Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Don't Let Tax Scammers Get Away With It

Two Ways Tax Scammers Might Target You

It’s that time of year — tax time. It’s also a great time to get up to speed on tax-related scams. Here are two ways tax scammers might target you:

Tax identity theft
This kind of identity theft happens when someone files a fake tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund or a job. You find out about it when you get a letter from the IRS saying:

·        more than one tax return was filed in your name, or
·        IRS records show wages from an employer you don’t know

If you get a letter like this, contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490. You can find more about tax identity theft at and

IRS imposter scams
This time scammers aren’t pretending to be you — they’re posing as the IRS. They call you up saying you owe taxes, and threaten to arrest you if you don’t pay right away. They might know all or part of your Social Security number, and they can rig caller ID to make it look like the call is coming from Washington, DC – when it could be coming from anywhere. Leaving you no time to think, they tell you to put the money on a prepaid debit card and tell them the card number right away.
The real IRS won’t ask you to pay with prepaid debit cards or wire transfers, and won’t ask for a credit card number over the phone. When the IRS contacts people about unpaid taxes, they usually do it by mail. 
If you have a question about your taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040 or go to You can report IRS imposter scams to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) online or at 800-366-4484, and to the FTC at

Orange Harvest at Benedictine Monastery


The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at the Tucson Monastery located at 800 N. Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ need your help to harvest their orange crop. Families welcome but it is best to not bring small children.

Bring ladders, big buckets, crates or boxes with hand-holds, gloves.

Date:  January 31
Time:  8 AM – 11:00 am or when we finish J

Carpooling is encouraged.

The Sisters provide a lunch for us and most definitely appreciate the help that they receive.  Here are a few pictures from good times past…see you there!


Rosary Novena Starting Jan 23 at Benedictine Monastery

The Knights from the U of A Council at the Newman Center will lead the first Rosary Novena at the Benedictine Monastery. The Novena will continue as described below.  All Knights and families are welcome to join.

Rosary Novena And Evening Prayer Services
(beginning Friday, Jan. 23, and concluding Saturday, Jan. 31),
Benedictine Sisters' Monastery
800 N. Country Club Rd.

Friday, Jan. 23 - Rosary at 6:30 p.m. led by the University of Arizona Newman Center's Knights of Columbus. Vespers will follow at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24 - Rosary at 2 p.m. led by the 2000 Ave Maria Group.
Vespers will take place at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 25 - Rosary at 5:30 p.m. led by the Our Lady Queen of All Saints youth group.
Vespers will be at 6 p.m. followed by refreshments in the assembly room.
Monday, Jan. 26 - Rosary at 6:30 p.m. will be led by the Barrio rosary group.
 Vespers will follow at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 27 - Rosary at 6 p.m. will be led by the San Juan Pablo II rosary group from Our Mother of Sorrows. Vespers will be at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 - Rosary at 3:45 p.m. will be led by Grupo Latina.
Vespers will follow at 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 29 - Rosary at 6:30 p.m. will be led by the Marion Movement of Priests from St. Thomas Apostle, Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Odilia, St. Elizabeth, St. Mark and Our Lady of the Desert Parishes.
Vespers will be at 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 30 - Rosary at 6:30 p.m. will be led by Rogelio and Monica Frisbie-Garcia who are representing the Shrine of Our Lady of the Sierras.
Vespers will follow at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 31 - The close of Rosary Novena will begin at 5 p.m. and be led by the Benedictine Sisters.
Vespers will conclude the event at 5:30 p.m.

Sr. Ramona Varela, OSB
Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

FW: Parade of Lights DownTown Tucson, KofC float, on NBC News

Subject: Parade of Lights DownTown Tucson, KofC float, on NBC News

Sir Knight Antonio Otero was interviewed on the NBC News affiliate, KVOA, channel 4.  Click on the web address.

Approximate marker 043 to marker to 058 on the video.

A Blessed and Merry Christmas to all, Ray