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Los Angeles Area News

Upcoming Events:

First Monday Rosary

Please join our fellow Knights and Ladies at 7:00pm on the First Monday of every month to pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. The following is the link to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Spiritual Rosary of the Glorious Mysteries:

The following are links to each Mystery devotional available at EWTN:

Please pray for Justice, Peace and the fight against the forces of evil.

To join a local gathering praying the Rosary please contact:
Lady Louise Garcia ( San Pedro and South Bay areas
Sir Dan and Lady Rose Grimm (805-551-6746 or Santa Barbara, Ventura areas
Sir Tom Blumenthal ( West Side area
Lady Emma Stewart ( Northeast and San Gabriel Valley areas

The Los Angeles area is proud to announce the first meeting of the Los Angeles Area Council, a group of members who will help in the direction and management of the EOHSJ Los Angeles Area. The Council will advise the Co-Councillors and organize the activities and projects within our area. Council members include Deacon Sir Ryan and Lady Wynsdey Adams (Our Lady Queen of Peace Project), Lady Judy Brooks (Events coordinator), Lady Rosa Cumare (Special programs and Liturgy), Lady Sharyn and Sir Peter Godfrey (Justice and Peace), Sir Jim and Lady Judy Salz (Golf Tournament), Sir Brad Sharp (Micro-loans), Rev. Sir Alexei Smith (Pastoral), Lady Emma Stewart (First Monday Rosary), Sir Ron and Lady Michele Swallow (Membership). We have submitted a Strategic Plan for the Los Angeles area that has been submitted to the Lieutenancy for approval. This is a first for our Lieutenancy and we are excited at the many upcoming programs, opportunities and upcoming events that we are planning.


Area Co-Councillors for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Sir Dennis and Lady Susan De Pietro 

Voice: 323-257-4253
Cellular: 323-314-4031
Email: or





Orange Area News


Area Co-Councillors for the Diocese of Orange
Lady Kristin and Sir Stephen Luchetta




Phoenix Area News

Upcoming Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

The special pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan on the occasion of the ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Khaled Gamoh is fast approaching. We have supported Deacon Khaled as part of the Adopt-a-Seminarian Program.

It would be a wonderful experience for us to attend his ordination and first Mass.
When: June 18-30, 2018, under the direction of Fr. Tom Enneking, OSC. Space is limited. Register today.

Click here for the brochure with full details, itinerary, and registration.

See the complete information in Spirituality/Pilgrimages.


Area Co-Councillors for the Diocese of Phoenix
Lady Julie Nackard

Sir Tom Castellanos






Tucson Area News

Area Co-Councillors for the Diocese of Tucson
Lady Karen and Sir William McEwen






San Diego Area News


Area Co-Councillors for the Diocese of San Diego
Lady Nancy and Sir David Schanzlin




San Bernardino Area News

San Bernardino Area Announces the 2017/2018 Schedule for Their First Monday Rosary


February 5 –  HOSTS:  Virginia Zamboni & Gabe Farrell – Rancho Mirage  ** 

71-359 Cypress Drive Rancho Mirage CA 92270


March 5 –   HOST:  Carol Morton – Indian Wells 

75810 Alta Mira Drive Indian Wells CA 92210


April 2 – HOSTS:  Barbara and Steve Hoffman – Indian Wells  ** 

75-313 14th Green Dr. Indian Wells CA 92210


May 7 – looking for a Host volunteer

** designates home is in a gated community.  RSVP is needed for security passes

Please call or mail me below with guest additions, prayer intentions or changes to reflect to each host.
Shannon Smith
cell:  917/597-0309


Committees and Coordinators

Angel Ministry
Lady Dina and Deacon Sir Ayed Khader
Justice and Peace
Lady Ana and Sir Kevin Smead

Our Lady Queen of Palestine Projects
Lady Raida and Sir Nouri Sayegh
Outreach – Low Desert
Lady Mary Farrell

Outreach – West End
Lady Ruby and Sir Richard Simpson

Outreach – Hemet
Lady Muriel and Sir Wilfredo Vita

Rosary – Low Desert
Lady Marilyn and Sir Ross Willour

Rosary – San Bernardino
Lady Susie and Sir Richard Herbst

Rosary – West End
Lady Caroline and Sir Raymond Nolte

Strategic Development
Sir Thomas Davis

Lady Sharon and Sir Joe Kuebler
Lady Rebecca and Sir Jose Gutierrez
Year of Mercy
Lady Sandy and Sir Dan Miulli


Area Co-Councillors for the Diocese of San Bernardino
Lady Densy and Sir Gregory Chandra                      909-556-1180  760-455-9345




Las Vegas Area News

Bishop Joseph Pepe of Las Vegas Retires

February 28, 2018
WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Joseph A. Pepe, 75, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Las Vegas, Nevada, and has named Bishop George L. Thomas as his successor, up until now the Bishop of Helena, Montana.  Bishop Thomas, KC*HS, has been a member of the Equestrian Order since 1994.
Click here for the full story from the USCCB.


Area Councillors’ Report:

Fourteen new members will be invested at the annual meeting in Santa Barbara; this will increase our membership by about 30%. We have begun meeting with potential nominees for 2018 and have set a date with our Bishop for an information and “greet” meeting at his home in November.

We had a well-attended mid-year meeting, with 12 of the 14 investees noted above present. Everyone was excited to see/meet Michael Feeley, our Lieutenant.

We raised $45,000 for the wheelchair project. In February 2017, we remitted this amount to the American Wheelchair Mission (AWM) through the Western Lieutenancy (WL). Wheelchairs, walkers and canes will be distributed in the Holy Land within the next six months. The project was delayed due to the death of Chris Lewis’ wife. (Chris Lewis, Jerry Lewis’ son, and family founded and run AWM that supplies wheelchairs to the Holy Land and throughout the world.)

We raised $10,000 for the 2017 Zarqa schools summer camp project in Jordan. In June 2017, we presented a $10,000 check to the WL.

Our first Monday Rosary is now a whole-year event. Attendance hovers around 50.0% of the membership; attendance during the months of June, July and August averaged 26, a pleasant surprise. Special intentions are mentioned before the Rosary.

Several members attended the ordination of our two seminarians as deacons and then their ordination into the priesthood. The ceremonies were held at the Guardian Angel Cathedral in Las Vegas.

Our April 2018 Holy Land pilgrimage, with Bishop Joseph Pepe as the spiritual leader, is already fully subscribed and we have started a backup list. Joseph and Connie Micatrotto are the coordinators. We are excited that 22 of the pilgrims are members of the EOHSJ and each will receive the Pilgrim Shell in Jerusalem.

Click here to read the 2014 pilgrimage diary of Sir Joe and Lady Connie Micatrotto:



Area Co-Councillors for the Diocese of Las Vegas
Lady Connie and Sir Joseph Micatrotto




Salt Lake City Area News

Area Co-Councillors for the Diocese of Salt Lake City
Sir Fredrick L. and Lady Pamela C. Strasser





Honolulu Area News

Area Co-Councillors for the Diocese of Honolulu
Lady Ann and Sir Thomas Brehm