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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Recent Articles

Catechist Appreciation Dinner – January 2013

An impressive number of Knights was sufficiently recovered from the council’s annual Appreciation Dinner on Saturday night, Jan. 19 (many of whom also volunteered the following morning at 8157’s winter blood drive) to staff the kitchen and also clean up for the Children’s Faith Formation annual catechist dinner hosted by Deborah Garrison on Monday evening,…

Corporate Communion

Some one once asked, “Who are the Knights”?  This past Saturday evening, Nov. 17, 2012 at the 5:30 p.m. Mass, you could see who the Knights are.  There was a priest, a deacon, an alter server, a musician, members of the choir, ushers, Eucharist ministers, members of the 4th Degree Honor Guard and an assembly…

Pancake Breakfast

Nineteen Knights worked this past Sunday morning November 10 at the Community Center to set up the gymnasium, cook breakfast fare, serve the guests, and clean up everything when the event was complete.  In no particular order the Knights were:  Dan Murphy, Ken Rarick, Jim Richardson, Art Senato. Les Migala, Tom Greco, Frank Hernandez, Al…

Fall Festival Time

“Heavy lifting” is an apt phrase both figuratively and literally when describing the Knights’ involvement at the parish’s annual Fall Festival held during the final weekend of September. And that’s nothing new for this group. It starts months before the first hot dog is tossed onto the grill, when the rummage group looks to the…