Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus - Fraternal Year 2018-2019
DD Chris Madrid & his father (also Chris Madrid Sr) met us in Holbrook in
order to facilitate the transfer at 2:10pm Arizona time.
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.
Robert Julien PGK, PFN, FDD
AZ KofC State Silver Rose Chairman
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.
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.