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 – June 2015

Ray Rivera It was appropriate that Ray Rivera wasn’t able to accept his certificate for Knight of the Month at the June monthly membership meeting because was busy doing KC business – working at the Valley Ridge baseball concession stand. Ray is a frequent contributor to both the regular rotation of brothers who work the…


Knight of the Month – May 2015

Mike Luna Six years after joining the order, Mike Luna ascended to the Fourth Degree last fall. He refers to it as “a sense of accomplishment.” He considers himself a particularly patriotic person and was particularly pleased to reach that goal. Even if it meant wearing a tux. Mike and his father, Roberto, became First…


Knight of the Month – April 2015

La’Don Wright La’Don completed a quick journey through the order’s degrees, from his First Degree ceremony in November 2013 to Major Degrees in February 2014 to entry into the Fourth Degree last December. During his first year in the order, he earned the coveted Shining Armor Award. That’s earned by “rookie” members who accomplish five…

Pete Perta

Knight of the Month – March 2015

Peter Perta Peter began serving as our Financial Secretary in April 2013, taking on the considerable task of following Ernie Coy. He’s a charter member of Tom Greco’s degree team, also serving as financial secretary in that capacity – but wearing a robe. Peter joined our council in June 2011 and took his major degrees…

Knight of the Month – February 2015

Ben Luna Ben earned national attention and local recognition for his actions as a Duncanville police officer on the first Saturday in January. Ben could have sparked an incident reminiscent of what happened last year in Ferguson, Mo., but didn’t shoot when confronted with what appeared to be a young man with a pistol. The…


Knight of the Month – January 2015

Gilbert Zuñiga, Sr. Gilbert’s adult life has been dominated by trucks – first driving, then owning. But on the morning of Holy Spirit’s annual Breakfast with St. Nicholas in mid-December, we learned the man can wield a mean spatula and prepare French toast at a rapid pace. Gilbert and son Gilbert, Jr. joined the council…

Knight of the Month – December 2014

Cris Valdez When informed he’d been named Knight of the Month for December given he has been a “whirling dervish” in recent weeks, Cris laughed and said, “I don’t know what that means!” To wit, Cris helped the council at St. Elizabeth’s fall carnival in late October before even joining the Knights a few days…

Sir Knight Larry Balagna

Knight of the Month – November 2014

Larry Balagna David Dybala said every time he got ready to take care of something in his capacity as the logistics manager at the parish’s recent Fall Festival, Larry had already done it. That was Larry’s M.O. for so many years, mostly recently as Northwood University’s event coordinator, before retiring in October 2013. He and…

Knight of the Month – October 2014

Jack Ramsden “Keep on Truckin’ “was the theme song for Jack Ramsden in recent months. He spent 200 hours helping to prepare for the Fall Festival, much of that hauling various items large and, well, larger to Holy Spirit. On one particular mission, he and his helpers spent four days going through a house, garage…

Knight of the Month – September 2014

Mike Moloughney Mike took both his first and major degrees early in 2005 and is scheduled to advance to the Fourth Degree on Sept. 27. “Just bought my tux,” he noted.  His list of council and Holy Spirit activities includes serving as 8157’s Pro Life Director and doubling that up under the parish’s outreach ministry,…


Knight of the Month – August 2014

James Smith We unfortunately don’t see enough of James these days because he’s wrestling with a painful knee condition. It takes something like that to slow him down. He’s been active since joining the council in February 2013. James signed on this past year as a member of Allen Reitmeier’s new baseball operations committee and…


Knight of the Month – July 2014

Jim Stavinoha Jim wasted little time becoming involved after joining the council in April. He worked the concession stand counter during the youth baseball World Series, cooked during both the parish’s 40th anniversary picnic and the Vacation Bible School finale and helped with the set-up for the Fall Festival rummage operation. Jim is in his…

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