Council Activities

Andy Goza

Council Activities Director

Many of the activities of the Knights of Columbus sound demanding and certainly many are; but that does not mean that others can't be just for fun. Members of our council are friends, neighbors and acquaintances who are just as interested in athletic, cultural, and social activities as you are. Each year the Council Activity Director schedules, sets up and handles all the logistics for the annual gala Appreciation Dinner held each year in January.  In addition the Council Activity Directors sponsor the Awards ceremony each year in August to recognize all those who have served the Council with distinction the past year. Andy served as Grand Knight from 2010-2012. He was voted Knight of the Year 2012-2013. and has earned statewide recognition as the top recruiter in Texas in 2013. He serves as a member of our Degree Team and is a member of the Member Retention committee. Andy joined the Knights in 2008 and he and his wife, Susan and daughter Madison, live in Cedar Hill.


Recent Articles

Our Council Will Host Major Degree April 1

The Knights of Council 8157 invite you to attend our Major Degree Ceremony for 2nd & 3rd Degrees Saturday, April 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 AM Morning refreshments & Lunch will be served to all new 2nd & 3rd Degree Members. RSVP by Thursday, March 30, 2017 Tom Greco (972) 298-6168, Jim Richardson (214) 952-1257 Attention: Councils with candidates…


Next Council Meeting Date Has Changed

Be advised that the next regularly scheduled General Council meeting has been rescheduled from November 1st to Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Inspiration in the First Degree

On Tuesday evening October 25, 2016 our Degree Team performed another inspiring ceremony and welcomed into the order ten new Knights. Three other councils brought their candidates in from Dallas and Grand Prairie while our own Council 8157 welcomed one new Knight, Leonardo Estrada from Holy Spirit Parish. Despite the crowded room conditions we had to…

Let’s get ready for some Football?

Brothers, Our Council has been presented an amazing opportunity that will allow us to expand our ability to provide Charity work for our parish and our community. As most of you know by now, we are in talks with the Cedar Hill Football Association and Cheer to operate their Football fields Concession Stand during the…


KC Council 8157 Special Meeting Called

Council 8157 Grand Knight Jim Richardson has called a special meeting of all council members to be held on: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM This special meeting will be held at our regular meeting room at the Holy Spirit Church Community Center. The purpose of this special meeting is to conduct a second…

The Awards Banquet 2016

Council 8157 kicked off its new fraternal year this past Saturday, July 16, 2016 with a most eventful evening. First the Knights gathered to attend Corporate Communion Mass at Holy Spirit with celebrant Fr. Eugene, a Fourth Degree Sir Knight himself. Following the mass the Knights gathered at the church’s dining hall for the Installation…

Successful Major Degree

Our congratulations to our new 3rd Degree Knights who attended the March 5, 2016 Major Degree from our council. They are: Charles Turner Ernest Alvarez Jeffrey Wallace Luis “Tony” Gonzalez Daniel Keough Juan Hernandez Tim Burns Ben Burns  

Basketball Free Throw Competition

Knights of Columbus council 8157 sponsored a Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Dallas on Wednesday evening, January 27, 2016. The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at…

Appreciation Dinner 2016

he annual celebration of the good works performed by the Knights of Columbus Council 8157 throughout the past year was held on Saturday, January 23, 2016. This is the Council’s way of showing gratitude and appreciation to all the Knights and their spouses who keep contributing their valuable time and efforts to our community. An Italian dinner was served consisting…


Survey of Fraternal Activity for 2015

he Knights of Columbus donates millions of dollars to charitable and benevolent causes and millions of hours of volunteer community service to aid the less fortunate. To help prepare our Fraternal Survey for Supreme please complete the information requested below and return it at our next meeting or via email. This information will assist us…