The tour of the relics of Padre Pio on the occasion of the 50th commemoration anniversary of Padre Pio entering eternal life. For more information about tour schedules, 

please contact the local Cathedral/Parish.

Thank You to all District Deputies and Brother Knights that were on-hand to mind the relics.

2018-2019 district deputy award application instructions

District Deputy's: 

May submit award applications for: 

         1) Council-of-the-year - Form COUNCIL-YEAR

         2) Grand-Knight-of-the-Year - Form GK-YEAR 18-19 

         3) Raul Navarrete Vocations Award - Form RAUL-NAV 18-19 



Each application has a heading, which lists: 

         1) Title of Award.

         2) The District Deputy submitting the application.

         3) The name nominee.

         4) Nominee Council Number. 

Once you have completed the heading, please DO NOT use the council name, parish name, nominee’s name, city or any wording that could identify the person, council or your location. If you do these references will be redacted (be blacked-out). This will make your document difficult to read and lessen its chances of being selected. We suggest that you write what you wish to say and then go back over your draft and remove any references in the write-up which could identify your nominee.  Liberally use the pronouns like he, him, his, them, they, or the parish, the church, or this family, they, them, or Father, the priest, etc.

Applications do not have to be typed, however please keep in mind that the applications do need to be neat, clear, concise, and readable. The best way of assuring this is if they are typed. If additional pages or attachments are provided, please make certain that they are identified as a continuation page for a particular award. 

Please keep write-ups to 500 words or less. The time frame to be considered for all Service Project awards is April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019.

MOST IMPORTANT! THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2019. Please plan wisely and submit your completed applications before the deadline. Application received after April 15, 2019 will not be considered. 

Please complete/ edit submissions on your computer before submitting. 

ALL Award Applications can be found on the State Website at: . Or the direct link is: We can also email you a copy in WORD or as a PDF; send an email request to

The preferred method for submitting application documents is email. Send the documents to: 

Or you may mail the complete applications to your State Awards Chairman. 

Knights of Columbus 

State Awards Chairman

14175 W Indian School Rd

Suite B4-626

Goodyear AZ 85395-8369

Thank you everyone for all that you do for the good of the order and for your cooperation.

Vivat Jesus!

Rick Garrison

State Awards Chairman


instructions and application forms

Instructions for District Deputy Awards 2018-2019 (pdf)


Council of the Year FORM COUNCIL-YEAR 2018-2019 Fillable (pdf)


Grand Knight of the Year FORM GK-YEAR 2018-2019 Fillable (pdf)


Raul Navarrete FORM RAUL-NAV 2018-2019 Fillable (pdf)


Instructions and application forms

Instructions for 2018-2019 Council Awards "NEW" (pdf)


Instrucciones para los Consejos 2018-2019 rev (1) "NEW" (pdf)


Chaplain of the Year FORM CLHP-YEAR 2018-2019 Fillable (pdf)


Family of the Year SUPREME FORM 2018-2019 Fillable (pdf)


Family of the Month/Year Guidesheet #10607 (pdf)


Knight of the Year FORM KNGT-YEAR 2018-2019 Fillable (pdf)


Knight of the Year Guidelines (pdf)


State Council Service Program Awards Entry Form "NEW" (pdf)


Complete State Council Service Award Program Package "NEW" (pdf)


2018 Mid-Year Presentations

2018 Mid Year Meeting Friday November 30, 2018 (pptx)


2018 Mid Year Meeting Saturday December 1, 2018 (pptx)


2018 Mid Year Meeting Sunday December 2, 2018 (pptx)


Member Billing - Billing Saturday December 1, 2018 (pdf)


Member Billing - Accounting Saturday December 1, 2018 (pdf)


State Organizational Meeting 2018

As District Deputys' you are expected to work closely with your councils to assist them in achieving their goals. Just like a Shepherd you are assigned to mentor them on their journey. You are to help them  become successful. Meet and greet all members and become involved with their activities as requested. We need and want our brothers to become active in the works of the order for our order to succeed.  Each of you can make a difference as to whether or not your councils remain active in our order, and we have the duty to do all we can to help our councils. Below are examples of our new programs that will help our councils. Present these to your councils and answer any questions they may have regarding our Supreme Knight of Columbus and State Deputys' direction.

2018 national conference of diocesan vocation directors

Phoenix Diocese

The 2018 National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors was hosted by the Phoenix Diocese.

Attendees were scheduled to arrive between Thursday September 13 and Tuesday September 18, 2018.

Fr. Paul Sullivan, Vocations Director for the Phoenix Diocese, with Bishop Olmstead’s blessing, requested assistance from the Knights of Columbus with transportation of the attendees from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the Hyatt Regency in Scottsdale, which would include Priests, Deacons, Nuns and Lay persons from the entire United States, Canada and Mexico. The one-way distance was 18 miles.

After an initial meeting with Fr. Sullivan, SD Tom Kalisz, IPSD Sean Halpain and myself, a plan was formed, and a request was sent out through the appropriate District Deputies in the Phoenix area. 

The request was for drivers and escorts from various councils in the Phoenix area. The idea being that a two-person team could, after being advised to come to the terminal for pickup, drop the escort in the baggage claim area while the driver would wait in the designated cell phone parking lot. Once the escort had collected the passengers, there may be one, two, three or in a few cases four passengers to be collected for a run to the conference site. The driver would drop the passengers at the conference and return for another load, approximately a one-hour roundtrip. The plan was to have a coordinator (myself) in the terminals, as well as an assistant which would allow us to cover two terminals simultaneously. The attendees were instructed to text the coordinator upon arrival in Phoenix. With two knights in the terminals to direct the attendees to the baggage claim area, the passengers could be collected in a common area to minimize delays in their transport.

The Diocese Vocations office, particularly Ms. Margo Gonzalez, was instrumental in making a list of attendees that included the date of arrival, airline flight number, arrival time, name, cell phone, email address and home city. This allowed us to judge when and which terminal they would arrive at and group the arrivals, so the drivers could be scheduled properly.

Through a six-day period, the knights transported nearly 150 attendees by making approximately 70 round trips which totals a staggering 2500 miles, and over 250-man hours not counting commuting from home to the airport.

A total of 35 knights and their wives participated in this mission. They represented the following councils; 4339, 11738, 9312, 16277, 10062, 15497, 13836, 13286, 13779, and 11675.

Feedback from the vocation’s office has been positive, I will attempt to get feedback from the drivers and escorts to look for ways to improve the operation for those who would like to perform a similar mission.

Respectfully submitted, 

Leonard Rheaume



136th Supreme Convention Baltimore - 2018

News from the Convention

Check out where to find the latest updates and live broadcasts from the 136th Annual Supreme Convention.

For the latest news and information from the 136th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention please visit our special convention website. Also, all of our special media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for coverage.

In addition, the of Columbus Supreme Convention will be broadcast by four popular Catholic media outlets. Live coverage will be provided by the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), Canada’s Salt and Light Television, and Boston-based CatholicTV. SiriusXM Radio’s The Catholic Channel will also broadcast from the event, taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The three television networks will broadcast the proceedings throughout opening day, Tuesday, Aug. 7, and all the Wednesday and Thursday morning Masses. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT with the Opening Mass, celebrated by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. The convention’s Opening Business Session, featuring Supreme Knight Carl Anderson’s annual report, begins at 1 p.m. and the States Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

The Mass on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to be celebrated by Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, with homily by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, begins at 8 a.m. EDT, as does the Memorial Mass on Thursday, Aug. 9, to be celebrated by Supreme Chaplain, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.

Streaming coverage will be available on each network’s website.

Salt and Light:
Two regular satellite radio programs from The Catholic Channel will originate from the convention city: Conversation with Cardinal Dolan (Tuesday at 2 p.m. EDT) and Busted Halo (Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m. EDT). Streaming is available through SiriusXM, (subscription).


2018-2019 marian icon prayer program

Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians

A Higher Purpose 

Spread devotion to Our Lady and pray for our brothers and sisters of faith who are at risk around the world through the Marian Icon Prayer Program. As the new Marian Icon is brought on pilgrimage through the jurisdiction, councils will host the Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians Icon for a prayer service at their parish. 


The 2018-2019 Marian Icon Prayer Program presents the 18th Marian Icon sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Like its predecessors, the program features a Marian image, this time of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians. Each Knights of Columbus jurisdiction receives several Marian images, which serve as the centerpieces for prayer services conducted in churches and council meeting places throughout the Order for the duration of the initiative. This year, the prayer service is intended to raise awareness of the plight of Christians persecuted for their faith and to stand in prayerful solidarity with them   

Chairman Role and Responsibilities 

• Work with your pastor and the jurisdiction Marian Icon Prayer Program chairman to obtain their recommendations and to plan for the event. 

• Identify council and parish members to fulfill the various roles required in the service. 

• Order supplies through Supplies Online, the supply ordering portal available on Officers Online. 

• Promote the event! 

• Ensure that the Icon is successfully received by your council and handed to the next council. 

• In partnership with your council Christian Refugee Relief chairman, consider planning an event in conjunction with your prayer service. 

• Complete and submit all associated reporting forms to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Mission.

Learn More

For more information on how to institute this program and order the appropriate resources, go to  Learn more by viewing the video below by EWTN.

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