The lifeblood of this Council is its new members.


Tom Greco

Membership Director

A growing council is a vibrant and exciting council spurred on by new ideas and new lifeblood for the many and varied activities of the council. Without new members the council becomes stagnant and as time passes slowly drift away from it's mission. The duties of the membership director include recruiting new members through direct contact with prospective candidates as well as encouraging everyone in the council to prospect for new members. The director must then follow up on prospective candidates after they have signed their application for membership to assure they are voted upon and approved by the council at a regular business meeting or an Officers and Directors meeting. In addition the director must then insure that each approved candidate attends a 1st Degree ceremony where he is officially declared a Knight of Columbus. Tom joined the Knights on Nov. 13, 2007 and took his major degree on Jan. 20, 2008, dates that he can recite off the top of his head. He ironically was invited to join by the council’s membership director at the time, Bill Dover, and is now the council’s membership director himself. Tom moved from the office of Warden to that of Chancellor with the beginning of the new fraternal year on July 1, 2014. He is the leader of our Degree Team since its start in August 2012. He was voted Knight of the Year in 2014. Tom and his wife of 39 years, Helen Beggane, are familiar faces in the choir at 5:30 Mass on Saturdays, and Tom also serves as a lector.


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When you’re married and you have a wife and kids you’re always concerned that if something were to happen to you, what would happen to them? The main reason for the Knights of Columbus was to take care of the widows once the bread winner passed away.

Andrew T. 3rd Degree Knight

You could have a great impact on people’s lives by getting involved in your community – one way we do that is through our service program we call The Knight Hands. We assist the needy in the Holy Spirit parish area with minor home repairs, household chores, and transportation services.

Allen R. 3rd Degree Knight

Everything I got involved in with the Knights of Columbus, my wife and children were with me. It opens up an avenue of opportunity to socialize and do things together.

James S. 3rd Degree Knight



New Members


Josh Gleason – November 2014

osh recently became the third member of his family to enter the order, following father Chris (2010) and older brother Nick (2013). Josh is a senior at Bishop Dunne, a member of the Bishop’s Honor Roll and hopes to return to the baseball team after hurting his throwing arm last year. He has been active…

Alberto Torreblanca – November 2014

  Alberto Torreblanca is a craftsman cabinet maker and supervisor for a custom cabinet manufacturer in Dallas. His wife of 17 years, Marlen, works for the City of Irving fire department. They live in Dallas and have been parishioners since 2011. Alberto and Marlen have three children – Lissette (16), Eric (11) and Sofia (6) –…

Gilbert Zuñiga, Jr. – October 2014

“Junior” and his wife, Toni, have a young daughter, Gabryella, and are expecting their second child in February. He took over his father’s trucking business when his father retired. Junior went to Adamson High and then attended a technical school in Houston before jumping into the family business. The Zuñigas live in Dallas and attend…

Gilbert Zuñiga, Sr. – October 2014

Gilbert and his son joined the council together, invited by John Espree. Gilbert was born in Kaufman but has lived in Dallas since 1946. He graduated from Crozier Tech and went into the trucking business. He retired in 2007 after more than 50 years and passed the business along to “Junior.” Gilbert and wife Zonia…

Cris Valdez – October 2014

To say Cris followed the path less taken to Knighthood is an understatement. He was hospitalized at Charlton Methodist recently. Two members of our council were among the Holy Spirit parishioners who took daily Holy Communion to Cris and the other Catholic patients – Jeff Miller and Arthur Rodriguez. Jeff’s visit with him resulted in…