MSGR.JOHN J. BURNS COUNCIL # 802
KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

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May 2019

Robert (Bob) Leo, PGK

Congratulations to Bob Leo on being selected as our Knight of the Month for May. Bob is active in all phases of our order. He diligently manages our Bingo Program, without which we could never give as much as we do to charity, which is our main reason for existence


May 2019

Bob Leo, PGK


April 2019

David Sloan

Congratulations to Brother David Sloan on being selected as our Knight of the Month for April.

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March 2019

Dewayne Klutz

Congratulations to Brother Dewayne Klutz on his selection as Council 802 Knight of the Month for March. Dependable, faithful, and so forth. What else is there to say about brother Dewayne.

A well deserved honor, Dewayne


February 2019

Mouise Richards


January 2019

Tom Zettler

What else can be said about our Past State Deputy, Tom Zettler, other than that if you need something done by someone on whom you can rely, the first name that pops up is always Tom Zettler. If an activity is going on, then Tom is there. If you need someone to step in to cover for you on an event, its Tom. Once you have asked him to help, you can relax and know that it will get done, and done right.

Congratulations to Brother Zettler on being chosen by his peers as Council 802's Knight of the Month


December 2018

Dr. Tom Welsh

Congratulations to Brother Tom Welsh on being selected as our Co-Knight of the month for the month of December. Tom is very active in our Catholic Community. He leads the singing at Mass on Saturday and is also responsible for scheduling our Readers, Ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers, which in and of itself is a major undertaking.

Again, congratulations to Brother Welsh for this recognition by his peers.


December 2018

Dewayne Klutz

Congratulations to Dewayne Klutz on being chosen as our Co-Knight of the Month for December.


November 2018

Frank Sharp

Congratulations go out to Frank Sharp on his selection as our Knight of the Month for November. Frank is ever present in our kitchen every Wednesday night at Bingo. He also does a lot of behind the scenes work that goes unnoticed. When we have a picnic or special event, Frank is always around with a willing helping hand

Thanks Frank for all that you do for our council


October 2018

Darrell Hover

Congratulations to our Knight of the Month, Darrell Hover, who never ceases to amaze me with his stamina for the Pro Life Movement. Darrell has dedicated his life to the Pro Life movement in our state/council.

Thanks, Darrell for all you do in your quest to save infant lives.


September 2018

Frank Washhington

Congratulations go out to Brother Frank Washington on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for September. It is a well deserved honor. He helps out in the Kitchens at St. Patrick Family Life Center, the Knights of Columbus Hall on Bingo Night, and also at St. Joseph Church. If there is cooking to be done, you will see Brother Frank present and accounted for. He is also a volunteer once a month for Adoration in the St. Aloysius Chapel in the Parish Center.



Whenever a volunteer is needed around our Catholic Community, you can bet that Brother Frank will be the first on hand to volunteer.



Again, congratulations to Brother Frank Washington on his selection as our Knight of the Quarter for the Third Quarter.




August 2018

Dr. Luis Borrell, PGK

Our congratulations go out to Dr. Luis Borrell, PGK, on being selected as our Co-Knight of the Month along with PJ Carter, PGK. Doc is very active in our Catholic Community at both St. Patrick and the Hispanic Community at St. Joseph Church. He helps with the Spanish Mass and even gives the homily in Spanish. He is a longtime member of our community and for many reasons too numerous to mention in this short write up.

Doc is also a regular attendee at the weekly Hour of Adoration at St. Patrick.

Again, congratulations to Dr. Borrell as our Knight of the Month for August


August 2018

Patrick J (PJ) Carter, PGK

Congratulations to PJ on being selected as our Co-Knight of the Month along with Dr. Luis Borrell, PGK. PJ works at Bingo every week and has done so for many years. He is also very active in our Catholic Community. He was the coordinator of our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Server schedules for quite a while. If there is a function going on in our Council, you can bet your bottom dollar that PJ will be there helping out anyone who asks for help.

Again, congratulations to Patrick J. Carter, PGK on being recognized by his fellow brother knights as our Co Knight of the Month


July 2018

Frank Polizzi

Our congratulations go out to our Knight of the Month for July, Frank Polizzi. It is hard to categorize all that brother Polizzi does for our council. He is the recorder at our meetings. He is a past Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. He is our Bingo co-chairman, as well as one of our callers. He is very active in boy scouts and is an usher at 11:00 Mass on Sundays. I could go on and on about why he deserves this honor, but suffice it to say that he does really deserve it.


June 2018

Fr. Matthew Simmons

Fr. Matthew has supported our council from day one of his arrival at the Catholic Community of Meridian. He is now heading to a new assignment at the Monastery in Culman, Alabama. We wish him well in his new role and hope to see him here at sometime in the future.

Our prayers go with you Fr. Matthew. And please keep us in your prayers. We need all that we can get.


May 2018

Fr. Nick Adam

Congratulations to our newest Priest in the Jackson Diocese, Fr. Nick Adam on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for the month of May. Fr. Nick is a Brother Knight in Council 802 and we are so very proud of him for heeding God's call to the Priesthood.

We all know that God makes good decisions, but this is one of His best. Fr. Nick, our prayers go with you as you begin this most important phase in your life.


April 2018

Lawrence (Larry) Birzer

Recently, Larry has taken on the task as our Community Chairman and has done a remarkable job with it. He was in charge of the John J. Burns Award and everything went off without a hitch.

Congratulations, Larry, on a job well done


March 2018

Richard (Rick) Norman

Congratulations to Brother Richard Norman on being selected as our Knight of the Month for the March. Rick is our Financial Secretary and has been for several years. Besides handling this demanding job on a daily basis, he also works at the front desk of our Bingo program on Wednesday nights selling bingo sheets to our customers.



Again, congratulations Rick on a job well done. You are a valuable member of our council.


February 2018

David Stephens

Congratulations to David Stephens on being selected as our Knight of the Month for the month of February


January 2018

Ed Shamp

Ed has dedicated his time to our council in many ways over the years, but the one thing he did a long time ago, when our Warden, Dr. Richard Fleming, died was to agree, along with John Bennett to take over running our bar and kitchen facilities. However, more recently he was instrumental in ramrodding our restroom facilities upgrade to meet the American Disabilities Act. If you have not been to any functions at the Hall to see the difference this has made, then, you owe it to yourself to come have a look see. The facilities are equal to or better than any Five Star Hotel in the country.

So, our congratulations go out to Ed on being selected as our Knight of the Month for the Month of January.


December 2017

Robert (Bob) Leo, PGK

Our congratulations go out to Bob Leo for being selected as our Knight of the Month for the Month of December.

Bob is a Past Grand Knight and has been serving as our Bingo Chairman for many years. Thanks to his service, our council is able to carry on with our charitable works, which is the essence of what our council stands for.

Again, congratulations Bob on a job well done, no, many jobs well done


November 2017

Joseph (Joe) Semmes, PGK

Joe Semmes has been a God Send to our School and in many cases to our council. On the night we had our Flag Retirement Ceremony, Joe made a special trip to the KC Hall to replace some lights at our Flagpole. Over the years he has done many things for our council and for our school, sometimes gratis.

In years past, Joe served as our Grand Knight for a three year span. Hopefully, when/if he finally retires we can get him active again.


October 2017

Darrell Hover

Our congratulations are, once again, extended to Brother Knight, Darrell Hover, on being selected as our Knight of the Month for the month of October.

Darrell is our Culture of Life Chairman and is extremely proactive in the National Problem of Abortion. He coordinates the annual Prayer Vigil in Jackson for our council.

Congratulations Darrell for the job you do on behalf of the Unborn


September 2017

Larry Birzer

Congratulations to Brother Larry Birzer on being selected as our Knight of the Month for September. Larry is very active in our Bingo program as well as the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, both for our council as well as weeks for the Parish. Great going, Larry, you deserve this honor


August 2017

Chad Lint

Congratulations to Chad Lint on being selected as our Knight of the Month for August. Since joining our council, Chad has been very active with a multitude of things in our council, but especially with our Bingo Program on Wednesday evenings.

Thanks, Chad, for all you do







July 2017

John Maloney, Sr.

Congratulations go out to John Maloney, Sr., for being selected as our Knight of the Month for July. We thank him for his many years of service to our council. He well deserves this honor bestowed on him by his peers. Way to go, John.


June 2017

Salvador Moreno

Congratulations to Sal on being selected as our Knight of the Month for June. Since Sal joined our council he has been more than active, he has been a faithful and dependable member. Sal has been our Church Director for the past few years. He works Bingo each and every Wednesday night.

Congratulations Sal. You deserve this honor.


May 2017

Howard McCarty

Congratulations to Howard McCarty on being selected as Council 802's Knight of the Month for May.


April 2017

Fr. Matthew Simmons, Chaplain


March 2017

David Klutz


February 2017

Nick Adam

Congratulations to Brother Nick Adam on being selected as our Knight of the Month for the month of February. Nick, who will be ordained as a Deacon of our Diocese on the 17th of March at St Patrick Church has been an active member of our council whenever he was able to come back to St Patrick from the Seminary on his free time. All of us in Council 802 are very proud of Nick in his quest for Priesthood which should occur in 2018.

Congratulations, Nick on your accomplishments.


January 2017

Frank Washington

Congratulations to Frank Washington on being selected as our Knight of the Month for January. Frank has not been in the council very long, but he has taken an active role in our activities since joining

Congratulations, Frank on being our choice for Knight of the Month


December 2016

Darrell Hover

Congratulations to Darrell Hover on being selected as our Knight of the Month for December. Darrell is our Pro Life chairman and works unceasingly to bring the terrible practice of abortion to our attention. Through his efforts and the efforts of others, we seem to be progressing toward the eventual end to this horrid practice


November 2016

Kenneth (Ken) Woodward

Congratulations to Ken Woodward on his selection as our Knight of the Month for November


October 2016

Darrell Hover

Congratulations go out to Brother Knight Darrell Hover on his selection as our Knight of the Month for October.


September 2016

Richard (Rick) Norman

Our congratulations again go to Rick Norman on being selected as our Knight of the Month for September. Rick hit the ground running when he joined our council and has been around at most, if not all, of our functions. He also volunteered to work the front window at our Wednesday night Bingo.

Again, a big hand goes out to Rick, our Knight of the Month for October


August 2016

Chad Lint

Congratulations to Brother Chad Lint on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for August. Chad is new to our council, but he is one of our active members. He works Bingo on Wednesday evenings, and is a sub for our Adoration on the second Thursday of each month. He will also receive his Formation Degree on Sunday, September 25th, in Starkville.

If you see Chad, congratulate him on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for August.


July 2016

David Stephens

Congratulations to David for being chosen as Council 802 Knight of the Month for July


June 2016

Frank Sharp

Our Congratulations go out to Brother Frank Sharp for being chosen as our Knight of the Month for the month of July. Frank works diligently in our kitchen every Wednesday night at Bingo.

Thanks, Frank for all you do.


May 2016

Noelle Vicencio

Congratulations to Noelle on being selected as our Knight of the Month for May. Noelle is a recently received catholic through the RCIA program at St Patrick Parish. He graduated from high school this year and is now headed off to be a member of the Marines.

He joined the Council immediately after finishing RCIA and has been most helpful in different activities of Council 802. He has helped at Wednesday Night Bingo on many occasions.

Again, congratulations to Noelle on his selection as our Knight of the Month for the month of May


April 2016

George Walston

I'm honored to have been selected as the April "Knight of the Month" for Council 802. Many others deserve the honor, but this month it is my turn. Thanks to Frank Polizzi for nominating me for this prestigious honor.


March 2016

David Klutz

Congratulations to Dave Klutz on being selected to be our Knight of the Month for the month of March.
Dave is very active in council activities and serves as our Deputy Grand Knight/Youth Director/Program Chairman. When no one volunteered to take on the position as the Council Youth Chairman Dave took it upon himself to do just that. He refers to himself as the "Acting" Youth Chairman, but we all know that he is just too much involved in the youth of St Patrick/St Joseph churches, to allow them to be ignored by the our council.

Congratulations, Dave on being selected as our Knight of the Month for March.


February 2016

Taupule' (Tau) Iosia

What else can we say. Look at the write up for Knight of the Month for January.


January 2016

Taupule' (Tau) Iosia

Tau, as he is affectionately called, is one of Council 802's chief cook and bottle washer. Whenever we have a family potluck supper at the KC Hall, you can be sure that Tau had his hands in the preparation of the food, etc. However, he doesn't restrict himself just to the KC Hall. No, he is also quite present at the St Patrick Family Life Center on numerous occasions.

In fact, he was instrumental in planning and preparing, with help, Fr Frank's Farewell Luncheon in the Family Life Center on Sunday, January 31st. All who came, and there were many, enjoyed the time to say goodbye to our Pastor of the last 11 years, Fr. Frank Cosgrove, whom we will sorely miss.

So, without further ado, let us Congratulate Tau Iosia on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for the Month of January.


December 2015

Robert (Bob) Leo

Congratulations to Bob on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for December. Bob is very active in many of our council functions, but none better than the Childrens' Christmas party and our annual visit to the Meridian Hospitals on Christmas Eve where he steps in as a quite outstanding Santa Claus. He also makes an appearance at our annual Easter Egg hunt as the Easter Bunny.


Also, he is our Family Chairman and our Bingo Manager. Were it not for our BINGO program, we could perform one of our principles (Charity).


He is active in many other functions including our State Family Director.


When you see Bob at Mass (Usually 11 o'clock at St Patrick) or any where you might run into him, congratulate him on this honor.


November 2015

Thomas (Tom) Zettler, PSD

Congratulations to Tom on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for November. What else can I say about Tom, or TZ as we affectionately call him. Tom is wrapped up in almost every activity we have at Council 802 and also at St Patrick church. He is also a Past State Deputy.


October 2015

Richard (Rick) Norman

Our congratulations again go to Rick Norman on being selected as our Knight of the Month for October. Rick hit the ground running when he joined our council and has been around at most, if not all, of our functions. He also volunteered to work the front window at our Wednesday night Bingo.

Again, a big hand goes out to Rick, our Knight of the Month for October


September 2015

George Walston, FS

Congratulations to our September Knight of the Month, Brother George Walston!

Brother George has been, and continues to be, a true cornerstone in our Council. He is extremely active in both, council and church. He has served as our Financial Secretary for many, many years and is a recognized subject matter expert and "go to man" at the state level regarding the duties and responsibilities of a FS. He dedicates time every week to our Catholic youth instructing in the Parish School of Religion, he routinely takes an active role in the weekend mass, he is very dedicated to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, is a regular in supporting our Bingo program and the list goes on and on!

Congratulations again, very well deserved!


August 2015

Fr. Patrick Smith (Deceased)

Congratulations to Fr. Pat Smith on being selected as our Knight of the Month for August. Fr. Pat has been a member of our council since 1978. He was a late bloomer to the priesthood, mainly because he made sure that his aging parents were taken care of before committing to become a priest. After their deaths, Fr. Pat took the vow of priesthood and has served our diocese for a number of years.


He recently retired due to health problems. It was this problem that finally took his life on Saturday, August 29th.


July 2015

Robert (Bob) Leo

Congratulations to Bob on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for July. Bob wears many hats in our council and is also Family Director for the State Council. One of the most important hats he wears is as our Bingo Manager. It is a thankless job, but Bob does it well. Were it not for Bingo, we wouldn't be able to do all that we do for all of our different charities.


June 2015

Ed Shamp

Congratulations to Ed Shamp on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for June. Ed agree to take over the responsibility of running our bar after the death of Richard Fleming. He has help, but he is there every Wednesday night, as regular as clockwork.

Congratulations again to Ed on this prestigious honor.


May 2015

Richard (Rick) Norman

Rick came into our Council on April 22nd of this year and immediately became an active working member of the council. He attends every meeting and works our Bingo on Wednesday nights. He will make a good member and also will be an example to other members who are not so active.



April 2015

John J Maloney, sr

Congratulations to one of my dearest friends, John Maloney, Sr. on being selected as our Knight of the Month for April. Well, deserved.


March 2015

Salvador Moreno

Congratulations to Sal Moreno on being selected as our Knight of the Month for March.


February 2015

David Viger

Congratulations to Dave Viger on being selected as our Council 802 Knight of the Month for February.


January 2015

Thomas (Tom) Zettler, PSD

Congratulations to Tom on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for January. What is left to say about this Knight. He is involved in every aspect of our council, from serving as our Treasurer to working Bingo, to being at every function undertaken by the council. It is rather ironic to note that on a month when he didn't participate in any of our functions he is chosen as our Knight of the Month. I should point out that the reason for his lack of participation was not without good cause, as TZ spent most of the month of January in the hospital with Double Pneumonia among other health problems. We are most thankful to the Lord that he was spared to continue his dedicated and unselfish service to our council. Congratulations again Sir Knight.


December 2014

John Bennett, PGK

Congratulations to Past Grand Knight John Bennett for being chosen as our Knight of the Month for December.


November 2014

Robert (Bob) Connor

Congratulations to Bob Connor on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for November.


October 2014

Frank Sharp

Our Congratulations go out to Brother Frank Sharp for being chosen as our Knight of the Month for the month of October. Frank works diligently in our kitchen every Wednesday night at Bingo.

Thanks, Frank for all you do.


September 2014

Tommy Minniece

Congratulations to Tommy on being chosen as our Council's Knight of the Month for September. Tommy is ever faithful as one of our regular Bingo workers. Thanks Tommy for being there when we need you.


August 2014

Ed Shamp

Our congratulations go out to Brother Ed Shamp on being selected as our Knight of the Month for August. Ed does a lot of work for our council that sometimes may go unnoticed.


July 2014

John Bennett, PGK

Our congratulations go out to Brother John Bennett for being chosen as our Knight of the Month for the month of July. John, you do so much for our council. You are truly worthy of this monthly honor.


June 2014

Darrell Hover

Congratulations to Darrell Hover for being selected as our Knight of the Month for June.


May 2014

Howard McCarty

Congratulations to Howard McCarty on his election as our Knight of the Month for May. At least this time you weren't pitted against a priest. You deserve it.


April 2014

Fr. Suresh Thirumalareddy

Congratulations to Fr. Suresh for being chosen as our Knight of the Month for April. Congratulations Fr. Suresh


March 2014

Ed Shamp

Congratulations to Ed on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for March.


February 2014

Frank Polizzi

Congratulations to Frank on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for February.


January 2014

David Viger

Congratulations to David on being named as our Knight of the Month for January.


December 2013

Robert (Bob) Leo

Congratulations to Bob on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for December


November 2013

Dewayne Klutz

Congratulations to Dewayne Klutz on being selected as Council 802's Knight of the Month for November


October 2013

David Stephens

Congratulations to David for being chosen as Council 802 Knight of the Month for October


September 2013

David Klutz

Congratulations David on being chosen as Council 802's Knight of the Month for September


August 2013

John Johnson, Jr.

Congratulations to John Johnson, Jr. for being chosen as our Knight of the Month for August. Since joining our council in August 2011, Johnny has been active as a Knight and works Bingo regularly.


July 2013

Ed Shamp

Congratulations Ed on being chosen as Council 802's Knight of the Month for July

 
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