Ron Jahraus, new member welcome

Please welcome this brother many of you know as a parishioner, 1st Degree Brother Knight     Ron Jahraus. He’s allowed me to pass along his email address, and please ensure to add this one to yours as well.


My thanks to our Worthy Warden Robert Hughes, for sponsoring him and for being present this morning, March 19, 2018 during this ceremony as well.

Afterwards, I spent time with Ron, and we went over basic council procedure, i.e., dates and times of council meetings, etc.  He expressed his intentions to me and has studied this council from afar and why he’s decided to become a Knights of Columbus member.

With the approval of this new brother, I will present him to the Council on April 9th General Assembly Meeting, where upon I will further present him with the traditional Rosary and KofC pin as well. Thank you Ron in allowing others to welcome you on board and we stand in unity with you as expressed.  Thank you

Vivat Jesus

Lexy Larez

Brother Jim Cloughessy is going to hospice

Brother Jim Cloughessy
Lexy, We saw Dr H. at Az.  Oncology this a.m. He is going to refer Jim to Hospice. His cancer is out of control and is all over his body and in his bones. He is tired, but accepting his fate. Thank GOD we have HIM in our life!!!!!!!!. We are going to make the “best” of the time we have left. Love you and the St Germaine family. Marlene

Brother Jim Cloughessy is back in Phoenix VA Hospital

2/23/18, Bro Jim Cloughessy, update

Brother Jim Cloughessy is currently back at the VA Health Center in Phoenix. It appears blockage reoccurred causing him to return locally, where he was in turn transferred back down the hill. I did speak with Marlene this morning where she explained as best she could given the fact that he was to have been released today, but all that’s changed until they can secure issues from his previous surgery.  Our prayers for them both I ask…. Thank you, GK

Mike O’Marah update


Mike O’Marah had another heart attack on Monday. Tues he had 2 stents put in and a lesion in the heart removed. He is feeling much better and is going home today.

Thank you everyone for the prayers, St Germaines has the best prayer warriors. God bless you all. Martha O’Marah

2/6/18  After 2nd heart attack,

 Mike O’Marah. was given 6 or 8 grams of Morphine, yesterday. He also has an IV in each arm. Nitro Glycerin dripping in one arm and fluids in the other. He’s in good spirits. Tomorrow mornings Angiogram will tell how good a shape he’s in physically (the three veins that deliver blood to the lower portion of his heart are suspect–hoping stents)

Mike is in Cath Lab. Should know something definite later today.

Brother Jim Cloughessy back in Hosp

2/18/18, Update
Jim Cloughessy was admitted to the Prescott VA Hospital early this a.m. from the emergency room. He has another blockage. I talked to him this a.m and he is in less pain now. They may keep him for a few days. Marlene
2/15/18 Update, Jim Cloughessy

 Brother in Christ Jim and a proud Knight, is back home  here and resting in his “Lazy Boy Chair”, is what he told me. He sounds good but given what he has endured that at the hospital, well, you can surmise I’m sure. In addition, I mentioned to him that many of us wish to visit and chat, and with that said, he states that he and Marlene have family flying in from back East and will be arriving soon. I’m quoting him in saying, that perhaps after everyone has left, and after a good rest, he too wishes to have visitors over, to no end. But for now, it’s important that he rest’s and enjoy those coming as I mentioned.

In closing, he sounds good and at this point welcomes phone calls and again stresses to everyone, that he thanks everyone’s prayers, and ended, Lexy, its’ good to be home, and I may even surprise everyone in perhaps making Mass this coming Saturday..!!! He too sends his love and hello….

Thank you everyone

2/7 Update
 He is still at the VA but is looking at going home on Hospice care.
2/5 Update
Could you please add Jim Cloughessy to the prayer list. He was seen in ER
and he has a inflamed gallbladder and a small blockage of the small bowel.
He will be having surgery very soon@ Phoenix VA. Marlene asks us to pray.

Time now, 11:30 am, I just got off the phone speaking with Marlene, when suddenly she said, “Here, let me have you talk to Jimbo” and he comes on the phone..!!!  This said, I briefly spoke with him as I didn’t want to over tax him or myself quite frankly. Anyway, he hasn’t had the surgery we keep hearing about, but they intend to drain areas of build up and inject med’s that have the qualities Jim needs upper most. And again, Jim, sends a warm thank you for all of your prayers, both to himself and to Marlene. She’s there with him in Phoenix and appears all is being done to arrest what they can, and with our continued prayers, is all he ask’s…. and the call ended there on a positive note.

Big sigh on my part just now, I love this guy. Thank you one and all.

Grand Knight

2/2 update
Dear Council Family,
Good Afternoon, I placed a phone call late into the evening on Thursday after we conducted the officers monthly meeting. In doing so, I did reach Marlene at home and she shared that Jimmy had been transferred from the VA Hospital here in Prescott to Yavapai West Regional. Due to complications, it turns out that basically nothing was done as originally expected, and he spent the night.
Not having heard from Marlene all day today, Friday, I thought it best to call her at home if she was to be reached?  After not reaching her, I thought perhaps she might have Jim’s cell phone?  The phone rang two or three times, and guess who picks up? You guessed right, and he sounded good I told him. He’s optimistic now that he’s since been transferred to Phoenix, and I simply told him that he has our prayer’s, and to rest as best he can. Surgery is on his agenda, and the when and why wasn’t shared other than, it’s needed.
I have to share this with everyone here as, I shared with him how strong and uppity he sounded, and then he tell’s me, “when is our meeting this month?”  I told him don’t even think about it, to rest, let’s get this behind us and then we’ll talk about council meeting’s…  He sends his hello to everyone, and appreciates the prayers coming his way. and our phone call ended in telling him, we send our love. Thank you Lord
Please continue to pray for Marlene as well, and she had just arrived during this phone call with Jim, and she too sends her thank you.
Time now, 3:00 pm, 2/1/18,  I just received a phone call from Marlene informing me that brother Jim has entered the VA Hospital here in Prescott. I can’t go into detail at this time, but she ask’s that prayers for Jim be placed. I did ask her if it would be advisable for me to go be with him but he’s in an area that visit’s at this point are not possible. So, let us all PRAY for Brother Jim Cloughessy.


Please pray for our brother, Jim Cloughessy, his wife Marlene, and their family. He has been admitted to YRMC West. Prognosis: his cancer flared up and he is terminal.


In Case You Missed It
From the January Knightline
The fraternal year is half way done. Things to

tackle in 2018:
 Aim younger—recruit younger men

 Be more Family centered—focus on fam-
ily programs

 Generate increased awareness of what
the Council does
 Develop a strong relationship with the

Emily Bowen fundraiser, update

From: “Emily Bowen” <>
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:40:15 PM
Subject: Emily’s Fundraising

Hello Earl!

This is Emily Bowen! So sorry for the link to my fundraising not working. Try this one:
There is an underscore between my first and last name.
Thank you so very much!
God bless you!
I am in a season in discernment, as you guessed when we talked at St. Germaine’s a few weeks ago. Your kind words touched my heart. Thank you!

District Deputy position needed

Please share this e-mail with your officers and your council members. Somewhere there is a ‘diamond in the rough’
just waiting to be asked to fill the position of district deputy.

State Secretary Tom Kalisz mentioned that this is a ‘no experience necessary’ position. I should know this as a fact
as I have never held an officer position in Knights. This position does require persistence, people skills, and a desire
to do the right thing as often as possible. There will always be some things that don’t turn out as we may have wished.

I wish that we line up a successor district deputy in the next four months, and I need your help. Please share the attachment,
beat the bushes, and let us find the successor!

Vivian Jesus!
Gary Johnson

Furniture for Indian Missions

Worthy Grand Knight and Knight’s Woodworking Group:

I’ve corresponded with Deacon Jim Trant (Director of the Diaconate) and saw him at the DPC today.  I was looking for a project for our Knights Woodworking group and heard that he needed some things for the Indian Missions. Recently, Bishop Olmsted had asked Deacon Trant to see if he could get some permanent furniture for the missions.  Right now Deacon Trant carries a portable altar in his car for services at each mission.  He was delighted that we are considering the project.  He said they need everything: altar, credence table, chairs, etc.  He is going to send me sizes and possible styles.  I will draw the plans on my Cad program and the Knights in the Woodworking group can review them.

Then we can divide the project among the members of our group.  I’m going to ask Deacon Egan to join us, even though he is not a Knight, because of his skills.  Larry Battin is also an excellent woodworker. I, also, have access to other experts, for advice and hands on, if needed.  Once I get the specifications the Knights Woodworking group can meet and discuss the hows and whys.  I try to provide a cost estimate.  Perhaps Deacon Trant has some resources to pay for the materials..  We will work this all out.  It looks like a great opportunity to build brotherhood and meet the physical and spiritual needs of a very poor community – our brothers in Christ.

So, please think this over and as we get details I will be in touch.  We can decide what we can or cannot do.


Deacon Wayland Moncrief

St. Germaine Catholic Church

7997 E. Dana Dr,

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Roe vs Wade,movie preview

ROE v. WADE the Movie
A true story of the most corrupt court case in history that led to the murder of 60 Million Babies.
ROE V WADE the movie will be the real untold story of how people lied; how the media lied; and how the courts were manipulated to pass a law that has since killed over 60 million Americans. Many documentaries have been made, but no one has had the courage to make an actual feature film, a theatrical movie about the true story.

We are launching this campaign for the most important pro-life movie in history. This will be the first movie ever about the true story of ROE v. WADE, the most famous court case in America that legalized Abortion. We need your help to fight for the lives of the unborn, because Hollywood refuses to.

Hollywood only wants you to hear their version of the story – in fact, there are 3 movies currently in development that take a pro-abortion stance. But you shouldn’t be surprised. Hollywood has always had an agenda to influence Americans to accept abortion, even if they have to re-write history to do it.



We need your support now more than ever. Facebook has banned us from inviting friends to “Like” our page and from “Sharing” our PAID ads. Breitbart even published an article on our campaign.

Check the article out here:…

Thank you for your continued support!


10% of Net Proceeds will be Donated to Prolife Organizations

We have gotten such an overwhelming amount of support from the Prolife Community that we have decided to donate 10% of the Net Proceeds from the Movie to Prolife Organizations!


The Team:

Executive Producers: Dr. Alveda King, Nick Loeb & Nick Byassee

**** Dr. Alveda King will also be making a cameo in the film as Dr. Mildred Jefferson’s Mother!!!

Co Executive Producers: Greg Swan, Brian Brown, Jalesia McQueen, Larry Cirignano, Mary Anne Urlakis, Rebecca Kiessling, Walter B. Hoye II

Co-Producer: Mindy Robinson

Producers: Cathy Allyn, Ken Kushner, Rob Simmons

We are currently out to cast and have secured our first attachment!

Academy Award Winner JON VOIGHT is attached to play a Supreme Court Justice!!!

This is the true untold story of ROE v. WADE:

We open the movie with the story of how it all began. It all started with a woman named Margaret Sanger. She was the founder of Planned Parenthood. Her initiative was called the Negro project, and as she gives a speech in the movie at a KKK rally, she describes her intentions to reduce the growth of African American population in our country.

In the movie, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the most famous abortionist of those times, then joins the cause.

They all then recruit feminist Betty Friedan to join their team.

Bernard and Betty, along with the team at Planned Parenthood, search the country to find a pregnant girl they can use to sue the government for her right to have an abortion.

Our characters find the perfect pawn: a broke girl with a 10th grade education named Norma McCorvey. She is now famously known as “Jane Roe.” They all convince Norma that she can have an abortion if she sues, knowing full well that her case will never get to the courts in time.

Our characters succeed, and we watch on as Norma sues Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County. Roe v. Wade is born.

Now that they finally had it in the courts, they had to get the Justices to vote their way, so they fed fake polls and fake statics to the media.

This is when Bernard and Betty with Planned Parenthood even brought Hollywood on board getting them to do TV shows and movies about abortion.

This was all done to influence public opinion and manipulate the courts.

But there were a few people willing to step up to fight them. This fight is led by the film’s protagonist Mildred Jefferson, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School. She believed that she became a doctor to protect life, not destroy it. Not only was she trying to save lives, she was trying to save her race.

She joined the Catholics, other men, and other women, to try to educate Americans on the truth, but they were up against the most well-funded revolution in 20th century America.

Mildred and her team marched, held up signs, got the police to raid illegal abortion clinics, adopted the unborn and most importantly, prayed to God for help.

Although they did everything they could possible do, the ban on abortion was overturned.

What most people don’t know is that the very people who spent their lives fighting to legalize abortion, were faced with the harsh consequences soon after. At the end of the movie Bernard through the help of new sonogram technology, realizes he is killing babies, confesses to all the lies and becomes a leading activist in the pro life movement. Even Norma, our Jane Roe, realizes she was manipulated and becomes a leading activist to protect life.

Our movie will not only shed a light on that truth but will also change hearts and minds. We have distribution on 1000 screens so even if just one person changes as a result of this movie, we will have saved a life.

Please pledge now, and share this campaign with your friends so we can bring ROE v. WADE to life.