Dcn. Wayland

We have 13 Knights who have planned to attend.  We will decide what we want to order when we get there.  Mass is from 5:30 – 6:00 PM, so I may be a little late getting to Encanto Grill.  The reservation is under St. Germaine. Order some drinks, look over the menu, and we’ll order and split the Pizza tab.  If anyone wants to order something other than pizza that’s fine.  See you at mass or at the restaurant.  Looking forward to being with all of you


Deacon Wayland Moncrief



To save time I summarized the Chaplain’s Report.  Here’s my notes which explains my statements in greater detail.

Regarding the Availability Schedule I wanted each person to check all the times they were generally available.  If you did not do so, please change the form on Dropbox so I can start setting times for our events.

Thanks to all who came to the meeting and have contacted their partners.  I will send out notices of coming events soon.

  1. Knights Meeting February 8th, 2018
  2. Changes in schedule
  3. I’m going to change our March Program to be on Divine Mercy, because the March meeting is the last council meeting prior to the The Feast of Divine Mercy.
  4. April – We will continue with Session 2 on Prayer
  5. May – we will view a film about Fr. McGivney. So, in May we will need to have an abbreviated council meeting.
  6. June – we will have our next formation presentation
  7. Changes in Interest Groups
  8. Combined Cycling and Hiking Group: It is open to Knights, Wives, and families. We need to schedule a Spring outing.
  9. Combined Journaling and Photo Group, It is open to Knights and Wives. Other can participate as associates. We will start on news articles on Holy week, have photo outings, and establish a Flickr site for our photos.
  10. You can see the changes on Dropbox or on the sign-up sheet we are passing around.
  11. I will help establish these interest groups, but for ongoing activities I’d like every member to think of and plan activities for the group. This is a great opportunity to build brotherhood and have fun doing what we like to do. Hopefully each group will become self-sustaining and self-motivting.
  12. Regarding the Woodworkers Interest Group:
  13. We have a great potential project coming up. Dcn. Jim Trant, who is head of the Diaconate in the Diocese of Phoenix, ministers at four Indian missions. These missions are so poor that their churches do not even have alter furniture. Dcn. Jim packs a portable altar in his car which he uses in each church. Bishop Olmsted has asked Dcn. Jim to look into getting permanent furniture for each parish.
  14. Recently, I email Dcn. Jim and mentioned our woodworking group. I told him that it would be a great project for us to build the altars, credence tables, and altar chairs for these parishes. He was very excited about this possibility. He said he would send sizes and styles that he wanted.
  15. He also said the diocese doesn’t have money set aside for any parish projects so the parishes would need to raise the funds or other groups could raise funds for the materials and our Knight’s group could do the work. Our Deacon Dennis suggested that our group could sign up for a woodworking class at Yavapai college and in that way use their tools to construct the furniture. I’ll keep you informed as this progresses. I’m sure raising the money will not be a big issue.
  16. Schedule
  17. In order to schedule brotherhood and interest group activities I need a general idea about when members are available. So, on this schedule sheet please check the times in a month when you are generally available. I don’t want your specific schedule for this month or next month but your schedule in general.
  18. Brotherhood
  19. We still do not have members for our Brotherhood Development Team. I’d ask that everyone consider helping plan activities for the entire council. I haven’t been able to do much in the past two months because everyone’s schedule has been so filled with activities for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Special Dinners. However, we need to get this program goinge. Building the Brotherhood of our council is too important.
  20. Divine Mercy:
  21. Next month I will make a presentation on Divine Mercy. The feast of Divine Mercy is celebrated on the afternoon of Sunday April 8th. I’d encourage us all to attend as a council. Hopefully, in the presentation next month you will see how important this feast is. It would also be good for the Color Guard to participate in the liturgy.


Deacon Wayland Moncrief

St. Germaine Catholic Church

7997 E. Dana Dr,

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314



2017-Partnership Roster.pdf
Added to Roster by Wayland Wednesday 12/13/2017
2017-Interest Groups.xls
Added to Roster by Wayland Wednesday 12/13/2017
2017-Survey Results.pdf
Added to Planning by Wayland Wednesday 12/13/2017


Survey File:

In my review of our survey I stated that the text was incorrect.  However, it is correct, I simply misread it. Take a look.  It’s on Dropbox under Knights / Planning

Prayer Book:

Those who want to purchase a notebook for our monthly prayers can find them at this link:


They are $6.49.

Building Brotherhood:

Thanks to all who added another partner to their team and signed up for our special interest groups.

Adoration / Forgiveness:

            January 8th at St. Germaine, 6 PM for Knights and wives.

Knight’s Social:

            Possible Knight’s Pasta Night, Manzanita Grill, January 18th, 6PM.  I will let you know the details and if / when this is confirmed.  Stay tuned.



            Deacon Wayland’s Website: http://www.parishdeacon.com

            Council Website:  http://www.8386.kofc-usa.org/

Thank You,

Dcn. Wayland Moncrief at ParishDeacon

St. Germaine Catholic Church

7997 E. Dana Dr.

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314



2017-Interest Groups.xls
Edited in Roster by Wayland Monday 12/11/2017




An update on our program to re-energize our council:

  1. Thank you to all who attended Pizza Night.  It was a great evening and the start of a stronger brotherhood and council.   Thank you Fr. Dan for attending.
  2. I will send out invitations to our next social event soon.  Plan on an event where wives are invited in January.
  3. Thank you to all those who contacted their partners.   Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
  4. Thank you to all who submitted their questionnaires.  We have tallied the results and the results will be posted.  We are currently analyzing the results and will use the data to set specific directions.  We would still like to hear from more of our members. Please try to motivate your partners and all members to respond.  The questionnaire was emailed to all members with an email address, are on Dropbox, and printed copies are also available.
  5. Last week we hit a milestone: 50% of our available members (43 of 86) are now are in partnerships.  Make a friend, Be a friend, Bring a friend to Christ.  Let’s keep moving forward.
  6. I have contacted the Grand Knights at Sacred Heart and St. Catherine about collaborating on our presentations. interest groups, and a possible retreat.  I’ll keep you informed on our progress.
  7. I’ll start meeting with the interest groups this month and the next.  For some of these we need more members involved to make the group viable.  If we don’t get enough members for a particular group we could see if other councils want to join us or open that interest group to the parish.  Please get the word out to all our members.
  8. I’ve receive suggestions from the interest groups, such as having a ’turkey shoot’. Please give some thought to how you would like groups you are interested in to function – i.e. what kind of things would you like to do: for example the woodworking group, the photography group.  I’ve also talked to Paul Elks, a former Fire Chief and First Responder, about giving a safety talk on hiking.  This applies not only to hiking but to photography and bicycling as well.
  9. I’ve added two more groups, Car Enthusiasts and Bicycling by request.
  10. Dow Rowley has accepted the position as our Spiritual Development Team Leader.  Please welcome him.
  11. Tom Mellinger has accepted the position as our Formation Development Team Leader.  Please welcome him.
  12. I am still in need of a person to assist me in our Brotherhood Team
  13. I have asked Grand Knight, Lexy Larez, to find someone to replace me as the Church Committee Liaison.  I do not have the time to do justice to the post.
  14. There is a Pro-Life March in Phoenix on January 20th.  I would like the Knights to do something here as many cannot travel to Phoenix.  Send me your ideas.
  15. Upcoming
  16. October Meeting – Talk on Brotherhood by Dcn. Dennis
  17. November Meeting – Talk on Brotherhood by Dcn. Dale
  18. December Meeting – Talk on Private Prayer by Don Rowley
  19. January Meeting – Adoration and talk on Forgiveness by Dcn. Wayland
  20. February – talk on a formation topic – to be determined
  21. Later – DVD on Fr. McGivney

Thank you for the birthday cake and your kind regards!

Our next Council Meeting, October 9th, features a presentation by Deacon Dennis Egan.. You will want to hear this story!

Thank You,

Dcn. Wayland Moncrief at ParishDeacon

St. Germaine Catholic Church

7997 E. Dana Dr.

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314




I’m very pleased to announce our Knight’s Development Team Leaders:

Spiritual Development Team Leader: Don Rowley

Formation Development Team Leader: Tom Mellinger

Brotherhood Development Team Leader: Dcn. Wayland will fill in until one is found.


Changes in your shared folders

2017-Partnership Roster.pdf
Added to Roster by Wayland Tuesday 9/19/2017
2017-Q4-Event Schedule.xlsx
Edited in Schedule by Wayland Wednesday 9/13/2017
2017-Interest Groups.xlsx
Edited in Roster by Wayland Wednesday 9/13/2017