Family of the Month

Elvis and Thelma Fajardo and daughters

Family of the Month – January 2018

Elvis and Thelma Fajardo Elvis Fajardo mentioned to wife Thelma that the parish’s annual “Breakfast with St. Nicholas” would be held the following day, and she said she planned to attend along with the couple’s two daughters, 14-year-old Ana-Isabel and 10-year-old Vanessa. To which Elvis reminded her that he planned to be part of the…

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Family of the Month – December 2017

Jim and Sharon Stavinoha Married for 48 years, Jim and Sharon met on a blind date that was arranged by one of his fraternity brothers at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Jim is one of many Knights who initially joined early in life but went inactive as a busy business and family life took…

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Family of the Month – November 2017

Jeff and Frances Miller The Millers have been Holy Spirit parishioners since early 1988, a few months after Jeff began regularly attending Mass here after taking a job at The Dallas Morning News and scouting out area municipalities. Frances and their four young children followed soon after from their previous home in Jacksonville, Florida. Frances,…

Family of the Month – September 2017

Allen and Linda Reitmeier KC “business” for Allen and Linda Reitmeier extends well beyond what we’re become so familiar with through the years – primarily, the extensive time and energy devoted to overseeing our youth baseball concession stands in Cedar Hill and the Knights Hands program that Allen started in 2010 with 250 jobs completed…

Family of the Month – August 2017

Russell and Tricia Gully Don’t look now, but another Gully is headed to the University of Texas. This is the youngest of the three Gully daughters, Rachel, who was Bishop Dunne’s salutatorian for the 2016-17 school year. She follows Monica (who recently received her MBA from UT and lives in nearby Pflugerville with husband Paul,…

Family of the Month – July 2017

The Migala family Les Migala and one of his five children, Arthur, are both members of our council. Les, who was born in Poland, took his First and Major Degrees in 1984 and later joined the Fourth Degree. He was married to Anna, who passed away in 2010. Les brought his family to Texas from…

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Family of the Month – June 2017

Dan and Pat Murphy The Murphys wonderfully exhibited the Knights’ belief that charity begins at home with their devotion to Pat’s father, Robert Moore, during his final months before passing away in April in New Jersey. They dedicated themselves to taking care of Mr. Moore in a loving way that is an example to us…

Tony Gonzalez Family of Month

Family of the Month – May 2017

The Tony Gonzalez family Tony and his wife and children were a major part of the council’s fish fry dinners during Lent. Simply put, preparing and serving his fish tacos “is the highlight of my year,” he said. Hats off to Tony, wife Rosalinda and the kids: Kristopher, Nathan, Isaiah and Alyssa. Tony’s preparations begin…

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Family of the Month – April 2017

Pete and “Bimbo” Perta The Pertas will celebrate their seventh anniversary on Sunday, April 9. Pete has been our Financial Secretary for four years. That calls for him to keep track of 8157’s membership records and our dues current, submitting required forms throughout the year on time and keeping our council in good standing, all to maintain a high standard…

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Family of the Month – March 2017

Mike and Susan Fitzgerald Mike recently joined Susan in retirement, and the long-time Ovilla residents are ready to see more of the world. They’ll spend nine days in late March on a cruise through central Europe. Next fall, they plan to cross the Atlantic again with some fellow parishioners to see Ireland. Mike took his first…