Monday, September 23, 2013


From the Mouths of Babes

Sometimes we talk our talk and plan our strategies on what
and how we need to approach recruiting new knights. We
think and use buzz words and fancy terms and never seem to
deliver the right message. Some of us who have been knights
for 5 years to over 30 and 40 years struggle with the right
reasons to become a knight. This weekend I had the privilege
to work with so many great people and as they passed through
the Kino room to talk about the problems we all face in
recruitment and retention.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Keep Christ in Christmas Program 2013

Brother Knights

It's that time of year again where we, as Knights, do our part for Evangelization.  The Keep Christ in Christmas program which was started by the Knights to promote religious cards and accessories is a great way to evangelize.  Please join our Pope in this year of Evangelization by supporting this cause.

Links to  all the forms needed to order are below. Please fill out the forms, being sure to include a council check and mailing address. Also  be sure to calculate the shipping rates correctly, so that your order will not be delayed. 

Feel free to call me if you have any questions.

In closing, please be generous as we Catholic's need to get the word out


Vivat Jesus
Anthony Balestrieri
Keep Christ in Christmas Chairman
Past Grand Knight
St Helen's council # 11738
C 623-221-6058

Knights of Columbus Banner for Special Olympics

The Coronado Area Special Olympics - Fall Games were held at Reid Park in Tucson, on Saturday 9/07/2013. 

Our Knights of Columbus Banner was on display for the first time (see below) at this event.
The Fall Games comprise of Aquatics, Bocce, and Golf, which starts off the new Olympic year (2013 - 2014) of competition. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Action Alert! Special Announcement from the USCCB

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops asks us to urge Congress to pursue a political solution in Syria, not military option.

Please read this announcement.

Pope Francis has announced a global prayer vigil for peace on September 7. Read about it on  the Catholic News Service.

5th Annual Charity Golf Tournment

St. Rita in the Desert Council 14230 will hold its fifth annual charity golf tournament  -
Date: Nov. 2, 2013
Place: Del Lago Golf Course, Vail, AZ
Cost: $80 per person, $300 per foursome
For more details visit here.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Another Possible Miracle Under Review In The Cause To Make Our Founder Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney A Saint

Another possible miracle in under review in the cause to make our beloved founder Venerable Michael J. McGivney a saint.  Click on the following link to read the article posted in The Courant, a newspaper published in Hartford, Connecticut:,0,7901869.story

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bishop Kicanas asks parishes to have a Votive Mass for peace in Syria

Brother Knights,

The Bishop has asked all the parishes of the diocese to have a Votive Mass on Saturday, Sept 7th, to support the Pope's call for world wide prayer for peace in Syria.  This would occur at the same time as the Pope's vigil in Rome. Each pastor will be deciding to what he will do in his parish. 

We should support this as best we can. Attend this mass wearing your knights shirt or participate in an Honor Guard.

Vivat Jesus!


S.K. Mario Vassallo
AZ KofC District Deputy 5
KofC Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter President
Phone:  520-481-1250
Chapter website:

“Integrating your Catholic Faith into your Estate Planning Documents”
Robert Michael Way, Attorney at Law
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00PM
Place: St Thomas the Apostle Parish; O’Leary Hall

Knights of Columbus Council 10441, Deacon Raphael Longpre’ is proud to sponsor Robert Michael Way, Attorney at Law, and partner with the law firm, Thompson Krone, PLC (Tucson and Phoenix), whose practice focuses on estate planning, trusts, guardianship/conservatorship, elder law, and litigation. Robert will be providing a seminar on how to engage our culture as Knights by integrating our Catholic faith into our estate planning legal documents.  

Download the flyer Here