There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.


Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.


Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.


Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

Mike Moloughney receives Bishop’s Award

Bishop Kevin Farrell honors recipients of 2015 Bishop’s Award for Service to the Church At a Mass and ceremony at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on February 7th, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell bestowed the Bishop’s Award for Service to the Church to Michael Moloughney and Barbara Ann Maddy of Holy Spirit and…

Pete Perta

Knight of the Month – March 2015

Peter Perta Peter began serving as our Financial Secretary in April 2013, taking on the considerable task of following Ernie Coy. He’s a charter member of Tom Greco’s degree team, also serving as financial secretary in that capacity – but wearing a robe. Peter joined our council in June 2011 and took his major degrees…

Hot pancakes for a cold February

nother pancake breakfast for our parish was served courtesy of the Duncanville Knights of Columbus. Approximately 100 breakfasts were served. The Knights who prepared, served and cleaned up were: Grand Knight Nick Kleinhaus, Jim Stavinoha, Jim Ouimet, John Espree, Jim Russell, Jim Richardson, Andy Goza, Jack Ramsden, Daniel Rosales, Sr. and Daniel Jr., Barry Barksdale, and…

Our First Fish Fry of 2015

n the first fish fry of the 2015 Lenten Season, which took place on Friday Feb 20, we served 175 regular dinners and 17 children dinners. Our menu this year featured good old American farm-grown catfish fillets breaded with our special seasoning mix and deep fried to perfection in vegetable oil. Although our original seasoning…


Support Life Buy Raffle Tickets

SUPPORT LIFE BUY RAFFLE TICKETS The Catholic Pro-Life Committee sponsors the Bishop’s 22nd Annual Pro-Life Dinner and Raffle, tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at our next meetings in March and April (see Peter Perta) or you can buy them online:     The drawing will be held at the Bishop’s 22nd…

Winter Welcome Dinner 2015

January 31, 2015   I want to thank all the Knights who helped out at the Parish Winter Welcome Dinner.  We cooked and served dinner to almost 400 parishioners and then cleaned up afterwards.  This event simply would not have been possible without your hard work and devotion.  I especially want to thank Frank Salazar…

Grand Knight’s Recap of 2014

  At the Appreciation Dinner of Jan 2015, our Grand Knight Nick Kleinhaus spoke eloquently about the accomplishments of our council over the past year. The list is long and impressive, this is what the Duncanville Knights are all about.        Accomplishments of the Duncanville Knights in 2014    

Major-Degree Ceremony – February 2015

ourteen of our council members went through the major-degree ceremony hosted in our own community center on Saturday, Feb. 7. Shawn Adams, Leslie Beene, Roy Cormier, Alan Garcia, Miguel Hernandez, Ben Luna, Jesse Radillo, Mario Ramos, Craig Reves, Daniel Rosales, Alex Sabo, Noe Saenz, Robert Tovar and Cris Valdez became members in the third degree….

Family of the Month – February 2015

Tom Greco and Helen Beggane Tom and Helen, who will celebrate their 40th anniversary in April, have been Holy Spirit parishioners since July 1982. They are familiar faces in the choir at 5:30 Mass on Saturdays, and Tom also serves as a lector. Tom and Helen each started out in Baltimore but didn’t know each…

Knight of the Month – February 2015

Ben Luna Ben earned national attention and local recognition for his actions as a Duncanville police officer on the first Saturday in January. Ben could have sparked an incident reminiscent of what happened last year in Ferguson, Mo., but didn’t shoot when confronted with what appeared to be a young man with a pistol. The…

Super Bowl Hotdog Cookout

Pictured at the Super Bowl  Hotdog Cookout this past Sunday morning are from left, Grand Knight Nick Kleinhaus, Jim Stavinoha, Andy Goza and Tom Greco. Also in attendance were Jim Russell, Mark Meyer, Robert Tovar, Gene Jones, and our newest Knight Leslie Beene. Thanks to all.  

Knight Hands Continue to Serve the Community

  Since we last reported, Knight Hands has been busy providing various services in the community, like:     Fifteen different Knights worked on these projects. As you can see, some of the projects were time consuming; while others were completed quickly.  All of the projects were important to those for whom we did the…

Roe Memorial Prayer Vigil

aturday January 17, 2015, marked the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s tragic Roe v. Wade decision of January 22, 1973, which made abortion available on demand in America through all 9 months of pregnancy. A decision that since then has led to the death of over 56 million unborn children. A prayer vigil…

Volunteer For Special Olympics

This is why we “DO WHAT WE DO”. Charity, the 1st. principle of our order is not of alms giving alone. It is the giving of time, effort and committment along with care of the less fortunate. Where better can this be done, than as a Special Olympics volunteer. Pictured is an excited David Arriga,…

Breakfast with St. Nicholas

  he small army of council elves provided an encore performance in preparing scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon and hash browns for what was an estimated 300 guests during the annual Children’s Faith Formation “Breakfast with St. Nicholas” for three hours on Sunday, Dec. 14. The KC brothers had finished fixing all of the eggs…


2014 Fraternal Activity Member Worksheet

ast year, the Knights of Columbus donated more than $167 million to charitable and benevolent causes and more than 70 million 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….

Jim Richardson FOM

Family of the Month – December 2014

 Jim and Denise Richardson Jim and Denise set a mean pace in their collective involvement at Holy Spirit and in the Catholic Church. Jim is in his first year as our council’s Deputy Grand Knight and as Faithful Navigator of Fourth Degree Assembly 2799. That means he should end two years overseeing the assembly just…

Knight of the Month – December 2014

Cris Valdez When informed he’d been named Knight of the Month for December given he has been a “whirling dervish” in recent weeks, Cris laughed and said, “I don’t know what that means!” To wit, Cris helped the council at St. Elizabeth’s fall carnival in late October before even joining the Knights a few days…

Supporting Our Vets

The Fall VA Cookout On Saturday Nov 8th our council, under the direction of Commander Dan Murphy, US Navy Ret., attended our bi-annual cookout at the VA Medical Center in Dallas. Several resident veterans and members of the outpatient substance abuse programs the VA Medical Center provides, came to dine on the burgers, hot dogs…

Sir Knight Larry Balagna

Knight of the Month – November 2014

Larry Balagna David Dybala said every time he got ready to take care of something in his capacity as the logistics manager at the parish’s recent Fall Festival, Larry had already done it. That was Larry’s M.O. for so many years, mostly recently as Northwood University’s event coordinator, before retiring in October 2013. He and…

Support Our Clergy

Clergy Appreciation Dinner Invitation Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM Holy Spirit Catholic Church Community Center   HOSTS Monsignor James F. Burnes, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 2799 SPECIAL GUESTS The Most Reverend Kevin J. Farrell, Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, all pastors, parochial vicars, deacons and wives, and…

St. Joseph’s Fall Cookout

On Saturday Oct 18 The Duncanville Knights of Columbus Council 8157 went to St. Joseph’s Residence in Oak Cliff for our biannual cookout and prepared lunch for the residents, their families, clergy and staff. We served approximately 120 people.    

Knight of the Month – October 2014

Jack Ramsden “Keep on Truckin’ “was the theme song for Jack Ramsden in recent months. He spent 200 hours helping to prepare for the Fall Festival, much of that hauling various items large and, well, larger to Holy Spirit. On one particular mission, he and his helpers spent four days going through a house, garage…