Corporate Communion Mass

Fall Festival 2015 Raffle

Photography by Diana Rizo


Lenten Fish Frys

Cooking fish dinners for the parish during the six weeks of Lent.


Baseball Concessions

The Knights operating the concession stands at Valley Ridge Park.


Knight Hands

Helping neighbors trimming trees.


Baseball Concessions

Knights hard at work at the concession stand kitchen at Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill, Texas.


Knight Hands At Work

Answering the call to help our community.


The Duncanville Knights

Happy Knights at the Fall Festival 2013.

Photography by Diana Rizo




Building brotherhood bonds that last a lifetime.

Photography by Diana Rizo


Friendships that can last a lifetime.

Pancake Breakfast

Knights Matt Sipriano, Chris Benavides, Francisco Hernandez, Jesse Radillo and Bart Sipriano help serve breakfast. Photography by Diana Rizo

Fall Festival

Grand Knight Frank Salazar and Jim Ouimet.

Photography by Diana Rizo

Seminary Cookout

“KEEP THE FAITH ALIVE” supporting vocations at Holy Trinity Seminary Dallas.

Veterans Cookout

Supporting our community’s veterans at the VA Medical Center Dallas.

We Are Called

In service to one. In service to all. Photography by Diana Rizo

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Our Council Will Host Major Degree April 1

The Knights of Council 8157 invite you to attend our Major Degree Ceremony for 2nd & 3rd Degrees Saturday, April 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 AM Morning refreshments & Lunch will be served to all new 2nd & 3rd Degree Members. RSVP by Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Tom Greco (972) 298-6168, Jim Richardson (214) 952-1257 Attention: Councils with candidates…

Another successful blood drive – March 2017

Patrick Stepniewski is the council’s go-to guy for blood drives and has been since even before there was a Council 8157 at Holy Spirit. Thanks in great measure to Pat’s efforts, 48 people donated or attempted to donate at the council’s annual winter drive, held in the community center gym on Sunday, March 12. That…


Family of the Month – March 2017

Mike and Susan Fitzgerald Mike recently joined Susan in retirement, and the long-time Ovilla residents are ready to see more of the world. They’ll spend nine days in late March on a cruise through central Europe. Next fall, they plan to cross the Atlantic again with some fellow parishioners to see Ireland. Mike took his first…

Jeff Traub

Knight of the Month – March 2017

Jeffrey Traub Special Olympics has long been an emphasis of the Order, and, Jeffrey has been involved in that as both a participant and coach. He joined our council last May and added his major degrees the following month. Jeffrey lives in Duncanville and often walks to Mass. He most often attends the 5:30 Saturday…

Lecture No. 42 – March 2017

They met in a grove of oak trees near the middle of their island and after hours of fasting and prayer one of their number rose. The soft breeze stirred his white robe as he spoke: Across the sea will come Adze-head, crazed in the head’ His cloak with a hole for his head, his stick bent…

Family of the Month – February 2017

Andy, Susan and Madison Goza The ever-active Goza family celebrated another milestone in their faith life when Madison was confirmed by Auxiliary Bishop Greg Kelly at Madison’s school, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, on Feb. 25. Andy has packed a great deal into his time with the Knights, which began during the summer of 2008. He…

Knight of the Month – February 2017

Greg Warr Greg has been a member of our council since late in 2012 and has become a valuable contributor to the committee that oversees our baseball concessions operations in Cedar Hill. Greg is a native Arkansan and originally joined the Order in 1980. He came to Texas to follow his father in the telecommunications…

Little League Baseball Starts Very Early in 2017

Little League began with a “bang” this past weekend of February 25th and 26th as Cedar Hill Baseball hosted 50 teams out of a 171 team Metroplex NIT tournament.  Those 50 teams played 61 games at Valley Ridge Park on Saturday and Sunday and 31 games were played at Dot Thomas Park as well on…

Lecture No. 40 – February 2017

(Note: The following lecture wasn’t delivered at the Feb. 7 meeting because of the length of the meeting.) In 1977, Alex Haley’s “Roots” was broadcast and probably set off the current interest in genealogy. I have believed for a good long time that everyone is a product of their ancestry. We know that our genes carry the traits…

In memoriam: Deacon Les Alt (1929-2017)

SK Leslie McKean Alt, a longtime deacon at Holy Spirit and a brother Knight since 1987, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at age 87. Les was ordained on June 6, 1987 — wife Fran was one of the readers at the ordination ceremony at St. Pius X — and joined our order the following December….

Free-throw contest – January 2017

The council’s annual free-throw contest was held in the gym at St. Elizabeth School in Oak Cliff on Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, with nine boys participating. Since the council event doubled as the District 109 competition, the five age-group winners all advanced directly to the state contest. That will be held at nearby Bishop Dunne…

Lecture No. 38 – January 2017

My high school biology teacher was a bachelor and fresh out of Boston College. It was his first year as a teacher. Biology was our sophomore science subject. My class was pretty much evenly divided between boys and girls, but Mr. Hefernan, affectionally known as “Hef,” did have a small problem. Six of the school’s 10 girl cheerleading squad…

Family of the Month – January 2017

Larry and Sheila Balagna The Balagnas are enjoying retirement, thank you, and the parish and our KC council are the beneficiaries of their increased opportunity to give their time and talent so lovingly. Larry was most recently the event coordinator at Northwood University in Cedar Hill until October 2013. Sheila was credit manager for Gibraltar…

Knight of the Month – January 2017

Dan Keough Dan has been a valued influence on parish life at Holy Spirit for decades and has brought that same energy and commitment to KC business since joining the council in October 2015 – about 10 years after he was first pursued, as he recalls it. Dan is a proud Hoosier who came to…



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