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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.

Knight Hands Getting After It

Knight Hands Getting After It On the morning of March 18, 2019 at 8am, David Dybala, Mike Fitzgerald, Dan Murphy, Ray Rivera, Efrain Ochoa, Art Rodriguez, Jim Russell, Ken Rarick, Larry Balagna, Jack Ramsden, and I (Allen Reitmeier) gathered at the home of Norma Ortiz to begin the job of painting the exterior of her…

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Lenten Fish Frys Kickoff

Lenten Fish Frys Kickoff The 2019 Lenten Season kicked off last Friday, March 8th with another record showing of parishioners and knight volunteers. We’ll be repeating this performance for six consecutive Fridays with the final fish fry taking place on April 12. The 56″ flat screen TV will again be awarded at the end of…

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March KofC Health Flyer

 The need for sleep to be healthy March is the month that we spring forward to daylight saving time. I don’t know why anyone would spring for that. If I had a vote, I’d vote to keep standard time all year. I know I’ll have jet lag from the change next week. So I decided…

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26th Annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner Raffle

26th Annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner Raffle Bishop Edward J. Burns invites you to the 26th annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner on April 13th at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel. This spectacular event benefiting the Catholic Pro-Life Committee will feature contemporary Christian band and pro-life advocate, Tenth Avenue North. The evening will include a raffle, wine and…

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Council Recruitment Open House RESCHEDULED

Council Membership Recruitment Open House RESCHEDULED Due to scheduling conflicts with other church activities on the same weekend, we will postpone the Open House until some time in May. Council 8157 will be hosting its first ever OPEN HOUSE for membership recruitment on March 23 and 24, 2019. We plan on setting up in the afternoon…

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Love

Since this is the month of Valentine’s Day, I reviewed some literature on love and health. I believed intuitively that there is a link between love and health, but I think this article pretty well sums it up. 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Love: By Sherry Rauh FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES “I need somebody to love,”…

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Bishop Burns Releases List

The Bishop of Dallas, Most Reverend Edward J. Burns, has released a list with the “names of those priests who have been the subject of a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor in the Diocese during the period from 1950 to the present”, his letter stated. Bishop Burns also acknowledged that there could…

Our Annual Appreciation Dinner

Our Annual Appreciation Dinner Once a year our council gathers to show our appreciation to our member knights and their spouses for all the hard work they contribute throughout the year. This past Saturday evening, on January 12, 2019 we attended our Corporate Communion Mass which was followed by our annual appreciation event. The event…

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Cowboys Game On

A rare situation has come up where the football playoffs game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams is happening at the same time as our Appreciation Dinner. As a result, we have no choice but to set up a TV screen at the gym so the game can be enjoyed during the…

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Council 8157 Presents Annual Donation to Holy Spirit Church

On Tuesday December 12, 2018, Council 8157 Grand Knight Tom Greco, accompanied by Membership Director Keith Archer and Chancellor Jorge Ruiz presented a check for $3,500 to Leonardo Zapata, the newly appointed Business Administrator for Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The annual donation is given in support of the various church ministries at Holy Spirit.

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January Health Flyer

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were GREAT. It’s time for that New Year’s Resolution. As your health guy, I want to encourage everyone to be optimistic and resolve to have a healthier 2019. So, like one of my favorite people, Will Rogers: “All I know is what I read in the  newspapers.” I’ve…

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No meeting Tuesday Jan 1

There will be no meeting on Tuesday January 1 due to the church being closed for the holiday. The regular membership meeting will be held on the following Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 7pm.

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Christmas Mass Chairs Set Up

Christmas Mass Chairs Set Up Help needed setting up the chairs in the Narthex for Christmas Masses We’re calling all Knights available this Sunday evening to come help set up the chairs in the Church Narthex. We need about 10 brothers to bring the chairs from the Community Center to the Narthex in preparation for the Christmas masses. Sunday, December…

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Mark your calendar for The 2019 Appreciation Dinner

Mark your calendar for The 2019 Appreciation Dinner The Council’s Annual Appreciation Dinner date has been set for Saturday, January 12, 2019. As usual it will be preceded by our Corporate Communion Mass at 5:30 PM. Please be sure to arrive by 5:15 PM so we can line up and walk in as a group…

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Breakfast with St. Nick 2018

Breakfast with St. Nick 2018 It was our own Chris Edwards who, as Grand Knight, got together with Deborah Pearson about a dozen years ago to replace Holy Spirit’s Children’s Faith Formation Christmas luncheon with a Breakfast with St. Nick. And Chris began playing the role of St. Nick “full time” last year after brother Leo…

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Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

I’ve taken the following from the CDC feature for the December health notice. I think it’s a timely even though as a U.S. government agency they can’t mention Christmas; only the holidays. However, they somehow reminded me of an upcoming birthday with this picture and the information offered about: Food Safety Tips for the Holidays…

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An Angel in the Garage

Many months ago, Mrs. Rosaura Nunez accidentally rammed her garage door with her car smashing the garage door to smithereens and damaging her car as well.  After many attempts to repair the door by well-intentioned people over a long period of time her garage door was still inoperative.  Mrs. Nunez is a single mom whose…

Knight Hands active in Duncanville

  What a beautiful fall day it was on November 17th, 2018 as 8 Knight Hands gathered at the home of Bill Sheets located in Duncanville.  Our mission this day was to trim trees and cut down many small trees and branches in the side and back yard of Bill Sheet’s home.  Hector Rubio was…

VA Medical Center Cookout 2018

VA Medical Center Cookout 2018 On a rare bright sunny morning this fall, sixteen knights gathered for the annual cookout at the VA Medical Center on Lancaster Road in a council show of support for our veterans. Since the center’s unit we normally use for our activity was occupied we were relocated to the east…

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The Church Will Prevail!

The Church Will Prevail! In every historical period the Church has demonstrated her power to preach divine truths to the world. But the consequences of mistakes and the reality of sin gives testimony to man’s weakness. The Church therefore, could have collapsed at least four different times in her long history if not for divine…

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November Health Flyer

November Health Flyer The weather is cooler, and we’re back on Standard Time. So, it must be November already! Two things come to mind when I think of autumn: the Holidays and Travel. I can’t think of the Holidays without thinking of food. We have always had turkey for Thanksgiving at our house and either…

Knight Hands Unpack Tables

What a nice turnout on Wednesday afternoon at the Community Center as Knight Hands unpacked 49 new round tables for the church.  This should have happened on Tuesday; but circumstances with the trucking company caused the one day delay.  No issue for Mike Fitzgerald, John Balasa, Jack Ramsden, Lou Lemon or myself as we made…

Knights of Columbus and P.I.P.

For the past two years Council 8157 has participated in the Property Improvement Program (P.I.P).  P.I.P is sponsored by the Neighborhood Vitality Commission of the City of Duncanville and the First United Methodist Church of Duncanville.  Each spring and fall residents of Duncanville are invited to submit applications to the Neighborhood Vitality Commission in which…