Exemplification Packet

Worthy Faithful Navigators and Grand Knights,
The next scheduled Fourth Degree Exemplification will be occurring in Tucson on January 10, 2014 at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel. Link to DoubleTree 

The Fourth Degree is the most visible arm of the Knights of Columbus and represents the last principal of the order: Patriotism. This includes promoting responsible citizenship and love and loyalty to their country. 
Members of the Fourth Degree are asked to participate to serve in the Honor Guard, which serves at civic and religious functions. 
All 3rd Degree members are highly encouraged to further their advancement in to the order by becoming a Fourth Degree member. Members who wear the emblem of the degree are committed to conduct themselves honorably as Catholic gentlemen in both their private and public life as well as patriotically for the good of the country. The Fourth Degree sword represents their reverence for the Eucharist and the Pope, Bishops, and hierarchy of the church, and displays publicly his willingness to protect the Church and Priests. 

The host assembly is Archbishop Daniel J. Gercke Assembly 16 with the Class Honoree Immediate Past State Deputy Bryant Sayers. Link to registration packet. You will need Adobe Reader to view. 

At this time when our way of life is being challenged both locally and globally, we ask that all men rise up to answer the call of becoming a Fourth Degree member to show that we will publicly defend both our rights and religious responsibilities. 

Vivat Jesus!
Bob Holsinger
Arizona State District Master

Tom Kato 
4th Degree Registration Chairman

Michael Saldivar
Archbishop Daniel J. Gercke Assembly 16

Host Assembly Chairman



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Military Scholarship Fund

Another milestone for AZ as we have exceeded our 2014 goal and surpassed the 30k mark I had hoped for. Of course this are the numbers that I am aware of and our Worthy Supreme Master advised me that we are about 3k off so we are some where around 33k.  What a great group of Brother Knights we have in the great State of Arizona.
 
2014 goal $4,000.00 actual $5,545.00 and overall we are at $30,019.25. See attached 

Yours in Christ
 
Michael H. Kingman
PSD, FDM

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tucson Knights in Action

The Father Henry Miller Assembly #2308 Sir Knights along with their Families and friends in Tucson are in line to create their own 'Breakfast-omelet-in-a-baggie.'  You could add; diced ham, onions, cheese, and peppers to make your own omelet. After the 'baggie' contents were cooked in a pot of boiling water, you could make into a burrito using freshly made tortillas!

Then in a symbolic gesture of our Assemblies support for our Troops, we had breakfast for dinner at about the same time our troops were eating breakfast overseas!

This fundraiser was combined with others, which allowed the Father Henry Miller Assembly #2308 to present a check for $1,500.00 to the Veterans Administration Volunteer Services (VAVS) in Tucson.



Sunday, April 27, 2014

AZ Knights in Action

 Newly appointed Marshal for Southern Arizona, Drew Mansager, address nearly 40 Sir Knights at Tucson International Airport to greet Archbishop Bressan of Trent, Italy.


Six Assemblies from Tucson, Vail and Green Valley got to know each other and practice uniformity in execution of the manual of the sword.


Sir Knights listen to instruction before the arrival of the Archbishop of Trent Italy who met with the Kino Society, promoting the cause for canonization of Fr. Eusebio Kino.


Tucson Airport was gracious enought to provide Sir Knights plenty of room to practice.  Many Sir Knights met each other for the first time.


Archbishop Bressan was very appreciative of the welcome the Knights of Columbus gave him.



Archbishop Bresson, and his entourage from Italy, celebrate with Honor Guards members from Gerke, Kino, Weber, Miller, Hughes and Kapaun Assemblies in the Southern Arizona/Tucson area.

Monday, March 31, 2014

4th Degree event photos

This call out was at the Bishop’s request for the All School Mass at St Peter & Paul. The call out occurred on Friday 3/21 at 9am.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Ken Gallagher

Faithful Navigator

Fr. Emil J. Kapaun Assembly 3260

Vail, AZ.

* sk.keng@cox.net
( (520) 661-1262

 


Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Web Look

Yes, this is a new look and feel to the website. Our old one closed down on us.
If you have any questions, please email the webmaster at:
azfourthdegree@gmail.com

Don't forget to get your forms in for the exemplification!!!!