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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.

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…

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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…

Knight of the Month – April 2014

Bennie Sikorski Personally congratulating Bennie on being named the council’s Knight of the Month for April anytime soon will require either substantial disposable income or a heap of frequent-flier miles. Bennie is making one of his regular trips to visit his daughter, Belinda, who is stationed in Germany and works for the Department of Defense…

Special Olympics Basketball Spring 2014

ouncil 8157 has a right to be proud. “WHAT A TURNOUT”. First-time volunteers along with seasoned volunteers made the Special Olympics Spring 2014 Basketball Tournaments at Cedar Hill High School and Grand Prairie High School on February 19th and February 22nd, respectively. The competition was attended by 1500 athletes and 28 volunteers 17 from council…

Preparation for Easter Masses

We are called! Brother Knights, in preparation for the Easter Masses at our church, we will be setting up the gymnasium floor with 550 chairs for the Easter Sunday Mass at 9:30 AM. These chairs are rented and will be delivered to the church on Thursday. In addition, we’ll need to set up 300 chairs…

Council 8157 Receives Top State Awards

t the April 1st, 2014 general membership meeting District Deputy Bill Dover presented our Council 8157 with the “Lone Star Award for Excellence with Distinction“, the state of Texas’ highest award. He then amended his previous statement from the March meeting that “… Council 8157 sets the standard for the diocese …” to “Council 8157…

Nominating Committee Named

At the April 1st, 2014 general membership meeting Grand Knight Frank Salazar announced the Nominating Committee members would be: Andy Goza Ed O’Brien Jack Ramsden Their primary responsibility will be to nominate new candidates for council officer positions and to present the Slate of Candidates at the May 6, 2014 general membership meeting.

Play Ball

or the first time in recent memory, the opening day ceremonies and opening day games were not rained out even though the weather was threatening.  And so the season began this past Saturday March 22nd at Valley Ridge Park. Twenty five teams from Cedar Hill will be competing in age groups from 3 thru 14…

Lending a helping hand

pproximately five years ago a young couple escaped the oppressive communist dictatorship in Cuba and was granted political asylum in the United States of America. With her father, Juan Carlos Rivera, already living in Dallas since 1994, Yulema Rivera and husband Lazaro Blanco decided to settle down near their family and make Dallas their new…

Family of the Month – March 2014

Susan and Andy Goza aith is a cherished family activity for Andy and Susan Goza and their 9-year-old daughter, Madison (who is eagerly looking forward to hitting double digits on April 30). Andy is one of three siblings, and all the Goza children attended Mass and religious education willingly. Enthusiastically. Their parents volunteered during class…

Knight of the Month – March 2014

Rod Kinard hen attending or working at any of the fish fry dinners this Lenten season, take a moment to appreciate that Rod took it upon himself a few weeks back to spend twelve hours cleaning the council’s deep fryer by himself. If you’re thinking Rod did that as penance of some sort, there’s a…

Record Turnout

ow!!!   What a huge turnout for the first fish fry of the 2014 Lenten season.  Thirty six Knights of Columbus helped set-up, cook, serve and clean-up starting early in the afternoon and finishing around 7:30pm.  Not only was there a record turnout of Knights (36 – beat last year’s record by 6), there were…

Blood Drive Sunday

espite a flurry of activities and late night events our council had to participate in the day before, Pat Stepniewski, our Health Director made sure our blood drive took place as planned early Sunday morning February 16, 2014. Immediately after the dinner dance the night before, the gym floor was transformed from a dance hall…

Mark your calendar for Movie showing

On Thursday April 3, 2014 at 7PM the Pro Life committee will present the film “BloodMoney” in Holy Spirit’s dining room. This informative and powerful documentary was created to help women in crisis make a better choice and to expose the truth behind the abortion industry. Watching this movie will satisfy the requirements for the…

The 2014 Council Appreciation Dinner

hat a day it was. Saturday Feb 15 started out with a our council hosting its second Major Degree and culminated with our Annual Appreciation Dinner Dance event. We’re talking marathon day here to be sure, but just in case we needed a real challenge to test our Knight-worthieness, it was followed the next morning…

Family of the Month – February 2014

Jim and Mary Russell Faith Formation’s annual “Breakfast With St. Nicholas” held in the community center gym in early December was an occasion to see Jim and Mary Russell doing what they so often do individually and collectively – devote time and talent to Holy Spirit. Jim worked the serving line, and Mary directed the…

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Knight of the Month – February 2014

  Art Senato Maybe we should retire the February Knight of the Month award for Art Senato since he has repeated in earning that distinction for the second consecutive year. Any month would likely be a fitting month to honor Art, a Knight since 1974 and a Holy Spirit parishioner since 2005. In his capacity…