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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




Saturday, March 25, 2017

District Call Out - 2017 Chrism Mass, The Mass of Oils and Priestly Commitment on Monday evening, April 10th at 7:00 PM.

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for the 2017 Chrism Mass, The Mass of Oils and Priestly Commitment on  Monday evening, April 10th at 7:00 PM.  I believe the celebrant will be our Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted.  Please come out and support all of the priests of our Diocese!

When: 7:00 PM, Monday April 10th.

Where:  SS. Simon and Jude Cathedral6351 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017

Muster:  6:15 PM in the Bridal Room.


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

East Valley Call Out - Queen of Heaven Memorial Day Mass, May 29th 7:15 AM Muster

Sir Knights

 

We have been asked to turn out for the annual Memorial Day Mass at Queen of Heaven, May 29th 8:00am. Assembly is at 7:15am. Mass will be followed by the flag ceremony with the Boy Scouts. Please put this on your schedule.

 

Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home & Cemetery

1562 E Baseline Road

Mesa, AZ 85204

 

Vivat Jesus

 

Dominic Conn, FS, PGK

Fr Severin Westhoff Council 6627

Co-Color Corp Commander, PFN

San Xavier Del Bac Assembly 14




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

EAST VALLEY CALL OUT, - AHWATUKEE EASTER PARADE APRIL 15TH


Sir Knights

 

The Parade route is north on 48th St. for about one mile from Warner Road to Elliot Road.  Assembly line-up by 9:00 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. parade start.

 

Please RSVP as I need commitments so I know how many flags we will be carrying. Knights assigned to flags will not carry swords.

 

The Knights on Bikes are invited to join us as well as any 4th Degree Knight without regalia can follow behind the color guard.

 

 

Dominic Conn, FS, PGK

Fr Severin Westhoff Council 6627

Co-Color Corp Commander, PFN

San Xavier Del Bac Assembly 14



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, March 24, 2017

Easter Season Parish Participation

FNs and CCCs,

If you haven't already, please touch base with your Parishes and ask what type of participation they would like from your Assembly. If they have no plans, offer your Honor Guard.  If there are no plans, we ALWAYS need participation at the Cathedral.  

I will give a $50 Gift to the Assembly with the most Sir Knights at their Parish Call Out. Send me a picture to prove it.  Better yet post the picture on our State 4th Degree webpage.  Every one should post their Assembly's picture this year!

I will also give a $50 Gift to the Assembly with the most Sir Knights that participate at the Cathedral Easter Mass.  Show up and let the Marshal know where you are from.
Please get your call outs issued.  

This and Midnight Mass are the two most attended events of the year at most parishes.  We are the "Visible" part of our Order and of the Catholic Church.  What better way to recruit than to be seen!

Please copy the District Master and the Marshals with your call outs.  

Have a most Blessed Lent!

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

East Valley Call Out, Tuesday April 6th Operation Welcome Home Gilbert 5:30 PM

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue an East Valley Call Out for the Operation Welcome Home Ceremony on Tuesday April 6th at 5:30 PM.   

The Fourth Degree participates by forming an "Arch of Swords" at the beginning and then forms a corridor to the 9-11 Memorial.  We have done this several times in the past with members of Fr. Stephen Adrian Assembly #2736, Vincent Paul Curcio Assembly #3327 and St. Timothy Assembly #3029 participating.    

When: 5:30 PM, Tuesday April 6th.

Where:  Town of Gilbert, 50 E. Civic Center Drive (south of Elliott on Gilbert Road).

Muster:  5:00 PM.

Please see the Operation Welcome Home ceremony flyer attached.


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


Monday, March 6, 2017

Prayer request for Katherine Strube

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I pass on this request for prayers from our brother, Sir Knight Bill Strube:

Worthy District Master,

I usually don't do this, but I need all the prayers I can get. I am asking that you ask the Fourth Degree to say prayers for my wife Kathrine. 

She has been in and out of the hospital for the last two months. Two weeks ago she was admitted to Mercy Gilbert for muscle weakness in her lower body. They did all types of tests and everything came back normal. She was discharged to a skilled nursing facility and spent five days there. They said she was okay to go home. 

This morning she had to go to the hospital again. She wasn't eating, drinking or communicating with us. 

The doctors have not found out what is going on and I need all the prayers I can get to help my wife get better to get home. 

SK Bill Strube 

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

REMINDER! District Call Out for Mass of Healing and Reconciliation for Survivors of Abuse on March 7th at 5:30 PM. Bishop Olmsted is to be the celebrant

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

THIS IS A REMINDER FOR TOMORROW!

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for the  Mass of Healingand Reconciliation for Survivors of Abuse on Tuesday evening, March 7th.  Bishop Olmsted will be the celebrant at the 5:30 Mass at St. Gregory Parish. 

When: 5:30 PM, Tuesday March 7th.

Where:  St Gregory Parish, 19th Avenue and Osborn Road, Phoenix.

Muster:  5:00 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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Information on the St Patrick's Day Parade next Saturday, March 11th

Worthy Sir Knights,

Here is all of the information that you need in order to participate next Saturday morning in the St Patrick's Day Parade.

We will have the Color Guard from Fr. Adrian Assembly #2736 supplying the Color Guard.
Sir Knight George Florentine is providing use of his vintage firetruck for our use.  If you cannot march, RIDE!
We have invited the Knights on Bikes to join us once again.

Please come out and help us show the Colors!

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


2017 PHOENIX ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

        ENTRY NOTIFICATION

       Saturday, March 11th, 2017

         HONORARY DIVISION

 

 

This is to notify you of your Parade entry's position in the Parade. 

 

The entry for: Knights of Columbus Color Guard will be in the HONORARY Division.

 

Your Parade position will be Number  5 and staging will be on 3rd St. from Sheridan to Ashland, Center lane.   

*The Color Guard should be the 4th entry in the line-up in the Center lane, behind the Counties ofIreland flags.

 

Please pick up your entry number at the Northwest Corner of 3rd Street and Sheridan, as soon as you arrive. 

Please be in position by 9:00 am. *The Parade starts at 10:00 AM Sharp!!

 

The Parade Committee will have people to direct you to your entry's starting position.

 

If you have any Questions: Call John Corcoran (602) 558-6198 (parade morning).

E-Mail:  PhxSt.PatricksParade@cox.net

 

Please remember the rule of not throwing anything from the entries, particularly Candy, which would entice the children to run into the streets!

 

Thank you for your participation, and we ask you to help us have a great St Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Faire.

 

The Police Department has asked you to follow these directions:

Please enter the Parade Route as follows:

 

*Honorary Division:  Enter onto 3rd Street from Thomas/Virginia Road at 3rd Street. 

 

Please "Stage" your entry between Sheridan and Ashland in the Center lane of 3rd  Street. *4th Entry in line-up.  

 

There is to be no "personal" parking in the staging areas.  There is a parking lot adjacent to Monterey Park and Sheridan St. (2323 N. 3rd St.) and another lot at 1850 N. Central (Central and Palm Lane), please park in either of these two lots.  Thank you!

 

Announcers will be at Maricopa County Bar Association at 3rd Street and Palm Lane.

 

There will be a FREE Shuttle from 9 AM until 6 PM, To and From the Irish Faire from the parking garage at 1850 N. Central Avenue. (West side of Central Ave & Palm Lane).  

 

                                                                                 Come out and support ALL things Irish!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

District Call Out for Mass of Healing and Reconciliation for Survivors of Abuse on March 7th at 5:30 PM. Bishop Olmsted is to be the celebrant.

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for the  Mass of Healing and Reconciliation for Survivors of Abuse on Tuesday evening, March 7th.  Bishop Olmsted will be the celebrant at the 5:30 Mass at St. Gregory Parish. 

When: 5:30 PM, Tuesday March 7th.

Where:  St Gregory Parish, 19th Avenue and Osborn Road, Phoenix.

Muster:  5:00 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