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 2014

Pat and Betty May The recent 40th anniversary of Holy Spirit parish sparked a memory in Pat. The Mays lived in Oak Cliff, behind Bishop Dunne, when Holy Spirit was officially formed early in 1974. Pat was involved in the usher program at St. Elizabeth’s. “Before Holy Spirit started, you couldn’t find a seat,” Pat…

Family of the Month – May 2014

Bonnie and John Espree Parishioners since 2000, John and Bonnie are involved in a slew of Holy Spirit ministries and related organizations. John joined the Knights in March 2012 taking all three degrees at once and has been nominated to become Warden among the slate of 2014-15 officers. Just recently, he helped out at most…

Family of the Month – April 2014

Abel and Victoria Lugo Abel is one of multiple Knights who are part of the “vest” platoon – parishioners who serve the vital task of coordinating traffic in the church parking lots during children’s faith formation on Sunday mornings. He also recently jumped in helping on the Lenten fish fries. Abel joined the Knights in…

Family of the Month – March 2014

Susan and Andy Goza aith is a cherished family activity for Andy and Susan Goza and their 9-year-old daughter, Madison (who is eagerly looking forward to hitting double digits on April 30). Andy is one of three siblings, and all the Goza children attended Mass and religious education willingly. Enthusiastically. Their parents volunteered during class…

Family of the Month – February 2014

Jim and Mary Russell Faith Formation’s annual “Breakfast With St. Nicholas” held in the community center gym in early December was an occasion to see Jim and Mary Russell doing what they so often do individually and collectively – devote time and talent to Holy Spirit. Jim worked the serving line, and Mary directed the…

Family of the Month – January 2014

La’Don and Ivonne Wright La’Don joined 8157 in late November and was busy recruiting new members only a few weeks later while helping out at Children’s Faith Formation’s “Breakfast With St. Nicholas.” No big deal for La’Don, who was a recruiter for four years when he served in the U.S. Navy. “That was simple,” he…

Family of the Month – December 2013

Juanita and Jack Ramsden The Ramsdens are in the midst of closing out yet another busy year with the Knights and multiple Holy Spirit ministries. They recently helped at the Veterans Day dinner as part of their membership in the parish’s Social Committee, through which they also serve on short notice for funeral luncheons. They…

Family of the Month – November 2013

Mark and Cindy Meyer Mark described the experience of he and wife Cindy co-chairing the parish’s annual Fall Festival in September as “extremely scary at first but extremely rewarding at the end.” A faith journey, indeed, that concluded with another tremendously successful event after months of planning by the Meyers and the dozens of parishioners…


Family of the Month – October 2013

Peter and Bimbo Perta Peter and Bimbo met when he was a season-ticket holder at Syracuse University and she helped out in the school’s concession stand. How fitting that they have worked together at the council’s Cedar Hill baseball concession stand. Peter joined the Knights in June 2011 and took his major degree later that year….

Family of the Month – September 2013

Frances and Jeff Miller Frances and Jeff joined Holy Spirit Parish soon after they moved with their four young children to DeSoto from Jacksonville, Fla., late in 1987, when Jeff was hired by The Dallas Morning News. They met in the mid-1970s while attending Auburn University in Alabama and were married in 1978. Frances earned…

Family of the Month – August 2013

Bill and Cindy Dover The Dovers appear nearly inseparable, whether serving as ushers at 5:30 Mass on Saturdays, working together in his optometry office in Duncanville or – as was the case in late June – teaming together in the Valley Ridge baseball concession stand. They met in August 1971 while stationed together at Fort…

Family of the Month – July 2013

James and Judy Smith How many Holy Spirit couples have met on the high seas? Such was the case with James and Judy Smith, the council’s Family of the Month for July. OK, the high seas here was the Gulf of Mexico. James was working on a fishing boat (The “Scat Cat”) based out of…

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