August/September Pilgrimage to Spain, Portugal and France

Consider journeying with Father Seraphim Molina and I next year through Spain, Portugal and France, we will be visiting three of the major apparition sites (Garabandal, Fatima and Lourdes!), also Saint Teresa of Avila’s convent, where Saint Ignatius of Loyola was born, Saint James (he who is the Patron Saint of Pilgrimages!),Lisbon where Saint Anthony of Padua comes from, the Eucharistic Miracle of Santarem, and more! This pilgrimage encompasses much and is during a Jubilee Year, which greatly enriches the pilgrimage.  All should surely pilgrimage at some point in their life.  To pilgrimage is not simply to visit holy places or sites, it is the journey of the soul, it is a walk with Our Lord and Mother Mary, it touches the soul in a most profound way in a blessing of an Eternal nature.  I will serve as group leader for this pilgrimage, and Father Seraphim will serve as the Spiritual Director. 

Download  the brochure for the pilgrimage here 2022 Spain-Portugal-France Pilgrimage Christie Blair-Father Seraphim Molina.  I am more than happy to mail hard copies, together with a blessed Holy Face of Jesus medal from Italy touched to the relic of Saint Joseph, I would just need the mailing address.

Here is the link to the website: https://www.pilgrimages.com/christieblair/

Though the brochure says from Tucson, you are able to travel from any destination, the website has a drop down menu for destinations and if you do not see your desired airport there, please let me know and we can ensure it is added.

I would greatly appreciate if you would prayerfully discern this pilgrimage for you, and either way, if you would please consider forwarding this email/brochure/website and share with family, friends and/or your parish communities.  Irrespective of this, please keep this pilgrimage, and all pilgrims in your special prayers, and I will carry with me on pilgrimage, you and all of your special intentions.

In the Love of Christ, 

Christie Ann Damien Blair, D.J.M.
oneword.grace@gmail.com

520-404-2500 (call/text)

Stand Up and Sip – An Opportunity to Support Stand Up For Kids – Tucson

In the United States – 

4.2 million young people face homelessness;

1 million teens, ages 13 – 17 endure some form of homelessness;

5,000 of those die every year

13 died TODAY; 13 more will die tomorrow.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:35 and 36 NABRE

Brothers:

I volunteer with StandUp for Kids Tucson, an organization that focuses on Street Outreach and Housing Support.  As a Street Outreach volunteer, I, along with other Street Outreach volunteers walk the streets in known “hotspots” and other areas where homeless youth congregate, to give out food, clothing, hygiene products, and resource information. StandUp for Kids makes it a point to be accessible at consistent times each week in order to build relationships with homeless youth and help ensure they get connected to programs and important community resources that we trust.  Our mission: To end the cycle of youth homelessness. StandUp for Kids does what we’re all called to do in Matthew 25:35 and 36, and you can help. 

Brothers, in the past, you and your councils have been a great source of support for StandUp for Kids Tucson, whether it was by coming out to the golf tournament in April 2019 or Oktoberfest in September 2019, hosted by council 5133, or just making a simple donation.  You may recall Kim Sisson, the Executive Director for StandUp for Kids Tucson speak at a Chapter meeting, bringing with her a host of volunteers that included PGK Julian Ramirez from council 16061, the University of Arizona council, and myself. Thank you to all of you who may have come out for a day of golfing or a night of brats, beer, and Polkas.  As we all know well, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for organizations to hold fundraising events.  StandUp for Kids Tucson has an innovative opportunity for the Knights of Columbus to support StandUp for Kids….. and drink wine.

On Saturday, April 17th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, join StandUp For Kids Tucson for StandUp and Sip, an online wine tasting event. Certified Sommeliers, Sharon Liebeskind and Dylan Higgins will give the history and pairings for 3 wines. StandUp for Kids will lead you through the life of a street kid without you ever leaving your home! Wine for the event is included and will be available for pick up.  We’ll let you know when and where to pick up your wine before the online event. Tickets are $100 for 2 people.  There is a limited number of tickets available, so get yours before the event sells out!

To support StandUp for Kids Tucson, get your tickets at tinyurl.com/standupandsip.  Click here to download this flyer .  StandUP and SIP

 

Vivat Jesus!

Michael Cruz
Street Outreach Volunteer
StandUp for Kids Tucson
Financial Secretary
Regina Cleri Council 5133