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Breakfast with St. Nicholas – December 2017

There are so many special days during the year in which our council and Holy Spirit parish come together to provide a memorable and rewarding experience for parishioners and their relatives and guests. One such occasion is Children’s Faith Formation’s “Breakfast with St. Nicholas,” which was held on Sunday, Dec. 10. It’s a time in…

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Family of the Month – December 2017

Jim and Sharon Stavinoha Married for 48 years, Jim and Sharon met on a blind date that was arranged by one of his fraternity brothers at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Jim is one of many Knights who initially joined early in life but went inactive as a busy business and family life took…

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Knight of the Month – December 2017

Arthur Rodriguez Arthur was one of our council’s many military veterans who gave back to the cause in volunteering at 8157’s annual cookout at the VA hospital on Lancaster Avenue in Dallas on the Friday before Veterans Day. He likewise was among those who reported to Holy Spirit early on a Saturday morning a few…

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Lecture No. 50 – December 2017

I grew up in what we referred to as “Upstate New York,” more properly western New York. From my earliest years, I was taught that we were “Irish, with a bit of Scotch, English and maybe some Norman French.” Somewhere on my father’s side, there was an Aunt Fitzpatrick. On my mother’s side, there were…

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VA hospital cookout – November 2017

The irony was unavoidable during the closing minutes of our council’s annual cookout at the Veterans Administration hospital on Lancaster Avenue in Dallas on Friday, Nov. 10. One of the guests had finished his lunch of a hot dog, hamburger, baked beans, cookie and chips and was heading out of the conference room/dining hall when…

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Family of the Month – November 2017

Jeff and Frances Miller The Millers have been Holy Spirit parishioners since early 1988, a few months after Jeff began regularly attending Mass here after taking a job at The Dallas Morning News and scouting out area municipalities. Frances and their four young children followed soon after from their previous home in Jacksonville, Florida. Frances,…

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Knight of the Month – November 2017

David Dybala David is a soft-spoken leader by example in our council, which he has been a member of since 1985. He’s one of the “go-to” workers when a Knight Hands project needs to be tackled. David, power drill in hand, is typically one of the first helpers to arrive when it’s time to set…

Lecture No. 49 – November 2017

Veterans Day The motorcade made it way down the unfamiliar streets of the city. It was an open vehicle, and the riders waved as was expected to the crowd lining the streets to see this powerful couple. The driver was becoming more and more confused with the unfamiliar streets and the city. He made a…

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Parish staff appreciation luncheon – October 2017

About a dozen Knights participated in the council’s first appreciation luncheon for Holy Spirit’s parish staff on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The luncheon was the brainchild of our director of church activities, Jim Stavinoha. Fr. Joe Lee and Fr. Eugene Okoli and most of the parish staffers were treated to a luncheon of roast beef, chicken,…

Aaron Rohmer – October 2017

Aaron was inducted into the council in October. The Cedar Hill resident didn’t take the typical path to joining our ranks. A council member usually identifies a likely candidate while attending Mass or being involved in some sort of service to Holy Spirit Parish. In Aaron’s case, he didn’t require any prompting, any invitation. He…

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St. Joseph’s Residence cookout – Fall 2017

Service to our Catholic community was on display on Saturday, Oct. 14, when more than a dozen Council 8157 members prepared and served what has become the annual fall luncheon to about 100 residents, relatives and staff members of the St. Joseph’s Residence home in Oak Cliff that’s operated by the Diocese of Dallas. Richard Hohman,…

Family of the Month – October 2017

James and Judy Smith It only appears that James and Judy Smith devote all of their free time to activities related to the Knights of Columbus and other Holy Spirit ministries. James became the council’s treasurer in July, adding that to his duties as a member of the baseball and football youth sports concessions operations….

Knight of the Month – October 2017

Jesse Radillo If you saw Jesse flipping burgers during the parish’s fall festival, you probably didn’t recognize him as a man playing with pain. Three broken ribs, to be exact. That happened when he was helping a contractor work on a porch at his Duncanville home and he slipped off a ladder. “It hurts when…

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Holy Trinity Seminary Cookout Fall 2017

As long time supporters of the religious vocations our council sponsors two Seminarians via our MVP program at Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas. But twice during the year the council also provides a full meal for the seminarians and those occasions usually turn into relaxing outdoor picnics and movie night events. This past Saturday was no exception…

 


 

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