Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus - Fraternal Year 2018-2019

silver rose transferred to state of new mexico

The Silver Rose has officially been transferred to the State of New Mexico.

  

DD Chris Madrid & his father (also Chris Madrid Sr) met us in Holbrook in

order to facilitate the transfer at 2:10pm Arizona time.


Silver Rose Transfer from state of California

  

Worthy State Deputy & Brother Tom,

As State Silver Rose Chairman it was my honor to represent the Arizona Knights of Columbus yesterday (Sunday September 16, 2018) at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Yuma, AZ to receive the Silver Rose from the State of California.

In attendance representing California were Silver Rose Chairman Jerry Fong, DD Gary Hayes from Imperial Valley, CA., FDD Sean Hayes, FDD Art Barros and Past Chapter President Frank Contreras.  Representing Arizona were DD#18 Albert Ustaszewski and Silver Rose Chairman Robert Julien.

Our thanks to Fr. John Friel for including the Knights of Columbus and the Silver Rose as part of the procession into mass.  And, introducing the Silver Rose to the parish and permitting the physical transfer of the Silver Rose at the beginning of the mass.

Vivat Jesus,

Robert Julien PGK, PFN, FDD

AZ KofC State Silver Rose Chairman

Silver Rose Program

Action Steps

  1. Working with your pastor, obtain his permission and recommendations on conducting a Silver Rose prayer service.
  2. Working with your jurisdiction Silver Rose chairman, coordinate when your council is scheduled to receive the Silver Rose. (Information on jurisdiction routes for the Silver Roses can be accessed under the Route tabs at kofc.org/silverrose.)
  3. Order a good quantity of the Silver Rose Prayer Service Booklets (#4841) through Supplies Online, the supply ordering portal available on Officers Online.
  4. Identify council and parish members to fulfill the various roles required in the service.
  5. Prior to the Silver Rose prayer service, use the sample press release as a model to create and distribute a tailored release to local media.
  6. Build public interest for the event! Promote the Silver Rose in your parish and larger community through a variety of efforts: 
    • Prominently display promotional posters (which can be ordered through Supplies Online)
    • Bulletin announcements
    • Pulpit announcements
    • Posting on your council and parish website / social media pages

  1. On the day of the event, consider wearing Knights of Columbus-branded apparel and have the council membership director bring brochures and membership documents (including Prospect Cards #921A). Do not forget that this event is a recruiting opportunity!
  2. Enlist a fellow Knight or community member to photograph the event (i.e., the passing of the Silver Rose or the Silver Rose inside the church).
  3. In keeping with the fraternal nature of our Order, strongly consider hosting a reception or other social event in conjunction with the prayer service celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe and a culture of life in our world.
  4. After the service, the grand knight or council Silver Rose chairman should record information about the council’s Silver Rose prayer service in the Silver Rose Log Book (#10721) that accompanies the rose.
  5. To gain credit for your program, complete the associated reporting forms and submit them to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Mission. Remember to retain copies for your council records. 

A Higher Purpose
Share the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe and promote respect for life by participating in this meaningful pilgrimage. The Silver Rose program demonstrates the unity between Knights of Columbus in Canada, the United States and Mexico, through a series of prayer services promoting the dignity of all human life and honoring Our Lady.

Overview
Each year, from early March through mid-December, Silver Roses are stewarded by Knights of Columbus councils along routes from Canada to Mexico. Every stop the Silver Rose makes throughout the pilgrimage is a rosary-centered occasion for Knights, parishioners and community members to pray for respect for life, for the spiritual renewal of each nation, and for the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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