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Family of the Month – July 2016

Frank and Lourdes Salazar Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank and Lourdes, who have each dealt with the recent death of a parent. Frank’s father died recently while in Venezuela. Lourdes’ father passed away in early July in Miami. Frank served as our Grand Knight for the 2012-13 and ’13-14 fraternal years and was…

Jim Richardson FOM

Knight of the Month – July 2016

Nick Kleinhaus Nick takes the traditional council journey from Grand Knight to becoming one of our three Trustees for the 2016-17 fraternal year. Nick is from Cincinnati, Ohio and has been a member of the Order since 2002, a year after he graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He joined while…

Knight of the Month – May 2016

Les Migala We know him as Les, which is short for his middle name. Marian Leschoslaw Migala was born in Poland a dozen years before his homeland was invaded by Germany. Les helped fight against the Nazis with the Polish Underground while going to school. He left after the war for Paris, where he studied…

Jeff Traub

Jeffrey Traub May 2016

Jeff joined the order shortly after the recent passings of his mother, Burma Wodek, and his stepfather, Ken Wodek. And he has since often asked a fellow member of the Saturday 5:30 choir, Tom Greco: “Do you think my mom and Ken are proud of me?” We’re sure they are. Jeff wasted little time in…

Lecture No. 34 – July 2016

Over the years, I have come to believe that there are a few basic truths that we all share. Many years ago, I learned that “history is written by the winners,” and therefore should be taken with at least a grain of salt, maybe a whole shaker full. I’m not sure where the second basic…

Ernest “E.J.” Alvarez III June 2016

E.J. doesn’t have to go far to bump into some fellow brothers. His father, Ernest Jr., joined the council in February and took his major degree about two weeks later. The Alvarezes’ next-door neighbor is Tony Gonzalez, who joined in 2015 and took his major degree soon after. E.J. acknowledged he’s “following in my father’s…

Knight Hands Continues to Serve the Community

While Knight Hands has received national recognition for the work we have done thus far, for sure we are not sitting on our laurels.  By the way, if you haven’t read the article about our Council in the June issue of Columbia, I would encourage you to do so. Since the story about Knight Hands…

Mario Mejia May 2016

Mario said he had been thinking for quite some time about joining the Knights. “It was time to join now,” he said. Al Alonzo was his sponsor, but Mario said he didn’t have to have his arm twisted. Mario came to the United States from the Philippines in 1990 and, following one month in California,…

Knight of Month – June 2016

Jesse Radillo Jesse joined the Knights in October 2013 and took his major degrees at Holy Spirit in February 2015. He was born in Mexico and moved to El Paso with his family at age 2. Jesse has been in Duncanville since 1980. He and wife Teri will celebrate their 29th anniversary this September. They…

Ronnie Ellis June 2016

Ronnie is a 30-year Knight who just transferred in from Council 3593 in Oak Cliff. You’ve probably seen him at multiple events at Holy Spirit as a member of Assembly 2799 and the Color Corps, which he has been captain of for the past five years. Ronnie is a Dallas native and a graduate of…