Tucson March For Life

UPDATE

The March took place as planned in January 22, 2022.  Bishop Weisenburger celebrated Mass at 9 AM and we marched to Holy Hope after Mass.

Some photos may be seen on our photo page.

You can also watch this short video.

 


The Tucson March for Life will take place on January 22, 2022. 

Here is the Diocese news article https://news.diocesetucson.org/events/march-for-life-2022

We begin with Mass at 9:00 AM at St. Augustine Cathedral.

Following the Mass we will walk to Holy Hope cemetery, about 4.2 miles.

There will be a ceremony at Holy Hope about Noon.

Councils and assemblies are encouraged to bring banners and all are encouraged to wear Knights gear.

Dress appropriately for the weather.  We will march rain or shine.

This is a peaceful family event. We will have a police escort to control traffic.

If you cannot make the walk, you can attend Mass and drive to the cemetery to meet the marchers.

Download the flyer MarchFlyer2022

 

Annual Bishop’s Dinner

CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

You are invited to Mass and Dinner with Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger, arranged by St. Thomas the Apostle Knights of Columbus Council 10441. The event will be on Sat., Jan. 15, 2022. Bishop Weisenburger will be the celebrant at the 5:30pm Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral with cocktails and dinner to follow at the Diocese Pastoral Center. Tickets are $150 per person; proceeds benefit the Seminarian Program. Space is limited. Contact Edd Ruiz at (520) 440-7849 or eddruiz@comcast.net.Download the registration form here BM&D Registration 2022

Download a copy of the above flyer MD Letter 2022 (003)

Veterans Dinner to Benefit Hospitalized Veterans

The Msgr. James T. Weber Assembly 2152 will host its eighteenth annual fund raiser for hospitalized Veterans. The date is November 6, 2021.  The event will be a dinner at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 300 N Tanque Verde Loop Rd. There will be a cocktail social at 5:15 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM.. The dinner is open to all! Bring family & friends! Details are in the flyer

Our keynote speaker this year will be Councilwoman Nikki Lee.  Ms. Lee is a United States Air Force Veteran, wife and mother of three.   She and her husband served at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base where they met and fell in love with each other and the City of Tucson. While serving Ms. Lee combined her passion for technology and parlayed that experience with a career in cybersecurity.  Ms. Lee continues to serve through community involvement and is an advocate for the veterans.

Please join us for an evening of food and entertainment.  If you are unable to attend, cash donations from individuals and councils are most welcome!

You can use this  TicketOrderForm to order and pay for tickets in advance or you can purchase tickets with a credit card on our web site weberassembly.com.

In addition to our keynote speaker, we will have

  •             Flag Folding Ceremony (see on YouTube)
  •             POW/MIA Ceremony (see on YouTube)
  •             Display of military memorabilia
  •             Silent Auction
  •             Prize Raffles
  •             50-50 Prize Drawing

All veterans attending are welcome to wear their service uniforms and are strongly encouraged to bring memorabilia to display. Please arrive by 5:30 if bringing memorabilia.

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.

Please do not procrastinate and wait until the last minute, act now

The next  Exemplification of the Fourth Degree will be virtual and  take place on Saturday, February 12, 2022.  

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

 

Drew Mansager
Arizona District Master
arizonadistrictmaster@gmail.com

Luigi Barrata
State Deputy
so.barrata@yahoo.com

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!!

Priest Appreciation Fund Raising

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.

 



Feed My Starving Children

Download the flyer here FMSC OVCN Virtual Mission Trip letter

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.

Benefits

  • 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

Questions?
PGK Bill Breen is chairing this event for the Tucson Chapter
520-329-7744
Email: sk.wbreen@gmail.com