Thank you to our Grand Knight for opening his home to celebrate the end of summer harvest gathering at his home on September 28th. A wonderful assortment of dishes brought by guests was enjoyed and the music had many dancing. Along with Council members, neighbors, and Eddie’s bridge group, everyone celebrated friendship and lots of laughter. If you missed it, not to worry,
our Grand Knight has plans to do this again!


Patriotic Rosary at St. Germaine Parish on Oct 19th. & November 16th. (9:00am) will be lead by members of our council.

“Family” Committee – (Paul Barko, Chairman / 928-910-1275)
o Reported that he has completed all required (By Supreme) on-line courses and is
in the process of having the needed background check.
o Pending approval by Supreme Bro. Paul will be meeting with Fr. Dan to obtain
his permission to conduct four Family Programs this coming Fraternal Year.
! Food for Families
! Family of the Month/Year
! Keep Christ in Christmas
! Family Prayer Night

  • October 12th & 13th. the Knights have been granted permission to talk about the council and membership in the K of C before all masses at St. Germaine Parish. 

o Henry Mora volunteered to talk at the 4:30pm Mass. o David Vogt volunteered to talk at the 8:00am Mass o Wes Berry volunteered to talk at the 10:10 am Mass 

*** (GK Mefford plans to have an orientation meeting with all volunteers.)

 The council did purchase the pop-up tarps for the parish as voted last meeting. Bro. Earl Boggler announced his retirement as the Chairman of the State Charity Ticket Sales. — Bro. Robert Hughes volunteered to take on this chairmanship. 


10th annual knights of columbus consolidated Christmas Party

SK Mike Peters, through SK Joe Maresh and his wife, are accepting reservations for this year’s Consolidated Christmas Party (CCP).
The CCP is for any Council member at St Germaine, Sacred Heart, St Catherine, or Assembly 13, and his spouse/significant other.
If you wish to attend, follow the directions on the attachment(s).
If you have questions, ask past attendees SK Foster, SK Mefford, SK O’Marah, SK Hertko, or myself and possibly a few others that I can’t recall right now.
God bless you!
Vivat Jesus,
Council 8386,
Financial Secretary,
Earl V. Boggler
4520 N Agua Fria Dr.,
Prescott Valley, AZ  86314

From: “Mike Peters” <>
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:20:05 PM
Subject: 10th annual knights of columbus consolidated Christmas Party


This month during our Hospitality
Sunday I will make available for sale

our Keep Christ in Christmas memen-
tos as a reminder for all of us to Keep

Christ in Christmas and in our hearts
all year long.
Bob Foster, Chairman, KCIC Program

June 24th marked the 6-month period
before Christmas Eve. It also marked
the birthday of John the Baptist. Why
does the church celebrate the birthday of
John the Baptist? Because John is the last
of all the prophets. Not only his message,
but his life itself proclaims the coming of

Christ. God gave John the Baptist exis-
tence in order to be the one who could

point to the Incarnate Word and cry out:

“Behold, the Lamb of God!” John the Bap-
tists’ mission in life was to prepare the way

of the Lord. And John the Baptists’ joyful
leap in his mother’s womb reveals what
God desires for all of us to be transformed
by the presence of Jesus and Mary. “With
John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit begins the
restoration to man of the ‘divine likeness,’
prefiguring what he would achieve with
and in Christ.” (CCC 720)


New member, Joseph Gass at the April meeting. He is a 4th Degree
Knight and transfers in from Philadelphia, PA.



Nominations and election of Council Officers are upcoming. The Council is seeking men with a desire to be part of this dedicated organization devoted to helping our parish as well as programs of the Order around the world. Positions available are the Deputy Grand Knight, Recorder, and Lecturer. Please prayerfully consider help- ing the Council in a leadership position. Contact PGK Dave Hertko at phone number 928-775-5257 for more information or any questions.


Celebrating St Patrick’s Day

Thanks to Chefs Mike Kincaid, John Ravetto, and Larry Tweet for the fabulous Saint Patrick’s Day
dinner and breakfast, along with Bob Foster, Ron Jahraus, and Tom Casellas creating the breakfast
pancakes! Thanks to Joanne Kincaid, Callie and Ben Taylor for decorating the hall and creating a
festive occasion. Thanks to the full house of parishioners who attended and supported their parish
Knights of Columbus! Thanks to all who helped to clean up afterward and prepare for the breakfast
on Sunday morning. Be sure to check the St. Germaine Facebook page for photos.
(Photos courtesy of of Carla Foster)

Our heartfelt thanks go out to
John Ravetto for his years of

dedicated service to our Coun-
cil, not only as Grand Knight,

but also as our stalwart chef at
all our food events. We wish

you Godspeed and many Blessings



~~~!st Degree Exemplification 03/14/2014

Sks Byers & Konecky, Council 8386 will have 5 or 6 Candidates attending tonight.
Everyone, please arrive not later than 5:45 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enter behind the Church, downstairs, near the elevator.
Candidates may dress casual or if you’re coming from work, then work clothes are okay.
Members, if you have them, please wear your Council shirts with name badges.
God bless you!
Vivat Jesus,
Council 8386,
Financial Secretary,
Earl V. Boggler



Christian funeral mass for Bro. Bernie Dufresne

will be on: Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Place:  Prince of Peace Church

14818 W. Deer Valley Dr (Cornor 151st Ave and

West Deer Valley Dr.) 

Sun City West, AZ 85375



 John Ravetto has submitted his resignaton as Grand Knight and Richard Mefford will move from D.G.K to G.K. and that Tom Mellinger will
move from Advocate to D.G.K. and that Ron Hindmarsh become Advocate. After discussion, the motion passed. The new officer positions will be sworn in by D.D. Jon Martinez at the March 11th regular meeting.



From the editor: for those of you who may have never attended our Council’s annual Christmas dinner so that no parishioner will be alone on the holiday, I would like to share my first experience with you. I witnessed true faith in action! The parish community Christmas dinner was well attended with plenty to eat including a menu of Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes and all the desserts one could imagine. Such a lovely way to celebrate the gift of love born on Christmas day.

Thank you to Mike and Joanne Kincaid and John Ravetto and his wife Teresa Ravetto and daughter Liz, along with all the helpers who came to serve – Jenny Bowen and her family, Lexy Larez, Earl Boggler, Cong Van Cong, and many others who made this day a memorable event. Merry Christmas, St Germaine style! 



In the Catholic Church, Advent is a period of preparation, extending over
four Sundays, before Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin
advenio, “to come to,” and refers to the coming of Christ. This refers, first of all,
to our celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas; but second, to the coming of Christ in our lives through grace and the Sacrament of Holy Communion; and finally, to His second coming at the end of time.

Our preparations, therefore, should have all three comings in mind. We need to prepare our souls to receive Christ worthily. First We Fast, Then We Feast. That’s why Advent has traditionally been known as a “little Lent.” As in Lent, Advent should be marked by increased prayer, fasting, and good works. While the Western Church no longer has a set requirement for fasting during Advent, the Eastern Church (both Catholic and Orthodox) continues to observe what is known as Philip’s Fast,from November
15 until Christmas.
Traditionally, all great feasts have been preceded by a time of fasting, which makes the feast itself more joyful. Sadly, Advent today has supplanted by “the Christmas shopping season,” so that by Christmas Day, many people no longer enjoy the feast.
The Symbols of Advent. In its symbolism, the Church continues to stress the penitential and preparatory nature of Advent. As during Lent, priests wear purple vestments, and the Gloria (“Glory to God”) is omitted during Mass. The only exception is on the Third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday when priests can wear rose-colored vestments. As on Laetare Sunday during Lent, this exception is designed to encourage us to continue our prayer and fasting, because we can see that Advent is more than halfway over.
The Advent Wreath. Perhaps the best-known of all Advent symbols is the Advent wreath, a custom which originated among German Lutherans but was soon adopted by Catholics. Consisting of four candles (three purple and one pink) arranged in a circle with evergreen boughs (and often a fifth, white candle in the center), the Advent wreath corresponds to the four Sundays of Advent.
The purple candles represent the penitential nature of the season, while the pink candle calls to mind the respite of Gaudete Sunday. (The white candle, when used, represents Christmas.) Celebrating Advent. We can better enjoy Christmas— all 12 days of it, from Christmas Day to Epiphany–if we revive Advent as a period of preparation. Abstaining from meat on Fridays, or not eating at all between meals, is a good way to revive the Advent fast. (Not eating Christmas cookies or listening to Christmas music before Christmas is another.) We can incorporate such customs as the Advent wreath, the Saint Andrew Novena, and the Jesse Tree into our daily ritual, and we can set some time aside for special scripture readings for Advent, which remind us of the threefold
coming of Christ.
Holding off on putting up the Christmas tree and other decorations is another way to remind ourselves that the feast is not here yet. Traditionally, such decorations were put up on Christmas Eve, but they would not be taken down until after Epiphany, in order to celebrate the Christmas season to its fullest.




Thanks to the team of Mike and Joanne Kincaid, John Ravetto, and Larry Tweet for another
great Columbus Day Spaghetti Dinner150 dinners served and a celebration of Fr. Dan’s
birthday. Thanks to Brother Ben and Lady Callie Taylor for setting a wonderful atmosphere
with decorations.


Our next breakfast is scheduled for the 28th of October and will be a breakfast Casserole (without possum).
Solidarity Crosses Now on Knights Gear!
Due to popular demand, councils can now order the 5-inch olive wood Solidarity Crosses crafted by Christians in the Holy Land. These crosses can be sold as a fundraiser or given out to participating parish families to encourage prayer and solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East.
Crosses are available in packs of five (5) for $29.95.
This price does not include shipping and handling.
Please note: All paper order forms are now outdated and cannot be used to place orders. These forms have been removed from the website.
For information on the Christian Refugee Relief program in the life program category of Faith in Action, please visit or clickhere.
To order prayer cards, posters, and brochures for the Christian Refugee Relief Program, please visit Supplies Online > Faith in Action > Life > Christian Refugee Relief Resources.
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Catholic Daughters will set up a table for new parish members during the monthly Knights breakfast, after Mass. Information about Parish Ministries will be available at the table and social interaction will allow people to meet each other. Council involvement would be to provide a free one time breakfast plate for the new parish members and allow for Knights to meet these new arrivals. Motion made by Wes Berry and Seconded by Robert Hughes “To provide a free one time breakfast plate at Knights monthly breakfast, to new parish members”.

After discussion, motion passed.


9th annual Knights of Columbus Christmas Party-December 13th Thursday

Please mark your calendar for December 3rd 2018 as that is the last day to send your
registration form in so as to be included in this festive and merry event.
Attached is the registration form: it is two pages. Send your check and page two of the registration form to: Joe & Marie Maresh, 5733 Cilantro Court, Prescott Az 86305.
You do not have to be a Knight of Columbus to attend or even be Catholic. All are invited to participate in the festivity of the Christmas Season.
If you have a worthwhile donation please email me as soon as possible to discuss it as we are again having a raffle drawing  and a 60/20/20 cash drawing also. The worthwhile goal of this project is to raise money for the St. Vincent de Paul Children’s’ Christmas Party. Orphans, under privileged, and the less fortunate are the only beneficiaries of your generosity.
Wear Christmas Holiday attire-if you have it. Otherwise, whatever you wear and are comfortable in is fine. We want you there even if you wear a red and green loincloth!

So, do not wait because you might be excluded as we could fill up before the 7th of December.

Eight persons to a table so reserve one today with your group.
If you are one of the “early birds” who have already registered and have received this pass this on to a friend.
He or she will be glad that you did as well as you.
Thank you.
Michael Peters-chair of the Christmas Committee
Attachments area



Into the Breach

The Practices of a Committed Catholic Man
(Continued from the August newsletter)

While there are many habits and devotions
That a Catholic man can form, I charge you
with keeping some basic practices on a daily,
weekly and monthly basis. If these practices
Are not (yet) part of your life, start now.
Build fraternity with other Catholic men.

Catholic friendship among men has a dra-
matic impact on their faith lives. Men who

have bonds of brotherhood with other Catho-
lic men pray more, go to Mass and Confes-
sion more frequently, read the Scriptures

more often, and are more active in the Faith.
Proverbs tells us: “As iron sharpens iron, so
one man sharpens another” (27:17) , I call on
each of our priests and deacons to draw men

together in their parishes and to begin to re-
build a vibrant and transforming Catholic

fraternity. I call on laymen to form small fel-
lowship groups for mutual support and

growth in the faith. There is no friendship
like having a friend in Christ.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted
I will continue using these important

thoughts of Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted con-
cerning Habits and devotions for Catholic

Excerpts from Bishop Olmsted’s book, Into

the Breach, concerning the habits and devo-
tions for Catholic gentlemen will be featured

in this monthly newsletter on a regular re-
curring basis.



Vocations conference transportation request

Important Message from AZ State Retention Chairman, Leonard Rheaume. Questions or comments contact him at   Please share this with Council Brothers.  (Letter Attached)
August 25, 2018
Worthy District Deputies,
The Diocese of Phoenix is sponsoring the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors on September 14-21, 2018.
The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Scottsdale.
Fr. Paul Sullivan, Vocations Director of the Diocese, with the blessing of Bishop Olmsted, is requesting the assistance of the Knights of Columbus to transport nearly 300 Priests, Bishops and Cardinals from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the resort.
The plan is to have at least 10 two-man teams to transport the attendees.  One driver and one escort, who will stand by near the baggage claims of each terminal while the driver waits in the cell phone lot.
We will also need several knights to greet the attendees near the gate areas direct or escort them to the baggage area.
Staging for the teams will be at Sacred Heart Parish 1421 S. 12th Street Phoenix, AZ. Just North of Buckeye.  We will have a coordinator stationed there and refreshments will be available.
Our request to you is that you carry this message to your councils and solicit their involvement.  This may be the only time that our members will ever have an opportunity to meet and spend time with a Cardinal.
Peak arrivals are expected to be on Sunday and Monday the 16-17th.  We will have a better idea of this once we have the list of attendees and their arrival schedules which should be early September.
Please feel free to contact me or have your Grand Knights contact me with any questions.
Vivat Jesus!
Leonard Rheaume
State Retention Chairman



Please read “Into the Breach”, written by Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix.
If you can not find the actual book, you can enter “Into the Breach” in your search engine and when the many choices appear, select the one that has the Diocese of Phoenix as part of its address and read it/download it.
Furthermore, you can go to YouTube and search for “Into the Breach, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted” and watch the original “Into the Breach” introductory video.
Bishop Olmsted has many great videos on YouTube: EWTN Bookmark interview, Bishop Olmsted to Young Men, Marriage, etc.
Have a wonderful Knight’s day.
God bless!
Vivat Jesus,
Council 8386, FS,
Earl V. Boggler


“FAITH IN ACTION”,   7/28/18

Knights around the world know that the chance to roll up our sleeves and demonstrate our faith through service is as powerful as it is rewarding. That said, the demands of life today make it difficult to find time to live out the calling of our faith and our desire to serve. Our always-on smartphone means that work follows us home where we also juggle household chores and frenetic kids’ activities. Free time is precious and dedicated to family. The Faith in Action program model recognizes this new reality and invites men to lead their family in faith and service – not leave their family for service.

In the coming 2018-2019 fraternal year, Faith in Action will be the new program model for the Knights of Columbus, replacing Surge…with Service. The new model seeks to balance all of our priorities as an Order — Faith, Family, Community and Life — and offer Knights meaningful opportunities to serve people in need in our parishes and communities. Faith in Action fully integrates Building the Domestic Church programs, limits the number of requirements for Columbian Award, and most importantly, allows councils to concentrate on implementing faith-filled family programs. Our goal? Quality – not quantity.

Make an impact bigger than yourself – and build bonds of friendship and fraternity that last a lifetime.
Put your faith into action today!

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

Tune In Now! Faith in Action 101

General Resources:

Faith in Action Program Guidebook  

Faith in Action FAQ

Jurisdiction and Council Disaster Response

Youth & Faith in Action

           Guide sheets:


Spiritual Reflection New (Required)

Refund Vocation Support Program (Featured)

Building the Domestic Church Kiosk & Series

Marian Icon Prayer

Rosary Program

Holy Hour New

Sacramental Gifts New

Into the Breach


Consecration to the Holy Family (Required)

Food for Families (Featured)

Keep Christ in Christmas

Family Fully Alive

Family of the Month/Year

Family Week

Family Prayer Night New

Good Friday Family Promotion New


Helping Hands New (Required)

Coats for Kids (Featured)

Global Wheelchair Mission (Featured)

Habitat for Humanity (Featured)

Catholic Citizen Essay Contest

Disaster Preparedness

Free Throw Championship

Soccer Challenge


Novena for Life New (Required)

Marches for Life (Featured)

Special Olympics (Featured)

Ultrasound Initiative (Featured)

Christian Refugee Relief

Silver Rose

Mass for People with Special Needs New

Pregnancy Center Support New



“Into the Breach”

Definition; A gap in the wall, barrier or de- fense, especially one made by an attacking army or the devil himself.


While there are many habits and devotions that a Catholic man can form, I charge you keeping some basic practices on a daily, weekly and monthly and monthly basis. If these practices are not (yet) part of your life, start now.


Pray every day. Each Catholic man must start his day with prayer. It is said, “Until you realize that prayer is the most impor- tant thing in life, you will never have time for prayer.” Without prayer, a man is like a soldier who lacks food, water, and ammuni- tion. Set aside some time to speak with God first thing each morning. Pray the three prayers essential to Catholic faith: the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be. Pray also at every meal. Before food or drink touches your lips, make the Sign of the Cross, say the “Bless us O Lord” prayer, and end with the Sign of the Cross. Do this no matter where you are, with whom or how much you are eating. Never be shy or ashamed about praying over meals. Never deny Christ the gratitude that is due to Him. Praying with keeping some basic practices on a daily, weekly as a Catholic man before every meal is a simple but powerful way to keep strong and fill the breach.

Examine your conscience before going to sleep. Take a few moments to review the day, including both your blessings and sins. Give God thanks for blessing and ask for- giveness for sins. Say and Act of Contrition.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

I will continue these important thoughts of Bishop Thomas Olmsted concerning the habits and devotions for Catholic Gentle- men.



Dear Council Members,

Greetings to all; as I finalize regular business matters and at the same time gear down my presence with you, it is imperative to our mission that I make mention of this important reminder. The Safe Environment Program requirement set in place by the Diocese of Phoenix and to protect both our children whom we come into contact throughout a given year and for ourselves in general. Life has changed since we were children and so to has our interaction with the small ones. So simply add this to your list….Amen?
If you’ve not taken this course ever, you must then attend the “Foundation” Class. All others must annually maintain this clearance either done on-line or by attending the dates and times below.:
Renewal Class, July 10 (Tuesday9 AM or 6:30 PM in Classroom F&G.
Foundation Class, July 11 (Wednesday6:30 PM in Classroom F&G.
Please Note, This information, times and requirements will also be in the Church Bulletin upcoming, to include the online availability for those renewing only. Point of Contact is Brother Robert Maekawa, 928.772,6350 Ext. 108
Thank you for your cooperation in aligning yourselves in accordance to both the Diocese and our Parish.
Yours in Christ,