Council 7904

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July 2024

Grand Knight’s Newsletter 7904

Marcus Ray – GK 

Welcome to July Brother Knights.

The Brothers of Council 7904 have spoken.  The officers for the 2024 / 2025 Fraternal Year are:

Officer Positions                         Name
Grand Knight                                 Ray , Marcus
Financial Secretary                       Smith, Timothy M
Deputy Grand Knight                   McNally, James
Chancellor                                      Sell , Joseph L
Recorder                                         Wilson, William
Treasurer                                        Goetz, Mark P
Advocate                                         Schevers Jr, Gerard B
Warden                                           Wilson, James D
Inside Guard                                  Ruggiero, Ryan L
Outside Guard                               Wilson, Anthony
One Year Trustee                          Mansberger, Paul E
Two Year Trustee                          Grimes, Michael J
Three Year Trustee                       Huerta, Victor M
Appointed Officers Name
Chaplain                                          Fr. Merta, Lawrence J
Lecturer                                           Conn, Richard A

I would like to thank all the Knights who stepped up and have taken on a position among the officers. As Grand Knight, I rely heavily on the officers of our Council for advice and instruction and they always come through. We are fortunate to have such a capable group of men working to better Council 7904. 

Some highlights from June include: 

  • June 6th – Council Meeting.  6:30 Rosary / 7:00 Meeting ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2024 / 2025
  • June 12th – Mass for Deceased Knights – 8:30 daily mass
  • June 16th – Father’s Day
  • June 27th – Officers’ Meeting – Wellens Hall Room J 6:30 PM

 As we begin July, we are looking forward to the following events; 

  • There will be no council meeting in the month of July. I ask every Brother Knight to commit to attending Eucharistic Adoration at least once during the month of July.  You’ll thank me later. 
  • July 12th – Mass for Deceased Knights – 8:30 daily mass
  • July 13th Multi-District meeting for GK, DGK and FinSec
  • July 14th – Officer Installation for Assembly 3817 Officers. All 4th Degree members are welcome to attend.  Mass at 4:00.  Officer Installation following 4:00 Mass and dinner following Installation of Officers (China City near Power Road and Baseline, East side of Power Road)
  • July 21st – Officer Installation for Council 7904 Officers. All Council members are welcome to attend.  Mass at 4:00.  Officer Installation following 4:00 Mass and dinner following installation of Officers (Wellens Hall…Menu is GENUINE TEXAS SMOKED BRISKET!!) 
  • July 25th – Officers’ Meeting – Wellens Hall Room J 6:30 PM


Marcus Ray – GK – KofC Council 7904 


Vivat Jesus! 

You are invited
to put your
faith in action.

The Knights of Columbus is here to help. We offer the Catholic faith formation, financial protection, and family resources that can help you grow as a father, husband, and leader. With the Knights, you can become the man you wnt to be – and your family needs.

Right now, we’re offering a FREE download of A Scriptural Rosary for the Family to help you and your family grow in your devotion to the Holy Rosary.

Important Information For All Council Volunteers:

Click the above links to register for a Called to Protect class or renewal (required for all Council members) or to take a test to receive your Maricopa County food handler’s card (required for all volunteers at events where food is served).

Click Here to join the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild

 July 2023 to July 2024 (Updated 04/15/24)

For the Good of the Order – With the Lord

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

  • SK Marcus Ray (Christine) Sister-in-law Aunt Marge Perry went to the Lord 8/31/23.
  • SK Mike McDonald – wife aunt (Kitty Linzy) went to the Lord 8/1/23.
  • SK Paul Mansberger- Brother-in-law (Reynaldo Mariano) went to the Lord 9/26/23.
  • SK Roger Molieri – DD 27 family (Carolyn Curcio) went to the Lord.
  • SK Michael Millard – Mother (Bernadette) went to the Lord on 10/22/23.
  • SK Duane Pirkl – went to the Lord on 11/08/23
  • SK Dick Polfliet – went to the Lord on 01/08/24

July 2023 to July 2024

For the Good of the Order – Those in need of our prayers for healing (Updated 04/15/24) 


  • SK Michael Grimes – Sister (Beth Wanzek)
  • SK Michael Grimes – Brother-in law (Gene Wanzek)
  • SK Michael Grimes – Brother-in-law (Chip Lee)
  • SK Bob Salas – son
  • SK Kenneth Trusiak – Fell
  • SK Kenneth Trusiak wife (Bernieda) Fell
  • SK Victor Scott – back / knees
  • SK Martin Koreck – Mother-in-law (Longina Rondero)
  • SK Martin Koreck – sister (Victoria)
  • SK Martin Koreck – wife (Ellen)
  • SK Ed Padilla – Richard Gonzales
  • SK Tony Haddad
  • SK Tony Haddad – Wife (Carol)
  • SK Robert Guyton Jr wife Diana
  • SK Mike Powell and his wife Mary
  • SK Manny Escarcega – mother – accident
  • SK Hector Ortiz – son (Jeffrey Ortiz)
  • SK Hector Ortiz – brother (Raber Ortiz)
  • SK Hector Ortiz – wife (Mary Ortiz)
  • SK Dick Polfliet – brothers’ wife (Dawn)
  • SK Martin Wolff
  • SK Martin Wolff – Spouse (Darleen)
  • SK Darrell Fitzgerald
  • SK Michael Miller
  • SK Michael Miller – brother (Tom Miller)
  • SK Norm Rimbey – grandson (Cory Hammond)
  • SK Norm Rimbey – wife (Judy)
  • SK Jose Contreras
  • SK Dick Polfliet
  • SK Tim McDonald- great niece (CeCe Price Glunz) – RSV
  • SK Deacon Richard Conn – Wife (Mary Michael)   
  • SK Michael Grimes – Neighbor (Gerald Martinez)
  • SK Jack Terry – TIA to hospital – released and back home.
  • SK John Reiken – Back surgery
  • SK Mark Goetz
  • SK Mike Millard
  • SK Rod Hanks wife (Patty)