Be A Man! Be A Saint!

Be A Man!  Be A Saint!

That is the theme of the 2021 Catholic Men’s Conference.  The conference will be on Saturday November 6, 2021 and it will be a live, in-person event. It will be hosted by Toy Champeau Council 8077 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8650 N Shannon Road.

The conference will feature keynote presentations by Fr. Larry Richards and Matthew Leonard.

You can register online now at tucsonmensconference.org.

Admission, which includes lunch and a T-shirt, is

$45 – Adults
$25 – College Student
$10 – High School Student

The conference begins with sign-in at 7:30 AM and the program begins with a Rosary at 8:40 AM. Lunch and confessions will be at 11:30 (confessions will be outdoors). 

There will be a round-table Q&A with Bishop Weisenburger at 3:45 and Mass with Bishop Weisenburger at 5 PM.

Council 8854 Charity Golf Tournament

St. John the Evangelist Council 8854 will host a charity golf tournament to raise funds for charitable causes.The date is Saturday November 6, 2021.  Check-in time is 6:30 am and start time is 8:00 am. It will be a shotgun start, four person scramble  Entry fee is $85 per player and includes greens fee and cart.

Prizes include

  • Closest to the pin (men & women)
  • Longest Drive (men & women)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall
  • 50-50 raffle and more

Deadline is Friday October 25, 2021 5:00 PM

First teams signed up and paid will be given tee priority.

Download the flyer and registration form here CO8854-Golf-2021

Training for Grand Knights & Financial Secretaries

Training for Grand Knights and Financial Secretaries/Comptroller is planned.

Date: September 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM – approximately Noon
Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Hall
                8650 N Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 85742  Map:

Please download this announcement with details and contact information.
GK FS Training Tucson

 

Holy Hour and Dinner

Please join us for a Holy Hour, Dinner, fellowship, fund and the opportunity to meet guest speaker Fr. Wilfred J Raymond, C.S.C., president, Holy Cross Family Ministries. Friday October 15, 2021. Holy Hour at 6 PM dinner at 7:15 PM.  Complete details and a ticket order form are in the flyer. ARC 2021 Holy Hour Friday Dinner flyer 20210719-2

Here is a direct link to order your tickets online.  Click here

Deadline is October 12, 2021.

Exemplification of the Fourth Degree

Please consider joining the 4th degree if you have not already done so. It is our patriotic degree and an opportunity to share God’s love for our country and our veterans. You must be a third degree knight to join the 4th degree. If you are not yet a third degree knight you can easily complete the Charity/Unity/Fraternity degree and be ready to attend this 4th degree exemplification.

The Worthy District Master and all the State Officers have been working feverishly to conduct a live Fourth Degree exemplification.  We need your help getting the word out to all Third Degree Knights so that they might step up and become Sir Knights.  We also highly encourage fellow Sir Knights to be in attendance as well.  This will be the most social event in a Knights life so far. Sir Knights from all over the State with their wives will gather to share ideas and make the Fourth Degree stronger than ever.  Please do not procrastinate and wait until the last minute, act now as we only have a certain number of rooms.  Our State convention was sold out within weeks.  Call today and make your reservations as soon as possible.  If your Assembly would like to host a hospitality room, please contact Mike Moore or Chuck Everding now.  We only have a selected few.

The Exemplification of the Fourth Degree will take place in Pho enix on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The ceremonial and the banquet will held be at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021.  

You can download the Exemplification Packet here. Final Sep 2021 Evening Exemplification Packet

The registration link as well as the exemplification packet may be found at https://kofc-az.org/patriotic-degree. Both are necessary and important.

In these changing times for our country, the Patriotic Degree may be just what we need. God Bless America!

Drew Mansager
Arizona District Master
arizonadistrictmaster@gmail.com

Luigi Barrata
State Deputy
so.barrata@yahoo.com

Knights at the Ballpark

The Arizona Diamondbacks invite you to bring your family and friends to the 16th Annual Knights of Columbus Day at Chase Field. The 2021 fundraiser event wil benefit Special Olympics.  For every ticket purchased through this offer, $5 will go to Special Olympics.

Each council should have a council representative  to coordinate and submit orders.  There are two forms:

Member Order Form Knights of Columbus – Member order form – 10.2 (1) 
Members use this form to submit their orders with payment (cash or check) to the council chairman. We do not recommend collecting payment by credit card.

Council Order Form Knights of Columbus – Council order form – 10.2
The Council chair uses this form to submit orders to the Diamondbacks with copies of the member orders.

Tickets will be sent digitally  by email or text to the member’s cell phone.  Members may request paper tickets at a $1 additional cost.

You can download the event letter  here. Knights at the Ballpark Info Aug 17 2021

The State Chairman is Jeff Schneider. His contact info is in the flyer and he will be glad to answer any questions.

Feed My Starving Children Mobile Food Pack Event – UPDATE

Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene will have a mobile pack at Feed My Starving Children. While they are not opening this mobile pack  up to outside groups, they would be honored to have the Knights of Columbus join them.

The dates are August 30 – September 3 and they can handle up to 150 on a shift. Here are some shifts still available – (they would really like us to fill up the day shifts if possible – although  there are some 3:30-5:30 and 6:30-8:30 slots available)

UPDATE

The evening shifts are full and they really need help during the day. Here is a list of open slots and the number of volunteers still needed. 

Date               TIme Slot                # of  Volunteers Needed
Tues Aug 31  12:30-2:30                        149
Tues Aug 31  12:30-2:30                        152
Wed Sept 1   12:30-2:30                        158
Wed Sept 1    3:30-5:30                          177
Thurs Sept 2  12:30-2:30                        172
Thurs Sept 2  3:30-5:30                          152
Fri Sept 3       9:00-11:00                         151

If your council would like to participate, let Bill Breen know the number of volunteers and which shift(s). He will  help with your registration and track the total Chapter efforts.

Bill can be reached at sk.wbreen@gmail.com or 520-329-7744

See Feed My Starving Children web site https://www.fmsc.org/ 

Let’s show Tucson how the Knights can respond to a need. Corporal Work of Mercy –>feed the hungry!! It’s also a very fun family event. Council #13272 had 45 Knights and their families participate last time!!

Silver Rose Will Be Touring Santa Cruz Church in Tucson

Any Council wishing to be involved in helping with the activities of the tour please contact Brother Oscar Patino at (520) 912-9695.

 

Brief outline for Silver Rose Tour on June 11-13.

SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Friday June 11th

  • 6 p.m.   Booklet Rosary
  • 7 p.m.   Mass
  • 8 – 10.   Adoration & Rosary

Saturday June 12th.
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

  • 8 a.m.          Mass & Exposition
  • 9:30 a.m.     Pro Life talk in English
  • 11 a.m.        Pro Life talk in Spanish
  • 12 Noon.      Mass in Spanish
  • 1 p.m.          Rosary in Spanish
  • 3 p.m.          Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 3-5 p.m.       Confessions
  • 5:30 p.m.     Mass in English
  • 6:30-9 p.m.  Adoration & Rosary

Sunday June 13
SAINT ANTHONY           

  • 6:30 a.m.     Mass.     English
  • 8:00 a.m.     Mass.     Spanish
  • 10-00 a.m.   Mass.      English
  • 12 Noon.      Mass.      Bilingual
  •         Silver Rose Departs