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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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fourth Degree Exemplification - June 9-10, 2017

Sir Knights and Brothers All,
Brothers All;
Each ‘degree’ of the Knights of Columbus is associated with a particular virtue, the fourth being “Patriotism”. Consequently, the 4th Degree is often known as ‘The Patriotic Degree’.
It was established in New York on 22 February, 1900. The requirements for joining the 4th are that a brother Knight must be a third degree member in good standing, be an exemplary Catholic, and be of sound citizenship of his country.
The Fourth Degree is frequently regarded as an honorary title with its regalia of tuxedos, capes, chapeaux and swords but should rather be thought of in terms of service to church and country, and the goals of the Fourth Degree may be summarized as the promotion of the ideals of Catholicism and Patriotism side by side.
In more detail, these goals may be stated as:
  • To promote and strengthen the patriotic spirit of the civic community.
  • To educate its members, and others, both in the teachings of Holy Mother Church, and the history of our nation.
  • To promote by example the highest type of citizenship so necessary for the preservation and perpetuation of republican form of government, and its democratic institutions.
  • To oppose dissemination and spread of doctrine dangerous to our form of government, and to the Divine law of faith and morality.
  • To support by word and deed, the duly constituted authorities of local, state and national government, and to recognize excellence in public life.
Therefore, it is not unusual to find Fourth Degree Knights participating visibly in church events, such as Eucharistic processions, and others, and in the community, standing up for the unborn and the elderly at Pro-Life events, and commemorating the sacrifices of previous generations.
The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups called assemblies.

Click here for the Registration Packet for the upcoming Fourth Degree Exemplification.  The next will take place June 9-10, 2017 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. 

Please take the time during both Council and Assembly meetings to promote the Fourth Degree Exemplification and encourage Third Degree or lower members to attain the title of Sir Knight. Make sure a candidate receives the full packet of information which includes valuable instructions on what is needed for registration. 

The host assembly is Annunciation Assembly #2833 with the Class Honoree Former District Master Robert Holsinger. Please see the attached documents for more information or go to the Masters Fourth Degree Website at  http://www.az4thdegree.org/p/exemplifications.html for more information. 

Note: Forms can be filled out on your computer then printed. This is the preferred method to ensure legibility.  

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!
Bryant Sayers
Arizona State District Master
bryant.sayers@gmail.com

David Chapman
4th Degree Registration Chairman
azfourthdegree@gmail.com

Phillip Vicinanza
Faithful Navigator and Host Assembly Chairman
Annunciation Assembly #2833




Thursday, May 25, 2017

REMINDER for Mondays Momorial ay MAss Call Outs at the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for:

May 29th, Memorial Day Mass at Diocese of Phoenix Cemeteries.

If your Assembly usually does a Call out to the other Catholic Cemeteries, please check the website for Mass times.


Muster 30 minutes before. 


Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home, 

Mass at 8:00 AM

Muster at 7:30 AM.

9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale AZ85392

 

Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home, 

Mass at 8:00 am

Muster at 7:30 am

1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa AZ 85204.

 


 Vivat Jesus



Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
I Will Choose Christ
I Will Choose Love
I Choose To Serve

District Call Outs for Memorial Day, Mass of Ordination, Exemplification of the 4th Degree, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Please see dates and details below!

I was told several Sir Knight didn't see this email, so I am re-sending.

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for the following events happening over the next several weeks. 

 

CCCs,

Please send out these Call Outs and participate if available:

 

May 29th, Memorial Day Mass at Diocese of Phoenix Cemeteries.

 

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and Funeral HomeMass at 8:00 AM, Muster at 7:30 AM.

9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale AZ85392

 

Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Funeral HomeMass at 8:00 am, Muster at 7:30 am

1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa AZ 85204.

 

If your Assembly usually does a Call out to the other Catholic Cemeterys, please check the website for Mass times and muster 30 minutes before. http://www.dopccfh.org/events 

 

June 3rd, Mass of Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood

Please join us as Celebrants Bishops Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Nevares welcome three new seminarians into the priesthood.  

 

All Saints Catholic ChurchMass begins at 10:00 am.  Please Muster at 9:15 due to parking and logistical issues.1534 N. Recker Road Mesa AZ 85205

 

June 9-10th, Exemplification of the Fourth Degree, 

The host assembly is Annunciation Assembly #2833 with the Class Honoree Former District Master Robert Holsinger. For Registration documents, please go to the Masters Fourth Degree Website at  http://www.az4thdegree.org/p/exemplifications.html for more information.

 

July 1st and 2ndHis Beatitude Sviatoslay Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church visit. 

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the world will be visiting the Ukrainian Catholic parishes in Tucson and Phoenix on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 respectively.  His Beatitude is a 2nd Degree Knight who enjoys having the KofC Color Corps in the procession entering the Church.  Therefore, on behalf of the two priests of the two parishes, I would like to request to have the KofC Color Corps participate in the 2 Liturgies. The information for the 2 parishes is provided below.

 

Saturday July 1stTucson - St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church

Liturgy at 1:00 pm.  Muster at 12:15 pm.  715 W. Vanover Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

Point of Contact:  Fr. Andriy Chirovsky

Phone:  (480) 217-8505

 

Sunday July 2ndPhoenix - Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Parish

Liturgy at 1:00 PM, Muster at 12:15 pm3720 West Maryland Ave Phoenix, AZ 85019

Point of Contact:  Lawrence Sosnowich

Contact information:  tryzub1@verizon.net (H) 480-991-3209 (C) 301-466-8996

 




Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
I Will Choose Christ
I Will Choose Love
I Choose To Serve

Saturday, May 20, 2017

District Call Outs fpor Memorial Day, Mass of Ordination, Exemplification of the 4th Degree, Patriarch of the Ukranian Greek Catholic Church, Please see dates and details below!

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for the following events happening over the next several weeks. 

CCCs,
Please send out these Call Outs and participate if available:

May 29th, Memorial Day Mass at Diocese of Phoenix Cemeteries.

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home, Mass at 8:00 AM, Muster at 7:30 AM.
9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale AZ85392

Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home, Mass at 8:00 am, Muster at 7:30 am
1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa AZ 85204.

If your Assembly usually does a Call out to the other Catholic Cemeterys, please check the website for Mass times and muster 30 minutes before. http://www.dopccfh.org/events 

June 3rd, Mass of Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood
Please join us as Celebrants Bishops Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Nevares welcome three new seminarians into the priesthood.  

All Saints Catholic ChurchMass begins at 10:00 am.  Please Muster at 9:15 due to parking and logistical issues.1534 N. Recker Road Mesa AZ 85205

June 9-10th, Exemplification of the Fourth Degree, 
The host assembly is Annunciation Assembly #2833 with the Class Honoree Former District Master Robert Holsinger. For Registration documents, please go to the Masters Fourth Degree Website at  http://www.az4thdegree.org/p/exemplifications.html for more information.

July 1st and 2nd, His Beatitude Sviatoslay Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, the Patriarch of the Ukranian Greek Catholic Church visit. 
His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the world will be visiting the Ukrainian Catholic parishes in Tucson and Phoenix on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 respectively.  His Beatitude is a 2nd Degree Knight who enjoys having the KofC Color Corps in the procession entering the Church.  Therefore, on behalf of the two priests of the two parishes, I would like to request to have the KofC Color Corps participate in the 2 Liturgies. The information for the 2 parishes is provided below.

Saturday July 1st, Tucson - St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church
Liturgy at 1:00 pm.  Muster at 12:15 pm.  715 W. Vanover Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705
Point of Contact:  Fr. Andriy Chirovsky

Sunday July 2nd, PhoenixDormition of the Mother of GoUkrainian Catholic Parish
Liturgy at 1:00 PM, Muster at 12:15 pm3720 West Maryland Ave Phoenix, AZ 85019
Point of Contact:  Lawrence Sosnowich
Contact information:  tryzub1@verizon.net (H) 480-991-3209 (C) 301-466-8996


If you have any questions on any of these Call Outs, please contact me at the email address or phone listed below.

Vivat Jesus!


Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789

I Will Choose Christ
I Will Choose Love
I Choose To Serve

Friday, May 5, 2017

District Call Out AZ State Convention Memorial Mass, Saturday May 20th @ 5:00 PM Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for 2017 Knights of Columbus AZ State Convention Memorial Mass on Saturday, May 20th.  

If you are attending the convention, please consider taking your regalia.  It is an incredible opportunity to demonstrate exactly whom among the most active 3rd Degree members are also active 4th Degree members.

WHAT:  2017 Knights of Columbus AZ State Convention Memorial Mass

WHEN:  Saturday, May 20th

WHERE:  Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85253

MUSTER:  4:30 PM


Vivat Jesus

Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
I Will Choose Christ
I Will Choose Love
I Choose To Serve

Thursday, May 4, 2017

East Valley Call Out for Confirmation Mass this Sunday at St Andrew the Apostle, Chandler 2:00 PM with Bishop Olmsted

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue an East Valley Call Out for a Confirmation Mass with Our Bishop Olmsted at St Andrew the Apostle in Chandler.  This is a 2:00 Mass this Sunday May 7th. 

Sir Knights,

 

Please reply back to me with a simple yes I can attend or no I cannot attend so I can keep track of how many Knights in Regalia we will have for this call-out at Saint Andrew the Apostle Church. 

 

We have a callout in full regalia for Confirmation Mass with Bishop Olmsted presiding, May 7th, 2017 (Sunday) at Saint Andrew the Apostle church for the 2:00pm mass.  Muster no later than 1:30pm in Rooms H&I.

 

This should be a wonderful event and a great time to showcase the Knights of Columbus.

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church

3450 West Ray Rd.

Chandler, AZ. 85226

 

God Bless,

Dan Blomberg

C.C.C Assembly #3591



Vivat Jesus!

Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
I Will Choose Christ
I Will Choose Love
I Choose To Serve

Honor Guard and Posting of the Colors May 20th for Mesa Benedictine University Mass and Commencement Ceremony 9:00 AM

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue an East Valley Call Out for the Benedictine University in Mesa Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement on Saturday, May 20.  We can discuss availability to for Posting of the Colors this Saturday at the CCC Training Class.


Please see the request below from Mr. Rob Curtis, Director of Campus Ministry at Benedictine University in Mesa.

My name is Rob Curtis and I am the Director of Campus Ministry at Benedictine University at Mesa. I am reaching out to you because I would like to see if I could request a Knights of Columbus honor guard at our Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement on Saturday, May 20th. The Mass and ceremony begins at 9:00 AM and should last until 12:00 PM at the latest. We are looking for an honor guard for the procession in for Mass and of graduates, as well as a presentation of the colors following Mass. If this is something you think might be a possibility, perhaps we can set up a phone meeting to discuss it further. I hope to hear from you soon.
 
In Christ,
 
Rob Curtis, M.A., M.A.Ed., M.S.Ed.
Director of Campus Ministry
Benedictine University at Mesa
 
 
"Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair" – G.K. Chesterton
 
WHEN:  Saturday May 20th 9:00 AM Mass and then Commencement Ceremony

WHERE:   Westwood High School, Main Auditorium (945 W. Rio Salado Parkway)

Muster 8:15-30.

ATTN:  This is the same weekend as the State Convention.  We are trying to start a Campus Council so our visibility is important!

Vivat Jesus!

Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
I Will Choose Christ
I Will Choose Love
I Choose To Serve

Friday, April 21, 2017

EAST VALLEY CALL OUT SK Mikle Brando's Funeral Services, Saturday at 1:00 PM Or Lady of Joy Church

EAST VALLEY CALL OUT

Sir Knights:

If you have not seen the Email from OLJ relating to Br. Mike Brando's Mass. 

It will be at Our Lady of Joy Church, this Saturday at 1:00 P.M.

ASSEMBLE:  12:30 P.M

The 4thy Degree  will be providing an Honor Guard  and I ask all Honor Guard members, if possible to attend 
Br. Mike's Mass. 

PLEASE RESPOND to this Email if you can attend as an Honor Guard as soon asa possible. 

Many Thanks for all that you do for the Order. 


CCC George Florentine

Co -CCC Jim Keller

Vivat Jesus!
Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
I Will Choose Christ
I Will Choose Love
I Choose To Serve

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mandatory Color Corps Commander Training May 6th, 2017, St. Anthony of Padua Hall, Casa Grande, AZ 8:30 AM

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that the District Marshals hold a mandatory Color Corps Commander Training session on Saturday, May 6th.

The training will be held on Saturday morning, May 6th at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Hall in Casa Grande, AZ.  Please be there at 8:00 so that we might start at 8:30 AM SHARP!

Dress is Business Casual.  Suggestion of slacks and assembly shirt.

What to bring:  Print your own copy (I have attached all three files) of the Color Corps Drill Manual (808), Color Corps Protocol - Order of the Sword, and the Competition Guide .  Bring your sword, baldric, gloves, chapeau, dress shoes and your cape.

WHEN:  May 6th, 8:00 AM until Noon (we have the hall until 3:00 if you want to stay and work).

WHERE:  St Anthony of Padua Hall, 201 N Picacho St, Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Muster:   8:00 AM, Start at 8:30 SHARP!


Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
I Will Choose Christ
I Will Choose Love
I Choose To Serve

Monday, April 17, 2017

DISTRICT CALL OUT - Immaculate Heart Radio ELEVATE Conference closing Mass with Bishop Olmsted. SAT April 22, 6:30 PM

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for the Immaculate Heart Radio ELEVATE Conference closing Mass with Bishop Olmsted.  This will be the first time this nationwide event is being held outside of California.

WHEN:  Saturday April 22, 20176:30 PM

WHERE:St. Paul's parish: 330 West Coral Gables Dr, Phoenix AZ 85023. 

Muster:   5:45 PM
 
Vivat Jesus!

Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
I Will Choose Christ
I Will Choose Love
I Choose To Serve