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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.

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…

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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….

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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…

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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.    

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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,…

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…

Attorney and Knight John Rizo being prepared by CBC technician

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…