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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Knights were again integral to success of parish fall festival

he “Strong Right Arm of the Church” again had its considerable hand prints all over this year’s Holy Spirit fall festival, which took place during its traditional final weekend of September. There was plenty of fun, fellowship and food, with more than $65,000 raised for the parish. That revenue is planned to go toward purchase…

Help Needed Moving Chairs

We are looking for help with moving and setting up chairs on the following days: Wednesday, April 1:  help starting at 9am to move chairs over to the church. Friday, April 3:  help starting at 9am to set-up overflow chairs in narthex and rental chairs in the gym Monday, April 6: help starting at 9am…

Mike Moloughney receives Bishop’s Award

Bishop Kevin Farrell honors recipients of 2015 Bishop’s Award for Service to the Church At a Mass and ceremony at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on February 7th, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell bestowed the Bishop’s Award for Service to the Church to Michael Moloughney and Barbara Ann Maddy of Holy Spirit and…

Hot pancakes for a cold February

nother pancake breakfast for our parish was served courtesy of the Duncanville Knights of Columbus. Approximately 100 breakfasts were served. The Knights who prepared, served and cleaned up were: Grand Knight Nick Kleinhaus, Jim Stavinoha, Jim Ouimet, John Espree, Jim Russell, Jim Richardson, Andy Goza, Jack Ramsden, Daniel Rosales, Sr. and Daniel Jr., Barry Barksdale, and…

Our First Fish Fry of 2015

n the first fish fry of the 2015 Lenten Season, which took place on Friday Feb 20, we served 175 regular dinners and 17 children dinners. Our menu this year featured good old American farm-grown catfish fillets breaded with our special seasoning mix and deep fried to perfection in vegetable oil. Although our original seasoning…

Super Bowl Hotdog Cookout

Pictured at the Super Bowl  Hotdog Cookout this past Sunday morning are from left, Grand Knight Nick Kleinhaus, Jim Stavinoha, Andy Goza and Tom Greco. Also in attendance were Jim Russell, Mark Meyer, Robert Tovar, Gene Jones, and our newest Knight Leslie Beene. Thanks to all.