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AZ Rosary Celebration Holy Hour and Dinner

The Arizona Rosary Celebration will take place on Saturday October 14 in Tucson and Sunday October 15 in Phoenix.  Get details at

This year, we will have the Holy Hour on Friday October 13 at 6:00 PM at St. Pius X Catholic Church. All are invited to attend the Holy Hour with this year’s guest speaker.

Following the Holy Hour you are invited to enjoy a pasta dinner and fellowship.  The Holy Hour is free but the dinner is $20 per person. You may order and pay by credit card or download an order form to mail in on our ARC Holy Hour And Dinner web page.

Please order by October 10, 2023

Operation Restoring Veterans Hope

Donation Letter Operation Restoring Veteran Hope 2023

St Joseph’s Youth Camp Inc, Operation Restoring Veterans Hope, & the Arizona Knights of Columbus,
will be hosting a  free event for our Veterans at St Joseph’s Youth Camp on September 22ʳᵈ, 23ʳᵈ, 24ᵗʰ 2023.

The Operation Restoring Veteran Hope Retreat will enable veterans that have struggled or are
currently struggling, to focus on their well-being, as well as connect with other veterans.

We are anticipating 100 veterans and 25 support staff personnel who will provide counseling
sessions as well as various activities, such as Horseback riding, Kayaking, and Hiking.

Last year a group of 100 veterans were transported in two charter buses from Phoenix, Arizona to St
Joseph’s Youth Camp accompanied by a 16-motorcycle veteran escort, embarking on the 5ᵗʰ annual
Operation Restoring Veteran Hope retreat. This retreat was designed to provide veterans with an
opportunity for healing and a chance to share their stories. Veterans of Vietnam, Desert Storm,
Afghanistan, and Iraq, ranging in age from 21 to 91, attended.

Last year we raised a little over $25,000 and the average cost per veteran was $250.00. This year
the program is planned to include up to 100 plus veterans and 25 staff members we are anticipating
our cost to be approximately $30,000.

We are seeking donations to help support this event. Some of the items that will be needed are as

● Food and water for three days ($7,000.00)
● Round trip bus transportation from Phoenix VA Hospital to St. Joseph’s Youth Camp. Approximately
130 miles each way. ($6,000.00)
● Backpacks filled with toiletry and bath items needed for the weekend. ($3000.00)
● Sleeping Bags ($3,000.00)
● T-shirts for each of the veterans as well as camp volunteers ($3,000.00)
● All activities such as horseback riding, kayaking and 4-wheel drive tours of the area

Operation Restoring Veteran Hope
St. Joseph’s Youth Camp
P.O. Box 23658 Tempe, AZ 85285
4860 Mormon Lake Rd. Mormon Lake, AZ 86038
Phone: (480) 449-0848 Email: Web:
● Counseling and spiritual guidance activities and much more. ($2,000.00)
Video Links:

YouTube Links for Operation Restoring Veteran Hope 2020:

YouTube Links for Operation Restoring Veteran Hope 2019:

We appreciate your support for our military veterans and hope that you may find a way to assist us
in honoring our veterans by making a monetary donation. You may mail your monetary donations to
St. Joseph’s Youth Camp
PO Box 23658
Tempe, AZ 85285
501(c) (3) EIN#: 86-0452558.

Please let us know if you need any additional information:
Ray Perez – Founder & President – – Cell 602-488-1900 – Operation Restoring
Veteran Hope Armando Cantu – Vice President – – Cell 602-323-7387
Tyson Gentz – – Cell 602-390-7195 –
St Joseph’s Youth Camp Board of Directors Bill Patterson – – Cell 602-619-0607 –
Arizona Knights of Columbus, Phoenix Mike Kingman – – Cell 602-670-8949 – Arizona Knights of Columbus, Tucson





Thank you in advance for your help on this project

Ray Perez
Founder & President
Operation Restoring Veteran Hope