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


Robert Tovar – December 2014

obert joined the council on the penultimate day of the year as another step in his personal campaign to come home to the Catholic Church. Robert grew up Catholic in Puebla, Mexico. By the time he’d come to Texas in 1997 and attended North Dallas High, he’d fallen away from the church. That changed only…

Brent Flynn – November 2014

search for brotherhood greatly influenced Brent to recently give up his career in sporting goods sales to pursue a new calling in law enforcement. It’s also what drove him to recently join our council. Brent, wife Jodi and 6-year-old Andrew live in Midlothian and joined Holy Spirit a few months ago. He graduated from Richland…

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…