Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus - Fraternal Year 2021-2022
The Online CUF Degrees by the Arizona Regional Teams will be presented by a Team appointed by the State Ceremonial Chairman. The schedule is posted on this website and is updated as required. Here are the major points for these degrees. An expanded version of these points is available as a “download” (see above).
A host Producer (webmeeting controller) will send out electronic invites to all who register (candidates, members, guests). Attendees can join by selecting the link provided in the invite (they may be asked to download a small application, e.g. WebEx). If the expected attendance exceeds 100, guest participation may be limited. After the degree the Producer will send the candidate attendance roll to each Council as evidence of their candidate’s completion of the degree.
The host Regional Team will present the degree which takes about 30-35 minutes. During that session the candidates will be asked to agree to membership rules.
The gaining Council is responsible for completing the follow-on documentation (Form 100 to Supreme for new members; Membership update online for e-members and advancing members). The gaining Council is responsible for providing its candidates with a KofC rosary, membership pin and copy of “These Men They Call Knights”. The gaining Council is also required to insure that the candidate has been vetted for admission to a Council.
Candidates need access to an electronic device with audio/video capability (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc). Candidates will be asked to agree to the rules of the Order and take pledges, all of which will be explained as part of the introduction to the degree. Candidates will be asked to sign in 15 minutes before the degree is scheduled to begin to complete these preliminary actions. Candidates may have family and guests in the room to observe the degree as he completes it.
This past year has been a tremendous trial for us all as we endured the worst pandemic in over 100 years. It has been a test of our faith, our family life, our work and our social cultures. Many have suffered loss of jobs, family separations. But saddest of all we have lost family, friends and co-workers to this deadly disease.
As we struggle to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to remember our brother Knights who lost their fight with the virus and are now in the hands of Jesus. Let us pray to Our Lady and Blessed Fr. McGivney to intercede for them with Our Lord. Our prayer is that that they all dwell in the arms of the Lord forever.
It is difficult to identify all the brother Knights that we have lost to the virus but here are the members who were reported by our District Deputies:
Past State Deputy Roger Schumacher
Council #11858: Eugene Caldara, Eugene Caldara, Sr.; Joe Ordonez; Albert Deleon
Council #14230: Kim Penton
Council #3510: Walter Ligocki, FDD, PGK, PFN
Assembly #2536: Paul Curtin
Council #4737: Cesar F. Sanchez, Frank R. Arrona, Paul Cavazos
Council #14101: Ernest Vega, PGK
Council #3855: Paul Hernandez, Sr
District #15: lost a total of 15 brothers to COVID
Please pray with me for all our deceased Arizona brothers, named and unnamed, who died of the COVID-19 virus this past year and who we designate as our CUF Honorees for June 2021.
(Our Father.., Hail Mary …, Glory be…)
Blessed Michael McGivney, pray for us
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us