Supreme/ State Knights

10/30/18

Worthy SK’s,

 SK Andrew Tobin informs on the passing away of his father SK John Tobin on October 21st.  SK John was a former Past State Deputy and Former Vice Supreme Master.  John was also instrumental in the formation Of Council 11827 St. Catherine’s our condolences go out SK Andy Tobin and family.  I have enclosed a message from State Deputy Tom Kalisz.

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This year, our State Deputy has dedicated our good works to Our Lady of Czesto-
chowa because the image of the “Black Madonna” represents Mary’s hope and protec-
tion from evil and persecution, not just for Polish people, but for all people. A de-
tailed description of the pin is available for download below as well as printed in the

KOCOA Newsletter. Our theme this year incorporates the new Supreme program

model: “Faith in Action.” This theme fits perfectly with the State Motto: “Faith in Ac-
tion – Knights Serving God, Serving the Community.” As the State Deputy has men-
tioned before, “this is who we are, this is what we do, and we do it all for the glory of God. “

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Arizona State Officers

State Deputy – Tom Kalisz
State Secretary – Mario Vassallo
State Treasurer – Luigi Baratta
State Advocate – Tom Kato
State Warden – Kevin McCarthy
Immediate Past State Deputy –

Sean Halpain

Also pictured are: Bishop Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix and District Deputy’s for 2018-
2019 Fraternal Years

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8/17/18

The training Supreme offers always has good pointers.
Please sign up and attend.
God bless.
Vivat Jesus,
Council 8386, FS,
Earl V. Boggler
Dear Brother Knight – PLEASE Help Spread the Word!
We had to move the Conducting Effective Church Drives Webinar!! Let all of your fellow officers and council recruiters know!!
Have your church drives been lack luster? Have you stopped conducting church drives because they weren’t successful? You gathered names and not new members? Join us for about an hour and we will discuss proven ways to help your Council Church Drive be successful.
Each council officer and member needs to be a recruiter! So everyone is invited to attend!
Conducting Church Drives that REALLY WORK Training Webinar
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Knights of Columbus
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5/30/18

GREETINGS FROM THE ARIZONA STATE COUNCIL
(111th Annual Arizona State Convention)

Brother Knights, I would first like to thank you for allowing me to be your delegate
to the State Convention from Council 8386. I picked up much important information
and will be placing items in forthcoming newsletters. Secondly, I want to tell you

how inspiring and motivating the conference was. Prior to the Memorial Mass cele-
brated on Saturday, May 19th, the names of deceased Council members were recited

by the State Warden. From our Council, the names of Gordon J. Ackerman, Thomas
A. Gugliotta, and Jerome J. Koenig were remembered. Please be sure to review some
of the items in this edition of the our newsletter. Bob Foster, Council Advocate

State Officers:  Luigi
Barratta, State Advocate; Tom Kalisz,
State Secretary; Sean Halpain, State
Deputy; Larry Becker, Immediate
Past State Deputy; Mario Vassallo,

State Treasurer, Tom Kato, State War-
den.

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2/7/18

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8/8/17

Dear Brother Knight:

This week, more than 2,000 Knights and their families gathered in St. Louis for the 135th Supreme Convention, which was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the last fraternal year, and to chart the course for an even brighter future for the Knights of Columbus.

Papal Message to the convention conveyed the prayers and good wishes of Pope Francis who praised the Order’s efforts to strengthen family life and provide relief to persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Just days before the convention, the Board of Directors authorized a $2 million effort to save Karamdes, a predominantly Christian town in the Nineveh Plain region of Iraq, which was liberated from ISIS late last year.

During my annual report, I announced the “Knights of Columbus Campaign to Save 1 Million Children.” Through our Ultrasound Initiative, we have already provided 829 ultrasound machines and this new campaign aims to reach the goal of 1,000 machines as quickly as possible, so that by 2019 — the 10th anniversary of the initiative — we will have saved an estimated total of 1 million lives.

The Order reached new heights in its charitable works, donating more than $177 million and 75 million hours to charitable causes. Our industry-leading program of insurance “by brother Knights, for brother Knights” continues to provide the finest protection to our families, issuing a new record of more than $8.54 billion of new life insurance last year. We also celebrated the achievements of our fraternal leaders and insurance field force, and presented the Order’s highest honor, the Gaudium et Spes Award, to a courageous Maryknoll priest, Father Gerard Hammond, who has travelled to North Korea more than 50 times to provide humanitarian aid.

The convention was also the occasion for a historic announcement: the introduction of the new uniform of the Fourth Degree. After careful consideration, the Board of Directors took this action motivated by the best interests of the Order as whole and of the Fourth Degree in particular. The new uniform is part of a comprehensive and necessary effort to keep our Order relevant and attractive to men, particularly younger men.

In light of this significant change, I thought it would be helpful to address some of the questions that have been asked about the new uniform.

  1. The cape and chapeau, while popular among some Fourth Degree members, have become dated and are increasingly cited as a reason that eligible Catholic men, especially young men, do not join the Knights of Columbus.
  2. Today there are nearly 2 million members of the Order, but only 358,000 of them are Fourth Degree Knights — less than 20 percent. The old regalia was one reason often given by brother Knights for why they did not want to advance to the Fourth Degree.
  3. We understand that some Fourth Degree members are fond of the old regalia. The cape and chapeau regalia will still be allowed, for a time, in those assemblies and districts that wish to use it, though the preference is for the new uniform.
  4. Ceremonial swords will continue to be part of the Fourth Degree.
  5. The new uniform is designed to be much more versatile than the older regalia and can be worn at a much wider range of functions.
  6. Our choice of uniform, while important, has always been ancillary to the work we do carrying out the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism, and this should always be the case.

We have been testing the new uniform over the past year with key groups of Knights, including those brother Knights who participate in our annual Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage. The feedback we received from these groups has been very positive.

During the convention, the Good of the Order Committee spoke in words I wish to make my own:

“We commend all of the faithful Sir Knights who have proudly worn the Fourth Degree regalia, bringing much respect to the Order. With the new Fourth Degree uniform, recently approved by the Board of Directors, this honor and respect associated with Sir Knights will remain, and it will open the door more widely for a new generation to join their ranks. In a spirit of unity, let us assist with a smooth transition to this new uniform and encourage it to be worn with great dignity and pride.”

Fraternally,

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight


Knights of Columbus 
1 Columbus Plaza, New Haven, CT 06510

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6/22/17

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Who should participate in this webinar?  Every council or assembly officer, whether a long time member or newly elected. All council and assembly officers are Fraternal Leaders and can benefit from attending.
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1/25/17

Fraternal Training 

Fraternal Education, Training and Ceremonials – Leadership Development
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Since the time of our Order’s founding, councils have actively responded to the most pressing issues facing people in their the parish and community and around the world.  By joining a member becomes a part of the Mission established by our Founder, Father Michael McGivney.
Unfortunately, many Knights don’t understand the extent of this mission. Council officers and members need to help their Brother Knights be seen as an active partner in their parish and community.  In our next webinar, learn how to:
  • Keep Ceremonial Promises
  • Attract Younger Members through Service Projects 
  • Spread our Mission through Charitable Outreach

This webinar will be conducted LIVE on Wed. Feb. 1, 2017 at 8 PMEastern time.  The webinar will be recorded for On-Demand participation about 30 minutes following it’s conclusion.

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3/11/16

Important Message from The State Deputy
Brothers,
PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE AND ATTACHMENT TO ALL KNIGHTS IN YOUR COUNCIL!
As I said earlier this week, this is an exciting time for the Arizona jurisdiction! We are so close to hitting a huge milestone in our state’s history! In a few days, it is projected that we will have 16,000 active members in our great state!
I sent you a message about something fun for the 16,000th member and his proposer……..
To help make this a fun event for all our councils and members, we are introducing a contest for the 16,000th member and his Proposer. Both Brother Knights and their wives will be invited to be the State Deputy’s guests at the 2016 State Convention’s Friday Night Awards Banquet, in Tucson Arizona. That evening, they will receive special seating and special recognition. Here is the link to the information on the 2016 State Convention. We will notify the 16,000th member and his Proposer, along with the rest of the state, once the winner has been determined.
I also want to remind you of the great State incentive program we have for every Brother Knight in  Arizona. The 2015-2016 Arizona Star Recruiter Program. Everyone who recruits a member is eligible for this fun program. I’ve attached a copy of the brochure to this email. Please read the brochure and start sending in your prize entries now!
To increase your chances to win, as soon as possible, please submit all the Form 100’s you have for new members who have completed the Admissions Degree tomembershiprecords@kofc.org
It will be a honor to have the 16,000th member in your council! Thank you for your good work in building the domestic Church, while strengthening your Parish, as we grow our Order in strength.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Vivat Jesus!
Larry Becker
State Deputy
Arizona State Council
Knights of Columbus
PO Box 1944
Gilbert AZ 85299
Cell: 480.760.5122
Email: azlarry@cox.net

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1/18/16

Brothers,

During the week of February 16-19, 2016 there will be a Diocesan Eucharistic Congress held at SS Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017.  This is a very special week which will include Daily Mass with Keynote Speakers to follow, Special Exhibits, 40 Hours Devotion, 24 Hour Reconciliation and much more.

The Cathedral has requested the assistance of the Knights. There is a need to assist with some security for the 40 Hours Devotion and 24 Hour Reconciliation.

Specifically what is need is a few Knights for security Wednesday, February 17th and Thursday, February 18th, from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am.  Will you please pass this request along to the members of your Council and see if any Brothers would be willing to help.  If so we are thinking of have at least 2 or 3 knights each take two hours shifts.  If they could respond to me with their NAME, COUNCIL Number and possible time they can help.  The shifts would be:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight
Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight
Thursday, February 19, 2016
12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

For more information on the Eucharistic Congress go to the website at:
http://simonjude.org/ or SEE ATTACHMENTS below.

Please distribute this request widely, and thank you in advance for doing so.

Vivat Jesus!
Rick Garrison
Knights of Columbus
State Executive Secretary
KofCRick@Q.com
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Preview attachment 2016 Eucharistic Congress Schedule of Events.pdf

2016 Eucharistic Congress Schedule of Events.pdf

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10/19/15

We are proud to announce that a new Knights of Columbus produced documentary film on Our Lady of Guadalupe begins airing across the country this Sunday on ABC affiliated stations. Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message paints a comprehensive and inspiring picture of the history, facts, legacy and continued relevance of Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the western hemisphere and beyond. The airings are presented as part of ABC’s Visions and Values Series and have a broadcast window from Oct. 11 to Dec. 10.

Over the course of four days in December 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared to an indigenous convert named Juan Diego. Most experts and historians affirm that more than any other, this event, and the image miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego’s tilma (cloak), has resulted in the mass conversion of millions of Native Americans to the Catholic faith. The message of Our Lady of Guadalupe helped to build bridges between the two worlds and began the transformation of our continent. Her appearance compelled people and cultures to unite under her mantle of compassion and charity in a way that didn’t exist before. Through her intercession, then and now, Americans have found a deep sense of common faith, hope and identity.

Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message brings this remarkable history to life through modern reenactments, 3D animations of the mysterious image which allow viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the intricacies of the centuries-old wonder and interviews with leading theologians, historians and experts on the scientific inquiries into the story. The film delves into the inexplicable existence of the image on Juan Diego’s tilma, the mystery found in her eyes and unveils breaking new anthropological insights into the symbols that spoke directly to the hearts of the indigenous people.

For more information about the film, including broadcast times and the DVD release, visit www.guadalupethefilm.com or follow the hashtag #guadalupethefilm.

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Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

Sep 28 (1 day ago)
Dear Brother Knight,

Pope Francis’s historic visit to the United States has inspired our nation toward a greater commitment to the flourishing of all of creation through respect for the dignity of the human person, especially the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn. This week we have the opportunity to put this call into action.

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider a bill, H.R. 3495, “The Women’s Public Health and Safety Act,” which will allow states the freedom to exclude abortion providers from Medicaid funding. Please contact your representative with this message and encourage him or her to vote for this important legislation. Taxpayers should not be forced to fund the abortion industry, either directly or indirectly.

In his address to the U.S. bishops last week, Pope Francis reminded us of our responsibility to speak out to protect life:

The innocent victim of abortion, children who die of hunger or from bombings, immigrants who drown in the search for a better tomorrow, the elderly or the sick who are considered a burden, the victims of terrorism, wars, violence and drug trafficking, the environment devastated by man’s predatory relationship with nature – at stake in all of this is the gift of God, of which we are noble stewards but not masters. It is wrong, then, to look the other way or to remain silent.
Supporting this legislation is one small but important step we can take on behalf of those who need of our protection. Thank you once again for your efforts on behalf of human life.

Vivat Jesus!

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 752-4000

 

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9/18/15

Dear Brother Knights,

Congress is set to vote in the coming days on three important pro-life measures. In the House, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134) would put a one-year moratorium on funding for the organization unless it agrees to abandon its abortion practice. Also in the House, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504) provides federal criminal and civil penalties for failing to provide care to an infant who has survived an abortion attempt. Next week, the Senate is expected to take up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1553), which bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, the point at which experts agree that the unborn feel pain. Please contact your elected representatives in support of these measures.

Click here to take action on the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134)

Click here to take action on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504)

Click here to take action on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1553)

At the heart of these three pieces of legislation is recognition of the dignity of the unborn child. In the past several weeks, through the release of several undercover videos, the United States has received a distinct call to reexamine its conscience regarding abortion, which claims the lives of over a million unborn children every year in this country.
As you may know, most of the videos show or explain some aspect of the harvesting of organs for monetary compensation, including the grisly details of how these organs are extracted from recently aborted babies, many of them late-term.

Congress has held two hearings, one in the House Judiciary Committee, and one in the Energy and Commerce Committee, investigating the practices of Planned Parenthood and shining a light on this disregard for human life.

I was moved recently to see this video interview of Utah Congresswoman Mia Love discussing the Planned Parenthood videos: “Here we are in the United States of America, and our job is to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—first and foremost life,” she said.

There simply is no good reason for taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood or any organization that performs abortions.

Thank you for all you do in support of the dignity of human life.

Vivat Jesus!

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

Knights of Columbus

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9/4/15

Dear Brother Knight,

The Knights of Columbus is committed to assisting our Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering in the Middle East. At this year’s Supreme Convention, I announced a “Season of Truth” dedicated to raising awareness of their plight, and the plight of other religious minorities in the region.

The violence in the Middle East has led to many deaths and the greatest refugee crisis since WWII. Over four million people have been displaced. Among the most affected are Iraqi and Syrian Christians, who are the victims of ongoing systematic cleansing and persecution. While the Christian population in Iraq once numbered above a million, violence has reduced that number by more than 65%. This human catastrophe has drawn commentary from Pope Francis, who said this of the persecution:

Today we are dismayed to see how in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus. In this third world war, waged piecemeal, … a form of genocide is taking place.

As Knights of Columbus we cannot be part of what Pope Francis has called the “complicit silence” of many who hear of these atrocities and do nothing. We must act.

To date, we have donated more than $4 million to relief efforts in Iraq and Syria through the Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief Fund. We have also launched a website and released a commercial to raise awareness of the crisis. However, more assistance is needed, as the response from the international community has been woefully inadequate.

Please go to christiansatrisk.org to learn more about this humanitarian emergency and to make a donation that will provide material assistance to these refugees. Please also consider sharing this message with your family and friends.

As Knights of Columbus, we are called to stand in solidarity with all those Christians around the world who are suffering from violent persecution, offering spiritual and material assistance to these victims of crimes against humanity. Please pray daily for our Christian brothers and sisters—for their perseverance in faith and hope, the improvement of their living conditions, and the restoration of peace in their land.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.

Vivat Jesus!

Carl Anderson
Supreme Knight

Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 752-4000

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8/3/15

Dear Brother Knight:

On Monday, August 3, the U.S. Senate will hold a key vote on S. 1881, a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. We strongly urge you to contact your Senators and encourage them to support this bill.

Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider, performing well over 300,000 abortions annually. Over the past few weeks, video evidence has emerged suggesting that they are selling the organs of aborted unborn children for profit. These videos reveal the stark brutality of the abortion procedure and the callousness with which Planned Parenthood seeks to profit from the harvesting of the organs of unborn children. These revelations have shocked the conscience of our nation.

Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million in taxpayer funding annually. S. 1881 removes taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood, while leaving funding levels for health care programs the same; the bill channels taxpayer dollars through other organizations.

Pope Francis has called abortion the product of a “widespread mentality of profit, the throwaway culture, which has today enslaved the hearts and minds of so many.” S. 1881 ensures that our tax dollars and healthcare programs are not made part of this mentality.

Please email your Senator immediately. Encourage them to support S. 1881, the bill to Defund the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Share this link and encourage your family, friends, and members of your community to do the same. Thank you for all you do to build a culture of life.

Fraternally,

The Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 752-4000

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7/18/15

Dear Fraternal Leader:

There is still time to participate in the next Fraternal Leader Training and Best Practices Webinar. This webinar is geared toward ALL fraternal leaders and we encourage you to pass this email along to all council, district and diocesan or chapter officers.  Follow the link below to register and then be at your computer with the sound turned up on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  All fraternal leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate; whether you are an elected or appointed leader.

To register, please click the link below, or copy and paste it into your browser:
http://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1021441/0AFE41F991186EDEB9F4931A6599D51F

The focus of our webinar will be on how to have a successful fraternal year by:

  • Promoting year-long sustained council membership growth by keeping your council focused on the mission of the Order
  • Using the Fraternal Leader Success Planner as a tool to plan ahead and communicate with your fellow officers and members
  • Building strategic alliance partners that help your council be or become the “go-to charitable service organization” in your parish and community.

Register for this webinar even if you cannot participate in the live presentation!  The webinar is recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing following the live event. To access the on demand presentation you still need to register

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Gary Nolan, Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials at 203-752-4347 or email gary.nolan@kofc.org.

Fraternally Yours,

Gary R. Nolan
Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials

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7/9/15

Dear Fraternal Leader:

The fraternal year is charging forward and now is the time to get your council on track! Please SAVE THE DATE andSPREAD THE WORD to participate in our Fraternal Leader Training and Best Practices Webinar!! This webinar is geared toward ALL fraternal leaders and we encourage you to pass this email along to all council, district and diocesan or chapter officers.  Follow the link below to register and then be at your computer with the sound up on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  All fraternal leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate; whether you are an elected or appointed leader.

To register, please click the link below, or copy and paste it into your browser:
http://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1021441/0AFE41F991186EDEB9F4931A6599D51F

The focus of our webinar will be on how to have a successful fraternal year by:

  • Promoting year-long sustained council membership growth by keeping your council focused on the mission of the Order
  • Using the Fraternal Leader Success Planner as a tool to plan ahead and communicate with your fellow officers and members
  • Building strategic alliance partners that help your council be or become the “go-to charitable service organization” in your parish and community.

Register for this webinar even if you cannot participate in the live presentation!  The webinar is recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing following the live event. To access the on demand presentation you still need to register

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Gary Nolan, Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials at 203-752-4347 or email gary.nolan@kofc.org.

Fraternally Yours,

Gary R. Nolan
Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials

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6/6/15

Dear Fraternal Leader:

There’s still time to register for the webinar focusing on the importance of finishing the fraternal year on a high note and getting off to a quick start to the next fraternal year.  The webinar will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

.  All fraternal leaders, whether finishing their term or newly elected or appointed, are encourage to participate.  Participation in the webinar is through your computer.

We would like to have two representatives from each council registered for this important webinar.  We encourage you to register even if you cannot remain online for the entire presentation.  By registering, you will receive a link to a recorded version of the webinar that you may listen to at your convenience.

This town hall-type meeting will focus on:

  • Finishing the year strong by measuring success and planning
  • Ensuring a smooth changeover in council leadership and getting off to a quick start
  • Planning ahead and keeping on track for a successful fraternal year

Please SAVE THE DATE and PASS THE WORD!! This training session will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  ALL fraternal leaders whether finishing their term or newly elected or appointed are encouraged to attend.

Please click on the link below to register for this event:
http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=984302&s=1&k=245B53C1A085350AEBD1CFECEC6C8702

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Gary Nolan, Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials at gary.nolan@kofc.org.

Fraternally Yours,
Gary R. Nolan
Vice President for Training and Ceremonials

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5/16/15

Dear Fraternal Leader:

The Knights of Columbus is pleased to invite you to take part in a web training session for fraternal leaders. 

This session will be geared toward ALL fraternal leaders and we encourage you to pass this email along to those members you think will benefit from this webinar. This webinar will discuss the importance of finishing the fraternal year on a high note and getting off to a quick start for the next fraternal year.  This town hall-type meeting will focus on:

•    Finishing the year strong by measuring success and planning
•    Ensuring a smooth changeover in council leadership and getting off to a quick start
•    Planning ahead and keeping on track for a successful fraternal year

Please SAVE THE DATE and PASS THE WORD!! This training session will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  ALL fraternal leaders whether finishing their term or newly elected or appointed are encouraged to attend.

Please click on the link below to register for this event:
http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=984302&s=1&k=245B53C1A085350AEBD1CFECEC6C8702

We encourage you to register for this webinar even if you cannot view the entire live webinar presentation. The webinar will recorded an available for on-demand viewing following the live event.

If you have questions regarding this event, please call Gary Nolan, Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials at 203-752-4347 or emailgary.nolan@kofc.org.

Fraternally Yours,

Gary R. Nolan
Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials

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5/12/15

Brother Knight,

The World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia (September 2227, 2015) is expected to attract well in excess of a million people to the City of Brotherly Love. Archbishop Chaput and the Philadelphia archdiocese need volunteers to welcome and assist the many visitors and support the scheduled events.

In a spirit of service, Knights and their family members are invited to volunteer during the course of the six days of activities. Opportunities are available for a variety of tasks and events; multilingual volunteers are requested in particular to assist with translation.

All volunteers must be 18 or older, reside in the United States and apply through the World Meeting of Families website. For security purposes, all applicants will be subject to background screenings.

A Vatican-sponsored international gathering and visit from the Holy Father are not only rare, but a blessing for the United States and the Greater Philadelphia area. Please consider the significance of this occasion and the unique opportunities it offers to participate in such important events.

Please volunteer today.

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4/15/15

Brother Knights,

With summer just around the corner it’s time to stock up on warm-weather gear for yourself and your council by visiting knightsgear.com. Check out our flyer featuring some summer items or visit us atknightsgear.com today.

Knights of Columbus

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March 1, 2015

From: Larry Becker, State Deputy

Brothers,

Lent is a season when Catholics focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.

Lent is a great time to “repent”, return to God, and re-focus our lives to be more in line with Jesus. It’s a 40 day trial run in changing

our lifestyles and letting God change our hearts. We might try one of these practices for Lent:

 Fasting: Some people have been known to go without food for days. But that’s not the only way to fast. We can fast

by cutting out some of the things in our lives that distract us from God. We can give up some activity like worry or

reality TV to spend time outside enjoying God’s creation.

 Service: Some Catholics take something on for Christ. We can commit to help a stranger, co-worker, or friend

everyday of Lent. Serving others is one way we serve God.

 Prayer: Catholics also use Lent as a time of intentional prayer.

During this Lenten season, brother Knights in Arizona have several ways to fast, serve, and pray. “40 Days for Life” is a

focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end

abortion. There are numerous campaigns happening throughout Arizona from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. You are

strongly encouraged to participate in these campaigns. Many councils and parishes have campaign dates already set.

Please sign up for a block of time to pray on the front lines. For more information, please reach out to Mike Rimbey,

Arizona State Council’s Chairman for “40 Days for Life” at MikeRimbey@aol.com or www.40daysforlife.com

We can serve others by bringing Catholic men and their families closer to Christ by asking them to join our Order. March

29th is Founder’s Day, which marks the day when Connecticut approved the charter of the Knights of Columbus in 1882.

To commemorate this, Supreme is asking every council in the entire Order is asked to conduct a Church Membership

Drive and a 1st Degree exemplification during March. Your Church Drive should focus on inviting men to join us in our

service to the Church. Your District Deputy is available to help and support you with this. He will be asking you for your

commitment for a successful drive.

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson says, “I believe our saintly founder sees into the hearts of his brother Knights today. One

hundred years from now, he will not be surprised by what his brother Knights continue to accomplish.” This March, let’s

make Father McGivney’s dream our own. Let’s continue his mission of building our Order stronger to serve our Church,

protecting Catholic families, and bring men closer to Christ. After all, it’s part of what being a Knight is all about.

Remember that by living our State theme, “I will choose Christ, I will choose love, I choose to serve”, you and your

council will exemplify our four principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. With this, your current members

and your new members can be an enormous force for good in your council, Church, family, and community.

Vivat Jesus!

Larry Becker

State Deputy

Fraternal Services 

Mar 7 (4 days ago)

We’re sorry you were not able to attend Knights of Columbus Fraternal Training Webinar Focusing on Orderwide Initiatives to Promote Council Growth.This webcast can now be viewed On-demand. Use the link below to enter the webcast at any time.
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Thank you and enjoy the webcast!EMAIL:  rowleydonald@gmail.com

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Brother Knights
SEE OUR DECEMBER FLYER

Q: Ever wonder how to participate in the Knights of Columbus program?

A: Coats For Kids now easier than ever before!

In 2009, the Knights of Columbus launched the Coats For Kids initiative, designed to keep kids warm in harsh winter climates.  Since the program’s inception, the Knights of Columbus in the United States and Canada has given away more than 200,000 coats to children in need.  Now, it’s even easier for your council or assembly to participate in this wonderful program by going to Knights Gear.

These coats for charity can be purchased online at Knights Gear.  You can pay by credit card, or Council/Assembly Officers can charge by going to our online store through Officers Online.

Q: Ever wonder where that great Knights of Columbus merchandise comes from?

A: 2014 Christmas Collection and more now available at the official online store of the Knights of Columbus!

The 2014 Knights of Columbus Christmas Collection is now available in our online store!  Great new ornaments and Christmas-related items are available to keep the reason for the season top of mind.  Make sure to check out the handmade ornaments produced by an artist in Ohio.  They will make a great addition to your family’s tree.

Order soon for delivery before Christmas!

 

Hundreds of Knights Gear items are available at the official online store of the Knights of Columbus.

 

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Membership growth is essential to the success of the Knights of Columbus. With the addition of each new member, the Order is better able to serve the Church and those most in need in our communities. But it isn’t just the Order that benefits from new members. Each new member benefits too.

As a new brother Knight, a man has the opportunity to grow in his faith through our many programs and resources and to live out his faith through service to God and his neighbor. A new brother Knight also gains access to our top-rated insurance to protect his family.

When a man joins the Knights of Columbus, it’s a win for everyone: for him, for his family, for his Church, for the community and for the Order.

During the recent 2014 Organizational Meeting of State Deputies, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson addressed the Order’s leaders on keys to success in their role, including the need to grow each jurisdiction in membership. Excerpts from his address are included in this short video.

Please take the time to watch these remarks, share them with your brother Knights, and use them as inspiration as you plan your own recruitment efforts for the coming fraternal year.

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