Cathedral Council #12708

Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral Council, Phoenix, AZ

Council Meetings will be virtual (online) until further notice.

All council Events Canceled or Postponed


To be in compliance with the directives below, there will be no further Council Meeting, Degrees or any KofC functions until further notice. Please stay safe.

JC Sherrin

Grand Knight

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Per the recommendation of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, the Arizona State Deputy, Mario Vassallo, has issued the following directives:

  • Cancel all personal contact meetings, including business meetings, until further notice.
  • Cancel all planned events, where people would gather, until further notice.
  • Cancel all travel for Knights of Columbus business until further notice.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting Schedule

General Business Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of the Month

    • 7:30 pm - Guadalupe Room
    • SS Simon & Jude, 6351 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017
    • All brother Knights of the council are encouraged to attend and stay involved in council business and activity planning.
    • All brother Knights in good standing with the Order are welcome, regardless of Council membership.

Officers Meeting - 1st Tuesday of the Month

    • 7:30 pm - Guadalupe Room
    • SS Simon & Jude, 6351 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017
    • All council members are welcome as this meeting is not limited to officers.


Grand Knight - JC Sherrin

Deputy Grand Knight - Chris Buehnerkemper

Chancellor - Santiago Alvarado

Warden - Vincent Pueyo

Advocate - Jim Andrews

Financial Secretary - Rick Garrison

Treasurer - John Phillips

Chaplains - Fr. John Nahrgang and Fr. Rafael UmaƱa

Recorder - Tom Barr

2 yr. Trustee - Martin Pueyo

1 yr. Trustee - Richard Alcocer

Inside Guard - Ivan Rivera-Rodriguez

Outside Guard - Faustino Lopez

Hispanic Round Table Chairman - Faustino Lopez

Field Agent - Nate Raso

District Deputy - Randy Hughes

Council Programs and Directors


Bradley Rissler

  1. 5th Sunday Rosary and Mass (Quarterly)
  2. Holy Hour (Year Round)
  3. RSVP Seminarian Financial Support (Year Round)
  4. Spiritual Reflection Retreat (In Planning Stages)


  1. PWID (September)
  2. Silver Rose (Fall)
  3. Novena for Life (January)
  4. Mass for People with Special Needs (In Planning Stages)


  1. Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest (November/December)
  2. Consecration to the Holy Family (December)
  3. Family Prayer Night (In Planning Stages)
  4. Family of the Month (In Planning Stages)

Journey to Star Council


  1. Earn Columbian Award (Programs) - See below for our council's progress
  2. Earn Father McGivney Award (Membership)
  3. Earn Founders' Award (Insurance)

Progress towards earning the Father McGivney and Founders' Awards as accounted in Membership and Insurance Reports available at monthly council meetings.

Columbian Award

Our council's status towards earning the Columbian Award for programming.

We need to complete 4 programs* in each of the fours categories (Faith, Life, Family, Community) to earn the Columbian Award, one of three requirements to become Star Council.

*There are certain required programs in each category to qualify for the award.