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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.

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…

Family of the Month – October 2015

Jack and Juanita Ramsden The Ramsdens again played a quiet-but-substantial role in the success of the parish’s recent Fall Festival. They coordinated pickups of furniture and other large and heavy items for sale during the festival’s rummage sale for months before the actual two-day event. Jack was also literally picking up many of the items…

Knight of the Month – October 2015

Dan Murphy Dan has been very active lately both within and beyond his duties as our director of community activities. He is organizing the next semi-annual cookout at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Oak Cliff, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10. That comes on the heels of 8157’s annual cookout for the seminarians…

Saint James says…..

In the readings this past Sunday, St. James says it is not enough to hope those who are in need will find help. It is not ecough even to pray they find help. What we must do is step up and help those in need. That spirit was exemplified this past Wednesday September 16th when…

Rocking Seminarians

his past Friday September 4th the Duncanville Knights headed out to Holy Trinity Seminary of Dallas once again to show our appreciation for the young men who are making the lifetime commitment to the catholic vocations. Traditionally we provide their Friday evening meals twice per year, in the spring and fall and we’ve been serving…

Jim Richardson named Knight of the Year

  Jim Richardson named Knight of the Year 2014-2015 At the Installation of Officers Ceremony this past Saturday July 11th, 2015, it was announced that the new Knight of the Year Award goes to Sir Knight Jim Richardson. Our sincere congratulations to our worthy Deputy Grand Knight on this well deserved recognition from his peers of Council 8157….

Family of the Month – July 2015

James and Judy Smith During the youth baseball World Series in Cedar Hill in late June, James was one of the members of the baseball operations committee who dealt with the seemingly incessant need to stock the concession stands. He performed admirably, especially for someone still trying to work the kinks out of a second…

World Series Recap

Little League Baseball Season Ends on a High Note While there were many rained-out games during the regular little league baseball season, there was no shortage of games played during the just completed Class A World Series.  The city of Cedar Hill went “all out” in preparing the park and the baseball fields for the…

St. Joseph’s cookout – May 2015

Knights service to the Catholic community comes without any expectation of congratulations. We’ve come to expect an appreciative group at the St. Joseph’s Residence Home in Oak Cliff, and the reaction to our regular spring cookout on Saturday, May 9 was no different. But there was an aspect of the thanks this time that was…

5th Year Anniversary

As we approach the 5th year anniversary of the beginning of Knight Hands, I would like to summarize what has transpired these past five years.  First of all, I would like to thank those who participated in the various projects over the years.  Since our first project, which we completed for James and Judy Smith…

Knight of the Month – April 2015

La’Don Wright La’Don completed a quick journey through the order’s degrees, from his First Degree ceremony in November 2013 to Major Degrees in February 2014 to entry into the Fourth Degree last December. During his first year in the order, he earned the coveted Shining Armor Award. That’s earned by “rookie” members who accomplish five…

Family of the Month – April 2015

Carlos and Melisa Limones The seven-member Limones family were veritable season-ticket holders for the parish’s fish-fry dinners during Lent. “And the kids don’t even like fish,” Carlos noted. Plus, he chipped in as part of the council’s dinner work force, too. Carlos joined the council in June 2014. He’s a graduate of Duncanville High and…

We are called to guard a visiting Icon

Brother Knights we have been called upon to provide security and support during the visit of this ICON to Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos – St Theresa at 2601 Singleton Rd in Dallas (just west of Hampton Rd). The support needed is similar to the support we provided last year during the…

Help Needed Moving Chairs

We are looking for help with moving and setting up chairs on the following days: Wednesday, April 1:  help starting at 9am to move chairs over to the church. Friday, April 3:  help starting at 9am to set-up overflow chairs in narthex and rental chairs in the gym Monday, April 6: help starting at 9am…