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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 2012

Jorge Ruiz discovered his appetite for art and creativity at a young age, soon after emigrating from Ecuador to New York City and reuniting with his parents and six siblings. His wife, Kathie, knew by the time that she reached her junior year of high school that she wanted to build a career in a…

Family of the Month – October 2012

If there was a Holy Spirit decathlon, our Family of the Month for October – Jack and Juanita Ramsden – would at least be among those worthy of earning a gold medal. It’s almost difficult to get a grasp on the number of ministries and parish activities that they take part in regularly. There’s Community…

Family of the Month – September 2012

A peek inside Holy Spirit’s gym anytime from July to the final weekend of September provides a hint of who was named the council’s Family of the Month for September. Jack and Teddie Anderson are the unofficial first family of the parish’s rummage sale during the annual Fall Festival. Teddie is the chairman of the…

Family of the Month – August 2012

It was good to see David and Veronica Ybarra, the Family of the Month for August, helping at the Fall Festival. They haven’t been able to make many council functions of late. David was scheduled to ascend from Chancellor to Deputy Grand Knight this past summer. But his KC plans and the couple’s lives changed…

Family of the Month – July 2012

The efforts of the council’s Family of the Month for July, Marce and Brenda Tebbe, were readily seen by many parishioners yet also out of sight from all but a few. The Tebbes planned and constructed most of the props and decorations that made Deborah Garrison’s “SKY” VBS week come alive for the parish kids…

Family of the Month – June 2012

Our June Family of the Month, Russell and Tricia Gully, met in Austin. Tricia was working in Austin and attended a monthly meeting of her parish’s young adults organization. That happened to take place in Russell’s apartment. (The ministry chaplain later celebrated their wedding Mass.) The Gullys have been parishioners since 1986, when they moved…

Family of the Month – May 2012

Hector Lopez and wife Letty, the Family of the Month for May, are proud graduates of Falfurrias High School in the small town of the same name located about 80 miles north of McAllen on U.S. Highway 281. They’ve been married for 36 years. “And we dated seven years,” Hector added, “so we’ve been together…

Family of the Month – April 2012

Juan and Lupita Chapa, Family of the Month for April, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in March with a trip to Las Vegas. While Lupita enjoyed the slot machines, their itinerary did take them outdoors. Way outdoors: the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. The Chapas met 42 years ago when Juan, who’d moved from…

Family of the Month – March 2012

Ed and Betty O’Brien are the council’s Family of the Month for March, and March is indeed a busy time for our past Grand Knight from the fraternal years of 2004-05 and ‘05-06. Ed does the purchasing for the weekly Lenten fish fry dinners. It can be a tricky exercise to make sure there’s enough…

Family of the Month – February 2012

This is sort of a “two Catholics walked into a bar” story that will explain how Brenda and Marce Tebbe, our Family of the Month for February, met in the winter of 1998. Brenda was living in northern Illinois but staying at her mother’s home in southern Illinois while recuperating from surgery. Brenda’s brother, Barry,…

Family of the Month – January 2012

Frances and Jeff Miller are the council’s Family of the Month for January. Simply put, Frances is the reason that Jeff is a Catholic. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., in an active Catholic home, one of seven siblings. Jeff grew up in a family with little religious emphasis. When they met at Auburn University…

Family of the Month – December 2011

It didn’t take Jack Whitacre long to get into the KC swing of things. He joined the council only a few months ago, and he and wife Kay (8157’s Family of the Month for December) have been front and center at a number of council functions. They were among the helpers at the annual cookout…

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