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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, October 26, 2014

Callout - Nov 1-2 - Central

Sir Knights, especially those in the East Valley, Please see the information below and see if your honor guard can assist at the dedication.  The dedication starts with Bishop Olmsted with an 8:30am Mass on Saturday, November 1.  Assemble at 7:45am.
Here is the information on the Nov 1 dedication at St. Tim’s in Mesa for a Phoenix or East Valley Call Out. Bishop Olmsted will be the celebrant at the 8:30AM Mass. Assembly 3029 is asking for support to guard the relics on Saturday and Sunday. The sign up web link is listed below. The Color Corp Commander is Al Teran Home: 480-883-8862. He is cc’d on this email. He has more information on this.


Please sign up online for the Reliquarium Dedication on the weekend of Saturday Nov 1st and Sunday Nov 2nd. On Saturday we would need to schedule a Guard Knight every Half Hour starting at 10am and going until 5pm; and Sunday after the 8am, 10am, and 12pm masses for 1 hour each.  No swords but regalia is required and if the Knight does not have Regalia but does have a Tux we can work with them for the Regalia during the Guarding.


Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker
State Deputy

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CALLOUT - 11/2 - CENTRAL

DIOCESE OF PHOENIX 4th Annual Veterans Mass THE “RED, WHITE & BLUE MASS” 
 
Please join  Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted at  All Saints Catholic Parish 1534 N. Recker Rd. Mesa, AZ  85205 Sunday, November  2nd, 2014 at 11 a.m. Reception to Follow.
 
We need a really strong turnout for this event as we pray tribute to our Veterans and Reserve, Guard & Active Duty Servicemen and Servicewomen.
 
Assemble at 10:15am.
 
SK Kevin McCarthy, FDD, PGK, PFN
State Program Director
District Marshal - Central
Arizona Knights of Columbus
Home: (480) 834-6305
Mobile: (602) 684-8125
Work: (480) 505-8302
http://www.azknightsofcolumbus.com
http://www.azfourthdegree.org

I Will Chose Christ
I Will Chose Love
I Chose To Serve

CALLOUT - Diaconate 11/8 - CENTRAL

Callout - Ordination to the Diaconate Diocese of Phoenix - 11/8/14
SS Simon & Jude Cathedral 10:00am
Assemble at 9:15am
 
SK Kevin McCarthy, FDD, PGK, PFN
State Program Director
District Marshal - Central
Arizona Knights of Columbus
Home: (480) 834-6305
Mobile: (602) 684-8125
Work: (480) 505-8302
http://www.azknightsofcolumbus.com
http://www.azfourthdegree.org

I Will Chose Christ
I Will Chose Love
I Chose To Serve

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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CALLOUT - AZ Rosary Celebration - Central

Arizona Rosary Celebration – Phoenix
Location: Phoenix Civic Center South Pavilion
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Assemble:  12:30PM
We need a great turnout for this major event! Encourage all of your Honor Guard to participate.
Please be sure your regalia is sharp and capes is pressed.
SK Kevin McCarthy, FDD, PGK, PFN
State Program Director
District Marshal - Central
Arizona Knights of Columbus
Home: (480) 834-6305
Mobile: (602) 684-8125
Work: (480) 505-8302
http://www.azknightsofcolumbus.com
http://www.azfourthdegree.org

I Will Chose Christ
I Will Chose Love
I Chose To Serve

Monday, September 15, 2014

Callout - SS Simon and Jude - Central

Opening Mass for the Year of the Consecrated Life
Location: SS Simon & Jude Cathedral
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time: 9:00AM Mass
Assemble: 8:15AM
Bishop Olmsted, Celebrant
SK Kevin McCarthy, FDD, PGK, PFN
State Program Director
District Marshal - Central
Arizona Knights of Columbus
Home: (480) 834-6305
Mobile: (602) 684-8125
Work: (480) 505-8302
http://www.azknightsofcolumbus.com
http://www.azfourthdegree.org

I Will Chose Christ
I Will Chose Love
I Chose To Serve

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.