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 – September 2013

Patrick Stepniewski Patrick has just come through two of his busier periods of the council year. He annually organizes an 8157 “field trip” to watch a Rangers game; this year’s took place on Wednesday night, July 31. It turned out to be terrific timing above and beyond coming on a Dollar Hot Dog Night. The…


Knight of the Month – August 2013

Jorge Ruiz Jorge recently assumed the chairmanship of our awareness committee after jumping in with both feet and hands soon after his entry to the council in 2012. He operates his own graphic design and web business and, before joining the Knights, put those skills on display by helping out with the parish website and…

Knight of the Month – July 2013

Jim Russell It wouldn’t be a stretch to declare the council’s monthly general membership meetings NEW AND IMPROVED as of July. That’s because, for the first time in many years, the office known as the lecturer has been filled – by Jim Russell. Jim is a long-time parishioner (he and wife Mary began attending Masses…

Knight of the Month – June 2013

Frank Salazar Atop all of the “routine” duties that Grand Knight Frank Salazar tends to, he was also front and center helping to make the first major-degree ceremony hosted by our new degree team a success in May. That was one reason why he was tabbed as the council’s Knight of the Month for June….

Knight of the Month – May 2013

Ernie Coy Ernie Coy had just handed over the reigns as Grand Knight of our council in the summer of 1993. (Some mileposts to help you remember then: Nolan Ryan was putting knots on the head of Robin Ventura, and Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys were trying to repeat as Super Bowl champs.) Ernie was thinking, “Now…

Knight of the Month – April 2013

Brad Lamb Brad jumped right in as a new Knight during the Lenten fish fry dinners both as a fish runner and even as a fill-in fry guy. Next was his first taste of counter service at the baseball concession stand out at Valley Ridge, where he’s prepared to help on the occasional Sunday when tournament…

Knight of the Month – March 2013

Rey Estrellas Rey Estrellas, the council’s Knight of the Month for March, spent about seven years as both father and mother to his four children in the Philippines in the process of having his family eventually follow wife Elsa here to north Texas, which finally happened in 2002. So the man knows his way around…


Knight of the Month – February 2013

Art Senato Art is a New Yorker by birth and north Texan since the Air Force sent him to Carswell AFB in 1955. He is our co-director for youth activities, right-hand man to Larry Dumais. In January alone, Art was part of the KC contingent that ran the two free-throw contests and also helped at…

Knight of the Month – January 2013

Marce Tebbe Marce Tebbe displayed a wide range of skills and interests during December and January alone. When the parish’s annual Breakfast with St. Nick was in need of a new St. Nick (Leo Mattingly was recovering from eye surgery), and Marce answered the call. He and wife Brenda have helped with the decorations, set-up…

Knight of the Month – December 2012

Jim Richardson Jim was one of the thousands of people who came to our area in 1990 when the Super-Collider project was getting started in Waxahachie. For Jim and wife Denise, it was something of a homecoming for two South Texas natives. And when the project was scrubbed a few years later, those Texas roots…

Knight of the Month – November 2012

Chris Edwards For Chris Edwards, the council’s Knight of the Month for November, membership as a rank-and-file Knight these days is a relatively new experience. He joined the council soon after going through RCIA classes at Holy Spirit in 2004 and was a member of 8157 for only a little more than a year before…

Knight of the Month – October 2012

Doug Skierski Doug Skierski, the council’s Knight of the Month for October, is engaged to George Steinbrenner’s daughter from New York. No, not that Steinbrenner. But Terri Steinbrenner’s father is named George. And she has recently shifted her base of operations as an executive director in charge of bankruptcy deposit investment services for JPMorgan Chase from…

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