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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.

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…

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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…

Fall 2015 Baseball Season Ends

The Fall little league baseball season concluded this past Sunday  with the “Strike Out for Hunger” tournament benefiting the Cedar Hill food pantry held on November 14th and 15th at Valley Ridge Park.  Fourteen Knights gave of their time and effort to work 4.5 hour shifts at this tournament – the last event of the…

VA Cookout Nov 2015

The Knights of Council 8157 demonstrated our respect and appreciation for the Veterans’ military service at the VA Hospital in Dallas once again this past Saturday November 14. We served a burger and hot dog lunch to about 45 Veterans, most of whom continue to struggle with chemical dependency or are in recovery in the aftermath of…

Hike for Life 2015

The Hike for Life 2015 managed to get off the ground thanks in large part to the efforts of Andy Goza and Jim Russell. Although the weather did not cooperate (it rained pretty hard that morning) a few brave hikers, about 16 in total, did get out there and get a little hiking done before the…

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Membership Dues

Brother Knights, The new year is quickly approaching so it’s time to pay our 2016 annual dues. For every member in our council, we have to pay per year approximately $24 out of the $30 annual dues to the TX State KofCand the KofC Supreme Council for for membership and charitable activities (Honorary Life Members excluded). For every member that is not…

Family of the Month – November 2015

Andy, Susan and Madison Goza If you didn’t notice Andy, Susan or Madison hard at work at some point during the parish’s recent fall festival, you weren’t looking hard enough. Andy served as one of the co-chairmen of the festival, from the planning stages months earlier to the post-teardown get-together out in the parking lot…

Knight of the Month – November 2015

Ed O’Brien Ed is one of many past Grand Knights of 8157 who continue to be active in council activities. Before you know it, it will time for Lenten fish fries and Ed will be taking his shopping list to stock up each week. He has previously filled a similar role in advance of parish…

Busy Month for Knight Hands

October 2015 turned out to be a very busy time for Knight Hands; we completed 11 projects during the month.  Most memorable was replacing a fence at Gabriele Hardin’s home; memorable because while drilling new holes for the fence posts we (actually Allen) ruptured the main gas line.  What with the fire department on scene…

Knights were again integral to success of parish fall festival

he “Strong Right Arm of the Church” again had its considerable hand prints all over this year’s Holy Spirit fall festival, which took place during its traditional final weekend of September. There was plenty of fun, fellowship and food, with more than $65,000 raised for the parish. That revenue is planned to go toward purchase…

St. Joseph’s Residence Fall 2015 Cookout

f all the community activities we perform in our council, the bi-annual St. Joseph’s Residence Cookout seems to be consistently one of the more spiritually rewarding for the Knights who participate. Maybe it’s the warm welcome we receive from the staff and the smiles on the faces of the senior residents as they watch us set up with anticipation….

Knight of the Year 2015

election as Council 8157’s Knight of the Year is typically the result of outstanding commitment and service. Jim Richardson, our 29th annual honoree this past summer, sees it from the opposite perspective. Jim said receiving what he considered an unexpected honor presents a challenge to continue to live out the order’s four core values. His…