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.


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…

Family of Month – May 2016

Ernest Alvarez family Ernest and son Ernest III helped bring a new element to the weekly fish fries during the recently completed Lenten season. They prepared fish tacos at their Oak Cliff home and then, with the help of neighbor Tony Gonzalez, distributed them during the Friday dinners. Ernest said his 26-year-old son saw him…

Family of the Month – April 2016

Carlos and Melisa Limones The council’s recent Lenten fish fries provided another opportunity for brother Knights to watch the energetic and dedicated Limones family in action. In baseball parlance, they’re usually our closers. Carlos and his five children were busy helping with both the serving line and the invaluable duty of cleaning up and getting…

Family of the Month – March 2016

Freddy and Milly Vazquez Freddy’s ascension through the KC ranks has been a rather quick one. He joined the order in August 2015 and, on the final Saturday of February, received the baldric of the Fourth Degree. The Vazquezes moved to Duncanville within the past year as Freddy began a new chapter of his life,…

Family of the Month – February 2016

Allen and Linda Reitmeier The “off-season” for the Reitmeiers will end in a few weeks with the beginning of youth baseball’s spring season since he will again oversee the council’s successful concessions operations. But the native Minnesotans really have no downtime though technically in retirement. Allen and his Knight Hands helpers recently increased their number…

Family of the Month – January 2016

Charles and Marina Turner Charles joined our council last August and wasted little time becoming involved in KC activities along with Marina. They pitched in at the Cedar Hill baseball concession stand during fall ball. Charles was one of the council’s non-Fourth Degree members who gladly volunteered to help during Assembly 2799’s annual clergy appreciation…

Family of the Month – December 2015

The Daniel Rosales family For the sake of clarity, we’ll refer to the father-son council members here as Daniel and Junior. No matter the names, they are valued contributors to 8157 activities. Daniel joined the order in October 2013 and took his major degrees in February 2015. The latter occurred only weeks after Junior became…

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