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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.

Serving the Community

The Duncanville Knights and Meals on Wheels early every man who joins the Knights of Columbus states that they “want to give back to the community” or “want to help people in the community”.  According to the Visiting Nurses Association of Texas’ Volunteer Handbook, Meals on Wheels began in London, England in World War II…

Winter Welcome 2014

ore than 200 parishioners were treated to another enjoyable Winter Welcome celebration in the community center gym on Friday night, Jan. 31. Knights were again front and center in providing assistance wherever warranted for the organizer of the annual western-themed barbecue, Community Life director Doug Karpan (a Brother Knight himself). Council members served the brisket,…

Catechists

Eleven Knights were in attendance at the recent Catechist Appreciation dinner to cook (warm actually) and serve a wide variety of appetizers and a full Mexican/American dinner with all the side dishes to the catechists and their teen helpers.  The gymnasium was decorated with a Southwest motif with sombreros, cactus and other reminders of the…

Family of the Month – January 2014

La’Don and Ivonne Wright La’Don joined 8157 in late November and was busy recruiting new members only a few weeks later while helping out at Children’s Faith Formation’s “Breakfast With St. Nicholas.” No big deal for La’Don, who was a recruiter for four years when he served in the U.S. Navy. “That was simple,” he…

Knight of the Month – January 2014

Jesse Radillo Jesse followed a family tradition when he took his First Degree in October. His father, Eduardo, was a Knight in the 1950s, when the Radillo family lived in Mexico. Jesse was glad to step forward when recently invited and has seemingly been busy with KC activities ever since. He participated in the VA…

Three New Awards Earned by Council 8157

At the January 2014 general membership meeting District Deputy Bill Dover presented our council with the following awards:   Diocese Award to Degree Team Presented award on diocese’s behalf to council’s Degree Team for efforts unmatched throughout state …   Quick Start Honor Roll Award Presented on behalf of State the Texas State Charities Quick…

Our Deepest Sympathy for Alonzo Family

Brothers: It is with deepest regret that we inform you of the passing away of Mrs. Sally Alonzo, BK Al Alonzo’s wife. Sally passed away at 4:00 PM Sunday, December 29th, 2013 in California. Al wanted us to let every Knight know that he appreciated all the prayers and was resolved to accept  that God had…

NEW! Council Polo Shirts

Introducing our new Polo shirts: “Sport-Tek” by Port Authority® We’re starting the New Year in style. These Polo style shirts are elegant enough to wear to a dinner social gathering and practical enough to wear while cooking the dinner. They’re made of 100% Polyester for easy breathing and quick drying. Easy to care for, wrinkle-resistant…

Breakfast With St. Nick

Another “season” of KC breakfasts came to a successful close on Sunday, Dec. 15 as more than a dozen brother Knights stepped forward and served more than 350 guests in the annual “Breakfast With St. Nick” held in conjunction with the parish’s Deborah Garrison, Lisa Estrada and Devin Buschow. With parishioners asked to either bring…

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…

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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…

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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….