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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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Fall Festival 2017

s the Fall Festival for Holy Spirit Catholic Church kicked off again this past September 23-24th, early on Saturday morning Rod Kinard and Jorge Barragan could finally breathe a huge sigh of relief. Their largely behind-the-scenes efforts serving as Operations Committee Co‐Chairs began early in June but now they could finally sit back and for a…

Lecture No. 49 – October 2017

A few weeks ago, I was on a tour of Ireland. Now, I’m not going to take up your time telling you all about the tour. I’ll save that for next month. I returned home to news that is, to me, grossly confusing. My trip began about a week after Harvey had devastated southeast Texas….

Elvis Fajardo – September 2017

Elvis Fajardo, who joined our council in September, was in the middle of a job transfer from New Orleans to Dallas during the late summer of 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast. He and his family technically weren’t evacuees in making their move to north Texas, but they experienced hardships nonetheless related to…

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PIP Days Fence Project

Our council was again invited to participate in a PIP Days project spearheaded by the First United Methodist Church in Duncanville on September 29-30, 2017. The project we undertook was a complete backyard fence replacement at 1622 Shannon Drive at the home of Fernando Gomez and family. PIP Days which stands for Property Improvement Projects is a community…

 


 

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