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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.

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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…

The Awards Banquet 2016

Council 8157 kicked off its new fraternal year this past Saturday, July 16, 2016 with a most eventful evening. First the Knights gathered to attend Corporate Communion Mass at Holy Spirit with celebrant Fr. Eugene, a Fourth Degree Sir Knight himself. Following the mass the Knights gathered at the church’s dining hall for the Installation…

Learn to Cook Art Senato’s Famous Spaghetti Sauce

ATTENTION ALL KNIGHTS Sir Knight Art Senato has volunteered to put on a cooking clinic to share his famous spaghetti sauce recipe and teach us to make it. This may come in handy for all future Spaghetti dinners whether at church or at home. At this point we just want to get an idea of…

A message from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

Following a week of violence across the United States, the Knights of Columbus has called for a novena of prayer to heal the wounds and divisions afflicting this country. Knights, their families and all people of good will are encouraged to join in the novena (nine days of prayer) that will run from July 14-22…

Knight Hands Continues to Serve the Community

While Knight Hands has received national recognition for the work we have done thus far, for sure we are not sitting on our laurels.  By the way, if you haven’t read the article about our Council in the June issue of Columbia, I would encourage you to do so. Since the story about Knight Hands…

2016 Class A World Series

World Series Concludes I am happy and relieved to report that the 2016 little league World Series concluded about 8:30pm on Sunday June 26th after 5 days of excitement.  Although there were less teams in this years’ World Series, there was no lack of work at the concession stand at Valley Ridge and Dot Thomas. …

Our Council’s Knight Hands Program Garners National Recognition

ur Council’s Knight Hands Service Program received national (and international) recognition this month in a four-page article published in the Knights of Columbus – Columbia Magazine. Early in May of this year Knight Hands program creator/director Allen Reitmeier received notification from Supreme that they would be sending a journalist/photographer team to research and write the…

Spring cookout at St. Joseph’s

To say that the residents of St. Joseph’s Residence in Oak Cliff eagerly anticipate our semi-annual cookouts there is an understatement. As facility director Richard Hohman simply stated, “It’s a big deal.” Such was the case on Saturday, May 7, when a group of 11 brothers prepared and distributed hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, drinks, chips…

Successful Major Degree

Our congratulations to our new 3rd Degree Knights who attended the March 5, 2016 Major Degree from our council. They are: Charles Turner Ernest Alvarez Jeffrey Wallace Luis “Tony” Gonzalez Daniel Keough Juan Hernandez Tim Burns Ben Burns  

Our condolences to Fr. Eugene and family

It is with deep sorrow we report that Fr. Eugene’s 21 year old nephew died on Monday the 21st of March in Nigeria from liver failure. Brothers let us pray that God grants his family the strength to go through this most difficult time. Please keep Fr. Eugene in your thoughts and prayers. Jim Richardson Deputy…

Our Condolences to the Carrion Family

Sadly, we learned from Brother Knight Gualberto “Wally” Jr. today that his father Gualberto Carrion Sr. passed away Sunday afternoon. We extend our condolences to him and his family and ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. There will not be any local funeral service. Gualberto Jr. will fly his father’s ashes to New Jersey…

Family of the Month – March 2016

Freddy and Milly Vazquez Freddy’s ascension through the KC ranks has been a rather quick one. He joined the order in August 2015 and, on the final Saturday of February, received the baldric of the Fourth Degree. The Vazquezes moved to Duncanville within the past year as Freddy began a new chapter of his life,…