Knight of the Month

Chris Edwards

Knight of the Month – January 2018

Chris Edwards Anyone who is skeptical that the Lord sometimes works in strange and mysterious ways might consider the sequence of events that happened to our Knight of the Month for January in early December. Edwards was shopping at a local WalMart a few days before Holy Spirit’s annual “Breakfast with St. Nicholas.” Chris ran…

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Knight of the Month – December 2017

Arthur Rodriguez Arthur was one of our council’s many military veterans who gave back to the cause in volunteering at 8157’s annual cookout at the VA hospital on Lancaster Avenue in Dallas on the Friday before Veterans Day. He likewise was among those who reported to Holy Spirit early on a Saturday morning a few…

David Dybala

Knight of the Month – November 2017

David Dybala David is a soft-spoken leader by example in our council, which he has been a member of since 1985. He’s one of the “go-to” workers when a Knight Hands project needs to be tackled. David, power drill in hand, is typically one of the first helpers to arrive when it’s time to set…

Knight of the Month – September 2017

Jim Russell Jim recently began his fifth fraternal year as the council’s Lecturer, a position that had stood vacant for years before he responded to an invitation from Andy Goza. He puts great time and effort into each talk. No topic is really off limits, except maybe politics. Jim favors history, ancestry and patriotism. Some…

Knight of the Month – August 2017

Jim Stavinoha Jim has certainly put his stamp on the position of director of church activities in his two-plus years on the job. He has added multiple new activities and put great effort and creativity in expanding existing events. Jim and wife Sharon live in Cedar Hill. He grew up south of San Antonio in…

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Knight of the Month – July 2017

Steve Castillo Steve enjoys working “the back” at the council’s Valley Ridge youth baseball concession stand in Cedar Hill. That’s short for being the cook, responsible for preparing hot dogs, hot links, chicken sandwiches, brisket sandwiches, nachos and Frito pies. Steve minces no words in identifying his primary reason working the middle shift each Saturday…

Larry Balagna at Knight-Hands PIP Days 2017

Knight of the Month – June 2017

  Larry Balagna Larry is a tireless, versatile worker who seemingly arrives at any Knights activity with the proper tool and a smile. He most recently was part of the workforce that made the parish’s annual Pentecost picnic (and anniversary celebration) the best ever in the opinion of multiple parish employees. Larry often appears in…

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Knight of the Month – May 2017

Deacon Al Evans Al notes that one of the great gifts of being a deacon is to both serve as a member of the clergy while also being a parishioner. Deacon Al was a frequent participant during the recent series of Lenten fish fries, literally frying the fish — and also doing some breading when…

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Knight of the Month – April 2017

Hector Rubio   Hector has found his niche in our Valley Ridge baseball concession stand: fries and popcorn, though he also helps elsewhere, especially toward the end of a shift. “I guess I’m appreciated,” he notes. He certainly is. Hector joined the council in January 2016, taking his First Degree, and added his major degree…

Jeff Traub

Knight of the Month – March 2017

Jeffrey Traub Special Olympics has long been an emphasis of the Order, and, Jeffrey has been involved in that as both a participant and coach. He joined our council last May and added his major degrees the following month. Jeffrey lives in Duncanville and often walks to Mass. He most often attends the 5:30 Saturday…