Welcome to the St. Pius X Knights of Columbus Web Site
We are blessed in being able to serve the St Pius X Catholic Community and the Tucson Diocese. We are located at St Pius X, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo, Tucson, AZ 85715.
Our meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at St. Pius in the Hopi Room. You must have a valid Knights of Columbus membership card to attend unless the meeting is open for a social event. Two of the common prayers you may not know but wish to print and bring to the meeting are the Prayer for the Sick and Distressed and our Closing Prayer.
We provide a Newsletter to all members and deliver the Newsletter via email (for those with access to the Internet) and printed copies through US mail.
Email will be sent occasionally to our Brothers that include the Newsletter, prayer requests and general information that is either time sensitive or just can't wait for the Newsletter.
If you have any comments or requests please contact GK Emmanuel (Dutch) Steenbakker via email at GK@KofCTucson.org. If you would like to see something posted on this site that is not here, contact the webmaster at Webmaster@KofCTucson.org and we will see how we might accommodate you.
New Member Information
Welcome to our Council 10762 website and the St. Pius X community! Thank you for your interest in our community and in the Knights of Columbus. Our council has its regular scheduled meetings every second and fourth Thursday in the Hopi Room, 7:30 P.M. at St Pius X Catholic Church. The meetings last generally one hour. St Pius X is located at 1800 N Camino Pio Decimo Tucson, AZ 85715.
Not only will you as a new member form new friendships and be involved more in your church community, but your wife and family will have every opportunity to be involved in many of our activities as well. We have included A Ladies Guide to the Knights of Columbus to better explain how she and your family can be a part of your experience with the Knights.
For more information about our council, membership or other questions that we might be able to assist you with, please visit our Officers/Directors page for contact information for our Membership Director for information on becoming a Knight.
St. Pius X Mass and Office Information
If you have never been to one of our services, please join us in celebrating our faith in Jesus. Our services provide lively fellowship and our music is sure to get your feet tapping. Father Harry and all of our priests deliver inspirational messages each week that provoke thought and help each of us face the week ahead with renewed hope and love for one another. We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to our parish and to the Knights of Columbus Council 10762.
The grand knight is responsible for the welfare of the council. He presides over council meetings, acts as ex-officio member at all committees, appoints a membership and programming director, convenes officers for a monthly meeting, and ensures all necessary reports are submitted to the state and Supreme Council. He should also be aware of council’s financial status and ensure that his signature appears on all checks drawn. The grand knight is a member of the Advisory Board with general supervision of the council’s Columbian Squire circle. For more specific duties and responsibilities, refer to the Leadership Resources Manual.#5093 and The Method of Conducting a Council Meeting #10318.
DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT
The deputy grand knight is second in command. He assists the grand knight with council affairs and fulfills all duties assigned to him by the grand knight. Should the grand knight be absent from a council meeting, the deputy grand knight will preside. He is chairman of the council’s retention committee and also a member of the Advisory Board charged with overseeing the council’s sponsored Columbian Squires circle.
The chaplain is the spiritual advisor of the council. He is expected to make a report at council meetings on religious matters. The grand knight appoints a priest in accordance with any rules established by the bishop of the diocese to serve as council chaplain. For more specific duties, responsibilities, refer to the Chaplains Handbook (#945).
The chancellor has a variety of responsibilities. Primarily, he assists the grand knight and the deputy grand knight in the execution of their duties and oversees the council in both their absences. He is charged with strengthening the members’ interest in council activities. The chancellor is chairman of the admission committee and a member of the Columbian Squire circle ceremonial team.
The recorder is similar to a court reporter or a secretary. He is responsible for maintaining a true record of all actions of the council and it’s correspondence. A Record’s Minutes Book (#1043) is available from the Knights of Columbus Supply Department for keeping record of council meetings.
The financial secretary is appointed by the supreme knight, upon recommendation of the council. His main area of responsibilities is maintaining all financial and membership records. He collects and receives all moneys from all sources, including annual dues from council members. He also handles supply orders for the council officers and members, filing the Report of Officer (#185), and submitting all membership transactions to the Supreme Council. For more specific duties and responsibilities, refer to the Leadership Resources Manual #5093.
The treasurer is responsible for the safekeeping and maintaining records of all council funds and accounts. He is responsible for depositing money into the council’s accounts and provides a certificate of such monies to the grand knight. He is also responsible for payment of all expenses.
The lecturer is appointed by the grand knight to provide both educational and entertaining programs to the council. He is responsible for the Good of the Order portion of council meetings in order to provide members with informative and educational programs, he must be knowledgeable and aware of all council programming.
The advocate is the legal representative of the council and serves as the council’s attorney at trails and investigations of any interest to the council. While he does not need to be a member of the legal profession, he should be familiar with the council by-laws, the Order’s Charter, Constitution and laws (#30), The Method of Conducting a Council Meeting (#10318) and Robert’s Rules of Order.
The warden is the “watchdog” for council property and degree paraphernalia, except the property of the financial secretary, treasurer and recorder. He is also responsible for setting up the council chambers for meetings and ceremonial work. During ceremonial exemplifications, he will appoint and supervise guards.
INSIDE & OUTSIDE GUARDS
The guards have similar responsibilities, but distinct differences. The outside guard tends to the outer door admitting visitors and members to the inner door. Once at the inner door, the inside guard checks to make sure that their membership cards are current.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The board of trustees consists of three members elected by the council and the grand knight, who serves as chairman of the board. They oversee the work of the financial secretary and treasurer, and with the deputy grand knight serve on the council’s retention committee. During council elections, only the three-year trustee is voted on, with the others moving on to become two- and one-year trustees, respectively.
The Grand Knight names the Program Director. Following consultation with the program director, the grand knight appoints individual service directors for Church, Community, Council, Family, Youth and Pro-Life. Meetings are held for directors to discuss and plan programming for fraternal year. These programs correspond to line items of the Council Budget. Each service director will appoint activity event chairman.
Ministering to The Needs of The Church
The lay apostolate must respond to the constant call for active involvement in the work of the Church.
|Parish Round Table||Lay Apostolate||Evangelization|
|Father Michael J. McGivney||Vocations||Parochial Services|
|Religious Devotions||Keep Christ in Christmas|
Shaping the World Around Us
Wherever we live we have our own perceptions of “community”. It is the place we call home – with all it’s good and bad features. Your community offers limitless opportunity for action that can be seen, felt and judged for it’s true worth.
|Volunteerism||Human Needs||Civic Involvement|
Entertaining, Enjoyable and Beneficial
Programs and activities that come under the council activities section are unlimited – golfing, softball, tennis, bowling, holiday dances, picnics, open houses, - all the events that are an important part of fraternal life.
Strengthening Family Life
Today’s society makes it hard to be a family. The family is under heavy attack today. To survive, the family needs support. Its primary source of strength must be found in a growing religious and parish life. But it also can be helped substantially by an organization such as ours.
|Memorials||Family of The Month/Year|
CULTURE OF LIFE
Defending the Sanctity of Life
Every life is sacred, from the moment of conception til natural death. As Knights of Columbus, we are called to defend the dignity of each human being at every stage and work together in building a culture of life and a civilization of love.
|Baby Bottle Campaign||Diaper Drive||Day of the Unborn Child|
|March For Life||Ultrasound Initiative||Culture of Life Fund|
Building Leaders for the Future
Today’s youth are looking for a challenge, for responsibility , for faith and trust. As Knights of Columbus, it is our responsibility to provide youth with the means and the opportunities to become personally committed and involved in meeting the challenges of our times.
|Religious Activities||Youth Groups||Athletics|
The Knights of Columbus is a Caholic men's fraternal organization dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Our order was founded by the venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut on March 29, 1882. St. Pius Council 10762 was chartered in December 1991. We are pleased to serve the St. Pius X Catholic Community and the Tucson Doicese.
Together we make up an organization fortified by its past and driven by its goals for the future. It's through five areas of service that we coul;d truly make a difference.
As Knights our faith is our foundation. Dedicted to the Catholic Church's growth and her good works, we support religious outreach, promote vocations and provide financial support for seminarians and postulates. This way, we help strenghten our personal faith.
Serving our families is not only part of what we do, it is part of who we are. To that end, Knights of Columbus councils offer programs that help strenghten family and marital bonds by holding numerous family focused events. Most importanly, as Knights, we are able to provide assistance and support to Knights and their families whenever they are needed.
As committed as we are to the Catholic Church, so are we to our communities. By actively and financially supporting Special Olympics, by leading the charge in pro-life and by safeguarding the environment, Knights of Columbus members all over the world have helped countless communities prosper.
To be a Knight means to believe in each other as we believe in ourselves, realizing that by creating social and supportive local councils, we can help create a stronger Order worldwide.
The importance of helping today's youth become tomorrow's leaders is also a huge focus of the Order. Knights of Columbus assist all youth in building a strong sense of civic and religious responsibility.