Membership

The lifeblood of this Council is its new members.

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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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Testimonials

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

 

Benny Klein – February 2016

Benny Klein’s explanation for joining the Knights is a familiar one: “Jim worked on me,” he said, referring to Jim Kowalski. Benny and wife Ronda live in Cedar Hill and are a couple of West Texas natives who came to this area in 1994. They met while attending high school in the small town of…

Ernest Alvarez – February 2016

Ernest Alvarez’s service to the council preceded his formal membership. He has prepared fish tacos for our first two fish fries this Lenten season and then went through his exemplification ceremony on the final Tuesday of February. He joined the Knights at the invitation of another relatively new brother, Tony Gonzalez, in a “payback” of…

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Hector Rubio January 2016

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Hector Rubio came to our area in the early nineties and has been living in Duncanville since 1992. After attending Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Dallas he started attending Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Inspired by the assistance he recently received from our council’s Knight Hands program with a couple of challenging…

Luis “Tony” Gonzalez November 2015

Luis “Tony” Gonzalez was encouraged by his brother Elio Gonzalez to join the Knights of Columbus.  And so it was on Tuesday November 24th that Tony was inducted into the Knights of Columbus by the 1st degree team of Council 8157.    Tony and his wife Rosalinda have attended both Holy Spirit and Holy Cross over…

Edmond Cordova III October 2015

Edmond Cordova III and his family have been a member of this parish for the past 7 years and have lived in Grand Prairie for the last 4 years. Edmond heard about and was convinced to join the Knights of Columbus during the recent Eucharistic breakfast. Both he and his wife (Dwana) are part of…