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.

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.    

jack ramsden

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…

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,…