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.

Knight of the Month – December 2013

Ray Rivera You could have hardly blamed Ray Rivera if he snickered or at least breathed a sigh of relief during the recent icy spell here in north Texas. Ray (left in the above photo, congratulated by Deputy Grand Knight Nick Kleinhaus) was a commercial, coast-to-coast truck driver for 36 years until retiring five years…

Family of the Month – December 2013

Juanita and Jack Ramsden The Ramsdens are in the midst of closing out yet another busy year with the Knights and multiple Holy Spirit ministries. They recently helped at the Veterans Day dinner as part of their membership in the parish’s Social Committee, through which they also serve on short notice for funeral luncheons. They…

Honorary Life Membership for Ernie Coy

The Honorary Life Membership Card Award In recognition of long-term dedication to the Order, after 25 years of continuous service (at the age of 70), or 50 years of continuous membership regardless of age, a member merits the distinction of Honorary Life membership and is exempt from the further payment of dues, per capita charge…


A cookout to honor our Veterans

s Americans we are extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy certain freedoms which many other people around the world even in this day and age, still do not. We all know this can be taken for granted at times but certainly not on the day in November in which we honor our nation’s veterans,…

Top of the Morning – November’s Pancake Breakfast

aybe the Knights suffered from a form of cabin fever heading into the November pancake breakfast since circumstances prevented us from serving the October breakfast, but council members reported in abundance for the breakfast that was held on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 10. We served a little more than 120 guests, which was close…

Southwest Dallas County Clergy Appreciation Dinner

Clergy Appreciation Dinner n Thursday evening November 7th, 2013, Assembly 2799 sponsored the “Southwest Dallas County Clergy Appreciation Dinner” of thanksgiving in conjunction with Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Among the guests of honor were the Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Dallas. Attending from Holy Spirit Catholic Church were our own Father…

A Special “Thank You”

We received this special “thank you” letter from Jack and Teddie Anderson this past week recognizing the work we have done for them the past few years; and the words are so touching that they should be shared by all Knights.  Here is the letter: Dearest Brother Knights      This is a letter that…

St Joseph’s BBQ

St Joseph’s BBQ on October 19, 2013 On Saturday October 19 fourteen Knights participated in our semi-annual BBQ luncheon at St Joseph’s  Nursing Home in Dallas. This was possibly the best luncheon we have hosted at St Joseph’s as we served approximately 95 residences and their families. This included our own Knight Steve Zehnder and…

St. Joseph’s Residence Fall Cookout

The Knights of Council 8157 cooked and served lunch for the residents, families and staff of St. Joseph’s Residence in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas on Saturday, Oct 19th, 2013.  

Hike for Life in Duncanville

ifty Four hikers and volunteers turned out for the first annual Hike for Life in Duncanville, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 8157 and Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday October 12 in Armstrong Park, Duncanville, TX. Registration started promptly at 8:00 am under the registration tents where the hikers signed in and turned…

Pope Welcomes Knights of Columbus in Rome

Pope to Knights of Columbus: Seek new ways of being a leaven in society * Below is the complete text of the Holy Father’s remarks, which were delivered in Italian: Greeting of the Holy Father To the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus 10 October 2013 Dear Friends, good morning, I am pleased…

Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos

he small town of San Juan de los Lagos is one of the top 4 most visited pilgrimage shrines in Mexico. Between the early 17th century and the middle of the 19th century a pilgrimage fair was held each year on November 30 to celebrate the original installation of the statue in the shrine. In…

Strong Right Arm

The strong right arm of the church – the Knights of Columbus – was on full display during the Holy Spirit Fall Festival which concluded this past Sunday September 29th, 2013.  Beginning with the set-up of the gymnasium for the rummage sale in July until the final pieces were taken down and stored for next…

Knight Hands Update

Since the last Newsletter of June 2013, Knight Hands completed 9 additional projects bringing the total number of projects since Knight Hands inception to 73.  We installed curtains rods and hung drapery.  We installed safety rails.  We replaced the siding on the chimney walls on a Duncanville resident.  We built a spinning wheel for the…


Family of the Month – October 2013

Peter and Bimbo Perta Peter and Bimbo met when he was a season-ticket holder at Syracuse University and she helped out in the school’s concession stand. How fitting that they have worked together at the council’s Cedar Hill baseball concession stand. Peter joined the Knights in June 2011 and took his major degree later that year….

David Dybala

Knight of the Month – October 2013

David Dybala Hands-on leadership was displayed admirably by David, our Knight of the Month for October 2013, during the parish’s recent Fall Festival. He served as the parish’s operations chairman for the event, coordinating the manpower needed to get most of the infrastructure up and running and taken down at the conclusion of a busy weekend….

Knight of the Year 2012-2013

Andy Goza – Knight of the Year 2012-2013 he 2012-13 fraternal year was an historic one for Council 8157, from A (Juan Acuna, Ivan Alonso) to Z (Sande Zander, Erasmo Zapata) in terms of adding new brothers to our membership. The council added 41 members, 27 of them recruited by Andy Goza. By meeting our…

Knights cook for the Catechists

Catechists’ Breakfast Knights of Columbus Council 8157 prepared a fabulous breakfast for the Catechists of Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Approximately 200 people were expected to be served.  

Holy Trinity Seminary Cookout

This past Friday, Sep 13, the Knights of Council 8157 visited Holy Trinity Seminary in our annual showing of appreciation with our classic hamburger & hot dog cookout for the young catholic men enrolled there. Presently at Holy Trinity there are 74 under graduate students who come from all over the United States, this number fluctuates…

Fall Baseball Begins

The sound and sights of little league baseball could be seen and heard this past Saturday September 7th as the fall 2013 regular season began.  There were 8 games played with all of them the young age groups – always a “hoot” to watch.  The fall season consists of 5 regular season games for each…

Focus On Fall Festival 2013

ALL HANDS ON DECK The Holy Spirit Church Fall Festival is just around the corner and we are calling all Knights to lend a hand. Keep in mind that our council is committed to help make this event happen every year and that includes working out the logistics of setting up and taking down everything…

Knight of the Year 2011-2012

Frank Salazar was in Florida when it was announced at the annual Awards Banquet that he had been elected as the 2012 fraternal year Knight of the Year.  He was quite emotional when phoned during the awards ceremony and expressed his gratitude for everyone’s support.  Frank was the 23rd winner of the Knight of the…

WANTED: Donations for Rummage Sale

Donations Needed With the Holy Spirit Fall Festival 2013 just around the corner, the Rummage Sale committee is asking for donations to be brought in as soon as possible. Now is a good time to clean out the attic, garage or workshop and see what you can find to give. Donated items can be brought…

Family of the Month – September 2013

Frances and Jeff Miller Frances and Jeff joined Holy Spirit Parish soon after they moved with their four young children to DeSoto from Jacksonville, Fla., late in 1987, when Jeff was hired by The Dallas Morning News. They met in the mid-1970s while attending Auburn University in Alabama and were married in 1978. Frances earned…