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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.

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…

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It’s Fall Festival Time

It’s Fall Festival Set Up Time It is Fall Festival set up time again and this is our call for all hands on deck to help put on a festival. The festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2018. Please take a look at the work schedule below and see how much help is needed…

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Safe Environment Program Training Offered

Safe Environment Program Training In response to the recent revelations of sexual abuse by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and others in Pennsylvania, on August 21, 2018 Supreme Knight Carl Anderson wrote a letter addressed to all Chaplains and Knights. If you have not yet read his letter click here. In the letter Carl Anderson states that the sins…

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AAP Issues Flu Vaccine Recommendations

AAP issues Flu vaccine recommendations for 2018 The new flu shot is now available. I know some of my brother Knights don’t get an annual flu shot for various reasons. I won’t try to debate anyone’s reason for not getting the flu shot except ………. As of Aug. 18, 2018, a total of 179 children…

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Blood drive – August 2018

Blood drive – August 2018 Lou Lemons jumped right in as the council’s new director of health activities by overseeing the blood drive that was held in Holy Spirit’s community center dining room on Sunday, Aug. 19. The drive collected 40 donations. Hats off to Lou and those who helped: outgoing health director Patrick Stepniewski,…

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Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness

Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having a heat-related illness. For more information contact: Lou Lemons, Health Activities Director

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New monogrammed caps

Our new monogrammed Council 8157 caps are available for purchase. Contact Andy Goza if you would like to order yours. Shirts are also available in various styles and sizes. Andy Goza andygoza@msn.com (214) 212-8114‬

Knight Hands Rock

Nel Mancenido wondered how Knight Hands could possibly remove all the rotted lumber from his gazebo deck and replace the rotted portions with new treated 2” X 6”’s in such a short period of time.  Here’s how we did it.  David Dybala had surveyed the damaged deck beforehand and determined the necessary materials to complete…