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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.

Knights Running Concession Stand at Valley Ridge Park

s many of you know by now our council has been awarded the contract to continue operating the concession stand at Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill, Texas through 2017. Thanks in large part to the relentless efforts of our brother knight Allen Reitmeier, the Cedar Hill Baseball Association’s (CHBA) spring and fall seasons will…

Annual Church Picnic

  The Knights of Council 8157 helped set up tents and cooked hot dogs and hamburgers for the Holy Spirit Catholic Church annual picnic on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The well attended picnic provided something for everyone, from DJ music in the dining hall to the bingo games and children’s games in the gymnasium. Knights…

St. Joseph’s Residence, Spring 2013

s we gathered this Saturday morning at Holy Spirit Catholic Church to collect our cooking equipment and food supplies, we realized we couldn’t have picked a better spring day for grilling out in the company of some very fine men and women. Once loaded, our caravan of several vehicles carrying 14 Knights and 3 women…

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Reminder: Major Degree This Saturday

Attention all 1st Degree Brother Knights: The Knights of Columbus Holy Spirit Council 8157 Invites all 1st Degree Knights to Complete your 2nd & 3rd Degrees In our first hosted Major Degree Ceremony! This Saturday, May 18, 2013 Arrival Time: 8:00 AM Until: 1:30 PM (approx.) Morning refreshments & lunch will be served to all…

Andy Goza Receives Texas Recruitment Award

Congratulations to Andy Goza! At the May 7th council general meeting Andy Goza received the State of Texas Knights’ Recruitment Award. This recognition was announced at the annual state convention this past April 26 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The award entitles Andy to a personalized Knights of Columbus license plate! No wonder he’s been working…

Knight of the Month – May 2013

Ernie Coy Ernie Coy had just handed over the reigns as Grand Knight of our council in the summer of 1993. (Some mileposts to help you remember then: Nolan Ryan was putting knots on the head of Robin Ventura, and Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys were trying to repeat as Super Bowl champs.) Ernie was thinking, “Now…

Family of the Month – May 2013

Tom Greco and Helen Beggane “Spirituality brought us together,” Tom Greco said of he and wife Helen Beggane, who recently celebrated their 38th anniversary with a quiet dinner and remembrances of how much they love each other. God apparently had a plan for Tom and Helen. They each started out in Baltimore but didn’t know…

Family of the Month – April 2013

Billy and Davida Callender Married 30 years, the Callenders met as Dallas teens at Don Carter’s All-Star Lanes on Walnut Hill. (Billy, as you might imagine, was hitting the pins so hard that they sailed in all directions.) They have shared their experiences as the hosts of the parish’s Marriage Enrichment program on the last…

Knight of the Month – April 2013

Brad Lamb Brad jumped right in as a new Knight during the Lenten fish fry dinners both as a fish runner and even as a fill-in fry guy. Next was his first taste of counter service at the baseball concession stand out at Valley Ridge, where he’s prepared to help on the occasional Sunday when tournament…

Family of the Month – March 2013

Andy, Susan and Madison Goza If you have enjoyed any of the freshly baked cookies available during the Lenten fish fry dinners, you can thank our Family of the Month for March – Andy, Susan and Madison Goza. That’s just part their contribution to Knights activities recently. You might not notice that many of the…

Knight of the Month – March 2013

Rey Estrellas Rey Estrellas, the council’s Knight of the Month for March, spent about seven years as both father and mother to his four children in the Philippines in the process of having his family eventually follow wife Elsa here to north Texas, which finally happened in 2002. So the man knows his way around…

Youth Ministry Spaghetti Dinner – Feb. 23, 2013

Following the lead of Italian chef Art Senato, council members prepared and served a bellissimo spaghetti dinner to a gathering of 190 people on Saturday evening, Feb. 23 to help the parish’s youth ministry fund a mission trip to Tennessee next June. It was Art and his fellow co-director for council youth activities, Larry Dumais,…

Helping Hand in the Community

In the past 30 days, Knight Hands have completed 6 projects in our parish community.  While none of these projects were “earthshaking”;  they were important to the people who received a helping hand.  Allen Reitmeier, as Director of Knight Hands, was involved in all six projects and was assisted by Jessie Ann Nobles in picking-up…

Lenten Fish Fries Begin

Thirty Knights (Al Alonzo, Celestino Rios, Ken Rarick, Dom Mascardo, Frank Hernandez, Les Migala, Juan Chapa, Benny Sikorski, Andy Goza, Frank Salazar, Mike Higgins, Jorge Ruiz, David Ybarra, Dan Murphy, Steve Zehnder, David Dybala, Brad Lamb, Greg Warr, Noe Saenz, Larry Balagna, Mike Fitzgerald, Bill Dover, John Espree, Billy Callender, Jack Ramsden, Gene Jones, Peter…

March for Life in Dallas

The theme of this year’s events was “Exodus 20:13 Thou Shalt Not Kill.”  As Bishop Farrell explained, it “is a fitting reminder from Almighty God in the year 2013, the 40th year of the legalized killing of the unborn, that life is sacred and must be protected and that the killing must end.” The morning…

Family of the Month – February 2013

Dan and Pat Murphy Dan and Pat are one of a handful of couples belonging to the Knights of Columbus council and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas court that are affiliated with Holy Spirit. Dan was the council’s Grand Knight during the fraternal years of 2002-03 and 2003-04. Pat participates in the Tuesday night…

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Knight of the Month – February 2013

Art Senato Art is a New Yorker by birth and north Texan since the Air Force sent him to Carswell AFB in 1955. He is our co-director for youth activities, right-hand man to Larry Dumais. In January alone, Art was part of the KC contingent that ran the two free-throw contests and also helped at…

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Family of the Month – January 2013

Mike and Susan Fitzgerald You might be excited to know Mike and Susan are already planning the big Saturday dinner to be served during the next Fall Festival. They’ll be going with brisket and have already conducted a taste test of rubs, back in December.  They’ve become the first family of  Festival cooking, having previously…

Knight of the Month – January 2013

Marce Tebbe Marce Tebbe displayed a wide range of skills and interests during December and January alone. When the parish’s annual Breakfast with St. Nick was in need of a new St. Nick (Leo Mattingly was recovering from eye surgery), and Marce answered the call. He and wife Brenda have helped with the decorations, set-up…

Winter Welcome – January 2013

Procuring and preparing a tasty barbecue meal for almost 200 parishioners was another relatively routine assignment for the Knights during the parish’s annual Winter Welcome hoedown in the community center gym on Friday evening, Jan. 25. The cooking, serving and clean-up contingent consisted of Al and Allen Alonzo, Juan Chapa, Chris Edwards, John Espree, Andy…

Catechist Appreciation Dinner – January 2013

An impressive number of Knights was sufficiently recovered from the council’s annual Appreciation Dinner on Saturday night, Jan. 19 (many of whom also volunteered the following morning at 8157’s winter blood drive) to staff the kitchen and also clean up for the Children’s Faith Formation annual catechist dinner hosted by Deborah Garrison on Monday evening,…

Winter Blood Drive – January 2013

Patrick Stepniewski has been coordinating blood drives at Holy Spirit since before there was a Knights of Columbus council. His well-oiled machine was on display Jan. 20, when he was unable to be on hand for our annual winter drive because he was under the weather. Andy Goza gladly pitched in, attending to many of…

Appreciation Galore

This past Saturday night, January 19, 2013, was a night to remember for those Knights of Columbus and their guests in attendance at the 4th annual Appreciation Dinner and party held in the Community Center gymnasium. The celebration was initiated and continues each year to thanks all the Knights of the Council for their efforts…

Knight of the Month – December 2012

Jim Richardson Jim was one of the thousands of people who came to our area in 1990 when the Super-Collider project was getting started in Waxahachie. For Jim and wife Denise, it was something of a homecoming for two South Texas natives. And when the project was scrubbed a few years later, those Texas roots…