If you have not met Jerry, the next time you are at one of our meetings or events and you see him, take some time to introduce yourself and get to know him. Since transferring to our Council from Reston, Virginia, he has been one of our most active Knights. He is always there to lend a hand wherever he is needed. Jerry has most recently been named our Council’s “Emergency Response Coordinator”, a position he is well suited for. In the past, Jerry worked for Kenyon International Emergency Services, a world leader in disaster management and recovery services where he was an integral part of their on-site global response team. A good man to know for many reasons. For his continuous contributions to our Council, we would like to honor Jerry as our Knight of the Month.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Bill for quite some time, not just as a Brother Knight and Prince of Peace parishioner, but as a former coaching colleague. Bill is a member of the Home Association and also serves as an usher at the 7:30 am Mass. He was an integral part of our Fish Fry team, wearing many hats from fry cook to order runner to food server. For his continued service to our Council and parish, we have chosen to honor Bill as the Knight of the Month for May.
Jim is a long time member of Prince of Peace and Council 8482. He serves as an acolyte, EMHC, and is Past Grand Knight of our Council. He currently serves as our Faith Programs Director. Jim was also the “man behind the scene” at our fish frys and helps with preparing and serving the meals for our members meetings. For his contributions to our Council and parish we are honoring him as Knight of the Month.
Isidor is a recent transfer to our Council and he has “hit the ground running” so to speak. He has volunteered to cook for Council activities and was a fixture at the Friday night fish fry's. Isidor also serves as a member of the Home Association. For his contributions to our Council, we would like to honor Isidor as Knight of the Month.
Eugene "Smitty" Schmidt
Ed has served our Council as Financial Secretary and Past Grand Knight. He is presently heading up our Retention Committee and doing an excellent job of bringing our membership roles up to date. Ed is our Council Degree Team Captain and also serves as an acolyte at Prince of Peace. He is very active in our parish activities as well as the ACTS Retreat. Thank you for all your hard work now and in the past.
Bill has been a Brother Knight for 25 years, the last five as a member of our Council. He is very active, helping with fish fries and tamale sales. Bill is also active in the ACTS community having served as a team member for the retreats held in 2018 and 2019. He is also active in the Prince of Peace Prison Ministry serving on the Kolbe Retreat team in the fall of 2019. Bill is a member of the Militia of the Immaculata, a worldwide evangelization movement founded by St. Maximillian Kolbe. Congratulations, Bill on being recognized as Knight of the Month for November.
Ed has been a very active member of our Council since 2019 and a member of Prince of Peace since 1980. He is part of one of the grass cutting teams at Prince of Peace and is always one of the first to volunteer his services to help at the Mercy Center or anywhere else help is needed around the parish. Ed also is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Msgr. Dan Scheel Home Association. Congratulations Ed on being honored as the Knight of the Month.
Knight of the Month for January 2020- DGK Bob Chaya
Henry (Hank) Walker
Hank Walker only joined our Council and the Knights of Columbus in August 2018 but immediately participated in meetings and helped at our functions. Hank attended the first available major degree after his initiation to become a 3rd degree Knight. When Jim McBane asked him to help with the Christmas Advent Fellowship Sunday for vocations, he agreed. This is a major event that our Council would be doing for the first time. Little did Hank know that Jim would be away during part of this event and would need Hank to manage the Advent Fellowship Sonday for both Saturday evening Masses and the Masses Sunday morning. Hank accepted the challenge, worked with the team he and Jim developed, and made sure these Masses were covered. He worked all the Masses, except for a short trip home, to take care of the pets (his goats). Even after Jim McBane arrived, Hank continued to work through the last Mass. Thank you Hank for all your hard work and everything else you have done for the Council since you joined. Congratulations Hank.
Knight of the Month (December 2018) Congratulationss
SK D. Dennis Majeski
Brother Dennis transferred to our Council in June of this year and immediately began working to help us become a better council. He took on the difficult, demanding, often thankless, and extremely important job of Membership Director. He quickly reviewed the membership status with Supreme and initiated the process to get everything current. He then took on the task of arranging the August 1st degree for candidates already approved, contacted candidates recruited, and recruited candidates. He marshalled through the approval process transfers and new brothers. He went 100 miles an hour at the August 1st Degree getting candidates checked in, payments received, and moving the process forward. He is in constant communication with the Worthy FS Larry, DGK Merv and your GK on issues of membership. Yet he does not consider himself finished as he presents new ideas and keeps your GK honest on the membership process. He has not focused only on membership but encouraged the council to sell Advent and Easter magnets to help raise funds. He encouraged us to step up or honoring of Brother Knights who passed away. Thank you Dennis for your commitment to the Knights of Columbus and your hard work for our council.
September 2018 Knight of the Month Brother Bill is one of the first brother Knights to step forward when help is needed. On most hall work weekend you can find him out edging along the fence line and around the hall building. Then he cleans up all the areas he works. He has worked on our gutters so that they will no longer cause water to leak into the building. Bill is a member of the Home Association and actively participates there. Bill is an Usher at the 7:30 am Sunday mass and when he is scheduled he is there to serve. When someone is needed to help on Sunday all one needs to do is ask. Thank you Bill for your service. David Lewis
SK Sam Watkins
Knight of Month for August 2018 Congratulations!
SK Fernando Flores
Knight of the Month July 2018 SK (PGK) Fernando Flores Congratulations
Mike and Pilar Plasczyk
Dan and Stella Brooks
This wonderful couple are always active in our Council’s most important functions. They both, together and individually, bless us with much needed leadership qualities as well as hands on involvement in much of what the Knights do for our parish and community. Dan is an avid golfer and always plays a role on our Gala/Golf committee organizing this annual event supporting our Mercy Ministry at Prince of Peace. He serves on our usher team at Sunday masses and is always pitching in at Knight events. Stella is equally active, and recently stepped down as the head of our parish’s Blessed Beginnings program for children where she played a prominent role in the development of that program which has become a model for Catholic parishes everywhere. Stella is currently the Financial Secretary for Catholic Daughters Court of the Holy Family #2597. For their continuous contributions to our Council and parish we would like to honor Dan and Stella as our Family of the Month.
Merv and Mary Jane Albert
If I listed all the things Merv and Mary Jane have done for our Council, parish and other organizations, this newsletter would be thicker than a James Michener novel. Merv currently serves as the Associate Diocesan Deputy and is responsible for guiding two Councils, ours being one of them. He played an extremely important part in our recent membership drive. Merv serves the parish as both an usher and Eucharistic Minister. Mary Jane is also involved in parish ministries serving as a Eucharistic Minister. In addition she is also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, is a past State Treasurer, is currently the CDA State Newsletter Editor and is the driving force behind the best newsletter in the nation. For their contributions to our Council and parish they have been chosen to be honored as Family of the Month for May.
Bob and Janice McCarthy
The McCarthys have been at Prince of Peace for as long as most of us can remember. Bob is a Past Grand Knight of our Council and currently serves as the Faithful Navigator of Assembly #2033. Janice is very involved in the Right to Life group at Prince of Peace and most recently organized the 24-hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament held in the Mary Chapel in January. For their continued involvement in the Knights of Columbus and Prince of Peace, we would like to honor them as the Family of the Month.
Otto and Jackie Windholtz
If you don’t know Jackie and Otto, you aren’t paying attention. They are both in the 9:00 am choir and serve together as cantors. When not doing that, Otto also serves as an usher. Back in January, Jackie was the driving force behind the 24-hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament that was done in support of our pro-life movement. She also served as Chapel Host at the Reconciliation Service held at Prince of Peace. For their contributions to our Council and parish we would like to honor Jackie and Otto as our Family of the Month.
Richard Hixon Family
Richard and Joan Hixon were long time parishioners of Prince of Peace. Joan’s untimely death in 2019 left a huge void in the ACTS community as well as many ministries in the Church. Richard has continued to serve his Church, community and the Knights of Columbus. The family has been very active in the Prestonwood Flyers Swim team, Champions Swim Team, home schooling, Knights of Columbus, Scouting and American Heritage Girls. Not only is Richard an EMHC and active in That Man Is You, but he dedicated his time and effort as the Director of the 2018 Men’s ACTS Retreat. His daughters “stole the show” at the first Trunk-a-Ween held at the St. Andrews Discipleship Center by entertaining the kids as giant dinosaurs. When the pandemic hit us Richard became active with a group of men who met regularly in driveways and back porches calling themselves the “Mandate” (notice the play on words in that it was a male audience) who shared praises, intentions, a rosary, and overall prayers for our Prince of Peace clergy and staff. Thank you Richard and your wonderful family for all you do for our Parish, community and the Knights.
Brian and Julie Gray
Brian presently serves as the Lecturer of our Council and together with the whole Gray family is responsible for the success of our tamale sales to sponsor our seminarians. Both Brian and Julie are active members of the ACTS retreat and serve as EMHCs. Brian is also a lector at Prince of Peace. Thank you both for the wonderful example you exemplify as a model Catholic family.
Bernie and Patrick Boyle
Bernie and Patrick are a very active couple. Bernie is an ACTS sister and has served as a team member on many women’s ACTS Retreats. She is also involved in the Women in the Spirit retreats and is the co-director of this year’s retreat that will be held in February. She currently is working as an administrative volunteer in the offices at Prince of Peace. Patrick is a key member of our Council serving as the Director of Life activities as well as helping our Membership Director. He is an ACTS brother and has served as a team member on ACTS retreats at Prince of Peace and Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood. Patrick also serves as a team member on the Kolbe Retreat team of prison ministries. Congratulations to Bernie and Patrick on being recognized as Family of the Month for November.
Joseph and Pam Camp
Joe and his wife Pam have been members of Prince of Peace since 2012. They are both very active in our parish with Joe serving as an EMHC and Pam as a cantor and member of the 9:00 am choir. They are also active in the ACTS community serving as retreat team members. Congratulations to Joe and Pam on being honored as Family of the Month.
Tim and Sandra Thibodeau
Tyrone and Juanita Berdine
Deacon Bill and Teresa Barnes
Melinda and Larry La Haie
Richard and Cindy Carter
Clergy at Prince of Peace
Mike and Linda Hecker
Dave and Alice Wimberly
Deacon Tim & Ellen Hartnett
Clay and Faye Evans
Family of the Month for January 2020 - Clay & Faye Evans
Jim & Andi Schier
Tim & Kiersten O'Malley
Tim and Kiersten have always been active at Prince of Peace. When I became Grand Knight, Tim accepted the position of Pro-gram Director. He is the first Program Director in a long time and this job required re-establishing the program structure. Tim, I am sure, using his experience as a Past Grand Knight, jumped into effort by working with the various directors under him to bring an organization to the Programs Committee which are responsible for those programs we do each year. He meets once a month with his program directors to discuss upcoming events. If there are any additional needs, he makes sure the Council is informed and supports the director and chairman of the event to make it a success. Kiersten, who is the Worship Associate Director at Prince of Peace, works hard. She has helped your Grand Knight when the Council is doing something at the Church. She was a fantastic help when we hosted the Silver Rose, organizing the request for tables and seating for the 4th Degree Knights. Tim and Kiersten have provided the Council, and especially me, with a lot of help this past year. Thank you Tim and Kiersten.
Barbara & Larry Hogan
Family of the Month (December 2018) Congratulations Barbara & Larry Hogan.
Deborah & Gary Maly
November Family of the Month- Deborah and Gary Maly
Alice & Dave Wimberly
September 2018 Family of the Month The Wimberly’s are the energizer bunnies of Prince of Peace. They are actively involved in many of the ministries with the most recent the fundraiser for St Ignatius serving as co-chairs with the Evans family. They don’t forget the Knights, Alice and Dave have made the gumbo for our fish frys. Dave is our Webmaster and keeps our webpage current. Whenever a request is made to do something on the webpage, Dave gets right on it and either does it himself or works with those who need to provide information. Congratulations Dave and Alice. I wish we could "can" some of your energy. David Lewis
Dee Dee & Fernando Flores
Family of the Month for August 2018 - Congratulations!
Mary Jane and Merv Albert
Family of the Month July 2018 Mary Jane & Merv Albert Congratulations
Clay + Faye Evans
Bob & Peggy Crisman
Frank and Gina Paskett
Hugh and Theresa McCrea
Dave and Alice Wimberly
John and Millie Laube
Dennis Coburn and Family
Kyle Howard Family
Ed and Shirley Benedix
Clay & Faye Evans
Bob & Peggy Crisman
Frank & Gina Pasket
Marcos Cardoza & Family
Mike + Laura Hebert
Michael + Patricia Frazier
John + Millie Laube
Hugh + Theresa McCrea