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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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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…

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Council 8157 voted Dallas Diocese Chapter Council of the Year!

The Knights of Columbus Council 8157 was awarded the high honor of “DDC Council of the Year” (out of 60 councils in the Diocese) at the Dallas Diocese Chapter Year End Meeting and Awards Banquet. The sold out event took place at Council 799 Hall in Dallas on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Special guest speaker for the…

St. Joseph’s Luncheon

What a beautiful scene it was on Saturday morning/afternoon May 12th, 2018, as the Knights of Columbus and some of their mates and grandchildren gathered at the St Joseph assisted living home in Oak Cliff for the semi-annual cook-out for the 55 residents who live there and their families.  On this day before Mother’s day…

Council 8157 Helps Bring Running Water to African Village

Joachim Edozie Okoli went by “Edo.” Close to graduating in law early in 2016, he was a shining light to everyone in his family and in his community, the small, southeastern Nigerian village of Umuonyiuka within the town of Ufuma. He was born in 1991. Two years later, one of his uncles – Eugene Okoli…

PIP Days and Knight Hands Replace Fence

Our Council’s commitment to helping our community was evident during the City of Duncanville’s PIP Days program on Saturday May 5th, 2018. The project assigned to our Knight Hands team consisted of replacing a dilapidated six feet high wooden fence for a neighbor in need. The fence which enclosed the backyard on two sides spanned…

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Elections Nominating Committee Named

To All KofC Council 8157 Brothers: I have appointed the Nominating Committee of Council 8157 brother knights who will have the responsibility of preparing the slate of eligible candidates for the election of officers who will take office on July 1, 2018. The Nominating Committee will be chaired by our worthy advocate SK Russell Gulley who will…

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Help Your Council During the Coming Baseball Season

To all Council 8157 brothers: Our Concession Committee has reached out to every brother who has access to our website with the notice of the start of our Baseball Season this coming weekend at both Valley Ridge and Dot Thomas fields. We have full schedules for both fields and some of you have already volunteered…

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Attention: April 3rd Meeting rescheduled to Apr 10

The April 3rd General Membership meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday April 10th due to the church being closed. The Degree Team will be rescheduling their meeting originally set for April 10th for another night as well.

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The Holy Spirit Golf Tournament

Download Official Entry Form   Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville welcomes you to participate in the 30th annual Holy Spirit Golf Tournament & Awards Dinner, on Saturday, April 14, 2018. All members of Holy Spirit plus family and friends are invited to participate. GOLF TOURNAMENT The golf tournament will be held at The Golf…

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The 2018 Lent Season Fish Frys Kick Off

A well attended dinner event marked the start of our 2018 Lenten Season Fish Frys this past Friday evening February 16. Once again this year our Church Activities Director Jim Stavinoha continues to surprise us with new menu features and his addition of the Po Boy shrimp sandwich was a welcome culinary delight. To ensure…

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District 2018 Free Throw Competition

Council 8157 Knights conducted the District Free Throw Competition at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church on Monday, February 12 at 6 PM. The event was led by District Deputy Andy Goza who was assisted by fellow Knights, Larry Balagna, James Smith, Tom Greco, Jeff Miller, Jim Stavinoha, Jim Russell and Jorge Ruiz. The winners…

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Pro-Life Raffle Tickets On Sale Now

Brother Knights, I will be selling Pro-Life raffle tickets at each of the K of C fish fries during Lent. Also, I will be selling raffle tickets in the Narthex after all Masses on March 17-18, April 1st, April 7-8 and April 14-15. 25th Annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner Raffle proceeds go to benefit the Catholic…

Knight Hands Complete Another Project

On the morning of Saturday January 13th, 7 Knights of Columbus met at the home of Allen Reitmeier to tackle the next Knight Hands project.  We all drove from there to the home site.  The project involved removing a fallen tree branch from the roof on the home of George (Mark) Dugger located at 1318 Carroll…

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2018 Membership Dues Notice

Brother Knights, Happy New Year! It’s time for our 2018 annual dues. For every member in our council, we have to pay per year approximately $26.50 out of the $30 annual dues to the Texas and Supreme for membership and charitable activities (Honorary Life Members excluded). For every member that is not current on their dues, we have to…

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Breakfast with St. Nicholas – December 2017

There are so many special days during the year in which our council and Holy Spirit parish come together to provide a memorable and rewarding experience for parishioners and their relatives and guests. One such occasion is Children’s Faith Formation’s “Breakfast with St. Nicholas,” which was held on Sunday, Dec. 10. It’s a time in…

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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…