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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

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Arizona District Masters

Arizona District Masters 1910-Present
1910-1913: Joseph M. Nealon
1914-1917: Robert E Morrison
1918-1923: George B Ryan
1923-1924: Joseph H. Morgan
1924-1928: John A Johnson
1928-1930: Rudolph Cepeda
1930-1932: Joseph E. Geare
1932-1935: William J. Burns
1935-1938: J.J. O'Dowd
1938-1940: Frank J. Duffy
1940-1943: William J. Burns
1943-1952: Dr. William J. Hillas
1952-1954: Frank Izard
1954-1956: Dr. William J. Hillas
1956-1964: Vidal D. Rivera
1964-1966: John F. Sheik
1966-1968: Edmund E. Caliendo
1968-1974: Timothy F. O'Sullivan
1974-1982: John H Cardellina
1982-1986 District 1: George P Pappas
1982-1986 District 2: George Andrea
1986-1989 District 1: John W Tobin
1986-1990 District 2: Edgar L Tessier
1990-1994: Robert A. Keisecker Sr.
1994-1998: Eugen F. Mialki
1998-2002: Gerarld L Fjetland
2002-2006: James L Maino
2006-2008: Armand J. Brooks
2008-2012: Michael Kingman
2012-Present: Robert E. Holsinger

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tucson Veterans Hospital

Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital

Patriotism is alive and well at the San Manual School System in part due to the efforts and leadership of Deb Mansager, a teacher in the system and wife of Drew Mansager, Southern Arizona District Marshal.  Deb organized a campaign in the system to collect comfort items and toiletries for the patients at the Tucson VA hospital and also for homeless veterans.  The students also hand wrote over 100 Christmas cards for the patients. I helped Drew deliver 11 boxes of donations to the hospital before Christmas.  It was a very pleasant task.  On behalf of the Knights of Columbus "Serving Those Who Served" program, the patients and homeless veterans, Thank You, Deb for instilling a sense of patriotism in our youth and for helping our veterans.  Thank you to the students in San Manuel for your dedication and support of our veterans.

Sincerely,

James Maino, FDM
Tucson VA Hospital, Knights of Columbus Representative


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Call Out Monday February 1st for the Closing Mass for the Year of Consecrated Life

Worthy Faithful Navigators and Color Corps Commanders,

Our Worthy District Master Robert Holsinger has requested that I issue the following Call Out to the District:

The Honor Guard of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree has been requested on Monday February 1st for the 6:00 PM Closing Mass for the Year of Consecrated Life at St. Mary's Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix Arizona.

As this Mass is at the Basilica, please observe the "No Sword" request.

Bishop Olmstead will be the Mass Celebrant.  Please muster by 5:30 PM


Fr. Fred Adamson is requesting the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepluchre, the Knights and Dames of Malta and the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus to be part of this Mass on Monday, 2/1/16 at 6pm at St. Mary’s Basilica.

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

Call Out January 22nd for Arizona for Life March & Rally 10:30AM - Cesar Chavez/Wesly Bolin Plaza

Worthy Faithful Navigators and Color Corps Commanders;

Our Worthy Master Bob Holsinger has requested that I issue a  Call Out for Friday, January 22nd at 10:30 AM  for the Arizona for Life March and Rally to be held at Cesar Chavez/Wesly Bolin Plaza.  

Muster will be at 9:45 AM.

Friday, January 22: Arizona for Life March & Rally 10:30AM -

Cesar Chavez Plaza/Wesley Bolin Plaza

201 E. Washington St.  


The Arizona Life Coalition (the "Choose Life" license plate organization) is inviting all committed pro-lifers to join thousands of others from a wide-variety of churches and organizations as we Celebrate, Educate and Activate toward strengthening the Culture of Life here in Arizona.   Featured speakers include Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Gianna Jessen, international speaker and personal survivor of an abortion procedure. This March and Rally will be high-energy and celebratory in tone and a powerful event for those you serve and lead for life.  Family friendly, balloons, t-shirts available, food trucks available, marching to work off the food from the food trucks in good New Year Resolution fashion, music and great speakers. Basic info and promotional materials can be found on this webpage:  www.azliferally.com

 

We hope to see you there!

 

In Christ,


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

Call Out - This Sunday, January 17: Mass for the Unborn with Bishop Olmsted


Worthy Faithful Navigators and Color Corps Commanders;

Our Worthy Master Bob Holsinger has requested that I issue a  Call Out for this Sunday January 17th at 9:00 AM  for the Mass for the Unborn to be held at the Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral.  

Muster will be at 8:15 AM.

 

Sunday, January 17: Mass for the Unborn with Bishop Olmsted  9:00AM 

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral  

6351 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017


Join us for the televised Mass celebrating  Sanctity of Life Sunday with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted as celebrant and homilist. All pregnant women are invited to receive the Blessing for a Child in the Womb at the end of Mass.      

Clarissa Quiring

Coordinator of Marriage and Respect Life

Diocese of Phoenix


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, January 8, 2016

January 2016 Fourth Degree Exemplification - Tucson



Worthy District Deputies, Grand Knights and Faithful Navigators,
The next Fourth Degree Exemplification will take place January 9, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tucson. 
Hotel Reservations can be made by clicking on the link below
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 Msgr. James T. Weber Assembly 2152 with the Class Honoree Sir Knight Armand Martin Ronstadt. 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: All 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!
Bob Holsinger
Arizona State District Master

Tom Kato 
4th Degree Registration Chairman


Pete Karculias
Host Assembly Chairman
Msgr. James T. Weber Assembly 2152


3rd Degree Candidate Instructions
  1. Form 4 - You must have a completed & approved Form 4 processed through your Assembly.  Contact your gaining Assembly’s Officers to ensure this has been done.
  2. Registration Form - Complete the registration information to include personal data including special dietary needs and accessibility (wheelchair or walker). 
    1. Your banquet meal, and only yours, is included in the Candidate Registration Fee ($70 for Candidates, $50 for Priest Candidates).
    2. Order Banquet meals for spouse & guests at $40 each. Fill in the number needed & subtotal.
    3. Order Ladies Luncheon Program tickets at $25.00 each. Fill in the number needed & subtotal.
    4. Order Friday night dinner ticket(s) at $18.00 each. Fill in the number needed & subtotal
    5. Order Shirts as requested Fill in size and number needed & subtotal
    6. Total all the charges and enter on the Grand Total Line.
  3. Payment
    1. If you are paying your Assembly and the Assembly will be sending payment on your behalf, you must make a copy of this completed form and give it to your Assembly. Enter ASSEMBLY WILL PAY in the block for Check Number on the original Registration Form sent to the Registration Chairman.
    2. If you are paying directly, make your check payable to District Master Knights of Columbus. Write the check number in the “Check Number” block. 
    3. Assemblies should pay all fees and lodging costs for their Priest Candidates!
  4. Mail - Mail your Form 4, the completed Registration Form, and check (if paying directly) as noted below.
    Tom Kato, Registration Chairman
    15020 S. 42nd St
    Phoenix, AZ 85044-3726
  1. Lodging - If needed, reserve hotel http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/T/TUSBTDT-KC0-20160104/index.jhtml
Sir Knight Instructions
  1. Registration Form - Complete the registration information to include personal data including special dietary needs and accessibility (wheelchair or walker). 
    1. Order Banquet meal for yourself at $40 if attending. 
    2. Order Banquet meals for spouse & guests at $40 each. Fill in the number needed & subtotal.
    3. Order Ladies Luncheon Program tickets at $25.00 each. Fill in the number needed & subtotal.
    4. Order Friday night dinner ticket(s) at $18.00 each. Fill in the number needed & subtotal
    5. Order Shirts as requested Fill in size and number needed & subtotal
    6. Total all the charges and enter on the Grand Total Line.
  2. Payment – ALL SIR KNIGHTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE $10 REGISTRATION FEE!
    1. If you are paying your Assembly and the Assembly will be sending payment on your behalf, you must make a copy of this completed form and give it to your Assembly. Enter ASSEMBLY WILL PAY in the block for Check Number on the original Registration Form sent to the Registration Chairman.
    2. If you are paying directly, make your check payable to District Master Knights of Columbus. Write the check number in the “Check Number” block. 
  3. Mail - Mail the completed Registration Form, and check (if paying directly) as noted below.
    Tom Kato, Registration Chairman
15020 S. 42nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85044-3726
  1. Lodging - If needed, reserve hotel directly http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/T/TUSBTDT-KC0-20160104/index.jhtml

Sunday, November 29, 2015

CALLOUT - Phoenix - Dec 12

Worthy Faithful Navigators and Color Corps Commanders,

Our Worthy District Master Robert Holsinger has requested that I issue this West Valley Call Out for the Glendale Hometown Parade.

On Sat. December 12th  the Knights have been asked to participate in the Glendale City  Parade. This event is in its 3rd year and shows our commitment to the community. It also supports our mission of keeping Christ in Christmas.
 
Call out time is 9:00 a.m. at 52nd Ave and Glendale Ave.

Participants can park in the lots along 52nd Drive in Glendale, or behind the businesses between 57th and 58th Drive. A shuttle then takes participants to the assembly area near 52nd. Ave.
The parade marches from 52nd Ave to 58th Drive at 11:00 a.m.

Vivat Jesus!

Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central  
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CCM Veterans’ Continued Healing Program - April 18

April 18, 2015:  CCM Veterans’ Continued Healing Program 
Province Offices; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Conference Room A
4423 N 24th St Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 · (602) 443-7100

9:00     Welcome, prayer, introductions (10 min.) – Fr. Bob

Introduction to Crosiers and Crosier Cross Ministries (emphasis on “touching suffering with hope”) (5 min.) - Elisabeth
Review of goals and expectations for this morning (5 min.) – Jim & Fr. Bob
·         participants to be touched and encouraged by Jesus’ walk
·         together to explore potential for veteran healing through CrossWalk
·         participants to offer feedback on future program
·         determine participants’ future participation and help with recruitment

Informal reaction from participants about their expectations for the day (5 mins.)

Break – 10 mins.

9:45   Inspirational talk:  What Christ has to offer the veteran (10 min.) – Fr. Bob
—the walk to Calvary and Resurrection
Experiencing the Way of Cross PowerPoint (10 min.) – Fr. Bob
Explanation of Paschal Mystery concept:  “He –We” paradoxes (5 min.) – Fr. Bob
Silent personal reflection on the list of 15 “paradoxes” (10 min.) – Fr. Bob

Sharing of reactions, needs and expectations of the day
Participants’ sharing of previous healing program experiences 
(30 mins. total) – Sheran & Jim  


Second experience of Way of Cross PowerPoint (10 min.) – Fr. Bob

Break – 10 mins.

11:15    Outline of envisioned CrossWalk program (10 min.) - Elisabeth
Shape, dates, time, place
Methodology of CrossWalk sessions (10 min.) – John S.
Participants review veteran-related questions for each Station (30 min.) – John S. & Fr. Bob
Commitments to future participation and recruitment (5 min.) - Tracy
Evaluation of morning’s experience (10 min.) - Elisabeth

Break – 10 mins.

12:15     Midday Prayer and lunch
1:00     Departure


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Arizona Standdown Maricopa County

On February 12th and 13th at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix the Arizona Standown will be conducted. For more information, click on the link below:

As Chairman of this event for the Arizona Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree I invite all Brother Knights and family members over 18 are welcome to join us. 
 
If you would like to take part please send me your names, council/assembly numbers and email address.  Please reply as soon as possible as we do not have much time to get organized. 
 
To see some of the volunteer jobs t which you may be assigned, go to:

The dress code Assembly/Council shirts and hats.  We want to be surewe are identified as the Knights of Columbus.

For more information or questions contact Armand Brooks, ajbrooks1@cox.net  or by mobile phone (623) 225-5102.
 
Armand Brooks
AZ State VA Support Chairman
 
Bob Holsinger                              
District Master
r_e_holsinger@msn.com            
 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Building the 4th Degree, through the First Degree

Brothers and Sir Knights,

I am proud to introduce a new program for ALL 4th Degree Sir Knights in Arizona called, “Building the 4th Degree, Through the 1st Degree.” Starting today, January 24, 2015, until June 30, 2015, all Sir Knights can qualify to participate in this new program if they truly believe in strengthening their assembly and the 4th Degree in Arizona. Please read the attached document on the details. Please share this with your assembly as soon as possible. District Master SK Bob Holsinger and I hope to present you with your special 4th Degree recognition at the 2015 State Convention!

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

Recruiter Flyer
Vivat Jesus!

SK Larry Becker