Feed My Starving Children Mobile Food Pack Event

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

Tuesday 8/31 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Wednesday 9/1 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Thursday 9/2 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Friday 9/3. 9-11 am or 12-2 pm

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

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

 

Ultrasound Initiative

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Knights of Columbus Council 8077

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton ministries unite with the Knights of Columbus

The Ultrasound Initiative sponsored by the Knights of Columbus supreme Council has provided over 1000 ultrasound machines to pregnancy centers around the world. Council 8077 is proud to lead this initiative at our parish. However, a task this size will be much more successful with the help of the entire parish. Father Edward Lucero and the ministries at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton have agreed to help with this initiative.

Overview

The Knights of Columbus works together as an organization to purchase ultrasound machines for qualifying pregnancy centers. After the state and or local counsel raises 50% of the cost, the Knights of Columbus supreme Council will provide the other 50% to complete funding for purchase of an ultrasound machine.

A Higher Purpose

Saving lives by helping each abortion minded woman to choose life by viewing their unborn children on ultrasound machines at pro-life pregnancy centers is a successful way to save our children. This initiative is funded by the Knights of Columbus state and local councils with matching grants from supreme Council’ culture of life fund.

Roy Champeau Council 8077 ultrasound initiative

Working with ministries of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, Council 8077 is raising $17,000 to purchase an ultrasound machine to be placed at a pro-life pregnancy center where it is most needed.

How can you help

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the day before Mother’s Day, we will celebrate all mothers at a fundraising event. The dinner will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic church. Tickets are $30 per person; a table of eight can be purchased for $300 which will include a full-page ad in the event program. Live music will be provided for your entertainment. There will also be a raffle and auction items to include dinner with Bishop Weisenberger. Bishop Weisenburger has graciously excepted our invitation to attend and speak at the dinner.

Sponsor Opportunities

Contributors may receive advertising in the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative program, a copy of which will be distributed to all in attendance at the dinner.

The levels of donations to the ultrasound initiative are as follows:

  • a $100 donation secures a full-page ad in the program
  •  a $50 donation secures a half page ad in the program                                         
  • a $300 donation secure is a table (8 tickets) and a full-page ad in the program.

Checks should be written to “K of C 8077 “

Ad Specifications For The Ultrasound Initiative Program

The preferred method of sending ads is a “press quality” PDF . Other acceptable methods:        

  • Adobe Illustrator    
  •  EPS
  •  high-resolution JPEG (300 dpi or higher)
Dimensions:
  • full-page ad 5” wide x 8” high (portrait orientation only) 
  • half page ad 5” wide x 4” high (landscape orientation only)

Ads must be submitted electronically to JC 22925@gmail.com

Hard-copies with the expectation of having them scanned are not acceptable.                             

For questions concerning ads contact Joe Curran at 520-331-4883

For additional information and/or to purchase tickets please contact one of the following:

Jeff Schneider 520-419-4130 bronte1@mindspring.com                                 Dave Chohon 1-520539-5528 1945dwc@gmail.com                                                    Bobby Nielsen 520-349-0728 bnielsen200@gmail.com

Deadline For Program Ads April 26, 2019 by 5:00 PM

You can download this information packet here: Ultrasound Packet