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.


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.

Lumpia Fundraiser to Replace Stained Glass Windows at St. Joseph Church

Help Us Replace the Stained Glass Windows

The Fatima Group of Tucson is helping St Joseph Church with the replacement of the shattered windows due to the recent storm. We made 90+ dozen of lumpias/eggrolls for sale for $15/dz to raise funds for them. The lumpias/eggrolls are made of cooked ground beef and carrots. Any amount of donation is also appreciated.  All proceeds go to St. Joseph.  Please see attached pictures. 

  

 

Please share with our Filipino community, colleagues. family and friends. Orders can be  taken by any one in the Fatima group, or you may contact John Rooney, GK of Council 5133 at tucsonjohn@hotmail.com.

 

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 Roy 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

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!!