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Family of the Month

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Family of the Month – January 2019

Some 30 years ago, Chris Edwards asked Cecilia Leigh Hookings out for a first date on a Wednesday, took her to Campisi’s on Mockingbird Lane on Friday and decided on Saturday that she was the woman whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. And she felt the same way. Chris explains…

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Family of the Month – December 2018

David and Veronica Ybarra The Knights of Columbus tenet of devotion to family is rarely more evident than in the Ybarra home in Waxahachie. For the past seven years, David and Veronica have been tending to her elderly parents, who previously were living in El Paso. Veronica’s father is now 107, her mother 109. It’s…

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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…