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Friday, August 25, 2017

Color Patches

NEW INFORMATION.  Please send out to your Assemblies.

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I communicate the information from the KOFC.ORG website "ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW FOURTH DEGREE UNIFORM" dated 8-14-17.

Again, when we get more information we will disseminate it.  



Point of order:  If your members have questions, send them to the Marshals.  They are sending out all information as it comes in.  Re-read the previous messages and FAQs.  Most of the questions we are getting have already been covered in emails and are posted on the State Website.



Color Patches for Beret

Gentlemen,

We recently have had a lot of questions concerning the color patch for the beret.  Please review the information below and feel free to forward this email to your assemblies.

We recently added a color patch to the uniform to distinguish rank.  This was included in the FAQ's listed on our website (www.kofc.org).  Please note:


    · We are currently working out the details on delivery of the patch to members.  

    · The patch will NOT be included with your new uniform from Knights Gear (www.knightsgear.com)

    · You cannot order the color patch yet.

    · The color patches WILL NOT BE SENT OUT FROM KNIGHTS GEAR.

    · The color patch will be sent with instructions directly from the Supreme Office when we have the details worked out.

    · Do not wait for the patch to order your uniform.

    · Please ask your assemblies to be patient,


      o We will let you know when the color patches are available.

      o We will let you know what the process will be to get the color patch.

      o No need to call or email with questions on the color patch.

Thank you,
Julie

Julie White
Admin. Assist. to the Supreme Master
Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510





Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
Supporting Life at Every Stage

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

West Valley Call Out, Aug 27 St Louis the King, Glendale. 9 am Mass with Bishop Nevares

West Valley Call Out.

St. Louis the King Church, 55th Anniversary celebration. 

Aux Bishop Nevares will be at mass, so maximum participation is needed. 

Show time: 9:00 am at St Louis the King Church, 4331 W Maryland Ave, Glendale, procession and blessing of new bell tower and then Mass. 

Muster at 8:30 am.

Celebration following Mass. 

Please make it a point to attend in regalia to support the event. 

Vivat Jesus!


Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
Supporting Life at Every Stage

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Re: East Valley Color Corps Commander Training session on Saturday, September 23rd at St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish Hall, 440 E Elliot Rd, Gilbert

I hope everyone understood that the Training on 9-23 has been canceled.  We are looking for a new date and an available venue in October.



Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
Supporting Life at Every Stage


On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 3:10 PM, Michael Paz <sirknightmichaelpaz@gmail.com> wrote:
Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,


Scheduling change!

Due to a Fourth Degree Exemplification scheduled on September 23rd in Nogales and and two Admissions Degree ceremonies and one Knighthood Degee ceremony also, We will be rescheduling the CCC Training class to a date that doesn't conflict with anything.

In the meantime, read the manuals.  Ask questions if you have them.  Read up on the new regalia changes.  Ask questions if you have them.  As soon as we have information, it is sent out.

Sorry for any confusion.

Vivat Jesus!

Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
Supporting Life at Every Stage




EAST VALLEY CALL OUT for S/K Tyrone Ball, Rosary 8-27 & Funeral Mass 8-28

Worthy Faithful Navigators and Color Corps Commanders in the East Valley,

Our Worthy District Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I issue an East Valley Call Out for the Rosary/Chalice Ceremony 8-27and the Funeral Mass 8-28 for S/K Tyrone Ball, a member of Fr. Novatus Assembly 23.

ROSARY & CHALICE CEREMONY 

WHEN: Sunday August 27, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
WHERE:  Messinger Mortuary 7601 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
MUSTER: 4:30 pm

FUNERAL MASS

WHEN:   Monday August 28th with visitation from 9:30 am until 10 am.  MAas at 10:00 am.
WHERE:  St. Daniel the Prophet, 1030 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 
MUSTER: 9:15am

Burial will be at the the National Cemetery at 12:30 pm and a reception in the St Daniel's Social Hall at 2 pm.


Vivat Jesus!

Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
Supporting Life at Every Stage

Re: East Valley Color Corps Commander Training session on Saturday, September 23rd at St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish Hall, 440 E Elliot Rd, Gilbert

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,


Scheduling change!

Due to a Fourth Degree Exemplification scheduled on September 23rd in Nogales and and two Admissions Degree ceremonies and one Knighthood Degee ceremony also, We will be rescheduling the CCC Training class to a date that doesn't conflict with anything.

In the meantime, read the manuals.  Ask questions if you have them.  Read up on the new regalia changes.  Ask questions if you have them.  As soon as we have information, it is sent out.

Sorry for any confusion.

Vivat Jesus!

Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
Supporting Life at Every Stage



East Valley Color Corps Commander Training session on Saturday, September 23rd at St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish Hall, 440 E Elliot Rd, Gilbert

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that the District Marshals hold an East Valley Color Corps Commander Training session on Saturday, September 23rd.  If you are not East Valley, we are planning for a West Valley in October/early November.  You are welcome to attend both if you want.  

We will be covering the Order of the Sword, In-Church movements, New Uniforms and have a time for open discussion.

NOTES
NOTE # 1.  I understand that there have been changes in CCCs as the new Fraternal year has begun.  I do NOT HAVE an updated Assembly list as not all assemblies have submitted theirs to date.  If you receive this and you are no longer the FN or CCC.  Please, forward the email onto the CURRENT FN and CCC.  cc' me.  This goes for all correspondence that you receive from me.

NOTE #2.  All correspondence to and from needs to be as such in the salutation:  

"Worthy Sir Knight Steve"
"Worthy Faithful Navigator Jim"
"Worthy Color Corps Commander Bill"
"Worthy District Marshal Michael"
"Worthy District Master Bryant"
"Worthy Vice Supreme Master Michael", etc.

TRAINING:
The training will be held on Saturday morning, September 23rd at St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish Hall in Gilbert.  Please be there at 8:00 so that we might start at 8:30 AM SHARP! We have a lot to cover and need to be out of the hall by 11 am.  We have to be out of the church by 2:00.

Dress is Business Casual.  Suggestion of slacks and assembly shirt.  

Please RSVP so that we have an idea as to how many will be attending.  Lunch will be provided.

What to bring:  
1.  Print your own copy (I have attached all the files) of the Color Corps Drill Manual (808), Color Corps Protocol - Order of the Sword, and the Competition Guide .  Bring your copy of the Color Corps Drill Manual

2.  Bring your sword, baldric, gloves, chapeau, dress shoes and your cape.

WHEN:  September 23rd, 8:00 AM until 2:00 pm (we have the hall until 11:00 am, then the Church until 2:00).

WHERE:  St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish Hall440 E Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Muster:   8:00 AM, Start at 8:30 SHARP!

Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
Supporting Life at Every Stage

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Where to buy the new Fourth Degree Uniform

http://www.knightsgear.com/

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

The above link to Knights Gear can also be found at www.kofc.org.  Please forward to your assembly.

Vivat Jesus!


Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
Supporting Life at Every Stage

Monday, August 14, 2017

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW FOURTH DEGREE UNIFORM 8/14/2017

Worthy VSM, FSM, PMFDs, FNs and CCCs,

Our Worthy Master Bryant Sayers has requested that I communicate the information from the KOFC.ORG website "ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW FOURTH DEGREE UNIFORM" dated 8-14-17.

Again, when we get more information we will disseminate it.  


Earlier this month, the Knights of Columbus board of directors unanimously voted to adopt a new uniform for the Fourth Degree. The decision was made with the good of the entire Order in mind. While we understand that some members may prefer the old regalia, the supreme master and vice supreme masters urge all Fourth Degree members to put the good of the Order before any personal preference.

The board decided to make this move based on the following factors:

  • the aging of our Fourth Degree membership
  • the slow growth of the Fourth Degree (fewer than 20 percent of Knights are Fourth Degree members, and only a fraction of that number even serve as honor guards)
  • consistent reports that the old regalia presented a barrier to Fourth Degree membership, especially among younger men

The following FAQ should answer many of the questions that have arisen concerning this change.

Q: Will the new uniform allow the use of ceremonial swords?

A: Yes. Ceremonial swords will continue to be part of the Fourth Degree. When swords are used, gloves should also be used. (see picture above).

Q: How will rank be distinguished?

A: Colored patches will be worn on the beret behind the Fourth Degree emblem as follows:

  • Dark Blue Supreme Master
  • Light Blue Vice Supreme Masters
  • Gold District Masters
  • White Faithful Navigators
  • Green District Marshals
  • Purple Color Corp Commanders

Those not holding office (who formerly wore red capes) will wear berets with no patch.

Q: Will there be discounts offered on the new uniform?

A: Yes. The Order will subsidize the new uniform with a 25 percent discount offered to all members who order the new uniform prior to Sept. 30, 2017.

Q: What if a member just purchased the old regalia?

A: Any member who purchased the old regalia after May 1, 2017, can submit their receipt along with their member number to regaliacredit@kofc.org. Information will then be sent to that member on how to receive a $200 credit toward the new uniform.

Q: Is the Order making money on the new uniform?

A: No, the uniform is being sold at (or sometimes below) our cost.

Q: Was the new uniform field tested prior to its release?

A: Yes. The new uniform was field tested by Fourth Degree members attending the Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage.

Q: Can the old regalia still be worn?

A: Yes, for a time. While the preference is for the new uniform wherever possible, the old regalia can still be worn until the end of the current fraternal year (June 30, 2018). After that date, only the new uniform should be worn.

Q: Who made this decision?

A: The board of directors made this decision earlier this year after a three year period of testing and discussion. In addition, changing the uniform/regalia was previously discussed with the vice supreme masters at the Supreme Assembly.

Q: Did members have input on this?

A: For years, supreme officers and directors have received comments from members and prospective members that the old regalia was a barrier to membership overall, or to membership in the Fourth Degree.

Q: In what context should this change best be understood?

A: During the convention, the Good of the Order Committee stated: "We commend all of the faithful Sir Knights who have proudly worn the Fourth Degree regalia, bringing much respect to the Order. With the new Fourth Degree uniform, recently approved by the Board of Directors, this honor and respect associated with Sir Knights will remain, and it will open the door more widely for a new generation to join their ranks. In a spirit of unity, let us assist with a smooth transition to this new uniform and encourage it to be worn with great dignity and pride."

New Fourth Degree Uniform


Vivat Jesus!

Michael Paz
District Marshal - Central
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
(602) 790-1789
Supporting Life at Every Stage

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Exemplification - Nogales - September 23, 2017

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 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.

The next Patriotic Exemplification will take place on September 23, 2017 in Nogales, Arizona. The full packet can be found here:

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. 
 
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
 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Official Uniform for the 4th Degree is the Traditional (OLD) Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Dress uniform.

Worthy Faithful Navigators and Color Corps Commanders,

With the turnover of FNs and CCCs after the elections at mid-year, please send this onto the current FN and CCC if it is not you.  I have not requested or received this Fraternal Years Roster yet.

I have been asked to send out this notification to everyone to step away from the ledge and relax.  Negative and hurtful comments on social media hurts all of us.  We joined our Order to SERVE!  Please, remember that.

Until there is an official notification from the Worthy Vice Supreme Master Michael Kingman to our Worthy Master of the Fourth Degree Bryant Sayers to the contrary, the Official Uniform for all Assembly, Honor Guard and Color Guard functions is the Traditional (OLD) Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Dress/Regalia uniform.

 

When we get ALL of the information concerning the uniform change I promise you that it will provide it to you.  We will not put out bits and pieces of information.  Our Worthy master of the Fourth Degree believes that by doing that it will only add more confusion.  Please DO NOT add to the confusion. Please share this information with your assemblies.

 

In the words of a famous Green Bay Packers Quarterback… "Five letters here just for everybody out there: R-E-L-A-X," "Relax. We're going to be OK."

 

 On behalf of 

Bryant R. Sayers, PSD

Arizona District Master


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