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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.

Knight of the Month Archives

Each month a Knight of this Council is selected the Knight of the Month because of his contribution to the success of the Council and/or by his actions demonstrated his commitment to the principles of Charity, Unity, and  Fraternity.   He could be awarded Knight of the Month for his efforts on a specific event or an accumulation of actions that warrant his selection. Nominations are accepted, discussed and voted upon during the regular Officers and Directors meeting held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The Family Activity Director administers the Knight of the Month process from nomination to awarding the recipient his certificate.   All Knights in good standing are eligible for this award.

 


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Knight of the Month – July 2018

John Espree It was another successful effort in staffing the council’s youth baseball concessions stands across Cedar Hill this spring. Much of the credit goes to John, who again served as the captain of the first shift at the Valley Ridge complex and got our day off to a rousing start. He and wife Bonnie…

Knight of the Month – June 2018

Ray Rivera The Knights of Columbus are often referred to collectively as “the strong right arm” of the Catholic Church. Ray is one of the members of our council who embody that literally, often with a spatula, a hammer or a power tool in his right hand. Rare is the 8157 cookout in which he…

Knight of the Month – May 2018

Jorge Barragan Eight years ago, Jorge was a regular member of the Saturday morning men’s group at Holy Spirit that was organized by Dan Keough. Another attendee was Andy Goza, who happened to mention that Jorge, who was active in parish activities such as setting up for the fall festival, was a natural to join…

Knight of the Month – April 2018

Elvis Fajardo First-year brother Elvis was one of the constants of the council’s recent run of Lenten fish fries. He not only took charge of preparing the po’ boys in the kitchen each Friday but also came by on Thursdays to get a head start on the casseroles. Elvis joined the council in September, responding to an…

Knight of the Month – March 2018

Howard Bohlin Howard joined our council in May 2016 and added his major degrees the following April. He’s a member of membership director Tom Greco’s relatively-new admission committee. The members meet with perspective new inductees and determine whether their names should be brought forward for a vote at the next monthly council meeting. Howard has…

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Knight of the Month – February 2018

Art Senato Never doubt Art’s devotion to the Knights of Columbus, which he joined in 1974. “The Knights of Columbus are very important to me because of the work that we do around the world and in the community,” Art said. “Like the military, we’re a band of brothers.” And he knows the military, too,…

Chris Edwards

Knight of the Month – January 2018

Chris Edwards Anyone who is skeptical that the Lord sometimes works in strange and mysterious ways might consider the sequence of events that happened to our Knight of the Month for January in early December. Edwards was shopping at a local WalMart a few days before Holy Spirit’s annual “Breakfast with St. Nicholas.” Chris ran…

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Knight of the Month – December 2017

Arthur Rodriguez Arthur was one of our council’s many military veterans who gave back to the cause in volunteering at 8157’s annual cookout at the VA hospital on Lancaster Avenue in Dallas on the Friday before Veterans Day. He likewise was among those who reported to Holy Spirit early on a Saturday morning a few…

David Dybala

Knight of the Month – November 2017

David Dybala David is a soft-spoken leader by example in our council, which he has been a member of since 1985. He’s one of the “go-to” workers when a Knight Hands project needs to be tackled. David, power drill in hand, is typically one of the first helpers to arrive when it’s time to set…

Jim Russell

Knight of the Month – September 2017

Jim Russell Jim recently began his fifth fraternal year as the council’s Lecturer, a position that had stood vacant for years before he responded to an invitation from Andy Goza. He puts great time and effort into each talk. No topic is really off limits, except maybe politics. Jim favors history, ancestry and patriotism. Some…

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Knight of the Month – August 2017

Jim Stavinoha Jim has certainly put his stamp on the position of director of church activities in his two-plus years on the job. He has added multiple new activities and put great effort and creativity in expanding existing events. Jim and wife Sharon live in Cedar Hill. He grew up south of San Antonio in…

steve-castillo

Knight of the Month – July 2017

Steve Castillo Steve enjoys working “the back” at the council’s Valley Ridge youth baseball concession stand in Cedar Hill. That’s short for being the cook, responsible for preparing hot dogs, hot links, chicken sandwiches, brisket sandwiches, nachos and Frito pies. Steve minces no words in identifying his primary reason working the middle shift each Saturday…


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