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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.

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,…

Knight of the Month – March 2016

Luis “Tony” Gonzalez Tony has wasted little time in becoming involved in the council. Wasted no time, actually. He was inducted in November 2015 at the urging of his brother, Elio, who is himself a recent newcomer to the council. Tony jumped right in by helping out at the fish fries during Lent, has already…

Winter Blood Drive – February 2016

  Congratulations to Patrick Stepniewski and his brother helpers for what appears to be the most successful council blood drive in years on Sunday, Feb. 21. We had an official count of 50, which includes individuals who signed up to donate but couldn’t for whatever reason. The Carter Blood Care staff that came over from…

The New Lenten Fish Fry’s Begin

Another great turnout for our first Fish Fry of the 2016 Lenten Season of both Knights and parishioners. As we gathered in and out of the kitchen at the start of the evening, SK Andy Goza led us in prayers in memory of our deceased Brother Knight the late Bennie Sikorski who was present at most of the fish…

In Memory of Ronald Peter Suriano

Ronald Peter Suriano October 12, 1936 – February 1, 2016   It is with  great sense of sadness that we announce the passing of our Brother and Sir Knight Ronald Peter Suriano in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Feb. 1, 2016. SK Suriano, 79, was a former Grand Knight of Council 8157 (1999-2001) and had lived…

Basketball Free Throw Competition

Knights of Columbus council 8157 sponsored a Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Dallas on Wednesday evening, January 27, 2016. The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at…

Appreciation Dinner 2016

he annual celebration of the good works performed by the Knights of Columbus Council 8157 throughout the past year was held on Saturday, January 23, 2016. This is the Council’s way of showing gratitude and appreciation to all the Knights and their spouses who keep contributing their valuable time and efforts to our community. An Italian dinner was served consisting…

Knight of the Month – January 2016

Jim Stavinoha The council went looking for a new director of church activities late last year after Pat May earned a respite from the duties after many years. We couldn’t have picked a better successor than Jim. He has embraced the position with enthusiasm and energy. Jim hit the ground running in September with the…

Family of the Month – January 2016

Charles and Marina Turner Charles joined our council last August and wasted little time becoming involved in KC activities along with Marina. They pitched in at the Cedar Hill baseball concession stand during fall ball. Charles was one of the council’s non-Fourth Degree members who gladly volunteered to help during Assembly 2799’s annual clergy appreciation…

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Survey of Fraternal Activity for 2015

he Knights of Columbus donates millions of dollars to charitable and benevolent causes and millions of hours of volunteer community service to aid the less fortunate. To help prepare our Fraternal Survey for Supreme please complete the information requested below and return it at our next meeting or via email. This information will assist us…

Knights Help Local Resident

  Every Knight Hand project is unique and special to both those doing the job and those receiving the benefits of the labor of the Knights of Columbus.  And so it was on Thursday December 17th that 7 men of Council #8157 embarked on a singularly unique project for a resident of Duncanville.  Hector Rubio…

A Colossal Effort

Breakfast with St. Nicholas Dec 2015 hat a colossal effort by the Knights of Columbus during the “Breakfast with St. Nick” celebration this past Sunday December 13th at the Community Center.  Among the 33 Knights that helped cook, serve, and clean-up for 435 guests at this year’s celebration were 7 past Grand Knights of this…

Family of the Month – December 2015

The Daniel Rosales family For the sake of clarity, we’ll refer to the father-son council members here as Daniel and Junior. No matter the names, they are valued contributors to 8157 activities. Daniel joined the order in October 2013 and took his major degrees in February 2015. The latter occurred only weeks after Junior became…

Sir Knight Larry Balagna

Knight of the Month – December 2015

Larry Balagna Larry is a tireless contributor to council activities. It seems like we don’t scramble an egg or set up and take down a room without him pitching in. Larry is part of the regular “posse” that makes Allen Reitmeier’s Knight Hands initiative so successful. His dedication was recently on display before, during and…