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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.

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…

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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…

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…