Family of the Month

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…

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…

Jim Stavinoha at church-picnic-2017

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…

jeff-and-frances-miller

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,…