December 2020 General Council Meeting

Because of the non-availability of facilities at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Council 6627’s regular business meeting will be held at the NEWMAN CENTER next to ASU. The meeting is Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 pm. 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.  Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Hope to see everyone at the meeting.

Council Activities Temporarily Suspended

All Council activities have been temporarily suspended in order to help protect our community against the spread of the Coronavirus. Friday Fish Fry’s have been cancelled for the remainder of the Lenten Season. Additional information is available for members and their families on the websites of the CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL and WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. Be aware that the elderly and sick are highly vulnerable to this disease.

Be mindful of God’s love and mercy in this time of high anxiety and remember to be patient, continue to support for others, and pray for a quick end to the pandemic event.  May God bless you, and keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

Lenten Spiritual Retreat

All interested persons are invited to the OLMC Knights Lenten Spiritual Retreat, to be held on Saturday March 7th at Resurrection Parish,  Fr. Jerome and additional speakers (TBD) will be leading the retreat. Feel free to invite others! There is no cost for the retreat,  if you’d like to bring a Pot Luck type dish (Snack or Lunch) you can, but are not required. 

The OLMC Knights of Columbus Council holds Spiritual Retreats at least twice a year and invites as many parish members and others as possible to attend.  The retreat is open to families as well.  Please have those interested in attending, to sign up, email, or text me with how many from their families will be attending?  Thank you!

Retreat:  Advent Recollection / Reconciliation,  Saturday March 7th, 2019 at Resurrection Catholic Church: 3201 South Evergreen, Tempe, Arizona 85282 in McCarthy Hall

            9:00 a.m.  Registration at Phillip Hall
            9:15 a.m. First Talk
           10:00 a.m. Snacks
           10:15 a.m. Second Talk
           11:00 a.m. Short Reflection / Group Sharing
           12:00 p.m. Lunch
           12:45 p.m.  Short Talk on Recollection / Reconciliation
             1:30 p.m. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession
             2:30 p.m. Reposition and End of Recollection (up to 3:00 p.m.)

We look forward to seeing you.  A link to the signup sheet may be found here.

Tom Donnelly, Faith Director
(480) 773-4888


Lenten Fish Frys are back!

Lent is just around the corner and that means Easter is close by.  The Knights will help begin the Lenten season with a tasty Fish Fry in McCready Hall on Ash Wednesday, February 26,  and every Friday during Lent (except March 27, and Good Friday), from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Help from Brother Knights is needed to prepare, serve and clean up. Setup begins at 3:30pm and cleanup is finished by about 8:30 pm.  Bring the family.  Your children and wife will hug you for your generosity. And, back by popular demand, FISH TACOS!!!  Please join us.

Ultrasound Initiative Dinner Dance


We need your help to make this Dinner Dance a success!  Proceeds will be used to purchase ultrasound machines for pregnancy centers in the State of Arizona.  There are two ways to assist:

1.) Attend the dance, which will be held Saturday, January 25 at St. Andrew’s the Apostle Church.  Tickets will be sold after OLMC Masses starting in January.

2.) Volunteers are needed between 5pm and 10pm on January 25 to help make the dance a success.  If you are able to assist, please use our SignUp Genius site to let us know when you can work.

Thank you all for your continued support of our Parish and Council.