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VA Medical Center Cookout 2018

VA Medical Center Cookout 2018 On a rare bright sunny morning this fall, sixteen knights gathered for the annual cookout at the VA Medical Center on Lancaster Road in a council show of support for our veterans. Since the center’s unit we normally use for our activity was occupied we were relocated to the east…

Meeting Minutes 2018-11-06

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 November 6, 2018 The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by Grand Knight Tom Greco The Grand Knight opened the meeting with an “Our Father” and the Pledge of Allegiance. The Grand Knight led the Opening Ode. Roll Call of Officers: P = present, EX= excused, A…

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Family of the Month – November 2018

John and Bonnie Espree Running into a member of the Espree family at a Holy Spirit get-together or function is likely. They’ve been parishioners since 2000 and jumped right in soon after arriving. John joined our council in March 2012, taking his first degree and major degrees back to back on the same Saturday. He…

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Knight of the Month – November 2018

Mike Moloughney Mike has been the council’s director for Pro Life activities since when? One of the annual responsibilities is coordinating 8157’s Hike for Life, held at Duncanville’s Armstrong Park. This fall’s hike took place on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 13. You might recall that happened to one particularly rainy morning during a stretch of…

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The Church Will Prevail!

Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Rome. The Church Will Prevail! In every historical period the Church has demonstrated her power to preach divine truths to the world. But the consequences of mistakes and the reality of sin gives testimony to man’s weakness. The Church therefore, could have collapsed at least four different times in her…

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November Health Flyer

Autumn Sugar Maples And Country Church November Health Flyer The weather is cooler, and we’re back on Standard Time. So, it must be November already! Two things come to mind when I think of autumn: the Holidays and Travel. I can’t think of the Holidays without thinking of food. We have always had turkey for…

Hike for Life

One thing you can always count on during the “Hike for Life” in Duncanville is rain.  And this Saturday October 13th was no exception.  During the opening ceremonies spearheaded by Mike Moloughney, he hurried things along so that the Hike could be finished before the rains came.  Not to be.  Soon after the beginning of…

Knight Hands Unpack Tables

What a nice turnout on Wednesday afternoon at the Community Center as Knight Hands unpacked 49 new round tables for the church.  This should have happened on Tuesday; but circumstances with the trucking company caused the one day delay.  No issue for Mike Fitzgerald, John Balasa, Jack Ramsden, Lou Lemon or myself as we made…

Knights of Columbus and P.I.P.

For the past two years Council 8157 has participated in the Property Improvement Program (P.I.P).  P.I.P is sponsored by the Neighborhood Vitality Commission of the City of Duncanville and the First United Methodist Church of Duncanville.  Each spring and fall residents of Duncanville are invited to submit applications to the Neighborhood Vitality Commission in which…

The Show Must Go On

The group of knights and St. Joseph’s staff at the end of a successful luncheon. The Show Must Go On! Despite the inclement weather all day Saturday, nine knights and Lady Mary Archer braved the heavy rains and loaded our equipment and supplies heading for the St. Joseph’s Residence Fall cookout. Fifty two of its…

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Family of the Month – October 2018

James and Judy Smith For the Smiths, the faith journey can sometimes be a literal one. A few years ago, they were part of a Holy Spirit group that followed Fr. Eugene through the Holy Land and Italy. This October, they’re off with a similar parish gathering to visit religious sites in Portugal, Spain and France. James has…

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Knight of the Month – October 2018

Keith Archer Definition of a Knights of Columbus fast track: Keith joined our council in May, took his major degrees shortly thereafter, became an 8157 director in July (membership) and joined the Fourth Degree in September. He’s also active in other parish and diocesan endeavors. “I try to give back as much as I can,”…


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