Cathedral Council #12708

Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral Council, Phoenix, AZ

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The Silver Rose is coming to Ss Simon and Jude Cathedral!

Each year, from early March through mid-December, Silver Roses are stewarded by Knights of Columbus councils along routes from Canada to Mexico. Every stop the Silver Rose makes throughout the pilgrimage is a rosary-centered occasion for Knights, parishioners and community members to pray for respect for life, for the spiritual renewal of each nation, and for the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 in the Cathedral

Starts with Mass followed by a reflection on Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Sanctity of Life!

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

3 yr. Trustee - Keith Johnson

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 - Javier Sanchez

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)


Keith Johnson

  1. Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest (November/December)
  2. Consecration to the Holy Family (In Planning Stages)
  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.