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web-vestments-thumbEach year, the Arizona Knights of Columbus recognizes a council in each of the six service areas of Family, Culture of Life, Church, Community, Council and Youth. The awards are presented at the State convention in May of each year. This year, Bishop Salpointe Council was recognized with the Council Service Area activities award.

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Scholarship2016Bishop Salpointe Council 4584 selected Miss Cera Norris and Mr. Nicholas Belvin as our $1000 scholarship recipients.

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web-allsoulsOn All Souls Day Sir and Brother Knights participate in a procession and blessing of the graves of those buried at the historic Fry Pioneer Cemetery

 

web-ahgThe Council sponsored and facilitated the establishment of a Sierra Vista, Arizona American Heritage Troop at the St. Andrew the Apostle Parish. Knight's wives continue to be actively involved and provide adult leadership for this faith-based program which is open to all girls. The American Heritage Girls program focuses on instilling family, church and community values.

 


web-ACAIn February each year the Council hosts the Annual Catholic Appeal kick-off dinner. The complimentary dinner provides a significant start to the annual fundraising effort which supports numerous charities in our Diocese.

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Frank-Liebsch 64x81Congratulations to Sir Knight/Brother and SGM(Ret) Frank Liebsch (Council 4584/Assembly 2058) for being selected as the Arizona Knight of the year.

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web-PWIDOn the last weekend in October and the first two weekends in November Council #4584 teams up with Council # 10799 for the Order's national “Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities” This is one of the most popular and successful national programs conducted by Knights of Columbus. Thank you Brothers for you participation.

 

Council 4584 has been an active participant in the Carmichael Neighborhood Association, a volunteer citizens' group that has been working for more than two years to transform our neighborhood! Some of the early goals advocated by the Carmichael Neighborhood Association are now being accomplished, for example:

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santa2011Just before Christmas each year K of C Council 4584 of Sierra Vista, AZ hosts a Children’s Christmas Party for children who might otherwise not have much of a Christmas. The kids receive a stuffed animal (provided for by the Widowed Support Group) and Santa comes with candy canes for everyone. 

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image011Brother Knights from our Council attend many church related events such as the Tucson Diocese Men's Conference pictured here.

Photo by Victor Calderon

 

web-coffeedonuts1Typically, a number of Brother Knights are on hand following the Sunday morning Masses on the first Sunday of each month to staff the "coffee and donut kiosk." Knights use this forum to set-up our Pro-Life display and a membership drive table.

 

web-corpuschristiIt is a Council and Assembly tradition to take a very active role in the annual Corpus Christi Procession. Knights carry the antique canopy covering the Eucharist, 4th Degree Knights, in full regalia, provide the honor guard and other Knights carry our Council banner.

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web-councilpicnic2In addtion to family pot luck social meetings the Council occasionally will hold an "appreciation" dinner or picnic to thank all those Knights who have volunteered during the year.

 

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web-cubscoutsCub Pack and Scout Troop 464, initially sponsored by our Council are supported by the Columbian Association which provides a venue for them to hold special meetings, indoor campouts, and awards banquets at the Columbian Hall.

 

web-sunriseservicecoffeeBrother Knights support the Community's Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service and partner with the St. Vincent dePaul Society to
provide coffee and pastries following the service. Planners and leaders of the worship service come from various churches who take part in the "Discovery Forum/Alliance".

 

Knights and their family members often work hard to put on fundraiser dinners. 

Efforts like this allow the Council to conduct its charitable programs like the annual Childrens' Christmas Party, Scout Troop sponsorship, College Scholarships and sending kids to St. Joseph's Summer Camp. 

 

Img 3172Each year Brother Knights go to the Cochise County Fair and set up our Pro-Life booth. In 2016 Brother Knights also brought along St. Paul Street Evangelization brochures, miraculous medals and Rosaries and engaged interested booth visitors in conversation about the Catholic Church. Other St. Paul Street Evangelization efforts that are being supported by Brother Knights include public Rosaries, Apologetics meetings at the Columbian Hall and an evangelization course at the Parish conducted by a Brother Knight.

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web-FarewellSeminarianAn overflow crowd came to wish our seminarians farewell. The two raffles held to raise money to support our seminarians took in

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web-NeskeOrdination1Click HERE to see a larger photo from Father (Brother/Sir Knight) Rob's ordination.

 

web-freethrowEach year Council #4584 joins forces with Our Lady of the Mountains Council #10799 in putting on an annual Free-Throw Competition. Our late Brother Frank Benson was the driving force behind establishment of the local free-throw competition. 

 

web-hwyThree times each year the Council completes their Adopt-A-Hwy event and following that event a workday is occasionally held at the K of C hall to clean up the grounds or conduct building maintenance work. The Day starts with coffee and donuts and, if there is a work party at the Hall, ends with snacks at the Hall.

 

A list follows which shows many of the areas where the members of Council #4584 serve our church and our community. Take a look at these and recognize that as a Knight you are expected to seek opportunities to participate and volunteer to serve and/or support some of these in some capacity.

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web-installationEach year a dinner is held and new Council officers are installed. Since we have the perficet venue for such an event other Councils have an opportunity to make the event even more memorable by participatinng in a joint installation ceremony. Here officers from Councils 4584 & 10799 are being installed.

 

web-emblem-cleaningBrother Knights maintain the K. of C. Emblem on the Knights Way at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish. In addition to the Knights of Columbus emblem the way includes engraved bricks which bear the names of the deceased members of Council #4584.

 

web-KnightsWidowsThumbOur Council periodically honors widows of our deceased brothers by hosting a "Knight's Widow's Brunch" following a Saturday morning Mass. The most recent get-together, as you can see in the photo, was well attended and everyone had a good time. 

 

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web-lorettoschoolWe love the good sister at the Loretto School and do our best to support them in any way we are able. In the photo Brother Kights replace 20-year-old coolers.

 

A year or so ago, St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church decided to enroll in the Stephen Series system of lay caring ministry. Stephen Ministers provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care for people experiencing challenges in their lives such as hospitalization, loss of a loved one, loneliness, divorce, unemployment, birth of a child, and many other life events for which a person could benefit from an effective helping and caring ministry.

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20161214ham-deliveryBrothers from our Council deliver boxes of hams to the St. Vincent de Paul food bank in Sierra Vista in time to be put in Christmas food boxes for the friends in need who come to the food bank. 

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Area Knights of Columbus Councils hosted their first Knight's Widow's Mass and Breakfast on Saturday, August 29th. About 30 Council members, spouses, widows and the immediate family members of deceased Knights attended. It was great event with a delicious breakfast served by members of Council 4584. 

 

web-walkforlife4584BrothersBrothers and wives from our Council participated in the Walk for Life in Tucson. Click HERE to see larger photo.

 

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web-picnic-cooksCouncil #4584 plays a vital role in the annual parish ministry fair and picnic by: setting up tables and chairs; staffing our Pro-Life booth and membership table; and preparing hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixins for the picnic.

 

web-churchpaintingParishioners show up in force whenever there is a project to be done at the parish campus whether it be painting the church, cleaning the grounds or rehabilitatin a playgroung.  Brother Knights are always a significant part of the workforce for those pprojects.

 

web-pro-life-boothEach Fall Brother Knights from Coouncil4584 staff a Pro-Life booth at the Cochise County Fair.  

 

 

 

20161015Rosary4Brother Knights and fellow prishioners joined Brother Ed in reciting the Rosary near Crossroads Mall

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web-potluckOn every other 4th Tuesdays the Council hosts a social potluck to give spouses and prospective members an opportunity to learn more about what we do as Knights of Columbus the Council. The event begins with recitation of the Rosary followed by dinner (the Council provides the main course). After dinner and socilizing member Knights adjourn to the Council Chambers for a very brief meeting while guest continue to socialize. 

 

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Saint Francis of Assisi Assembly doing their patriotic duty.