Monday, December 30, 2013

Council Meeting date change for January

A reminder, for this month only, the general council meeting has been moved from the first Thursday on the month to the second Thursday; January 9th , 7PM in rooms 5&6, this change is because of the proximity to New Years day.
Vivat Jesus!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and your loved ones!!!

               Warm wishes for a blessed Christmas day and joyous New Year from the Sullivan Family (Elaine, Theresa and me). 

I wish to share with you one of my favorite Christmas stories:

               "One Solitary Life"
"He Was born in an obscure village.
He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty.
He then became an itinerant preacher.
He never held an office.
He never had a family or owned a house.
He didn't go to college.
He had no credentials but himself…
Twenty centuries have come and gone,
And today He is the central figure of the human race.
All the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever sailed,
All the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned
Have not effected the life of man on this earth as much as that…
Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
Vivat Jesus,
Dennis Sullivan
Grand Knight, Council 10062
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Ph: 480-201-5556

Friday, December 20, 2013

updates and changes

A reminder:
Tonight we will be holding a first degree at 7PM (candidates to be there by 6:30PM) in rooms 5&6, all of you are welcome to come an observe!
Please make note, there will not be a Planning meeting tonight nor this month.
Also, the next general council meeting is Thursday January 9th not the 2nd.  (John, this conflicts with the normally scheduled Squires meeting, were you planning on having one then, if so can we make an accommodation?)
Vivat Jesus!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pope Francis Documentary

Dear Brother Knight:

Pope Francis has captured the imagination of the world. His is the most searched-for name on the internet. He is the most talked about person on Facebook. And he's TIME's Person of the Year.

But who is Pope Francis? Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

As you know, the Knights of Columbus has worked to bring Pope Francis and his message to the world in a variety of ways. Now, our documentary film on his life is available on DVD.

Francis: The Pope From the New World is available at The hour-long film traces the remarkable rise of our new Holy Father and features interviews from around the world, with close friends, fellow priests, co-workers, his biographer and the poor of Buenos Aires.

Whether you want to give this as a Christmas gift or order it for your personal or family collection, this documentary will help those who watch it to learn even more about our pope and how to answer his call to increase our faith in service to God and neighbor.     

Any profits made by K of C from this film will be donated to Pope Francis.


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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Reminder - Squires Meeting Thursday, Dec 12th at 7 p.m.

Squire's / Parents,
Just a reminder that the Squires next meeting is this Thursday, December 12th at 7 pm.
If you know of a young man between 10 – 18 that you think would like to be a Squire feel free to invite them to attend one of our meetings as we're always looking to open and expand our Squires Circle.
John Gavin, Chief Counselor

Ornament Exchange

As a reminder, the Ornament Exchange is this Friday December 13th starting  at 5:30PM.  If you have already notified either FN Bob LaCroix or Jim Hunt that you are going with the number of guests (Knights from 1st to 4th degree, their wives or girlfriends), don't forget to tell them what side dish you are bringing (should be for 6-10 people to share) and if you are planning on participating in the  Ornament Exchange then make sure its minimum value is $6.00, one per family.
If you have not notified either Bob or Jim and still are planning on going, please contact them ASAP.
Vivat Jesus!
Doug McCarty

Help Needed

We have a few Knights from our council already signed up for this Thursday 12/12 (1-6pm shift) for the Habitat for Humanity build in Scottsdale – Thank You!  There is still a need for nearly 30 more volunteers on this day to keep the project on schedule. I believe the goal is to have the families in their homes by Christmas!  If by chance you can spare 6 ½ hours (5hrs working and 90 minute drive -round trip) this Thursday I understand this counts as "Bonus Points" when St. Peter meets us at the pearly gates.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Habitat for Humanity and Scottsdale Blitz Project

The Season of Giving has just begun!  What better way to prepare ourselves for the birth of Christ by helping those less fortunate.  Habitat of Humanity needs help to construct low income housing in Scottsdale.  No construction skills necessary (but helpful) as there are a variety of jobs.   If you, your family (over 18 years of age) or friends would like to volunteer, the council is focusing on the following available days below.  There are a few other days & times, though we would like to participate as a group as much as possible.
Thursday, 12/5 from 1-6pm (need 14 volunteers)  . . . done in time for our Council meeting
Friday, 12/6 from 1-6pm (need 18 volunteers)  . . . done in time for happy hour
Thursday, 12/12 from 1-6pm (need 33 volunteers)
WHERE: The address of this project is 7220 & 7224 E Belleview St, Scottsdale, AZ.  The major crossroads are Scottsdale Rd and McDowell Rd. 
Kindly contact me ASAP at or 480-460-2721.  You can sign up yourself through the link below, yet please verify with me as we would like to carpool from church.  More questions?  Just give me a call.
Merry Christmas!
Vivat Jesus!
Bill Drummey
Financial Secretary - PGK
Knights of Columbus
Corpus Christi Council #10062

Monday, December 2, 2013

December Knights of Columbus Activities


I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. With the start of a new month, and as expected we have a full calendar.  Please review and make note of the dates and activities, we are going to need your support.

•    Thursday December 5th at 7PM General Council meeting
•    Saturday December 7th at 6AM Knights Kids at JC Penny's
•    Saturday December 7th after the 8:15 Mass (`~9 AM) Family Hike
•    Sunday December 8th 6AM-noon-ish Pancake Breakfast also Keep Christ in Christmas (coloring books during breakfast)
•    Thursday December 12th at 7PM Squires Meeting
•    Friday December 13th at ~6 PM Ornament Exchange
•    Sunday December 15th at 8:30 Mass,  The 4 Pillars Mass
•    Thursday December 19th at 7PM  First Degree ( no planning meeting that night)

Other activities:

Habitat for Humanity (more details to follow from Bill Drummey)

The Corpus Christi Choir will be performing a Christmas concert again this year and Matt (he is a Knight as well) would appreciate the addition of our "Singing Knights." The practice schedule is:

12/5 from 6:30-8:30pm at Corpus Christi in the Church.

12/14 from 10:30am-12:30pm at Corpus Christi in the Church.

12/17 from 6:30-8:30pm at Mountain Point High School.

January 2nd Event Driving, details to follow

As you can see there is a lot to do and something for everyone.  Please consider participating in one or more of the activities to the extent you can.

Vivat Jesus!

Doug McCarty
Deputy Grand Knight