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News & Announcements

Our Annual Appreciation Dinner

Our Annual Appreciation Dinner Once a year our council gathers to show our appreciation to our member knights and their spouses for all the hard work they contribute throughout the year. This past Saturday evening, on January 12, 2019 we attended our Corporate Communion Mass which was followed by our annual appreciation event. The event…

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Cowboys Game On

A rare situation has come up where the football playoffs game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams is happening at the same time as our Appreciation Dinner. As a result, we have no choice but to set up a TV screen at the gym so the game can be enjoyed during the…

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Knight of the Month – January 2019

John Balasa Twenty-two years in the U.S. Army made John well acquainted with the upside of male camaraderie, John notes. So after years of helping at Holy Spirit’s 5:30 Saturday Mass, and Andy Goza and Pete Perta “convincing” him of the merits of KC membership, he went willingly. He took his first degree four years…

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Council 8157 Presents Annual Donation to Holy Spirit Church

On Tuesday December 12, 2018, Council 8157 Grand Knight Tom Greco, accompanied by Membership Director Keith Archer and Chancellor Jorge Ruiz presented a check for $3,500 to Leonardo Zapata, the newly appointed Business Administrator for Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The annual donation is given in support of the various church ministries at Holy Spirit.

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Paul Ryan – November 2018 transfer

Paul made the relatively “short trip,” in terms of transfer distance, from Council 7736 over at St. Jude in Mansfield. He joined the Knights eight years ago while in Maryland during his 26 1/2 years with the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired as a Colonel, having served as a pilot and an infantry officer. Paul…

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January Health Flyer

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were GREAT. It’s time for that New Year’s Resolution. As your health guy, I want to encourage everyone to be optimistic and resolve to have a healthier 2019. So, like one of my favorite people, Will Rogers: “All I know is what I read in the  newspapers.” I’ve…

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Knight of the Month – December 2018

Hector Rubio Hector is one of those 8157 members who’s rarely seen at the monthly meetings but makes his presence greatly felt “out in the field.” He enjoys contributing his handyman skills to our valuable Knights Hands initiative and is a regular at our Valley Ridge baseball concession stand on Saturday mornings (he’s typically the…

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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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No meeting Tuesday Jan 1

There will be no meeting on Tuesday January 1 due to the church being closed for the holiday. The regular membership meeting will be held on the following Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 7pm.