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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

Friday, February 17, 2017

East Valley Call Out - Honor Guard requested for Installation Mass of Msgr Bui at Holy Spirit Sunday March 5th, Bishop Olmsted to Officiate.

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue an East Valley Call out for  Msgr Bui's  Pastor Installation Mass at Holy Spirit Parish.  Bishop Olmsted will be the celebrant on Sunday March 5th at the 11:00 Mass.

WHERE:  Holy Spirit Church, 1800 E. Libra Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

WHEN:  Mass will be at 11:00 AM

MUSTER:  Assembly will be at 10:15 AM

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, February 15, 2017

DISTRICT CALL OUT FOR THE VISITATION AND FUNERAL FOR FATHER JOE McGAFFIN OF St ELIZABETH SETON THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. MASS CELEBRANT IS BISHOP THOMAS J. OLMSTED

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for the visitation and funeral for Father Joe McGaffin.  Father Joe was a Fourth Degree Sir Knight and Chaplain of Msgr. Irvin Lampe Assembly # 1673.  
Arrangements are as follows: 

Visitation: 
WHEN:  Thursday (tomorrow) afternoon at St Elizabeth Seton Church in Sun City.  The Viewing will be from 3-5 PM. Rosary and Vigil will be from 5-7 PM.
WHERE:  St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9728 Palmeras Drive, Sun City.  It is directly north of the intersection of 98th Ave. and Bell Rd.
MUSTER: 2:30 PM for the Viewing.  The church will be open all night with the Knights of Council 12144 providing guard.

Funeral Mass is to be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted 

WHEN:  The funeral will be held at 10 A.M. Friday at St. Elizabeth Seton Church.  The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. 
WHERE: St. Elizabeth  Seton Church is located at 9728 Palmeras Dr. Sun City. It is directly north of the intersection of 98th Ave. and Bell Rd.
MUSTER: 9:30 AM in Regalia.  Msgr. Irvin Lampe Assembly # 1673 has requested assistance to provide a proper Honor Guard for Father Joe.  

If you are available, please attend.


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, February 13, 2017

Call Out for the 2017 St Patrick's day Parade on Saturday March 11th, at 10:00 AM

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for the 2017 St Patrick's day Parade on Saturday March 11th.

When: 10:00 AM, Saturday March 11th.

Where:  The staging are is on 3rd Street from Virginia to Sheridan.  Since we are typically towards the very beginning of the parade, look for our spot very close to the front.  All entries (except floats, see below) must be at their designated area and report to their division leader no later than 9:00 a.m., the morning of the parade.



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, January 18, 2017

CORRECTION! January 22nd 9:00 AM Mass for the Unborn with Bishop Olmsted

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,


Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for the 9:00 AM Mass at Sts Simon and Jude Cathedral for Mass with the Unborn, celebrated by Bishop Olmsted.  Muster is at 8:30 am.

Unfortunately, I pulled up last years event and march.  Sorry for the confusion.
 
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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fwd: District Call out for 2017 Diocesan Men’s Conference Vigil Mass, Xavier College Prep

  1. Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Sorry for omitting that this event is on February 4th

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


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steven Pettit <thestevenpettit@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 4:08 PM
Subject: RE: District Call out for 2017 Diocesan Men's Conference Vigil Mass, Xavier College Prep
To: Rick Garrison <kofcrick@q.com>, * AZ State <azknights@q.com>
Cc: Michael Paz <sirknightmichaelpaz@gmail.com>


Just a small edit… the conference is on February 4th.

 

Thank you for getting this out so quickly.

 

Steven Pettit

  

P: 602.510.7507

 

From: rick@way2fastloans.com [mailto:rick@way2fastloans.com] On Behalf Of Rick Garrison
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:11 PM
To: * AZ State
Subject: District Call out for 2017 Diocesan Men's Conference Vigil Mass, Xavier College Prep

 

Sir Knights,

 

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call out for the 2017 Diocesan Men's Conference Vigil Mass to be held at Xavier College Prep on Saturday, February  2-4, 2017. Bishop Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Nevares will be presiding and at least 12 members of the State K of C Leadership will be in attendance.

 

Muster would need to be at around 2:30 p.m, with Mass beginning around 3:45-4:15.p.m. We have already reserved space for the Sir Knights to assemble in the offices of Founders Hall located on Campus.

 

If any of the Sir Knights have tickets and will be attending the conference they may contact me for parking and location to stow their gear when they arrive in the morning. Any Sir Knights who will be arriving for muster should also contact me for directions on how to enter campus and where they will park and prepare.

 

Please let me know if there are additional questions.

 

Vivat Jesus!
Steven Pettit  Phone: 602.510.7507

 

Vivat Jesus!
Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
SirKnightMichaelPaz@gmail.com

 


West Side Call Out for Eretrian Catholic Mass, Bishop Hagos will lead the Mass. Fri.. Jan. 20th 2017 St. Louis the King Church

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

 

 

Our Worthy District Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I send out a West Side  Call Out to provide an Honor Guard for Bishop Hagos who will be celebrating  an Eritrean Catholic Mass at StLouis the King Church on Friday, Jan. 20th 2017 at St Louis the King Parish.


When:  January 20, 2017, 6:00 Mass


Where:    StLouis the King Church
               4331 W. Maryland Ave.
               Glendale Az.

Muster:  5:30 pm.  Joe Andreano and Greg Mattingly will be in charge of the event.

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 Out to support the U.S. Military Bishop Buckon, Jan 22 at Luke AFB, 8:00 AM Mass

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

 

 

Our Worthy District Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I send out a District Call Out in support the U.S. Military Bishop Buckon, Jan 22 at Luke AFB, 8:00 AM Mass.

 

CCCs, PLEAS COPY ME ON YOUR CALL OUT TO YOUR ASSEMBLY!

 

This Call Out requires a commitment up front as we must provide your name and an AZ DL# so you can be allowed upon the Base.  Please send me your information and I will compile and forward by next WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH.


Also, please remind me if you are planning to attend.

 

WHEN:  Mass is at 8:00 AM.
WHERE:  Luke Community Chapel, Go to Front Gate and you will be directed. Front GAte is at Cross streets og Glendale Road and Litchfield Road.
MUSTER:  Muster will be at 7:30 AM.  Please come early as you must be vetted at the gate.  
The Security Guards will need to do a quick background check. 

 

 


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

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 OUT FOR 8:00 am MASS @ CATHEDRAL WITH BISHOP OLMSTED AND THEN 10:30 ARIZONA RALLY FOR LIFE AT THE CAESAR CHAVEZ PLAZA

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call Out for the 8:00 AM Mass at the Cathedral for Right to Life celebrated by Bishop Olmsted.  Muster is at 7:30 am.

AFTER THE MASS

The Arizona life Rally is to start at the Cesar Chavez Plaza on Washington Street between Second and Third Avenues.  Muster in regalia at 10:30 AM.

Arizona Life Rally to unite people of all faiths behind pro-life cause

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Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted leads pro-lifers in the Arizona for Life March and Rally in this undated file photo. (CATHOLIC SUN file photo)
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted leads pro-lifers in the Arizona for Life March and Rally in this undated file photo. (CATHOLIC SUN file photo)

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Arizona Life Rally
  • 10:30 a.m. — Gather at Cesar Chavez Plaza on Washington Street between Second and Third Avenues
  • 11:05 a.m. — Call to attention
  • 11:30 a.m. — March begins
  • 12:15 p.m. — Rally at Wesley Bolin Plaza

Check AZLifeRally.org for further details.

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Catholics and other people of faith, and some without, will be setting aside their differences for a common purpose Jan. 22, 2016 — the protection of all human life from the moment of conception.

The Arizona for Life March and Rally will process through downtown Phoenix at 11:30 a.m. that day — the 43rd anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the country — ending with a rally from 12:30-2 p.m.

"We we are not going to be standing on the things that separate us or divide us; we are going to all be standing in unity on the life issue because it does go back to our formation … being a well-formed person really starts with knowing the value of your life, and that crosses over any religious boundary," said Benta Clark, president of the Arizona Life Coalition, which is organizing the rally.

Gianna Jessen, who survived a saline abortion when she was born, will be the keynote speaker at the Arizona Life Rally. (Photo courtesy of ALC)
Gianna Jessen, who survived a saline abortion when she was born, will be the keynote speaker at the Arizona Life Rally. (Photo courtesy of ALC)

Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen will be the featured keynote speaker at the rally. She survived a failed saline abortion attempt when she was born in 1977. Jessen, who also has cerebral palsy, has since become a pro-life and disabilities rights activist. The 2011 film "October Baby" was loosely based on her life.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will also be among the keynote presenters at the rally.

Clark, who is an Evangelical Christian, said that the event has three main purposes: to inspire Arizonans that life matters; educate them; and activate pro-lifers to take action.

Mike Phelan, director of the Diocese of Phoenix Office of Marriage and Respect Life, noted the importance of Catholics attending the Arizona for Life March and Rally to bear public witness to the truth that life begins at conception. The need is especially important now, he added, in light of the undercover Center for Medical Progress videos released earlier this year exposing the practices of Planned Parenthood.

"Every pro-lifer has to ask the question, 'What am I willing to be part of? What am I willing to do now in order to stand for life in the face of very clear and revealed evil?'" said Phelan. "We're called to overcome evil with good, and gathering on this memorial day of Roe v. Wade is a movement toward building the good."

Jan. 22 is also designated as the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children" in dioceses throughout the U.S. According to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), that day "shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion" (373).

Faithful Catholics are called to observe the day through penitential practices such as fasting, giving alms, performing a corporal work of mercy, and/or participating in a holy hour. Attending the March and Rally helps fulfill this call of mercy.

With a hot-button topic such as abortion, it's possible that some participants may interact with pro-abortion advocates.

"As a follower of Christ it's impossible to live a life free from controversy and resistance, and that's part of any display of justice and love," Phelan advised. "I think a great response is to say without any sarcasm, 'I'm very glad that you were born and you could be here today. God has a beautiful plan for your life.'"

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 out for 2017 Diocesan Men’s Conference Vigil Mass, Xavier College Prep on Saturday 2/4. Bishop Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Nevares will be presiding

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a District Call out for the 2017 Diocesan Men's Conference Vigil Mass to be held at Xavier College Prep on Saturday 2/4. Bishop Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Nevares will be presiding and at least 12 members of the State K of C Leadership will be in attendance. 


 Muster would need to be at around 2:30pm, with Mass beginning around 3:45-4:15pm. We have already reserved space for the Sir Knights to assemble in the offices of Founders Hall located on Campus.


If any of the Sir Knights have tickets and will be attending the conference they may contact me for parking and location to stow their gear when they arrive in the morning. Any Sir Knights who will be arriving for muster should also contact me for directions on how to enter campus and where they will park and prepare.


 Please let me know if there are additional questions.

 Vivat Jesus!

Steven Pettit

  

P: 602.510.7507


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, January 16, 2017

Fourth Degree Exemplification Recap


 A Patriotic and Memorable Weekend, January 6th through the 8th, 2017
A Fourth or Patriotic Degree Exemplification was held in Tucson, AZ on January 7th, 2017.  This was the first Exemplification planned and presented by our New Worthy Arizona District Master, SK Bryant Sayers, PSD.  There were three Priests Candidates and sixty-four Third Degree Candidates that were exemplified by the John Kingsley Fourth Degree Team.  The Team performed the Ceremonial well, in their usual professional and proficient manner.  Approximately 100 Sir Knights witnessed the Exemplification.
There were two District Masters from the John H. Reddin Province. One is from the State of Utah, SK V J Simonelli, and one from the State of New Mexico, SK Richard Favela.  They attended the weekend festivities and witnessed the Ceremonial.  They appreciated attending this Exemplification and were impressed.  They both said that they will never forget this weekend.
There were many highlights at the Banquet.  Besides 67 New Sir Knights and their families attending the banquet, there were many guests and dignitaries.  Those in attendance were: Father John Hannigan, who was the Faithful Friar in the Ceremonial and celebrated Mass; the New Arizona District Master, SK Bryant Sayers, PSD, and his wife, Connie; the Vice Supreme Master for the John H. Reddin Province, SK Michael Kingman, PSD, and his wife, Marcella; the Former Supreme Master, SK Larry Costanzo, PSD, and his wife, Sandra; all the State Officers including our State Deputy, SK Sean Halpain and his wife, Brenda.  It was a very impressive showing of dignitaries.
The Host Assembly, The Father Anthony Rey Assembly No. 3617, which was chartered just last year, brought their own version of the POW/MIA Ceremonies to enhance the Banquet.  The first two ceremonies were the explanation of the ‘Battlefield-Cross’ and the POW/MIA Flag.  But the most powerful of all was the classic POW/MIA Table Ceremony.  To enhance this ceremony even more, it was performed by five Midshipmen from the University of Arizona, Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).  See the photo.  There precision was unequalled.  The narrator, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, SK Rick Riess, astounded everyone with his recitation.  Especially striking was what happened after the reading of the word, “REMEMBER” after each line of direction that was said to the Midshipmen or the explanation of an action.  An actual ships bell would ring out after SK Rick would say the word, “REMEMBER.”  The ships bell was rung by the youngest New Sir Knight exemplified on this day, SK William Barrett, IV.
The most impressive and emotional portion of the Banquet Program were the words spoken by our Class Honoree, Sir Knight Paul Kerchum.  Prior to the Banquet, SK Paul, sat quietly in the District Masters Hospitality Suite.  He talked to a few of us, but he was content just being there wearing his ‘Ex-Prisoner of War’ garrison cap.  His cap was adorned with many, many pins and had that well-worn but cherished appearance.  When he was asked how long his speech was going to be, he proudly and emphatically said thirty minutes and in the same breath, he said, “You want your money’s worth, don’t cha?”  What a character!  As he was talking all about; his gut wrenching military life as a Japanese POW during WWII, his twenty-one years after that, his Air Force retirement, his life after the military as a realtor, and his 67 years of marriage to his wife, Gloria, there was not a dry eye in the Banquet Room.  I looked at the almost 300 people in the Banquet Room, and every one of them were mesmerized by the words spoken by SK Paul.  I even saw the Hotel Food Servers listening to him and wiping away their tears.  SK Paul’s biography is at the end of this article.  And by the way, his speech lasted 34 unforgettable minutes.  
Per tradition at a Fourth or Patriotic Degree Exemplification Banquet, the Class Honoree, SK Paul Kerchum, was presented with a folded American Flag.  See the photo.
After the Banquet, I believe that everyone left with a warm feeling in their heart and proud sense of patriotism for our country, the United States of America!
There are many Brothers to thank and if I missed any, please let me know so I can rectify the problem.  Thanks goes out to members of the; Archbishop Daniel J. Gerke Assembly No. 0016, the St. Frances of Assisi Assembly No. 2058, the Msgr. James T. Weber Assembly No. 2152, the St. Alphonsus Assembly No. 3470, and to the Host Assembly, The Father Anthony Rey Assembly No. 3617.  Thanks to SK Jim Walsh, SK David Chapman, and our Worthy State Warden, SK Tom Kato for their assistance in the registration, Banquet Table scheduling, and the on-site working out the many registration and payment problems.  To SK Ken Schwartz for stepping up and producing the Program Book so cost effectively and on time.  All these brethren must be acknowledged for their assistance in making this Exemplification a great and memorable success!  But one final name must be spoken, Worthy Arizona District Master, SK Bryant Sayers.  For his part in producing his first Exemplification, SK Bryant was one cool, calm, and collected District Master!  One down Bryant and, at a minimum, seven more to go!
by SK Ray Obral, Faithful Captain, The Father Anthony Rey Assembly No. 3617.