Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus - Fraternal Year 2020-2021
Most Reverend Edward Weisenburger is the Bishop of Tucson and a brother Knight of Columbus. Born in Illinois and raised mostly in Oklahoma, Bishop Weisenburger graduated with honors from Conception Seminary College in Missouri and then went on to earn a Pontifical S.T.B. in Theology, an M.A. in Religious Studies, and a Masters in Moral and Religious Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain in Leuven, Belgium. On Dec. 19, 1987 he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma.
He then attended the University of St. Paul in Ottawa, Canada graduating with a JCL degree in canon law. Upon his return home he was appointed Vice Chancellor and Adjutant Judicial Vicar. In addition, he served in local parishes and was an on-site chaplain for the rescue workers after the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in 1995. During the next 17 years he served on the Council of Priests and the College of Consulters, and in addition, in June of 1996 he was appointed Vicar General of the Oklahoma Archdiocese. Bishop Weisenburger served for almost 20 years, and was the Archdiocesan Tribunal Promoter of Justice for the cause of canonization of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother. On Oct 2, 2009,
Pope Benedict XVI awarded him the title of Reverend Monsignor. While serving as pastor for two parishes in Oklahoma, then-Monsignor Weisenburger was appointed Bishop of Salina, Kansas, by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI on Feb 6, 2012. Pope Francis appointed Bishop Weisenburger to lead the Diocese of Tucson on Oct 3, 2017. We are extremely pleased to have Bishop Weisenburger as our spiritual leader and brother Knight and are proud to name him Degree Honoree for the Jurisdiction of Arizona for the month of August 2020.
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.
Jan 9 & 23
Feb 13 & 27
Mar 13 & 27
April 10 & 24
May 8 & 22
Jun 12 & 26