There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.


Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.


Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.


Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

Julian Rios – February 2018

Categories: New Members,News & Announcements

A transfer from Council 14549 at St. Maria Goretti parish in Arlington, his first name is pronounced “HOO-lee-on.” Julian grew up in the South Texas town of Crystal City (spinach capital of the world!) and joined the Knights in 2010 in the San Antonio-area town of Helotes because he wanted to be part of a organization that did worthwhile outreach in the community. He was a private contractor but had to retire a few months ago when he was diagnosed with ALS, the result of a bite from a brown recluse spider. Julian and wife Maricela, who goes by “Sally,” have been married for 16 years. Julian has stepdaughters who are 31 and 30 and a stepson who is 22. The Rios family from to Cedar Hill a few months ago, looking for more elbow room than what they previous had. Soon after they began attending Holy Spirit, Julian spotted Jim Kowalski wearing a KC pin and asked how he could transfer.