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The Priest Appreciation Dinner was held on March 4 at St. Augustine Cathedral, hosted by St. Augustine Cathedral Co. State Officers, Past State Deputies and Bishop Kicanas were one hand to honor the priests of the Tucson Diocese. On behalf of the Chief Judge John M. Roll Chapter, President Mario Vassallo presented the Bishop with a check for $3,000, the proceeds of last year's dinner. State Advocate Sen Halpain also presented the bishop with a check for $3,200 on behalf of the more than 15,000 members in the state of Arizona. You can view a collection of photos from the dinner by clicking here.
Click Here to watch a video on the dedication on YouTube prepared by the City of Tucson.
The Celebration of Artwork Restoration at the Garden of Gethsemane took place Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Many dignitaries were on hand for the occasion marking the completion of nearly a two year effort in planning and execution. Dignitaries present included Fred H. Gray Jr., Director, Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, Jonathon Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson, Richard Elias, Pima County Board of Supervisors District 5, Regina Romero, Council Member, Ward 1, Richard G. Fimbres, Council Member, Ward 5, Bryant Sayers, Knights of Columbus AZ State Deputy, Mary Gardner, Secretary/Treasurer of the Salvador Foundation and Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, D.D., Bishop of Tucson who blessed the statues.
The Knights of Columbus thank the Salvador Foundation who provided grant funds of $51,000 and the artist Gregory Schoon for the many hours of work and skill that went into the effort. Special thanks to Sir Knight Ralph Montijo who worked to obtain the grant, find and contract with the artist and manage the project from conception to successful completion.
You can view a photo album of the event here
Thanks to Sierra Davenport, you can also view City of Tucson pictures, plus a few from our site here.
The benefit concert is over but you can still make a donation.
Visit our Activities page to make a donation.
Click Here to view photos of the concert.
The 107th Annual Convention of the Arizona State Council will be held over the weekend of May 15-17, 2014 at Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson. Tucson Council 1200 is pleased to be the host council this year.
The 2014 Annual Convention web site is www.azknightsofcolumbus.org/p/convention.html. It contains all the information you need: registration form, program book advertising form, booster ad form, convention gear, links to the reservation website and agendas.
CLICK HERE to download the complete registration packet.
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.
You can contact the Chapter by email at email@example.com
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.