Wednesday, August 13, 2014

AZ Rosary Celebration - Holy Hour and Dinner

Join us for a Holy Hour, Dinner, Fellowship, Fun
and the Opportunity to Meet the Speaker

Arizona Rosary Celebration Dinners


Friday, October 10, 2014

Holy Hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Santa Catalina Catholic Church
14380 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85739

Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Santa Catalina Church Hall

Proudly presented by the Knights of Columbus Santa Catalina Council #12345
This event provides a homemade Italian dinner for $10.00 per person and also features
Guest Speaker Very Rev. Juan-Diego Brunetta, O.P.


DEADLINE is October 3, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Update on Brother Ross Estivillo

[received from Joe Keaney, PGK, Co. 10762]

            I met with Ross today. He is suffering from cancer and his situation is not bright. He has been at Cornerstone Hospital  for almost 2 months and there seems to be little they can do for him at this time. He would like to go back to Wilcox and stay at home for the remainder of his days, but the hospital is considering sending him to another facility in the Tucson area. His wife stays with him, in his room, at the Cornerstone.

            He was Grand Knight for his council in Wilcox for 10 years, and has great respect for the Knights. If you have time please stop in and say hello to Ross.

            Thanks Joe K.

Begin forwarded message:

Subject: Hospitalized Brother Knight would like visits
Date: August 9, 2014 11:23:05 AM MST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

PGK Joe Keaney informed us that Fr. Harry (St. Pius X) called him about a visit with a Brother Knight at Cornerstone Hospital - which is behind Walmart on Speedway.  This man and his family are from Wilcox, and he belongs to a Council in that area. This man may be in the hospital for some time and would like to visit with some fellow Knights from our area. His name is Ross Estivillo and he is in room 210.

He would like to welcome all who would care to spend some time with him.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Holy Hour for Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, site of prayer event on August 22, 2014

Dear Brother Knights:

By now, you've heard about the horrible persecution of the Christians of Iraq. These are desperate times for the Church in Iraq, where ISIS terrorists seized control of Mosul June 11. A week later, they demanded that all Christians either convert to Islam, pay the "infidel" tax or die. Many Christians were killed outright.

Christians have lived on the Nineveh plain (Mosul) for 1,600 years, but now, thousands have had to flee to surrounding villages or Kurdistan. Many were stripped of money, passports, jewelry, vehicles and even their shoes at ISIS checkpoints.

On August 1, 2014 the Mar Abraham Church in Scottsdale held a candlelight vigil to focus attention on the plight of Christians who were driven from their home by the Islamic State. This event was well attended by our Brother Knights. Still, the Christians of Iraq need our continued prayer support.

Brothers, I am asking you to attend a Holy Hour on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. This will take place at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017. Fr. Felix Shabi, pastor of the Chaldean Catholic Church of Arizona, will offer the scriptural reflection at the holy hour.

There will be a collection taken with proceeds sent to the Catholic Church in Iraq to help the persecuted Christians there. Let's pack the cathedral on August 22nd and show our brothers and sisters in Iraq that their suffering is not going unnoticed.

Fraternally yours,

Larry Becker

State Deputy

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Silver Rose is in Tucson

Worthy Chapter President, District Deputy and Brother Luis.  Greetings.  Today, I met with Worthy District Deputy Jon Gordon between Yuma and Tucson to receive the Silver Rose and accompanying materials and transport them to Tucson.  Praise be to God, all went well and the Silver Rose is with me in Tucson.  Could you please help spread the word that the Silver Rose is now in Tucson and will be for only a limited time (this next week) and will move to Sierra Vista next Saturday? St.  Augustine Cathedral council has the Silver Rose reserved for next Friday night, August 8 and I intend to make arrangements to transfer it to Worthy District Deputy Larry Powers on Saturday, August 9.  I understand that he will make arrangements with Worthy District Deputy Bob Julian  for the transfer to Phoenix after the Silver Rose travels through Southeast Arizona.  So if you or our Worthy Chapter Secretary could help spread the word, it would be most appreciated:

The Silver Rose is in Tucson from today (August 1)   until Friday  (August 8).  All councils are encouraged to contact District Deputy Tom Bayham by phone (906-5170) or by email ( to arrange for the Silver Rose to travel to their councils and parishes.  Parish Holy Hours are encouraged with the permission of your Pastors.  Many prayer books are available for an approximately half hour prayer and meditation, and the Silver Rose may be displayed in appropriate places for viewing by the entire congregation for a larger block of time.