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Knight of the Month – August 2017

Jim Stavinoha Jim has certainly put his stamp on the position of director of church activities in his two-plus years on the job. He has added multiple new activities and put great effort and creativity in expanding existing events. Jim and wife Sharon live in Cedar Hill. He grew up south of San Antonio in…

Lecture No. 47 – August 2017

I have heard tell that we can all thank Vice President and presidential candidate Al Gore for the Internet. I used to look forward to the arrival of the postman. I still do but not for the same reasons. Instead I turn on the PC and open my email account to see if anyone has…

Family of the Month – July 2017

The Migala family Les Migala and one of his five children, Arthur, are both members of our council. Les, who was born in Poland, took his First and Major Degrees in 1984 and later joined the Fourth Degree. He was married to Anna, who passed away in 2010. Les brought his family to Texas from…

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Knight of the Month – July 2017

Steve Castillo Steve enjoys working “the back” at the council’s Valley Ridge youth baseball concession stand in Cedar Hill. That’s short for being the cook, responsible for preparing hot dogs, hot links, chicken sandwiches, brisket sandwiches, nachos and Frito pies. Steve minces no words in identifying his primary reason working the middle shift each Saturday…

Officer installation and awards dinner – July 2017

The annual installation of officers for the order’s fraternal year, which begins July 1, and our council’s awards dinner was held in Holy Spirit’s dining room on Saturday, July 8, following the quarterly Corporate Communion Mass at the Saturday 5:30 Mass. The evening’s events culminated with the announcement of SK Jorge Ruiz as the 31st…

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The Awards Banquet July 8th, 2017

You are invited on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 to attend:   Corporate Communion Mass Our 3rd Quarter Corporate Communion Mass will take place on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 5:30 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, please arrive by 5:15 pm in the narthex. Installation of New Officers The mass will be followed by the Installation…

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Knights On Bikes Seeks State District Recognition

A rapidly growing motorcycle group of Knights of Columbus members known as “Knights On Bikes” is seeking statewide recognition from our Texas Council. At our May 2017 meeting, SK Michael Luna, himself a member of this group, introduced a motion for our council to offer support for this recognition. As a first step towards recognition, many councils across Texas are giving their…

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Council Sponsors 2017 Church Picnic

Council Sponsors 2017 Church Picnic For the first time ever since our council was formed, this year the Knights sponsored the Holy Spirit Annual Parish Picnic in full. On Sunday June 4, under the leadership of our Church Activities Director Jim Stavinoha (and at his request), the Knights of council 8157 provided all the food for…

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Family of the Month – June 2017

Dan and Pat Murphy The Murphys wonderfully exhibited the Knights’ belief that charity begins at home with their devotion to Pat’s father, Robert Moore, during his final months before passing away in April in New Jersey. They dedicated themselves to taking care of Mr. Moore in a loving way that is an example to us…