COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

September 2019

William (Bill) Nix

Congratulations to Bill Nix on being chosen as our Knight of the Month for the Month of September

August 2019

Christopher (Chris) Foster

Our congratulations go out to Chris Foster on his election as our Knight of the Month for August.

July 2019

Mark Hampson

Mark is a new member of Council 802, but he has hit the ground running. He works Bingo on Wednesday nights and attends meetings and is active in other activities of the council. Congratulations Mark, on being chosen as Council 802 Knight of the Month for the Month of July

June 2019

George Walston

What can I say, except thank you to the council for honoring me as their June Knight of the Month.

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. (Picture to Follow)

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

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

October 2019

Frank & Carolyn Sharp

Congratulations go out to Carolyn and Frank Sharp on being chosen to be our Family of the Month for September

August 2019

Ken & Jane Woodward Family

Congratulations go out to the Jane & Ken Woodward family on their selection as our Family of the Month for August. Ken and Jane are very active in our Catholic Community. He helps with RCIA and the Prison Program. He recently completed a descriptive and informative talk about the Real Presence of the Eucharist.

July 2019

The Pat and John Maloney Family

Congratulations to John and Pat on being chosen to be Council 802's Family of the Month for the month of July. John is active in our Prison Ministries and Pat is the Treasurer of Our Lady's Sodality and as such helps at the Wednesday night suppers at church. Congratulations to them for this honor.

June 2019

The Patricia & Pete Family

Congratulations go out to Pat & Pete on being chosen as our Family of the Month for June. They do a lot of behind the scenes work for the Catholic Community of Meridian, which includes St. Patrick and St. Joseph Church.

May 2019

The Jorge & Montse Frias Family

Congratulations to our Family of the Month for May, the Jorge & Montse Frias Family. Their children are Macarena (11) and Alana (9). They are going into the 6th and 4th Grades respectively at St. Patrick School. Jorge is a good husband and father, but his work schedule keeps him out of town a good bit of the time. Montse is the Principal of St Patrick School and is doing an excellent job leading the school. She has the students’ best interest always at the forefront whether it is spiritual or academic. Macarena is an Altar Server and sings in the School choir. Alana was a First Place winner in our annual KC Columbus Day Poster Contest this year. Both girls are fluent in Spanish, and are learning Italian using a self learning module while the other students are in the regular Spanish class.

April 2019

The Damon Mesecher Family

Congratulations to the Damon and Jennifer Mesecher Family on being selected as our Family of the Month for April. Pictured: Front Row L-R Twins Ellie & Allie, Second Row Lorelai, and Third Row L-R Bryant, Damon & Jennifer Damon has accepted a job in Tuscaloosa and will be moving shortly.

March 2019

The Stephen and Cindy Slimp Family

It would be impossible to list all of the things that this family does for our church and our catholic community. Whenever help is needed Cindy, Stephen, and the girls are always ready to help. Whenever there is a funeral and a lunch to be served, you can bet that they will be there to help serve the meal. When they are not personally scheduled to handle the lunch, Cindy makes certain that someone else will be there to do the job. Our congratulations go out to Steve, Cindy and the girls for setting the example of true service to their church.

February 2019

The Jan and John Kasper Family

January 2019

The Bob and Rosie Connor Family

Congratulations to Bob and Rosie Connor on being chosen as our January Family of the Month. Both are very dependable and then some. Again, congratulations are in order for the Bob & Rosie Connor Family on being chosen as our Family of the month for January.

December 2018

The Bridget & John Harwell Family

Our congratulations go out to the Bridget & John Harwell on being selected as our Family of the Month for the month of December. John is the Youth Director for our Catholic Community as well as our Grand Knight. He is kept very busy in these two positions, but he also calls a session of our Wednesday night Bingo. Bridget is also very active in our Catholic Community. Our Congratulations go out to the Bridget & John Harwell family on being selected to this position by their peers.

November 2018

Rory & Danny Santiago

Congratulations to Rory & Danny Santiago on their selection as our Family of the Month for November. Danny and Rory are very active in our Catholic Community Activities. Each year, Danny organizes a special Variety Show to benefit the school. They both work our Wednesday night Bingo. When you see Danny & Rory, please thank them for all that they do for our parish community.

October 2018

Encarnacion and Lourdes Mayo Family

We congratulate the Mayo Family on being chosen as our Family of the Month for October. If you are in any part of our Catholic community, you will see the Mayo family doing something to make the community a better place to be, as they are very active in a lot of activities, especially at school. Lourdes also takes care of our Nursery on Wednesday nights.

September 2018

Joanne & Tom Zettler Family

Congratulations go out to Brother Tom Zettler, PSD and his wife, Joann on being selected as our Family of the Month for September. What else can be said about. Any where you choose to look in our Catholic Community, you will probably see, Tom, or Joann, or both volunteering for some job or the other. Tom is a reader at Mass and also serves as a Sacristan. If someone elderly person needs a ride to the doctor Joann is usually the driver, even if the destination is Jackson. Congratulations to Brother Tom and Joann for being selected as our Family of the Month for September

August 2018

Pat & John Maloney, PGK

What can I say, except Congratulations to our August Family of the Month, John & Pat Maloney. Both of these people are very active in our Catholic Community, together and individually. John is an integral part of our Prison Ministry Program as well as being our Music Man in our 1st Degree Exemplification (Now called the Admissions Degree). He is a Past Grand Knight of our council. His son, two sons in law, and two of his grandsons are members of our council. Well, that's enough about him, lets talk about her. Pat is a volunteer "Pink Lady" at Jeff Anderson Hospital here in Meridian. She is a member of the Our Lady Of Fatima Sodality and serves as its treasurer. If you come to our Wednesday Night Suppers, you will see Pat selling tickets to the 50/50 drawings that are held each night. This money will be contributed to our school at the end of the School year. As is true in any good marriage, John is able to do what he does because of the support he gets from Pat. Again, congratulations to the John & Pat Maloney Family on being selected as Council 802's Family of the Month for August

July 2018

Jack & Linda LeGuin Family

Jack now lives with his lovelywife on the coast, but when he was living here he was very active. Our congratulations go out to Jack and Linda on being chosen as Council 802's Family of the Month for July

June 2018

Pam & George Walston

The Walston Family is a cornerstone family of our parish community and our council. George served as FS for the council for many years and continues to serve as editor of our Newsletter, he works our bingo program every Wednesday evening and serves as a lector at weekend Mass. Pam is active is several aspects of our parish. She is a member of Our Lady of Fatima Sodality, ACES, hospitality/good will committees and can usually be found working in our church store after mass. Together, George and Pam facilitate our parish schedule for Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament. George and Pam are most deserving of recognition as our Family of the month!

May 2018

Betty & Gary Koca

Our congratulations go out to the Betty and Gary Koca family. As most of you know, Gary is in charge of our Wednesday Night Suppers during the school year. He works very hard at providing a good meal for a good price. He also builds picnic tables and raffles them off to raise money for our school. It goes without saying that Betty is a key figure in Gary's ability to do what he does for the Catholic Community of Meridian. Behind every good man there stands a good woman to pick him up when he falls or to boost his morale when he gets a little down.

April 2018

Karen & Taupule' (Tau) Iosia

Our congratulations go out to Karen and Tau for being chosen as our Family of the Month for April. Tau is our Council Director and together they are very active in Council 802 activities

March 2018

Janice & John Kasper, PGK

Congratulations to Janice & John Kasper on being selected as our Family of the Month for March. John is a Past Grand Knight of our council. They both work Bingo on Wednesday evenings. They are always around when needed and are usually working side by side. Again, congratulations to Jan and John on this honor by their peers in Council 802

February 2018

Sal & Liberty Moreno

Our congratulations go out to Liberty and Sal Moreno on being selected as Council 802's Family of the Month for February.

January 2018

The John & Nelda Bennett Family

If you were to cut John Bennett he would bleed Knights of Columbus colored blood. Why? You ask? Well, I'll tell you. Because that is how far the Knights of Columbus Organization is embedded in him. Needless to say, John could not be so dedicated to the Knights if he were not being greatly supported by his wife, Nelda. Our congratulations go out to John and Nelda on being selected as our Family of the Month for the Month of January.

December 2017

David & Adrian Viger Family

Our congratulations go out to the David and Adrian Viger Family for being chosen as our Family of the Month for December.

November 2017

David & Sandra Klutz Family

David and Sandy have always been exceptionally active and supportive of our Catholic Community. They also are special care givers to Dave's mother and dad. As a Family oriented council, Dave and Sandy are extremely supportive of our students at St. Patrick School. Congratulate them when you get a chance to do so.

October 2017

Liberty and Sal Moreno

Our congratulations go out to the Liberty and Sal Moreno for being selected as Council 802's Family of the Month for October. Sal and Liberty are very active, both at St. Patrick, but also at the Navy Base Chapel

September 2017

Bridget and John Harwell

August 2017

The Bob and Rosie Connor Family

Congratulations to Bob and Rosie Connor on being selected as Council 802's Family of the Month for the month of August. Not only does Bob do a lot for our council, including Bingo on Wednesday nights, but he and Rosie are very active in Church functions and behind the scene work

July 2017

Gloria & Howard McCarty Family

Congratulations go out to Gloria and Howard on being selected as our Family of the Month for July.

June 2017

John & Nelda Bennett

Congratulations to John and Nelda on being chosen as our Family of the Month for June. John has always given his heart and soul to our council, and this would not be possible without Nelda's undying support. So, congratulations John & Nelda

May 2017

Betty and Roland Stewart

Congratulations to the Betty & Roland Stewart Family on being chosen as Council 802's Family of the month for May

April 2017

Pam and George Walston

March 2017

John & Jan Kasper

February 2017

Pat and Pete Nause

Congratulations to Pat and Pete Nause on their selection as our Family of the Month for February. Pete is seldom seen around the KC Hall, but that is because he comes in on Thursday when there is no one else around and does housekeeping chores in our kitchen. He and Pat also are very active in visiting shut-ins in our Catholic Community. We are proud to have them as members of our council and our parish

January 2017

John & Bridget Harwell

Congratulations to Bridget and John Harwell on being selected as our Family of the Month for January. John is our Treasurer and both are very active in our Catholic Community. Again, congratulations to John and Bridget

December 2016

The Donna and Frank Polizzi Family

Congratulations to Donna and Frank on being selected as our Family of the month for December. They do numerous acts of kindness in our Catholic Community that go unnoticed.

November 2016

The Viger Family

Congratulations to Dave Viger, GK, wife Adrian and their family for being chosen as our Family of the Month for November

August 2016

The Inez and Otto Storr Family

Congratulations go out to Inez and Otto Storr on being selected as our Family of the Month for August. They are very active in our parish and many times can be seen helping families in both St Patrick Parish and St Joseph. They recently took on the task of making certain that Brother Tommy Beeman was not alone during the last two years when Tommy's wife Theresia was in and out of the hospital.

July 2016

The Billie and Dennis Family

Congratulations to Billie and Dennis Deviney on being chosen as our Family of the Month for July. You both deserve this multiple times over.

May 2016

Mimi and David Smith

Our congratulations go out to the Mimi Smith Family for being selected as our Family of the Month for May. Mimi serves as a reader at Mass, helps at monthly adoration, and helps out in Our Lady's Corner Religious store. Congratulations again to Mimi and David on being selected as our Family of the Month for the month of May (Picture not available)

March 2016

Nelda & John Bennett

Our congratulations go out to the John and Nelda Bennett family for being selected as our Family of the Month for March. They are quite active in council functions. When our Warden died several years ago, John an another knight agreed to take over the running of the council bar. He can always be found working the kitchen on Wednesday night. In fact, he goes in during the afternoon to make sure everything is set for the night's activities. Anytime the council has a function involving food, Nelda is sure to be on the job and in the kitchen or the serving line. When clean up time rolls around, she is among the first to step up to the task of putting our hall back in order. Nelda was, at one time, on the church's dusting committee but due to health problems she had to resign from that committee. Again, our congratulations go out to the Nelda and John Bennett family on being selected as our Family of the Month for March.

February 2016

Sue and Paul Blier

Congratulations to our Family of the Month for February, Paul and Sue Blier. If you want to see either or both of these beautiful people, come out to the Knights of Columbus Hall on any Wednesday night. Sue helps at Adoration and when Paul is able, he accompanies her. Again, congratulations to Sue and Paul

January 2016

Darrell & Debbie Hover Family

Darrell and Debbie are quite active in our council and our Catholic Community. Darrell is our Pro Life Chairman and works tirelessly on one of the most important subjects of our Faith, "Abortion Prevention". Debbie helps out in the kitchen for our Wednesday night suppers at St Patrick and then comes out to the KC Hall to help in the kitchen with food for our Bingo Customers. You can also find both of them in Jackson at the Pro Life Rally in front of the Capitol Building in January of each year. They faithfully attend Mass on Saturday evenings at St Patrick. Occasionally, you may even find them at St Joseph on a Sunday Morning if they were not able to attend on Saturday. Our congratulations go out to the Darrell and Debbie Family for being chosen as our Family of the Month for January, 2016

October 2015

Sue & Paul Blier

Congratulations to our Family of the Month for October, Paul and Sue Blier. If you want to see either or both of these beautiful people, come out to the Knights of Columbus Hall on any Wednesday night. Sue helps at Adoration and when Paul is able, he accompanies her. Again, congratulations to Sue and Paul

August 2015

Rosie and Bob Connor

Our congratulations go out to our August Family of the Month, Bob and Rosie Connor. Although you might never see or be aware of all that they do for the council and for the church, believe me, they do it. They oversee our newlywed preparations program at St Patrick, in addition to the many other behind the scenes activities in which they are involved.

July 2015

Richard & Virginia Moody

Richard and Virginia are to be congratulated for their devoted service to our parish and parishioners. Because of this service we have chosen them as our Family of the Month for July

June 2015

Betty and Patrick (PJ) Carter

Congratulations to Betty and PJ on being chosen as our Family of the Month for June. PJ has just come off of a three year stint as our Grand Knight. This job cannot be done without the help of a strong spouse. PJ will tell you quickly that Betty is his strength when it comes to such a monumental job as Grand Knight of a council. Congratulations again to Betty and PJ Carter.

May 2015

Stephen and Cindy Slimp

It would be impossible to list all of the things that this family does for our church and our catholic community. Whenever help is needed Cindy, Stephen, and the girls are always ready to help. Steve, Cindy, and Elizabeth teach Parish School of Religion on Wednesday nights during the school year, with a lot of help from their other daughters, Maggie and Susanna. Whenever there is a funeral and a lunch to be served, you can bet that they will all be there to help serve the meal. When they are not personally scheduled to handle the lunch, Cindy makes certain that someone else will be there to do the job. Our congratulations go out to Steve, Cindy and the girls for setting the example of true service to their church.

April 2015

The Inez and Otto Storr Family

Congratulations go out to Inez and Otto Storr on being selected as our Family of the Month for April. Otto and Inez do a myriad of tasks behind the scenes that benefit numerous families in our parish.

February 2015

Tommy and Theresia Beeman

Congratulations to Theresia and Tom Beeman on being selected as our Family of the Month for February. Tommy and Theresia do a lot of behind the scenes work for our parish and our council and are well deserving of this honor.

January 2015

Bob and Rosalie Leo

Congratulations to Rosalie and Bob Leo on being chosen as our Family of the Month for January. Bob is very active in our council and the state council. He is also our bingo chairman and puts in many hours at that job alone. Rosalie can always be counted on to step in when food is needed for any of our functions. Her cakes and desserts are to die for.

December 2014

Gina and Tim Mowdy

Congratulations go out to Gina and Timothy (Tim) Mowdy for being chosen as Council 802's Family of the Month for December. Tim and Gina teach Parish School of Religion at St. Patrick. Gina recently organized a new Newman Club at East Central Community College in Decatur.

November 2014

The Frank and Donna Polizzi Family

Congratulations to the Frank and Donna Polizzi Family for being chosen as our Family of the Month for November

October 2014

Liz and Bill Nix

Congratulations to Liz and William (Bill) Nix on being chosen as our Family of the Month for the month of October. Bill and Liz do a lot of work behind the scenes at St. Patrick and in the community

September 2014

The Debbie and Darrell Hover Family

Our congratulations go out to the Debbie and Darrell Hover Family on being chosen as our Council's Family of the Month for September.

August 2014

Donna and Frank Polizzi

Our congratulations go out to the Donna and Frank Polizzi family on their selection as our Family of the Month for August

June 2014

Janet and Greg Stephens

Congratulations to Greg and Janet on being selected as our Family of the Month for June (Picture coming)

May 2014

Billie an Dennis Deviney

Congratulations to Billie and Dennis Deviney on being chosen as our Family of the Month for May. You both deserve this multiple times over.

April 2014

Jan & John Kasper

Congratulations to Jan and John Kasper on being named as our Family of the Month for April.

March 2014

Liberty and Sal Moreno

Congratulations to Liberty and Sal Moreno on being selected as our Family of the Month for March

February 2014

Frank and Carolyn Sharp

Congratulations to our Family of the Month for February. The Frank and Carolyn Sharp. Frank and Carolyn have been very active helping with our Bingo program on Wednesday night. Frank works the floor and Carolyn helps out in the bar.

December 2013

Otto and Inez Storr

Congratulations to Otto and Inez on their election as our Family of the Month for December

November 2013

Paul and Sue Blier

Congratulations to Paul and Sue Blier for being chosen as our Family of the Month for November.

September 2013

The Jack and Denise Huntley Family

Congratulation to Jack and Denise and family on being chosen as Council 802's Family of the Month for September

August 2013

Pat and Pete Nause

Congratulations to Pete and Pat Nause on being chosen as our Family of the Month for August.