Sadly we are not able to hold our usual Priest Appreciation Dinner this year due to the COVID pandemic.
The chapter elected to award the proceeds of the 2020 dinner held in February 2020 to the Diocese of Tucson vocations fund.
Our Worthy Chapter President Emmanuel “Dutch” Steenbakker presented the check to Bishop Edward Weisenburger on March 8, 2021.
Since we cannot have our usual dinner to raise funds to donate next year (2022) we are asking that councils, assemblies and individuals make donations to the chapter for this purpose and replenish our fund.
Checks may be made payable to K of C Tucson Chapter and mailed to
Knights of Columbus
Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter
P.O. Box 14191
Tucson, AZ 85732-4191
Donations may also be made using a credit card through PayPal below. All donations are welcome.
Did you know that due in part to COVID-19, the need for food support to prevent child starvation has now doubled? Relief organizations have been stretched trying to meet this growing need while with less resources because of the pandemic. Life as we know it in the United States has really changed over the last year because of the pandemic, but we cannot forget about those suffering around the world each day whom we do not see on the news.
Each year, Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene (OVCN) has pulled together the people of Tucson and the region to host a MobilePack event for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), an organization at the forefront of addressing this need. While FMSC cannot assemble lots of volunteers this year due to COVID-19, they are now able to machine pack these meals at a cost of about a quarter per meal, and more than ever before they need our help!
Join us on Saturday, March 6, for an historic online event to come together and help feed starving children! We will take a virtual mission trip to Haiti (no passport needed!) and see firsthand not only the challenges that millions of families face today, but also the huge, life-changing impact that Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is having, in great part due to Tucson’s
support. The event will be live at 7:00 PM MST on OVCN’s website at ovcn.church/fmsc. Visit today for more information on this event, and how you can participate.
K of C Challenge!
Grand Knights and Faithful Navigators! Please meet with your members and consider making a donation for the challenge match. No amount is too small or too large.
Here is a promotional video you could show at your meeting:
How to Donate
You can donate by credit card at ovcn.church/fmsc.
You can mail a check payable to OVCN with Feed My Starving Children on the memo line to
Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene
500 W Calle Concordia
Oro Vally, AZ 85704
Kindly email Bill Breen to let him know you made a donation
Last year we in Tucson packed over 1 million meals for starving children; why can’t we do it again on March 6? If we all work together again and help do our part, we can! Mark your calendar for this important event and participate from the safety of your home.
Corporal Work of Mercy – perfect activity for Lent
Meets Colombian Award Faith in Action Community Pillar – Food For Families
Ecumenical in Nature – let’s show Tucson how generous Roman Catholics are. Pope Francis has stated the importance of us reaching out and engaging people of all religions
Puts Knights of Columbus in a prominent visible role in the Community -helps recruitment
PGK Bill Breen is chairing this event for the Tucson Chapter