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Knight of the Month – July 2017

Steve Castillo Steve enjoys working “the back” at the council’s Valley Ridge youth baseball concession stand in Cedar Hill. That’s short for being the cook, responsible for preparing hot dogs, hot links, chicken sandwiches, brisket sandwiches, nachos and Frito pies. Steve minces no words in identifying his primary reason working the middle shift each Saturday…

Officer installation and awards dinner – July 2017

The annual installation of officers for the order’s fraternal year, which begins July 1, and our council’s awards dinner was held in Holy Spirit’s dining room on Saturday, July 8, following the quarterly Corporate Communion Mass at the Saturday 5:30 Mass. The evening’s events culminated with the announcement of SK Jorge Ruiz as the 31st…

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The Awards Banquet July 8th, 2017

You are invited on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 to attend:   Corporate Communion Mass Our 3rd Quarter Corporate Communion Mass will take place on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 5:30 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, please arrive by 5:15 pm in the narthex. Installation of New Officers The mass will be followed by the Installation…

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Knights On Bikes Seeks State District Recognition

A rapidly growing motorcycle group of Knights of Columbus members known as “Knights On Bikes” is seeking statewide recognition from our Texas Council. At our May 2017 meeting, SK Michael Luna, himself a member of this group, introduced a motion for our council to offer support for this recognition. As a first step towards recognition, many councils across Texas are giving their…

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Council Sponsors 2017 Church Picnic

Council Sponsors 2017 Church Picnic For the first time ever since our council was formed, this year the Knights sponsored the Holy Spirit Annual Parish Picnic in full. On Sunday June 4, under the leadership of our Church Activities Director Jim Stavinoha (and at his request), the Knights of council 8157 provided all the food for…

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Family of the Month – June 2017

Dan and Pat Murphy The Murphys wonderfully exhibited the Knights’ belief that charity begins at home with their devotion to Pat’s father, Robert Moore, during his final months before passing away in April in New Jersey. They dedicated themselves to taking care of Mr. Moore in a loving way that is an example to us…

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Knight of the Month – June 2017

  Larry Balagna Larry is a tireless, versatile worker who seemingly arrives at any Knights activity with the proper tool and a smile. He most recently was part of the workforce that made the parish’s annual Pentecost picnic (and anniversary celebration) the best ever in the opinion of multiple parish employees. Larry often appears in…

Lecture No. 45 – June 2017

I was recently reminded that I have another birthday approaching. They seem to come around quicker than they used to when I was much younger. Not that I have any regrets. When I was very young, I was pleased that my birthday was safely removed from Christmas so that the likelihood of getting “combined” gifts was remote at best….

St. Joseph’s cookout – May 2017

Dan Murphy, our director of community activities, headed another enthusiastic group of Knights on Saturday, May 13 to prepare and serve a cookout lunch for those who live at St. Joseph’s Residence in Oak Cliff along with their families and friends. That was the Saturday before Mother’s Day, and that’s never a coincidence in the…

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Rosary Rally Honoring Our Lady of Fatima

Join us for a Rosary Rally honoring the 100th Anniversary of Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at Noon Duncanville Armstrong Park Amphitheater 100 James Collins Blvd. Duncanville TX 75116 (parking available off of James Collins Blvd or Wheatland Rd at City Hall) Please invite others to join us in prayer.

Knight Hands and the City

On May 3rd of 2017, The Knights of Columbus, through the Knight Hands program, collaborated with the City of Duncanville and participated in P.I.P Days (Property Improvement Program).  Betty Dunn, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Duncanville first introduced  Knight Hands to  P.I.P and encouraged Knight Hands to repair a home designated…

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Family of the Month – May 2017

The Tony Gonzalez family Tony and his wife and children were a major part of the council’s fish fry dinners during Lent. Simply put, preparing and serving his fish tacos “is the highlight of my year,” he said. Hats off to Tony, wife Rosalinda and the kids: Kristopher, Nathan, Isaiah and Alyssa. Tony’s preparations begin…

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Knight of the Month – May 2017

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…

Lecture No. 44 – May 2017

I am convinced that who we are, what we believe, our likes and dislikes, even how we make decisions, is all based on our previous life experiences. I grew up in western New York. My neighbors were from just about everywhere you could imagine. My schools were on the other side of “Little Italy.” My church was surrounded by Italians….


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