Council Membership Drive

Our Council is holding its Semi-Annual Membership Drive on the weekend of March 23-24.  Volunteers are needed after all Masses to speak to prospective new members and answer any questions they may have.  A special Membership “Knight” is also being held Monday night at 7:30pm in McCready Hall.  Volunteers are need to answer questions and speak to their experiences as Knights.  Thank you for your support of this important Council activity!

Corporate Mass & Fifth Sunday Rosary

The Council is holding a Corporate Mass with a 5th Sunday Rosary Program to follow it, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish on Sunday March 31st at 9 AM. All Knights and their families are welcome to join us and sit together as a group at Mass, to show our unity and support for our council and our parish. Directly following the Mass, brothers from our council will lead all those attending in the 5th Sunday Rosary. If possible, though not required, please wear either your Knights shirts or name badges.
The Supreme Knight asked all of us to accelerate our efforts to work with our pastors to strengthen our parishes and seek to strengthen Christian family life. To help bring parishioners together in a spiritual activity and promote devotion to Mary, the Knights of Columbus Supreme council announced this new church activity, the 5th Sunday Rosary Program. Knights, their families and other parishioners are encouraged to pray the rosary as a corporate body every time a 5th Sunday occurs during a month. Here is a link to a publication that speaks to the Building the Domestic Church initiative and how you can incorporate this into your family life.
Please come join us for our Corporate Mass and 5th Sunday Rosary.

Lenten Recollection/Reconciliation Retreat

All Council Knights are encouraged to attend this Lenten spiritual retreat to be held at Resurrection Parish.  Fr. Jerome will be leading this for us along with additional speakers. The theme for the retreat will be “Grow Where You Are Planted”. We will be asking attendees to all bring a Pot Luck Dish to share for either the Snack or Lunch. Families are welcome to include older children.

Retreat:  Lenten Recollection / Reconciliation,  Saturday March 30th, 2019 at Resurrection Catholic Church: 3201 South Evergreen, Tempe, Arizona 85282 in McCarthy Hall

Mass:  Saturday morning, at 8:00 a.m. – prior to registration, in Church building, at Resurrection Church campus.  Please RSVP to

            8:45 a.m.  Registration at McCarthy Hall
            9:00 a.m. First Talk
           10:00 a.m. Snacks
           10:15 a.m. Second Talk
           11:00 a.m. Short Reflection / Group Sharing
           12:00 p.m. Lunch
           12:45 p.m.  Short Talk on Recollection / Reconciliation
             1:30 p.m. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession
             2:30 p.m. Reposition and End of Recollection (up to 3:00 p.m.)

Lenten Fish Frys are back!

Lent is just around the corner and that means Easter is close by.  The Knights will help begin the Lenten season with a tasty Fish Fry in McCready Hall on Ash Wednesday, March 6,  and every Friday during Lent (except April 5, and Good Friday), from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Help from Brother Knights is needed to prepare, serve and clean up. Setup begins at 3:30pm and cleanup is finished by about 8:30 pm.  Bring the family.  Your children and wife will hug you for your generosity. And, back by popular demand, FISH TACOS!!!  Please join us.

Reminder: AWC Baby Bottle Drive and V-Day Dance

AWC logoReminder that the OLMC Knights of Columbus will be outside in the Shrine Area after Mass the weekends of Feb 2-3 and Feb 9-10, for the Aid to Women Center Baby Bottle return. Volunteers are need after all Masses to collect returns. A new Baby Bottle receptacle has also been placed at the rear of the church for returns at other times. The Knights will also be selling tickets for the upcoming Ultrasound Dinner/Dance Benefit on February 16th after each of the Masses. Every dollar for the benefit is matched by the Knights Supreme Council for Ultrasound purchases. Worldwide, the Knights just donated their 1,000th Ultrasound device for Pro-Life centers! A flyer with more information may be found here.

Valentine Dinner Dance

Valentine HeartThe “Window Into the Womb” Valentine’s Dinner Dance will be held at St. Andrew’s the Apostle on Saturday February 16, 2019 at 6:30pm. Proceeds will benefit the Arizona Knights of Columbus District 9 Ultrasound Initiative. Please join us to support this worthy cause. The Dance will be held in Hennessey Hall. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Tom Donnelly at or purchasing them outside the OLMC Church after all Masses starting the weekend of January 26 and ending February 9. If you are available, the Knights could also use help selling tickets after Mass on those days. A flyer with more information may be found here. We look forward to seeing you there!