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The Dallas Diocese Chapter on Facebook

The Dallas Diocese Chapter of the Knights of Columbus (DDC) is the entity which represents 61 Councils divided into 15 Districts (#101-115) and 13 Assemblies that represent the 4th Degree; for a combined total of over 12,000 individual Knights in the Dallas Diocese. Council 8157 is well represented in the Diocese with three of our…

Roberto Nieto – June 2018

Roberto keeps a busy schedule – operating a neurology clinic in Mansfield with two daughters in college and one in high school – but decided it was a good time to join the Knights after witnessing the Order’s good works for so many years. He’s from Corpus Christi,¬†graduated from the University of Texas Medical School…

Kavin Stuckly – June 2018 transfer

First of all, the first name is pronounced with a short “a” sound, like former SMU football coach Mike Cavan. Kavin and his family have lived in Duncanville since 2009, and he recently decided to transfer his KC membership over from the council in North Richland Hills, just northeast of Fort Worth. Kavin grew up…

Francisco “Frank” Bernal – May 2018

Frank has lived in Duncanville for most of his life. But during his high school years, his family apparently lived in a sliver of the city that sent its children to Cedar Hill schools. Hence, he’s a graduate of Cedar Hill High. Frank then went on to Mountain View College and UT-Arlington. He has worked…

Wendell Jean Pierre – April 2018

Wendell turned heads during his meeting with the council’s admission committee when he revealed doing lots of research on the Knights before pursuing membership, which was informally extended to him by Tony Gonzalez during an ACTS retreat. Wendell’s Catholic faith has long been important to him, going back to attending St. Augustine High in his…

Roberto Diaz – June 2018 transfer

Roberto recently reactivated at the urging of Frank Salazar and Tom Greco. He retired as a master sergeant following 24 years in the U.S. Army in 1997 and most recently was a member of the council that serves Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He retired from his most recent civilian line of work, teaching Junior ROTC at…

Family of the Month – June 2018

Larry and Sheila Balagna The Balagnas were again here, there and everywhere among council activities during the past three months. They were part of the 8157 contingent that drove up to the St. Joseph’s Catholic residence home in Oak Cliff to provide a wonderful cookout lunch on the Saturday before Mothers’ Day. Sheila was part…

Knight of the Month – June 2018

Ray Rivera The Knights of Columbus are often referred to collectively as “the strong right arm” of the Catholic Church. Ray is one of the members of our council who embody that literally, often with a spatula, a hammer or a power tool in his right hand. Rare is the 8157 cookout in which he…

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Tuesday’s Meeting Rescheduled

There will be no meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday July 3rd, it has been rescheduled due to the church closing for the holiday. Please mark your calendars for next Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Next General Membership Meeting Tuesday July 10, 2018 7:30 PM Thank you, Awareness Committee KofC Council 8157