Church Activities

In service of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

James Smith

Church Activities Director

The Church Activities Director 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. The Church Activities Director also schedules Corporate Communion - a quarterly celebration of the Eucharist by Knights as a group and makes sure the Council is involved in the RSVP Program that supports seminarians. James joined the Knights of Columbus in February 2013. James is a retired phlebotomist. He and wife Judy have been members of Holy Spirit for 31 years and enjoy their 5 children and 13 grandkids. The Smiths live in Duncanville.

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Recent Articles

Catechists Appreciation Brunch

n appreciation of the many people who teach our community’s children the principles of our Catholic Faith, Holy Spirit provided a breakfast/brunch for them and their families. Under the direction of Deborah Garrison, Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator, the Holy Spirit staff planned and decorated the dining room beautifully for approximately 200 people. The Duncanville Knights were…

Corporate Communion & Potluck Dinner

n Saturday July 19 we held the council’s second quarter Corporate Communion Mass and our first and quite successful Potluck Dinner of the year. We had a turnout of over 50 guests who came out to enjoy Mike Fitzgerald’s Famous Beef Brisket and brought with them a smorgasbord of side dishes that ranged from pasta,…

Preparation for Easter Masses

We are called! Brother Knights, in preparation for the Easter Masses at our church, we will be setting up the gymnasium floor with 550 chairs for the Easter Sunday Mass at 9:30 AM. These chairs are rented and will be delivered to the church on Thursday. In addition, we’ll need to set up 300 chairs…


Eleven Knights were in attendance at the recent Catechist Appreciation dinner to cook (warm actually) and serve a wide variety of appetizers and a full Mexican/American dinner with all the side dishes to the catechists and their teen helpers.  The gymnasium was decorated with a Southwest motif with sombreros, cactus and other reminders of the…

Breakfast With St. Nick

Another “season” of KC breakfasts came to a successful close on Sunday, Dec. 15 as more than a dozen brother Knights stepped forward and served more than 350 guests in the annual “Breakfast With St. Nick” held in conjunction with the parish’s Deborah Garrison, Lisa Estrada and Devin Buschow. With parishioners asked to either bring…

Top of the Morning – November’s Pancake Breakfast

aybe the Knights suffered from a form of cabin fever heading into the November pancake breakfast since circumstances prevented us from serving the October breakfast, but council members reported in abundance for the breakfast that was held on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 10. We served a little more than 120 guests, which was close…