Thursday, July 31, 2014

FW: From Mar Abraham Chaldean Church- Press Release

Please give this message a wide distribution.


The Knights of Columbus are urged to support our brother and sister Catholics from the Chaldean Catholic Church of Iraq by attending the following Mass and prayer vigil.

The Msgr. Felix Shabi, Corbishop of the Chaldean Catholic Vicariate of Arizona, will celebrate a Mass at 6:30 p.m. August 1, 2014. It will take place at the Mar Abraham Church, 6816 E. Cactus Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Mass will be followed by a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. The event is being held to focus attention on the plight of Christians who were driven from their home by the Islamic State, the group that gained control of Mosul in early June.  

Crosses were taken down from churches that were later looted, burned or destroyed. An announcement made from loudspeakers in Mosul on June 18, 2014, demanded that Christians either pay the jizya – a special tax reserved for 'infidels' — convert to Islam, or die. Many Christians fled the city and were later stripped of their vehicles, money, and jewelry. They have sought refuge in some of the Christian villages near Mosul or in Kurdistan.

"The Lord Jesus said 'Without me, you can do nothing," so we are putting all our trust in him, imploring him so that he can hear our prayers and the prayers of the persecuted brothers and sisters in Iraq, so that he can hear the cries of their agony," said Msgr. Felix Shabi. "We also have to raise our voices to ask the government to do something to save these poor people, either by creating a safe haven for them in Iraq or by facilitating their exit visas so they can join their families here in America or elsewhere."

John S. Garcia
Public Relations Director
Arizona State Council
(602) 525-4424

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Please be sure this gets to all councils and assemblies. The Arizona Rosary Celebration needs your support as soon as possible. The ad forms may be found on our chapter web site 

Pete Karculias
Chief Judge John M Roll Chapter

Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:31:14 -0700
Subject: Fw: ARC Ads
Worthy Chapter President Luis.

Forwarded in case you would like to send to Chapter councils/assemblies/knights on our chapter distribution. Especially regards comment by Larry Costanzo.

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:45 AM, LarryCostanzo <> wrote:

What stands out is the lack of ads from Knights – councils, assemblies and individuals..

Col. Larry Costanzo, USAF (Ret)
Chairman, AZ Rosary Celebration
Former Supreme Master
Knights of Columbus

The benefits of freedom are not free, but freedom is a benefit at whatever the price.

ARC Folks,

I have attached the spread sheet for ads to this email.

We have sold ads in the amount of $10,652.00 of which $7,802.00 has been collected.

With only 24 days left, we have a long way to go.

Vivat Jesus!
Rick Garrison
Knights of Columbus
State Executive Secretary
Arizona Rosary Celebration

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

AZ District 2 Knights in Action

District 2 donated 50 wheelchairs to needy recipients in southern Arizona recently. Here is a link to the article on the Supreme Web site.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2014 Knights at the ballpark

The 2014 Knights at the Ballpark will be on Aug 30, 2014. Councils can order tickets and bus reservations now. For each ticket sold, $2 will be donated to Special Olympics, $2 to the State Council and $2 to your council.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Postponed Painting Party now July 26th!

My Brothers;
Due to Sister Lupita's passing and her memorial services this Saturday, July 19th, we have postponed the Painting Party to July 26th starting at 7 AM +/-.  We have to have everything painted and cleaned up on July 26th.  The first Mass in the Chapel is scheduled for August 2nd.

Questions? Call me at 403-5003.
Vivat Jesus, Ray Obral