Council 7904

GK Newsletter

Proudly Serving Holy Cross Parish Mesa, AZ

August 2023

Grand Knight’s Newsletter 7904

Marcus Ray – GK 

Brother Knights,

Some highlights from June include:

  • CUF Exemplification June 26nd – 1 new recruit!!

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

  • August 1-3 141st Supreme Convention.
  • August 3rd is our monthly Rosary (6:30) and business meeting (7:00)
  • August 12th 8:30 AM is the mass for deceased knights.
  • August 12th Blessed McGivney’s Birthday.
  • August 14th – Meeting of the 4th Degree Assembly (6:30PM)
  • August 15th – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • August 15th – Blessed McGivney Memorial
  • August 31st – Officers’ Meeting – 6:30PM

Looking ahead into September 2023…….

  • September 7st is the monthly Business Meeting. 6:30 PM Rosary, 7:00PM Meeting.
  • September 12th 8:30 AM – Mass for deceased knights
  • September 17th – Holy Cross Blood Drive – Wellens Hall 7-11 AM
  • September 18th – Meeting of the 4th Degree Assembly (7:00 PM)
  • September 28th Officer’s Meeting (6:30 PM)

We began a new Fraternal Year July 1st. Hopefully, everyone rested and stayed cool during July. We have a busy and exciting year ahead of us and I look forward to sharing it with you all.

It was so nice to see everyone last night at our monthly meeting.  With no meeting in July, and me missing the meeting in June (due to my surgery) it seems like forever since I spent time with my brother Knights.  I apologize for forgetting to put out the refreshments I had.   🙁

By passing the hat we collected $150 for the family we talked about receiving help from St Vincent dePaul.  Our members never cease to amaze me with their generosity of time, talent and treasure.  

When I was contacting Julie Kamal to make sure she would be at SVdP this morning to receive your generous contribution she told me that whe was having surgery Saturday.   Please pray for Julie and for her successful procedure and recovery.

While we’re on the subject of SVdP.  I received this list of client needs from Julie.

  • Dry Spaghetti
  • Canned Corn
  • Soup
  • Canned Chili
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Bar Soap


Marcus Ray – GK – KofC Council 7904 

(480) 734-8103 

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 July 2023 to July 2024 (Updated 12/1/2023)

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.

July 2023 to July 2024

For the Good of the Order – Those in need of our prayers for healing (Updated 12/1/2023) 


  • 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