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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.

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…

St Nick in the House

On December 9, 2012, St Nick (played by Marce Tebbe) made his appearance in the gymnasium at the Community Center at Holy Spirit Church for the annual “breakfast with St Nick” celebration.  Deborah Garrison, in collaboration with Chris Edwards, spearheaded the affair with the Knights of Columbus doing their part as “chief cook and bottle…

Council Receives Prestigious Awards

Bill Dover, District Deputy of District #86, presented our Grand Knight, Frank Salazar, two very prestigious awards this past December 4, 2012 as the regular general business meeting.  The ceremony was brief and without a lot of fanfare; yet the magnitude of the accomplishments of this Council were validated by these awards.  First up was the…

District Deputy Seeks Help

During the general business meeting of December 4, 2012, Bill Dover spoke of the many happenings during the mid-year meeting and presented the Council with three wards.  What Bill failed to talk about was the District Deputies of Dallas and their efforts to assist seminarian.  As you know, Knights have long supported seminarians through the…

Corporate Communion

Some one once asked, “Who are the Knights”?  This past Saturday evening, Nov. 17, 2012 at the 5:30 p.m. Mass, you could see who the Knights are.  There was a priest, a deacon, an alter server, a musician, members of the choir, ushers, Eucharist ministers, members of the 4th Degree Honor Guard and an assembly…

Pancake Breakfast

Nineteen Knights worked this past Sunday morning November 10 at the Community Center to set up the gymnasium, cook breakfast fare, serve the guests, and clean up everything when the event was complete.  In no particular order the Knights were:  Dan Murphy, Ken Rarick, Jim Richardson, Art Senato. Les Migala, Tom Greco, Frank Hernandez, Al…

Drivers Needed

NCBC Transportation Needed for Bishops We are in need of drivers for about 200+ Bishops, Cardinals and other dignitaries coming to Dallas on February 4– 7, 2013 for the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) workshop being help at the Omni Mandalay Hotel located at 221 East Las Colinas Blvd., Irving.  A large number of drivers…

Special Olympics Bowling

Many volunteers joined together from October 30th to November 9th at the USA Bowling alley in north Dallas near Walnut Hill Lane to help over 1,100 Special Olympic athletes from all over north Texas compete in bowling.  The Knights were there in force to help direct the athletes from their lanes to the award stations,…

40 Days For Life Wrap Up

The “40 Days For Life” campaign was held from September 26th – November 4th with 24 hours a day prayer vigils in front of the Southwestern Late Term Abortion Center at 8616 Greenville Ave in north Dallas.  There were over 4,000 participants from many North Texas churches and organizations, like the Knights of Columbus and…

Hospitalized Veterans Honored

What a show of strength by the Knights of Council 8157 as they honored the men and women who served their country and are now paying the price. This past Saturday, November 10th, 16 Knights (and 4 significant others) cooked and served those veterans currently hospitalized at the Veterans Hospital in Lancaster. Art Senato &…

Baseball

The fall little league baseball season finished with a “thud”. The last two tournaments were cancelled – one due to weather and another due to lack of interest. And so now the concessions stands will be idle until the Spring season which will begin the last weekend in March. During the fall season we attended…

Family of the Month – November 2012

Jorge Ruiz discovered his appetite for art and creativity at a young age, soon after emigrating from Ecuador to New York City and reuniting with his parents and six siblings. His wife, Kathie, knew by the time that she reached her junior year of high school that she wanted to build a career in a…

Knight of the Month – November 2012

Chris Edwards For Chris Edwards, the council’s Knight of the Month for November, membership as a rank-and-file Knight these days is a relatively new experience. He joined the council soon after going through RCIA classes at Holy Spirit in 2004 and was a member of 8157 for only a little more than a year before…

Knight Hands on the Job

                David Dyabla joined Hector Lopez and Allen Reitmeier in completing the latest Knight Hand project at the home of David and Barbara Koegl this past Saturday morning October 27th, 2012. While the project only took 4 total man/hours, it was another hassle removed from the lives of…

Knights Cook for St. Joseph Residents

Eleven Knights from this Council spent the Saturday morning of October 13th, 2012 cooking and entertaining the residents of St. Joseph’s assisted living residence located on West Prembroke Avenue in Oak Cliff.  Chris and Trevor Edwards, Dan Murphy, Frank Salazar, Andy Goza, Pat May, Art Senato, Marce and Brenda Tebbe, Mike Fitzgerald, Tim Hart and…

Knight of the Month – October 2012

Doug Skierski Doug Skierski, the council’s Knight of the Month for October, is engaged to George Steinbrenner’s daughter from New York. No, not that Steinbrenner. But Terri Steinbrenner’s father is named George. And she has recently shifted her base of operations as an executive director in charge of bankruptcy deposit investment services for JPMorgan Chase from…