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Family of the Month – May 2018

Victor Jr. and Valerie Zaragoza The Zaragozas just finished another year of youth Faith Formation teaching, providing instruction to a class of fifth graders. “It’s fun to teach the kids our faith,” Victor said, “but it also serves as a refresher for yourself.” Victor and Valerie have been married for 10 years. They met when…

Knight of the Month – May 2018

Jorge Barragan Eight years ago, Jorge was a regular member of the Saturday morning men’s group at Holy Spirit that was organized by Dan Keough. Another attendee was Andy Goza, who happened to mention that Jorge, who was active in parish activities such as setting up for the fall festival, was a natural to join…

St. Joseph’s Luncheon

What a beautiful scene it was on Saturday morning/afternoon May 12th, 2018, as the Knights of Columbus and some of their mates and grandchildren gathered at the St Joseph assisted living home in Oak Cliff for the semi-annual cook-out for the 55 residents who live there and their families.  On this day before Mother’s day…

Council 8157 Helps Bring Running Water to African Village

Joachim Edozie Okoli went by “Edo.” Close to graduating in law early in 2016, he was a shining light to everyone in his family and in his community, the small, southeastern Nigerian village of Umuonyiuka within the town of Ufuma. He was born in 1991. Two years later, one of his uncles – Eugene Okoli…

PIP Days and Knight Hands Replace Fence

Our Council’s commitment to helping our community was evident during the City of Duncanville’s PIP Days program on Saturday May 5th, 2018. The project assigned to our Knight Hands team consisted of replacing a dilapidated six feet high wooden fence for a neighbor in need. The fence which enclosed the backyard on two sides spanned…

Family of the Month – April 2018

Tom Greco and Helen Beggane Tom can tell you the date that he joined the Knights — Nov. 13, 2007 (back us up on this, Tom), and he took his major degree two months later. Tom and Helen have been parishioners since they arrived in Texas from Omaha in 1982. Their devotion to the parish…

Knight of the Month – April 2018

Elvis Fajardo First-year brother Elvis was one of the constants of the council’s recent run of Lenten fish fries. He not only took charge of preparing the po’ boys in the kitchen each Friday but also came by on Thursdays to get a head start on the casseroles. Elvis joined the council in September, responding to an…

Wendell Jean Pierre – April 2018

Wendell had done extensive reading related to increasing his faith life, including research on the Knights, when he was invited to join our council by Tony Gonzalez during a Holy Spirit ACTS retreat. Joining 8157 is just the latest chapter in his long and varied life. Wendell grew up in New Orleans, graduated from St….

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Elections Nominating Committee Named

To All KofC Council 8157 Brothers: I have appointed the Nominating Committee of Council 8157 brother knights who will have the responsibility of preparing the slate of eligible candidates for the election of officers who will take office on July 1, 2018. The Nominating Committee will be chaired by our worthy advocate SK Russell Gulley who will…

Lecture No. 53 – April 2018: We are called – Chapter 2

We Are Called Yes, my brother knights. We are called. From the founding of our order in 1882, our order has been based on three principles: charity, unity and fraternity. We have not wavered from these principles but have developed specific means to meet the challenges each principle presents. Initially, we were called to perform…

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Family of the Month – March 2018

Jim and Mary Russell Jim has pulled KC double duty for years, so to speak, as an officer in both Council 8157 and Fourth Degree Assembly 2799. He is in his fifth fraternal year as the council’s Lecturer, a role to which he devotes great time and effort. He’s also director of the retention committee….

Knight of the Month – March 2018

Howard Bohlin Howard joined our council in May 2016 and added his major degrees the following April. He’s a member of membership director Tom Greco’s relatively-new admission committee. The members meet with perspective new inductees and determine whether their names should be brought forward for a vote at the next monthly council meeting. Howard has…

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Help Your Council During the Coming Baseball Season

To all Council 8157 brothers: Our Concession Committee has reached out to every brother who has access to our website with the notice of the start of our Baseball Season this coming weekend at both Valley Ridge and Dot Thomas fields. We have full schedules for both fields and some of you have already volunteered…

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Attention: April 3rd Meeting rescheduled to Apr 10

The April 3rd General Membership meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday April 10th due to the church being closed. The Degree Team will be rescheduling their meeting originally set for April 10th for another night as well.

 


 

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