Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Annex – Fitness Room NOTE: Due to COVID gathering restrictions, General Council meeting will be held virtually, on the first Thursday of the month, at 7pm, using video conferencing software. Prior to the meeting, an email will be sent to all members by the Grand Knight, and include a link to connect to the meeting. If you have not received it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. ***Due to Holy Thursday, the April GC Meeting has been re-scheduled to April 8, @ 7pm.
It is again time for the Annual Knights of Columbus State Raffle. All prizes are cash again this year and are listed below.
- 1st Prize $10,000 2nd Prize-$7,000 3rd Prize-$5,000 4th Prize-$3,000
- 5th Prize-$2,000 6th Prize-$1,000 7th Prize-$500 8th Prize-$500
- 9th Prize-$500 10 Prize-$500
As you know, per Post Office guidelines, we cannot mail out the raffle tickets anymore, but they are available for pickup or delivery. For delivery, please contact Joe Detiege by text or phone call at 480-772-9300. For pickup, please call or text Joe at 480-772-9300 to ensure someone is home for pickup.
At the State Council level 50% of the proceeds from sales will be used to provide funding to various Arizona Charities such as, Phoenix and Tucson Rosary Sunday, St. Vincent de Paul and Pro-life activities. At the Council level the remaining 50% of funds from sales will be provided to St Joseph’s Youth Camp.
Over the last year, our fund-raising abilities were curtailed due to Covid restrictions and our contributions to various Charities have been limited. The Annual Charity Raffle affords you the opportunity to support a council project and help raise money to support our assorted Charities. Your participation and willingness to support those in need is greatly appreciated.
Winners need not be present at drawing and will be notified by a State or an OLMC Council Officer. The winners will also be posted on the State Knights of Columbus website. Must be 21 years or older to participate.
Thank you for your support this year and previous years. (see full letter from our Raffle Chairman)
Fr. Jerome will be conducting an online virtual Lenten Spiritual Retreat, Saturday March 6th, from 9 AM to Noon. If you would like to attend, please click on the following virtual link prior to the start of the event.
More information on topics and any prior materials will be sent out prior to the Retreat. Knights, Prayer Groups, Parishioners are all invited to attend and participate via the online link. Please have access to a bible and writing materials for notes.
The KofC annual “Light up for Christ” ceremony is Saturday 12/5 after the 5 PM Mass outside the church. The ceremony starts at/around 6 PM. We should be done by 6:30 PM, with all cleanup completed by 7:00 PM. We are asking Knights to bring a commercial pre-packaged baked good to the Light up ceremony if possible. Masks will be required and social distancing guidelines will be observed. We hope to see you and your families there!
Fr. Jerome will be leading us in an Advent Retreat next Saturday December 5th, starting at 9 AM and concluding about 2 PM. Because of the non-availability of facilities at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, We will be meeting at the NEWMAN CENTER next to ASU. Families are invited.
Parking is available in a parking lot off East 7th Street, adjacent and due north of the Newman Center. You can enter into the Newman Center from the back gate. The address of the Newman Center is 230 E University, NW corner of University and College. We are asking everyone to bring their own food and drinks for lunch. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.