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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 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…

Family of the Month – October 2012

If there was a Holy Spirit decathlon, our Family of the Month for October – Jack and Juanita Ramsden – would at least be among those worthy of earning a gold medal. It’s almost difficult to get a grasp on the number of ministries and parish activities that they take part in regularly. There’s Community…

Fall Festival Time

“Heavy lifting” is an apt phrase both figuratively and literally when describing the Knights’ involvement at the parish’s annual Fall Festival held during the final weekend of September. And that’s nothing new for this group. It starts months before the first hot dog is tossed onto the grill, when the rummage group looks to the…

Centenarians Celebrate 83 Years of Marriage

by CYNTHIA IZAGUIRRE Reprinted from WFAA.com/news/local/Centenarians-169475766.html Posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM Updated Wednesday, Sep 12 at 12:06 PM WAXAHACHIE – When Juan and Amelia Rojas say it feels like they have been married for almost 100 years, they actually mean it. September 2012 marked 83 years together. “Since 1930,” Juan said. At…

Knight of the Month – September 2012

Jim Kowalski If you’re looking to judge the commitment to our order of Jim Kowalski, September’s Knight of the Month, simply check the man’s odometer. He’s usually on the road three or four nights a week fulfilling his duties as assistant diocesan deputy for membership. From Bonham south to Corsicana, Greenville west to Grand Prairie….

Family of the Month – September 2012

A peek inside Holy Spirit’s gym anytime from July to the final weekend of September provides a hint of who was named the council’s Family of the Month for September. Jack and Teddie Anderson are the unofficial first family of the parish’s rummage sale during the annual Fall Festival. Teddie is the chairman of the…

Holy Trinity Seminary Cook-Out

On “Blue Moon” Friday, August 31st, a number of Knights ventured to the Holy Trinity Seminary at the University of Dallas in Irving to cook for the seminarians there.  Those Knights were  Frank Hernandez, Ed O’Brien, Marce and Brenda Tebbe, Mike Fitzgerald (who also baked and brought over 200 cookies), Andy Goza, Pat May, Al…

Knight of the Month – August 2012

Tom Greco, Knight of the Month for August, has been the primary force behind the establishment of the council’s new Degree Team. Tom has been driven to accomplish this since taking his first degree in November 2007. “I found the words so meaningful and inspiring,” he said. “I told myself, ‘Some day, I want to…

Family of the Month – August 2012

It was good to see David and Veronica Ybarra, the Family of the Month for August, helping at the Fall Festival. They haven’t been able to make many council functions of late. David was scheduled to ascend from Chancellor to Deputy Grand Knight this past summer. But his KC plans and the couple’s lives changed…

Knight of the Month – July 2012

Allen Reitmeier was named the council’s Knight of the Month for July, following his fifth ultra-successful season of supervising operations of 8157’s concession stands during the Cedar Hill Baseball Association’s spring play. He estimated Knights put in 300-350 man-hours at the stands. Allen does the scheduling and stocking of the stands, duties that he was…

Family of the Month – July 2012

The efforts of the council’s Family of the Month for July, Marce and Brenda Tebbe, were readily seen by many parishioners yet also out of sight from all but a few. The Tebbes planned and constructed most of the props and decorations that made Deborah Garrison’s “SKY” VBS week come alive for the parish kids…

Family of the Month – June 2012

Our June Family of the Month, Russell and Tricia Gully, met in Austin. Tricia was working in Austin and attended a monthly meeting of her parish’s young adults organization. That happened to take place in Russell’s apartment. (The ministry chaplain later celebrated their wedding Mass.) The Gullys have been parishioners since 1986, when they moved…

Knight of the Month – June 2012

John Espree, June’s Knight of the Month, grew up in central Louisiana’s Evangeline Parish and moved to Texas at the age of 18. That’s why his e-mail address includes “cajun56texan75.” John and wife Bonnie started attending Holy Spirit in the early 2000s. John’s hometown is Mamou, hailed as the “Cajun Music Capital of the World.”…

Family of the Month – May 2012

Hector Lopez and wife Letty, the Family of the Month for May, are proud graduates of Falfurrias High School in the small town of the same name located about 80 miles north of McAllen on U.S. Highway 281. They’ve been married for 36 years. “And we dated seven years,” Hector added, “so we’ve been together…

Knight of the Month – May 2012

The camaraderie that Bennie Sikorski, Knight of the Month for May, experiences volunteering for the council reminds him of the bonds that he shared through 23 years of Army life. “You’re quite close to your fellow military,” he noted. His KC activities include a weekly “shift” with the frying unit during fish fry Fridays. Bennie…

Family of the Month – April 2012

Juan and Lupita Chapa, Family of the Month for April, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in March with a trip to Las Vegas. While Lupita enjoyed the slot machines, their itinerary did take them outdoors. Way outdoors: the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. The Chapas met 42 years ago when Juan, who’d moved from…

Knight of the Month – April 2012

Rod Kinard is the Knight of the Month for April. Rod is a native of Abilene, Texas but was off to Lubbock only months after his birth; his father graduated from Hardin Simmons University and got his first teaching/coaching job there. The family’s next stops were in Oklahoma, first to Moore (just south of Oklahoma…

Rectory Fence Expanded

On the morning of March 2, 2012, David Dybala, Ken Rarick, Jorge Barragan, Mike Rumsay, Marce Tebbe, Hector Lopez, Al Alonzo, Bob Lamb and Allen Reitmeier met at the back yard of the parish house and begin the job of moving the backyard fence about 16′ to make the back yard big enough to house…

Knight of the Month – March 2012

Our Knight of the Month for March is Larry Dumais. He’s a handy guy – runs multiple businesses related to construction and home re-pairs. But recently he has also has become much more handy in the kitchen. Wife Cathleen went back to school on top of her job in the Cedar Hill ISD, where she…

Family of the Month – March 2012

Ed and Betty O’Brien are the council’s Family of the Month for March, and March is indeed a busy time for our past Grand Knight from the fraternal years of 2004-05 and ‘05-06. Ed does the purchasing for the weekly Lenten fish fry dinners. It can be a tricky exercise to make sure there’s enough…

Knight of the Month – February 2012

Work ethic has never been an issue with Frank Salazar, our Deputy Grand Knight and the council’s Knight of the Month for February. Frank owned an auto parts export company in Waxahachie for almost 20 years. The business drastically changed following 9/11, and the political climate in one country that was one of his major…