I am greatly honored to have been on board as Associate Chaplain during the time of WPSD Toni Pascua, WPSD Joe Haun, and then I was elected as the Nevada Knights of Columbus as the State Chaplain which I have been serving under WSD Meynard Infantado.

The responsibility that I have taken for the past years at the Nevada State level has given me an opportunity to actively perform my duties. I believe that it is His calling and an additional duty as an Augustinian Missionary Priest in Nevada. It is my great pleasure to collaborate with local, state, and supreme officers to develop ways and means to preach God's Word to brother Knights and their families, to help them to be more firmly rooted in faith, hope, and charity, and to further their growth in the knowledge of their faith in the Catholic Church.

Having a wider scope of responsibility as State Chaplain, I actively dispense my duty as the Faithful Friar of Bishop Manogue Assembly #612 and as Chaplain of the Ponderosa Council #4928 to which Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg, DD assigned me to be the designated Chaplain.

I guess my duty as the State Chaplain is almost over, but I encourage that whoever is our new State Chaplain deserves to be treated well by looking into his dedication and over-all involvement in dispensing his duties.

Lastly, I am grateful to all of you Worthy Brother Knights, and if in my personal limitations and weaknesses I have inadvertently caused anyone hurts, I humbly ask for forgiveness. I hope and pray that my service to the State of Nevada Knights of Columbus would remain a journey with you, Brother Knights, worthy to remember.

I keep you in my prayers and let us continue to listen and walk together as a Synodal Church which Pope Francis is leading us to the Church of modern time. May our founder, Blessed Michael McGivney, intercede for us and strengthen us to be good and exemplary Knights of Columbus. I don’t know my future with the State Council, but rest assured that there are more capable Priests who can do my job better than what I have accomplished. Thank you and blessings to all.

Blessed Mother Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us. Vivat Jesus!

Fr. Arlon M. Vergara, OSA
State Chaplain