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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

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Fourth Degree Exemplification - Jan 7 2017

Sir Knights and Brothers All,
The next Fourth Degree Exemplification will take place on January 7th, 2017 at the Doubletree Hilton Reid Park Tucson.


Worthy District Deputies, Grand Knights, Faithful Navigators, Financial Secretaries, and Faithful Comptrollers,

Attached is the form for the upcoming Fourth Degree Exemplification in Phoenix. The next Fourth Degree Exemplification will take place January 6-7, 2017 at the Doubletree Reid Park in Tucson. 
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 Fr. Anthony Rey Assembly #3617 with the Class Honoree Sir Knight Paul Ketchum. 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

Jim Walsh
4th Degree Registration Chairman
azfourthdegree@gmail.com 


Ray Obral
Host Assembly Chairman
Fr Anthony Rey Assembly #3617



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bishop Neal J. Buckon Visiting Arizona.

CONFIRMATION AND VISITATION SCHEDULE of Bishop Neal J. Buckon, Episcopal Vicar for the Western Half of the United States will  be in Arizona on the following dates:
12 JAN Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ  
13 JAN MCAS Yuma, AZ 
14-15 JAN Davis-Monthan AFB (​Weekend​) 16 JAN 
17 JAN Drive to Sierra Vista, AZ 
18 JAN Fort Huachuca 
21-22 JAN Luke AFB, AZ (​Weekend​) 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

EAST VALLEY CALL OUT NEXT SATURDAY EVENING DEC. 10th, Carefree Christmas Light Parade

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue an East Valley Call Out for the City of Carefree Christmas Festival and Light Parade next Saturday evening.  Please wear regalia.  Please read all of the information below.  It sounds like a really fun ev

Where: Assemble at Easy Street and Nonchalant Street in Carefree. We are #3 in line in the parade.  Look for the vintage fire truck with our K of C banner (see picture below) .

When: Next Saturday evening, December 10th, 

Muster: 5:00 PM ( the Firetruck will be there at 4:30 PM).   Parade will last from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  Since we are almost first we will be done quickly.

Watch the weather reports.  I have worn thermals under my tuxedo in years past in other parades and been very comfortable.

If you have any questions, please contact SK George Florentine at georgeaf@centurylink.net


The Knights are #3 in line, same as last year. The Mayor will NOT be riding on the Fire Truck. He has his own vehicle. 

We can carry Knights, etc., that are not going to march. Let me know who. 


Christmas Light Parade General Information

Event Date: December 10, 2016

Event Start Line-Up:  4:30pm

 

 If you are participating in the parade you must arrive to your assigned spot by 4:30 pm on Saturday( Fire Truck, all others at 5:00 P.M.)  Due to road closures, traffic and parking restrictions we need you in place early.  Judging will take place prior to the parade start.  If you wish to be judged your entry must be in place by 4:30. No exceptions!

There is extremely limited parking.  All parade entries will receive a limited amount of parking passes.  Carpooling is greatly encouraged.  Due to road closures and the safety of all parade participants If you are riding on a float you will not be able to enter any part of the parade staging area with a passenger vehicle of any kind.  Be prepared to find a parking spot elsewhere, walk to the staging area and be ready to go by 4:30pm.

Parade Route and Map

1.     Attached is a map for the parade route and staging area. Please print this map in color so that you can see where you need to be.

2.     All Parade marshals wearing easily identifiable vests and carrying flashlights will be on site to answer questions and assist you. They will direct you as the parade begins to move.

3.     The parade route moves from the line up area onto Easy Street and around to the Sundial. All participants will exit onto Sunshine Way and then east only(right) onto Cave Creek Rd.  Walking groups can return from there to the parking lot line up area to rejoin parents and drop off vehicles. Floats will proceed east bound on Cave Creek Rd then disperse. If you wish to park your float, continue along Cave Creek Rd to Bloody Basin, turn right. Proceed to Nonchalant; turn right to park along the original line up area.

The parade will begin at 6 pm and will take approximate ONE Hour



We will need Sir Knights in Regalia for the Color Guard and Honor Guard for the Light Parade. 
All Knights are asked to participate in the Parade or bring their families to watch.

MUSTER for the Honor Guard is 5:00 P.M.  I should be there around 4-4:30 P.M.

SSSaturday December 10th

10:00am – 11:00am ADAGE DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS: Jingle Bells Jingle Bells, Dancing all the Way
11:15am – 12:45pm DESERT FOOTHILLS THEATER PRESENTS: Medley of Theater Performances
1:00pm – 1:45pm DESERT FOOTHILLS LIBRARY PRESENTS: Story time with Mrs. Claus
2:00pm – 3:30pm SING SLEIGH BELLS RING! Christmas Concert featuring talented young local singers, produced by Kevin Glenn
3:30pm – 4.30PM DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PRESENTS: Live Nativity and Sing Along

 

6PM ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE

Holiday Fireworks after the Parade


Fwd: Special call out for Glendale Christmas Parade on December 10th, 2016

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a West Valley Call Out for the City of Glendale Christmas Parade next Saturday morning.  Please wear regalia.

Where:  Next to the Glendale Fire Station at 55th Avenue and Lamar.

When: Next Saturday morning, December 10th.

Muster: 9:00 AM.  Parade will last from 10:30 -11:00 AM.

Watch the weather reports.  I have worn thermals under my tuxedo in years past and been very comfortable.

If you have any questions, please call SK Joe Andreano at 623-570-0332.

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, November 20, 2016

CALL OUT - December 3rd AZ State Council Mid Year Meeting 5:00 PM Mass at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Chandler.

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a Call Out for the AZ State Council Mid Year Meeting Mass at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Chandler.  Mass will be at 5:00 PM.  

Where:  St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 3450 West Ray Road, Chandler, AZ  85226.

When: Saturday December 3rd

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WEST VALLEY CALL OUT NOV 23rd 10:00 AM for Vince LaPaglia PGK Services

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a West Valley Call Out for the November 23rd services for Vince LaPaglia, PGK, Council 3855 who went to the Lord on Monday.  Services are as follows:

 

Nov 23, 2016


10:00 am to 11:00 am Visitation 


11:00 am 4th Degree, Chalice Ceremony 

Chapel of the Chimes

7924 North 59th Ave

Glendale, AZ


A Celebration of Life to follow the ceremony at Fray Garces Columbian Hall (Formerly 3855 council hall)..

 

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 Nov. 23rd - Mass to dedicate the altar and bless the courtyard at Christ the King Parish in Mesa

FYI, MUSTER IS NOW  AT  5:45.

In the bulletin of Christ the King, on November 23, 2016 the Mass will be at 6:30 pm NOT @ 6:00 P.M. 

There will be the dedication of the NEW Altar,  the Blessing of the new Courtyard (watch your step there are small bricks not regular concrete walkway) and the 7th Anniversary of the St. Peregrine Cancer Shrine.  There will be a Reception to follow.

Subject: EAST VALLEY CALL OUT Nov. 23rd - Mass to dedicate the altar and bless the courtyard at Christ the King Parish in Mesa

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a Call Out for the November 23rd Mass to dedicate the altar and bless the courtyard at Christ the King Parish in Mesa.  Bishop Olmsted will be the celebrant.  Please turn out in support of our Bishop.

When: Wednesday November 23rd at 6:00 PM Mass.

Where:  Christ the King Parish, 1551 E. Dana Ave., Mesa AZ

Muster: 5:45 PM.


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, November 11, 2016

EAST VALLEY CALL OUT Nov. 23rd - Mass to dedicate the altar and bless the courtyard at Christ the King Parish in Mesa

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue a Call Out for the November 23rd Mass to dedicate the altar and bless the courtyard at Christ the King Parish in Mesa.  Bishop Olmsted will be the celebrant.  Please turn out in support of our Bishop.

When: Wednesday November 23rd at 6:00 PM Mass.

Where:  Christ the King Parish, 1551 E. Dana Ave., Mesa AZ

Muster: 5:30 PM.

Vivet 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, November 10, 2016

Veterans Day 2016

Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you're looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like to contribute in a way that's meaningful for veterans everywhere, here's a list of suggestions to start you off.

1. Show Up:
Attend a Veterans Day event in your area -- not just a picnic with friends but an honest-to-goodness parade or service for veterans. Roy Rogers said, "We can't all be heroes; someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." Veterans Day is a great opportunity to do just that.
2. Donate:
There are a plethora of wonderful organizations who offer all manner of support, services and appreciation for our service members. To get a few ideas for donations, you can check out this page:
3. Fly a flag - correctly
Veterans Day is a great opportunity to fly the flag! Just make sure you're observing the proper rules for display. Not sure exactly what those are? Check out this guide to the flag link:
4. Ask someone about their service:
It seems like we all know someone who has served and Veterans Day is a great time to ask them about their service. Some questions to get started are: What did you do in the military? How long did you serve? What was your favorite moment in all your time in the service? Did anyone else in your family serve? Why did you choose to go into the service branch you did? Do not ask if they've killed anyone and should your veteran be a combat vet who is either unwilling to share or plainly states what they went through, be supportive without being intrusive. Sometimes you don't have to say anything, just listen and give them your full attention.
5. Write:
If you know a veteran, write a simple postcard or e-card that recognizes them on Veterans Day. If you don't know a veteran, look up the closest military installation and send one there. Small acts of recognizing someone's service, even anonymously, are appreciated.
6. Don't Confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day:
Veterans Day is a time to thank those who are serving or have served and are still with us. Memorial Day is to reflect and remember those who lost their lives in service to their country. Confusing the two or combining the two diminishes the importance of both.
7. Visit a VA Hospital:
Find out what the policies are at your nearest VA hospital for interacting with patients or volunteering, and spend the day with a veteran. Many VA facilities will have events on Veterans Day or a special lunch you can help prepare. Even if you never interact with a veteran, helping at a facility is a way to give back.
8. Get Outdoors with a Veteran:
Invite a veteran or a military family to explore a national park -- admission is free for all visitors on Veterans Day. Being outside helps improve physical and mental health, boosts emotional well-being, and is a great way to celebrate the day with a veteran


Bryant R. Sayers, PSD
AZ District Master

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

EAST VALLEY CALL OUT - NOV 20th Retirement Mass for Fr. Doug Lorig, St Maria Goretti Parish, Scottsdale 9am

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs,State Officers,  FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue an East Valley Call Out for the November 20th,  9:00  AM Retirement Mass for Fr. Doug Lorig.  

WHEN:  November 20th at 9:00 AM.


WHERE: St Maria Goretti Catholic Church is located at 6261 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ.

It is located just West of Loop 101 and just North of McDonald Drive.


MUSTER:  8:30 AM


ATTENTION ALL COLOR CORPS COMMANDERS!  Please copy the Marshals when you issue the Call Out to your Assembly.

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