New Members

The lifeblood of this council is its new members!

T he lifeblood of this council is new members.  Without the passion and energy and ideas of new members, the council would soon become stale and lethargic and lose conviction and purpose.  It is with great pleasure, then, that we welcome these new members into our council and let us all encourage these new men to display their talents and energy for the good of the order.

Orientation meeting for New Knights

At the start of every quarter there will be an orientation meeting for new Knights to help them learn their way around our council. This will take place 1 hour before the general meetings on the:

First Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM in January, April, July and October.

Contact the Awareness Committee for more information.


 Welcome New Knights

 

Rudy Hernandez – April 2014

Want proof that Rudy is a man of varied interests? He has an electrical engineering degree from Texas A&M and enjoys poetry. He recently retired from Texas Instruments after 22 years, most recently as a global design manager. Not that Rudy is putting his feet up. He’s now focused on a start-up software company called…

Mario Ramos – April 2014

Mario was initially hesitant to join the council thinking membership required time commitments that he couldn’t fulfill atop his other community service. Not so, he was told, and he’s now eager to also help out around the parish. Mario graduated from Big Spring High in west Texas and came to the Dallas area to attend…

Manuel “Ben” Luna – April 2014

Ben has been a member of the Duncanville Police Department for 16 years and, simply put, enjoys putting bad guys behind bars. He has worked on the SWAT team, as a school resource officer and now on the motor unit. Ben’s family moved from Illinois to the Dallas area when he was a child. He…

Alex Sabo – March 2014

lex Sabo has lived in Duncanville for 31 years and has been a member of Holy Spirit parish for 31 years; yet just joined the Knights of Columbus this past Tuesday March 25, 2014.  Not only has he been a member of the parish for a long time; but has also been on the parish…

Agustin Perez Jr – February 2014

Both Agustin Perez Jr. and his father were inducted into the Knights of Columbus of Council #8157 on the same evening – February 25, 2014.  His father tells me that he is actually Agustin Perez III and his son is Agustin Perez IIII.  Either way we had the privilege of inducting this father and son…

Agustin Perez Sr – February 2014

  It is always a particular joy to this Council when we have the opportunity to induct two members of the same family into the Knights of Columbus.  This past Tuesday February 25, 2014 we welcomed Agustin Perez Sr. along with his eldest son Agustin Perez Jr. during the monthly induction ceremony conducted by this…

Abel Lugo – January 2014

Abel is new to the parish – he joined Holy Spirit parish 3 years ago when he moved into the area, but already he is helping as a parking lot guard and at the Christmas breakfast.  Abel wants “to be able to give back to the community”, so he was an easy “sell” for his…

Trevor Edwards – January 2014

Trevor is the 18 year old son of Chris Edwards–former Grand Knight of Council 8157. Trevor felt  “a sense of need to return something to my church”, and chose the Knights of Columbus as the path.  He has already assisted the Knights during many of their activities; like working at the baseball concession stands (a…

Stephen Huckeba – January 2014

Stephen heard about the Knights of Columbus from his wife of 15 years – Jessica – and friends and because his “faith is in the church” and because he wanted to support the church, joined the Knights of Columbus this past Tuesday January 28th.  While his son Nathaniel, who is 7 1/2 years old, keeps…

Shawn Adams – November 2013

Shawn enlisted in the U.S. Army in the mid-1980s after graduating from high school in Philadelphia and was seriously injured during maneuvers in Germany. While in a coma for about a month, he had a vision and saw the Blessed Virgin and another woman whom he didn’t recognize. Soon after Shawn regained consciousness, a friend…

Bob Motta – December 2013

Bob Motta’s Italian roots stem from Palermo, Sicily, from where at age 16 his father emigrated to America. Bob grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, not far from where the George Washington Bridge crosses the Hudson River into the island of Manhattan. He was baptized and confirmed at St Joseph’s Church in nearby Bogota, NJ….

Raul Dominguez – November 2013

Raul owns a degree in aerospace engineering, worked for NASA on the space station and hopes to develop a cost-efficient system of solar panels that could be used at Holy Spirit and other area churches. Raul grew up in Lovington, N.M., before graduating from Boston University. He and wife Patricia have been married for 13…

Jason Kile – November 2013

Jason works for a human resource consulting firm and is also a 1st sergeant in the Army reserves, which he has been a member of for 21 years. He moved to Dallas from St. Louis as a youngster. He and wife Amy graduated from Skyline High in 1991. Jason then earned a business administration degree…

La’Don Wright – November 2013

La’Don has become quite active in Holy Spirit ministries since recently going through RCIA. He is a Zone Shepherd (Zone 6), a Eucharistic Minister and also an EM to patients at Charlton Methodist Hospital, assisted by his wife, Ivonne. They’re both graduates of Dallas’ W.T. White High, and La’Don then joined the Navy. He was…

Welcome New Knights

We welcome new Knights On Tuesday November 26, 2013, our degree team inducted 7 new members into the order of Knights of Columbus. Four of them came into our own Council 8157, they are, from left: Raul Dominguez Jr., La-Don Wright, Jason Kile, Martin Rangel (Council 13322), John Burns (Council 13322), Shawn Adams and Jose…

 


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