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.


Sir Knight Larry Balagna

Knight of the Month – December 2015

Larry Balagna Larry is a tireless contributor to council activities. It seems like we don’t scramble an egg or set up and take down a room without him pitching in. Larry is part of the regular “posse” that makes Allen Reitmeier’s Knight Hands initiative so successful. His dedication was recently on display before, during and…

Knight of the Month – November 2015

Ed O’Brien Ed is one of many past Grand Knights of 8157 who continue to be active in council activities. Before you know it, it will time for Lenten fish fries and Ed will be taking his shopping list to stock up each week. He has previously filled a similar role in advance of parish…

Knight of the Month – October 2015

Dan Murphy Dan has been very active lately both within and beyond his duties as our director of community activities. He is organizing the next semi-annual cookout at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Oak Cliff, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10. That comes on the heels of 8157’s annual cookout for the seminarians…

Knight of the Month – September 2015

Bill Dover Bill is now in his 52nd year as a Knight. We’ll do the math for you – he joined in June 1964 in the south Texas town of Edinburg once he met the age requirement. He previously belonged to the lead-in Columbian Squires group. Bill serves as our district deputy, in his final…

Sir Knight Jeff Miller

Knight of the Month – August 2015

Jeff Miller Jeff joined the Knights in 1998 at the invitation of the council’s Grand Knight then, Bill Chalko. In 1987, he and wife Frances moved to the Dallas area and chose in DeSoto in great measure after attending Holy Spirit. Jeff is the council’s recorder. The two of them taught faith formation classes for…


Knight of the Month – July 2015

Mike Rumsey Mike was one of the many heroes of the council’s efforts during the youth baseball World Series staged at multiple venues across Cedar Hill in late June. As part of the council’s baseball concessions operations committee, he assisted Allen Reitmeier in staffing, stocking, whatever needed to be done. And when wasps proved to…

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…

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