News & Announcements

John Hammonds – May 2013

John and Jo Anne Hammonds have been parishioners since November 1991, shortly after they moved from Arlington to Cedar Hill with no children. The Hammonds home has filled up since then and, in turn, started to empty. Sarah, 21, is a senior at Sam Houston State. Ryan, 18 (who joined the council at the same…

Ryan Hammonds – May 2013

When it comes to council recruiting efforts, Ryan Hammonds proved to be in an extremely convenient position. The Cedar Hill resident spent most of the Tuesday nights during his junior and senior years at Bishop Dunne as the parish community center night monitor at the front desk. Seems like a general membership meeting, officers-directors meeting…

Our Council Gains 5 New Knights

Council 8157 had the good fortune of gaining 5 new members tonight at an outstanding 1st Degree Ceremony. They are listed in alphabetical order: John Hammonds Ryan Hammonds Elidio Marcelino Jim Ouimet Craig Reves Notably, John and Ryan Hammonds are yet another father-son team to join our ranks recently. Please help us welcome our five…

Major Degree, Major Success

ur first ever Major Degree turned out to be a major success. A total of 8 councils and 36 Knights participated in the 2nd and 3rd Degree Exemplification ceremony in which they are officially “Knighted”. Fourteen of the 36 candidates came from our own Council 8157; all the candidates are listed below. Council 8157 On…

Knights Running Concession Stand at Valley Ridge Park

s many of you know by now our council has been awarded the contract to continue operating the concession stand at Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill, Texas through 2017. Thanks in large part to the relentless efforts of our brother knight Allen Reitmeier, the Cedar Hill Baseball Association’s (CHBA) spring and fall seasons will…

Annual Church Picnic

  The Knights of Council 8157 helped set up tents and cooked hot dogs and hamburgers for the Holy Spirit Catholic Church annual picnic on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The well attended picnic provided something for everyone, from DJ music in the dining hall to the bingo games and children’s games in the gymnasium. Knights…

St. Joseph’s Residence, Spring 2013

s we gathered this Saturday morning at Holy Spirit Catholic Church to collect our cooking equipment and food supplies, we realized we couldn’t have picked a better spring day for grilling out in the company of some very fine men and women. Once loaded, our caravan of several vehicles carrying 14 Knights and 3 women…

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Reminder: Major Degree This Saturday

Attention all 1st Degree Brother Knights: The Knights of Columbus Holy Spirit Council 8157 Invites all 1st Degree Knights to Complete your 2nd & 3rd Degrees In our first hosted Major Degree Ceremony! This Saturday, May 18, 2013 Arrival Time: 8:00 AM Until: 1:30 PM (approx.) Morning refreshments & lunch will be served to all…

Andy Goza Receives Texas Recruitment Award

Congratulations to Andy Goza! At the May 7th council general meeting Andy Goza received the State of Texas Knights’ Recruitment Award. This recognition was announced at the annual state convention this past April 26 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The award entitles Andy to a personalized Knights of Columbus license plate! No wonder he’s been working…

Knight of the Month – May 2013

Ernie Coy Ernie Coy had just handed over the reigns as Grand Knight of our council in the summer of 1993. (Some mileposts to help you remember then: Nolan Ryan was putting knots on the head of Robin Ventura, and Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys were trying to repeat as Super Bowl champs.) Ernie was thinking, “Now…