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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.

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…

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…