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Charity

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

Unity

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

Fraternity

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

Patriotism

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

Knight of the Month – May 2017

Categories: Knight of the Month,News & Announcements

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 the need arose. He and wife Jackie have been parishioners since the early 1990s, and they live in Grand Prairie. Al became a deacon in June 2002; if you attended Mass at Holy Spirit before then, you probably became acquainted with his distinctive speaking voice when he served as a lector. That service began back when he was a junior in high school and the pastor chose him to read at the funeral of a family friend. Deacon Al grew up near Chicago. His father and an uncle were Fourth Degree Knights. He served in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Petty Officer 2nd Class after four years, and retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs at the National Cemetery Administration in January 2014. The same caring, thoughtful approach that he takes toward parishioners was evident to families of deceased veterans whose final resting details were dealt with dignity and respect.