Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Worthy Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Faithful Navigators and Faithful Comptrollers,

As soon as your council or assembly has completed the election of officers for the next fraternal year, please be sure to complete a State Directory Information form and submit it. 

PDF Fillable forms are available for you to download. 

To download the forms, after clicking on one of the links below, look in the upper left area of the screen and click on the down arrow (or press CTRL-S). You will then be able to save the form on your computer.

The Council form is here.

The Assembly form is here.

The forms are also in the Forms page on our web site.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Organization Meeting Information

Worthy District Deputy, Worthy Grand Knight, and Brothers All,

Attached you will find information on the 2013-2014 State Organizational Meeting.

The Host Council is the Holy Cross Council 7904.

All meetings and activities will be held at:
Holy Cross Catholic Church
1244 S. Power Road, Mesa, Arizona 85206

Hotel room reservations can be made at:
The Arizona Golf Resort, 425 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206 Phone: 480.832.3202

The District Deputies and State Officers will start their meeting on Friday June 28, at 3:00 PM. District Deputies, Grand Knights, and all brother Knights are invited to attend on Saturday June 29, with registration starting at 7:30AM.

Our wives are invited to join us for breakfast and the Rosary. After the Rosary, they will be leaving the Church for their activity and lunch at the Olive Mill. The Holy Cross Ladies Auxiliary will drive them. After the activity, our wives will be returned back to the hotel.

District Deputy's will be reimbursed by Supreme for Hotel accommodations, meals and mileage. For the new District Deputies, the reimbursement process will be explained at the meeting.

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker

You can download the announcement flyer here.
You can download the meeting agenda here.
You can download the reservation form here.
You can download the hotel information here.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Items Required for First Degrees

All councils are reminded that when bringing candidates to other councils for First Degrees they should always bring a K of C rosary, Emblem of the Order pin, membership card and a copy of “These Men They Call Knights” for each of their candidates. Too often, councils bring candidates for First Degrees without these items.

Of course, the Financial Secretary, Grand Knight and candidate’s proposer should accompany the candidate to the degree whenever possible. A candidate should never attend a degree unaccompanied by a member of his council.

You should also provide a properly completed and signed Form 100 for each candidate. Each of your candidates should sign your council’s Constitutional Roll prior to coming to the degree.

If you need to order these items, do so on a standard Form 1.
Constitutional Roll is item 343 and costs $2.00.
Candidate’s Kit is item 531 and costs $3.50. The kit includes a rosary, rosary prayer card, copy of “These Men They Call Knights”, Emblem of the Order pin and additional materials.
Form 100-AZ is a no charge item.

Councils should always have an ample supply of these materials on hand.

Vivat Jesus!
Pete Karculias
Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter

Friday, May 24, 2013

2013 Arizona State Council Awards

2013 Arizona State Council Awards

  Service Awards  
Supreme Award Church St. John Neumann Council 8305
Supreme Award Community St. Helen's Council 11738
Supreme Award Council St. John Neumann Council 8305
Supreme Award Family Corpus Christi Council 10062
Supreme Award Youth St. John Neumann Council 8305
Supreme Award Pro-Life Corpus Christi Council 10062
State Award The Raul Navarrete Vocations Award Tucson Council 1200

State Deputy's Awards

Reverend Patrick Crino
    Richard Armanini

Richard Garrison
    Peter Karculias

Mario Vassallo

State Awards
Pro-Life Program of the Year Bishop Sal Pointe Council 4584
Council of the Year
Our Lady of the Mountains Council 10799
Family of the Year Ned and Patricia Letto Family, Our Lady of the Mountains Council 10799
District Deputy of the Year
Wesley Hawkins, District Deputy # 17
Grand Knight of the Year Luis Kamei, St. Augustine Council 15376
The Reverend Joseph Gillespie Memorial Chaplain of the Year Award
Reverend James Modeen, Roy Champeau Council 8077
Knight of the Year Robert Kefurt, St. Helen's Council 11738

Vocations Dinner at Co 1200

Tucson Council 1200 will host a Vocations Dinner on Sunday June 9, 2013 at their council hall.

Address is 601 S. Tucson Blvd. Social hour at 5 PM, roast beef dinner at 6 PM served by our seminarians.

Cost is $8 per adult, $4 for children under 12.

The guests of honor will be our 15 seminarians and Father Ricky Ordonéz, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Tucson.

Each seminarian will be given a $500 grant.

Please plan to attend to meet and greet our future priests.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Training for Financial Secretaries and Faithful Comptrollers

NOTE: The June 22 session is full and there is now a wait list. Space is available for June 2.

Worthy Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Faithful Navigators and Faithful Comptrollers,

Good news, after many requests we are now planning two training sessions for Financial Secretaries and Faithful Comptrollers.   The Programs consist of:
Duties and Responsibilities             1.5 hours
Member Management                       1.0 – 1.5 hours
Member Billings                                 1.5 – 2 hours
Total                                                    4.0 – 5.0 hours

There will be two venues, and for each there will be allowed a maximum of 35 participates, so registration will take part on a first come first serve basis.  Each training session will include a lunch break for which there will be a nominal charge.

The two venues are:

June 2, 2013, Sunday
Council 3121
644 E. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler,   AZ  85225-5636
Registration Starts at 8:00 a.m.
Coffee and Donuts available for a donation
Training Starts at 9:00 a.m.

June 22, 2013, Saturday
Council 3855
8066 N. 49th Avenue
Glendale,  AZ   85302-6339
Registration Starts at 8:00 a.m.
Training Starts at 9:00 a.m.

YOU MUST Pre-Register to be included.  To register, respond to this email, or email, or call 480-522-7064.  Please be sure a state which venue you choose.

Note, early registration is suggested, as only the first 35 registrants will be accepted.

Vivat Jesus!
Rick Garrison
Knights of Columbus
State Executive Secretary
Bishop Gomes Assembly 1805.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Honor Guard Callouts, Memorial Day, May 27, 2013

Honor Guard, The Honor Guard is requested by the Diocese of Tucson Catholic Cemeteries Administrator, Kay Mullenax, for Memorial Day Masses, Monday, May 27 at 8:00am, assemble at 7:30am.

Bishop Gerald Kicanas celebrates Mass at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 N. Oracle, Tucson.

Fr. Miguel Mariano celebrates Mass at All Faiths Memorial Park, Our Lady of the Desert, 2151 S. Avenida Los Reyes, Tucson.>nr>
Thank You.

Louis Centobene
Honor Guard Coordinator
520-744-1518 (H)
520-799-2870 (W)

Honor Guard Callout, May 24, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013 - Funeral Mass - 10:30am - Barbara Garcia, daughter of SK Joseph Camaliche, PGK, requests the Honor Guard for the Mass of SK Joe. St. Margaret Mary Church, 801 N. Grande, Tucson. Assemble at 10:00am. SK Joe was an Honorary Member of the Knights and a member of the Honor Guard. If you are unable to attend this callout, please remember SK Joe and his family in your prayers. Thank you.

Louis Centobene
Honor Guard Coordinator
520-799-2870 (W)
520-744-1518 (H)

Special week night Second and Third Degrees Scheduled

There are Priests and Brothers who cannot make the weekend major degrees.

Here is an opportunity to take these degrees separately.

The state has scheduled s Second Degree only, on May 21, 2013 at Tucson Council 1200 hall. The address is 601 S. Tucson Blvd. Candidates' registration at 6 PM and the degree starts at 6:30 PM.

There will be a Third Degree only, on Thursday May 30, 2013, again at Tucson Council 1200 hall. Candidates' registration at 6 PM, and the degree starts at 6:30 PM. Of course, you must have already attained the Second Degree.

There is no cost to you to attend the second or third degree.

After taking the Third degree, you will be eligible to obtain the Fourth Degree which is being held on June 8th in Phoenix.

Tucson Knights Choir

There has been some interest among Tucson K of C singing choir members across the diocese to establish a Tucson K of C Choir with the flexibility of singing at special events and regular functions. This choir could augment the stellar work of the Honor Guard and serve as a recruiting tool. At its inception (circa 1898) the Knights had their own Hymnal which was in TTBB (Tenor1, Tenor2, Baritone, Bass). Some of the more famous K of C Hymnal hymns were: "Lead, Kindly Light", "Abide With Me", "Nearer, My God To Thee", etc. The Knights have always led the way in all facets of Catholic liturgy and public evangelization that espouse Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Singing is a component of this tip of the spear approach to Catholicism. If anyone is interested in forming a broadbased choir please contact any of the following:

Tribute to Father Emil Kapaun

Sir Knight Tommy Hasset of Father Henry Miller Assembly 2308 and Sacred Heart Council 14621 created a video tribute to Father Kapaun on the occasion of his being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. S.K. Tommy says "As we meet in another crossroad in America's History with the bombings in Boston we need to reflect on the life of Fr. Emil J. Kapaun who offered comfort in times of extreme suffering, hardship, and violence. Last week, Fr. Emil Kapaun (April 20, 1916 - May 23, 1951) received the highest military honor from the US - the Medal of Honor for service in battle. The award was bestowed posthumously by President Obama."

Chapter News on Supreme's Knights in Action

The Chapter's concert to raise funds for the Benedictine Monastery is currently featrured on Supreme's Knights in Action portion of their web site. Clieck here to read the item.

Father Emil Kapaun Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor

Father Emil Kapaun was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony Thursday in Washington D.C. Read the story here.

Priest Needs Rosaries

Father Greg Okafor of St. Pius X will be traveling to Africa this summer and would like to bring 1,000 rosaries with him. Would you be willing to donate your gently used rosaries? Please bring rosaries to the chapter meetings or drop them off at the St. Pius X Parish office before July 15. Councils and assemblies are encouraged to donate rosaries as well. No plastic rosaries, please.

Catholic Sun Article on St. Joseph Youth Camp Features Tucsonans

The Catholic Sun ran an article about St. Joseph Youth Camp featuring Daniel Quiroz and his coach Harry Parks. Harry is a Special Olympics coach for Sunnyside School district in Tucson. Read the full article on the Catholic Sun web site.

Career Opportunity

Are you aware of our Order's recent accomplishments? This year we exceeded $88 billion of life insurance in force. This life insurance translates into income for our families, funds for education, mortgages and retirement. Just as important is the peace of mind our members have knowing that their families are properly protected.

To provide our ever-growing membership with the service they deserve, we are increasing our full-time staff in your area. I plan to contract an additional field agent for our agency, and could use some assistance finding the right person. The ideal candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic, unquestionable honesty and a desire to assist his Brother Knights and their families. Most likely, this person is presently employed and successful at his job, but perhaps he is dissatisfied with his current position and seeks a positive change.

Our agents enjoy higher than average income along with the flexibility of schedule that comes with being self-employed. We also provide extensive training, continuing education and support. In addition, a complete compensation package is available, which includes health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, pension and 401K, training and expense allowance, bonus programs, incentive trips and more.

This great career is not for everyone. That's why I am writing you in the hope that you may know of someone, among your many acquaintances, who fits this profile and is looking for more out of life. Or, maybe you are considering a career change and this position sounds interesting. If you would like to discuss the field agent opportunity, please contact me at 480-285-1728 or

Video Featuring Benedictine Monastery Solar Power Project from AZ Public Media

The Benedictine Monastery and Sisters of Perpetual Adoration were featured on a recent broadcast on Arizona Public Media about the solar panel parking lot project. You can view the video here.

Silver Rose Pilgrimage Video

View this very good video of the Silver Rose Pilgrimage in South Texas on YouTube by clicking Here.

Job Openings at St. Joseph Youth Camp

St. Joseph Youth Camp at Mormon Lake, AZ has openings for these paid positions:

  • Camp Cook
  • 2 kitchen assistants
  • Handyman
  • Camp Nurses

SJYC Employment Notice 2013

Listen to Rick Large II Interview on Saint Joseph Youth Camp

Rick Large, the president of Saint Joseph Youth Camp, appeared on a recent episode of The Bishop's Hour on Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix.

Rick gives us a glimpse of how fun can help develop character at Summer Camp. You can listen to the segment by clicking the below link.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Here is some information about the Knights of Columbus Program to support the American Wheelchair Mission.

Program Highlights


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