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.

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.



Knight of the Month – May 2017

Deacon Al Evans Al notes that one of the great gifts of being a deacon is to both serve as a member of the clergy while also being a parishioner. Deacon Al was a frequent participant during the recent series of Lenten fish fries, literally frying the fish — and also doing some breading when…


Knight of the Month – April 2017

Hector Rubio   Hector has found his niche in our Valley Ridge baseball concession stand: fries and popcorn, though he also helps elsewhere, especially toward the end of a shift. “I guess I’m appreciated,” he notes. He certainly is. Hector joined the council in January 2016, taking his First Degree, and added his major degree…

Jeff Traub

Knight of the Month – March 2017

Jeffrey Traub Special Olympics has long been an emphasis of the Order, and, Jeffrey has been involved in that as both a participant and coach. He joined our council last May and added his major degrees the following month. Jeffrey lives in Duncanville and often walks to Mass. He most often attends the 5:30 Saturday…

Knight of the Month – February 2017

Greg Warr Greg has been a member of our council since late in 2012 and has become a valuable contributor to the committee that oversees our baseball concessions operations in Cedar Hill. Greg is a native Arkansan and originally joined the Order in 1980. He came to Texas to follow his father in the telecommunications…

Knight of the Month – January 2017

Dan Keough Dan has been a valued influence on parish life at Holy Spirit for decades and has brought that same energy and commitment to KC business since joining the council in October 2015 – about 10 years after he was first pursued, as he recalls it. Dan is a proud Hoosier who came to…

Knight of the Month – December 2016

Jim Ouimet First, let’s clarify the French pronunciation of Jim’s last name (WE-may). Jim was part of the foundation of our new efforts operating the concession stand for the Cedar Hill football association this past fall. Jim came early and stayed late just about every week, diligently working in the “fry division” located back behind…

Knight of the Month – November 2016

John Espree John captains our “leadoff shift” at the Valley Ridge baseball concession stand on Saturdays throughout both the spring and fall seasons. He joined our council in March 2012, taking advantage of our “Knight in a Day” program to take the first three degrees in one fell swoop. He’s a sound man for 8157’s degree…

Knight of the Month – October 2016

Bob Motta Bob has been typically busy lately, from manning the cooking post in the back of the baseball concession stand every Saturday this fall to helping with the set-up and breakdown of the parish’s fall festival. Bob and D’Lana have been married for 24 years and have lived in DeSoto for 14. His father emigrated…

Pete Perta

Knight of the Month – September 2016

Pete Perta Pete is in his fourth year as our Financial Secretary, having taken the baton from his long-time predecessor, Ernie Coy, in April 2013. Pete moved to the Dallas area in 2010. He joined our council in June 2011 and took his major degrees only a few months later. Pete is a charter member…

Knight of the Month – August 2016

Efrain Ochoa Efrain quietly goes about his work as a weekly volunteer during our Cedar Hill baseball concession stand operations as a member of the Monday night shift. He went above and beyond during this summer’s multiple World Series, not only stepping up to work multiple shifts on short/no notice but also preparing 47 pounds…

Jim Richardson FOM

Knight of the Month – July 2016

Nick Kleinhaus Nick takes the traditional council journey from Grand Knight to becoming one of our three Trustees for the 2016-17 fraternal year. Nick is from Cincinnati, Ohio and has been a member of the Order since 2002, a year after he graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He joined while…

Knight of the Month – May 2016

Les Migala We know him as Les, which is short for his middle name. Marian Leschoslaw Migala was born in Poland a dozen years before his homeland was invaded by Germany. Les helped fight against the Nazis with the Polish Underground while going to school. He left after the war for Paris, where he studied…

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