Family of the Month

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Family of the Month – November 2018

John and Bonnie Espree Running into a member of the Espree family at a Holy Spirit get-together or function is likely. They’ve been parishioners since 2000 and jumped right in soon after arriving. John joined our council in March 2012, taking his first degree and major degrees back to back on the same Saturday. He…

James Smith

Family of the Month – October 2018

James and Judy Smith For the Smiths, the faith journey can sometimes be a literal one. A few years ago, they were part of a Holy Spirit group that followed Fr. Eugene through the Holy Land and Italy. This October, they’re off with a similar parish gathering to visit religious sites in Portugal, Spain and France. James has…

Jorge Barragan

Family of the Month – September 2018

Jorge and Eva Barragan Two generations of Barragans have figuratively rolled up their sleeves at our Valley Ridge concession stands this year, 6-year-old Jorge Jr. at the baseball stand and 10-year-old Jimena at the football location joining their father. Jorge and Eva have three other children: Galilea (13), Lucia (5) and Mariana (born this year on Holy…

KEN RARICK

Family of the Month – August 2018

Ken and Patty Rarick The Raricks have long been involved in Holy Spirit activities, as was the case this past July when they were among a couple dozen parishioners who spent a Sunday afternoon helping to prepare Fall Festival raffle envelopes to be mailed to thousands of Holy Spirit families. Ken joined our council in…

Keith & Mary Archer

Family of the Month – July 2018

Keith & Mary Archer arrive to work their shifts at the concessions stands during the July 2018 Little League World Series at Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill. Keith and Mary Archer How many Council 8157 members met their wives at Holy Spirit? OK, how many did so in the community center gym? While playing…

Family of the Month – June 2018

Larry and Sheila Balagna The Balagnas were again here, there and everywhere among council activities during the past three months. They were part of the 8157 contingent that drove up to the St. Joseph’s Catholic residence home in Oak Cliff to provide a wonderful cookout lunch on the Saturday before Mothers’ Day. Sheila was part…

Family of the Month – May 2018

Victor Jr. and Valerie Zaragoza The Zaragozas just finished another year of youth Faith Formation teaching, providing instruction to a class of fifth graders. “It’s fun to teach the kids our faith,” Victor said, “but it also serves as a refresher for yourself.” Victor and Valerie have been married for 10 years. They met when…

Family of the Month – April 2018

Tom Greco and Helen Beggane Tom can tell you the date that he joined the Knights — Nov. 13, 2007 (back us up on this, Tom), and he took his major degree two months later. Tom and Helen have been parishioners since they arrived in Texas from Omaha in 1982. Their devotion to the parish…

Jim Russell

Family of the Month – March 2018

Jim and Mary Russell Jim has pulled KC double duty for years, so to speak, as an officer in both Council 8157 and Fourth Degree Assembly 2799. He is in his fifth fraternal year as the council’s Lecturer, a role to which he devotes great time and effort. He’s also director of the retention committee….

Moloughney family

Family of the Month – February 2018

Mike and Karen Moloughney Mike and Karen have long established a strong faith foundation at home for their four children and have also shared that as Holy Spirit youth faith formation catechists — Mike for 20 years, Karen for 15. They came here in 1997 from Jersey City, N.J., where they met while working in…