There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.


Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.


Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.


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 – January 2012

Al Alonzo has been a member of our council for less than a year. But anyone who has participated in only a handful of 8157 activities since last summer knows he’s willing and able to pitch in just about any time – and he’s probably going to bring along his trusty camera. His interest in…

Family of the Month – January 2012

Frances and Jeff Miller are the council’s Family of the Month for January. Simply put, Frances is the reason that Jeff is a Catholic. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., in an active Catholic home, one of seven siblings. Jeff grew up in a family with little religious emphasis. When they met at Auburn University…

Knight of the Month – December 2011

A man and his pickup: Bob Lamb, Knight of the Month for December, is seemingly always ready to call upon his white F-250 diesel (2000 model year) to haul the council’s traveling grill to a cookout here or there. Bob ordered it direct from the factory. Had two miles on it when he picked it…

Family of the Month – December 2011

It didn’t take Jack Whitacre long to get into the KC swing of things. He joined the council only a few months ago, and he and wife Kay (8157’s Family of the Month for December) have been front and center at a number of council functions. They were among the helpers at the annual cookout…

Family of the Month – November 2011

For the lack of a bowling alley, Pat May found a partner for life. Pat and wife Betty are 8157’s Family of the Month for November. The Duncanville residents have been parishioners since 1997, when they transferred from St. Elizabeth. All four of their grown children – Mary, Teresa, Timothy and Susan – attended St….

Knight of the Month – November 2011

Our Knight of the Month for November is a unique selection given that he isn’t a member of our council. But “drop-in” Mike Mann has exhibited the KC work ethic to the benefit of 8157 and Holy Spirit since he was sent from his home in Maryland early last fall to work in south Dallas…

Family of the Month – October 2011

Al and Sally Alonzo, among the founding families of the parish back in 1974, are our Family of the Month for October. Al joined the council a few months ago along with the couple’s younger son, Allen. Al has become a regular at pancake break-fasts, cookouts and recently joined the Awareness Committee in launching the…

Knight of the Month – October 2011

David Dybala put his Texas A&M engineering degree to good use for the Knights of Columbus recently when he helped Allen Reitmeier map out construction of a wheelchair ramp on a Knight Hands project. Activities like that helped earn David recognition as Council 8157’s Knight of the Month for October. David left Aggieland in 1972…

Family of the Month – September 2011

To learn why Mike and Susan Fitzgerald were chosen as the council‘s Family of the Month for September, look elsewhere in this publication and read how they were major contributors to the Knights‘ efforts for the Fall Festival. Here, you‘ll learn how Susan and Mike came to Holy Spirit. Mike moved to Dallas from his…

Knight of the Month – September 2011

Father-son combinations in a council are hardly a rarity in the Knights of Columbus. But in the case of Josh Estrellas, 8157‘s Knight of the Month for September, the sequence of their memberships is kind of like swimming upstream. Josh, a 20-year-old student at El Centro, took his first degree in June. And now his…

Family of the Month – August 2011

Art Senato and Maureen White, the council‘s Family of the Month for August, share a fondness for baseball in general and the Texas Rangers in particular. That‘s something of a hardball culture shock for a guy from New York and a woman from New Jersey. And they see the Rangers from different perspectives – literally….

Knight of the Month – August 2011

Three years at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving. Five years at St. Mary in Houston. Fr. Arthur Unachukwu didn‘t need to do the math: “That‘s a long time”,  he said with a sigh. And 8157‘s Knight of the Month for August says he‘ll forever be grateful for the support that he received on a regular…

Knight of the Year 2010-2011

Mike has been a stellar performer this past fraternal year, not only in his position as Treasurer, but in many other activities through-out the year including: helping at every breakfast, helping at every fish fry, working at the ballpark when called upon, helping during all phases of the Fall Festival, helping with the Seminarian cook-out,…

Family of the Month – July 2011

The summer schedule for David and Veronica Ybarra, 8157‘s Family of the Month for July, featured a trip throughout the Southwest. That included stopping in to see family and old friends in El Paso. David graduated from Riverside High School, and Veronica went to Jefferson. They met as teenagers when David attended a party being…

Knight of the Month – July 2011

“A lot of people gripe about thankless jobs,”  says Juan Chapa, Knight of the Month for July. “When you‘re in the Knights, you can work your butt off but you don‘t feel thankless.” Juan has been a council member since the mid-1990’s, about 10 years after moving his family to Duncanville. He ushered with Alfonso…