Our annual Veterans Benefit Dinner will be held
Joshua Sparling was born and raised in Yale, Michigan. He joined the United States Army in 2004 and was granted his request to be assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. He was the team leader of an Infantry/Paratrooper squad during deployment to Iraq in 2005-2006. His mission focused on finding and eliminating/capturing insurgents.
He was injured in Ramadi Iraq due to an I.E.D. and was evacuated and sent to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. While undergoing surgeries, including a leg amputation, he started a non-profit for soldiers called Americas Wounded Heroes.
He also continued education, graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice in 2008 when he was medically discharged. He continued to challenge himself by competing in Mixed Martial Arts, working with the D.O.D in prosthetic research, and climbing mountains, most notably Mt. Kilimanjaro. He also continued his education, graduating from Ferris State University with a Bachelors, and is currently enrolled in his final year at the University of Arizona in pursuit of his Juris Doctor.
He is married to his beautiful wife Laura and has 3 amazing children. He is an active member of his parish at San Martin de Porres, Sahuarita, where he is a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus in San Martin de Porres Co. 10070 as well as serving on the Pastoral Council.
His awards include a Purple Heart, Bronze Service Star, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Arcom, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Pat Tillman Military Scholar, Deans list of scholars, Presidents list of scholars, Cum Laude, St. Thomas Moore Society, Judge John Roll Scholar, Arizona Veteran’s Hall of Fame recipient, and the 2007 Defender of the Constitution Award.
The Weber assembly has hosted this Veterans Benefit Dinner annually since 2003 as a fund-raiser for our veterans. All proceeds are donated for the direct benefit of vetarans to charities such as the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System for comfort items for patients.
We also honor all our veterans in attendance with some patriotic displays. We invite vets to wear their uniforms and to bring any military memorabilia they would like to display.
This event is open to the public. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children 8 to 12. Children under 8 are free. You can purchase tickets on line using a credit card below.
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The Weber Assembly meets at St. Pius X Catholic Church
This is a few blocks West of Pantano on Pima.
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Assembly meetings are regularly held on the Third Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Hopi Room at St. Pius X.
You can contact the Assembly by email at email@example.com
On April 26th, 1988, a meeting was called by SK Charles Higgens to form a new Assembly. The meeting was held at St. Pius X Church. The meeting originated from a letter written by Charles Higgens to the District Master regarding establishing a new assembly. Presiding at this meeting was Edgar Tessier, District Master for District 2. Assisting were John Cardellina State Secretary and the following Past Faithful Navigators: Leonard Zimmerman, Vincent DeStatsio, Walter Warner, Emil Pelech and Frank Burke. The name of the Assembly was voted to be the Monsignor James T. Weber Assembly. Monsignor Weber was the retired founding pastor of St Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church in 1961. He died of a sudden heart attack on March 4, 1988.
The meeting day was decided to the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM
On October 15, 1988, the Monsignor James T. Weber assembly was chartered as assembly 2152 with a date of institution of October 15, 1988. The councils originally affiliated with the assembly were councils 5133, 6848, 8813 and 9380.