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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. Joseph’s cookout – May 2017

Dan Murphy, our director of community activities, headed another enthusiastic group of Knights on Saturday, May 13 to prepare and serve a cookout lunch for those who live at St. Joseph’s Residence in Oak Cliff along with their families and friends. That was the Saturday before Mother’s Day, and that’s never a coincidence in the…

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Rosary Rally Honoring Our Lady of Fatima

Join us for a Rosary Rally honoring the 100th Anniversary of Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at Noon Duncanville Armstrong Park Amphitheater 100 James Collins Blvd. Duncanville TX 75116 (parking available off of James Collins Blvd or Wheatland Rd at City Hall) Please invite others to join us in prayer.

Knight Hands and the City

On May 3rd of 2017, The Knights of Columbus, through the Knight Hands program, collaborated with the City of Duncanville and participated in P.I.P Days (Property Improvement Program).  Betty Dunn, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Duncanville first introduced  Knight Hands to  P.I.P and encouraged Knight Hands to repair a home designated…

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The 113th State Convention in Dallas April 28-30

All Knights are invited to attend the 113th Texas State Convention All Knights and their families are invited to join us for Texas’ 113th State Convention to be held on April 28-30, 2017 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Registration starts this Friday morning. Please see the schedule below, there are lots of activities…

Our Council Will Host Major Degree April 1

The Knights of Council 8157 invite you to attend our Major Degree Ceremony for 2nd & 3rd Degrees Saturday, April 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 AM Morning refreshments & Lunch will be served to all new 2nd & 3rd Degree Members. RSVP by Thursday, March 30, 2017 Tom Greco (972) 298-6168, Jim Richardson (214) 952-1257 Attention: Councils with candidates…

Free-throw contest – January 2017

The council’s annual free-throw contest was held in the gym at St. Elizabeth School in Oak Cliff on Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, with nine boys participating. Since the council event doubled as the District 109 competition, the five age-group winners all advanced directly to the state contest. That will be held at nearby Bishop Dunne…

Breakfast with St. Nicholas

The annual Christmas celebration for which the Knights provide the culinary manpower for the parish’s Children’s Faith Formation held on Sunday morning, Dec. 11, was another example of how math works for Council 8157. The call went out for “about 10” volunteers to work the event, with two hours of preparation preceding the serving hours…

Our 2016 cookout at Dallas’ VA hospital

The council contingent that provided lunch on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the VA hospital on South Lancaster Road included a half-dozen of our own  veterans (our “host,” community activities director Dan Murphy; our annual “sponsor” of this event, Bill Dover; Jim Stavinoha; La’Don Wright; Arthur Rodriguez; Tom Greco) plus some 8157 families (James Smith, daughter…

Family of the Month – November 2016

James and Judy Smith James signed on as one of the charter members of our new football concessions committee this fall, and he was supported in grand style by Judy, daughter Jamie Emerson and Jamie’s daughter, Caroline. James reported to the stand every Saturday before sunrise to begin setting up the frying area outside behind…

Knight Hands Serves DFW Regnum Christi

In our most ambitious project to date, Knight Hands helped the Consecrated Women of DFW Regnum Christi with various home maintenance projects inside and outside of their residence near Dallas Love Field Airport. An elegant but aging large 1970’s-style mansion occupying a couple of acres of land is home to fourteen resident women who lead…

Knight Hands at Work

  David Dybala and Jose Montoya worked 6 straight hours replacing a safety balcony porch railing at the home of Sue Sehi this past Monday morning/afternoon.  Hector Rubio, the sponsoring Knight for this project, kicked in 5+ hours as well and Efrain Ochoa assisted until he had to leave to attend a funeral.  This job…

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Next Council Meeting Date Has Changed

Be advised that the next regularly scheduled General Council meeting has been rescheduled from November 1st to Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Inspiration in the First Degree

On Tuesday evening October 25, 2016 our Degree Team performed another inspiring ceremony and welcomed into the order ten new Knights. Three other councils brought their candidates in from Dallas and Grand Prairie while our own Council 8157 welcomed one new Knight, Leonardo Estrada from Holy Spirit Parish. Despite the crowded room conditions we had to…

Baseball – Year #9 Ends

Since the beginning of little league baseball at Valley Ridge Park in the spring of 2008, the Knights of Columbus of this council have been manning the concession stands in Cedar Hill – mainly at Valley Ridge Park.  We have, however, also worked at Dot Thomas Park, the Community Center Park and Parkerville Park as…

Appreciating Our Seminarians

Our council’s support and appreciation of our young men of faith who choose the path to the priesthood was demonstrated on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 with the annual cookout for the Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas. Our council also provides two enrolled seminarians with an annual scholarship as part of our support for the vocations. This…

Holy Spirit Fall Festival 2016

It took more than a downpour to dampen our spirits as the Knights made their annual indispensable contribution to Holy Spirit’s fall festival. The festival was again under the guidance of a chairman from the KC’s, Chris Kubin. Chris has been overseeing the festival’s food preparation for years and took command of the entire operation…

Football Concession Running Steady

ur new football concession operation at Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill may have been off to a slow start due to weather delays and a slightly lower than expected team participation but it is now running steady. Come take a look at the new shiny stainless steel equipment we installed inside and out of the facility….

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Family of the Month – September 2016

David and Clara Dybala David and Clara have been married since June 1971, not long after they met at a wedding dance themselves. They grew up in the small Czech community of Fairchild southwest of Houston. David joined the Knights in June 1978 and took his major degrees a few months later. He’s an engineering…

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Knight of the Month – September 2016

Pete Perta Pete is in his fourth year as our Financial Secretary, having taken the baton from his long-time predecessor, Ernie Coy, in April 2013. Pete moved to the Dallas area in 2010. He joined our council in June 2011 and took his major degrees only a few months later. Pete is a charter member…

Prayers for the Alvarez Family

Brothers, Late yesterday afternoon Brother Knight Ernest Alvarez admitted his wife Carmen, who is suffering from a serious medical condition, into Methodist Hospital in Dallas on an emergency basis. This morning she was in the ICU and was scheduled to go into surgery at around 8:30 this morning. Brothers please keep Ernest and Carmen Alvarez,…

Family of the Month – August 2016

Ben and Renee Luna Ben and Renee met back at Mesquite High and have been married 21 years. They have a daughter, Sayla, who graduated from Red Oak High in 2014. Ben is a member of the Duncanville Police Department, and peace officers and first responders surely deserve our respect and appreciation now more than…

Knights host successful blood drive – August 2016

  It’s time again for a tip of the hat for Pat. That would be Patrick Stepniewski, who has been organizing our council blood drives for years. Even before that, when Holy Spirit had a men’s club instead of a KC entity. The drive that was held in the community center dining room on Aug….

Let’s get ready for some Football?

Brothers, Our Council has been presented an amazing opportunity that will allow us to expand our ability to provide Charity work for our parish and our community. As most of you know by now, we are in talks with the Cedar Hill Football Association and Cheer to operate their Football fields Concession Stand during the…

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KC Council 8157 Special Meeting Called

Council 8157 Grand Knight Jim Richardson has called a special meeting of all council members to be held on: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM This special meeting will be held at our regular meeting room at the Holy Spirit Church Community Center. The purpose of this special meeting is to conduct a second…