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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 Festival 2014

sk anyone if they can remember the last time we had two gorgeous sunny days in a row during Holy Spirit’s Fall Festival and you’d have enough time to run and get a Funnel Cake before they could think of an answer. The fact is that it has rained for most of the day on…

Catechists Appreciation Brunch

n appreciation of the many people who teach our community’s children the principles of our Catholic Faith, Holy Spirit provided a breakfast/brunch for them and their families. Under the direction of Deborah Garrison, Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator, the Holy Spirit staff planned and decorated the dining room beautifully for approximately 200 people. The Duncanville Knights were…

Knight Hands Update

  Knight Hands have been on the job these past three months completing projects #92 through #99.  Included in these projects was a tree trimming job for Yolanda Sanchez which involved cutting down three trees and trimming two others.  Seven Knights – Abel Lugo, Rod Kinard, Jorge Ruiz, Jim Stavinoha, Ray Rivera, John Espree and…

Fall Baseball 2014

Fall baseball is in full swing with games every Tuesday and Saturdays from September 6th through October 11th.  Thanks to Jose Montoya, Jim Myers and Ray Rivera for cleaning and preparaing the concession stands, to Andy Goza and James Smith for supplying the concession stands and to Greg Warr for accounting for the receipts.  And,…

In Support of the Moloughney Family

e at Holy Spirit Catholic Church have a family that is now experiencing real hardship due to a traffic accident involving one of their precious daughters, Jennifer. Michael and Karen Moloughney with their family of three girls and one boy are very active in our parish and always ready to step forward in service to…

Knight of the Month – September 2014

Mike Moloughney Mike took both his first and major degrees early in 2005 and is scheduled to advance to the Fourth Degree on Sept. 27. “Just bought my tux,” he noted.  His list of council and Holy Spirit activities includes serving as 8157’s Pro Life Director and doubling that up under the parish’s outreach ministry,…

A show of Support

s always, it was a treat to be part of the team of Knights that gave of their time to show support for the young seminarians at Holy Trinity Seminary located at 3131 Hagan Drive in Irving on Friday evening September 12th.  The show of support was in the form of a cook-out for the…

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Family of the Month – September 2014

David and Clara Dybala It’s an understatement when David politely confirms his Catholic faith is “very, very important” to him. He and Clara have been part of the Holy Spirit community since 1985, when he took a job with the City of Dallas and they moved from Waco. They grew up in a Czech community…

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Summer Blood Drive

ur summer blood drive this past Sunday, August 17th turned out to be quite successful despite the threat of inclement weather. Not only did we have a record turnout of just under 40 donors, we also had 2 of the youngest donors in our blood drives ever, two 16 year-old girls. Accompanied by her entire…

Family of the Month – August 2014

Allen and Linda Reitmeier The term “downtime” is relatively inaccurate whenever describing Allen and Linda. Little time passes between their various activities involving Holy Spirit. Allen joined the council in November 2007 and took his major degree in January 2008. He has overseen the council’s youth baseball concession stand since fall 2008, this spring welcoming…

Looking for a few good men

he Knights are looking for a few good men. The truth is we are always looking for a few good men but this time we are looking for a few brother Knights we have lost contact with. If you know any of the following men please ask them to contact the Council via email or…

Knight Hands – many Knight Hands

n the morning of August 2nd (a cool morning for Texas in August), seven Knights set out to help a neighbor in need.  Knight Hands had accepted an application for assistance from Yolanda Sanchez to cut and trim her trees at her residence in Duncanville.  Abel Lugo, Rod Kinard, Jorge Ruiz, Jim Stavinoha, Ray Rivera,…

Corporate Communion & Potluck Dinner

n Saturday July 19 we held the council’s second quarter Corporate Communion Mass and our first and quite successful Potluck Dinner of the year. We had a turnout of over 50 guests who came out to enjoy Mike Fitzgerald’s Famous Beef Brisket and brought with them a smorgasbord of side dishes that ranged from pasta,…

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Pro-Life Updates

2014 Duncanville Hike for Life Our second annual Hike for Life in Duncanville will take place on Saturday October 11th at Armstrong Park in Duncanville, TX. We will start promptly at 8:00 am with registration and give out H4L shirts for everyone who raised $20.00 or more. After registration, Fr. Joe Lee will give a…

World Series 2014

ixty-six Knights from Council 8157 volunteered to work at one of the concession stands during the little league World Series tournament completed on Sunday June 29th.   This was, by far, the largest contingent of Knights to work any project in the 30+ year history of this Council.  121 games were played at Valley Ridge Park…

Knight Hand Projects #84-91

ince the publication of the March 2014 Newsletter, Knight Hands completed 8 additional projects bringing the total number completed since inception to 91.  On March 25, Ray Rivera and Allen Reitmeier repaired the screen door of Patricia Carroll (a Meals on Wheels client).  Ray Rivera and Allen Reitmeier spent 6 man/hours on March 25th installing…

Program Change: Regular Mass this Saturday

There has been a change of program for this Saturday’s Award Dinner, the Corporate Communion Mass that had been scheduled will be cancelled, the regular Mass will take place as usual at 5:30 PM. The Awards Dinner will continue as planned, the only change is the Mass so the Installation of Officers Ceremony will begin…

EMT Appreciation Cookout

n Friday, May 23 the Knights of Holy Spirit Council 8157 partnered with Dudley Wilcox, the EMT liaison at Charlton Methodist Hospital to hold a picnic for local Emergency Medical Technicians as a part of EMT appreciation week. Knights from Holy Spirit, including Frank Salazar, Nick Kleinhaus, Leo Mattingly, Andy Goza, Jack Ramsden, Ben Sikorski,…

Moving with Knight Hands

Knights often demonstrate their willingness to help those in need; and this past Wednesday May 28th was a prime example as 12 dedicated Knights worked 52 man/hours to move the household goods of two needy ladies in Duncanville.  Myrna Lazarus and Kate Russell are moving to Washington and had neither the muscle nor the time…

St. Joseph’s Residence Spring 2014 Cookout

    nother successful cookout for the residents of St. Joseph’s Residence took place this past Saturday, May 10th, 2014 by the Duncanville Knights of Columbus Council 8157. Of all our charity events this is always one of the most rewarding. Our goal is to bring a little bit of comfort to the elderly residents who…

Our first Knight in Shining Armor is La’Don Wright

e are proud to announce that our council’s first “Shining Armor Award” has been earned by La’Don Wright.  La’Don not only met the criteria necessary for earning the award but has exceeded it by a mile. Since joining our council, La’Don has been actively attending monthly meetings, participated in several of our service program events…

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Knight of the Year Nominees

The Knight of the Year nominees were announced at the May 6th meeting as follows: Tom Greco Pat May Jeff Miller Jim Richardson Congratulations to all four Knights, they are all worthy of the honor. The award recipient will be announced at the June 14th Corporate Communion and Installation of Officers ceremony.

Pro-Life Ace Wings Award

Pro-Life Ace Wings Award s Catholics, Knights of Columbus have the responsibility to work for the common good of society. Our Holy Father has called us to be Pro Life, from conception to natural death. The Pro Life movement needs witnesses to act through personal involvement and daily actions. We might call this “Pro Life…

Family of the Month – April 2014

Abel and Victoria Lugo Abel is one of multiple Knights who are part of the “vest” platoon – parishioners who serve the vital task of coordinating traffic in the church parking lots during children’s faith formation on Sunday mornings. He also recently jumped in helping on the Lenten fish fries. Abel joined the Knights in…