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Charity

There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.

Unity

Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.

Fraternity

Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.

Patriotism

Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

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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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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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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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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…

St. Joseph’s cookout – May 2017

Dan Murphy, our director of community activities, headed another enthusiastic group of Knights on Saturday, May 13 to prepare and serve a cookout lunch for those who live at St. Joseph’s Residence in Oak Cliff along with their families and friends. That was the Saturday before Mother’s Day, and that’s never a coincidence in the…

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Rosary Rally Honoring Our Lady of Fatima

Join us for a Rosary Rally honoring the 100th Anniversary of Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at Noon Duncanville Armstrong Park Amphitheater 100 James Collins Blvd. Duncanville TX 75116 (parking available off of James Collins Blvd or Wheatland Rd at City Hall) Please invite others to join us in prayer.

Knight Hands and the City

On May 3rd of 2017, The Knights of Columbus, through the Knight Hands program, collaborated with the City of Duncanville and participated in P.I.P Days (Property Improvement Program).  Betty Dunn, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Duncanville first introduced  Knight Hands to  P.I.P and encouraged Knight Hands to repair a home designated…

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The 113th State Convention in Dallas April 28-30

All Knights are invited to attend the 113th Texas State Convention All Knights and their families are invited to join us for Texas’ 113th State Convention to be held on April 28-30, 2017 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Registration starts this Friday morning. Please see the schedule below, there are lots of activities…

Our Council Will Host Major Degree April 1

The Knights of Council 8157 invite you to attend our Major Degree Ceremony for 2nd & 3rd Degrees Saturday, April 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 AM Morning refreshments & Lunch will be served to all new 2nd & 3rd Degree Members. RSVP by Thursday, March 30, 2017 Tom Greco (972) 298-6168, Jim Richardson (214) 952-1257 Attention: Councils with candidates…

Free-throw contest – January 2017

The council’s annual free-throw contest was held in the gym at St. Elizabeth School in Oak Cliff on Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, with nine boys participating. Since the council event doubled as the District 109 competition, the five age-group winners all advanced directly to the state contest. That will be held at nearby Bishop Dunne…

Breakfast with St. Nicholas

The annual Christmas celebration for which the Knights provide the culinary manpower for the parish’s Children’s Faith Formation held on Sunday morning, Dec. 11, was another example of how math works for Council 8157. The call went out for “about 10” volunteers to work the event, with two hours of preparation preceding the serving hours…

Our 2016 cookout at Dallas’ VA hospital

The council contingent that provided lunch on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the VA hospital on South Lancaster Road included a half-dozen of our own  veterans (our “host,” community activities director Dan Murphy; our annual “sponsor” of this event, Bill Dover; Jim Stavinoha; La’Don Wright; Arthur Rodriguez; Tom Greco) plus some 8157 families (James Smith, daughter…

Family of the Month – November 2016

James and Judy Smith James signed on as one of the charter members of our new football concessions committee this fall, and he was supported in grand style by Judy, daughter Jamie Emerson and Jamie’s daughter, Caroline. James reported to the stand every Saturday before sunrise to begin setting up the frying area outside behind…

Knight Hands Serves DFW Regnum Christi

In our most ambitious project to date, Knight Hands helped the Consecrated Women of DFW Regnum Christi with various home maintenance projects inside and outside of their residence near Dallas Love Field Airport. An elegant but aging large 1970’s-style mansion occupying a couple of acres of land is home to fourteen resident women who lead…

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  David Dybala and Jose Montoya worked 6 straight hours replacing a safety balcony porch railing at the home of Sue Sehi this past Monday morning/afternoon.  Hector Rubio, the sponsoring Knight for this project, kicked in 5+ hours as well and Efrain Ochoa assisted until he had to leave to attend a funeral.  This job…

Next Council Meeting Date Has Changed

Be advised that the next regularly scheduled General Council meeting has been rescheduled from November 1st to Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Inspiration in the First Degree

On Tuesday evening October 25, 2016 our Degree Team performed another inspiring ceremony and welcomed into the order ten new Knights. Three other councils brought their candidates in from Dallas and Grand Prairie while our own Council 8157 welcomed one new Knight, Leonardo Estrada from Holy Spirit Parish. Despite the crowded room conditions we had to…

Baseball – Year #9 Ends

Since the beginning of little league baseball at Valley Ridge Park in the spring of 2008, the Knights of Columbus of this council have been manning the concession stands in Cedar Hill – mainly at Valley Ridge Park.  We have, however, also worked at Dot Thomas Park, the Community Center Park and Parkerville Park as…