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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                            December 2019 


I want to wish each of you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy  2020. As it is the Holy Season of Advent, I asked our Chaplain, Father Michael  Dallmeier if he would  write an appropriate opening for the December Fez Sez, and here it is:   (Thank You Father)

      In just a short while we will celebrate the feast of Christmas.  When I think of Christmas the word that immediately comes to mind is EXTRAVANCE.  On no other day of the year do we spend more time, money, energy on decorations, food, family gatherings, presents, cards to friends.  Even the Church is extravagant in its celebration.  This is the only day for which the Church has designated three distinct Masses with their own themes and scriptures:  Midnight Mass, Mass of the Dawn and Mass during the day.  I would hope such extravagance would help to remind us of the truth and mystery that we celebrate on this day, namely that God so loved His creation that He wanted that love be real and tangible for us, so He incarnated that love in the person of His Son, Jesus.  It is through this Jesus that we come to know and experience the love of God. 

      Francis of Assisi desired people to experience more deeply this mystery, so he went to the town of Greccio and with the help of his friends he recreated the scene of Bethlehem with real people and animals.

In the words of Pope Francis:   “ Moved by the joy of the gift, the child of Bethlehem, we ask that His crying may shake us from our indifference and open our eyes to those who are suffering.  May His tenderness awaken our sensitivity and recognize our call to see Him in all who arrive in our cities, in our lives.  And may His revolutionary tenderness persuade us to feel our call to be agents of hope and tenderness to others.”

New Contact Information for:

   SN John Garrahy

   c/o Kings Care

   247 Presley Place

   Vista, CA 92083

   760 390-8183


Region Eight Raffle:

May Drawing $100 Thelma Poorman, $50 Chris Braun.

The Raffle drawing will take place at the Ben Ziri Meeting each month. Please join us.

Tickets are still available!!

Contact Info: We are adding additional contact info in our database to help us keep in contact in case of changes we are not aware of. Please forward your alternate contact info to my email: taberbc@gmail.comor the address below:

1826 Via Monserate

Fallbrook, Ca. 92028


Website……. I encourage everyone who has access to the internet to visit the site periodically. You can view the latest Blog, Photo Gallery, The Fez Sez, Event Calendar, Meeting Minutes, Membership Applications, Scholarship Application, Caravan By Laws and Make a Donation at

The Fez Sez:…..If anyone not receiving the Fez Sez via email and would like to please contact me and I will make sure it happens.

The Fez Sez:…..If anyone would like contribute to The Fez Sez please forward it to me for publishing.


Thursday, December 19th  ……. No Ben Ziri Caravan Meeting

Thursday, January 16th    …….  Monthly Ben Ziri Meeting

This meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall at the Mission San Luis Rey Parish at 6:00pm.

Sunday, December 15th ………. Ben Ziri Christmas Gala

 See Proclamation


Sunday, Febuary 23rd …………. Ben Ziri Founder’s Day / Memorial Mass

Proclamation to Follow



December Birthdays:

  1…… Kevin Nilles                       6…… Marta Werner           15…… Charles Ayash                     

18…… Fe Aspema Castro          19…… Fran Santos              20…... Manuel Ybarra

20…… John Gatt                         24…… Grace Henry            26……. Theodore Napolitano

27…… Ed Ehrhart

December Anniversaries:

31……  Dennis and Charlene Duren

Sickness and Distress:

Please keep in your prayers all our members, families and loved ones, and especially;

Herman and Violet Mosqueda, John Pacheco, John Brown, Lucy Carroll, Mary Cloud. Margarita Duran, Joy De Maggio. Tom Baxter’s sister Elizabeth, Tom Baxter, Thelma Poorman. The Andreas family member Shane Romick.  Lupe Marez, Juliana Renfro, Bob Santos, Fran Santos, Dorothy Van Tassel, Ken Owen, Maggie Owen, Juliana Taber, Don and Janet Getty , Eric Gilliland son of Stan and Marilyn Gilliland, Fr Michael Dallmeier, Carol Kostick, Chuck and Joanie Ayash, Rich Miro and Ted Napolitano.


Michael Caligiuri,  Grand Commander                        
Phone #   760 940-9546


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