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January 2023 Newsletter


Michael Grimes – Faithful Navigator

Sir Knights

Why is January so special?

January was named after Janus, the Roman god of all beginnings. This is the month of the new door of the beginnings of the new year with new things, possibilities and provides the ability to see all things past and future.

What effect does this have for those of us that are members of the Patriotic Degree?    There is more to being a Fourth-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus than a uniform (although we encourage members to be a member of the Honor Guard). We are the men who have chosen to embrace the Order’s fourth principle of Patriotism, the men who lead the efforts to reach out to veterans and active military, and to embody the fact that one can be a faithful Catholic and be a faithful citizen.  The world needs Knights who instill a love of country and impress the duties of citizenship. Its motto is Patriotism — a patriotism enlightened and informed by religion.

Many years ago, President Kennedy said “Ask not what your Country can do for you – Ask what you can do for your Country”.  Think about what you may be able to accomplish participating as a unified Assembly 3817 team!

A 4th Degree Exemplification will be held January 14, 2023, in Tempe!  Five members of Council 7904 have registered for the exemplification!  Current Knights of Columbus members remember that your Assembly 3817 dues ($40.00) and your 7904 Council dues ($30.00) are due in January.

The annual Knights of Columbus Priest Appreciation Dinner for the Diocese of Phoenix will be hosted by SS Simon and Jude Cathedral Council 12708 on Friday, February 17, 2023.  The cost will be $50 in advance and $60 for walk-ups.  Reservations Required by January 24, 2023.  You may contact Rick Garrison at KofCRick@Q.com for information.  Each Knight is encouraged to attend and sponsor a priest.   Cocktails at 6:00 PM and Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

Our members meetings will be held the 3rd Monday of every month in Wellens Hall.  Please plan on attending!  The Assembly needs you to be present to be successful!

Next Meeting:  Jan 23  Wellens Hall at 7:00 PM

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4th Degree Exemplification Pins / Certificate to present

SK C Barcena    SK T Kulik   SK Paul Peterson   SK O Rodriguez   SK R Guyton Jr   SK J Matsko   SK I Allegretti    
K D DeHan   SK R Rodrigues

Members Birthday January

James Wingate   87      Ted Papuzza   76       Jerry Pittman   59      Jim Skipper   73     Rod Hanks   74     Jim Pergo   83

On behalf of the Officers of Father William J. Mitchell Assembly 3817, I wish you all a happy and healthy new year!  Thank You for the prayers for my wife Debbie as she continues to recover.

Council 7904 site 3rd Degree:    https://www.facebook.com/groups/438838781522326

Assembly 3817 site 4th Degree: https://www.facebook.com/groups/569667598041511

On behalf of the Officers of Father William J. Mitchell Assembly 3817, I wish you all a happy and healthy new year!

Michael Grimes – Faithful Navigator
Email:  Michael.Grimes7904@outlook.com
Cell:  480-688-5718
Vivat Jesus

Holy Cross Catholic Church / 1244 South Power Road / Mesa, AZ 85206

Members Meetings

Our members meetings will be held the 3rd Monday of every month in Wellens Hall.  

Respect Life:
If you want to be involved in this ministry Contact Ed Padilla @ SR.EdPadilla@gmail.com.

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For the Good of the Order

July 2022 to July 2023

For the Good of the Order – With the Lord


  • 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’s Brother-in-Law Jack went to the Lord on November 20, 2022

July 2022 to July 2023

For the Good of the Order  – Those in Need of our Prayers for Healing (Update 01/23/23)

• SK Tom White – Worthy District Deputy
• SK Jim Wingate’s wife Rita
• SK Mike Powell and his wife Mary
• SK Victor Scott’s son Gary
• SK Richard Polfliet wife Lottie
• SK Richard Polfliet Brother –
• SK Jose Contreras
• SK Robert Guyton Jr wife Diana
• SK Gerald Casterton
• SK Deacon Richard Conn wife Mary Michael
• SK Marcus Ray wife nephew (Dan)
• SK Jerry Schevers
• SK Rod Hanks
• SK Tony Haddad
• SK Tony Haddad spouse Carol
• SK Marcus Ray’s daughters’ mother
• SK Michael Miller – Brother-in-Law – Tom Miller
• SK Michael Miller – Mother Bernadette
• SK Mark Goetz – Brother-in-Law – Richard Byrne
• SK Manny Escarcega
• SK Martin Koreck’ s wife – Ellen
• SK Martin Koreck – Patricia
• SK Jerry Alderton
• SK Bob Salas – son
• SK Jerry Walsh
• GK Marcus Ray
• SK Victor Scott and his wife (Amanda)
• SK Darrel Fitzgerald wife Lauretta
• SK Dick Polfliet’ brothers’ wife (Dawn)
• Deacon Richard Conn
• SK Hector Ortiz wife (Mary)
• FN Michael Grimes wife (Debbie)
• SK Clarence Jordan
• SK Mark Goetz – Cousin (Tracy)

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Michael Grimes – Faithful Navigator
Father William J. Mitchell Assembly 3817
Email: Michael.Grimes7904@outlook.com
Protector of Life
Vivat Jesus!

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