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Following a week of violence across the United States, the Knights of Columbus has called for a novena of prayer to heal the wounds and divisions afflicting this country.
Knights and their families, and all people of good will are encouraged to join in the novena (nine days of prayer) that will run from July 14-22 by praying St. Francis of Assisi’s Prayer for Peace:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
“The violent episodes of the past week have shocked the conscience of our country,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “Through this prayer, each of us has the opportunity to help transcend hatred and violence by personally committing to the concepts of love of neighbor, peace and forgiveness that are central to an authentic embrace of Christianity. It is our hope that, from coast to coast, those who pray this prayer will become true instruments of peace.”
Supreme Chaplain, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, also urged people to join this prayer campaign: “During this Year of Mercy, let us pray for an end to violence and senseless killings,” he said. “Through our prayers and good works, may we help build a society that is merciful, just, and peaceful.”
Founded in 1882 in New Haven, Conn. by the Venerable Servant of God Fr. Michael McGivney, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal group with nearly two million members worldwide.
Turn off the TV for a few minutes and enjoy this video performance of Make Me a Channel of Your Peace by the Dragon School of Oxford.
Renowned musician, author and evangelist John Michael Talbot will host a one night mission in Tucson on September 16, 2016, 7:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Click here to visit his web site.
John Michael Talbot is an American Catholic singer-songwriter, guitarist, author, television presenter and founder of the monastic community the Brothers and Sisters of Charity.
In January of 2009, the Arizona License Plate Commission approved the application for Choose Life license plate after a six-year legal battle that went all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court. Visit www.chooselifeaz.org to read more. You do NOT have to wait until your plate is due for renewal - you can sign up at any time at Service Arizona.
The Fraternal training videos distributed recently to councils are available on the Training Page of this web site for viewing. The videos are Quick-time (.MOV) format. You will need to be able to play Quick-time movies on your system. Each video will open in a new window.
The Tucson Chapter meets at Holy Family Catholic Church
This is at the corner of University Blvd. and Main Avenue.
For a map with directions to Holy Family Parish
The Chapter mailing address is
Chapter meetings are regularly held on the Second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the parish hall of Holy Family Church.
Parking is available behind the church. Handicapped access is available via an elevator - park in front of the church.
The Tucson Chapter was founded in 1984 through the efforts of State Deputy Roger Schumaker. With the approval of the Board of Directors, the chapter name was changed to the Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter in 2011. Judge John M. Roll was a victim of the shootings in Tucson on Jan 8, 2011. He was a member of Council 10441 and the Msgr. Don Hughes Assembly in Tucson.
The Chapter is comprised of Councils and Assemblies in the Tucson area from Green Valley to Marana. The Chapter serves the Arizona State Council and the councils of the Tucson area, raising funds for various projects.