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.

Double Star Council Award

Double Star Council 2012-13 At the council’s general membership meeting on Sept. 3, Grand Knight Frank Salazar announced that 8157 earned the rare distinction of Double Star Council for the 2012-13 fraternal year.   The contents of the letter sent by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson:  Worthy Grand Knight: I would like to congratulate you and Council…

Al Alonzo is discharged from Hospital

Update on brother Knight Al Alonzo According to Sandi Chalko, who spoke with Sally Alonzo, our brother Al Alonzo has been discharged from the Hospital and they are now back in their timeshare condo in Phoenix, Arizona. Al is starting to walk but has to see his doctors regularly for a while. No word yet…


Our Summer Blood Drive

ed by our Health Program Director Pat Stepniewski, this past Sunday our Council sponsored our annual summer Blood Drive with services provided by Carter BloodCare, and in doing so offered the opportunity for members of our community to help save lives. Andy Goza manned the reception desk and greeted donors with his usual quick wit…

Prayers for Brother Knight Al Alonzo

Dear Brothers, Please keep our Brother Knight Al Alonzo and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers from heart bypass surgery he underwent yesterday in Phoenix, Arizona. The Alonzo family was vacationing in Phoenix, so our brother Al is in the company of his wife Sally and his son Allen. We pray…

Family of the Month – August 2013

Bill and Cindy Dover The Dovers appear nearly inseparable, whether serving as ushers at 5:30 Mass on Saturdays, working together in his optometry office in Duncanville or – as was the case in late June – teaming together in the Valley Ridge baseball concession stand. They met in August 1971 while stationed together at Fort…

Our thoughts and prayers are with Fr. Joe

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Joe Lee’s father, Mr. Benedict Lee, who passed away on Sunday afternoon July 21, peacefully with family at his side. Our thoughts and prayers are with our pastor, Father Joe Lee and his family during this difficult time in their lives. May God grant them…

Cookout for Cedar Hill FD

Francisco Hernandez helped coordinate this year’s council cookout lunch for members of the Cedar Hill Fire Department, which took place on Friday, July 19 at the main station on Belt Line Road west of downtown (where all those communications towers are). Francisco is a familiar face at the station because he has long been involved…

Let’s Get Ready to Rummage!

Come on Rummage Sales, we are ready for you! Thank you brother Knights for making our work of setting up the gymnasium floor for the upcoming rummage sales this past Saturday morning feel like a walk in the park. So many of you showed up with tools and tool belts, gloves and even knee pads, ready…

Knight of the Month – July 2013

Jim Russell It wouldn’t be a stretch to declare the council’s monthly general membership meetings NEW AND IMPROVED as of July. That’s because, for the first time in many years, the office known as the lecturer has been filled – by Jim Russell. Jim is a long-time parishioner (he and wife Mary began attending Masses…

A Grand Slam Home Run

A Grand Slam Home Run s in past year, the highlight of the little league spring baseball season was the annual World Series.  The concession business was brisk, to say the least, throughout the 5 day event from June 26th through June 30th, 2013.  And as in past years, many Knights contributed hours and hours of…

Knight Hands Update

During the fraternal just completed on June 30, 2013, Knight Hands completed 29 projects in the community helping take away a little of the stress from those being served.  All of the projects had a sponsoring Knights and while none of the projects were “major” or expensive, all those who were served expressed their appreciation…

Two Scholarships Awarded

At the Installation of Officers Ceremony this past Saturday, June 29, two scholarships were awarded to two well deserving young Knights. Our congratulations to Nick Gleason and to Ryan Hammonds and we wish you all the best as you prepare to leave home for the college of your choice.    

2nd Qtr Corporate Communion – Installation of Officers

Slate of officers for July 2013 – June 2014   Grand Knight: Frank Salazar Deputy Grand Knight: Nick Kleinhaus Chancellor: Jim Richardson Financial Secretary: Peter Perta Advocate: Russell Gully Treasurer: Mike Fitzgerald Recorder: Jeff Miller Warden: Tom Greco Inside Guard: Bob Lamb Outside Guard: Art Senato Lecturer: Jim Russell Trustee 1 Year: Jack Ramsden Trustee…


FORTNIGHT for FREEDOM June 21 to July 4th The second annual Fortnight for Freedom will take place from June 21 to July 4, and will consist of national and local efforts to educate Americans on challenges to religious liberty both at home and abroad. As with last year’s Fortnight, the event will begin and end…

A Call to Conscience

The rights of health care workers, individuals, and businesses are at stake as ObamaCare moves closer to full implementation. On August 1st, just weeks from today, religious and nonprofit groups will be the next targets for compliance under the President’s birth control-abortion pill insurance mandate. Unless organizations like faith-based hospitals, charities, and schools agree to…

Family of the Month – June 2013

Deacon Charlie Ruelas and Katherine Deacon Charlie was ordained in February and soon discovered that even six years of comprehensive training still left some aspects of his responsibilities to be learned on the job. “It wasn’t until after I was ordained that I sat down and thought about the responsibility that I have, not just…

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797) Please urge your Representative to oppose all weakening amendments and to support this bill. Please click or copy this link to your browser to send your message today! (http://actions.nchla.org/link/target/nchla/qBgERtQW.aspx) Because there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain at least by 20…

Knight of the Month – June 2013

Frank Salazar Atop all of the “routine” duties that Grand Knight Frank Salazar tends to, he was also front and center helping to make the first major-degree ceremony hosted by our new degree team a success in May. That was one reason why he was tabbed as the council’s Knight of the Month for June….

RSVP request for Corporate Communion Dinner

Mark your calendars for the second quarter Corporate Communion coming up on Saturday June 29, 2013. We need your RSVP by Monday June 24 so we may prepare for dinner accordingly.

Cancer Survivors Day Cookout Methodist Dallas

On June 9, 2013, ten Knights from Council 8157 and three of their spouses generously donated their time to help the cancer survivors of Methodist Dallas Medical Center celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. The Knights went to work immediately after 9:30 AM Mass on Sunday morning and spent the better part of the day cooking…

The Little League World Series

For the past four years, a Class “A” little league World Series has been played in Cedar Hill and has been directed and managed by the Cedar Hill Baseball Association.  The Knights of Columbus of this Council has provided concessions for nearly all the games played during these World Series tournaments the past four years….

Council efforts earn state award for District 86

Primarily through the efforts of our council, our diocesan District 86 won the 2013 District Deputy First Degree Award for adding the most new members in the state during the past year. In making the announcement at the council’s June 4 membership meeting, District Deputy (and council member) Bill Dover said, “You guys have outdone yourselves…

Baseball Night Tickets For Sale

Reminder     Video 6/2/2013: Jurickson Profar hits go-ahead home run to right field in the eight inning giving the Rangers a 2-1 lead

Major Degree, Major Success

ur first ever Major Degree turned out to be a major success. A total of 8 councils and 36 Knights participated in the 2nd and 3rd Degree Exemplification ceremony in which they are officially “Knighted”. Fourteen of the 36 candidates came from our own Council 8157; all the candidates are listed below. Council 8157 On…