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.

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…

Knights Running Concession Stand at Valley Ridge Park

s many of you know by now our council has been awarded the contract to continue operating the concession stand at Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill, Texas through 2017. Thanks in large part to the relentless efforts of our brother knight Allen Reitmeier, the Cedar Hill Baseball Association’s (CHBA) spring and fall seasons will…

Annual Church Picnic

  The Knights of Council 8157 helped set up tents and cooked hot dogs and hamburgers for the Holy Spirit Catholic Church annual picnic on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The well attended picnic provided something for everyone, from DJ music in the dining hall to the bingo games and children’s games in the gymnasium. Knights…

St. Joseph’s Residence, Spring 2013

s we gathered this Saturday morning at Holy Spirit Catholic Church to collect our cooking equipment and food supplies, we realized we couldn’t have picked a better spring day for grilling out in the company of some very fine men and women. Once loaded, our caravan of several vehicles carrying 14 Knights and 3 women…


Reminder: Major Degree This Saturday

Attention all 1st Degree Brother Knights: The Knights of Columbus Holy Spirit Council 8157 Invites all 1st Degree Knights to Complete your 2nd & 3rd Degrees In our first hosted Major Degree Ceremony! This Saturday, May 18, 2013 Arrival Time: 8:00 AM Until: 1:30 PM (approx.) Morning refreshments & lunch will be served to all…

Andy Goza Receives Texas Recruitment Award

Congratulations to Andy Goza! At the May 7th council general meeting Andy Goza received the State of Texas Knights’ Recruitment Award. This recognition was announced at the annual state convention this past April 26 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The award entitles Andy to a personalized Knights of Columbus license plate! No wonder he’s been working…

Knight of the Month – May 2013

Ernie Coy Ernie Coy had just handed over the reigns as Grand Knight of our council in the summer of 1993. (Some mileposts to help you remember then: Nolan Ryan was putting knots on the head of Robin Ventura, and Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys were trying to repeat as Super Bowl champs.) Ernie was thinking, “Now…

Family of the Month – May 2013

Tom Greco and Helen Beggane “Spirituality brought us together,” Tom Greco said of he and wife Helen Beggane, who recently celebrated their 38th anniversary with a quiet dinner and remembrances of how much they love each other. God apparently had a plan for Tom and Helen. They each started out in Baltimore but didn’t know…

Family of the Month – April 2013

Billy and Davida Callender Married 30 years, the Callenders met as Dallas teens at Don Carter’s All-Star Lanes on Walnut Hill. (Billy, as you might imagine, was hitting the pins so hard that they sailed in all directions.) They have shared their experiences as the hosts of the parish’s Marriage Enrichment program on the last…

Knight of the Month – April 2013

Brad Lamb Brad jumped right in as a new Knight during the Lenten fish fry dinners both as a fish runner and even as a fill-in fry guy. Next was his first taste of counter service at the baseball concession stand out at Valley Ridge, where he’s prepared to help on the occasional Sunday when tournament…

Family of the Month – March 2013

Andy, Susan and Madison Goza If you have enjoyed any of the freshly baked cookies available during the Lenten fish fry dinners, you can thank our Family of the Month for March – Andy, Susan and Madison Goza. That’s just part their contribution to Knights activities recently. You might not notice that many of the…

Knight of the Month – March 2013

Rey Estrellas Rey Estrellas, the council’s Knight of the Month for March, spent about seven years as both father and mother to his four children in the Philippines in the process of having his family eventually follow wife Elsa here to north Texas, which finally happened in 2002. So the man knows his way around…