Sister Freda Jeffries needs prayers


Sister Freda Jefferies, Brother Jim Jeffries wife, has suffered from pain (knee replacement) for a while.
Yesterday, she experienced intolerable pain and was rushed to the ER. Her examination revealed that she has a broken leg.
She is scheduled for surgery this coming Friday, but due to infection, Freda’s surgery has been postponed until Tuesday
Please pray that both her surgery and recovery goes well.
Have a wonderful Knight’s day!

Catholics in the Public Square

Please read “Catholics in the Public Square”, written by the Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted (our Bishop). This book is in its 4th Edition. It is also in Spanish “Catolicos y Vida Publica”. To us Catholics, this is a very, very important book!
God bless!
Vivat Jesus,
Council 8386, FS,
Earl V. Boggler

Brother Jim Cloughessy Update


A comment from Marlene, Bro Jim’s lovely wife:  “He [Jim] is still on Hospice, but will be on Palliative care soon. He is doing well presently. He wanted to go to the meeting last night but we got “tied up” buying a new “used” car. He will be at the Sept. meeting. Glad Ermie’s surgery went well.  We will keep her in our prayers.  All the prayers offered for Jim really made a difference.”
Brothers, please note above that Marlene said “All the prayers offered for Jim really made a difference.”

Bro. Wes Berry needs prayers

Please pray for Wes Berry who is in YRMC East and will be transferred to YRMC West. He has a stone lodged in a bile duct. He will have orthoscopic surgery tomorrow. If the surgeon can not get the stone orthoscopically, then regular surgery will be necessary. Please pray that all goes well. God bless! – Ermie Berry

7/30 Update

Bro Wes surgery to remove his gall bladder was successful. His surgeon said that he is strong and doing well.
Tomorrow, he will probably be released to go home.
He is at Banner University Hospital, Room 628.
Please continue praying that his recovery goes well.
Brother Wes and Ermie thank you all for your prayers!
God bless!
Vivat Jesus,
Council 8386, FS,
Earl V. Boggler

7/28/18 UPDATE:

Wes Berry has experienced complications in surgery and he is being transported to Phoenix.  Ermie, his wife, will call us when she knows more. Pray that the complication is resolved and that all goes well. And that Ermie has a safe trip to Phoenix.  – Ermie Berry

Council Officer Duties and Responsibilities Training!

Council Officer Duties and Responsibilities Training!
Thursday – July 26, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Saving Time
In this webinar we will help you
  • Understand the various roles and administrative responsibilities of council officers
  • Incorporate teamwork into committee operation
  • Build a “fraternal” calendar that works
Fraternal Training Sessions are conducted live and then available on-demand at a time and place convenient to individual members.
Thank you, and thanks to your council, for what has been done to help those in need! Register and Attend our convenient online training. This webinar is open to all, and especially all council, district, chapter, diocese, regional and state council officers. Please share so everyone has the opportunity to participate!!
Fraternally yours,
Fraternal Mission
Fraternal Mission Department
Knights of Columbus


Congratulations to Fr. Frankie Cicero, Fr. John Nahrgang, and our Council Seminarian, Fr. Vinson Nguyen who were ordained as priests at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Chandler, Arizona.

Members on Holiday! Worthy Knights Mike Kincaid, Bill Pierce and their ladies Joanne and Nadine both traveled to the Emerald Isle on separate tours in June and shared a few of their memories with us! Bill and Nadine also traveled to Scotland. They shared so many wonderful photos of the places they toured—they both need to give a slide show!! Erin Go Bragh!



Greetings gentlemen; I am compiling this message for a list of reasons starting with the scope of duties we each must act upon in support to this parish, our parish. If this council has indeed failed you in matters of your expectations and or personal needs, then you need not look further beyond myself as this council’s Grand Knight.

But on the flip side, you heard me speak out numerous times that I would avail myself to anyone who requires a simple to sit down and talk.At our last business meeting held this past Thursday evening, I will tell you it went well into the evening as we discussed a range of issues all of which falls into the category, for the good of the order. And I feel you will be pleased with decisions that will be represented in time for motion.

In turning to more short range issues, starting today after the 4:30 Mass, both members of this council and those of the Latin Men’s faith group will construct the frame work for the tent-age to be placed onto them at 7 AM tomorrow, that’s right, 7 AM on Sunday morning for the day’s activities, the Annual St. Germaine Festival. But not to bypass the support needed to our in-house chef’s, Brothers John Ravetto and Michael Kincaid, they will be performing their magic on the grill making for sale, Breakfast Burritos in abundance. Then at some point and I quote, switch gears moving outside to a designated spot and begin flipping burgers and hot dogs, all this before the eleventh hour Sunday morning. So what ever point in time during tomorrows responsibilities to our parish, your help, any help will be welcomed.

IMPORTANT:  Our General Assembly Meeting/Election Night slated for Monday,  11 June, will begin promptly at  7 PM with no program presentation made at 6:30 as normal.

Also, Please continue to pray for our members, their wives as we are all family in the eyes of God regardless of our differences, which is quite normal within any family, Amen?  Thank you

Respectfully Submitted,

Lexy Alex Larez                                                                                                                                        Grand Knight



To everyone who participated in helping Knights of Columbus, Mary, Queen of the Knights, Council 8386 to support Diocese of Phoenix Seminarian Vinhson Nguyen, thank you very, very much. Since May 3, 2014, as a direct result of your generosity, Council 8386 has given Deacon Vinhson seven checks, totaling $4,000.00, to help him with his personal expenses. Not having to worry as much about personal expenses enabled him to better focus on his studies. Deacon Vinhson will be ordained June 16, 2018, 10:00 A.M., at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 3450 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ. In imaginable “little ways”, you helped.
Vivat Jesus,
Council 8386, FS,
Earl V. Boggler

How “Vivat Jesus” became the Knights of Columbus Motto

How “Vivat Jesus” became the Knights of Columbus Motto

When the late Supreme Chaplain Bishop Charles Greco was a seminarian he was
deeply moved while reading the story of St. Bernadine of Siena. He adopted the
saint’s favorite prayer — “May Jesus Live,” in its Latin form “Vivat Jesus,” to use
as the motto for his life and priesthood. When he became Bishop of Alexandria,
LA in 1946, Bishop Greco chose the same phrase as his Episcopal motto. Our past
Supreme Knight, Virgil Dechant, thought our Order ought to be devoted to the

name of Jesus and chose Bishop Greco’s motto “Vivat Jesu” as a greeting. The re-
sponse is “SEMPER,” meaning ‘always.’ By its use, the Knights help bring back

the love and devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus.