Church Activities

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Jim Stavinoha

Church Activities Director

Jim coordinates with the Community Life Director of the parish to obtain access to and use of facilities as needed by the Council. This is usually done a year in advance. Jim also schedules Corporate Communion - a quarterly celebration of the Eucharist by Knights as a group. Jim makes sure the Council is involved in the RSVP Program that supports seminarians. Jim wasted little time becoming involved after joining the council in April. He worked the concession stand counter during the youth baseball World Series, cooked during both the parish’s 40th anniversary picnic and the Vacation Bible School finale and helped with the set-up for the Fall Festival rummage operation. Jim is in his second go-round as a Knight. He initially joined years ago when he was a student at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He’s retired following 20 years in the U.S. Army and another career that culminated with him working for a manufacturer of scientific lab equipment. He retired from the Army in 1989 as a major. Jim grew up just south of San Antonio in the small town of Jourdanton. He met his wife of 45 years, Sharon, on a blind date at a fraternity party. Sharon works as a nurse for a neurological practice in Mansfield. They have three grown children – Jennifer, Tracy and Corey along with four grandchildren – Tracy’s Ethan, Madeline and Eli plus Jennifer’s Addison. The Stavinohas live in Cedar Hill.

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The Holy Spirit Golf Tournament

Download Official Entry Form   Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville welcomes you to participate in the 30th annual Holy Spirit Golf Tournament & Awards Dinner, on Saturday, April 14, 2018. All members of Holy Spirit plus family and friends are invited to participate. GOLF TOURNAMENT The golf tournament will be held at The Golf…

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The 2018 Lent Season Fish Frys Kick Off

A well attended dinner event marked the start of our 2018 Lenten Season Fish Frys this past Friday evening February 16. Once again this year our Church Activities Director Jim Stavinoha continues to surprise us with new menu features and his addition of the Po Boy shrimp sandwich was a welcome culinary delight. To ensure…

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Breakfast with St. Nicholas – December 2017

There are so many special days during the year in which our council and Holy Spirit parish come together to provide a memorable and rewarding experience for parishioners and their relatives and guests. One such occasion is Children’s Faith Formation’s “Breakfast with St. Nicholas,” which was held on Sunday, Dec. 10. It’s a time in…

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Parish staff appreciation luncheon – October 2017

About a dozen Knights participated in the council’s first appreciation luncheon for Holy Spirit’s parish staff on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The luncheon was the brainchild of our director of church activities, Jim Stavinoha. Fr. Joe Lee and Fr. Eugene Okoli and most of the parish staffers were treated to a luncheon of roast beef, chicken,…

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Fall Festival 2017

s the Fall Festival for Holy Spirit Catholic Church kicked off again this past September 23-24th, early on Saturday morning Rod Kinard and Jorge Barragan could finally breathe a huge sigh of relief. Their largely behind-the-scenes efforts serving as Operations Committee Co‐Chairs began early in June but now they could finally sit back and for a…

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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…