Council 7904

GK Newsletter

Proudly Serving Holy Cross Parish Mesa, AZ

April 2023

Grand Knight’s Newsletter 7904

Marcus Ray – GK – KofC Council 7904 

Brother Knights,

I am writing this during Holy Week (a bit of a schedule slip) and Easter is just around the corner. I hope you all experienced a very spiritual Lent and are prepared for the celebration of Easter and

Some highlights from March include:

  • Donut teams 2, 3 and 4 served donuts and coffee.
  • We continue serving donuts after the Sunday masses (7, 9 and 11AM). Team 5 on April 16th, Team 6 on April 23rd and Team 1 on April 30th.
  • Assisted with the Baby Bottle Drive March 11/12
  • Assisted with collection of Baby Bottles March 18/19
  • Assisted with handing out bags for the SVdP Food Drive March 18/19
  • Assisted with collecting bags of food for SVdP Food Drive March 25/26

As we begin April we are looking forward to the following events;

  • April 1st – 2nd Palm Sunday
  • April 6th – Holy Thursday
  • April 7th –  Good Friday
  • April 9th – Easter Sunday
  • April 10th – Easter Monday / Dyngus Day
  • April 12th – 8:30 AM is the mass for deceased knights.
  • April 13th –  is our monthly Rosary (6:30) and business meeting (7:00). I hope to see you all there.
  • April 15th – 16th – Delta Church Drive
  • April 16th – Divine Mercy Sunday
  • April 17th – Meeting of the 4th Degree Assembly (7:00PM)
  • April 24th – CUF Exemplification 6:00PM in the Church
  • April 27th – Officers’ Meeting

Looking ahead into May 2023…

  • May 4th – is the monthly Business Meeting. 6:30 PM Rosary, 7:00PM Meeting. Election of Officers for the 2023/24 Fraternal Year
  • May 12th – 8:30 AM Mass for deceased knights
  • May 19th/20th  – State Convention, Scottsdale AZ.
  • May 25thOfficer’s Meeting (7:00 PM)

Easter is a celebration of new life. Bring the Good News of the Resurrection to those around you.


Marcus Ray – GK – KofC Council 7904 

(480) 734-8103 

Vivat Jesus! 

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For the Good of the Order – With the Lord (Update 11/01/22)

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 Jack Terry wife Rosemary went to the Lord on July 10, 2022.
• SK Michael Millard Aunt (Sister Lorraine Brown) went to the Lord on July 21 (In SD)
• SK Gordon Shirling Mother (Wanda) went to the Lord October 7, 2022. A Memorial Service will be conducted via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at 1:00 PM AZST Interment of Ashes will be at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date.
• SK Tom Poeschl went to the Lord on November 09, 2022. Please keep Maureen and his family in your prayers. Services will be held later. SK Tom was a member of the Chalice Program.
• SK Gordon Shirling – Brother-in-Law (Jack Teems) went to the Lord on November 19, 2022. He passed on his 85th Birthday.
• SK Paul Mansberger – Brother-in-Law (Rolando Mariano) went to the Lord on Jan 14. Prayers for the family in the US and Philippines.
• SK Lwanga Lwanga went to the Lord on January 08, 2023. Service will be held in Edmunds, Washington on March 10, 2023.
• SK Marcus Ray – Mother-in-Law (Edith Pearl Funkhouser – Perry) went to the Lord on February 3, 2023. Services will be held at Buffalo, New York.
• SK Christopher Alexander – Mother (Constance) went to the Lord on November 16, 2022. Chris’s Father (William) went to the Lord January 16, 2023. Keep Chris and his family in your prayers.
• SK Tom White Past Worthy District Deputy went to the Lord March 09, 2023. Keep Janice and his family in your prayers.
• SK Clarence Jordan went to the Lord on March 13, 2023. Keep Clarence, Maryjane, and their family in your prayers.
• SK Joe Sutton (Deceased) wife (Helen) went to the Lord on 4/29.2023. Keep their family in your prayers.

For the Good of the Order – THOSE IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS FOR HEALING (Update 4/30/23)

  • SK Jim Wingate’s wife Rita
  • SK Mike Powell and his wife Mary
  • SK Victor Scott’s son Gary
  • SK Richard Polfliet Brother –
  • SK Jose Contreras
  • SK Robert Guyton Jr wife Diana
  • SK Gerald Casterton
  • SK Deacon Richard Conn wife Mary Michael
  • SK Jerry Schevers
  • SK Rod Hanks
  • SK Tony Haddad
  • SK Tony Haddad spouse Carol
  • SK Michael Miller – Brother-in-Law – Tom Miller
  • SK Michael Miller – Mother Bernadette
  • SK Mark Goetz – Brother-in-Law – Richard Byrne
  • SK Manny Escarcega
  • 0SK Martin Koreck – Patricia
  • SK Jerry Alderton
  • SK Bob Salas – son
  • SK Marcus Ray – Sister-in-Law
  • SK Victor Scott and his wife (Amanda)
  • SK Darrel Fitzgerald wife Lauretta
  • SK Dick Polfliet’ brothers’ wife (Dawn)
  • SK Hector Ortiz wife (Mary)
  • SK Mark Goetz – Cousin (Tracy)
  • SK Joe Sell
  • SK Norm Rimbey
  • SK Ron Sotak
  • SK Richard Weber
  • Deacon JC – Surgery