Church Activities

In service of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

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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Recent Articles

Hike for Life in Duncanville

ifty Four hikers and volunteers turned out for the first annual Hike for Life in Duncanville, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 8157 and Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday October 12 in Armstrong Park, Duncanville, TX. Registration started promptly at 8:00 am under the registration tents where the hikers signed in and turned…

Pope Welcomes Knights of Columbus in Rome

Pope to Knights of Columbus: Seek new ways of being a leaven in society * Below is the complete text of the Holy Father’s remarks, which were delivered in Italian: Greeting of the Holy Father To the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus 10 October 2013 Dear Friends, good morning, I am pleased…

Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos

he small town of San Juan de los Lagos is one of the top 4 most visited pilgrimage shrines in Mexico. Between the early 17th century and the middle of the 19th century a pilgrimage fair was held each year on November 30 to celebrate the original installation of the statue in the shrine. In…

Strong Right Arm

The strong right arm of the church – the Knights of Columbus – was on full display during the Holy Spirit Fall Festival which concluded this past Sunday September 29th, 2013.  Beginning with the set-up of the gymnasium for the rummage sale in July until the final pieces were taken down and stored for next…

Knights cook for the Catechists

Catechists’ Breakfast Knights of Columbus Council 8157 prepared a fabulous breakfast for the Catechists of Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Approximately 200 people were expected to be served.  

Focus On Fall Festival 2013

ALL HANDS ON DECK The Holy Spirit Church Fall Festival is just around the corner and we are calling all Knights to lend a hand. Keep in mind that our council is committed to help make this event happen every year and that includes working out the logistics of setting up and taking down everything…