Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Celebration of Artwork Restoration

The Celebration of Artwork Restoration at the Garden of Gethsemane took place Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Many dignitaries were on hand for the occasion marking the completion of nearly a two year effort in planning and execution. Dignitaries present included Fred H. Gray Jr., Director, Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, Jonathon Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson, Richard Elias, Pima County Board of Supervisors District 5, Regina Romero, Council Member, Ward 1, Richard G. Fimbres, Council Member, Ward 5, Bryant Sayers, Knights of Columbus AZ State Deputy, Mary Gardner, Secretary/Treasurer of the Salvador Foundation and Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, D.D., Bishop of Tucson who blessed the statues.

The Knights of Columbus thank the Salvador Foundation who provided grant funds of $51,000 and the artist Gregory Schoon for the many hours of work and skill that went into the effort. Special thanks to Sir Knight Ralph Montijo who worked to obtain the grant, find and contract with the artist and manage the project from conception to successful completion.

You can view the photo album of the event here

Monday, February 24, 2014

Honor Guard Practice Invitation March 8, 2014

Honor Guard,

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Honor Guard Training -  10:00am to 2:30pm. Assembly 2152 Honor Guard Commander Terry Lingrel invites all Honor Guard members to a training session instructed by Past District Marshal Antonio Otero at Corpus Christi Church, 300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Rd.  Assemble at 9:30am.  The training session will include procedures for weddings, funerals, and callouts to cemeteries.  Please bring chapeau, gloves, baldric and sword.  Thank you.

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

Friday, February 21, 2014

Special Olympics Volunteers Are Needed

We are pleased to offer our Coronado Area sponsors the first opportunity to register their employees as volunteers for our upcoming spring competitions:
1)      Coronado Area Tennis Competition
Date:     Saturday, March 15th
Shift:      11:30AM – 4:00PM  (Arrival: 11:30AM – 12:00PM; Volunteer Training: 12:00PM – 12:30PM; Competition: 12:30PM – 3:30PM; Awards: 3:30PM – 4:00PM)
Venue:   Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club (4001 N. Country Club Rd.)
Events:   Singles Match Play, Tennis Individual Skills Competition

·         10 Match Play Officials – Tennis experience/knowledge required
·         20 Match Play Line Judges/Ball Chasers – No experience required
·         40 Tennis Individual Skills Volunteers – Tennis experience required for some jobs (ball feeders), but not for others (score recorders, ball chasers)
·         2  Medical/First Aid Providers – EMT or Registered Nurse    
·         2 – 3 Photographers – Must have own camera and ability to put photos on a CD/DVD    

2)      Coronado Area Track & Field Competition
Date:     Saturday, April 5th
Shift 1:   8:00am – 12:30pm;  Shift 2:  12:00pm – 4:30pm   (Additional Shifts for Volunteer Registration, Set-Up/Take Down, Truck Loading and Opening Ceremonies – Times TBD)
Venue:  Amphi High School (125 W. Yavapai Rd., near Prince Rd. & Stone Ave.)
Events:  25 different track & field events

Assignments:  Between 550 – 600 volunteers are needed throughout the course of the day to fill a variety of assignments, including: officials, timers, athlete escorts, set-up/clean-up crews, volunteer check-in, opening ceremonies parade organizers, photographers and a variety of other tasks.  With the exception of officials and a few other positions, volunteers are generally assigned to jobs at volunteer-check in order to insure that we have adequate coverage in all of the needed areas.  If someone has a specific assignment preference or limitations (e.g., no standing/walking) please make a notation in the comments section of the form.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Priest Appreciation Dinner Reminder

2014 Priest Appreciation Dinner - Tuesday March 4, 2014

Council 15376 is pleased to host this year's Priest Appreciation Dinner for the Diocese of Tucson. The dinner will take place at St. Augustine Cathedral parish hall, 192 S. Stone Ave. in Tucson. Map It!

There will be a social hour at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. The cost is $15 per person and we ask each Knight attending to sponsor one or more priests.
Please confirm your reservation by calling Grand Knight Luis Kamei, (520-241-8244) Deputy Grand Knight Hector Tellez 520-305-6538 or Financial Secretary Alfredo "Fred" Nunez 520-289-1998 by Friday February 28, 2014.

His Excellency Bishop Kicanas will be in attendance as will the Arizona State Officers. We look forward to an evening of fraternity and brotherhood. (This is a stag event, men only).

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Garden of Gethsemane Blessing and Dedication

The restoration of the statues in the Garden of Gethsemane is complete. On Tuesday, Feb 25 at 3 PM, we will gather to bless and dedicate them. Bishop Kicanas will be present as will the Mayor, city and county officials and State Deputy Bryant Sayers. A color corps Honor Guard will also attend.

All are welcome to attend. 

The Garden of Gethsemane is located at 602 West Congress Street (just West of I-10). For a map, Click here.

Monday, February 17, 2014


Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus
Sometimes, the hardest thing about recruiting is taking the first step. Recruiting a new member can be as easy as asking him to join. Amazingly, many individuals haven't joined the Knights simply because they have never been asked to join. When the opportunity arrives, take the initiative and start a conversation with a potential prospect. It’s the first step for recruiting on a one-on-one basis and can yield very positive results.
You are invited to be a Champion Proposer!
Every active member of the Knights of Columbus in Arizona is eligible to participate. All you need to do is recruit a new member, be a friend and guide to them through their application process, escort them to their 1st Degree exemplification, and help start them on their way as a successful brother Knight in our Order. You may enter the contest several times. Please use one entry for each new member you recruit.
As an incentive to be a Champion Proposer:
Þ The Supreme Council awards all Proposers 500 VIP recruitment points  for every new member they recruit into the Order. These points are redeemable for KofC merchandise through the Supreme Council Supply Department.
Þ The Arizona State Council is randomly selecting one (1) Champion Proposer Post Card Entry, for every 100 entries received by May 1, 2014. We are planning on having multiple winners! The winner(s) will be announced on May 2, 2014. The winning Champion Proposer(s) and their wife will receive a very special prize:
            2014 State Convention Champion Proposer’s Package:
¨ 2 Nights’ accommodations at the Del Sol Casino and Hotel, in Tucson Arizona on May 16 & 17, 2014
¨ Convention Registration Fees and $50.00 for travel expenses
¨ Tickets to the Friday Annual Service Awards Banquet, Saturday’s State Deputy’s Breakfast, Delegate’s Lunch and  Ladies’ Luncheon, State Deputy’s Reception, and Saturday’s Annual Banquet, plus special reserved seating & recognition
¨ Prizes are not transferrable. Winners can be Convention Delegates
Please use the 2014 CHAMPION PROPOSER CHALLENGE Entry Form to submit your entries today!
You can find the form on the Arizona State Council’s website.
For more information, please contact your District Deputy. He will be happy to assist you in your recruiting efforts!

Monday, February 10, 2014

First Degree at 5133 Canceled

The 1st degree for Regina Cleri Council 5133, scheduled for tomorrow, Feb 11 2014 has been cancelled. 

Conrad Greer Jr

Sunday, February 9, 2014

107th Annual Convention

The 107th Annual Convention of the Arizona State Council will be held over the weekend of May 15-17, 2014 at Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson. Tucson Council 1200 is pleased to be the host council this year.

The 2014 Annual Convention web site is It contains all the information you need: registration form, program book advertising form, booster ad form, convention gear, links to the reservation website and agendas.

CLICK HERE to download the complete registration packet.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

K of C Charity Golf Tournament

K of C Council 8077 will hold its annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday May 17, 2014 at The Highlands, Dove Mountain, in Marana. 

All proceeds raised by the Knights of Columbus are used for charitable purposes. This organization supports a number of established programs in the community, including youth groups, special food drives, and support for families in crises. This year a substantial amount of the proceeds from the tournament will go to The St. Vincent de Paul Society in Tucson, a chapter of the nationwide organization known for its efforts on behalf of those in need.

CLICK HERE to Download this Flyer and Entry Form.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Priest Appreciation Dinner

All Knights are cordially invited to the “Annual Priest Appreciation Dinner” for the Diocese of Tucson. The Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring this event on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The event this year is being held at St. Augustine Cathedral Parish Hall, 192 South Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701 and hosted by St. Augustine Council 15376.

There will be a social hour beginning at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. The dinner will be a stuffed chicken with various side dishes, dessert & coffee. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know so that we can accommodate those needs. The cost is $15.00 per person and we ask each Knight attending, and all Councils, to sponsor one or more priests. All priests attend free of charge and we need your support to pay for their dinners. Councils should consider paying for their priests’ meals.

Please confirm your reservation with St. Augustine Council 15376 by calling Grand Knight Luis E. Kamei (Cell: 520-241-8244), Deputy Grand Knight Hector Tellez (Cell: 520-305-6538) or Financial Secretary Alfredo “Fred” Nunez (Cell: 520-289-1998) by Friday, February 28, 2014.

His Excellency Gerald Kicanas, Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson, is scheduled to be in attendance as are the State of Arizona Officers of the Knights of Columbus.
We look forward to you joining us for an evening of fraternity and brotherhood.