There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.


Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.


Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.


Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

Family of the Month Archives

Each month a family is selected to receive the Family of the Month award because of the contribution the family made to the welfare of the Council or the Parish community in general. Consideration is given to all family members when selecting the Family of the Month. Good works come in many forms and all will be considered when making this selection. Nominations for Family of the Month are accepted, discussed and voted upon during the regular Officers and Directors meeting held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Any Knight can attend this meeting and nominate a Knight and his family for this award. All Knights in good standing are eligible to receive this award. The Family Activity Director administers this award from nomination through awarding of the certificate.


Tony Gonzalez Family of Month

Family of the Month – May 2017

The Tony Gonzalez family Tony and his wife and children were a major part of the council’s fish fry dinners during Lent. Simply put, preparing and serving his fish tacos “is the highlight of my year,” he said. Hats off to Tony, wife Rosalinda and the kids: Kristopher, Nathan, Isaiah and Alyssa. Tony’s preparations begin…


Family of the Month – April 2017

Pete and “Bimbo” Perta The Pertas will celebrate their seventh anniversary on Sunday, April 9. Pete has been our Financial Secretary for four years. That calls for him to keep track of 8157’s membership records and our dues current, submitting required forms throughout the year on time and keeping our council in good standing, all to maintain a high standard…


Family of the Month – March 2017

Mike and Susan Fitzgerald Mike recently joined Susan in retirement, and the long-time Ovilla residents are ready to see more of the world. They’ll spend nine days in late March on a cruise through central Europe. Next fall, they plan to cross the Atlantic again with some fellow parishioners to see Ireland. Mike took his first…

Family of the Month – February 2017

Andy, Susan and Madison Goza The ever-active Goza family celebrated another milestone in their faith life when Madison was confirmed by Auxiliary Bishop Greg Kelly at Madison’s school, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, on Feb. 25. Andy has packed a great deal into his time with the Knights, which began during the summer of 2008. He…

Family of the Month – January 2017

Larry and Sheila Balagna The Balagnas are enjoying retirement, thank you, and the parish and our KC council are the beneficiaries of their increased opportunity to give their time and talent so lovingly. Larry was most recently the event coordinator at Northwood University in Cedar Hill until October 2013. Sheila was credit manager for Gibraltar…

Family of the Month – December 2016

Jose and Isabel Montoya Much of the Montoya family was involved in an extensive project recently undertaken by a contingent of Knight Hands volunteers. It involved almost 100 man hours of work for repairs, restoration and appliance replacement at the home the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi of Dallas. That’s located in Irving in connection with…

Family of the Month – November 2016

James and Judy Smith James signed on as one of the charter members of our new football concessions committee this fall, and he was supported in grand style by Judy, daughter Jamie Emerson and Jamie’s daughter, Caroline. James reported to the stand every Saturday before sunrise to begin setting up the frying area outside behind…


Family of the Month – October 2016

Sanka and Thilini Jayasinghe Sanka has been a member of council for less than three months, and we already know he can wield a mean spatula when preparing burgers at the football concession stand. Sanka [pronounced SON-ka] and his family moved to Cedar Hill about a year ago. He and Thilini have been married eight years….

David and Clara Dybala

Family of the Month – September 2016

David and Clara Dybala David and Clara have been married since June 1971, not long after they met at a wedding dance themselves. They grew up in the small Czech community of Fairchild southwest of Houston. David joined the Knights in June 1978 and took his major degrees a few months later. He’s an engineering…

Family of the Month – August 2016

Ben and Renee Luna Ben and Renee met back at Mesquite High and have been married 21 years. They have a daughter, Sayla, who graduated from Red Oak High in 2014. Ben is a member of the Duncanville Police Department, and peace officers and first responders surely deserve our respect and appreciation now more than…

Family of the Month – July 2016

Frank and Lourdes Salazar Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank and Lourdes, who have each dealt with the recent death of a parent. Frank’s father died recently while in Venezuela. Lourdes’ father passed away in early July in Miami. Frank served as our Grand Knight for the 2012-13 and ’13-14 fraternal years and was…

Family of Month – June 2016

Bill and Cindy Dover Bill is quasi-retired from his optometry practice, Cindy is 100 percent retired from working in his office, and Bill is now stepping aside as District Deputy following the atypically long time frame of five years. Bill says with some trepidation that Cindy should enjoy having him around the house more “as…

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