Proudly Serving Holy Cross Parish Mesa, AZ

May 2023 Newsletter


Michael Grimes – Faithful Navigator

Sir Knights,

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the armed forces.  It is observed on the last Monday of May.

The first national observance of Memorial Day occurred on May 30, 1868. Then known as Decoration Day, the holiday was proclaimed by Commander in Chief John Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic to honor the Union soldiers who had died in the Civil War.
Placing a coin on headstones of a service member or veteran is a show of respect and honor, as well as letting the deceased service member’s family know someone was there, but the denomination of the coins each has a distinct and significant meaning.  Here is the breakdown:
A penny: This means someone has visited the grave.
A nickel: This signifies that the visitor served with the deceased service member at boot camp.
A dime: A dime means the visitor and deceased service member served together at some point.
A quarter:  A quarter means the visitor was physically with the service member when he or she died.  

I encourage you to become an officer in the Assembly.  The officer chairs is an excellent way for you to grow and lead the Knights of Columbus at Holy Cross.  The Officer election is in May! I previously emailed out what the officer positions involve.

Our members’ meetings will be held the 3rd Monday of every month in Wellens Hall.  Please plan on attending!  

Next Meeting: June 19–Wellens Hall at 7:00 PM
No July meeting to allow the officers time to organize.

Members’ Birthday May
George Sever 57 Ken Vickoren 56
Scott Skvarenina 60 Victor Huerta 64
Rodrigo Rodriguez 52

Many of you that do not have or read your email may not have heard of the passing of SK Clarence Jordan.  The Council 7904 GK and Assembly 3817 FN are working the process for SK Tim Smith to assume Clarence’s position.  Please be patient as this transition takes place.

Check your email frequently and check your Spam and Junk boxes.  My email will be coming from:
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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.

Check your email frequently – check your Spam and Junk email boxes.  My email to you will be coming from:  Knights of Columbus Email <no-reply@kofc.org>K of C Supreme.

For the Good of the Order

July 2022 to July 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 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
  • 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.

July 2022 to July 2023

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
  • SK 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
  • SK Michael Grimes – Sister (Beth Wanzek)

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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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