From Our Chaplain

 

Dear Brothers in Christ, 

We have come to the threshold of a new year! I pray that the passage into this new year of grace will inspire each of you to step over a threshold of recommitment…a resolution to take time to open your heart to the unconditional and abundant love that God offers you, walking with you in the ordinary events of each day.  Christmas is a celebration of God’s coming to earth in the flesh of the Eternal Word, and not only in JESUS, the love and light of God lives in each of us also, and in all of creation…if we are open to seeing it.

Epiphany means MANIFESTATION… God is SEEN, shown to us as a human being. We marvel at the story of those “wise men”, following a star that led them to JESUS, LIGHT of the WORLD!  They journeyed toward the light… just as we can journey into and through this new year, trusting in the guiding light of the Holy Spirit. 

This is 2021, a new year (and we are all anxious to have a new and safe world where we can meet and serve again)!  As we continue to give great physical attention to mask and social distancing from others, as an act of charity - for everyone’s safety, we could take advantage of this time to give attention to our inner spiritual health: 
Spending time 

  • examining my “heart health”, resolving to take steps toward repairing relationships, forgiving myself and becoming the person that God has created and redeemed me to be.
  • examining my “seeing health”, resolving to look for and celebrate the goodness around me, seeing Christ in the eyes of those around me.
  • And examining my “hearing health”, resolving to listen for the voice of God, as He speaks to me, through Scripture, the teachings of the Church, and my conscience; listening to the deep down truth, wisdom and beliefs that are waiting for my attention and action.

Even a pinpoint of light has a great effect in darkness.  Let your light shine, Brothers!

VIVAT JESUS!

Fr. Greg
Chaplain

 

Upcoming Events

Council 4584 Upcoming Events

Assistance is needed to help Cat Rustenbeck, sister of SK CJ (Carl) Rustenbeck in emptying a storage shed at Cochise Stronghold, on 9 March, start time is 9:30AM.

The next monthly COR dialog will be held Saturday 16 March starting with the 9 AM mass at St. Andrews. All knights are encouraged to attend. Please publicize this to other men who are not knights and encourage them to attend as well.

Fr. Richard is leading the Lenten Mission with masses at 7pm from 11-13 March, please consider attending.

Fr Noriegas funeral is Saturday March 16 at St Luke's Church in Douglas. Rosary is at 10:15 am. Mass is at 11am. Hope to see as many Knights as possible.

Volunteers are needed as Hospitality Ministers for the 5pm Saturday Masses!

The annual Lenten Fish Fry began on 16 February and runs every Friday until the 22nd of March.  Volunteer servers, cashiers, bussers, and general support persons are needed.  Food collections and donations will be held at Stations of the Cross and the Fish Fries we have raised over $900 so far!

Assistance is needed for a clean up on 23 March at 8AM, no Yard Work, this is a trash clean up, we are looking for 4 to 5 people to assist.  Should only take a couple of hours.

On 29 March the Knights are assisting with the Good Friday Liturigal Service, we are helping get the word out about the importance of the Good Friday Mass

Knights are needed to assist at the Sunrise Service at the Park on 31 March, we are serving Coffee and Donuts

Bisbee Council 0863 is the oldest established Council in Arizona. The Bisbee Council was was established in 1904 and holds the title of "Mother Council" for the state of Arizona.  They are having a celebration on the 6th of April, with a Mass at 11am.  Come out and show support to the Mother Council!

Chaplain’s Summation: 

Beyond the parish, we are also an important part of our neighborhood.  Being good neighbors, there are three projects needing our attention.  The three new projects benefit the Carmichael Neighborhood Association in which the council participates, the City of Sierra Vista, and the Knights and our parish community.  The Association wants to get rid of the weeds alongside the Bella Vista water tower by Carmichael School and plant lantanas, supported by a City grant.  The Knights weed that whole area every August before School starts; the Association didn’t know that so the Knights will incorporate the planting and care of lantanas.  Given their grant, all that is needed is a group to provide the manpower to plant lantanas and water them in the area.  The WGK, a member of the Carmichael Neighborhood Association, said “can do”.  The second project is the kiosk which stands in front of Kino Hall.  The kiosk was turned over to the City to be used as a bus stop and needs repair.  Many people use the Little Library associated with the bus stop and use the bus stop as a shelter in winter.  BK Tom applied for a City grant to cover the cost of the repairs to the bus stop.  All we need to do is provide the manpower to get the job done.  The third project is the Knights’ Way, the area commemorating our deceased Brothers.  We need to establish a date for completion of this project.  Memorial Day would be the most obvious date for completion. As the weather warms, we need to finish the installation of the Knights’ Way by the Ave Maria tower, the Knights’ tower.  Again, turning out to support the Annual Catholic Appeal is what you do best and have been doing for 34 years; making sure this parish is one of the leaders in the Diocese in terms of the response to the Annual Catholic Appeal.  Our Council has set the standard for parishes in supporting the ACA.  The Bishop truly appreciates the fact it is the Knights of Columbus who are leading in the successful response to the Appeal.  Again, let’s make these projects good for the neighborhood because if we, as Catholics, are in the neighborhood, that’s a better neighborhood.

Brother Knights....

The next monthly COR dialog will be held Saturday 16 March starting with the 9 AM mass at St. Andrews. All knights are encouraged to attend. Please publicize this to other men who are not knights and encourage them to attend as well.

Any Knight is also able to serve in the Columbian Association as a director, contact the CABOD president for more information.

Recent Events

Here are some highlights from recent events

Sunday 19 June The Knights and Parish participated in the Corpus Christi Procession.

Fundraising

 

Join a Bingo Team!!

Help Earn Money For Your Council!!

 

The number of games is being reduced allowing the sessions to end earlier. 

Each member who signs in will earn $75 for the the session they work. 

Bingo is on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.

Please call the hall 520-458-3939 and join a team. 

There are four teams rotating monthly. 

That means your team would only be up once a month.

During the month of April, the Columbian Association donated $1950 to our council.

By lending their support, brother knights help raise needed funds to continue works of charity in our community.  

 

 

 

Please come to our next business meeting held every second Tuesday at the Columbian Hall starting at 7:00pm.

All are welcome to the Officers Meetings at 6pm every first Tuesday!

 

Council Programs

View the Program Director's Monthly Activity Reports for FY 2023-2024

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Faith in Action Program

We are named Bishop Salpointe Council.  You can become part of our Council Faith in Action Program when you join.

We have a rich set of programs and projects where you can assist in any of the four areas shown in the Kinghts of Columbus Program Model.

Click on the drop-down menu above under Knights Council 4584>Programs and explore the opportunities.

 

Another Important Feature of Membership is Our Insurance.  The Knights of Columbus was founded to take care of widows and children who were left behind when their husbands/fathers died.  The Knights began an insurance program to sustain their families in the event of their passing.  We encourage you to take advantage of this service.  Click on the link above image below to see more information on our insurance program.

Knights of Columbus Insurance Program

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