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 – 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…

Jim Richardson FOM

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…


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…

Family of the Month – October 2014

Mike and Susan Fitzgerald The Fitzgeralds made Holy Spirit’s kitchen their kitchen during September’s Fall Festival for the fourth consecutive year. They served about 175 guests at the annual Saturday night dinner. Mike prepared beer can turkey while Susan fixed broccoli, mashed potatoes and desserts. She also made the table decorations and personally designed the…

David Dybala

Family of the Month – September 2014

David and Clara Dybala It’s an understatement when David politely confirms his Catholic faith is “very, very important” to him. He and Clara have been part of the Holy Spirit community since 1985, when he took a job with the City of Dallas and they moved from Waco. They grew up in a Czech community…

Family of the Month – August 2014

Allen and Linda Reitmeier The term “downtime” is relatively inaccurate whenever describing Allen and Linda. Little time passes between their various activities involving Holy Spirit. Allen joined the council in November 2007 and took his major degree in January 2008. He has overseen the council’s youth baseball concession stand since fall 2008, this spring welcoming…

Family of the Month – July 2014

Only months after joining the council, Bob Motta became an expert in the fine art of preparing nachos (some with chili, some with jalapeno) and Frito pies as a regular on the 8157 team that staffed the Valley Ridge concession stand on Saturday mornings in recent months. Bob and wife D’Lana, married 22 years, have…

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