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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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…

Catechists

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…

Southwest Dallas County Clergy Appreciation Dinner

Clergy Appreciation Dinner n Thursday evening November 7th, 2013, Assembly 2799 sponsored the “Southwest Dallas County Clergy Appreciation Dinner” of thanksgiving in conjunction with Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Among the guests of honor were the Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Dallas. Attending from Holy Spirit Catholic Church were our own Father…