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News & Announcements

Greg Warr – January 2013

Greg and wife Debbie live in Duncanville, have been parishioners since 1998 and are a sponsor couple for Holy Spirit marriage preparation. Greg grew up in Hot Springs, Ark., graduated from Arkansas State with a degree in communications/business in 1981 and soon after came to north Texas to follow his father in the telecommunications business….

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John Balasa – January 2013

John is a rare Chicagoan who lived on the North Side yet calls the White Sox his baseball team. John spent 22 years in the Army and retired in 1992 as a sergeant first class, saw action in Vietnam in the early 1970s and is a recipient of the Army Meritorious Service Medal. He worked…

Juan Perez – January 2013

Juan adds being a Knight to the list of his activities at Holy Spirit. He has been a fourth-grade catechist for four years (along with fellow council member John Monsalve) and also helps Children’s Faith Formation with traffic control on both Sunday mornings and evenings. Juan and wife Gloria have been married since 1990, when…

Brad Lamb – January 2013

Brad is a native Texan. But being born into a military family at Fort Hood was the start of worldwide travels that have seen him live in 14 places. He and wife Holly settled in north Texas and became Holy Spirit parishioners soon after he earned his graduate degree in justice, law and society from…

Welcome Our New Brother Knights

Please welcome our new brother knights.   From left to right:  Arturo Bernal, Noe Saenz, Celestino Rios, Brad Lamb, Juan Perez, John Balasa & Greg Warr. All became Knights on Jan 29th, 2013. Please check the site for their individual bios to follow soon.

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Family of the Month – January 2013

Mike and Susan Fitzgerald You might be excited to know Mike and Susan are already planning the big Saturday dinner to be served during the next Fall Festival. They’ll be going with brisket and have already conducted a taste test of rubs, back in December.  They’ve become the first family of  Festival cooking, having previously…

Knight of the Month – January 2013

Marce Tebbe Marce Tebbe displayed a wide range of skills and interests during December and January alone. When the parish’s annual Breakfast with St. Nick was in need of a new St. Nick (Leo Mattingly was recovering from eye surgery), and Marce answered the call. He and wife Brenda have helped with the decorations, set-up…

Winter Welcome – January 2013

Procuring and preparing a tasty barbecue meal for almost 200 parishioners was another relatively routine assignment for the Knights during the parish’s annual Winter Welcome hoedown in the community center gym on Friday evening, Jan. 25. The cooking, serving and clean-up contingent consisted of Al and Allen Alonzo, Juan Chapa, Chris Edwards, John Espree, Andy…

Catechist Appreciation Dinner – January 2013

An impressive number of Knights was sufficiently recovered from the council’s annual Appreciation Dinner on Saturday night, Jan. 19 (many of whom also volunteered the following morning at 8157’s winter blood drive) to staff the kitchen and also clean up for the Children’s Faith Formation annual catechist dinner hosted by Deborah Garrison on Monday evening,…

Winter Blood Drive – January 2013

Patrick Stepniewski has been coordinating blood drives at Holy Spirit since before there was a Knights of Columbus council. His well-oiled machine was on display Jan. 20, when he was unable to be on hand for our annual winter drive because he was under the weather. Andy Goza gladly pitched in, attending to many of…