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Charity

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

Unity

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

Fraternity

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

Patriotism

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 – October 2015

Jack and Juanita Ramsden The Ramsdens again played a quiet-but-substantial role in the success of the parish’s recent Fall Festival. They coordinated pickups of furniture and other large and heavy items for sale during the festival’s rummage sale for months before the actual two-day event. Jack was also literally picking up many of the items…

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Family of the Month – September 2015

Peter and Bimbo Perta Peter joined our council in June 2011 and took his major degree later that year. He and Bimbo (pronounced BEEM-bo) have been married since 2010. Both of them grew up Catholic in upstate New York and met on the campus of Syracuse University. She was helping at a basketball concession stand,…

Family of the Month – August 2015

John and Bonnie Espree The Esprees are active in multiple aspects of KC efforts and parish life in general. John is the council’s warden, is a captain at the baseball concession stand, participates in various cooking events (breakfasts, fish fries, cookouts)  and helps out with Knight Hands. He also volunteers with faith formation traffic control…

Family of the Month – July 2015

James and Judy Smith During the youth baseball World Series in Cedar Hill in late June, James was one of the members of the baseball operations committee who dealt with the seemingly incessant need to stock the concession stands. He performed admirably, especially for someone still trying to work the kinks out of a second…

Family of the Month – June 2015

Jim and Mary Russell Here are two examples of council dedication connected with a horrific event that involved our Family of the Month for June, Jim and Mary Russell. When the Russells’ Cedar Hill home of almost 40 years caught fire in mid-May, Jim got a call just 45 minutes after the fire department arrived…

Family of the Month – May 2015

Jim and Sharon Stavinoha The following was literally Jim Stavinoha’s “pick-up line” as he pulled up to a street corner to meet Sharon for a blind date arranged by one of his fraternity brothers at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio: “Hi! I’m Jim!” Two years later following his graduation, they were husband and wife…

Family of the Month – April 2015

Carlos and Melisa Limones The seven-member Limones family were veritable season-ticket holders for the parish’s fish-fry dinners during Lent. “And the kids don’t even like fish,” Carlos noted. Plus, he chipped in as part of the council’s dinner work force, too. Carlos joined the council in June 2014. He’s a graduate of Duncanville High and…

Family of the Month – March 2015

Rod and Lynn Kinard Rod and Lynn Kinard became Holy Spirit parishioners almost before they unpacked after moving to our area from South Carolina in 1986. They met while attending Oklahoma State. Rod went up from Abilene; Lynn had recently moved to Oklahoma from South Dakota. Lynn is a cradle Catholic, and Rod went through…

Family of the Month – February 2015

Tom Greco and Helen Beggane Tom and Helen, who will celebrate their 40th anniversary in April, have been Holy Spirit parishioners since July 1982. They are familiar faces in the choir at 5:30 Mass on Saturdays, and Tom also serves as a lector. Tom and Helen each started out in Baltimore but didn’t know each…

Family of the Month – January 2015

Al and Allen Alonzo Father and son joined our council in June 2011 and then also took their major degrees together again four months later. They quietly integrated themselves into council life at frequent events and activities. Al is among 8157’s go-to guys for photographic images, constructing attractive posters that have helped promote KC events…

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Family of the Month – December 2014

 Jim and Denise Richardson Jim and Denise set a mean pace in their collective involvement at Holy Spirit and in the Catholic Church. Jim is in his first year as our council’s Deputy Grand Knight and as Faithful Navigator of Fourth Degree Assembly 2799. That means he should end two years overseeing the assembly just…

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Family of the Month – November 2014

Dan and Pat Murphy Dan and Pat were here, there and everywhere during the Fall Festival. Dan was one of the Knights overseeing the grilling operation and was also involved in set-up and tearing down. Pat also pitched in on the tear down along with working the funnel-cake booth and the Saturday night dinner. In…


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