Arizona State Council Knights of Columbus - Fraternal Year 2021-2022
My Brother Knights,
it is a great joy for me to serve as the State Deputy of Arizona. My wife and I cannot “Thank you” enough for all your support and prayers. Our journey has been a blessing as we travel and meet my brother Knights and their families. We look forward meeting more Knights as our mission, The Defenders of the faith spreads to the many parts of Arizona.
As a defender of faith, We Knights must be completely devoted to Jesus and stand by our Priests, Bishops, and all Religious Orders within our Catholic faith.
We must defend and protect our Church and the vulnerable, including the unborn, the elderly, and the sick. As charitable men, we must care for all families, for women and children not only in the Arizona but all over the world.
This is the year of St. Joseph, who is the perfect model for all Knights. As leaders we must defend our faith and protect our Catholic culture, but we cannot do this alone. The only way to build an army of catholic men is to recruit, recruit, recruit. Over the years, many of my brother Knights have expressed their opinions to me about membership. They felt the only thing the State Council cares about are the numbers to make circle of honor. To be honest we do care about the numbers. Numbers reflect our growth. Our growth is important because we need every Catholic man to join our Order, our Army.
Former Supreme Carl Anderson stated, “It’s our duty as Knights, to ask every catholic man to join us”. Brothers, any organization that does not grow, dies! Do you realize in the State of Arizona, we lost over 400 knights last year! Imagine, throughout the order how many brothers were lost last year! Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly said, “There are a few things the world needs more right now than men in the mold of St Joseph: faithful and virtuous witnesses to Christ and his Church”. I do not know of any other organization to do this except the Knights of Columbus, and I want Arizona to lead the charge.